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Top 5 Sword & Shield Pokemon we’d love to see as Smash Ultimate fighters

Published: 30/Sep/2020 22:48 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 1:19

by Brent Koepp


With Pokemon’s 25th anniversary just around the corner, it would be fitting for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to get another character added to its roster. Here is our list of the top five Sword & Shield monsters that would be perfect for the iconic fighting title. 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate continues to be the biggest crossover project in the gaming industry’s entire history, with its roster including characters from Final Fantasy 7 to Pokemon and Banjo & Kazooie.

On October 1, the Nintendo Switch release will reveal its next DLC fighter. Here is who we would like to see added to the fighting game in the future from Pokemon’s eighth generation title Sword & Shield.

Nintendo / The Pokemon Company
Pokemon has characters already in the popular fighting title.

Pokemon we want added to Smash Ultimate as DLC

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield in 2019. The Nintendo Switch title introduced players to the Galar Region for the very first time.

New features such as Max Raid battles and Dynamaxing shook the game’s formula up, as Trainers had to battle their opponents with Pokemon that have been transformed into towering giants.

While Smash already has eight characters representing the beloved Game Freak RPG, the series is set to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021. Here are five Pokemon we’d like to see added as future DLC fighters.

Galar Pokemon Trainer (w/ starters)

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Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
The starters, or their evolutions, would be perfect.

If any Gen VIII Pokemon is going to be included in Smash Bros., a safe bet would be one of the starters – or their evolutions. Both Rillaboom and Cinderace have already become fan favorites, and the duo already has moves that would do well in a fighting game.

Even Inteleon could become versatile with his long-distance poking and sniping. Since multiple characters have become popular, they could even just do what they did with Pokemon Trainer and make a Galar Trainer fighter that has all three starters at their exposal.

Sword & Shield’s Dynamaxing and G-Max forms would also make for the perfect Final Smash moves. Imagine a towering Cinderace kicking his massive fireball in Mario’s face – it would be pretty epic, to say the least.

Legendaries Zacian & Zamazenta

zacian and zamazenta
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
The dog Legendary monsters would be a great fit.

Gen VIII Legendaries Zacian & Zamazenta have a long history with the region. Both mythical beasts combined to stop ‘the darkest days’ and save Galar from ultimate destruction.

Either one of these ‘mon would be a great fit for Smash as they have dual forms. Equipping the Sword or Shield item transforms them into a powerful versions of themselves.

Smash has a history of characters being able to switch between different fighting styles, making the two perfect for the game.


toxtricity in pokemon sword and shield
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The punk looking creature would spice up the Smash roster.

One of the most popular characters to arise this gen is Toxtricity. The Poison/Electric-type packs a deadly punch, and his voltage mohawk is the stuff of legends.

According to its Pokedex entry, the monster is described as having an “electrical organ on its chest. While generating electricity, it fills its surroundings with what sounds like the strumming of a bass guitar.”

Its ridiculous punk aesthetic and attitude is a great match for a fighting game based on mascots duking it out. And if nothing else, who wouldn’t want to use a move where he rips an epic riff of electricity across the stage.


alcremie in gmax form
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
The cute dessert packs a punch.

One of the most popular characters in Smash is the adorable but deadly Jigglypuff. The little pink balloon ‘mon is even heavily used in the competitive scene by esports pros like Juan ‘Hungrybox’ DeBiedma.

So it’s about time that Smash gets another cute character that can absolutely destroy their opponents – and Alcremie is that monster. Introduced in Sword & Shield, the cute character’s transformation into a gigantic cake could be turned into a move to poke players on higher grounds.

The dessert-looking creature also has nine forms and 63 different styles in the RPG, which is perfect for Ultimate’s alternative outfits that each fighter has.


dragapult in pokemon sword shield
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Dragapult would be a menace in Smash.

One of the early favorites in Gen VIII, Dragapult quickly became one of the go-to Pokemon in online competitive matches. The Ghost/Dragon-type absolutely cleans up in double battles with its moveset.

The creature houses two mini-sized Dreepy in its horns, and launches them out like missiles. This could be adapted for a ranged attack in Ultimate that would put pressure on opponents quick and stop them from re-entering the stage.
Its Ghost abilities also allows it float and move around swiftly. If adapted right, the popular Dragon could also become a favorite in the popular fighting game.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
Sword & Shield’s new characters and features would be perfect for Smash Ultimate.

It remains to be seen when Smash Ultimate will add another Pokemon character to its roster. However, with the series 25th anniversary in 2021, and Sword & Shield’s new characters and features, the time has never been better for the two to have another crossover.

With over 400 characters to choose from, the Gen VIII release has many fan favorites that would certainly be welcome in as DLC. These are the five that we think have the best chance of being added as fighters in the future.


Watch Dogs: Legion Season Pass: Story, missions, skins, price

Published: 29/Oct/2020 16:18

by Andrew Highton


Watch Dogs: Legion is available and everyone is free to hack the world and unleash chaos on the streets of London. But the perfect accompaniment for the game is the Watch Dogs: Legion Season Pass. We’re going to reveal the pass’ must-have content, benefits, and the price for it all. 

The latest hacking extravaganza from Ubisoft is here. Watch Dogs: Legion is an innovative spectacle that promises never-before-seen features and unique mechanics. So to enhance the overall package of the game, Ubisoft is providing players with the opportunity to increase their enjoyment with more content.

The Watch Dogs: Legion Season Pass is set to add a whole range of content to the game over the next year. The pass features customizable character skins and fully-fledged expansion packs that include new missions. We have all the details of the season pass for you below.

Aiden Pearce in Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs: Legion Season Pass

The Season Pass will contain all the content for the game that is set to be released in Year One.

Check out the content below.

-Two new post-game story expansions – including returning characters Aiden Pearce and Wrench
-Four unique heroes, each with new abilities and exclusive cosmetics
-Three Dedsec Missions:
  • Not in our name
  • Guardian Protocol
  • Swipe Right
-Watch Dogs: Complete Edition* (available at launch of Watch Dogs Legion)
-DedSec car skin
The Watch Dogs Legion Season Pass is available for $39.99 or £33.99.

Post-launch content

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Even more free content is coming.

In addition to the Season Pass, other content will also be available after Watch Dogs: Legion’s release.

Watch Dogs: Legion Online

The online portion of the game will release on December 3 and it introduces 4-player co-op. You’ll be able to explore London together, recruit anyone, and engage in exclusive co-op missions.

Dynamic Events

These are exciting new scenarios that will happen in London. This means a drone that needs taking or something cool needs to be hacking.

Tactical Ops

These are dedicated 4-player missions that seem to be akin to raids. Every person in the squad will need to work together to take down a powerful objective.

Online PvP

  • Spider-Bot Arena: This mode sees players battling their bots in a scene reminiscent of Robot Wars until one is left standing
  • Invasion: A classic Watch Dogs mode that pits players against each other with the goal being to identify and hunt down your opponent

Free content

Even if you’ve finished Watch Dogs: Legion, you can look forward to more new missions, characters, and New Game+

Post-launch and Season Pass content trailer

For a more visual and in-depth look at Ubisoft’s plans for the game, watch their official video.

Ultimately, Ubisoft is making sure that Watch Dogs: Legion fans are kept entertained for months ahead with the Watch Dogs Legion Season Pass.

Don’t miss out on any of our Watch Dogs: Legion content, news, or guides!