Super Smash Bros. for Wii U may be have finished up its run of DLC (though the rumored Switch port could potentially get even more), but new content continues to flow in thanks to the tireless work of the game’s modding community. With the major success and memorable characters of the newest Pokémon titles, it’s no surprise that these modders have turned their attention towards adding fighters (as skins, at least) from the Sun and Moon story, with some awesome results.

Much like the
Lillie & Cosmog skin we shared a few months ago, though, these are just skins, not distinct fighters with their own movesets. Popplio is a skin for Villager; Incineroar for Fox; Wicke for Peach; and Gladion for Cloud. While the movesets don’t really match their characters’ actual abilities, it’s great to see these new characters joining the fight to be the best, like no Nintendo character ever was, and I think it’d be pretty sweet if at least one of them (Gladion, please? With Type: Null or Silvally at his side?) was to become a DLC character for Super Smash Bros. for Switch.

If you’d like to try these skins out for yourself, you can download the
Popplio, Wicke, and Gladion mods from Game Banana; unfortunately, the Incineroar skin is currently unavailable, with the creator having deleted it and hoping to improve and reupload it at a later date. There are also a few, more minor mods that the video above shows off, which you can find in the video’s description if you’re interested.

What do you think of these skins? Who else from
Pokémon Sun and Moon would you like to see get modded into the game? Let us know in the comments!

Our Verdict


Tyler Meehan
Tyler is verbose. He apologizes for that. Tyler "Alpha" Meehan's first experiences with gaming came from his cousins' NES and the Mario games that went with it. They were fun, but merely brief distractions while on the road (yes, they had an NES in their car. It was awesome, and he was jealous). Still, nothing compared to his Star Wars books. OR SO HE THOUGHT. His love of gaming truly began when he and a friend came together to beat the Nintendo 64's Mission: Impossible, a challenge so intense that Tyler bought his own console to facilitate its defeat. Upon being introduced to Ocarina of Time (an introduction that included, among other spoilers, the freakin' final boss fight. GEEZ, PHILIP), his lot in life as a Nintendo fanboy was sealed in stone. His ability to recall absolutely useless video game information served him well during the Pokémon craze, and helped him aid numerous friends in their own endeavors to defeat games like Majora's Mask and Kingdom Hearts. Those were good days. Good days... The Zelda series soon became his primary obsession fascination, but additionally he was soon introduced to text-based RPGs by one of his schoolmates. Discovering that he had a knack for the English language and a strong love of telling stories, he started putting effort into writing his own storylines. That all got put onto the backburner, though, when he discovered the Zelda online community, particularly The Desert Colossus's Hyrule Adventures 2, an online text RPG based in the Zelda world. He joined under the pseudonym of "Alpha" and soon became one of their lead writers, going so far as to join the moderator staff and, in a year's time, become the head administrator of the RPG. During this time, Twilight Princess was released, and he joined several other TDCers in posting their thoughts on the game - his "Twilight Impression Posts" lasted for several months and were well received by the community. Staying on even after the webmaster was forced to retire, he continued to provide occasional news posts and articles for the site, until it became clear that the site was dying. He turned his focus back to Hyrule Adventures 2 and his college studies, until the latter forced him to stop work on the former. Tyler graduated a few years ago from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Computer Science, and now serves as a software engineer for a rather large company that he doesn't feel like telling you all about (he's a jerk like that sometimes). His love of gaming and writing still strong, he joined the Zelda Informer staff in early 2013 to write a walkthrough for The Wind Waker, but later began using his English skills to become ZI and Gamnesia's first dedicated Copy Editor. When not trying to get Brian to shut up in Gamnesia's group chat, he spends his time writing Zelda fanfiction, planning some original fantasy stories that he may or may not try to publish some day, and playing games on his Wii, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo 3DS. He intends to get a WiiU sooner or later, probably around when Pikmin 3 comes out, but has little interest in the other consoles currently. Also, he can't stand writing bios in first-person. Talking about yourself like that is just...weird.


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