Toxtricity, Galar's Punk Pokemon, for Smash!

Which Toxtricity form do you prefer?


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Potential spoilers: Sword and Shield Pokemon forms that aren't available in-game or haven't been officially revealed yet are discussed here.

Who is this peculiar lizard?
Toxtricity is one the newly introduced Pokemon in Sword and Shield and the most recent one to get a baby Pokemon in the form of Toxel. It is a Poison/Electric type Pokemon with two forms, Amped (Yellow) and Low Key (Blue). Toxel evolves into either of these forms depending on its original nature.

Why Toxtricity?
Toxtricity is one of the most popular Pokemon introduced in Sword and Shield.

If data within the game is anything to go by, it appears Toxtricity won't be ignored by the Pokemon Company or Game Freak either. Toxtricity has a Gigantamax form that isn't available yet which will probably be released alongside an event. Seeing as Snorlax and Melmetal, a fan-favorite Pokemon and an event Pokemon, are the only other Pokemon with G-Max forms that haven't been released yet, this probably means that Toxtricity has an important role in a future Pokemon movie or the anime that will correlate with Gigantamax Toxtricity's release.


Most importantly, Toxtricity has the potential for a unique moveset based around its punk personality. As a poison type and a punk, it can be a messy fighter and use its literal electric guitar to beat its opponents with. Being a poison type alone already gives Toxtricity potential to work as a unique character in Smash. Pairing that up with the personality of a punk makes Toxtricity a fighter that isn't presented like anyone else currently in Smash.

The Sword and Shield Spirit event does put a damper on a Gen 8 Pokemon being a DLC character, but seeing as the spirits were only Pokemon revealed prior to Sword and Shield's release, Toxtricity itself has not been relegated to Spirit status and could show up as a DLC fighter with the full stage/music/spirit board package.

Besides, Smash Pokemon speculation has been dominated by starter Pokemon for too long, so how about a non-starter for a change?

Moveset and Other Content:


Alternates between its Amped and Low Key forms. Colors are mostly unique and aren't really based on anything with the exception of the black and brown alternates, which are based on Obstagoon and Rillaboom, two other Galar Pokemon themed around music.

Toxtricity's route is themed around characters who use instruments or sing, have rhythm mechanics in their games, or a stage with a musician. The reference in the route's title is self-explanatory.

Fight 1: Toon Link
Toon Link can use the Wind Waker, a conductor's wand, as an instrument, and in general, Links are musically gifted. The fight takes place in Pirate Ship.


Fight 2: Kirby and King Dedede
Kirby is capable of using the Mike copy ability to sing terribly. There is a rhythm sub-game in Kirby Triple Deluxe featuring Dedede, Dedede's Drum Dash, where he has to bounce on drums in time with the music. The fight takes place in Dream Land.


Fight 3: Mario
Mario himself may not know how to play an instrument himself, but Mayor Pauline certainly does. The fight takes place in New Donk City.


Fight 4: Villager and Isabelle
The Villager may not be the best player of the instruments they can place in their house, but Isabelle knows how to sing well enough. K.K. Slider is the real star, though. The fight takes place in Smashville.


Fight 5: Lucas
Their is a mechanic in Mother 3 that allows the player to perform a combo as long as the player taps A in time with the music. The fight takes place in New Pork City.


Fight 6: Jigglypuff
Sing. The fight takes place in Pokemon Stadium 3.


Boss Fight: Ganondorf to Ganon
Ganondorf seems to be pretty musically gifted like every other Zelda character, seen as he can play an organ like the sinister tyrant he is. I like to think Toxtricity took on Link's mission after defeating him.

I guess these technically don't have to come with a fighter, but I thought it would be nice for Toxtricity to bring a few.

Eiscue Hat: That's right, just a hat. No penguin costume, just Eiscue's ice cube head. I hate Eiscue, but a Mii with its head would be funny.
Cinderace Outfit (Brawler): There were other strong Pokemon candidates, but ultimately I decided on Cinderace based on how easy it'd be to convert it into a Mii and the fact that the human characters are acknowledged every once in a blue moon (sorry Bea).
Axe (Swordfighter), Pulseman (Pulseman), Jill (Gunner): All these characters come from games developed by Game Freak.

Stage and Spirit Battles to be detailed.
Full moveset to be added.


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I SUPPORT! Toxtricity is by far my favorite Gen 8 Pokemon.

Suggestions: Each alt color should have both an amped up and low key variant, with 16 alts total. Maybe the second alt could be replaced by its shiny form.

Maybe replace Belch with Throat Spray, which increases overall damage output, and transforms Overdrive into Boomburst, dealing massive damage and knockback. The spray lasts 15 seconds and has 4 uses per stock.

Gunk Shot should also explode on impact, dealing damage and inflicting poison on the opponent.
 
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Maybe replace Belch with Throat Spray, which increases overall damage output, and transforms Overdrive into Boomburst, dealing massive damage and knockback. The spray lasts 15 seconds and has 4 uses per stock.
That does give Toxtricity a more unique gimmick that isn't burping Wario and emphasizes that it is a singer. If I thought of that, I would have used Sludge Bomb instead of Gunk Shot as its side special because I basically based Gunk Shot around Belch. I don't know if I prefer that to a disgusting punk that doesn't care what others think of it, though. This just makes me miss custom moves.
 
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I support Toxtricity. It's pretty clear that he's the most popular Pokemon introduced in Sword and Shield. His build is perfect for Smash, plus he could have four costumes in Amped form and four costumes in Low Key form. He has an easy final smash too, utilizing his currently unreleased Gigantamax form. Plus, I am personally exhausted with starters becoming playable characters. It would be refreshing if we had a "Lucario" type of representative for another generation. Lastly, with access to moves like Poison Jab, Sludge Wave, Overdrive, and Boomburst, I guarantee he wouldn't play like any other character in Smash. If a Gen 8 representative had to be added as Smash DLC, Toxtricity would definitely be my pick.
 
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Had one of these guys on my team, and I'd love to see it in Smash. The one potential concern I have is the fact that Low Key and Amped Form have different animations, what with them having different number of chest organs and different personalities. I hope that if Toxtricity did make it in, they would pull a first (unless I'm mistaken) and give some of its alternate costumes slightly different models and animations. Either way, though, I support!
 
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Yep, I'm a Toxtricity supporter. I liked both forms, and think they would be cool having the option to have both of them, with their own unique colour schemes (similar to Olimber to Alpha and Bowser Jr. to Koopalings).

My top 3 SwSh Pokemon I would want in Smash are: Rillaboom, Obstagoon, Toxtricity.

I'm going to try and come up with a moveset later on.
 
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I hope that if Toxtricity did make it in, they would pull a first (unless I'm mistaken) and give some of its alternate costumes slightly different models and animations. Either way, though, I support!
I would say they have with the likes of Koopalings and Alph as well as the different gender of some of the fighters...though not different animations. Those would be the echo fighters.

I don't see it as difficult to have both amped and low key form. IMO it would be easier than other costume changes above unless they were really dead set on different animations...and even then, I still don't think that would be that difficult of a task.


Also I see I am the only one to vote for low key. XD
 
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I would say they have with the likes of Koopalings and Alph as well as the different gender of some of the fighters...though not different animations. Those would be the echo fighters.

I don't see it as difficult to have both amped and low key form. IMO it would be easier than other costume changes above unless they were really dead set on different animations...and even then, I still don't think that would be that difficult of a task.


Also I see I am the only one to vote for low key. XD
I think the biggest problem regarding animations is the fact that the Low Key and Amped forms have a different number of chest organs. Having them have the exact same animations would mean that the Amped form would never strum the bottom two organs, which would be a little odd.
 
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