Detective Pikachu will be joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! Though not in the way you may think… it appears as though the cute but deadly, electrifying mouse will appear as a spirit to obtain through the new spirit mode and not as a character on the roster via DLC. The news was outed when VG247 filmed a run through of Super Smash Bros. features.
I suppose we should be thankful, after all if Nintendo had given us another Pikachu (even if it was a fully fleshed out character in its own right) I feel most fans would see it as a wasted character slot, where instead we could have the appearance of Detective Pikachu as another outfit for the normal version. Which is still entirely possible as well as having it as a spirit counterpart.
As talked about in our previous article, spirit mode is one of the new additions to Ultimate and I felt that it added more depth to the brawler and would become a welcome extension to giving the game a longer lifespan as so many fighting games tend to fall short, here we may have found a solution.
You can see at mark 6.07 in this outed Youtube video below by VG247.com where Detective Pikachu is shown:
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases on the Nintendo Switch December 7, 2019.