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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SSB Ultimate box art.png
Developer(s) Nintendo
Sora Ltd.
BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Release date Japan December 7, 2018
USA December 7, 2018
Europe December 7, 2018
Australia December 7, 2018
South Korea December 7, 2018
HK December 7, 2018
ROC December 7, 2018
Genre Fighting/Action
Rating(s)
ESRB:ESRB E10+.svg - Everyone 10+
PEGI:PEGI 12.svg - Twelve years and older
CERO:CERO A.png - All ages
ACB:ACB PG.svg - Parental guidance
USK:USK 12.svg - Twelve years and older
DEJUS:DEJUS 10+.png - Ten years and older
RARS:RARS 12+.svg - Twelve years and older
GRAC:GRAC All.svg - All ages
GSRR:GSRR P.svg - Six years and older
FPB:FPB 10-12.png - Ten to twelve years
GCAM:GCAM 12.png - Twelve years and older
NMC:NMC 12.svg - Twelve years and older
Mode(s) 1–8 players
Media
Nintendo Switch:
Media NS icon.png Cartridge
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Input
Nintendo Switch:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a game in the Super Smash Bros. series for the Nintendo Switch. The game was announced through a teaser trailer in the March 2018 Nintendo Direct[1] and was released on December 7, 2018. The game features 103 base stages and 74 base playable characters (with more fighters and stages as downloadable content), the largest respective numbers in the series.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was made available for pre-order and pre-loading from the Nintendo eShop beginning November 1, 2018. The game takes up approximately 14.3 GB of the Nintendo Switch's storage when downloaded from the Nintendo eShop.

Gameplay

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate retains the series' basic gameplay elements, with several new mechanics and changes. As with previous installments, the objective of the game is to launch opponents off the stage. Players build each other's damage percentage through attacks, and the higher the percentage, the farther they fly when they are hit. This time, the damage display is in decimal notation, adding a tenth to the number. Additionally, when an opponent is launched, their launch speed is the fastest at the start, unlike in previous games in the series. During 1-on-1 battles, all fighters' attacks deal 1.2x their regular damage, which is done to "increase gameplay speed."[2] Additionally, characters can use any ground attack out of a run (e.g. standard attacks, tilt attacks, smash attacks), while any aerial attack can be used while climbing a ladder, officially known as a "ladder attack".

Three techniques are also introduced in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: the Directional Air Dodge, Short-Hop Attack, and a new version of the Perfect Shield. The Directional Air Dodge, a technique carried over from Super Smash Bros. Melee, allows the player to dodge while moving at the direction they tilt Left Stick, which can also be used for recovery. However, if a player dodges excessively—whether in the air or on the ground—they become more vulnerable to attacks, with less intangibility and lower dodge speed. The Short-Hop Attack is performed by pressing the attack and jump buttons at the same time, allowing the player to hop a short distance off the ground while performing an air attack; however, all short-hopped aerial attacks deal 0.85x their regular damage (excluding special moves, and certain states such as Peach and Daisy's Floating Jump attacks and the Super Leaf item). The Perfect Shield can be used to block attacks without depleting the user's shield. However, unlike in past installments, where it is activated by pressing the shield button before an attack connects, the Perfect Shield is instead performed by releasing the shield button just as an opponent's attack lands, nullifying the attack.

During a match, the fighter that is in the lead occasionally emits a glimmer of light. If a match enters Sudden Death, unlike in previous games where Bob-ombs begin to drop after a period of time, the screen slowly zooms in on the center of the stage, shrinking the field of view and stage boundary and thereby making it easier for fighters to be KO'd. The Sudden Death mode is visually accompanied by flames that intensify as the screen zooms in on the stage. Bob-ombs still drop on the stage if enough time passes and no one is KO'd.

As with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate also supports Nintendo GameCube controllers.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available in 11 different languages: Japanese, English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean, all of which are fully voiced. However, the Chinese versions use the Japanese voice set, and some of the specific names (characters, stages, items, etc.) are also not translated and use their English names instead, probably due to copyright reasons (mostly for third-party games), or they were not intended to have official Chinese versions for the original games. The player can also change the dialect for the English, French, and Spanish languages by changing the "Region" setting in the System Settings for the console (though in the case of English, it only changes the names for certain characters, stages, etc., such as Duck Hunt being called "Duck Hunt Duo" and the Find Mii stage into "StreetPass™ Quest", as well as release dates in tips). Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the first installment in the series to feature Dutch and Russian announcers.

Smash

Mario, Sonic, Mega Man and Pac-Man have a battle.
“Battle up to eight fighters.”
In-game description

Before starting a match, the player can create their own preset rules, such as the number of stocks and time limit, which they can quickly select at any time. In addition to Time and Stock modes, Stamina mode is now a standard mode alongside the aforementioned two, and no longer a part of Special Smash. Stocks can also be added to Stamina mode - and it can now be played online.[3]

8-Player Smash also returns from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and can now be played on any stage from the start.

A new rule option added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the Final Smash Meter, which appears below each fighter's damage meter and fills up as the player takes damage from opponent attacks, similar to Little Mac's Power Meter. Once it is full, the player can then use a Final Smash. These Final Smashes deal less damage and knockback than regular Final Smashes obtained from Smash Balls, and like them, only one can be used at a time.

Squad Strike

Squad Strike

Squad Strike (Japanese: 団体戦 Dantaisen, Team Competition) is an elimination-style battle mode added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The player can choose between 3-on-3 or 5-on-5 Squad Strikes, which can be carried out with one player on each side playing as three or five characters, or three or five players on each side each playing as one character. In a Squad Strike, both sides battle each other as the three or five characters consecutively in one battle. Characters can only be picked once per team, including amiibo fighters.

Tourney

Tourney returns from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, allowing up to 32 participants to compete. After selecting the number of total participants, number of CPU players and tourney type, the game automatically generates a tournament bracket. This mode is also compatible with amiibo fighters.

Special Smash

Special Smash from previous installments returns, this time with three sub-modes. The first is Custom Smash, which works the same way as in Special Smash from Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, except there is no longer a Stamina option due to it being a part of the basic rule selection. The 300% setting has been split into Super Sudden Death, which works similarly to the rule of the same name in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Smashdown

In the new, third mode, Smashdown (Japanese: 全員バトル Zen'in Batoru, All-Members Battle), players enter a series of matches selecting a character for each one. After one match ends, however, the characters used in that match are no longer available for subsequent matches, forcing players to select a different character for the next one. Smashdown is the only mode which supports 8-Player Smash.

Adventure

Title card for World of Light

The Adventure mode in this game is called World of Light. It has a board game-like map, and elements and maps based off of various games have been shown; Warp Pipes and ! Switches are noticeable. Unlike The Subspace Emissary, which is very plot-heavy, World of Light is used to demonstrate the functionalities of spirits and spirit battles, and has a very loose plot to leave the player free to explore the light and dark realms of the Adventure mode. World of Light also has considerably fewer cutscenes than The Subspace Emissary, though most of them are silent, akin to The Subspace Emissary's cutscenes; the lone exception being the introductory scene.

During the events of the Adventure mode, a monster called Galeem defeats all of the fighters except Kirby, imprisoning them in the eponymous World of Light, where they are cloned and their clones are possessed by spirits, which are the other victims of Galeem's attack. Once Kirby has freed Mario and more fighters and spirits in the Light Realm and defeated Galeem, a new monster named Dharkon appears, opening a path to the Dark Realm, forcing Galeem to retreat. When the remaining fighters and spirits are freed in the Dark Realm (as well as defeating Dharkon), Galeem appears to confront Dharkon, putting the player in a third realm: a mixture of the Light and Dark Realms.

Within the mode, only Kirby is available from start; the rest of the fighters are unlocked though the mode's progress in matches similar to those of Challenger's Approach (the exception being Bowser, who becomes playable after defeating Giga Bowser). Downloadable characters can be made available to play as in World of Light by freeing 10 fighters in the mode. If the character in question is downloaded with the criteria having been met beforehand, then the character is immediately unlocked.

Three endings exist in the Adventure Mode: two bad endings with Galeem or Dharkon respectively, and a true ending with both bosses. The first ending is achieved by defeating too many dark puppet fighters, thus forcing the player to fight Galeem; when Galeem is defeated, Dharkon destroys Galeem and his army, encroaching the universe in darkness. The second ending is achieved by defeating too many light puppet fighters, thus forcing the player to fight Dharkon; when Dharkon is defeated, Galeem unleashes another wave of light, essentially engulfing the universe in light again. The third ending is achieved by defeating an equal number of light and dark puppet fighters, making the player fight both Galeem and Dharkon simultaneously; when the player wins, the universe is restored to its original state, while all spirits fly back to their original worlds.

Games & More

Unlike other Super Smash Bros. games, there is no longer a Stadium menu. Mob Smash, along with Home-Run Contest (as of version 5.0.0) are now their own sub-modes within Games & More menu.

Mob Smash

SmashWiki article: Multi-Man Smash

Multi-Man Smash returns from previous installments under the name Mob Smash. This time, the mode has three rules:

  • Century Smash: Returns from previous installments (then "100-Man Smash"). The player must KO 100 Fighting Mii Team enemies.
  • Cruel Smash: Returns from previous installments. The player fights strong Fighting Mii Team enemies that are capable of launching them far with most attacks until they are KO'd, while no items appear.
  • All-Star Smash: A new mode that merges All-Star Mode and Endless Mode from Multi-Man Smash in the previous installment. The player fights all (currently available) playable characters until they are KO'd, in a similar manner to "The True All-Star Battle" Event Match from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The fighters appear in order of their first appearance (based off of Japanese release dates).

Challenger's Approach

SmashWiki article: Challenger's Approach

Challenger's Approach is a unique feature to this game, where the player can rematch with unlockable fighters. This menu appears after a few minutes of failing an unlock match. When selected, the Challenger Approaching screen will appear for the unlockable fighter to which the player lost the match, then the player is able to choose any character they have unlocked to rematch the unlockable fighter.

Classic Mode

SmashWiki article: Classic Mode (SSBU)

Classic Mode returns from previous installments, returning to its original format last seen in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, in which the player fights multiple opponents in a linear series of matches to reach the end, while also trying to get a high score. This time, each fighter has a set series of opponents to face. Unlike Classic Mode's previous incarnations, the player is always given one stock, never being able to adjust the stock number before initiating the mode. When the player is KO'd, using a continue no longer causes the current match they are in to restart; instead, the match begins right where it left off, but the player starts with 0% and gets points deducted off their score. At the end of each path, the fighter has a specific boss they are required to fight, though there are variations for some characters' Classic Mode routes.

Training

Training mode lets players practice and experiment with characters' moves, items and the CPU as well as manipulate gameplay elements (such as game speed and damage), also returning from previous installments. The mode now features an exclusive numbered, grid-like stage, which allows the player to measure distances such as jump height and projectile range. In addition, it is now possible to toggle whether or not to show the trajectory at which the CPU would be launched from an attack at 50% damage in the form of a green curve, alongside the trajectory if they would be launched at 0% damage (a red curve) and 100% damage (a blue curve).[3] Unlike Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, this mode is also compatible with amiibo fighters.

Online

Online is a mode where one can fight other players in battle via the Internet. Various modes are available, such as: Quickplay, Battle Arenas, Shared Content, and Options. A Nintendo Switch Online subscription is required to access and play all online modes.

Quickplay

Quickplay is a mode where one or two players fight other players online. When playing solo, the player fights to gain GSP (Global Smash Power), a score of sorts, in either a 1-on-1, a 2-on-2 team battle, or a 3 or 4-player free-for-all; each fighter has separate GSP counts, which are all combined together and divided by the roster (excluding the three Mii Fighters, who are unusable in Quickplay) for the player's average total GSP. Once reaching a certain amount of GSP (usually a very high number, which itself is subject to change), the player's fighter enters Elite Smash, an advanced sub-mode where only high-GSP players fight. Quickplay's co-op mode functions similarly to a team battle in solo, albeit without GSP.

Battle Arenas

Battle Arenas is a mode where players can create or join servers, known as arenas, to fight friends and/or strangers. Arenas can either be made public, where any user can join said arena; or they can be set to "Friends Only," where only users in the player's friend list can join their arena. Many aspects such as the time limit, stock count, items, FS Meter, and stage hazards can be adjusted when creating the arena, as well as some being adjustable during the arena's lifespan; the player's rulesets in the Smash mode can be used in Battle Arenas, or new ones can be made. Arenas come with five-digit-long alphanumeric IDs (e.g., 77B4V) which can be used by players to find a specific arena they want to join; additionally, passwords (which can be up to 8 digits long) can be toggled on or off.

Playable characters

“Everyone is here!”
E3 2018 trailer

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features all 63 (65 if counting Pokémon Trainer's Pokémon separately) previously playable characters in the series, as well as 23 newcomers. Eleven of the newcomers are part of the base game, while twelve of them were released or are set to be released post-launch as downloadable content (DLC). All but one of the DLC fighters are available through two Fighters Passes (with the first pass containing five fighters and the second containing six fighters), and, at least in the case of the first five, can be purchased individually. Piranha Plant is available separate from these passes.[4] Counting Pokémon Trainer and his/her Pokémon as a single fighter and the three Mii Fighter types separately, a total of 74 fighters are playable in the base game, while six fighters have been released as DLC, with six more to be added by December 2021[4] for a grand total of 86 characters.

Uniquely, seven characters (two veterans and five newcomers) are given a special category known as Echo Fighters, which are characters whose movesets are heavily derived from those of other characters. While some Echo Fighters have distinct differences, such as Chrom and Ken, others, like Daisy and Richter, may be completely identical to the fighter they are based off of. However, while their movesets may be similar to their base character, they have unique visual differences such as Final Smashes, taunts, victory animations, and, in some cases, victory themes.

The number beside each playable character (excluding Echo Fighters) signifies the order in which they were announced to be playable in the Super Smash Bros. series; in the case of the unlockable characters from Super Smash Bros. Melee, their order is based on the number of Smash matches required to unlock them in that game. Instead of having their own number, Echo Fighters are given the same number as their base counterpart with a lower-case epsilon symbol (ε) being placed next to the number. (This also affects their location on the character selection screen.) This numerical order is similar to the character order in the previous game's Sound Test, with exceptions such as third-party characters and previously unlockable characters being mixed in with other characters, and Echo Fighters being placed next to the characters they are based on. As Sheik was announced for Melee before Zelda, their order is also swapped.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate contains the most unlockable characters out of any Super Smash Bros. game. The starting roster consists of the eight starting fighters from the original Super Smash Bros., as well as the ability to create a Mii to include them as starter characters; the rest of the roster needs to be unlocked. There are three ways for a character to be unlocked:

  • The player can play Smash matches to summon new character unlock fights, with a 10-minute gap existing between unlocks.
  • The player can play as certain characters in Classic Mode, with each character belonging to a specific unlock tree.
  • The player can fight and have the character join the player's party in the World of Light.

On the character selection screen, the roster is ordered by number (with the exception of Miis, who are positioned next to the "Random" panel), instead of roughly by series like in previous installments.

The descriptions in the following table are from the Super Smash Blog, with the exception of Piranha Plant's, which is from the Nintendo eShop, and the rest of the DLC characters, which are taken from the DLC website.

Veterans

Character Description Special moves Final Smash Unlock methods
Mario SSBUltimate.png
01 Mario Mario Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Mario (SSBU)
Mario is an all-around fighter who uses his wide variety of techniques to respond to any situation. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he shows up in his Wedding tux and his Builder outfit, and Cappy even makes an appearance! Neutral - Fireball
Side - Cape
Up - Super Jump Punch
Down - F.L.U.D.D.
Mario Finale Starter
DonkeyKong SSBU.png
02 Donkey Kong DK Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Donkey Kong (SSBU)
His charged punch is one of the strongest attacks in the game! In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, his Final Smash has been updated from Konga Beat to a flurry of punches! Neutral - Giant Punch
Side - Headbutt
Up - Spinning Kong
Down - Hand Slap
Jungle Rush Starter
LinkSSBU.png
03 Link Zelda Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Link (SSBU)
Link has been redesigned to match his appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He can now pick up arrows he's fired, and his bombs have been upgraded to remote bombs, so you can set them off when the timing is just right! Neutral - Bow and Arrows
Side - Boomerang
Up - Spin Attack
Down - Remote Bomb
Ancient Bow and Arrow Starter
Samus SSBU.png
04 Samus Metroid Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Samus (SSBU)
With her Charge Shot, Missile and Bomb, Samus has three different projectiles to keep her opponents in check from a distance. When fully charged up, her Charge Shot is quite powerful. For her Final Smash, she launches a wide laser beam that can be moved up and down! Neutral - Charge Shot
Side - Missile
Up - Screw Attack
Down - Bomb
Zero Laser Starter
YoshiSSBU.png
05 Yoshi Yoshi Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Yoshi (SSBU)
Yoshi is all about egg-related moves, like throwing eggs, swallowing opponents and turning them into eggs, or turning into an egg and charging toward an opponent. With a high jump, recovery is a piece of cake for Yoshi! And for his Final Smash, a Yoshi army stampedes through the stage. Neutral - Egg Lay
Side - Egg Roll
Up - Egg Throw
Down - Yoshi Bomb
Stampede! Starter
Kirby SSBU.png
06 Kirby Kirby Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Kirby (SSBU)
Kirby's ability to copy other fighters is totally unique! While he is light and can be launched easily, he can also jump up to five times in the air, so he has great recovery. Look for his new Stone transformation, too. Neutral - Inhale
Side - Hammer Flip
Up - Final Cutter
Down - Stone
Ultra Sword Starter
Fox SSBU.png
07 Fox StarFox Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Fox (SSBU)
He can overwhelm his opponents with his quick movements, and his specials don't leave him open for counterattacks. His costume and voice have been redone to match his appearance in Star Fox Zero. This Fox is brand new! "Come on!" Neutral - Blaster
Side - Fox Illusion
Up - Fire Fox
Down - Reflector
Team Star Fox Starter
Pikachu SSBU.png
08 Pikachu Pokemon Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Pikachu (SSBU)
This fierce fighter uses electric moves like Thunder Jolt and Thunder. Pikachu Libre is one of the alternate costumes and you can tell she's female by the shape of her tail. Neutral - Thunder Jolt
Side - Skull Bash
Up - Quick Attack
Down - Thunder
Volt Tackle Starter
LuigiSSBU.png
09 Luigi Mario Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Luigi (SSBU)
He can jump higher than his brother, Mario. His Up Special, Super Jump Punch, will gain maximum damage and launching power when hitting the opponent right at the start. It truly is a "Special" move. He also uses his new Poltergust for his throw! Neutral - Fireball
Side - Green Missile
Up - Super Jump Punch
Down - Luigi Cyclone
Poltergust G-00
  • 33rd character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 5th character in Mario's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Mysterious Dimension in World of Light
Ness SSBU.png
10 Ness EarthBound Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Ness (SSBU)
Ness has a variety of moves, from long-range attacks using psychic powers known as "PSI," to short-range attacks with his bat and yo-yo. Ness can also unleash PK Thunder, a guided attack that can launch him like a rocket or help him recover! Neutral - PK Flash
Side - PK Fire
Up - PK Thunder
Down - PSI Magnet
PK Starstorm
  • 1st character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 1st character in Kirby's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
CaptainFalcon SSBU.png
11 Captain Falcon F-Zero Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Captain Falcon (SSBU)
A fighter that possesses both speed and power! But in exchange, he is frequently left open. Being able to successfully land his neutral special, Falcon Punch, can greatly influence the battle in multiplayer matches. Neutral - Falcon Punch
Side - Raptor Boost
Up - Falcon Dive
Down - Falcon Kick
Blue Falcon
  • 11th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 1st character in Fox's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
Jigglypuff SSBU.png
12 Jigglypuff Pokemon Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Jigglypuff (SSBU)
Jigglypuff can jump 5 times in the air and can move faster in the air than on the ground. Use Jigglypuff's great aerial ability to overwhelm your opponent! If you manage to land the down special Rest, you can powerfully launch your opponent. Neutral - Rollout
Side - Pound
Up - Sing
Down - Rest
Puff Up
  • 15th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 2nd character in Kirby's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
PeachSSBU.png
13 Peach Mario Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Peach (SSBU)
THE super princess. Watch out for her powerful kicks while she's airborne. Using her down special, she picks vegetables and throws them at her opponents. Sometimes she even gets items...like a Bob-omb! Neutral - Toad
Side - Peach Bomber
Up - Peach Parasol
Down - Vegetable
Peach Blossom
  • 12th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 3rd character in Fox's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm's Molten Fortress in World of Light
Bowser SSBU.png
14 Bowser Mario Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Bowser (SSBU)
Who's the greatest nemesis of all!? It's King Bowser! In Super Smash Bros, his power and weight make him a reliable fighter. Use his Fire Breath to keep opponents at bay, then use his damaging attacks to launch them off the stage! He transforms into Giga Bowser for his Final Smash and delivers a super powerful punch! Neutral - Fire Breath
Side - Flying Slam
Up - Whirling Fortress
Down - Bowser Bomb
Giga Bowser Punch
  • 3rd character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 1st character in Donkey Kong's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm's Molten Fortress in World of Light after defeating Giga Bowser
IceClimbers SSBU.png
15 Ice Climbers IceClimbers Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Ice Climbers (SSBU)
Back in the battle after a ten-year absence! There are two of them, so does that make them twice as strong as other fighters? Neutral - Ice Shot
Side - Squall Hammer
Up - Belay
Down - Blizzard
Iceberg
  • 10th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 2nd character in Link's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
Sheik SSBU.png
16 Sheik Zelda Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Sheik (SSBU)
Now Sheik joins the battle wearing the Sheikah costume from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Keep the pressure on your opponent by using his speedy dash to quickly close in on (or get away from) your opponent! Neutral - Needle Storm
Side - Burst Grenade
Up - Vanish
Down - Bouncing Fish
Sheikah Dance
  • 47th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 5th character in Donkey Kong's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
ZeldaSSBU.png
17 Zelda Zelda Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Zelda (SSBU)
You might recognize Zelda's look from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds game. In battle she uses magical moves to reflect and teleport, and for her Final Smash, she seals her opponents away in the Triforce of Wisdom. If an opponent has 100% damage or more, they will be instantly KO'd! Neutral - Nayru's Love
Side - Din's Fire
Up - Farore's Wind
Down - Phantom Slash
Triforce of Wisdom
  • 2nd character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 4th character in Kirby's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Sacred Land in World of Light
DrMario SSBU.png
18 Dr. Mario Mario Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Dr. Mario (SSBU)
He has more attack and launch power than Mario, but his jump and recovery is not as good. Pro tip: You can repeatedly press the B button when using his down special, Dr. Tornado, to float a bit! Neutral - Megavitamin
Side - Super Sheet
Up - Super Jump Punch
Down - Dr. Tornado
Doctor Finale
  • 62nd character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 7th character in Mario's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
Pichu SSBU.png
19 Pichu Pokemon Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Pichu (SSBU)
Pichu is back after 17 years! Pichu's electric attacks have greater range and do more damage than its other attack types – but they also damage Pichu. Neutral - Thunder Jolt
Side - Skull Bash
Up - Agility
Down - Thunder
Volt Tackle
  • 34th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 8th character in Pikachu's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm's Power Plant in World of Light
FalcoSSBU.png
20 Falco StarFox Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Falco (SSBU)
He's a talented aerial fighter with amazing jumping ability, but Falco is a bit slower on the ground. His final smash is an all-out attack using an unorthodox formation of Arwings! Neutral - Blaster
Side - Falco Phantasm
Up - Fire Bird
Down - Reflector
Team Star Fox
  • 32nd character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 4th character in Fox's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
Marth SSBU.png
21 Marth FireEmblem Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Marth (SSBU)
Marth is an exceptional swordfighter with a long reach. He'll do the most damage with attacks using the tip of his sword, so spacing is an important factor. Neutral - Shield Breaker
Side - Dancing Blade
Up - Dolphin Slash
Down - Counter
Critical Hit
  • 7th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 2nd character in Yoshi's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
Lucina SSBU.png
21ε Lucina FireEmblem Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Lucina (SSBU)
Lucina is Marth's echo fighter, so she shares most of her standard and special attacks with Marth. However, while Marth's attacks are more powerful when made with the tip of his blade, Lucina's attacks just as powerful whether you use the tip or the base of the sword. Neutral - Shield Breaker
Side - Dancing Blade
Up - Dolphin Slash
Down - Counter
Critical Hit
  • 23rd character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 5th character in Yoshi's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm in World of Light
YoungLink SSBU.png
22 Young Link Zelda Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Young Link (SSBU)
He’s back after 17 years! Young Link is faster than Link but he’s also lighter, making him easier to launch. Neutral - Fire Arrow
Side - Boomerang
Up - Spin Attack
Down - Bomb
Triforce Slash
  • 8th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 6th character in Link's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Sacred Land in World of Light
Ganondorf SSBU.png
23 Ganondorf Zelda Emblem.png
SmashWiki article: Ganondorf (SSBU)
His new design matches his appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time! Now he uses his sword for all his smash attacks. He's a bit slimmer then he was before, but his Warlock Punch is devastating! For his final smash he transforms into Ganon, The Demon King and quickly charges forward. Neutral - Warlock Punch
Side - Flame Choke
Up - Dark Dive
Down - Wizard's Foot
Ganon, The Demon King
  • 40th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 4th character in Yoshi's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Sacred Land in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Mewtwo (SSBU)
A Legendary Pokémon known for its technical moves. Use Confusion or Disable as a diversion, then land a Shadow Ball! For its Final Smash, Mewtwo transforms into Mega Mewtwo Y and fires a projectile that freezes and launches the opponent! Neutral - Shadow Ball
Side - Confusion
Up - Teleport
Down - Disable
Psystrike
  • 60th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 8th character in Fox's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Mysterious Dimension in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Roy (SSBU)
Get up close and personal for major damage! Unlike Marth, Roy's attacks are more powerful the closer you get to the base of his blade. For his Final Smash, his sword bursts into flame and sends anyone caught in the blast flying. Neutral - Flare Blade
Side - Double-Edge Dance
Up - Blazer
Down - Counter
Critical Hit
  • 29th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 6th character in Mario's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Final Battle Realm in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Mr. Game & Watch (SSBU)
When using his side special, Judge, this fighter pulls out a hammer and the numbers 1-9 are displayed. If you pull off a 9 attack, it will really knock the opponent back. His Final Smash turns him into an octopus that can pull opponents off the stage! Neutral - Chef
Side - Judge
Up - Fire
Down - Oil Panic
Octopus
  • 52nd character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 6th character in Pikachu's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Meta Knight (SSBU)
This fighter not only has tons of quick moves, he can perform a midair jump five times! All his special moves have a recovery aspect, so use them at the right time. His Final Smash is Darkness Illusion, which unleashes a fast series of aerial attacks. Neutral - Mach Tornado
Side - Drill Rush
Up - Shuttle Loop
Down - Dimensional Cape
Darkness Illusion
  • 38th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 4th character in Link's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Mysterious Dimension in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Pit (SSBU)
Pit is a well-balanced, well-rounded character with a defensive special that nullifies long distance attacks and excellent recovery. He's a great choice for new players! Neutral - Palutena Bow
Side - Upperdash Arm
Up - Power of Flight
Down - Guardian Orbitars
Lightning Chariot
  • 4th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 3rd character in Samus' Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm's Temple of Light in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Dark Pit (SSBU)
Dark Pit is Pit's echo fighter. His abilities are mostly the same as Pit's, but his hair and clothes are different colors, he summons different weapons, and celebrates victory to a different tune. Neutral - Silver Bow
Side - Electroshock Arm
Up - Power of Flight
Down - Guardian Orbitars
Dark Pit Staff
  • 54th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 8th character in Samus' Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Dracula's Castle in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Zero Suit Samus (SSBU)
Although not as powerful as Samus, her speed is exceptional! Her Paralyzer not only has the ability to stun opponents, but it can also turn into a whip. For her Final Smash, she dons her suit and fires a powerful laser! Neutral - Paralyzer
Side - Whip Lash
Up - Boost Kick
Down - Flip Jump
Zero Laser
  • 19th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 2nd character in Fox's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Wario (SSBU)
Wario has unique attacks, like using his Wario Bike and releasing noxious gas. He can jump higher than normal by leaping from his bike, which comes in handy when recovering. For his Final Smash, he turns into Wario-Man and creates copies of himself for an all-out attack! Neutral - Chomp
Side - Wario Bike
Up - Corkscrew
Down - Wario Waft
Wario Man
  • 24th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 7th character in Samus' Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Dracula's Castle in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Snake (SSBU)
Back by popular demand, Snake brings a ranged fighting style unlike any other fighter in the game. His Final Smash locks onto an opponent and fires five homing missiles. Neutral - Hand Grenade
Side - Remote Missile
Up - Cypher
Down - C4
Covering Fire
  • 39th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 5th character in Link's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm's Base in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Ike (SSBU)
Ike's side smash attack is extremely powerful, but it leaves him open, so you'll need to read your opponent's moves carefully. You can choose between his Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn costumes. Neutral - Eruption
Side - Quick Draw
Up - Aether
Down - Counter
Great Aether
  • 14th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 4th character in Mario's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Mysterious Dimension in World of Light
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(with Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard)
SmashWiki article: Pokémon Trainer (SSBU)
Pokémon Trainer returns with Squirtle, Ivysaur and Charizard. You can choose to play as a male or female trainer! Squirtle
Neutral - Water Gun
Side - Withdraw
Up - Waterfall
Ivysaur
Neutral - Bullet Seed
Side - Razor Leaf
Up - Vine Whip
Charizard
Neutral - Flamethrower
Side - Flare Blitz
Up - Fly
All
Down - Pokémon Change
Triple Finish
  • 26th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 2nd character in Donkey Kong's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Diddy Kong (SSBU)
Donkey Kong's trusty partner Diddy Kong uses his light weight and agility to get around quickly! For his Final Smash, Diddy takes to the air with his Rocketbarrel while firing his popguns. The final hit is seriously powerful! Neutral - Peanut Popgun
Side - Monkey Flip
Up - Rocketbarrel Boost
Down - Banana Peel
Hyper Rocketbarrel
  • 37th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 7th character in Donkey Kong's Classic Mode unlock tree.
  • Found in the Light Realm's DK Island in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Lucas (SSBU)
Like Ness, Lucas is a young boy who uses PSI powers. Some of their PSI moves share the same names, but since Lucas has different abilities, the moves may work differently. Be sure to try them out! For his Final Smash, he calls down a shower of meteors along with Kumatora and Boney. Neutral - PK Freeze
Side - PK Fire
Up - PK Thunder
Down - PSI Magnet
PK Starstorm
  • 36th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 7th character in Kirby's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Sonic (SSBU)
This speedy fighter has a lot of rush-type attacks. His final smash, Super Sonic, lets him fly around the stage at an incredible speed! Neutral - Homing Attack
Side - Spin Dash
Up - Spring Jump
Down - Spin Charge
Super Sonic
  • 17th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 1st character in Mario's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Sacred Land in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: King Dedede (SSBU)
He's not very fast, but he's one of few heavyweight fighters with great recovery. Apparently, a defeat by Kirby inspired him to train hard to learn a move called Hovering, which allows him to float after taking a deep breath. Neutral - Inhale
Side - Gordo Throw
Up - Super Dedede Jump
Down - Jet Hammer
Dede-Rush
  • 30th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 4th character in Donkey Kong's Classic Mode unlock tree.
  • Found in the Light Realm's Gourmet Race
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(with Alph model swap)
SmashWiki article: Olimar (SSBU)
Captain Olimar battles by issuing commands to various types of Pikmin under his control. Pikmin come in different colors that correspond to different abilities. Olimar's alternate appearance lets you play as Alph! Neutral - Pikmin Pluck
Side - Pikmin Throw
Up - Winged Pikmin
Down - Pikmin Order
End of Day
  • 48th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 8th character in Mario's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Lucario (SSBU)
Lucario is the only fighter whose attack power increases as it takes damage. A fighter that truly shines when in a pinch, choose Lucario for a thrilling battle. Neutral - Aura Sphere
Side - Force Palm
Up - Extreme Speed
Down - Double Team
Aura Storm
  • 27th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 1st character in Yoshi's Classic Mode unlock tree.
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: R.O.B. (SSBU)
He has two powerful projectiles: Robo Beam and Gyro, along with a very effective recovery. The 1P color in the North American version of the game is a light gray, and the 2P is red and white, but this is reversed in the Japanese version. Neutral - Robo Beam
Side - Arm Rotor
Up - Robo Burner
Down - Gyro
Guided Robo Beam
  • 31st character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 3rd character in Pikachu's Classic Mode unlock tree.
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Mysterious Dimension
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SmashWiki article: Toon Link (SSBU)
He's smaller and faster than Link. His bombs explode with a unique anime-style. For his Final Smash, he emits light from his left hand and any opponents hit by it are trapped in the Triforce, subject to a punishing gauntlet of attacks. Neutral - Hero's Bow
Side - Boomerang
Up - Spin Attack
Down - Bomb
Triforce Slash
  • 44th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 8th character in Link's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm's Forest Hill in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Wolf (SSBU)
The leader of the Star Wolf mercenary team makes his grand return after 10 years! He puts his sharp claws to good use in wild attacks, and his Final Smash is an all-out attack by Team Star Wolf! If Fox or Falco is in the battle, you may hear a unique line of dialog. Neutral - Blaster
Side - Wolf Flash
Up - Fire Wolf
Down - Reflector
Team Star Wolf
  • 51st character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 7th character in Fox's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Mysterious Dimension in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Villager (SSBU)
This fighter attacks using skills from daily life in the village, such as planting, growing, and cutting down trees. They can also use items like nets, slingshots, and turnips. The Villager can also put items or incoming projectiles in a pocket to use later. Neutral - Pocket
Side - Lloid Rocket
Up - Balloon Trip
Down - Timber
Dream Home
  • 6th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 1st character in Pikachu's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Mega Man (SSBU)
Mega Man's standard and special moves use weapons copied from the bosses he's fought throughout the Mega Man series, so he has more projectiles than any other fighter. His Final Smash now features Proto Man and Bass! Neutral - Metal Blade
Side - Crash Bomber
Up - Rush Coil
Down - Leaf Shield
Mega Legends
  • 42nd character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 4th character in Pikachu's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm's Base in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Wii Fit Trainer (SSBU)
A fighter that attacks with healthy moves like stretching and yoga poses. You can pick between male and female versions. Charging up Sun Salutation all the way recovers a bit of health! Neutral - Sun Salutation
Side - Header
Up - Super Hoop
Down - Deep Breathing
Wii Fit
  • 9th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 2nd character in Samus' Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Rosalina & Luma (SSBU)
Luma mimicks Rosalina's attacks. Luma also increases Rosalina's reach and can even take a hit for her! If Rosalina gets hit, Luma gets very flustered and flutters both hands. Neutral - Luma Shot
Side - Star Bits
Up - Launch Star
Down - Gravitational Pull
Grand Star
  • 45th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 3rd character in Donkey Kong's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Little Mac (SSBU)
As a boxer, Little Mac fights with his fists alone—no kicks! When his Power Meter fills up, he can use a special KO Uppercut, which can really turn a battle around. For his Final Smash, he turns into Giga Mac and pummels the opponent with a furious rush of punches! Neutral - Straight Lunge
Side - Jolt Haymaker
Up - Rising Uppercut
Down - Slip Counter
Giga Mac Rush
  • 20th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 3rd character in Mario's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Greninja (SSBU)
A ninja-like fighter that battles with moves like the Water Shuriken. Greninja can use a log for clever counterattacks, and this Pokémon can even stick to walls. During its Final Smash, it turns into Ash-Greninja...!? Neutral - Water Shuriken
Side - Shadow Sneak
Up - Hydro Pump
Down - Substitute
Secret Ninja Attack
  • 58th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 6th character in Donkey Kong's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Mysterious Dimension in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Mii Brawler (SSBU)
You can choose from the three types of Mii Fighter and select from a set of three specials for each type. You can also choose one of 12 voice options! An expert in physical combat, capable of delivering powerful blows. Neutral - Shot Put / Flashing Mach Punch / Exploding Side Kick
Side - Onslaught / Burning Dropkick / Suplex
Up - Soaring Axe Kick / Helicopter Kick / Thrust Uppercut
Down - Head-On Assault / Feint Jump / Counter Throw
Omega Blitz
  • Create a Mii Brawler in the "Mii Fighters" section of the "Games & More" menu
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Sacred Land in World of Light (to unlock the default Brawler)
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SmashWiki article: Mii Swordfighter (SSBU)
You can choose from the three types of Mii Fighter and select from a set of three specials for each type. You can also choose one of 12 voice options! An expert in swordplay with fantastic reach and attack power. Neutral - Gale Strike / Shuriken of Light / Blurring Blade
Side - Airborne Assault / Chakram / Gale Stab
Up - Stone Scabbard / Skyward Slash Dash / Hero's Spin
Down - Blade Counter / Reversal Slash / Power Thrust
Final Edge
  • Create a Mii Swordfighter in the "Mii Fighters" section of the "Games & More" menu
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light (to unlock the default Swordfighter)
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SmashWiki article: Mii Gunner (SSBU)
You can choose from the three types of Mii Fighter and select from a set of three specials for each type. You can also choose one of 12 voice options! An expert in long-range projectile combat. Neutral - Charge Blast / Laser Blaze / Grenade Launch
Side - Flame Pillar / Gunner Missile / Stealth Burst
Up - Lunar Launch / Cannon Jump Kick / Arm Rocket
Down - Echo Reflector / Bomb Drop / Absorbing Vortex
Full Blast
  • Create a Mii Gunner in the "Mii Fighters" section of the Games & More" menu
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light (to unlock the default Gunner)
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SmashWiki article: Palutena (SSBU)
With her wings and staff, this goddess's attacks cover a wide range. With her up smash, neutral special, and side special, she can create a ranged attack in almost every direction except for directly beneath her! Keep the pressure on your opponents from a distance with ranged attacks! Neutral - Autoreticle
Side - Explosive Flame
Up - Warp
Down - Counter/Reflect Barrier
Black Hole Laser
  • 63rd and last character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 8th character in Kirby's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Final Battle Realm in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Pac-Man (SSBU)
This fighter appears in both his classic form and his form with hands and legs. He has many unique special moves, such as using a trampoline or a fire hydrant. For his Final Smash, he grows into a giant Super PAC-MAN, chomping and launching his opponents! Neutral - Bonus Fruit
Side - Power Pellet
Up - Pac-Jump
Down - Fire Hydrant
Super Pac-Man
  • 49th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 3rd character in Kirby's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Robin (SSBU)
A fighter that wields the Levin Sword and four different Tomes! Like in the original game, these weapons can only be used a certain number of times, so keep a close eye on the battle situation. Both the male and female versions of Robin are available, so you can choose your favorite. Neutral - Thunder
Side - Arcfire
Up - Elwind
Down - Nosferatu
Pair Up
  • 53rd character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 5th character in Kirby's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Dracula's Castle in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Shulk (SSBU)
He is the only fighter that can change his status during battle. His sword, the Monado, allows him to switch between five modes—Jump (Green), Speed (Blue), Shield (Yellow), Buster (Purple) and Smash (Red)—which change his abilities for a short time. Fun fact: Shulk's eighth color variation puts him in a pair of swimming trunks! Neutral - Monado Arts
Side - Back Slash
Up - Air Slash
Down - Vision
Chain Attack
  • 22nd character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 2nd character in Pikachu's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
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(with Koopaling model swaps)
SmashWiki article: Bowser Jr. (SSBU)
The Jr. Clown Car this little fella rides in takes less damage when attacked than Bowser Jr. himself—so try to stay in the car when taking damage. The different color variations are the Koopalings! Neutral - Clown Cannon
Side - Clown Kart Dash
Up - Abandon Ship!
Down - Mechakoopa
Shadow Mario Paint
  • 61st character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 6th character in Fox's Classic Mod unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Sacred Land in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Duck Hunt (SSBU)
This duo excels at long-range attacks, like kicking exploding cans and throwing clay pigeons. For their Final Smash, three games from the Light Gun Series team up: Duck Hunt, Hogan's Alley, and Wild Gunman! Neutral - Trick Shot
Side - Clay Shooting
Up - Duck Jump
Down - Wild Gunman
NES Zapper Posse
  • 56th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 8th character in Donkey Kong's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Ryu (SSBU)
Ryu is a special character—you can use directional command inputs to trigger his special moves. Executing moves like his Hadoken and Shoryuken using the command inputs from the original game will raise their power. You can even use a Shakunetsu Hadoken by inputting ←↙↓↘→ then tapping the attack button while facing right! Neutral - Hadoken
Side - Tatsumaki Senpukyaku
Up - Shoryuken
Down - Focus Attack
Shin Shoryuken / Shinku Hadoken
  • 13th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 3rd character in Yoshi's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm's World Tour in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Cloud (SSBU)
He's the protagonist of Final Fantasy VII. You can also select his Advent Children outfit. Charging up his Limit Gauge increases his special move abilities! Land a powerful hit! Neutral - Blade Beam
Side - Cross Slash
Up - Climhazzard
Down - Limit Charge / Finishing Touch
Omnislash
  • 55th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 6th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Sacred Land in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Corrin (SSBU)
Corrin was available as a downloadable fighter in the previous version of Super Smash Bros. This fighter uses all kinds of attacks, like Torrential Roar and Dragon Fang Shot. Players can choose male or female versions! Neutral - Dragon Fang Shot
Side - Dragon Lunge
Up - Dragon Ascent
Down - Counter Surge
Torrential Roar
  • 41st character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 6th character in Kirby's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Mysterious Dimension
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SmashWiki article: Bayonetta (SSBU)
An Umbra Witch who equips guns on her arms and legs, Bayonetta has mastered the beautiful but brutal Bullet Arts fighting style. She can even slow down her opponents with Witch Time! Neutral - Bullet Climax
Side - Heel Slide / After Burner Kick
Up - Witch Twist
Down - Witch Time
Infernal Climax
  • 43rd character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 2nd character in Mario's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Final Battle Realm in World of Light

Newcomers

Character Description Special moves Final Smash Unlock methods
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SmashWiki article: Dark Samus (SSBU)
Dark Samus joins the battle as Samus's echo fighter. With floatier movement, she's a little different from Samus--and she doesn't roll when dodging or jumping. If you look closely, you can see that her bombs and missiles look a little different, too. Neutral - Charge Shot
Side - Missile
Up - Screw Attack
Down - Bomb
Phazon Laser
  • 50th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 5th character in Samus' Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Final Battle Realm in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Daisy (SSBU)
Her basic move set is the same as Peach's, but this princess has her own unique personality. She's known for being upbeat, energetic, and a bit of a tomboy. Neutral - Toad
Side - Daisy Bomber
Up - Daisy Parasol
Down - Vegetable
Daisy Blossom
  • 28th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 5th character in Fox's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Dracula's Castle in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Chrom (SSBU)
The protagonist of Fire Emblem Awakening joins the battle as Roy's echo fighter. His Final Smash is Awakening Aether. Like Aether in the original game, this move has Chrom charge toward his opponent, slashing with his sword. Neutral - Flare Blade
Side - Double-Edge Dance
Up - Soaring Slash
Down - Counter
Awakening Aether
  • 59th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 7th character in Yoshi's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Sacred Land in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Ken (SSBU)
Ken joins the battle as Ryu's Echo Fighter! Their differences are carried over from the original game: Ken's Hadoken is shaped differently, his strong Shoryuken has flames, and he moves a bit faster. He has two Final Smashes: Shinryuken and Shippu Jinraikyaku. Neutral - Hadoken
Side - Tatsumaki Senpukyaku
Up - Shoryuken
Down - Focus Attack
Shippu Jinraikyaku / Shinryuken
  • 57th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 8th character in Yoshi's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Dracula's Castle
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SmashWiki article: Inkling (SSBU)
Attacks with a variety of weapons. Covering opponents with ink leads to more and more damage—plus these Inklings are really fashionable! Neutral - Splattershot
Side - Splat Roller
Up - Super Jump
Down - Splat Bomb
Killer Wail
  • 5th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 1st character in Samus' Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Ridley (SSBU)
Joining the battle from the storied Metroid series, Ridley's long tail and sharp claws let him unleash a torrent of devastating attacks. His Final Smash is a powerful stream of plasma breath intense enough to bring down Samus's starship. Neutral - Plasma Breath
Side - Space Pirate Rush
Up - Wing Blitz
Down - Skewer
Plasma Scream
  • 25th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 6th character in Yoshi's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Dracula's Castle in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Simon (SSBU)
The protagonist of Castlevania. He uses his holy whip, Vampire Killer, to perform a smash attack with long reach. He also uses projectiles like an axe, holy water and cross. Neutral - Axe
Side - Cross
Up - Uppercut
Down - Holy Water
Grand Cross
  • 18th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 3rd character in Link's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm's Temple of Light in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Richter (SSBU)
Richter from the Castlevania series joins the battle as Simon's Echo Fighter! His basic attacks are the same as Simon's, but with subtle variations. In addition to that, his Holy Water is a different color. Neutral - Axe
Side - Cross
Up - Uppercut
Down - Holy Water
Grand Cross
  • 35th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 7th character un Link's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Dracula's Castle in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: King K. Rool (SSBU)
With long-distance special moves like the Blunderbuss, and counter moves like Stomach Attack, he is a versatile fighter. His Final Smash, Blast-O-Matic, was apparently a weapon created to destroy DK Island... Neutral - Blunderbuss
Side - Crownerang
Up - Propellerpack
Down - Gut Check
Blast-o-Matic
  • 16th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 1st character in Link's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm's Mysterious Dimension in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Isabelle (SSBU)
Isabelle joins the battle from Animal Crossing: New Leaf! She uses various trinkets from around the village to battle. Her side special, "Fishing Rod," not only allows her to snag and bring opponents closer, it can also be used as a recovery move. Neutral - Pocket
Side - Fishing Rod
Up - Balloon Trip
Down - Lloid Trap
Dream Town Hall
  • 21st character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 5th character in Pikachu's Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Light Realm in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Incineroar (SSBU)
A fighter with many special moves that appear to come from the world of pro wrestling. Incineroar has many moves from its original game, like Darkest Lariat, Cross Chop, and Revenge. Its Final Smash is Max Malicious Moonsault. Let the Z-Power explode and deliver a powerful blow! Neutral - Darkest Lariat
Side - Alolan Whip
Up - Cross Chop
Down - Revenge
Max Malicious Moonsault
  • 46th character unlocked in Smash matches
  • 4th character in Samus' Classic Mode unlock tree
  • Found in the Dark Realm in World of Light
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SmashWiki article: Piranha Plant (SSBU)
Piranha Plant joins the battle as a stand-alone fighter in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game! With its powerful bite, Poison Breath, and ability to call in Petey Piranha for a larger-than-life Final Smash, this fighter's ferocity is as sharp as it teeth. Ready your pipes and flowerpots; your opponent won't see you coming! (Then again, Piranha Plant doesn't really "see" either. It doesn't have eyes.) Neutral - Ptooie
Side - Poison Breath
Up - Piranhacopter
Down - Long-Stem Strike
Petey Piranha
  • Purchase the Piranha Plant fighter from the eShop for $4.99. Piranha Plant was released on February 1st, 2019, but is not part of the Fighters Pass.
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SmashWiki article: Joker (SSBU)
Joker steals the show when he joins the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game as a playable fighter! This speedy fighter wields a knife and a gun to rack up damage. When his Rebellion Gauge is full, Joker summons his Persona, Arsene, to immediately power up his attacks for a limited time. Neutral - Gun / Gun Special
Side - Eiha / Eigaon
Up - Grappling Hook / Wings of Rebellion
Down - Rebel's Guard / Tetrakarn / Makarakarn
All-Out Attack
  • Purchase Challenger Pack 1 for $5.99 or the Fighters Pass for $24.99. Joker was released on April 17th, 2019.
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(With Dragon Quest III, IV, and VIII model swaps)
SmashWiki article: Hero (SSBU)
The Hero from the DRAGON QUEST series joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a playable fighter! Wielding the Supreme Sword of Light and a trusty shield, he can slice his foes and block incoming attacks. When Hero pulls up his Command Selection screen, he’ll have access to a random selection of spells that could turn the tide of battle in his favor! Neutral - Frizz / Frizzle / Kafrizz
Side - Zap / Zapple / Kazap
Up - Woosh / Swoosh / Kaswoosh
Down - Command Selection
Gigaslash
  • Purchase Challenger Pack 2 for $5.99 or the Fighters Pass for $24.99. The Hero was released on July 30th, 2019.
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SmashWiki article: Banjo & Kazooie (SSBU)
The missing piece of the puzzle is found as Banjo & Kazooie join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a playable fighter! With Banjo’s bare hands to bruise rivals up close and Kazooie’s egg-cellent shooting skills, your rivals will be singing the blues in no time. For their Final Smash, these perfect partners call upon a flock of Jinjos and the Mighty Jinjonator to deal the final blow to any “feeble jerk” that may stand in their way! Neutral - Egg Firing / Breegull Blaster
Side - Wonderwing
Up - Shock Spring Jump
Down - Rear Egg
The Mighty Jinjonator
  • Purchase Challenger Pack 3 for $5.99 or the Fighters Pass for $24.99. Banjo & Kazooie were released on September 4th, 2019.
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SmashWiki article: Terry (SSBU)
Terry Bogard faces the fury in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game as a new playable fighter! This iconic fighter from the Fatal Fury series of fighting games is the fourth fighter in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass. Using his Power Wave and Burning Knuckle, earn your title as The King of Fighters! Neutral - Power Wave
Side - Burning Knuckle / Crack Shoot
Up - Rising Tackle
Down - Power Dunk
Super Special Move 1 - Power Geyser
Super Special Move 2 - Buster Wolf
Triple Wolf
  • Purchase Challenger Pack 4 for $5.99 or the Fighters Pass for $24.99. Terry was released on November 6th, 2019.
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SmashWiki article: Byleth (SSBU)
Byleth is coming to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game as a new playable fighter! This iconic fighter is the fifth fighter in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass. Using the Heroes’ Relics and the Sword of the Creator, represent the three houses and realize their full potential. Neutral - Failnaught
Side - Areadbhar
Up - Sword of the Creator
Down - Amyr
Progenitor God Ruptured Heaven
  • Purchase Challenger Pack 5 for $5.99 or the Fighters Pass for $24.99. Byleth was released on January 28th, 2020.
76 ARMS character (DLC)[5] N/A Neutral - Unknown
Side - Unknown
Up - Unknown
Down - Unknown
Unknown
  • Purchase Challenger Pack 6 for $5.99 or the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 for $24.99. The ARMS character is set to be revealed and released in June 2020.

Bosses

All Light Realm and Dark Realm bosses, except for Galeem and Dharkon, appear as Classic Mode bosses as well. The stage bosses listed are found in Gaur Plain, Wily Castle, and Find Mii respectively.

Light Realm bosses

Dark Realm bosses

Stage bosses

Minor bosses

Stages

Unlike in previous installments, stages are selected before characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. All stages can not only be played in their Final Destination form (known as Omega (Ω) form) as in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, but also in a new Battlefield form, which adds three floating, pass-through platforms. Like the original Final Destination and Battlefield, in both forms for all stages, the stage is set on a large platform floating over an abyss, as opposed to a large pillar with walls leading down to the bottom, as is the case with several Omega stages in the previous installments. The player is also given the option to turn off stage hazards.

A new feature added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Stage Morph, which causes the stage on which players are currently fighting to transform into another stage in the middle of the match. The player can choose two stages for this function, and can also set the frequency at which they transform between each other.

There are 103 stages in the base game, all of which are available from the start. There are also five stages released through DLC, with six more planned, with each DLC fighter (except Piranha Plant) having a stage of their own. The following list is sorted by the original Super Smash Bros. games in which they first appear. Stages marked with an asterisk (*) are downloadable content.

New

Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Nintendo 3DS version

Wii U version

Items

New

Returning

Assist Trophies

New

Returning

Poké Ball Pokémon

New

Returning

Nintendo Labo VR

After downloading the version 3.1.0 update released on May 30, 2019, the Nintendo Labo's Toy-Con VR Goggles can be used in the "VR" mode (found in "Games & More"), which allows a single player to play regular matches against CPUs or spectate CPU-controlled matches in virtual reality.[6] VR mode does not include the same rules and stages as Smash mode, as only Time matches of up to 10 minutes can be played, and only the CPU levels, launch rates, score/damage displays, and stage selection mode can be modified. Items also cannot be used.

The following 50 stages are available in VR:

Update history

Note that the most recently released software update must be downloaded in order to access Online. In addition, most updates invalidate replay data created before that update, making them unplayable, due to replays reading game data and inputting recordings of data live, rather than actual footage. Release dates are in Pacific Standard Time.

1.1.0

Release date: December 7, 2018

  • Offline Gameplay
    • Added a Hard difficulty to Adventure mode.
    • Incorporated team colors when fighting false characters in the final battle.
  • Online Gameplay
    • Online now includes Quickplay, Battle Arenas, Spectate, and Background Matchmaking.
    • Global Smash Power will now be displayed.
    • Note that the above requires a Nintendo Switch Online membership.
  • Game Data Adjustments
    • The ability to receive spirit event data has been added.
    • The ability to receive presents has been added.
  • DLC
    • The Fighters Pass special bonuses, based on the character Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, have been added. Said bonus items are listed below:
      • Rex Wig (Mii Fighter headgear, usable by all Mii Fighter types)
      • Rex Outfit (Mii Swordfighter outfit)
  • Miscellaneous
    • Game balance adjustments
    • Various gameplay fixes

1.2.0

Release date: December 13, 2018

  • Offline Gameplay
    • Adjusted difficulty of approaching challengers.
  • Online Gameplay
    • When matchmaking in Quickplay, the Format setting of one's Preferred Rules will be more highly prioritized. This may cause matchmaking to take more time, and there's still no guarantee that players find a match that has their exact Preferred Rules.
    • Increased the stability of the synchronous connection within Battle Arenas.

NOTE: Online features require a Nintendo Switch Online membership.

  • Misc.
    • Game balance adjustments.
    • The fighters that had specific adjustments are listed below.
        • Donkey Kong, Link, Kirby, Luigi, Ice Climbers, Young Link, Olimar, Toon Link, Villager, Greninja, Pac-Man, Duck Hunt, and Isabelle
    • Bug fixes
      • The player can no longer Z-drop items out of hitstun, weakening characters who were previously able to escape true combos by dropping their items.
      • Fixed a glitch causing the 0.85× damage multiplier for short hopped aerial attacks to still be active during a full hop if the player performed a short hop and landed without attacking out of it.

1.2.1

Release date: December 21, 2018

  • Misc.
    • Game balance adjustments.
    • Various gameplay fixes.

2.0.0

Release date: January 30, 2019

  • Offline Gameplay
    • Spirit Board can now be played with up to four players offline
    • The following spirits can now appear in the shop:
      • Partner Pikachu
      • Partner Eevee
      • Dice Block
      • River Survival
      • Golden Dash Mushroom
  • Online Mode
    • GSP calculation method has been adjusted
  • General
    • Piranha Plant added as a playable fighter, a fighter spirit, and two smash tags. This content is DLC.
    • Pressing both jump buttons now inputs a short hop.
    • Fixed an issue where the KO score included one's teammate KO when Team Attack is on.
    • Characters now respawn in the center of omega-form stages instead of to the left.
    • Bug fixes
      • Patched out the infinite Assist Trophy glitch.
      • Fixed a glitch where if Olimar had any Attack-increasing Spirits equipped, the Attack multiplier would be applied twice for any of his attacks involving Pikmin, causing extremely large damage outputs.
      • The song "Bein' Friend" was renamed to "Bein' Friends".
    • Game-balance adjustments.
  • Misc.
    • The fighters that had specific adjustments are listed below:
      • Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus, Dark Samus, Yoshi, Kirby, Pikachu, Luigi, Ness, Jigglypuff, Peach, Daisy, Bowser, Ice Climbers, Sheik, Pichu, Ganondorf, Mewtwo, Roy, Chrom, Mr. Game & Watch, Pit, Zero Suit Samus, Wario, Snake, Ike, Pokémon Trainer (Charizard), Diddy Kong, Lucas, Sonic, King Dedede, Lucario, R.O.B., Toon Link, Mega Man, Rosalina & Luma, Little Mac, Greninja, Palutena, Pac-Man, Robin, Shulk, Duck Hunt, Ryu, Ken, Cloud, Corrin, Bayonetta, Inkling, Ridley, King K. Rool, Isabelle, Incineroar, Mii Brawler, and Mii Gunner[7]
    • Reversed the function of hide models when the camera get too close to the fighters in camera mode.
    • Various gameplay fixes.

2.0.1

Release date: February 22, 2019

  • General
    • Bug fixes
      • A bug where the King K. Rool Adventure Challenge would not be noted as "completed", even if the player has completed said challenge, has been fixed.
  • Misc.
    • Various gameplay fixes.

2.0.2

Release date: April 2, 2019

  • Offline Gameplay
    • Added compatibility with the Young Link, Daisy, and Ken amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. line.

3.0.0

Release date: April 17, 2019

  • Offline Gameplay
    • Stage Builder added.
    • DLC Spirit Board added. The spirits on this spirit board are only available to those who have downloaded applicable DLC, and these spirits never leave the board. The following spirits, based on characters from Persona 5, are available on the DLC Spirit Board for those who have downloaded Challenger Pack 1:
      • Phantom Thieves of Hearts
      • Igor
      • Caroline & Justine
      • Morgana
      • Ryuji Sakamoto
      • Ann Takamaki
      • Yusuke Kitagawa
      • Makoto Niijima
      • Futaba Sakura
      • Haru Okumura
      • Goro Akechi
    • If Challenger Pack 1 has been downloaded, the Joker (Student) Fighter Spirit can appear in the Vault Shop.
    • Replays that have been converted into videos can now be edited.
  • Online Gameplay
    • Stages, Mii Fighters, replays, and videos can now be uploaded online and downloaded.
    • Synchronization with Smash World (a service available through the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app) is now possible.
    • Players with similar Global Smash Power are matched more often in Quickplay.
  • General
    • Joker added as a playable fighter, two fighter spirits (Joker (Phantom Thief) and Joker (Student)), and two smash tags. Challenger Pack 1 is required to access this content.
    • Mementos added as a stage, with music from the Persona series (Challenger Pack 1 required).
    • Chrom's victory theme changed to a partial remix of the Fire Emblem: Awakening music "Id (Purpose)", which also serves as the victory theme for Lucina and Robin.
    • The announcer now calls out "Stamina Battle" in the character select screen for stamina-type matches.
    • DLC items for Mii Fighters are available:
      • Persona 3 Protagonist Wig
      • Persona 3 Protagonist Outfit (exclusive to Swordfighters)
      • Persona 4 Protagonist Wig
      • Persona 4 Protagonist Outfit (exclusive to Swordfighters)
      • Teddie Hat
      • Morgana Hat
      • Tails Hat
      • Tails Outfit (exclusive to Gunners)
      • Knuckles Hat
      • Knuckles Outfit (exclusive to Brawlers)
  • Miscellaneous
    • Game balance adjustments.

3.0.1

Release date: April 25, 2019

  • General
    • Bug fixes
      • Fixed a bug that caused the game to freeze when Joker's Final Smash is used in Classic Mode.

3.1.0

Release date: May 31, 2019

  • Offline Gameplay
  • Online Gameplay
    • amiibo can be used in Battle Arenas.
    • Added an option for the amiibo to send on a journey, which the figure player train with other figure players via the internet.
    • Preferred rules for Quickplay have been adjusted.
  • General
    • Game balance adjustments.

4.0.0

Release Date: July 07, 2019

  • Offline Gameplay
    • Very Easy difficulty has been added to Adventure mode.
    • Snapshots can be added to the time line in Edit Video.
    • Steel, grass, sponge, paper, and yarn terrains have been adjusted in Stage Builder.
    • Following spirits added to the DLC Spirit Board if the player has downloaded Challenger Pack 2.
      • Slime
      • Dracky
      • Great Sabrecub
      • Golem
      • Liquid Metal Slime
      • Cetcea
      • Hero's Comrades
  • Online Gameplay
    • Online Tourney Mode has been added.
    • The player can predict who wins a Spectate Battle and earn points.
    • Videos can be played repeatedly in Shared Content. Also, whenever you save posted content, a Yeah! will be added automatically.
  • General
    • Hero is now a playable fighter, four fighter spirits (Hero (DRAGON QUEST XI S), Hero (DRAGON QUEST III), (Hero (DRAGON QUEST IV), and Hero (DRAGON QUEST VIIII)) have been added. Challenger Pack 2 is required to access this content.
      • Yggdrasil's Altar added as a stage with music from the Dragon Quest series. (Challenger Pack 2 required)
    • DLC items for Mii Fighters are available:
      • Erdrick's Helmet + Armor
      • Martial Artist Wig + Gi
      • Veronica's Hat + Outfit
      • Slime Hat
    • When the FS Meter is fully charged, the player will need to use it in a set amount of time before it ends.

5.0.0

Release Date: September 4, 2019

  • Offline Gameplay
    • Home-Run Contest has been added
    • The following spirits will appear in the DLC Spirit Board if the player has downloaded Challenger Pack 3
      • Tooty
      • Bottles
      • Mumbo Jumbo
      • Jinjos
      • Jiggy
      • Gruntilda
      • Buzzbomb
  • General
    • Banjo & Kazooie is now a playable fighter, and one new fighter spirit (Banjo & Kazooie) has been added. Challenger Pack 3 needed to access this content.
      • Spiral Mountain added as a stage, with new music tracks from the Banjo-Kazooie series (Challenger Pack 3 needed).
    • DLC items for Mii Fighters are available:
      • Team Rocket Hat + Outfit
      • Sans Mask + Outfit
      • Goemon Wig + Outfit
      • Proto Man's Helmet + Armor
      • Zero's Helment + Armor

6.0.0

Release Date: November 6, 2019

  • Offline Gameplay
    • The following spirits will appear in the DLC Spirit Board if the player purchased Challenger Pack 4:
      • Andy Bogard
      • Joe Higashi
      • Kim Kaphwan
      • Geese Howard
      • Ryo Sakazaki
      • Kyo Kusanagi
      • Iori Yagami
      • Haohmaru
      • Nakoruru
      • Athena Asamiya
      • Ralf & Clark
    • The Tockles Spirit will now appear on the DRAGON QUEST Spirit Board, as well as in the Vault Shop. (Challenger Pack 3 needed to access the DRAGON QUEST Spirit Board).
  • Online Gameplay
    • The following features have been added to Battle Arena mode
      • The "Elite Only" arena type has been added
      • Friend's arenas can now be found more easily
      • The Host player can now change some rules without have to exit the arena
      • The option to choose which form the stage can be in has been added
      • The player can now send set messages to other people inside the arena
  • General
    • Added support for the upcoming Simon and Incineroar amiibo figures.
    • Terry is now an available fighter, one new fighter spirit (Terry Bogard) has been added. Challenger Pack 4 is needed to access this content
      • King of Fighter's Stadium stage has been added with new music tracks from the Fatal Fury series.
    • DLC items for Mii Fighters are available:
      • Ryo Sakazaki Wig + Outfit
      • Nakoruru Wig + Outfit
      • Iori Yagami Wig + Outfit
      • Akira Wig + Outfit
      • Jacy Wig + Outfit

6.1.0

Release Date: December 14, 2019

  • General
    • Fixed an issue where Terry's Super Special Move "Buster Wolf" connects with an opposing fighter, causing both players to be unable to move.

6.1.1

Release Date: January 7, 2020

  • General
    • Added support for the upcoming Dark Samus and Richter amiibo figures.

amiibo

“Have your FP inherit powers from spirits you have.”
Text appearing after using amiibo

All previously released amiibo that relate to the playable characters are usable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.[2] In addition to this, more amiibo of fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are set to be released in the Super Smash Bros. line. Like in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, amiibo can act as Figure Players (FP) in battle, and amiibo data from the aforementioned games can be transferred to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.[2] Spirits can also be used on Figure Players. The following fighters not playable in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U have Super Smash Bros. amiibo based on them released or set to be released:

Released

December 7, 2018

February 15, 2019

April 12, 2019

July 26, 2019

September 20, 2019

November 15, 2019

January 17, 2020

Upcoming

TBC

In addition to the fighter amiibo, some other amiibo can summon spirits, such as the Tom Nook amiibo being able to summon a Tom Nook spirit.

Release

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Pro Controller
The North American packaging for the console bundle

A Super Smash Bros. Ultimate-themed Nintendo Switch Pro Controller has been available since launch; it can be purchased individually or as part of a bundle that also includes the game and a black steel case with the flaming Super Smash Bros. emblem seen in the game's March 2018 teaser.[19][20] A silver 1.5" coin will also be included in the bundle as a bonus item when purchased at Best Buy.[21]

A bundle containing a specially designed Nintendo Switch console and a download code for the game was released on November 2, 2018, though the download code couldn't be used until the game's release on December 7, 2018. The console features a design of the original eight Super Smash Bros. series characters on the front of the dock, as well as the Super Smash Bros. symbol printed across the Joy-Con. A Super Smash Bros. Ultimate-edition Nintendo GameCube Controller and the GameCube Controller Adapter previously released for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U also released on the same day.

Reception

Critical

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has received widespread critical acclaim.

Reviews
Release Reviewer, Publication Score Comment
Nintendo Switch Alex Olney,
Nintendo Life
10/10 So how does it all stack up? Vocal concerns about past games have been actively addressed, every single fighter from the series is present (even Pichu), the customisability is overwhelmingly vast and it’s all topped off with super-solid single-player modes to boot. We’re not sure how you could make a more robust or pleasing Smash game. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate truly is the ultimate instalment in the series, and it makes you wonder where Sakurai can possibly take this franchise next.
Nintendo Switch Chris Carter,
Destructoid
9.5/10 For the first time in a long time, I'm overwhelmed. There's so much to do either by yourself or with a group, not accounting for the fact that I needed to bring every single character into the lab (training) and try out each stage, which I did for this review. I didn't even mention the music player (which kids in Japan will love) that pops 800 tracks off like a boom box. The score is its own achievement with famous collaborators in tow and beautiful remixes aplenty. I spent an hour making Mii fighters for chrissake. I've used phrases that evoke the monumental achievement that is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate a few times in this review and I can assure you it's not hyperbolic. Despite that a lot of the old content isn't as hard-hitting the second, third, fourth, or even fifth time around, the fact that it's all here, and in a manageable file size, is more than enough. After this (and Geno/Waluigi DLC) Sakurai can rest easy.
Nintendo Switch Tom Marks,
IGN
9.4/10 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lives up to its name, offering the most comprehensive game in the series to date. It has an absurd amount to play, fight, and unlock – though that can be to its detriment at times. While the World of Light adventure mode isn’t reason alone to get Smash Bros., it’s still a consistently amusing and shockingly large campaign, and a worthy compliment to Ultimate’s incredible multiplayer core. The Smash Bros. series has always maintained a wonderful balance of chaotic beat-em-up fun and tense fighting game action, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate refines and improves on both sides of itself without abandoning either one.
Nintendo Switch Edmond Tran,
GameSpot
9/10 An inconsistent online mode and situational downers don't stop Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from shining as a flexible multiplayer game that can be as freewheeling or as firm as you want it to be. Its entertaining single-player content helps keep the game rich with interesting things to do, as well as bolstering its spirit of loving homage to the games that have graced Nintendo consoles. Ultimate's diverse content is compelling, its strong mechanics are refined, and the encompassing collection is simply superb.
Aggregators
Compiler Platform / Score
Metacritic 93
GameRankings 92.17%

Sales

As of January 31, 2019, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has sold 12.08 million units worldwide, making it the third best-selling first-party game on the Nintendo Switch.[22]

Pre-release and unused content

SmashWiki article: Unused content (SSBU)

Stages

Character select screen and alternate costumes

  • Ridley has two alternate costumes based off of Meta Ridley, but they were not present in the demo, instead featuring black and white recolored Ridleys as placeholders.
  • In the demo, Villager's seventh and eighth alternate palette swaps had light skin like in the previous game, while in the final game, they have dark skin. Similarly, the Pokémon Trainer's seventh palette swap had light skin, but was changed to dark skin in the final game.
  • In the E3 demo, Sonic's fourth alternate costume used a pale blue shade of fur rather than white fur like in the previous game. This has since been fixed.
  • In the E3 demo of the game, Mario, Pikachu, Villager, and Link's portraits used their in-game models as opposed to the renders made for them in the game. This has since been fixed.
    • However, Link's hat in the Tunic of the Wild costume was pointed toward the top right, while in his official render, it goes behind his head and is pointed to the left.
  • In the demo, the Ice Climbers on the character select screen always showed Popo in the front. The final game would show Nana in the front for the 5th-8th alternate costumes.
  • Wario's buttons on his overalls in the E3 video were gold, as opposed to their usual white. However, in his default overalls artwork, they are white.
  • A pre-release image of Luigi in his Waluigi inspired costume has the "L" colored green. In the final game, it is colored purple, just like in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Victory themes

  • Mario's victory theme used the full theme as with the previous games in the demo. In the final game, it is slightly abridged in the end.
  • Fire Emblem victory themes used the same tempo as the previous games in the demo. In the final game, it is sped up.
  • The Legend of Zelda characters, Pokémon characters, and the Ice Climbers used their respective victory theme originating from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In the final game, they each receive new victory themes which are shorter versions of the originals (the Legend of Zelda characters' uses a new arrangement altogether).[23][24]
  • Ness used his standard victory theme from Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, while in the final game, he and Lucas receive a new one based off of the final two of the Eight Melodies from EarthBound.[25]
  • In the demo, Corrin used the normal Fire Emblem victory theme with Marth and Ike, while in the final game, they have a unique victory theme, based off of "Lost in Thoughts All Alone" from Fire Emblem Fates.[26]
  • Ridley's victory theme sounds different in the demo compared to the final game.[27]

Gameplay

  • In Rosalina's character showcase video, her Final Smash Power Star took on the appearance of a Power Star just like in the previous game. However, in the actual game, the Final Smash now uses a Grand Star.[28]
  • In Pikachu's character showcase video, Mr. Game & Watch could be seen in normal form when using his forward smash based on Fire Attack. In the final game, he takes on the appearance of the characters from Fire Attack just like many of his other moves.
    • This had the unintended side effect of attracting criticism for its portrayal of a Native American stereotype (itself sourced from the original version of Fire Attack). Nintendo of America responded to the criticism by removing the feather via an update patch, similar to a previous change in its re-release in Game & Watch Gallery 4.
  • During Olimar's character showcase video, his Final Smash End of Day did not show visible Bulborbs even though the chomping sound effects and visuals could be heard and seen. This was fixed in the final game.[29]
  • In the E3 demo, Ike did not speak during his victory poses.
  • In Roy's character showcase video, he is seen with a new dashing animation, but in the final build of the game, he reuses his old dashing animation from the previous game.
  • During Luigi's character showcase trailer, Dr. Mario's Super Sheet uses Mario's Cape animation, rather than the new animation specific to Dr. Mario.
  • When King K. Rool used his Final Smash Blast-o-Matic in the early builds of the game, the target(s) would take damage before the laser actually hit Donkey Kong Island. This was later fixed.
  • King K. Rool's Super Smash Blog entry on the official website refers to his down special move as "Stomach Attack." This would be changed to Gut Check in the final game.
  • In the E3 trailer, King Dedede's eyes are wide open when he crouches. In the final game, they are partially closed.

Other

  • On the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct on August 8, 2018, the description of the Smash mode was "Battle with up to 8 players in regular battle!" In the final version of the game, it instead says, "Battle up to eight fighters." The image for Smash mode was also different, with Mario, Link, Samus and Bowser. The final version has Kirby, Bowser, Mario and Pit.

Gallery

Quotes

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate quotes

Staff

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate staff

References to other games

References to later games

Glitches

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate glitches

Gallery

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ SPECIAL
Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu Supesharu
Great Melee Smash Brothers Special
Korean 슈퍼 스매시브라더스 얼티밋
Syupeo Seumaesi Beuradeoseu Eoltimit
Super Smash Brothers Ultimate
Chinese (Simplified) 任天堂明星大乱斗 特别版
Rèntiāntáng Míngxīng Dàluàndòu: Tèbiébǎn
Nintendo Stars Great Melee: Special Edition; the combination of the Japanese title and the Nintendo 64 game's Japanese name (Nintendo All-Star! Dairantō Smash Bros.)
Chinese (Traditional) 任天堂明星大亂鬥 特別版
Rèntiāntáng Míngxīng Dàluàndòu: Tèbiébǎn
Nintendo Stars Great Melee: Special Edition; the combination of the Japanese title and the Nintendo 64 game's Japanese name (Nintendo All-Star! Dairantō Smash Bros.)

Trivia

The German game cover
  • On the German cover for the game, Yoshi was omitted from the boxart in order to fit the USK rating in the bottom left corner, while Pikachu, who was placed lower than Yoshi, was moved up due to its greater popularity.[30]
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the eighth Mario-related game to receive a PEGI 12+ rating in Europe, being preceded by the five prior Super Smash Bros. installments and the Virtual Console releases of Super Mario 64 DS and New Super Mario Bros.
  • Decimals have always been used for damage calculations since Super Smash Bros. Melee, but the damage percentages were always displayed as an integer on-screen. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the first time that decimal notations are shown in-game.
  • This game marks the 100th performance credit of Charles Martinet as the voice of Mario, a landmark for which he received a Guinness World Record for the most video game voice-over performances of a single character.
  • Luigi supposedly dies during Simon and Richter's announcement trailer after having his soul taken by Death. In response, BBC News made an article on Luigi's death.

External links

References

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