Super Smash Bros. series
This article or section is a short summary on the Super Smash Bros. series.
Super Smash Bros. is a series of fighting video game developed by Nintendo. The settings, fighters, items, trophies and other elements are taken from various Nintendo franchises, particularly the best-selling ones. Pikmin is included in this list, starting in Super Smash Bros. Melee with two trophies, and advancing to a major role in Super Smash Bros. Brawl onward, in which a Pikmin character – Captain Olimar – and areas are part of the available fighter and arena selections, respectively.
Super Smash Bros.
The first game in the series was released for the Nintendo 64, and features twelve playable characters and eight stages. As Pikmin did not exist at the time of the game's release, it features no Pikmin-related content.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
This game features a much larger roster, with 26 characters and 29 stages. Some months before the release of Super Smash Bros. Melee, Pikmin was released for the same console, the GameCube. There were no plans to include Pikmin franchise elements into the core gameplay, but the series still made its way into the game in the form of two collectible trophies; one for Captain Olimar, and one for the Pikmin. The former is only unlocked if the player has a Pikmin saved game on their memory card.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. Brawl got released for the Wii, and features 36 fighters, two of which are third-party. This game also marks the addition of Captain Olimar as a fighter to the series. Alongside the five types of Pikmin in Pikmin 2, Olimar combats using his Pikmin as weapons, either melee or ranged. A stage based on the Awakening Wood is also available.
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U
The most recent installment in the series, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U, refers to Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. These games bring back Captain Olimar as a veteran fighter, and the Wii U version contains a stage based on the Garden of Hope. Distant Planet also returns as a stage on the 3DS version.