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Marching to Victory- Falinks Support Thread

Guybrush20X6

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Among the new Galar Pokemon, one stands out by actually being 6 Pokemon
The Formation Pokemon Falinks.



Until the official art is revealed, this will have to do

What is... are Falinks?

Falinks is a Fighting Type Pokemon that's found patrolling the ruins on Route 8. While counting as one Pokemon it is 6 different creatures, one brass and 5 troops. It doesn't evolve from or into anything and it's abilities are pretty standard but there's one unique move in it's arsenal, No Retreat. When it uses this move it boosts all it's stats at the cost of not being able to be switched out.

How would it work in Smash?

I'm thinking Falinks would work like a mixture of Olimar and the Ice Climbers. The Player directly controls the Brass (Head of the caterpillar shape they made) with the troops following on. This would make Phalanxs awkward to control at first but once mastered it could be a force to be reckoned with.

It has a lot of tactical moves in it's repertoire including Reversal, Counter, Iron Defence, First Impression and No Retreat with powerful finishers like Mega Horn and Close Combat for the kill.

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This would be so weird to play but so fun. I would absolutely love it if they somehow made it in. It would be really interesting to see how they'd do a Pokemon that's so long and short.
 

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Your guess is as good as mine
The best Kirby enemy. I still can't get over how smart the design is; basing it off the Phalanx formation. Like, who thinks of that? I love it.
If they're not a playable character (which they should be, everyone loves them) then they should definitely be a new Pokeball summon next time around. They march back and forth on whatever platform they land on and poke anyone in front of them or landing on them from above, and the only way to get rid of them early is to hit them from behind one by one until they're all bopped off the stage.
 

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We finally got the official art. Huzzah!
 

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Can I see the art? Also, where is the art? Because i'm hoping that they released all the arts by this point.
It should be in the OP now.
If it's not showing for you, try Bulbapedia.
 

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Saw this and had to share.
 

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Direct coming tomorrow so let's see what they bring to Pokemon.
Gigantamax Falinks that's an entire Roman Legion maybe?
 

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I support Falinks for Smash. Bonus points if one of their Alt costumes are based on Kirby and Waddle Dee. (The one Falink at the front is pink with red feet while the 5 behind have Waddle Dee colours.)
 

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Well the recent direct confirmed an ARMS character and the character before that was from Three Houses. I'm gonna be very surprised if there's no Gen 8 Pokemon in this pass.
 

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Well there's a character announcement tomorrow.

Everyone's thinking it's a Gen 8 Pokemon so wouldn't it be nice if it wasn't a final form starter again?

We can keep hope in out hearts as we march.
 

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Finally a new direct will be live in 50 minutes.

Looks like we may march again!
 

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Well there's a 40 minute Nintendo Direct tomorrow and chances are good that it's gonna have something pertaining to the final DLC pass.

It'll be very strange to see Smash Speculation come to an end but we had a good trip and maybe in doing these threads, got someone to look into a character they might have previously passed over.

There's every chance it could be a Generation 8 Pokemon so let's see if if the lost Legion will march again.
 
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