Spear Pillar made its debut in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl where Dialga and/or Palkia can be captured. It is set in the Sinnoh region.

This stage is banned in many tournaments due to large number of hazards that Palkia, Dialga, and Cresselia can create that can result in a turning tide for a lucky player (particularly when Palkia flips the stage sideways or turns it upside down).

Origin

Spear Pillar debuts in Pokémon Diamond & Pearl, and can be found at the top of Mt. Coronet. In this game, the two legendary Pokémon Palkia and Dialga can be found at Spear Pillar. Team Galactic, the antagonists of Diamond & Pearl, travel up to Spear Pillar and awaken Dialga/Palkia, bound by a crystalline Red Chain, in order to destroy the world and create a new universe where the Galactic Boss, Cyrus, is deity and king. Dawn/Lucas travel up to Spear Pillar, where they impede Team Galactic's plan to control the legendary Pokémon by defeating their boss as his plan fails. Upon defeat, Team Galactic retreats and the player has the opportunity to catch Dialga/Palkia. High above the Spear Pillar is the Hall of Origin, where the omnipotent legendary Pokémon Arceus resides.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Spear Pillar is a playable stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Dialga, Palkia, and Cresselia make cameo appearances in the background to devastate the players. It is a destructible stage, which also features a cave underneath the surface which players can brawl in. Spear Pillar can be unlocked by completing Event 25.

Stage Elements

After the first few seconds in battle, Dialga, Palkia, or Cresselia will show up in the background of the stage. The player can tell what Pokémon will appear by the tint of the stage. The Pokémon will perform different attacks when they appear:

  • Dialga
    • Shoots a vertical Hyper Beam covering a third of the stage. It can be shielded.
    • Slows down the passage of time (this stacks with effects such as the Timer)
    • Roars, then jumps onto the stage and attacks nearby characters with Roar of Time. There is a larger delay between the roar and jumping on to the stage than there is for other roar-signified attacks.
    • Tilts the stage slightly (this is an illusion; flat surfaces don't become slopes, for example)
    • Halves gravity
  • Palkia
    • Shoots a horizontal Hyper Beam that covers either the upper or lower level. It can be shielded.
    • Tilts the stage at up to a 30 degree angle (again, just an illusion)
    • Mirrors the stage (so that pressing right causes a character to appear to move to the left)
    • Rotates the stage at a 180 degree angle (so that gravity faces up and left is right)
    • Halves gravity
  • Cresselia
    • Throws a series of blades across the stage in straight lines from its position
    • Throws a single blade that swoops across either the upper or lower

Dialga and Palkia will also occasionally destroy a third of the top level of the stage.

After a while, the legendary Pokémon will vanish in a puff of smoke, leaving the brawl to continue normally for a short time. Soon enough, it will return exactly the same as before. Only one Pokémon warps in per fight -- they cannot switch between themselves in the middle of a match.

Uxie, Azelf, and Mesprit, also make appearances here. However, these Pokémon only sit and watch; they do not conduct any other experiments on the stage.

Trivia

  • In the Pokémon RPGs, Cresselia has no connection to Spear Pillar at all.
  • Unlike other stages, such as Mushroomy Kingdom which identify the specific game it hails from, Spear Pillar is only given the setting Pokémon and not Pokémon Pearl or Pokémon Diamond. The same goes with Port Town Aero Dive.
  • If Olimar uses his Final Smash when the stage is turned upside down, the Bulborbs still appear at the bottom of the screen.
  • The cave underneath the main platform strongly resembles the Sinnoh Underground, with crystals partially burrowed in the floor and walls.
  • When the stage is rotated or mirrored, even the pause screen is affected by the switch.
  • If one were to move the camera and look near the back of the stage, one could see what looks like a meteorite sitting near a tree. This may be a homage to the Adamant and Lustrous Orbs, which, in the games, are found behind Dialga or Palkia.
  • In this stage, Dialga and Palkia both use Hyper Beam. However, in the Pokemon Games, they cannot naturally learn it (it can only be taught via TM).
  • If you pause the game and close up on the vertically moving platforms, the platform on the left shows a hieroglyphic drawing of Dialga, with Palkia on the other side.

Songs in My Music

  • Victory Road
  • Dialga/Palkia Battle at Spear Pillar!
  • Wild Pokémon Battle! (Diamond/Pearl)
  • Team Galactic Battle!
  • Route 209

Songs in bold must be unlocked

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