How the heck is this a stage suitable for competive play? I'll never get what runs through people's heads.

-Random Man

While I'm not an expert, I think the key here is that nothing is random. Each float appears at a predictable time in a predictable place. The movement also makes it much more difficult to do things like camp, but unlike other scrolling stages, you aren't always on the move. In addition, there are no (damaging) hazards. Toomai Glittershine The Table Designer 12:43, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

Why does this page say that it is banned in tournament play but it is listed as counter pick in "Tournament_legal_(SSBM)" and is not listed on the banned stage page, someone please fix this.


There is an Unown movie (I forgot what it is called) and there are a few seances in it where unown fly every where. Refrence???? 13:33, March 20, 2010 (UTC) -chihuahuabeta

Origin clearly the IRL parade balloons. Why the expletive would we take that down? There's no other thing that could have even inspired it. Miles (talk) 02:12, September 14, 2010 (UTC)

While I can't honestly say that it's not speculation, I also think it should stay. The first reason is as Miles said, "There's no other thing that could have even inspired it" (considering that we can't agree if it was inspired by the anime OR the parade). Even I was speculative when I first saw the video, but I figured it was the closest thing that could've inspired the stage. Also, nothing like this has happened in the games, so that doesn't really give us much to look at when trying to figure out where it came from. Unknown the Hedgehog 02:22, September 14, 2010 (UTC)
It is speculation, which does not belong on the Wiki in any way, shape, or form. I find it quite ridiculous to believe that the Macy parade influenced Poke Floats. You know, the idea of giant balloons was conjured before the Macy parade came into existence and it is not the only thing that has giant balloons. Can't you guys accept the fact that this stage is an original creation created for Melee? Not every damn thing in Smash Bros. has to be influenced from something else, much less some IRL parade. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS 02:28, September 14, 2010 (UTC)
The Macy's Parade is quite famous, and it's unlikely that it escaped Nintendo's notice that it was a great publicity draw for Pokemon (which were already popular anyway). Why not base a stage off of it? (Also, while not everything in Smash has a source, the vast majority do.) Miles (talk) 02:58, September 14, 2010 (UTC)
I'd like to point out something guys. The Pikachu appearance was in 2006. Melee was released in 2001.--MegaTron1XDD 03:01, September 14, 2010 (UTC)
Actually, Pikachu's balloon was first introduced to the parade in 2001. Unknown the Hedgehog 03:03, September 14, 2010 (UTC)
I got that wrong then. Though you do realize that Japan released the game 4 days before Thanksgiving. It is impossible for Nintendo to copy off that when it wasn't even shown. And I doubt that they have a special connection to Macy to know about it in advance.--MegaTron1XDD 03:15, September 14, 2010 (UTC)
Again, why would they base a stage off some IRL event that is not related to any Nintendo game? As said before, the ideas of giant balloons been around much longer than the Macy parade and there are other parades in the world that have giant balloons. But the real issue is that this is speculation. It can't be proven and therefore, it doesn't belong in the article. What we have for the origin section now is good enough. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS 03:11, September 14, 2010 (UTC)

PS1 and/or PS2?

As I recall, Pokémon Stadium 1 was a Generation I game and therefore could not have Unown, Sudowoodo, or other Gen II Pokés in it. So are these models all from Pokémon Stadium 2, or are some from 1 and some from 2? Did they even make any model changes between the two games? Toomai Glittershine Toomai 02:36, September 15, 2010 (UTC)

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