Xerneas From Pokémon X Will Be In Super Smash Bros.

By Ishaan . October 18, 2013 . 9:28am

This is today’s daily Super Smash Bros. screenshot from the game’s official website:



In case, you’re having trouble telling, that’s Xerneas from Pokémon X.



On Miiverse, game director Masahiro Sakurai teases: “Pic of the day. We have absolutely nothing to announce today regarding Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Really!”


The question is, will Xerneas be a playable character or merely some sort of a stage hazard?

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  • Sentsuizan_93

    From that view in that screenshot, it would look like Pikachu’s new tail. :V

    • XypherCode

      So that’s basically Mega Pikachu right there. xD

  • Go2hell66

    would have preferred a playable mega mewtwo

    • British_Otaku

      Mega Mewtwo is going to be a final smash for sure, if Mewtwo gets in which seems pretty likely.

      Would you want Mega Mewtwo X or Y? Even if both will likely have equal representation here… None or equally trophy, stage hazard, assist, final smash, playable character.

      • Freud_Hater

        …Not that I’m against it, but why does it seem pretty likely that Mewtwo will be in the roster? ‘_’

        • British_Otaku

          Mewtwo was in Melee and was planned for Brawl (with a working character model and voice recordings). Apparently, Mewtwo was planned for the first Smash Bros as well.

          Aside from that, Mewtwo has gotten a lot of spotlight from games (one of the only Pokemon with two Mega Evolutions and the first to be pushed with it), the movies (even the most recent one) and the anime.

          I don’t really have much else, it just seems a thousand times more likely than Pichu (who along with Young Link had no code indicating that he was planned) or the vast majority of the 700 billion pocket monsters.

          • Freud_Hater

            I do hope you’re right… He’s pretty much the only Pokemon I like :/ (Yes, I’m very snob)

          • British_Otaku

            I read this earlier and didn’t feel like responding for whatever reason…

            Are you really sure that Mewtwo is pretty much the only Pokemon you like? The most snobby guys are supposed to be the Genwunners (Generation 1 only guys) who love only the first one hundred fifty one. >_>

            Even if you don’t read, watch, play, eat or sleep Pokemon, there must be a second favourite somewhere… >_>

          • Freud_Hater

            Uhhhh… I kinda like the golem-like things in what I think was generation II. Registeal and company, or something? Those were cool ‘___’ Entei is cool when he’s voiced by Dan Green, too XD

        • Jettythesunfish

          Frankly, I prefer Lucario over Mewtwo but that’s just me.

          • J_Joestar

            i’d say the single megaevo slightly pushes things in lucario’s favor.

      • Go2hell66

        would prefer x. i think he’d fit better in a fighting game

        • British_Otaku

          I see, I get the feeling it’s pretty even for how much potential either has in a fighting and don’t really prefer either of them though I am getting Pokemon Y as my brother got Pokemon X.

          • DragKudo

            They could make Mewtwo like Zelda. Switch bewtween X and Y form different smash attacks

          • British_Otaku

            You mean transforming by using Down and B like Zelda Shiek, or like Megaman who changes states between various attacks including smash attacks on a whim?

          • DragKudo


          • DanteMasamune

            I say more like the Pokemon Trainer since he has 2 Mega forms (3 forms in total) so cycle through 3 forms at will or 2 different B button combinations for the 2 Mega forms (Down B for Y form………..or Up B while on ground for X form while Up B in mid-air is a different move). Each form have different A combo strings/attacks like in X form its combo and martial arts attacks and Y form its……I don’t know and the static B and forward B (whether on land or mid-air) is whatevs.

            Me thinks the combat in Smash needs a bit of a control alteration/overhaul so it can use all of all the buttons on the controller (or on the 3DS) for more attack options/moves……combos….but whatever.
            If Mewtwo and its 2 Mega forms are in then Lucario and its one Mega form should be in as well.

  • Chaos_Knight

    Pikachu must be standing on Xerneas’ back so I assume its a Poke Floats 2 stage.

    • Craig Mikucki

      I can only hope.

    • would be awesome.

  • BlakShiranui

    Xerneas could possibly be a new Pokeball summon. I can’t see it as an entirely new playable character.

    • Strong bet this is the case.

    • Ric Vazquez

      I hope that is at least the case

  • s07195

    Stage hazard, or it’s actually a balloon a la Pokefloats.

  • GHAmer

    It maybe a boss battle, just like Rayquaza in Super Smash Bros Brawl

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      wont have story mode

  • FlobotingIt

    My bet is either a stage hazard or a Pokeball summon. The big legendaries have never been playable in Smash (Mewtwo was not one of the flagships from his generation). It might be a hint as to a stage similar to the Diamond/Pearl stage that was in Brawl.

    • Time Sage

      Mewtwo was one of 5 legendaries, 4 if you discount event exclusive mew.

      • Tonedeaf

        but he wasn’t on the cover, so he wasn’t a box mascot legend. that’s the logic flobotnick (sp?) is using. On the flip side, that same logic makes Venusaur, Blastoise, and Charizard legendaries.

        • FlobotingIt

          Well, they are the evolutions of the first three starters. So, though not cannon legendaries, they’re legendary outside of everything else. Hell, in Brawl we saw Squirtle and Ivysaur and Charizard. You’re correct on what I meant: Box mascots. Pikachu made it in because s/he’s so popular (or are we assuming that it’s Ash’s Pikachu?). Mewtwo and Lucario were popular from their respective generations- Hence their inclusions.

      • FlobotingIt

        Yes, he was a legendary, but he wasn’t the emphasized one. Like Ho-oh and Lugia. Lucario filled his spot in Brawl, so one can assume that while Mewtwo is a legendary, he’s more on the level of “at least some what important”.

  • the_rain

    That’s not xerneas. That’s pikachus tail. That’s pikachu’s mega-mega-evolution.

    • Draparde

      What’s sad is, i would expect them to give Pikachu a mega evolution before Raichu…

      • Zeik56

        Nah, Raichu would get one, but it would just Mega Evolve him back into a Pikachu.

        • Draparde

          lmao XD

  • ShimaPantsu

    Xerneas is probably in the background of a stage with Yveltal. Looking forward to what the stage looks like.

    • J_Joestar

      yeah, too unlikely for them to just put one version mascot in and alienate the Y crowd, but also too unlikely they would give 2 character slots just for both version mascots.

      • Rasputing

        They gave three slots for three starters in brawl, when Charizard and Squirtle were the ones pulling the weight hype-wise.

        Though, I do agree that it’s probably not a character. My hope is for final smash of an X-Y trainer.

  • riceisnice

    I’m still not convinced it’s Xerneas…

  • Yan Zhao

    Highly doubt this thing is a playable character. Either hazard or pokeball summon.

  • Suicunesol

    Xerneas is a stage. You fight on top of his horns. If you screw up and fall down, he eats you.

    • Spider-Man

      Does he even have a mouth to open?

  • Space_Ghost

    No. That’s just a tree. C’mon man! ;)

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      ……..this comment makes me remember of Sudowodo there.^_^

  • Jettythesunfish


  • lozffvii

    Stage hazard or pokeball summon.
    Although I have to admit that having Xerneas or Yveltal as playable would be awesome.

  • leingod

    Guess I’m the only one who wouldn’t like Xerneas as a playable character.

    • RisukuAozora

      nah, you’re not the only one. mainly cause if Xerneas is playable, Yveltal must be too. and that’s two slots that could’ve been used for someone else. Stage Hazard or Pokeball for sure.

  • Jahred Down

    For a second there I read “Xemnas will be in Super Smash Bros.” I almost passed out.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I want Chesnaught be to a fighter , Koopa would have a run for his money

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      fire beat grass bowser wins

  • DragKudo

    Stage Hazard, pokesummon, or boss battle. Xerneas would dockey kick the sh$% out of everyone and be overpowered

  • Ben Sylvia

    Definitely a Pokeball summon. Can’t wait to see Geomancy’s effect in battle.

    Sakurai, oh you troll you.

  • Linhua

    … I saw Xerneas being the one to show itself (if not first) given it represents the new type as a Legendary.

  • SuBw00FeR

    Nintendo, just make a smash brothers game with every single pokemon already!

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