In SSBM Alternate Model Characters are
14 Starter Characters, plus 5 Secret
Characters is the basis for the Characters
in SSBM, but Alternate Model Characters
appear corners of the Character Select
Screen, outside the normal Character
boxes. They are Character Variations.
During production we could not see any
way to make more than around 18 Characters
in the game. But the customers wanted a
lot of Characters to fight as....
That is when we got the idea to copy
the Motion (movement) and Special Moves
from another character and program them
into another to save planning time. That
way we just needed to change the
Character's outward appearance and
operation to make a new character. That is
kinda like how Luigi was made in the
In all truth just, making Character
Models and regulating them is not an easy
job! Especially someone like me who has to
balance out the Parameter (attack strength
and jump range etc.) of Characters should
But, since our choices were only to
"Include" or "Exlude" the Alternate Model
Characters, we of course chose to
"Include" them. That would absolutely be a
better choise! (And cutting them fom the
game still wouldn't make it possible for
and more Characters to be in the game
So, we had to prepare Pichu as opposed
to Pikachu. If you actually compare the
two in game you will see that they are
actually pretty different.
So in SSBM Pichu has been established
as being an extremely weak Character.
Different from Jigglypuff in the previous
SSB, who was a rather weak character, but
was fairly strong depending on the person
who used her, Pichu has a physical
handicap where he will shock himself and
take some damage whenever he does an
attack involving electricity.
Out of all the Characters Pichu is the
lightest, and doesn't have a lot of power
when compared to other Characters.
But another way to look at this is that
by managing to win with Pichu is a fairly
cool thing. If you are at the point where
you can play as Pichu and rank in the
higher places, please, I challenge you to
Play over 200 Rounds
might have noticed this already, but all
Secret Characters can be unlocked just by
Playing Versus Game. For a simple
alternative it's rather intense, but for
people who only play Versus it is an OK
Pichu is Pikachu's Pre-Evolution
Quick Attack has become Agility.
It's easy to use, but there's it
does no damage.
For some reason Pichu falls
sleeps when you crouch.
Having Pichu get shocked when
using electrical attacks is a
Because all attacks, even just
normal A attacks, increase
damage, make sure that it is
absolutely necessary to use that
Four of Pichu's Alternate Colors.
Actually, they look more like