Smash Bros’ Charizard goes mega for Final Smash

Charizard’s Final Smash will transform the fire-breathing Pokemon into Mega Charizard X, Smash Bros director Masahiro Sakurai revealed Tuesday.

Sakurai regularly reveals tidbits about the characters and maps of Super Smash Bros for Wii U & 3DS images via Miiverse. His most recent comments on the Nintendo social network described some of Charizard’s abilities:

“Here’s Charizard’s new special attack, Flare Blitz. It’s a very powerful attack – however, you’ll take recoil damage if you make contact. Pretty true to the original game, huh? Flare Blitz is Charizard’s side special move, and Rock Smash is the down special move.”

Charizard appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where he was one-third of the Pokemon Trainer’s lineup. He’s been broken out into his own character since then, complete with his mega evolution from Pokemon X – Sakurai did not say whether Mega Charizard Y will appear in the game.

New Smash Bros 4 characters were announced in April, including Yoshi and Pokemon pair Charizard and Greninja. Sheik and Zero Suit Samus, who previously appeared as alternate forms for Princess Zelda and Samus in earlier Smash Bros. games, will now have their own dedicated spots on the roster.

These characters will join already announced figures including King DededeLuigiCaptain OlimarSonicPrincess PeachToon Link and Diddy Kong.

Several characters will also make their Smash Bros. debut in the fourth instalment, including the Animal Crossing VillagerMega ManWii Fit Trainer and Rosalina and Luma from Super Mario Galaxy.