Let's look at the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters in the top 8, 16, and 32 at the last few majors for version 3.1.0 before EVO

Fighters like Peach, Olimar, and Snake are having a major successes while characters like Ridley, Incineroar, and King K. Rool are really lacking

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • July 22, 2019 at 7:55 p.m. PDT

EVO 2019 is just a couple of weekends away at this point. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has the most competing with 3,492 entrants and will feature the last grand finals to play out on Sunday.

As a result, it's particularly important to review how the meta has been progressing at major events that used version 3.1.0 of the game. We've decided to review the characters that made it into the top 8, 16, and 32 for CEO 2019, Albion 4, Low Tier City 7, and Defend the North 2019. Although the sample size is somewhat small, the data is still interesting nonethless.

In many of these cases, it was the same players that made the top ranks with their characters at these events. For example, Liquid|Dabuz was the only competitor that was able to get Rosalina in the top 32 for any of these tournaments, and it was always as a secondary.

Olimar was the only character that made top 8 — while being used as a main — at all four competitions. Once again, it was always Dabuz that was getting these results.

One might think that Joker would be very prevalent because of FOX|MkLeo, but he only attended CEO 2019. Without MkLeo competing much before EVO 2019, Joker's results seem less impressive compared to other fighters.

Peach was the most prominent in terms of top 16 and top 32 results. Taking this information at face value, this seems to imply that Peach is one of the game's most consistent characters right now. It was only because of eU|Samsora that Peach was able to secure a first place finish at Defend the North 2019.

Based on the data collected here, it appears that characters like Ridley, Kirby, King K. Rool, Incineroar, Mr. Game & Watch, the Belmonts, Isabelle, and many more have been the least successful at these events as far as version 3.1.0 is concerned.

Version 3.1.0 major top 8 character stats

• Olimar - 4

• Snake - 3 (2)
• Zero Suit Samus - 3 (1)
• Pokémon Trainer - 3
• Palutena - 3

• Wario - 2
• Peach - 2

• Fox - 1 (1)
• Luigi - 1
• Lucina - 1
• Pac-Man - 1
• Joker - 1
• R.O.B. - 1
• Duck Hunt - 1
• Chrom - 1
• Ness - 1
• Bowser - 1
• Bowser Jr. - 1
• Inkling - 1

• Rosalina & Luma - 0 (4)
• Mario - 0 (1)
• Captain Falcon - 0 (1)
• Ken - 0 (1)

• Greninja - 0
• Wolf - 0
• Mega Man - 0
• Pit - 0
• Ridley - 0
• Yoshi - 0
• Falco - 0
• Pikachu - 0
• Cloud - 0
• Shulk - 0
• Lucario - 0
• Kirby - 0
• Piranha Plant - 0
• Pichu - 0
• Young Link - 0
• Diddy Kong - 0
• Link - 0
• Wii Fit Trainer - 0
• Samus - 0
• Richter Belmont - 0
• Dr. Mario - 0
• Robin - 0
• Ike - 0
• Incineroar - 0
• Meta Knight - 0
• Ice Climbers - 0
• Donkey Kong - 0
• Daisy - 0
• Roy - 0
• Sonic - 0
• Sheik - 0
• Lucas - 0
• Mr. Game & Watch - 0
• Zelda - 0
• Bayonetta - 0
• Little Mac - 0
• Simon Belmont - 0
• Jigglypuff - 0
• Toon Link - 0
• Villager - 0
• King Dedede - 0
• Marth - 0
• Isabelle - 0
• Mewtwo - 0
• King K. Rool - 0
• Ryu - 0
• Dark Samus - 0
• Corrin - 0
• Ganondorf - 0
• Dark Pit - 0
• Mii Swordfighter - 0
• Mii Brawler - 0
• Mii Gunner - 0

Version 3.1.0 major top 16 character stats

• Peach - 6 (1)

• Pokémon Trainer - 5 (1)

• Palutena - 4 (2)
• Inkling - 4 (2)
• Zero Suit Samus - 4 (1)
• Lucina - 4 (1)
• Olimar - 4

• Snake - 3 (3)
• Wario - 3

• Mario - 2 (1)
• Ness - 2
• R.O.B. - 2
• Wolf - 2

• Joker - 1 (2)
• Fox - 1 (1)
• Captain Falcon - 1 (1)
• Mega Man - 1 (1)
• Ken - 1 (1)
• Yoshi - 1
• Pikachu - 1
• Luigi - 1
• Young Link - 1
• Diddy Kong - 1
• Greninja - 1
• Pac-Man - 1
• Robin - 1
• Shulk - 1
• Bowser - 1
• Bowser Jr. - 1
• Duck Hunt - 1
• Chrom - 1
• Dark Samus - 1

• Rosalina & Luma - 0 (4)
• Samus - 0 (1)
• Ice Climbers - 0 (1)
• Dr. Mario - 0 (1)
• Ryu - 0 (1)

• Pit - 0
• Ridley - 0
• Falco - 0
• Cloud - 0
• Lucario - 0
• Kirby - 0
• Piranha Plant - 0
• Pichu - 0
• Link - 0
• Wii Fit Trainer - 0
• Richter Belmont - 0
• Ike - 0
• Incineroar - 0
• Meta Knight - 0
• Donkey Kong - 0
• Daisy - 0
• Roy - 0
• Sonic - 0
• Sheik - 0
• Lucas - 0
• Mr. Game & Watch - 0
• Zelda - 0
• Bayonetta - 0
• Little Mac - 0
• Simon Belmont - 0
• Jigglypuff - 0
• Toon Link - 0
• Villager - 0
• King Dedede - 0
• Marth - 0
• Isabelle - 0
• Mewtwo - 0
• King K. Rool - 0
• Corrin - 0
• Ganondorf - 0
• Dark Pit - 0
• Mii Swordfighter - 0
• Mii Brawler - 0
• Mii Gunner - 0

Version 3.1.0 major top 32 character stats

• Peach - 9 (1)

• Snake - 7 (3)
• Wolf - 7

• Inkling - 6 (3)
• Zero Suit Samus - 6 (1)
• Pokémon Trainer - 6 (1)
• R.O.B. - 6

• Palutena - 5 (3)
• Joker - 5 (3)
• Lucina - 5 (1)
• Olimar - 5

• Pikachu - 4

• Fox - 3 (2)
• Captain Falcon - 3 (1)
• Mega Man - 3 (1)
• Chrom - 3 (1)
• Ness - 3
• Yoshi - 3
• Greninja - 3
• Wario - 3

• Mario - 2 (2)
• Duck Hunt - 2 (1)
• Ken - 2 (1)
• Bowser - 2
• Young Link - 2
• Sonic - 2
• Lucario - 2
• Pac-Man - 2
• Shulk - 2
• Cloud - 2
• Bayonetta - 2

• Diddy Kong - 1 (1)
• Donkey Kong - 1
• Luigi - 1
• Falco - 1
• Roy - 1
• Pit - 1
• Robin - 1
• Wii Fit Trainer - 1
• Bowser Jr. - 1
• Dark Samus - 1
• Piranha Plant - 1

• Rosalina & Luma - 0 (4)
• Ryu - 0 (2)
• Samus - 0 (1)
• Ice Climbers - 0 (1)
• Dr. Mario - 0 (1)
• Meta Knight - 0 (1)

• Ridley - 0
• Kirby - 0
• Pichu - 0
• Link - 0
• Richter Belmont - 0
• Ike - 0
• Incineroar - 0
• Daisy - 0
• Sheik - 0
• Lucas - 0
• Mr. Game & Watch - 0
• Zelda - 0
• Little Mac - 0
• Simon Belmont - 0
• Jigglypuff - 0
• Toon Link - 0
• Villager - 0
• King Dedede - 0
• Marth - 0
• Isabelle - 0
• Mewtwo - 0
• King K. Rool - 0
• Corrin - 0
• Ganondorf - 0
• Dark Pit - 0
• Mii Swordfighter - 0
• Mii Brawler - 0
• Mii Gunner - 0

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