Gamers have been enjoying the latest pair of Pokemon games since they hit earlier this month. Game Rant's review of Pokemon X and Y even heralded the titles as the best installments the series has ever seen, and the sheer amount of gameplay coupled with the quality of the actual content leaves very little left to be desired. Praise for the games aside, focus on which of these new and pre-existing monsters will appear in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS has started to set in amongst the masses.
It's confirmed that new Pokemon will be appearing in the forthcoming Smash Bros. games – with Xerneas being spotted in a recent screenshot – so Pokemon X and Y will be represented in some form or another. With excitement for both games understandably high, we at Game Rant decided to compose a list of the top five Pocket Monsters we feel are the most likely to make a playable appearance in the next Smash titles.
We've selected characters that weren't playable in Brawl but are feasibly the most likely to score a coveted spot in the crossover-centric beat 'em up. This means we haven't included Jigglypuff, Pokemon Trainer, or Lucario, so don't be alarmed by their absence on this list. Without any further ado, let's get to it.