Yoshi, Fox, and Wolf were the three most used characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate top 256 at EVO 2019

Wario, Pokemon Trainer, Palutena and others also saw a wide level of use this EVO

Posted by Nico 'SuperQue' Smith • August 5, 2019 at 6:44 a.m. PDT

The biggest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament in history took place this weekend at EVO 2019 with a whopping 3,534 entrants. Widely recognized as the most balanced Smash game to date, we were bound to see some character diversity.

How would the top tiers fare at the largest major to date for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? With players coming from every corner of the globe, we were bound for some surprises.

In the top eight of EVO 2019, we saw that no player used the same character. We were graced with a Peach, Wolf, Pokemon Trainer, Duck Hunt, Wario, Lucina, and a Fox.

For those who made it to top 256, we saw a steady diet of Yoshi and Fox. Close in numbers was also Palutena and Falco. One of the surprises was how many Mega Man users made it that far outside the usual suspects.

Joker, Peach, and Daisy had fair representation this weekend. Snake and Mario were the last two combatants to have double digit usage as they had 11 and 10 players using them respectively. After that we saw Bowser, Ness, Inkling, and Greninja with another seven competitors fighting as them.

Amongst the scarcely represented was Link, Samus, Ridley and a few other fighters. We saw a couple Villagers pop up, and cameos from Diddy Kong, Toon Link, and Ganondorf. All in all, it was more diverse character use than in Smash games past.

Which characters caught your attention this weekend? Did your opinion change on some fighters you thought were good or bad? Let us know your thoughts from a wild EVO.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate EVO Top 256 Character Usage

• Yoshi - 30

• Fox - 29

• Wolf - 21

• Wario - 14
• Pokemon Trainer - 14
• Palutena - 14
• Falco - 14

• Mega Man - 13
• Olimar - 13
• Lucina - 13

• Joker - 12
• Peach/Daisy - 12

• Snake - 11

• Mario - 10

• Cloud - 8

• Bowser - 7
• Ness - 7
• Inkling - 7
• Greninja - 7
• Duck Hunt - 7

• Roy - 6
• Mr. Game & Watch - 6
• Zero Suit Samus - 6
• Shulk - 6
• Donkey Kong - 6
• Simon/Richter - 6

• R.O.B - 5
• Chrom - 5
• Pikachu - 5
• Bayonetta - 5

• Luigi - 4

• Ken - 3
• Pac-Man - 3

• Ganondorf - 2
• Young Link - 2
• King DeDeDe - 2
• Diddy Kong - 2
• Toon Link - 2
• Villager - 2

• Wii Fit Trainer - 1
• Lucas - 1
• Ryu - 1
• Link - 1
• Samus - 1
• Sonic - 1
• Zelda - 1
• Marth - 1
• Ridley - 1

• Metaknight - 0 (1)
• Rosalina & Luma - 0 (1)
• Isabelle - 0 (1)

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