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Sources for #SmashTrivia – #1-50

Hi! If you’ve been following Source Gaming on Twitter, you may have seen tweets with bits of trivia about Smash with the #SmashTrivia hashtag. Information does not come from nowhere and here we’ll be providing the sources for the first 50 daily trivia tweets.

This information was compiled by PushDustIn, Soma and myself (Frostwraith). I’ve been in charge of writing and scheduling these tweets.

Anyway, let’s get started:

#SmashTrivia Of the 3rd party companies involved in Smash 3DS/Wii U, Bandai Namco has the biggest amount of franchises repped, with 22. (Tweet)

Babylonian Castle Saga, Baraduke, Bosconian, Bravoman, Dig Dug, Dragon Buster, Dragon Spirit, Galaxian, King and Balloon, Libble Rabble, Mappy, Metro-Cross, Pac-Man, Rally-X, Shadow Land, Sky Kid, Taiko no Tatsujin, Tales, Tekken, Thunder Ceptor, Valkyrie, Wonder Momo, Xevious (From the SSBWiki!)

The Namco roulette, and the retro music medleys in Pac-Land really add up.


#SmashTrivia The Smash 3DS/Wii U third party characters’ franchises all had animated features based on them, made in Japan or elsewhere.(Tweet)

Sonic: Multiple Sonic TV Series
MegaMan: Captain N, Mega Man, Mega Man: NT Warrior, Mega Man Star Force anime
Pac-Man: Ghostly Adventures
Ryu: Street Fighter
Cloud: Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Bayonetta: Bloody Fate


#SmashTrivia Counting both versions, only the DK and LoZ series have stages from all 3 previous Smash games in the latest installment.(Tweet)

The Legend of Zelda:
Hyrule Castle (64)
Bridge of Eldin
Pirate Ship

Donkey Kong:
Kongo Jungle 64
Jungle Japes
75 m


#SmashTrivia Except for Peach’s Castle and Hyrule Castle, all past stages in Smash 3DS/Wii U have been in multiple installments before. (Tweet)

Dream Land 64 and Kongo Jungle 64 were in Melee and all Melee stages are picked from the 10 found in Brawl.


#SmashTrivia Bayonetta is the only guest character who had all of her franchise’s games released on Nintendo systems. (Tweet)

Bayonetta 1 and 2 were released on Wii U.


#SmashTrivia At 58 fighters, Smash 3DS/Wii U’s roster has nearly 5 times the amount of those found in the original N64 game. (Tweet)

12×5 = 60. 58 is almost 60!


#SmashTrivia All playable characters in Smash 3DS/Wii U have at least one move or animation taken directly from their original franchises. (Tweet)

Example per character:

Mario – Fireball

Luigi – Fireball

Peach – Vegetable

Bowser – Bowser Bomb (from the Super Mario Bros. 3 boss battle)

Dr. Mario – Megavitamins

Rosalina & Luma – Launch Star (originally used by Mario, but granted by Lumas)

Bowser Jr. – Shadow Mario Paint

Donkey Kong – Running attack (his rolling attack from Donkey Kong Country)

Diddy Kong – Rocketbarrel Pack

Link – Up aerial (from Zelda II: Adventure of Link)

Zelda – Light Arrow (used by her in The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess)

Sheik – Vanish

Ganondorf – Beast Ganon

Toon Link – Up taunt (has him use the Wind Waker)

Samus – Bomb

Zero Suit Samus – Paralyzer

Yoshi – Egg Lay

Kirby – Inhale

Meta Knight – Mach Tornado

King Dedede – Inhale

Fox – Blaster (the multiplayer mode of Star Fox 64 had the option to fight on foot and Fox used a blaster)

Falco – Landmaster (the multiplayer mode of Star Fox: Assault allows Falco to ride a Landmaster)

Pikachu – Thunder

Charizard – Mega Evolution

Lucario – Aura Sphere

Jigglypuff – Sing

Greninja – Water Shuriken

Mewtwo – Psystrike (also has him undergo Mega Evolution into Mega Mewtwo Y)

Captain Falcon – Blue Falcon

Ness – PK Flash

Lucas – One of his win poses has him pull one of the Seven Needles

Marth – Critical Hit (resembles his critical hit animation from his debut game, also a staple concept in the Fire Emblem series)

Ike – Aether

Robin – Thunder

Lucina – Her down taunt has her don the mask she wore to disguise herself as Marth

Roy – Critical Hit (taken from his critical hit animation from his game)

Corrin – Dragon Fang Shot

Mr. Game & Watch – Almost his entire moveset

Pit – Palutena Bow

Palutena – All her special attacks are powers she grants to Pit in Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Dark Pit – Dark Pit Staff

Wario – Wario Bike

Olimar – Pikmin Pluck

R.O.B. – Gyro (the original peripheral could spin Gyros)

Villager – Several of his moves are inspired by actions done in the Animal Crossing series

Wii Fit Trainer – Nearly her entire moveset consist of yoga poses she instructs the player to do

Little Mac – KO punch

Shulk – Back Slash

Duck Hunt – The dog laughs in the entrance, its side taunt, one of the win poses and Final Smash.

Sonic – Spin Dash

Mega Man – Nearly his entire moveset

Pac-Man – Power Pellet

Ryu – Hadoken

Cloud – Omnislash

Bayonetta – Infernal Climax


#SmashTrivia R.O.B. is the only character in the Smash series to never have a stage based on his franchise. (Tweet)

Poor R.O.B. 🙁


#SmashTrivia Roy is the only FE character to have a visual design unique to Smash. [1/2]  (Tweet)

The design does borrow some elements of both his original design and his attire from his DLC artwork from Awakening. [2/2]

Sakurai discusses Roy’s design in this Famitsu Column.


#SmashTrivia Metroid is the only series to have two bosses in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. (Tweet)

Ridley and Meta Ridley


#SmashTrivia 8-Player Smash is an idea that was considered all the way back in Melee’s development. (Tweet)
Mentioned in the Project Proposal and in the Nintendo Dengeki Interview.In Melee you can also play with up to six players using the debug menu.


#SmashTrivia In the 3DS version, the announcer voice clip for Special Smash can be found in the Sound Test, despite the mode’s absence. (Tweet)
The sounds can be heard here. On the game’s Sound Test, it’s clip 91 in the Narrator voice category if you have all characters unlocked along with all DLC characters purchased.


#SmashTrivia On the Melee site, Sakurai said that not every character that appears in the opening movie would be playable. (Tweet)
Source Gaming has translated that page!


#SmashTrivia The first prototype of SSB64 that had Nintendo characters in it had Samus, Fox, Mario, and DK. (Tweet)
Information comes from a pre-release: Nintendo Dream feature. We are missing a big part of the scans so let us know if you have them!


#SmashTrivia The #FireEmblem game that sticks out most in Sakurai’s mind is Genealogy of the Holy War. (Tweet)
Sakurai discusses his thoughts on Fire Emblem for the 25th Anniversary.


#SmashTrivia Sakurai really likes Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. (Tweet)
Sakurai enjoys the Star Wars series.


#SmashTrivia Marth was considered for Smash 64 but didn’t make it because of time constraints. (Tweet)
This was revealed in the Fire Emblem 25th Anniversary book.


#SmashTrivia Apparently, for the year 2000 Sakurai worked every single day except for New Year’s. (Tweet)
Sakurai discussed his working schedule in an interview with Nintendo Dream.


#SmashTrivia The motion-sensor bomb from Perfect Dark 64 couldn’t be added to Melee as a trophy because of ratings issues. (Tweet)
Sakurai confirmed this in an interview with Nintendo Dream.


#SmashTrivia Sakurai personally decided on the trophy list for Melee #ssbm (Tweet)
Sakurai discussed the trophies on the Melee Website (translated by Source Gaming!).


#SmashTrivia Sakurai considered Melee to be “a game with a low threshold, so you could plug in and play at your leisure but it would also be able to endure being played very seriously” #ssbm   (Tweet)
This comes from an interview from Nintendo Dream after Melee’s release.


#SmashTrivia Smashville is the only past stage that is a home stage solely to a newcomer character. (Tweet)
The Villager.


#SmashTrivia Takamaru and Ayumi Tachibana have been considered to be in Smash, but excluded due to lack of popularity outside of Japan. (Tweet)
Check out the Definitive Unused Fighter List for more information.


#SmashTrivia Lucas was originally considered for Melee as a replacement for Ness before Mother 3 on the N64 got cancelled (Tweet)
Source Gaming has provided a translation of Ness’ Melee character introduction in which Sakurai discusses this.

Final DLC Special: The Umbra Clock Tower’s clock tells the time set in your 3DS or Wii U system. (Tweet)
Look for yourself!

#SmashTrivia In the last 3 Smash games, the characters last added to the base roster all have antagonistic roles in their original titles.  (Tweet)
The characters that were most likely finished last in each of the games were…

Dark Pit

#SmashTrivia Only Mario, Pokémon and Fire Emblem made their Smash series debut with more than a single character in the roster. (Tweet)

Mario and Luigi

Pikachu and Jigglypuff
Marth and Roy


#SmashTrivia James Bond was considered as a character for Melee, but excluded due to the usage of real firearms and legal issues. (Tweet)
Check out the Definitive Unused Fighter List for more information.


#SmashTrivia Dr. Mario returned as a clone in Smash 3DS/Wii U due to Sakurai not wanting to disappoint those who played as him in Melee. (Tweet)
Sakurai discussed this in his column (translated).


#SmashTrivia Lucina was originally an alt for Marth, but was turned into a clone character to appeal to beginners to Marth’s moveset. (Tweet)
Sakurai discussed this in his column (translated).


#SmashTrivia Dark Pit was made a clone due to Sakurai wanting a different FS and one of the designers had done an Electroshock Arm model.  (Tweet)
Sakurai discussed this in his column (translated).


#SmashTrivia With 58 fighters in Smash 3DS/Wii U, there are up to 1711 possible match-ups for 1 vs. 1 fights, including mirror matches. (Tweet)
This number was obtained by calculating the possible combinations of 2 characters out of 58 while disregarding order (i.e. P1 Mario vs. P2 Bowser is the same as P1 Bowser vs. P2 Mario).

58! / (2! x (58 – 2)!) = 1653

(Note: the ! denotes a factorial, meaning all integers from 1 to the number are multiplied. In this case, 58! = 1 x 2 x 3 x … x 58.)

Then add all 58 mirror matches.

1653 + 58 = 1711


#SmashTrivia Counting alts and Mii Fighter types, the no. of female fighters in Smash 3DS/Wii U is 17. Brawl had 6, Nana included.  (Tweet)
Smash 3DS/Wii U has:
Rosalina and Luma
Wendy O. Koopa
Zero Suit Samus
Wii Fit Trainer
Mii x 3

Brawl has:
Zero Suit Samus
Ice Climbers (Nana)


#SmashTrivia When considering Corrin’s inclusion, Sakurai was concerned about the number of Fire Emblem characters in the roster.  (Tweet)
Sakurai confirmed this multiple times. In his Famitsu Column, on his Twitter, and in an interview with Nintendo Dream.


#SmashTrivia Cloud and Bayonetta are the only characters to use different weapons in alternate costumes. No gameplay differences, though.  (Tweet)
Cloud uses his Buster Sword for the original costume and the Fusion Sword for the Advent Children alternate.
Bayonetta wields Love is Blue in the Bayonetta 2 outfit and Scarborough Fair in her original costume. (Sakurai also discussed this in the December 2015 Smash presentation.)


#SmashTrivia Bayonetta is the only female guest character in Smash Bros. so far. (Tweet)
The rest are MEN.


#SmashTrivia Palutena’s Smash 3DS/Wii U render is posed the same as her official artwork for Kid Icarus: Uprising. (Tweet)
KI:U artwork
Smash 3DS/Wii U


#SmashTrivia Lucina’s Smash 3DS/Wii U render is posed the same as masked Marth’s artwork for Fire Emblem: Awakening. (Tweet)
FE:A artwork
Smash 3DS/Wii U


#SmashTrivia Roy’s Smash 3DS/Wii U render is posed the same as his render for Super Smash Bros. Melee. (Tweet)
Melee render
Smash 3DS/Wii U


#SmashTrivia Bayonetta’s Smash 3DS/Wii U original costume render is posed the same as her render for Anarchy Reigns. (Tweet)
Bayonetta appeared as a DLC guest character in Anarchy Reigns, which was also developed by PlatinumGames and published by Sega.
Anarchy Reigns render
Smash 3DS/Wii U


#SmashTrivia Female Corrin’s Smash 3DS/Wii U render is posed the same as her official artwork for Fire Emblem Fates. (Tweet)
Fire Emblem Fates artwork
Smash 3DS/Wii U


#SmashTrivia Cloud’s Smash 3DS/Wii U default costume render is posed the same as his official artwork for Final Fantasy VII. (Tweet)
Final Fantasy VII artwork
Smash 3DS/Wii U


#SmashTrivia Up until Smash 3DS/Wii U, Jigglypuff’s pose in official art/renders never changed between installments. (Tweet)
Smash 64
Smash 3DS/Wii U


#SmashTrivia Geno was considered as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. (Tweet)
Revealed in a Nintendo Dream article translated by Source Gaming.


#SmashTrivia The background scenery in Hyrule Castle is based on a mid-development version of Ocarina of Time.  (Tweet)
Revealed in Shigesato Itoi’s interview with Sakurai and Iwata.


#SmashTrivia Ganondorf’s clone moveset is derived from how his model from the SpaceWorld 2000 demo worked best with Falcon’s animations. (Tweet)
For more information about Ganondorf, check out my post on the Demon King! Alternatively, you could check his page from the Melee website, written by Sakurai and translated by the Source Gaming team.

#SmashTrivia Jigglypuff is the only character of the Original 12 to have nearly been cut from the roster. (Tweet)
#SmashTrivia Correction: Jigglypuff was the only character of the O12 to have nearly been cut multiple times. [1/2] (Tweet)
Ness was meant to be cut only in Melee, in favor of Lucas, before Mother 3’s cancellation. [2/2]

In Melee Jigglypuff was nearly cut.

And in Brawl too!

Ness’ information comes from his Melee page.


#SmashTrivia Jigglypuff’s Rest is the only move in a character’s moveset to put a flower in a foe’s head. (From Brawl onwards only.) (Tweet)
Not counting custom moves!


#SmashTrivia One of Ganondorf’s renders for Hyrule Warriors is posed the same as his Brawl render. (Tweet)
Hyrule Warriors


#SmashTrivia Link, Young Link and Toon Link’s shields aren’t just for show. They can block projectiles! (Tweet)
One of the in-game tips in Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U also alludes to this. And you can try out yourself too!


#SmashTrivia Little Mac is the only character in Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U to have 16 costume choices, instead of 8. (Tweet)
8 normal and 8 wireframe.

…and that’s it for now! Follow us on Twitter to get more #SmashTrivia delivered to you every day!


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  1. Technically, Bayonetta is not the only female DLC character. Corrin can be considered a female.

    • If you’re talking about this tweet:
      “#SmashTrivia Bayonetta is the only female guest character in Smash Bros. so far.”

      …Try paying a little bit more attention: I said guest character, as in, third-party character.

      Frostwraith on March 13 |
  2. The one about keeping Dr. Mario’s moveset is why I think Ganondorf will probably not have a fully unique moveset in the future. A lot of people want him to be separate from Captain Falcon, but there are also people who’ve come to enjoy his brutal all-strength style, and probably wouldn’t be as interested if he was given a new moveset and had his semi-clone status transferred to another character. There’s really no winning, is there? One way or another, someone’ll be disappointed.

    Spiral on March 17 |