- Jun 27, 2013
- Switch FC
First appearing as one of the original 151 Pokemon in the title "Pokemon Red & Blue" in 1996 (1998 in NA), the normal-type has been a main stray in the games and anime, appearing countless times as comic relief during the first few seasons of the Pokemon anime. Since then, the Puffball has earned itself a dual type in the fairy-type in generation Six.
Smash History:Jigglypuff has been a consistent performer in the Super Smash Bros. series. Appearing as one of the original 12 in "Super Smash Bros." for the Nintendo 64, the singing floating pink ball has featured in every installment of the series as a secret character - with the exception of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - where it made the starting roster for the first time.
It shined the most in Melee, being one of the best characters in the competitive scene. Otherwise, it hasn't received much luck in terms of usability - ranking bottom tier in both Brawl and Sm4sh, the latter in which she is considered to be the worst character in the game.
Jigglypuff as a character:Its moveset has remained noticeably untouched in concept since Melee, where it gained an extra special move like everyone else in the game in "Rollout" which became the standard special move. Pound, the previous incumbent of this command, was moved as the side special. Sing and Rest appear as the Up-Special and Down-Special respectively. The latter packs quite the unexpected punch when used correctly, although its power has been greatly reduced from the past games.
As for its aerials and smashes, the Pokemon floats and puffs like a balloon, using its short limbs in combat. Despite its size, its been noted to pack a wallop and notably the Wall of Pain from previous games can be accomplished using her moves effectively.
Its final smash utilizes her being to the very core - it puffs up into a huge figure that can push off opponents once deflated off stage if successful. The move itself doesn't originate from the Pokemon series.
Things we can change?:Having a secondary typing means the Pokemon has an array of potential moves that can be incorporated into its move pool. If the veterans get a makeover as many theorize, it may stand a chance of obtaining something new and fresh to its moveset. And what better way than to include a move from its relatively new typing?
And what about the cosmetic side of things? Jigglypuff has been known for having quite peculiar alternate costumes from a variety of hats and head wear. What would you want to return or want in?
Feel free to discuss the Jiggs in Smash Switch!