Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ SPECIAL
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Boxart of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Basic info
Platform: Switch
Category: Versus Fighting
Players: 1-8 players simultaneous
Connectivity: Nintendo Switch Online
Developer: Sora, Ltd.
Namco Bandai
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: Generation VII spin off
ESRB: E10+
PEGI: 12+
GSRR: 6+
Release dates
Japan: December 7, 2018
North America: December 7, 2018
Australia: December 7, 2018
Europe: December 7, 2018
South Korea: December 7, 2018
Hong Kong: December 7, 2018
Taiwan: December 7, 2018
Japanese: Official site
English: Official site
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Japanese boxart of Ultimate
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Japanese: 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ SPECIAL Great Fray Smash Brothers Special) is the sixth installment in the Super Smash Bros. series. It was first teased March 8, 2018, and was then revealed in full on a Nintendo Direct on June 12, during E3. It released worldwide on the Nintendo Switch on December 7, 2018. The game brings together all fighters from previous installments together in one game, as well as some new fighters.

Playable characters

Bold denotes a Pokémon character. Italics denote a newcomer. ε denotes an Echo Fighter.

Outside of the World of Light, the initial character roster is the same as that of the first Super Smash Bros. game.

Default characters

Unlockable characters

Downloadable content

Main article: Downloadable content (SSBU) on Smash Bros. Wiki

Following the trend set by Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, DLC Characters have been added to the game since its launch, with eight currently released and more announced for future release.

The first DLC character, Piranha Plant from the Super Mario series, was initially available for free to anyone who purchased the game and registered it before January 31, 2019; after this date, it is available for purchase (as a single fighter, not part of a bundle).

The next five DLC characters are each included in their own Challenger Pack bundle, which includes the fighter, a stage, and music tracks. A Fighters Pass is also available, a season pass that entitles the purchaser to all five of these Challenger Packs as they are released. Each wave has been accompanied by a set of costumes for Mii Fighters, sold separately from the full characters and the Fighters Pass. Note that while outfits are locked to specific playstyles, Brawler, Swordfighter, and Gunner, wigs and hats can be worn by all three.

Additionally, further DLC characters have been confirmed to be in a second Fighter's Pass.

Bonus character

Fighters Pass 1

The Team Rocket Hat and Outfit released alongside Wave 3 of Fighters Pass 1

Fighters Pass 2

Pokémon stages

Pokémon music

Music based on the Pokémon series can now be played on any Pokémon stage.



Poké Ball and Master Ball Pokémon

# Pokémon Move Description Damage
026 026A Alolan Raichu Surge Surfer Rides its own tail in a surfing attack, dealing electric damage to anyone who gets hit. 10% per hit
037 037 Vulpix Ember Shoots out fireballs that create a pillar of fire where they land. 7% per hit
037 037A Alolan Vulpix Frost Breath Breathes out an icy blast that freezes opposing fighters. 16%
052 052 Meowth Pay Day Throws coins at opponents over a wide area. 5% per hit
063 063 Abra Teleport Teleports opponents to different locations on the stage. N/A
101 101 Electrode Explosion Causes an Explosion that affects any fighter. Can also be picked up and thrown just before detonating. 36%
103 103A Alolan Exeggutor N/A Uses its large body to get in the way of fighters. Acts as a moving wall. N/A
118 118 Goldeen Splash Flops around to no effect N/A
120 120 Staryu Swift Chases after the nearest opponent, then locks itself into position and shoots a flurry of 38 stars. Also damages on contact. 1% per hit
132 132 Ditto Transform Transforms into the fighter who threw the Poké Ball, and then attacks enemies. That fighter also gets any KOs it pulls off. N/A
133 133 Eevee Take Down Slams its body sideways into nearby opponents up to five times. 17%
143 143 Snorlax Body Slam Jumps up out of view, then returns much larger and Body Slams any foe on the way down. 24%
146 146 Moltres Fly Rises away from the battlefield and burns opponents that touch it. 48%
151 151 Mew Fly Nothing happens except a realization that you're quite lucky to have seen one. N/A
175 175 Togepi Metronome Randomly uses one of several moves N/A
182 182 Bellossom Sweet Scent Uses Sweet Scent to put nearby opponents to sleep. N/A
212 212 Scizor Metal Claw Dashes into the air toward opponents, slashing at them with steel claws. 1.3% per slash, 10.5% final hit
244 244 Entei Fire Spin Generates a huge column of fire, trapping opponents for severe damage and launching them at the end. 0.5% Fire Spin, 13.9% final hit
245 245 Suicune Aurora Beam Shoots a powerful Aurora Beam directly forward, freezing opponents. Also damages on contact. 36.9% beam, 4.1% on contact
249 249 Lugia Aeroblast Flies into the background and fires Aeroblast at a section of the stage. 27.6% per hit
282 282 Gardevoir Reflect Creates a large sphere that reflects all enemy projectile attacks, then traverses the stage with it. N/A
376 376 Metagross Earthquake Steps on foes to trap them, then launches nearby grounded opponents with a stomp. Done four times in total. 4.1% per stomp
380 380 Latias Steel Wing After the released Pokémon flies off-screen, both Pokémon zoom back and forth 3-5 times using Steel Wing. Those who barely avoid being hit are blown by the turbulence. 9.6% per hit
381 381 Latios
382 382 Kyogre Hydro Pump Floats about the stage, shooting blasts of water to push opponents off the battlefield. Damages foes who touch its mouth. 11% on contact
386 386A Deoxys Hyper Beam Floats up into the air and fires Hyper Beam at the ground, causing repeated damage. Also damages on contact. 9.6% on contact, 41.4% per Hyper Beam hit
460 460 Abomasnow Blizzard and Ice Punch Releases a swirling wind that sucks in and damages nearby foes, then punches and freezes them. 15%
484 484 Palkia Spacial Rend Temporarily flips the camera upside-down. Also damages on contact. 14% on contact
487 487 Giratina Dragon Breath Releases a whirlwind that repeatedly damages opponents and may carry them off-screen. Also damages on contact. 8% on contact, 2% per whirlwind hit
491 491 Darkrai Dark Void Puts nearby fighters to sleep and damages them repeatedly. 47%
493 493 Arceus Gravity Stomps on the stage with Gravity, slamming nearby airborne opponents down. N/A
494 494 Victini Victory Star Generously gives the fighter who threw its Poké Ball a Final Smash. N/A
495 495 Snivy Razor Leaf Faces a direction and fires 14 leaves in quick succession. 7% per leaf
501 501 Oshawott Surf Charges at an opponent while riding on water to deal damage and push them off the stage. 1.2% per hit
571 571 Zoroark Fury Swipes Brings an opponent to the top of the screen, slashes them 14 times with its claws, then slams then down to the ground with both arms. 51%
646 646 Kyurem Icy Wind Blows freezing wind over a wide, horizontal area. 9.6% per hit
647 647R Keldeo Secret Sword Approaches foes and slashes with its horn in a large, upward arc. Done seven times in total. 19% per hit
648 648 Meloetta Echoed Voice Releases vocal attacks that bounce off of surfaces, opponents, and the edges of the screen. 12.6% per hit
649 649 Genesect Techno Blast Jumps around the stage while shooting four Techno Blasts from its cannon, fires a wide, long-range laser, then repeats. Both attacks can go through walls. 11% per Techno Blast, 41.4% per laser attack
650 650 Chespin Seed Bomb Shoots explosive seeds around itself five times. 30.3% per hit
653 653 Fennekin Incinerate Releases fireballs in front of it that explode into pillars of flame, causing repeated damage. Alternates facing right and left twice. 2.3% per hit
661 661 Fletchling Peck Hops around the stage, Pecking its target numerous times. 2.1% per hit
665 665 Spewpa Stun Spore When hit, releases a powder to temporarily stun opponents. 4.1% per hit
673 673 Gogoat Take Down Charges left and right, ramming opponents along the way and leaping periodically. Can be jumped on and ridden. 15.8% per hit
684 684 Swirlix Cotton Spore Slows down nearby opponents. N/A
686 686 Inkay Topsy-Turvy Attacks the ground, causing all foes on land to trip. Done five times in total. 6.9% per hit
702 702 Dedenne Discharge Jumps into the air and emits a large, X-shaped electric field that slowly rotates counter-clockwise, repeatedly shocking opponents and launching them at the end. 1.5% per hit
716 716 Xerneas Geomancy Turns the user gold and greatly enhances their launching power for a time. N/A
760 760 Bewear Hammer Arm Deals a devastating uppercut to any foe that gets too close. 20.7% first hit, 23.2% second hit
771 771 Pyukumuku Counter Punches opponents who step on it, and whoever summoned it can throw it. 11% per punch, 24.8% thrown
777 777 Togedemaru Zing Zap Calls down a lightning bolt on itself in order to shoot out sparks from its body. 62%
778 778 Mimikyu Let's Snuggle Forever Drags the opponent into its body. If the affected fighter has taken significant damage, the attack can be an instant KO. 24.8%
785 785 Tapu Koko Electric Surge Creates an electric field that stuns opponents. It also shoots out electricity. 23.2% per bolt
791 791 Solgaleo Sunsteel Strike Enters its Radiant Sun phase and will charge at enemies, engulfed in flames. 34.5% per hit
792 792 Lunala Moongeist Beam Enters its Full Moon phase and shoots a powerful ray from a distance. 41.4% per hit
802 802 Marshadow Spectral Thief Leaps from an opponent's shadow and lets loose with a powerful punch. 10.5% first hit, 23.7 second hit

Master Balls will only contain Legendary Pokémon, Mythical Pokémon, Zoroark, and Goldeen.


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The trophies of previous Super Smash Bros. games since Super Smash Bros. Melee have been replaced with Spirits. These mostly represent non-playable characters that provide power-ups for the playable characters, similar to Stickers in Super Smash Bros. Brawl's Subspace Emissary.


Gaming magazine Famitsu gave Super Smash Bros. Ultimate a score of 38 out of 40.[1] IGN rated the game an "Amazing" 9.4/10.[2] It holds a rating of 93% on Metacritic, based on 99 critic reviews.[3]


The game sold over 3 million units in eleven days in the United States[4] and became the fastest-selling Nintendo home console game of all time in Europe.[5] In the fiscal year of its release, it sold 13.81 million units.[6] As of September 30, 2021, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has sold 25.71 million copies worldwide.[7]

Japanese sales

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold 1,220,535 units on its first week on the Japanese market, with a sell-through of 68.52%.[8] By January 3, 2021, the end of its 109th week, it had sold 4,224,844 copies.[9]

Week Week ending Ranking Units sold Total units sold
1 December 9, 2018 1st 1,220,535 1,220,535
2 December 16, 2018 1st 406,617 1,627,152
3 December 23, 2018 1st 452,617 2,079,769
4 December 30, 2018 1st 275,417 2,355,186
5 January 6, 2019 1st 258,974 2,614,160
6 January 13, 2019 2nd 62,580 2,676,740
7 January 20, 2019 3rd 49,533 2,726,273
8 January 27, 2019 4th 38,478 2,764,751
9 February 3, 2019 4th 35,217 2,799,969
10 February 10, 2019 3rd 31,174 2,831,143
11 February 17, 2019 4th 29,843 2,860,986
12 February 24, 2019 3rd 22,430 2,883,416
13 March 3, 2019 2nd 25,617 2,909,033
14 March 10, 2019 2nd 23,407 2,932,439
15 March 17, 2019 4th 20,706 2,953,145
16 March 24, 2019 7th 21,008 2,974,153
17 March 31, 2019 3rd 19,802 2,993,955
56 December 29, 2019 5th - 3,526,705
109 January 3, 2021 5th - 4,224,844


Unused Dragonite model
  • This is the first Super Smash Bros. game to:
    • Have a planned worldwide simultaneous release.
    • Not introduce a new Pokémon stage.
    • Not introduce a new type for the playable Pokémon.
    • Introduce a playable Pokémon character from an odd-numbered generation after Generation I.
    • Have fewer Pokémon than Assist Trophies.
  • On the German cover of the game, Yoshi was removed to make room for the USK rating and Pikachu was moved further up due to popularity.[10]
  • All of the new Pokémon that come out of Poké Balls are from Generations I or VII.
  • The second remix of the Diamond and Pearl Wild Battle theme, which debuted in Smash Bros. for Wii U, is the only Pokémon track previously featured in a Super Smash Bros. game to not be featured in this title.
  • Scizor returns as a Poké Ball Pokémon after its absence from Brawl and Smash 4.
  • Dragonite has an unused model for a Poké Ball summon. However, a Dragonite does appear in the background of the Kalos Pokémon League stage.

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ Special
Chinese Cantonese 任天堂明星大亂鬥 特別版
Mandarin 任天堂明星大乱斗 特别版
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
France Flag.png French Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Germany Flag.png German Super Smash Bros. for Ultimate
Italy Flag.png Italian Super Smash Bros. for Ultimate
South Korea Flag.png Korean 슈퍼 스매시브라더스 얼티밋
Russia Flag.png Russian Super Smash Bros. for Ultimate
Spain Flag.png Spanish Super Smash Bros. for Ultimate


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