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2 years ago#1
In hindsight why pick Lucario, Jigglypuff, Pikachu, Pichu, Squirtle?

Where's Raichu? geesh its the highest evolved form! They went backwards

I think some streamlining is needed.
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2 years ago#2
Raichu was never iconic. Pichu kind of was in one of those Pikachu movies preceding an actual movie.
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2 years ago#3
Sakurai wanted a joke character, so Jigglypuff was put in. (She also reused some resources from Kirby).
After Jigglypuff was seen as being fair competitive Pichu was put in, while also representing Gen II and Baby Pokemon.

Lucario was a fan favorite and could make an interesting move set.
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2 years ago#4
Wetstew posted...
Sakurai wanted a joke character, so Jigglypuff was put in.

Why do people keep saying this? It ain't true.
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2 years ago#5
Wetstew posted...
Sakurai wanted a joke character, so Jigglypuff was put in


Actually, the man-puff is very popular in Japan. That's how it made it into the first smash.
2 years ago#6
EJW posted...
Wetstew posted...
Sakurai wanted a joke character, so Jigglypuff was put in.

Why do people keep saying this? It ain't true.


Yes. It is.
Sakurai said this much in Pichu's character page for the Japanese Melee website.
2 years ago#7
From: GoldenJoe24 | #005
Wetstew posted...
Sakurai wanted a joke character, so Jigglypuff was put in


Actually, the man-puff is very popular in Japan. That's how it made it into the first smash.


It was a little bit of both, he wanted a joke character, and Jigglypuff was well liked.

I want to say they also picked Jigglypuff because they could have used resources from Kirby on it, but I have no source for it.
It makes some sense considering she got in over Bowser/Dedede/Peach/Mewtwo.
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2 years ago#8
Who cares about iconic? Raichu was the best option between the 3.
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2 years ago#9
GoldenYuiitusin posted...
EJW posted...
Wetstew posted...
Sakurai wanted a joke character, so Jigglypuff was put in.

Why do people keep saying this? It ain't true.


Yes. It is.
Sakurai said this much in Pichu's character page for the Japanese Melee website.

He said "the weakest". I still don't consider that to be a joke character.
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2 years ago#10
EJW posted...
GoldenYuiitusin posted...
EJW posted...
Wetstew posted...
Sakurai wanted a joke character, so Jigglypuff was put in.

Why do people keep saying this? It ain't true.


Yes. It is.
Sakurai said this much in Pichu's character page for the Japanese Melee website.

He said "the weakest". I still don't consider that to be a joke character.


Whether you do or don't, a deliberately weak character is a joke character.
It's something that cannot be argued.
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