For the SSBB Event, see Event 8: Go! Triple Finish!.

Triple Finish

Triple Finish is the Pokémon Trainer's Final Smash. It is the same regardless of the Pokémon that grabs the Smash Ball. The trainer brings out all three of his Pokémon. Charizard then uses Fire Blast (which is also the final move used to send the opponents flying), a large star-shaped flame, Squirtle uses Hydro Pump, a multi-directional spray of water, and Ivysaur uses SolarBeam, a narrow beam of concentrated light, to create a massive projectile which can hold targets in place within the blast. It does more damage to players that are closer to the Pokémon, where all three moves will hit at once. When an opponent is as close as possible, they take about 57% damage. However, a downside to this Final Smash can be if the opponent is too close, they will be sent straight up by a concentrated ball of energy in front of the Pokémon, and then can avoid the attack. The move can be used in mid-air, where Charizard will carry the other two using its wings, allowing the team to hover. After several seconds, the Trainer recalls the other two Pokémon and the Final Smash ends.

While using it, a box of text (like the ones in Pokémon games, based on the ones from the fourth generation games) appears on the bottom of the scene, which states, "Take this! Triple Finish!" (which the Pokémon Trainer also screams out loud), and later "It's super effective!". It should be noted that the second message only pops up if the attack causes damage to opponents; if it misses, the first message will remain for the duration of the attack. The text box blocks damage meters. The camera also zooms in on the trio, slowly zooming out as the attack goes on.

Trophy Info

The Final Smash of the Pokémon Trainer. Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard join forces to simultaneously use Hydro Pump, SolarBeam, and Fire Blast. This is the only time all three of them appear on the screen together, so this move boasts the strength of three in one. A window will appear on the screen, but don't worry about it.


As stated above, all three of the attacks have featured in every main instalment in the Pokemon franchise. In the early generations, these moves were known as being the strongest moves for their types, Water, Grass and Fire respectively. This actual Triple Finish concept itself is probably derived from the Pokémon anime, where on several occasions, groups of Pokémon have combined their attacks to make them more powerful and send enemies (more often than not Team Rocket) flying into the distance.

Also mentioned earlier is the integration of the text boxes. The phrase "It's super effective!" has always been used ever since the first trio of titles in the series - during battles, whenever the type of attack used by the Pokémon is used on a foe that is weak against said type of attack, the player's character would exclaim this.


  • When using the attack, the Pokemon Trainer shouts "Take this! Triple Finish!" while the text box says "Take that! Triple Finish!".
  • This Final Smash can actually be used to view off-camera pieces of scenery on stages without pausing and changing the angle. If one stands at the edge of the screen and faces away from any stage before activating the attack, the zooming effect will show graphics that one wouldn't ordinarily see during a brawl.
  • In the Pokemon franchise, the most Pokemon you can have out is two, that being in double battles.
  • It is notable that out of Fire, Grass, and Water, none are actually super-effective against Pikachu, Jigglypuff, or many other Pokemon.

Pokémon Trainer's Special Moves
Standard Special (differs between Pokémon)
Side Special (differs between Pokémon)
Up Special (differs between Pokémon)
Down Special Pokémon Change
Final Smash Triple Finish

Squirtle's Special Moves
Brawl Ultimate
Standard Special Water Gun
Side Special Withdraw
Up Special Waterfall
Down Special (Pokémon Change)
Final Smash Hydro Pump (of Triple Finish)

Ivysaur's Special Moves
Brawl Ultimate
Standard Special Bullet Seed
Side Special Razor Leaf
Up Special Vine Whip
Down Special (Pokémon Change)
Final Smash Solar Beam (of Triple Finish)

Charizard's Special Moves
Brawl SSBWU/3DS Ultimate
Standard Special Flamethrower
Side Special Rock Smash Flare Blitz
Up Special Fly
Down Special (Pokémon Change) Rock Smash (Pokémon Change)
Final Smash Fire Blast (of Triple Finish) Mega Evolution Fire Blast (of Triple Finish)

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