The Pokémon Trainer, a character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, originates from the Pokémon series, a globally popular franchise created by Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures. The concept of the Pokémon Trainer represents the trainers from various Pokémon games who capture, train, and battle with Pokémon.
Appearance: The Pokémon Trainer in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a customizable character that can be male or female. The Trainer wears a hat, a jacket, and carries a backpack. They serve as the player’s avatar in battles and are accompanied by three Pokémon: Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard.
Abilities and Fighting Style: The Pokémon Trainer’s fighting style is unique as it involves controlling three different Pokémon in battle. Squirtle is a fast and nimble Water-type Pokémon, Ivysaur is a Grass/Poison-type Pokémon with long-range attacks, and Charizard is a powerful Fire/Flying-type Pokémon with strong melee moves. The Trainer can switch between these Pokémon during battle to adapt to different situations.
Special Moves: Each Pokémon controlled by the Trainer has its set of special moves:
- Squirtle: Water Gun, Withdraw, Waterfall, Hydro Pump
- Ivysaur: Bullet Seed, Vine Whip, Razor Leaf, Solar Beam
- Charizard: Flamethrower, Rock Smash, Fly, Flare Blitz
Final Smash – Triple Finish: The Pokémon Trainer’s Final Smash, “Triple Finish,” involves summoning all three Pokémon—Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard—to unleash a combination attack on opponents.
In-Game Unlocking: In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Pokémon Trainer is available from the start and does not require unlocking through specific in-game challenges.
Trophies and Spirits: The Pokémon Trainer, as well as Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard, have associated trophies and spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These collectibles provide additional information about their roles in the Pokémon series, their characteristics, and various poses or scenes.
Crossover Gameplay: The Pokémon Trainer’s inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate allows players to experience the unique dynamic of controlling a team of Pokémon during battles. It adds variety and strategic depth to the game, showcasing the diverse characteristics and move sets of Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard. Players can engage in battles featuring the Pokémon Trainer against characters from different Nintendo franchises and beyond, representing the expansive world of Pokémon within the Super Smash Bros. universe.