I like jigglypuff as much as the next girl, but I think it's time we get another new pokemon rep in smash to replace it.
I mean the only reason jiggs was in smash in the first place was because it was an easy pallet swap for kirby.
Changes are well only see 5 reps for franchise, and I think there are a LOT more pokemon that can fill the roll.
personally I think eevee would be an awesome choice
>I mean the only reason jiggs was in smash in the first place was because it was an easy pallet swap for kirby.
Even back in 64 Jigglypuff's attacks and animations were all completely different than Kirby's, adding in a completely different Pokemon would've taken roughly the same amount of effort.
Jigglypuff was in due to its popularity and being featured in the anime. Meowth was considered for 64 for the same reasons.
Plus, it's one of the original 12. It's never going anywhere.
>second most popular gen v pokemon in japan
So? It's completely irrelevant to the games and anime at the moment, and being the second most popular pokemon from a generation that isn't 6 or 3 right now is meaningless. If it was playable everyone's reaction would be "why the fuck did they choose that" and quite a few people would be "what is that thing I've never seen it before"
>can rep the fairy type
So can Jigglypuff, a veteran for 3 games running
>less awkward choice for a grass type than sceptile
No, it's more awkward in every possible way. Sceptile easily has the edge for having longer limbs and a tail which would lend themselves well to attacks. Whimsicott has stubby little arms and huge hair which would undoubtedly get in the way. Also, the only reason the grass type would need representation at all is because it's part of the fire/water/grass triangle of starters. Having the fire/water/grass trio in Smash be two starters and one non-starter would just be bizarre and defeat the whole purpose.