List of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U glitches

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This is a list of glitches in the game Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all names are conjectural.

Battle Glitches

Floating Yoshi Egg

In the Mushroom Kingdom U stage, if Yoshi loses his last stock during the stage transformation he can get stuck in a floating egg. When the stage transforms again it will disappear. The details of this glitch are still unknown.[1]

Yoshi Egg Inside Nabbit

A glitch of Nabbit inside Yoshi Egg.

In the Mushroom Kingdom U stage, if Yoshi loses his last stock he can get stuck inside of Nabbit. The egg will stay inside of Nabbit until he leaves the stage.[2]

Bowser Jr. Teleport

This happens on the Battlefield stage. If Bowser Jr. uses his up special and gets KO'd shortly after the Junior Clown Car respawns, he will start teleporting when moving and dodging, and his moveset will be more awkward to use.[3][4]

8 Players with 1 controller

This glitch works on 8 Player Smash and has Player 1 control more than one fighter at a time, from two to all eight fighters. The glitch requires 1-7 Amiibo and can be done with multiple controllers. The player should assign their controller to the first slot, then set the slot to display none. The player should desync the controller, then scan an amiibo with the gamepad. The player should sync the controller back. They will have control of the second slot. The steps can be repeated until 7 slots have amiibo and the eighth slot is occupied by the player. The player should then go to change the rules. After they exit, they will have control over multiple cursors, and can select characters from that point.[5][6]

Lucas' PK Freeze Outside of the Stage

Lucas uses PK Freeze outside of the stage.

This glitch only works on Lucas when he performs PK Freeze outside of the stage. The glitch will freeze Lucas in his PK Freeze pose.[7]

Hitbox error

Sometimes there is a Hitbox error when the player is attacking another. It seems common with an example of Pikachu's up special, as the player will sometimes attack where Pikachu was about half a second ago, and Pikachu will be damaged.

Pac-Man Trampoline Bounce Off screen

The player must play in Group mode with Team Battle on, and both players playing as Pac-Man on the same team. The two Pac-Man must then use their Trampoline move together, bouncing on each-others Trampoline. If done correctly, both players reach the top of the screen, without getting Ko'ed.[8]

The glitch can be countered by using R.O.B. if the player flies up to the bouncing Pac-Man and throws their Gyro.[9] It is also considered cheating in Online Multiplayer and Smash Mode.

Toad Counter Attack + Franklin Badge

Ness activates the Toad Glitch while Peach equipped the Franklin Badge and Ness getting a 212% damage.

This glitch that works on Ness and Peach. The glitch only works if Peach has equipped the Franklin Badge and uses a counter attack with Toad on Ness with the Side Smash Attack. The glitch will cause Toad to produce more spores, which can cause Ness to be KO'd with one hit.[10]

"The Force" Grab

On the Town and City stage, when the player is on a moving platform and grabs another character on a different moving platform, the opponent moves away, but the player is still grabbing them. The player can still use their grab attack but they will be hitting nothing. Throwing the grabbed character, however, still works.[11]

Coal Black Colored PK Freeze

Ness activates the Coal Black PK Freeze glitch trapping R.O.B. inside.

This glitch can only be done with R.O.B. while Lucas or Ness uses PK Freeze. The player should hold Smash Attack Down before triggering the PK Freeze hit. The color of the ice will appear slightly different depending on the color palette of R.O.B. This glitch was found in the 1.1.2 patch.[12][13]

Misc Glitches

Final Smash Transformation on Victory Screen

Lucario, appearing in the Victory Screen during the glitch.

This glitch only works on Bowser, Wario, Lucario, and Little Mac. While using their Final Smash, which causes them to transform into Giga Bowser, Wario-Man, Mega Lucario, and Giga Mac, the characters will appear during the Victory Screen despite having not won. This glitch only works by having them transform right before the end of a Time Battle. The glitch requires to have the Smash Ball broken before the Announcer says "Time".[14]

Different taunt

During any game when the side taunt is performed, there is a chance it will do the down taunt instead. This currently only happens on the GamePad.

Freezing quit

If the player quits the game using the Home button and chooses to return to the Wii U Menu, the text "Wii U Menu" sometimes remains on screen and the Wii U Menu never appears, forcing the player to turn off the Wii U with the power button.

Lylat Cruise Optical Illusion

Lylat Optical 1.jpg
How the ship appears normally
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The main ship overlapping the Airwing

Due to the way the surrounding Arwing ships are placed in the background of the Lylat Cruise stage, they can appear gigantic behind the main ship if the camera is positioned correctly, resulting in an optical illusion.

Patched Glitches

As of patches, these glitches are impossible to perform.

Drifting Pac-Man (Patched in Version 1.0.1)

In a match, while playing as Pac-Man, if one pauses the match while he's charging his Side Smash, Pac-Man starts drifting in a random direction, even passing through parts of the stage. However, unpausing the match puts Pac-Man back in his position as if nothing happened.[15]

Victory T-Pose (Patched in Version 1.1.0)

Palutena performing the Victory T-Pose Glitch.

This glitch can only be performed if a player presses the Home Button when the battle is over. During the "Game" screen, for a split second, the Victory Pose will appear as a T-Pose. The 1.1.0 patch fixed the glitch by adding the No Home Menu Icon during the "Game" screen.[16]

Diddy Kong Immune Grab (Patched in Version 1.1.2)

The player must play as Diddy Kong, and by holding the shield, when the opponent hits them, they must press up multiple times, let go of the shield button, and then allow Diddy Kong to be hit twice. This makes Diddy Kong immune from a grabbing attack (as well as being immune from other moves such Wario's Chomp, Kirby's & King Dedede's Inhale, and Yoshi's Tongue). The glitch disappears if Diddy Kong is KO'ed. This glitch first appeared in the 1.1.1 patch, but was fixed in the 1.1.2 patch.[17]


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