DLC Fighter Updates: There is one more DLC spot available for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and it is very likely that it will be a Generation VIII Pokémon.
There is one more DLC character available for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and it is very likely that it will be a Pokémon. Super Smash Bros. has a long relationship with Pokémon, dating back to the first game in the series.
The first Super Smash Bros. game was published in 1999, during the height of the first wave of Pokémania. Super Smash Bros. included some well-known characters on its list, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, and Link, but the presence of Pikachu and Jigglypuff was a major lure for the game. The additional Pokémon that emerged in the Poké Ball item and in the Saffron City stage also allowed for the appearance of several popular critters in the game. Since then, each new Super Smash Bros. game has included at least one new Pokémon representation.
Incineroar, which symbolizes Gen VII and the Alola area of the Pokémon universe, was added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Since its release, SSBU has received a slew of DLC characters, but subsequent additions to the Pokémon series have been noticeably absent.
Final DLC Fighter for Super Smash Bros.: A Pokémon Generation VIII RepresentativeScreenRant
Given the popularity of Pokémon Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch, adding a Gen VIII Pokémon to the roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate makes a lot of sense. Despite a rather divided reaction from veteran series fans, Pokémon Sword & Shield has sold over twenty million copies. Because of the long history of Super Smash Bros. and the immense popularity of the Pokémon property, a Pokémon would be a safe, albeit boring, way to finish the DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The question then becomes, which Pokémon will appear in Smash? The addition of a Pokémon like Rillaboom to the game would bring a fully-evolved Grass-type starter, guaranteeing that all starter types were covered, as Charizard/Incineroar cover Fire-types and Greninja cover Water-types. Zacian may add another sword combatant to the mix, while Sirfetch’d bring his lance and shield.
There are a lot of possibilities for a Gen VIII representation in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and it’s difficult to deny that a Sephiroth-style trailer in which Sirfetch’d chop Galeem in two would be amazing. The addition of a Gen VIII Pokémon to the roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate seemed like a safe bet at first, and if Sakurai’s team is unable to end the DLC with a bang (such as getting a PlayStation character into the game), then a Pokémon could be seen as a fitting end to the DLC, given that it was Pokémon that helped launch the series in the first place.