|Super Smash Bros.|
|January 21, 1999|
|April 26, 1999|
|November 19, 1999|
Super Smash Bros. is a game that was released for the Nintendo 64 in April 26, 1999. It was developed by HAL Laboratory. It is the prequel to Super Smash Bros. Melee and thus it has much similar gameplay. Unsurprisingly, Pokémon are found in this game.
It is a 2-dimensional (with some 3-d aspects) fighting game which can be played with a number of Nintendo characters in a number of stages from various Nintendo games. These include Hyrule Temple, Mushroom Kingdom, and the top of the Silph Co. building from Saffron City.
The game was followed by Super Smash Bros. Melee.
The characters include many of Nintendo's mascot characters such as Mario, Kirby, Fox, Ness, Link, and Pikachu as well as a few others. Some are available at the start and some have to be unlocked; one of these unlockable characters is Pokémon's Jigglypuff.
One of the items available in this game is the Pokéball which is based off of its appearance in the Pokémon series. When a player picks it up and throws it, a Pokémon comes out and attacks the other players. The Pokémon that can come out include Beedrill, Venusaur, Electrode, Mew, and many others.
In later Super Smash Bros. titles, several other Pokémon appear as both Pokéball Pokémon and playable characters.
Appearances in other games
Several of the 2-player stages in this game can be unlocked in Melee. The stages keep their original names and feature a subtitle of "past stages."