Pokemon Trainer Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guide - Unlock, Moves, Changes, Pokemon Trainer Alternate Costumes, Final Smash

Pokemon Trainer Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guide - Unlock, Moves, Changes, Pokemon Trainer Alternate Costumes, Final Smash

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Full Character Roster, plus guides on every fighter in the game, covering changes, moves and alternate outfits.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate brings 74 iconic characters as part of its roster. And with so many characters to choose from, many of which are completely new to the series, we figured we’d put together character guides on the lot of them. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Pokemon Trainer Guide, we’re focusing on Pokemon Trainer, and all of their Pokemon of course. We’ll detail the changes since their last appearance, and take a look at their Final Smash and Alternate Costumes.

For info on every other character in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, you can head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide. You’ll find an ever-growing list of character profiles, as well as a full roster list.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Pokemon Trainer Guide

Pokemon Trainer is back for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. They last appeared in Super Smash Bros Brawl all the way back on the Wii, so there have been quite a few changes made to keep things updated. We’ve detailed everything you need to know below.

Pokemon Trainer Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash

Just below, you can find the moves of the base version of the Pokemon Trainer in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. There’s also the Triple Finish Final Smash, where Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard perform an attack together.

Special Move ControlsSpecial TypeSpecial Move Name
BNeutral SpecialWater Gun
Left Stick Left/Right + BGreen MissileWithdraw
Left Stick Up + BUp SpecialWaterfall
Left Stick Down + BDown SpecialPokemon Charge
B when FS Meter is FullFinal SmashTriple Finish

How to Unlock Pokemon Trainer in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Unlike previous Smash games, fighters are unlocked in the same way for all, rather than character-specific challenges. This means that while it can be a bit of a grind, all you need to do is play the game naturally and you’ll eventually unlock all of the characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ve listed the three ways you can unlock characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate below:

  • Playing the World of Light single-player mode.
  • Completing Classic Mode with a character.
  • Playing the ‘Challenger Approaches’ fights that appear regularly, you will need to win them.

The fastest method involves triggering the Challenger Fights by reloading the game regularly. We’ve listed the method below:

  • Quit to the home screen and Restart the game.
  • Create a match with a custom rule set.
  • Make sure the match is 1 minute long, or 1 stock if you'd prefer.
  • After finishing the match (you can win or lose) you will offered a new Challenger Fight.
  • You'll need to win the Challenger fight
  • Repeat.

For more info on unlocking characters using the modes listed above, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Character Unlock Guide .

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Pokemon Trainer Changes

As mentioned previously, Pokemon Trainer hasn’t appeared in Smash Bros since Brawl on Nintendo Wii. As such, they handle a little differently now, and there’s even a female form to choose if you want. Let’s take a look at the changes that Pokemon Trainer has gone through since Brawl.

  • Several animations have been altered including results screen pose, victory, and air dodge.
  • There is now a female version of Pokemon Trainer.
  • Squirtle is the default Pokemon used at the start of a match.
  • Design in general is more to suit Gen 7.
  • Final Smash has been altered slightly, more on that later.
  • There is no longer a Stamina meter.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Pokemon Trainer Alternate Costumes

Pokemon Trainer Alternate Costumes

There are several new Alternate Costumes for Pokemon Trainer in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. This includes a female version. The girl has blue, orange, white, and green variants, while the boy has red, orange, black, and blue variants of his default outfit. You can see the female Pokemon Trainer in the image embedded above.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Pokemon Trainer Final Smash

Pokemon Trainer’s Final Smash in Super Smash Bros Ultimate is Triple Finish. It’s the same as was used in Brawl, with three pokemon attacking at once. The move has been updated a little in the jump to Ultimate, in that the text and box that appear on screen are modelled after the generation 7 Pokemon games. We’ll be sure to add some footage to this page once we get our hands on the game ourselves.

That’s all the details we know about Pokemon Trainer in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ll be updating this guide with more details as we get them. For more info on other aspects of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, head over to our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Guides hub. There’s trailers, a look at the Ridley amiibo, and more.

Jake Green

Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who is still very much new to all of this. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and playing wonderfully silly VR games. He has an unhealthy obsession with Mega Man, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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