Rumor: Generation 7 Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is not Decidueye, Lycanroc, or Mimikyu

The seventh generation featured 86 new Pokémon

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • August 4, 2018 at 6:31 a.m. PDT

We are already aware of the fact that at least 66 different fighters will be available on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's character select screen — after all, "everyone is here." While Masahiro Sakurai did state that he was kind of hoping we weren't expecting too many newcomers this time around, we have reasons to believe that there are still "at least a half dozen characters left to be revealed" beyond Metroid's Ridley and Splatoon's Inkling.

Based on the history of the Super Smash Bros. series, it isn't unreasonable to expect another Pokémon character from the latest generation to make a playable appearance. While Pikachu was a starter character in Super Smash Bros. 64, Jigglypuff had to be unlocked. Mewtwo and Pichu would then be added in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

As for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Lucario and the Pokémon Trainer — consisting of Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard — would become selectable with their unique movesets. Finally, in Super Smash Bros. 4, Greninja would make an appearance despite the fact that the development team only had concept art to work with at the time.

The fact that Pokémon characters fill out so much of the roster is not surprising. The Pokémon series is one of Nintendo's most popular franchises. Many have been speculating on whether or not a new Pokémon will become a fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

According to Vergeben, a Pokémon from Generation 7 will be playable. While many were expecting Decidueye to take up this role, Vergeben has declared that the playable Generation 7 Pokémon is in fact not the grass and ghost archer Pokémon.

He would also go on to declare that Lycanroc and Mimikyu will also not fulfill this role. Of course, there are supposedly at least three combatants — if not more — that Vergeben may be unaware of. There's no guarantee that there aren't two or more new Pokémon characters that will be joining the roster this time. Given, Generation 1 is currently the only generation in the Super Smash Bros. series with multiple representatives.

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In total, Generation 7 of the Pokémon series introduced 86 new Pokémon.

Alola Region Pokémon

• Rowlet
• Dartrix
• Decidueye — supposedly disconfirmed by Vergeben
• Litten
• Torracat

• Incineroar
• Popplio
• Brionne
• Primarina
• Pikipek

• Trumbeak
• Toucannon
• Yungoos
• Gumshoos
• Grubbin

• Charjabug
• Vikavolt
• Crabrawler
• Crabominable
• Oricorio

• Cutiefly
• Ribombee
• Rockruff
• Lycanroc — supposedly disconfirmed by Vergeben
• Wishiwashi

• Mareanie
• Toxapex
• Mudbray
• Mudsdale
• Dewpider

• Araquanid
• Fomantis
• Lurantis
• Morelull
• Shiinotic

• Salandit
• Salazzle
• Stufful
• Bewear — Pokéball
• Bounsweet

• Steenee
• Tsareena
• Comfey
• Oranguru
• Passimian

• Wimpod
• Golisopod
• Sandygast
• Palossand
• Pyukumuku

• Type: Null
• Silvally
• Minior
• Komala
• Turtonator

• Togedemaru — Pokéball
• Mimikyu — supposedly disconfirmed by Vergeben
• Bruxish
• Drampa
• Dhelmise

• Jangmo-o
• Hakamo-o
• Kommo-o
• Tapu Koko
• Tapu Lele

• Tapu Bulu
• Tapu Fini
• Cosmog
• Cosmoem
• Solgaleo — Pokéball

• Lunala — Pokéball
• Nihilego
• Buzzwole
• Pheromosa
• Xurkitree

• Celesteela
• Kartana
• Guzzlord
• Necrozma
• Magearna

• Marshadow
• Poipole
• Naganadel
• Stakataka
• Blacephalon

• Zeraora

Of course, any "leak" has to be taken with a grain of salt. There have been many, many rumors regarding Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's roster over the last few months. This is what prompted Vergeben to declare that any list without Castlevania's Simon Belmont and Animal Crossing's Isabelle to automatically be fake.

Vergeben's track record with correct predictions about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sets him apart from the hundreds of other supposed leakers. Back when Inkling was the only confirmed character for the newly announced Smash title, Vergeben made the bold statement that Ridley would be announced as a playable fighter at E3 2018. Masahiro Sakurai had previously echoed the thought that Ridley would be too big and too overpowered to ever be selectable in this series.

He would also declare that the Ice Climbers, Metal Gear's Snake, and every fighter from Super Smash Bros. 4 — including third parties and DLC — would return. In the hours leading up to the big reveal, Vergeben stated in a Gamefaqs post that the subtitle for the new Super Smash Bros. game was "Ultimate."

Apparently, Vergeben has sources in many places as he was able to correctly predict the inclusion that the Ninja Turtles would join Injustice 2's roster and the announcement of Soul Calibur 6. Vergeben also declared that Base Form Goku and Base Form Vegeta would be DLC in Dragon Ball FighterZ before data mining backed up his statements. Vergeben also said that Dragon Ball FighterZ would be coming to the Nintendo Switch.

Of course, Vergeben hasn't been 100% accurate in the past. Vergeben's projected Season 3 roster for Street Fighter 5 ended up being wrong — notably, he did mention a second roster was told to him by another source that echoed Flowtron's accurate leaks.

He stated that there were a plethora of characters for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite that would be joining the fight, but this obviously never happened. It's possible that the game's terrible reception with the general public may have ceased any future plans for additional post-launch content.

Vergeben also at one point declared that Zarbon and Raditz would be playable in Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 1. Supposedly, Vergeben has not been using this particular source since this information was later contradicted.

Being that Nintendo has never made a major announcement at EVO 2018, it's unlikely we'll see any evidence that verifies any of this at the major fighting game event. Nintendo's special exhibition matches that were held at the event have already concluded with no new announcements made.

What do you think about Vergeben's statements? Be sure to let us know who you think this mysterious Generation 7 Pokémon is in the comments section.

Sources: Reddit and Gamefaqs.

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