Only 7 challengers of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 79 character roster weren't represented at EVO Japan's top 256

No Mewtwo, Bowser Jr., Mii Brawler, Hero, Pit, Dark Pit, or King K. Rool users

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • January 25, 2020 at 6:50 p.m. PST

EVO Japan 2020 has the attention of many fighting game fans this weekend. Although Super Smash Bros. Ultimate had nearly 3,000 players registered to compete, over 1,000 were disqualified as they didn't show up. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that only first place will be awarded a pro controller with a golden Smash mark on it.

Regardless, we'll be looking at the character usage stats of the top 256 competitors at this event. This gives us some semblance of an idea in regards to which fighters are the most prominent in the meta right now.

Like many other events, Snake was the most frequently chosen challenger. In total, 13 players used him as their main while one more pulled him out as a secondary.

Joker also popped up frequently in the top 256. Counting mains and secondaries together, Joker technically appeared even more often than Snake. Ten users fought as Joker as their main while five more had Joker on standby as a backup character.

Palutena, R.O.B., Greninja, and Ness were each represented by nine competitors apiece. Pokémon Trainer and Pikachu both got used by eight players.

In total, 72 out of the game's 79 character roster saw at least some representation. The only challengers that went unused in this part of the bracket were Mewtwo, Bowser Jr., King K. Rool, Mii Brawler, Pit, Dark Pit, and Hero.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — Top 256 Character Usage Stats

• Snake — 13 (1)

• Joker — 10 (5)

• Palutena — 9 (3)
• R.O.B. — 9 (2)
• Greninja — 9
• Ness — 9

• Pokémon Trainer — 8
• Pikachu — 8

• Fox — 7 (1)
• Link — 7 (1)
• Zero Suit Samus — 7

• Inkling — 6 (2)

• Wolf — 5 (2)
• Mr. Game & Watch — 5 (1)
• Shulk — 5
• Ken — 5
• Ice Climbers — 5
• Villager — 5
• Lucario — 5
• Meta Knight — 5
• Falco — 5

• Lucina — 4 (2)
• Ridley — 4 (1)
• Yoshi — 4 (1)
• Chrom — 4

• Lucas — 3 (2)
• Terry Bogard — 3 (1)
• Mega Man — 3
• Duck Hunt — 3
• Rosalina & Luma — 3
• Samus — 3
• Pichu — 3
• Cloud — 3
• Ike — 3
• Banjo-Kazooie — 3
• Young Link — 3
• Diddy Kong — 3
• Kirby — 3

• Olimar — 2 (1)
• Robin — 2 (1)
• King Dedede — 2 (1)
• Corrin — 2 (1)
• Roy — 2 (1)
• Ganondorf — 2
• Pac-Man — 2
• Luigi — 2
• Peach — 2
• Wii Fit Trainer — 2
• Piranha Plant — 2
• Bowser — 2
• Daisy — 2
• Zelda — 2
• Sheik — 2
• Isabelle — 2
• Captain Falcon — 2
• Little Mac — 2
• Mii Gunner — 2
• Bayonetta — 2

• Wario — 1 (2)
• Mario — 1 (2)
• Mii Swordfighter — 1 (1)
• Marth — 1 (1)
• Sonic — 1
• Jigglypuff — 1
• Dark Samus — 1
• Toon Link — 1
• Incineroar — 1
• Simon Belmont — 1
• Richter Belmont — 1

• Donkey Kong — 0 (3)
• Dr. Mario — 0 (2)
• Ryu — 0 (1)

• Mewtwo — 0
• King K. Rool — 0
• Bowser Jr. — 0
• Pit — 0
• Dark Pit — 0
• Hero — 0
• Mii Brawler — 0

• Unknown — 3

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