Piranha Plant is taking root in the Japanese Super Smash Bros. Ultimate scene's meta thanks to notable placement by Brood

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • August 18, 2019 at 4:01 p.m. PDT

You might be familiar with a Super Smash Bros. competitor known as "Brood." At Genesis 4, back when Super Smash Bros. 4 was the latest entry in the series, Brood's Duck Hunt managed to take a set over Tempo|ZeRo during an era when Duck Hunt was thought of as one of the game's weaker characters.

These days, Brood hasn't been playing Duck Hunt in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Instead, he's been proving that there's something more impressive about the Piranha Plant than what was suggested by the community's initial impressions.

To start off with, Piranha Plant's aerials are probably among some of the most lackluster in the game right now. This is a pretty bad attribute to start with considering how prominent jumping is in the game's meta right now.

Luckily though, its neutral special — the Ptooie — is arguably one of the best attacks in the game. In addition to this, the latest patch — version 4.0.0 — improved the overall utility of its side and down specials.

Of course, even before the update, Brood had managed to win a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate competition while only using Piranha Plant. More recently, Brood came in second at Umebura SP 4 with the Piranha Plant.

Other notable competitors that attended Umebura SP 4 included R2G|Kameme, Ken, Geki|Gackt, SNB|Abadango, SST|Shuton, and more.

Remember that Kameme was the only one who was able to take a set off of FOX|MkLeo's Joker at EVO 2019. MkLeo would inevitably end up winning the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament at EVO 2019.

At Umebura SP 4, Brood was able to defeat Kameme, Gackt, and Shuton in order to make it into the winners finals. Unfortunately for Brood, he ended up losing both sets to Abadango in the grand finals.

Source: VGBootCamp.

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