During the hands-on time I had with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate I was trying to grab as many Assist Trophies and Poké Balls as possible, just waiting to see who’d pop out. I’m happy to say that my first new Pokémon was Alolan Raichu, easily one of the best additions to Sun & Moon’s collection of Kanto alternatives.


When it appears, Alolan Raichu will start surfing along the ground with its tail and taking any enemies it hits along for the ride. It works somewhat like how the past Pokémon Piplup and Oshawott did, but with a tropical flair that makes its warm pancake presence all the more welcome.

Be on the lookout for more Pokémon coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the coming months of reveals.


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.

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    Alolan Raichu IS the Poké Ball

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  2. Josealfredo Martinez says:

    Why can’t Raichu be in Super Smash Bros Ultimate? Like I wanted him to be in a Character select or an amiibo for him. Raichu needs more attention than Pikachu to be honest. Make him useful. Bring Raichu to the spot light. I love Raichu like you have no idea. I wish the Pokemon Company can give Raichu more attention and make him as a Character select in the game. BTW when you guys make more nintendo games like Mario Kart or something else, make 2 Raichu amiibos in different forms.

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