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Tweek releases Pokémon Trainer match up chart for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • January 13, 2021 at 12:46 p.m. PST • Comments: 3

Pokémon Trainer has long been regarded as one of the strongest characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but what does their best player think about them now?

TSM|Tweek came so close to winning EVO 2019 with Charizard, Ivysaur and Squirtle, and now the top competitor has released his new match up chart for how they fare in 2021.

Unsurprisingly, the longtime pro feels like Pokémon Trainer wins against a large majority of the massive cast while also being at advantage against some of the top tiers like Zero Suit Samus.

Where problems tend to arise for the triple fighter, however, is in cases of speed and ability to interrupt what the trainer is trying to do.

That applies to fast fighters like Sonic, Fox and Joker plus zoners like Mega Man who can all play either hit and run or more campy defensive styles to make trainer players work extra hard to try and get in.

Interestingly, Tweek has Pac-Man as one of their worst match ups in large part because of his hydrant special. He says that trainer's slow speed in the air and ground makes their ability to get in very predictable and punishable.

As for the newest character in Smash, Sephiroth doesn't end up ranked, but Tweek does talk about his early impressions of the match up where he feels that the Final Fantasy villain could take it thanks to Shadow Flare and his range though he might be screwed trying to get around Ivysaur when knocked off stage.

Tweet released an hour-long breakdown of his thoughts on each individual character starting in alphabetical order which you can check out below.

Tweek's Pokemon Trainer chart image #1
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