Despite the absurd amount of work that goes into creating each and every installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, there are always some bugs or balancing issues found within the game. Given the online connectivity for the newer games released thus far, several patches have been issued to address any glaring oversights, but it usually takes the developers some time to prepare and release an update. That said, Nintendo and Bandai Namco may have to fix a newly discovered and seemingly major glitch featuring Pikmin protagonist Olimar sooner rather than later.
This new glitch found within the latest Super Smash Bros. title on Wii U makes the aforementioned and adorable character Olimar a true force to be reckoned with by powering up his Pikmin by a significant and wholly unfair amount. In order to utilize a number of supped up attacks with Olimar (or the alternate skin featuring Alph from Pikmin 3), players will have to dip into the fighter’s custom moveset in order to ensure that the glitch will occur.
There are four simple steps that have to be taken in order to ensure that the hyper-charged error will occur, but those that can pull it off will be laughing all the way to an inevitable victory screen. According to the above video, the steps to power up the Pikmin user are as follows:
- Throw Pikmin, preferably onto someone, or make sure the reflector is in between you and Pikmin (in this case, make sure they can walk to the reflector).
- Have player 2 reflect it so the Pikmin touches the reflector by walking by, or latching.
- Using the Order Tackle custom move, bring the Pikmin back. If they are done at the right time, you can get almost 100% on your opponent.
- Note that this Pikmin is now busted until it dies, is thrown, or used in a smash attack.
Even if the glitch isn’t addressed right away, it’s unlikely that Olimar and his plucky Pikmin will be banned from tournament play because custom movesets are not permitted in those scenarios. Still, those hoping to goof around with the odd little spaceman and his veggie-inspired sidekicks now have a fun way to go about doing so – provided they can actually pull off what’s required of them for the glitch.
This glaring issue can even be carried over into duo matches, meaning that a Fox and Olimar team up could spell instant defeat for anyone squaring off against them. Again, it’s a custom-only option, making the glitch irrelevant for dedicated tournament players, but something to keep in mind for fans trying to agitate their friends nonetheless.
Super Smash Bros. is currently available exclusively on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.