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Stage concept: N’s Castle

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So, you’ve finally gotten a hold of the mythical orb, with which you will summon the legendary dragon Pokemon that will help you fight for the truth. You’ve fought your way through Victory Road, and after a grueling romp against the Elite Four, you’ve finally reached…N’s Castle? During the climax of Pokemon Black and White, Team Plasma revealed their magnificent palace, the gigantic childhood home of their king, N. Rising from the ground and crashing into the Pokemon League building, the castle is a symbol of the power that Team Plasma sought to acquire. The player fought a passionate battle between truth and ideals against N, the ideologically-opposed Reshiram and Zekrom at the forefront. While the castle is left abandoned after N’s defeat, it is revisited in the post-game of Pokemon Black 2 and White 2. N’s Castle, appearing in both sets of 5th generation games, serves as a symbolic representation of the themes of the games, and is overall a recognizable and important location in the series. 

The above picture is of a fan-created stage hack in Brawl. I assume that the castle would appear exactly like that if it were added by the developers themselves. A relatively simple stage, it would be about as wide as the deck section of Brawl’s Halberd stage. There could be platforms added to spice up the terrain a bit, but more notably, how about having Reshiram and Zekrom appear?

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The two dragons would appear in the stage’s background, engaged in brutal combat. While they’d focus entirely on one another and ignore the players, their battle would inevitably extend into the foreground. Fire breath intended to hit Zekrom would miss and shoot into the foreground, scorching unwary players. Likewise, Zekrom’s electrical attack, Fusion Bolt, when launched at the ground, would send out a shockwave along the entire floor that would zap anyone standing. The very architecture would also be a hazard, as the relentless war between these two titans would leave the throne room battered and ruined. The columns on either side of the room, if sufficiently damaged, would collapse, sometimes falling right onto the stage, dealing massive damage and knockback to anyone unlucky enough to get in the way. These broken pillars would become part of the tangible infrastructure of the stage at that point, similar to the navigable ruins of the Dragonspiral Tower from the same game, and the destroyed pillars at the tower’s top.

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Additionally, shallow depressions would be formed in the floor, rubble would fly from collisions, and tiles would fall from the ceiling.  You’d essentially be fighting in the transition from the magnificent castle from Black and White to the ruined one in Black 2 and White 2.

My Music (*denotes a remix)
N’s Castle - Pokemon Black and White* 
Final Battle with N - Pokemon Black and White* 
Battle with Team Plasma - Pokemon Black and White 
G CIS (Black 2 / White 2 Remix) - Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 
Groudon / Kyogre Battle - Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire 
Battle! Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf! - Pokemon Diamond and Pearl 
Cynthia’s Theme - Pokemon Diamond and Pearl
Sunset Colosseum - Pokemon Battle Revolution 
Temporal Tower - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness
Dialga / Palkia Battle at Spear Pillar! - Super Smash Bros Brawl

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