Shulk

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Super Smash Bros. Character
Shulk
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Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Special Moves
Standard:  Monado Arts
Side:  Back Slash
Up:  Air Slash
Down:  Vision
Final Smash:  Chain Attack
Battle Entrance
Lands on the stage from above and sets the Monado on his back.

“This is the Monado's power!”
Shulk, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Shulk (シュルク Shuruku) is the main protagonist of Xenoblade Chronicles. Originally a scientist from Colony 9 on the Bionis, Shulk's colony is attacked by the Mechon, leading to him setting off on a quest to stop the Mechon once and for all. He wields the Monado, an ancient sword that gives him various special abilities, including being able to see visions of the future.

History[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Shulk appears as a new playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. He was officially confirmed on August 29th, 2014, during a Nintendo 3DS Direct. His English voice actor in this game is Adam Howden and in Japanese it is Shintarō Asanuma, both reprising their roles from Xenoblade Chronicles.

Shulk's moveset revolves around the Monado, which has a beam of light that extends from the center of its metal blade and gives his attacks added range. Although his overall stats are mostly average, Shulk can use his neutral special, the Monado Arts, to alter his abilities, giving him specific advantages and disadvantages. His other special moves include Back Slash, a leaping slash that deals extra damage if it hits an enemy's rear, Air Slash, which lets Shulk rise into the air as he slashes upward, and Vision, a counter that negates all damage and deals increased damage in return. His Final Smash is Chain Attack, where he calls on his friends Riki and Dunban to help attack opponents that he has trapped.

Six of Shulk's seven alternate costumes are based upon the other six party members of Xenoblade Chronicles, while his seventh is Shulk's appearance when not equipped with any armor.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Shulk is one of the Mystery Mushroom costumes that can be unlocked in Super Mario Maker, either by using the Shulk amiibo or as a random unlock by completing the 100 Mario Challenge on Expert Mode. Pressing up on the d-pad causes Shulk to pose with the Monado, and the "course clear" fanfare is replaced with the fanfare that plays when finding a secret area in Xenoblade Chronicles. Shulk is unique in that his voice voice clips are all from the Japanese release of Xenoblade Chronicles regardless of region.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Shulk ShulkTrophy3DS.png ShulkTrophyWiiU.png Wii Xenoblade Chronicles (04/2012) In Xenoblade Chronicles, this young lad's colony is attacked by the Mechon, so he and his friends set off to take them down. In Smash Bros., his Monado Arts let him change his specialization during battle. You can choose to boost a stat—his jump or attack, for example—but other stats might drop as a result, so choose wisely. In Xenoblade Chronicles, this young lad's colony is attacked by the Mechon, so he and his friends set off to take them down. In this game, his Monado Arts let him change his specialisation during battle. You can choose to boost a stat—his jump or attack, for example—but other stats might drop as a result, so choose wisely.
Shulk (Alt.) ShulkAllStarTrophy3DS.png Shulk(alt)TrophyWiiU.png Wii Xenoblade Chronicles (04/2012) Shulk's up special Air Slash is an upward slash done during a jump. Press the button again quickly to launch opponents sideways. His side special Back Slash, on the other hand, is a downward swing with a very wide range, though using it leaves Shulk wide open. Try hitting foes from behind with this! Shulk's up special, Air Slash, is an upward slash done during a jump. Press the button again quickly to launch opponents sideways. His side special, Back Slash, on the other hand, is a downward swing with a very wide range, although using it leaves Shulk wide open. Try hitting foes from behind with this to do more damage!
Chain Attack N/A ChainAttackTrophyWiiU.png In Xenoblade Chronicles, building up the party's team spirit would let them unleash a chain attack, using multiple Arts in a row to deal massive damage. In this game, Shulk's Final Smash calls party members Dunban and Riki to help obliterate an unlucky target... or multiple targets if you catch more than one in the circle of light!

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

  • Pit: I don't think I've seen that guy around.
  • Palutena: That's Shulk. He's 18 years old and clocks in at 5 feet 6 inches.
  • Pit: That's a pretty fancy sword he's got.
  • Palutena: That's the Monado, the sword that defeated the Mechonis.
  • Pit: Makes us look like a buncha jokers.
  • Palutena: The Monado can change Shulk's strengths and weaknesses. For example, it might increase his jumping ability while decreasing his defense.
  • Pit: So for every strength he gains, he also gains a weakness.
  • Palutena: Yes, and Shulk can KO opponents easier when they've sustained more damage. But if you know his weakness, he's not too difficult to deal with.
  • Pit: Let's not lose our heads, though!

amiibo[edit]

  • A handsome young man and a budding scientist, Shulk is the main protagonist in the Xenoblade Chronicles game. After his home colony is attacked by the Mechon, he and his friends set off to take them down. Shulk wields the Monado, a legendary blade imbued with a curious power that allows it to effortlessly slice through Mechon armor.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シュルク
Shuruku
German Shulk
Russian Шулк
Shulk
Korean 슈르크
Shureukeu
Chinese 修爾克
Xiū'ěrkè

Trivia[edit]

  • Months before Shulk's official reveal as a playable character for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, his English voice actor, Adam Howden, stated on Twitter that he was doing voice-over work for a game, but could not reveal what it was at the time.[1]
  • Metal Face, the stage boss of Gaur Plain, will utter special quotes if Shulk is among the fighters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/A_HOWDZ/statuses/468458294223581184