Pokémon Trainer, Zero Suit Samus, and Fox were the most popular Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters at Japan's EGS Cup 3

Let's see how the meta is developing in Japan

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • January 13, 2020 at 7:47 p.m. PST

EGS 3 recently concluded its Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event. Over 100 competitors attended which included the likes of GW|Zackray, SNB|Abadango, SST|Shuton, ProtoBanham, DNG|Nietono, T, R2G|Kameme, CLG|VoiD, KEN, Tsu, TG|Raito. and many more.

As this was a tournament that took place in Tokyo, Japan, we're presented with an opportunity to glean into the developing meta in a different region. We'll do this by looking at the character usage stats for those that made it into the top 32.

Do feel free to draw comparisons to our community voted tier list section.

Pokémon Trainer and Zero Suit Samus were the most popular picks this time around. Both of these combatants are often viewed as top tiers. They were bot utilized by three competitors apiece.

Fox also ended up being a fairly common pick at EGS Cup 3. He was used as a main by two players and then represented as a secondary by one more user.

Link, Lucina, Pichu, and Yoshi were also frequently chosen. Each of these challengers was pulled out by two different players.

Of the 79 character roster, 34 different combatants were used in the top 32. Do keep in mind that Zackray, VoiD, HIKARU, and Tsu each ended up using three or four characters throughout the entire event.

EGS Cup 3 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate top 32

• Pokémon Trainer — 3
• Zero Suit Samus — 3

• Fox — 2 (1)
• Link — 2
• Lucina — 2
• Pichu — 2
• Yoshi — 2

• Joker — 1 (3)
• Wario — 1 (1)
• Palutena — 1 (1)
• Daisy — 1
• Sonic — 1
• R.O.B. — 1
• Snake — 1
• Dr. Mario — 1
• Rosalina & Luma — 1
• Ken — 1
• Ness — 1
• Olimar — 1
• Cloud — 1
• Greninja — 1
• Duck Hunt — 1
• Lucario — 1

• Terry Bogard — 0 (1)
• Luigi — 0 (1)
• Wolf — 0 (1)
• Mario — 0 (1)
• Mega Man — 0 (1)
• Mr. Game & Watch — 0 (1)
• Richter Belmont — 0 (1)
• Mii Gunner — 0 (1 )
• Mii Swordfighter — 0 (1)
• Sheik — 0 (1)
• Ridley — 0 (1)

• Peach — 0
• Inkling — 0
• Lucas — 0
• Pac-Man — 0
• Roy — 0
• Young Link — 0
• Donkey Kong — 0
• Bowser — 0
• Pikachu — 0
• King Dedede — 0
• Ike — 0
• Bayonetta — 0
• Captain Falcon — 0
• Zelda — 0
• Shulk — 0
• Robin — 0
• Jigglypuff — 0
• Incineroar — 0
• Toon Link — 0
• Villager — 0
• Isabelle — 0
• Chrom — 0
• Falco — 0
• Diddy Kong — 0
• Kirby — 0
• Simon Belmont — 0
• Meta Knight — 0
• Marth — 0
• Little Mac — 0
• Mewtwo — 0
• King K. Rool — 0
• Bowser Jr. — 0
• Corrin — 0
• Ganondorf — 0
• Ice Climbers — 0
• Ryu — 0
• Wii Fit Trainer — 0
• Samus — 0
• Dark Samus — 0
• Pit — 0
• Dark Pit — 0
• Piranha Plant — 0
• Hero — 0
• Banjo-Kazooie — 0
• Mii Brawler — 0

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