Alph

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Alph
Alph SSBU.png
Alph's artwork from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Species Koppaite
First appearance Pikmin 3 (2013, Pikimin series)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014, crossover installments)
Latest appearance Pikmin 3 (2013, Pikmin series)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, crossover installments)

Alph is a character from the Pikmin franchise. He is one of the three main protagonists of Pikmin 3. He visits the mysterious planet PNF-404, alongside his crewmates Brittany and Captain Charlie in search of food for the hungry planet of Koppai. He serves as the engineer of the ship, the S.S. Drake, which his grandfather (also named Drake) designed. He is very bright and positive in character, and greatly respects Charlie.

History[edit]

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

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Super Smash Bros. character
Alph
Alph SSBU.png
Game appearances
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (unlockable)
Special moves
Standard:  Pikmin Pluck
Side:  Pikmin Throw
Up:  Winged Pikmin
Down:  Pikmin Order
Final Smash:  End of Day

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Alph makes his Super Smash Bros. debut as a playable character accessible via Captain Olimar's alternate costumes in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. As an alternate costume, his attacks and statistics are identical to Olimar's with any and all changes merely being cosmetic. As with other alternative costumes, the game does not acknowledge him as a separate character from Olimar in battle records and miscellaneous aspects, such as Classic Mode. The exception to this is the announcer, crowd, and character selection, all of which say and/or display his own name. He shares this trait with the Koopalings—the alternate costumes of Bowser Jr.—who are also named, but not acknowledged as separate characters. In All-Star mode, Alph can also appear in place of Olimar, and in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, he can be faced as an opponent in rounds 4 and 5 of Classic mode.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Alph returns as a playable character accessible via Olimar's alternate costumes. Unlike in the previous game, Alph is an 'unlockable' character. Once again, his attacks and statistics are identical to Olimar's and (with the exception of the announcer, crowd, and character selection, all of which say and/or display his own name) the game does not acknowledge him as a separate character from Olimar in battle records and other miscellaneous aspects, such as Classic Mode.

Gallery[edit]

Trophy information[edit]

Name 3DS image Wii U image Appears in (Wii U version only) NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Alph AlphTrophy3DS.png AlphTrophyWiiU.png GCN Pikmin (12/2001)
GCN Pikmin 2 (08/2004)
Alph is a young explorer who crashed on the planet PNF-404. As the engineer of the S.S. Drake, he feels responsible for finding the missing crew and the ship after the crash. Waking up in a pond, Alph quickly encounters a tiny creature— it's a Pikmin! A member of the crew that crash-landed on PNF-404. This young engineer is separated from the rest of his team during landing, but as an engineer, he's just as worried about their ship, the SS Drake. While looking for his crewmates and ship, Alph encounters some strange yet helpful little creatures...

Trivia[edit]

  • According to design documents, at one point during development Alph was being considered as being a full separate playable character; he would have been a clone of Olimar, except with the addition of utilizing Rock Pikmin.[1]
  • He is the only playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U to debut on the Wii U console.

References[edit]

Alph's page on other NIWA wikis:
  1. ^ Plucky Little Guys: Olimar and Alph in Smash 4. Source Gaming (July 29, 2015). Retrieved July 30, 2015.