4 Xbox characters who would make great Smash Ultimate fighters

Published: 24/Oct/2020 0:13

by Michael Gwilliam


With Minecraft Steve and Banjo-Kazooie now in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, it’s clear that Microsoft has a pretty good relationship with Nintendo. This begs the question: who else could we see from Xbox make the jump to Smash?

Nowadays, it seems like no character, regardless of whether they’re from an M-rated series or not is off limits for Nintendo’s flagship fighter.

The only criteria that Smash creator Sakurai has is that the character must be from a video game, which is why the likes of Goku or Iron Man haven’t received an invitation to Smash.

That all said, here are four Xbox character we want to see join Smash Ultimate at some point in the future.

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Conker could be a great Smash addition.


Rare’s anthropomorphic squirrel first made his debut in Diddy Kong Racing on the N64 and went on to star in a couple Nintendo games before Microsoft acquired the developer.

Due to Conker’s history on Nintendo, he seems like a good fit for a future Smash character, especially considering the options available for a moveset.

Conker’s Bad Fur day has the character make use of guns, chainsaws and flamethrowers meaning that his arsenal would be packed in the event he got the green light for a Smash game.

An Elder Scrolls rep would be great in Smash.


Even though Microsoft just bought Bethesda, having an Elder Scrolls rep would be a massive moment for fans of both series and why not opt for Skyrim at that point?

Players could make use of the Dragon Shout as unique abilities while still being prime for melee combat through an assortment of swords and other items.

Nintendo even has some Zelda-themed items within the Switch version of Skyrim so this crossover into Smash could make a lot of sense.

Marcus Fenix from Gears of War
Marcus could be a heavyweight DLC.

Marcus Fenix

The Gears of War protagonist may not be as iconic as the last two names on this list, but he would definitely be a colorful addition to the Smash roster.

With his chainsaws, guns and close-range kill options, Fenix would have a lot of tools at his disposal.

The most unique part is that he could end up being the first heavyweight DLC fighter and completely buck recent trends.

Many fans have wanted Doomslayer/Doomguy in Smash.

Master Chief / Doomguy

We’re going to put both of these two characters together as it’s super unlikely we ever end up getting both.

Master Chief and Doomguy would bring in some great FPS representation mixed in with their sci-fi theme.

Microsoft and Doom’s devs seem pretty keen about wanting these two in Smash, so even getting both to round out Fighters Pass Volume 2 would be a historic moment in gaming history.


How to catch shiny Fletchling in Pokemon Go: Tips & Tricks

Published: 3/Dec/2020 10:43

by Alex Garton


Catching a Shiny Fletchling can be difficult for Pokemon Go players, especially on account of their rarity. If you want to know how to finally catch one, you’ve come to the right place. 

Finding shiny versions of species in Pokemon Go can be a tough task. It’s been reported that the odds of finding a shiny Pokemon in the wild are roughly 1 in 450. So, it’s safe to say that catching a shiny version is heavily influenced by your luck.

Tracking down a Shiny Fletchling is the goal for a lot of Pokemon Go players. The species has a great evolution path that first evolves into a Fletchinder and then a Talonflame.

Let’s check out some tips and tricks you can use to catch a Shiny Fletchling.

Pokemon Go’s Kalos event is active until December 8.

Where can I find a Shiny Fletchling?

A Shiny Fletchling can be obtained from four different sources. These are the following:

  • Research Encounters
  • Wild Encounters
  • 2km eggs
  • Raids

You’ll notice that none of these methods guarantee a Shiny Fletchling right away. You just have a chance at receiving a version from these sources.

Tips and tricks for catching a Shiny Fletchling

First of all, if you’re looking to find a Shiny Fletchling, your best bet is to start searching for one right away. The ongoing Kalos event that is running up until December 8 has boosted the spawn and hatch rates of Kalos region Pokemon.

Luckily for us, Fletchling is a Kalos region Pokemon and this boost will increase your chance of finding a shiny version. Your best bet is just to play the game as much as possible over this period to maximize your chances of getting lucky.

Finally, in the wild, it’s best to avoid catching Pokemon that you don’t need. Focus purely on looking for Fletchlings and attempting to find a Shiny version.

Finding Shiny versions is just a case of persistence and consistent playtime.

Of course, following these tips will not guarantee you find a Shiny Fletchling over the Kalos event.

However, it puts you on the right track and gives you a good idea of where to look.