Pokémon Trainer, R.O.B., and Mario were top picks for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate while Fox overwhelmed numbers for Melee at the Big House 9

Character usage stats for The Big House 9's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Super Smash Bros. Melee events

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • October 6, 2019 at 7:07 p.m. PDT | Comments: 5

The Big House 9 is most certainly one of the largest Super Smash Bros. events of the year. Notably, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate had over 1,000 entrants with Melee close behind in terms of numbers. Needless to say, this is what you would call a "super major" event.

Top players like TSM|Tweek, Liquid|Hungrybox, FOX|Mew2King, C9|Mango, TSM|Leffen, eUnited|Samsora, MVG|Salem, PG|Marss, PG|Plup, PG|Zain, Envy|Wizzrobe, SST|Shuton, NRG|Nairo, CLG|VoiD, HLC|S2J, CLG|SFAT, Rogue|Light, and many more notable names were in attendance.

This is yet another opportunity to see how the meta of both games are shaping up. How often are characters showing up in the top 128 at these type of tournaments? As always, feel free to draw comparisons to our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Super Smash Bros. Melee tier sections.

For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon Trainer saw the most usage in the top 128. In total, there were eight players that used the Pokémon trio as their main while one other had them as a backup character.

R.O.B., Mario, Palutena, Wolf, Snake, and Roy were also frequent picks here. Within this portion of the bracket, each of these fighters were represented by no less than five users.

The only characters that saw no representation by this point were Dr. Mario, Pac-Man, King Dedede, Lucario, Jigglypuff, Incineroar, Duck Hunt, Isabelle, Richter Belmont, Meta Knight, Marth, King K. Rool, Ryu, Pit, Dark Pit, Piranha Plant, Mii Gunner, and Mii Swordfighter. As there were only 18 fighters not represented, this means that 76.9% of the roster made it into the top 128.

As for Super Smash Bros. Melee, Fox was pulled out by 28.9% of those in the top 128 at The Big House 9. 34 people used him as their main while another three had him as a secondary.

Marth, Falco, Sheik, Captain Falcon, and Jigglypuff were used by 9 or more competitors each. These tend to be recognized as the game's top tier contenders.

Pikachu, Dr. Mario, Mario, Young Link, Roy, Mr. Game & Watch, Mewtwo, Zelda, Ness, Pichu, Bowser, and Kirby were not found here. In other words, 53.8% of the game's characters were able to make it into the top 128 for this particular super major.

The Big House 9 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate top 128 stats

• Pokémon Trainer — 8 (1)

• R.O.B. — 7

• Wolf — 5 (4)
• Mario — 5 (3)
• Palutena — 5 (2)
• Snake — 5 (1)
• Roy — 5

• Joker — 4 (2)
• Mega Man — 4 (2)
• Olimar — 4

• Wario — 3 (2)
• Greninja — 3 (2)
• Sonic — 3 (2)
• Chrom — 3 (1)
• Yoshi — 3
• Peach — 3
• Zero Suit Samus — 3
• Wii Fit Trainer — 3
• Inkling — 3
• Young Link — 3

• Diddy Kong — 2 (3)
• Mr. Game and Watch — 2 (2)
• Pichu — 2 (2)
• Falco — 2 (1)
• Ness — 2 (1)
• Bayonetta — 2 (1)
• Samus — 2
• Little Mac — 2
• Pikachu — 2
• Bowser Jr. — 2
• Captain Falcon — 2
• Banjo-Kazooie — 2
• Robin — 2

• Cloud — 1 (2)
• Fox — 1 (2)
• Kirby — 1 (1)
• Link — 1 (1)
• Lucas — 1
• Villager — 1
• Luigi — 1
• Shulk — 1
• Lucina — 1
• Sheik — 1
• Bowser — 1
• Ganondorf — 1
• Ice Climbers — 1
• Simon Belmont — 1
• Ike — 1
• Zelda — 1
• Mii Brawler — 1
• Ridley — 1

• Ken — 0 (2)
• Toon Link — 0 (1)
• Daisy — 0 (1)
• Mewtwo — 0 (1)
• Rosalina & Luma — 0 (1)
• Dark Samus — 0 (1)
• Corrin — 0 (1)
• Donkey Kong — 0 (1)
• Hero — 0 (1)

• Dr. Mario — 0
• Pac-Man — 0
• King Dedede — 0
• Lucario — 0
• Jigglypuff — 0
• Incineroar — 0
• Duck Hunt — 0
• Isabelle — 0
• Richter Belmont — 0
• Meta Knight — 0
• Marth — 0
• King K. Rool — 0
• Ryu — 0
• Pit — 0
• Dark Pit — 0
• Piranha Plant — 0
• Mii Gunner — 0
• Mii Swordfighter — 0

The Big House 9 Super Smash Bros. Melee top 128 stats

• Fox — 34 (3)

• Marth — 21 (2)

• Falco — 15 (1)

• Sheik — 11 (2)

• Captain Falcon — 9
• Jigglypuff — 9

• Peach — 7

• Samus — 6

• Ice Climbers — 2 (2)
• Ganondorf — 2
• Luigi — 2
• Link — 2

• Donkey Kong — 1 (1)
• Yoshi — 1

• Pikachu — 0
• Dr. Mario — 0
• Mario — 0
• Young Link — 0
• Roy — 0
• Mr. Game & Watch — 0
• Mewtwo — 0
• Zelda — 0
• Ness — 0
• Pichu — 0
• Bowser — 0
• Kirby — 0

• Unknown — 5

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