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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 2018. 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.

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.
Bandai Namco
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
Japanese boxart
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Japanese boxart of Ultimate
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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 SmashWiki

Following the trend set by Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, DLC fighters were added to the game since its launch, with twelve available for purchase in total.

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).

All other DLC characters are each included in their own Challenger Pack bundle, which includes the fighter, a stage, and music tracks. Two Fighters Passes are also available, a season pass that entitles the purchaser to a set of Challenger Packs as they got released. Five characters are included in the first Fighters pass, and six characters are included in the second. Each wave is 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, or Gunner), wigs and hats can be worn by all three.

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

Unlike in previous games, in which each stage had its own individual selection of music tracks, all music tracks from the Pokémon series can now be played on any Pokémon series stage.



Poké Ball and Master Ball Pokémon

# Pokémon Move Description Damage
026   Alolan Raichu Surge Surfer Rides its own tail in a surfing attack, dealing electric damage to anyone who gets hit. 10% per hit
037   Vulpix Ember Shoots out fireballs that create a pillar of fire where they land. 7% per hit
037   Alolan Vulpix Frost Breath Breathes out an icy blast that freezes opposing fighters. 16%
052   Meowth Pay Day Throws coins at opponents over a wide area. 5% per hit
063   Abra Teleport Teleports opponents to different locations on the stage, usually just outside the stage. N/A
101   Electrode Explosion Causes an Explosion that affects any fighter. Can also be picked up and thrown just before detonating, or during the short time its detonation fails, which may happen on occasion. 36%
103   Alolan Exeggutor N/A Uses its large body to get in the way of fighters. Acts as a moving wall. N/A
118   Goldeen Splash Flops around to no effect N/A
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   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   Eevee Take Down Slams its body sideways into nearby opponents up to five times. 17%
143   Snorlax Body Slam Jumps up out of view, then returns much larger and Body Slams any foe on the way down. 24%
146   Moltres Fly Rises away from the battlefield and burns opponents that touch it. 48%
151   Mew Fly Nothing happens except a realization that you're quite lucky to have seen one. N/A
175   Togepi Metronome Randomly uses one of several moves. N/A
182   Bellossom Sweet Scent Uses Sweet Scent to put nearby opponents to sleep. N/A
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   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   Suicune Aurora Beam Shoots a powerful Aurora Beam directly forward, freezing opponents. Also damages on contact. 36.9% beam, 4.1% on contact
249   Lugia Aeroblast Flies into the background and fires Aeroblast at a section of the stage. 27.6% per hit
282   Gardevoir Reflect Creates a large sphere that reflects all enemy projectile attacks, then traverses the stage with it. 1.3 times the reflected attack, up to a maximum of 130%
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   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   Latios
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   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   Abomasnow Blizzard and Ice Punch Releases a swirling wind that sucks in and damages nearby foes, then punches and freezes them. 15%
484   Palkia Spacial Rend Temporarily flips the camera upside-down. Also damages on contact. 14% on contact
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   Darkrai Dark Void Puts nearby fighters to sleep and damages them repeatedly. 47%
493   Arceus Gravity Stomps on the stage with Gravity, slamming nearby airborne opponents down. N/A
494   Victini Victory Star Generously gives the fighter who threw its Poké Ball a Final Smash. N/A
495   Snivy Razor Leaf Faces a direction and fires 14 leaves in quick succession. 7% per leaf
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   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   Kyurem Icy Wind Blows freezing wind over a wide, horizontal area. 9.6% per hit
647   Keldeo Secret Sword Approaches foes and slashes with its horn in a large, upward arc. Done seven times in total. 19% per hit
648   Meloetta Echoed Voice Releases vocal attacks that bounce off of surfaces, opponents, and the edges of the screen. 12.6% per hit
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   Chespin Seed Bomb Shoots explosive seeds around itself five times. 30.3% per hit
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   Fletchling Peck Hops around the stage, Pecking its target numerous times. 2.1% per hit
665   Spewpa Stun Spore When hit, releases a powder to temporarily stun opponents. 4.1% per hit
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   Swirlix Cotton Spore Slows down nearby opponents. N/A
686   Inkay Topsy-Turvy Attacks the ground, causing all foes on land to trip. Done five times in total. 6.9% per hit
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   Xerneas Geomancy Turns the user gold and greatly enhances their launching power for a time. N/A
760   Bewear Hammer Arm Deals a devastating uppercut to any foe that gets too close. 20.7% first hit, 23.2% second hit
771   Pyukumuku Counter Punches opponents who step on it, and whoever summoned it can throw it. 11% per punch, 24.8% thrown
777   Togedemaru Zing Zap Calls down a lightning bolt on itself in order to shoot out sparks from its body. 62%
778   Mimikyu Let's Snuggle Forever Drags the opponent into its body. If the affected fighter reaches 90% or more damage taken by the end, the attack can be an instant KO. 24.8%
785   Tapu Koko Electric Surge Creates an electric field that stuns opponents. It also shoots out electricity. 23.2% per bolt
791   Solgaleo Sunsteel Strike Enters its Radiant Sun phase and will charge at enemies, engulfed in flames. 34.5% per hit
792   Lunala Moongeist Beam Enters its Full Moon phase and shoots a powerful ray from a distance. 41.4% per hit
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

Poké Balls can contain any of the above Pokémon, while Master Balls can only contain Legendary Pokémon, Mythical Pokémon, Zoroark, and Goldeen. The Pokémon contained in a Poké Ball or Master Ball is randomly selected (though some are more common than others) and is determined when the item is spawned. Certain Pokémon cannot appear on certain stages; for example, Lunala's attack has it flying into the background, so it never appears on stages with moving or obstructive backgrounds.


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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.

Number Name
407 Pikachu
408 Pikachu Libre
409 Jigglypuff
410 Pichu
411 Mewtwo
412 Pokémon Trainer (Male)
413 Pokémon Trainer (Female)
414 Squirtle
415 Ivysaur
416 Charizard
417 Lucario
418 Greninja
419 Incineroar
420 Venusaur
421 Charmander
422 Mega Charizard X
423 Blastoise
424 Metapod
425 Pidgey
426 Arbok
427 Alolan Raichu
428 Sandshrew
429 Clefairy
430 Vulpix
431 Alolan Vulpix
432 Dugtrio
433 Meowth
434 Psyduck
435 Arcanine
436 Abra
437 Machamp
438 Geodude
439 Rapidash
440 Slowpoke
441 Magneton
442 Farfetch'd
443 Gengar
444 Electrode
445 Alolan Exeggutor
446 Cubone
447 Hitmonlee
448 Weezing
449 Chansey
450 Kangaskhan
451 Mega Kangaskhan
452 Goldeen
453 Staryu
454 Pinsir
455 Tauros
456 Gyarados
457 Lapras
458 Ditto
459 Eevee
460 Porygon
461 Snorlax
462 Articuno, Zapdos, & Moltres
463 Dragonite
464 Mega Mewtwo Y
465 Mew
466 Chikorita
467 Togepi
468 Ampharos
469 Bellossom
470 Marill
471 Sudowoodo
472 Wooper
473 Unown
474 Wobbuffet
475 Steelix
476 Scizor
477 Heracross
478 Skarmory
479 Houndoom
480 Smeargle
481 Miltank
482 Raikou, Entei, & Suicune
483 Tyranitar
484 Lugia
485 Ho-Oh
486 Celebi
487 Blaziken
488 Gardevoir
489 Shedinja
490 Flygon
491 Milotic
492 Absol
493 Salamence
494 Metagross
495 Latias & Latios
496 Kyogre
497 Primal Kyogre
498 Groudon
499 Primal Groudon
500 Rayquaza
501 Jirachi
502 Deoxys (Normal Forme)
503 Piplup
504 Garchomp
505 Mega Lucario
506 Abomasnow
507 Rotom
508 Uxie, Mesprit, & Azelf
509 Dialga
510 Palkia
511 Regigigas
512 Giratina (Altered Forme)
513 Giratina (Origin Forme)
514 Cresselia
515 Manaphy
516 Darkrai
517 Shaymin (Land Forme)
518 Shaymin (Sky Forme)
519 Arceus
520 Victini
521 Oshawott
522 Zoroark
523 Chandelure
524 Hydreigon
525 Cobalion, Terrakion, & Virizion
526 Tornadus (Incarnate Forme)
527 Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)
528 Reshiram
529 Zekrom
530 Landorus (Therian Forme)
531 Kyurem
532 Kyurem (Black Kyurem)
533 Kyurem (White Kyurem)
534 Keldeo (Ordinary Form)
535 Keldeo (Resolute Form)
536 Meloetta (Aria Forme)
537 Genesect
538 Chespin
539 Aegislash
540 Inkay
541 Dedenne
542 Xerneas
543 Yveltal
544 Zygarde (50% Forme)
545 Zygarde (Complete Forme)
546 Diancie
547 Mega Diancie
548 Hoopa (Confined)
549 Hoopa (Unbound)
550 Volcanion
551 Rowlet
552 Bewear
553 Pyukumuku
554 Togedemaru
555 Mimikyu
556 Tapu Koko
557 Solgaleo
558 Lunala
559 Nihilego
560 Necrozma
561 Magearna
562 Detective Pikachu
1298 Partner Pikachu
1299 Partner Eevee
1368 Zacian & Zamazenta
1369 Grookey, Scorbunny, & Sobble
1370 Corviknight
1371 Morpeko
1521 Koraidon & Miraidon
1522 Ogerpon
1523 Terapagos
1524 Sprigatito, Fuecoco, & Quaxly


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 March 31, 2022, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has sold 28.17 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 worldwide simultaneous release.
    • Not introduce a new Pokémon stage.
    • Not introduce a new type in a playable Pokémon.
    • Introduce a playable Pokémon character from an odd-numbered generation after Generation I.
    • Have more Assist Trophies than Pokémon that come out of Poké Balls.
    • Not remove any Poké Ball Pokémon from the previous installment.
  • In order to make room for the USK rating symbol on the German cover of the game, Yoshi was removed and Pikachu was moved further up, as it was thought that Pikachu had more popularity than Yoshi.[10]
  • All of the new Pokémon that come out of Poké Balls are from Generations I or VII. However, Scizor appears as a Poké Ball Pokémon for the first time in the series since Super Smash Bros. Melee.
  • The game's files contain an unused model for Dragonite as a Poké Ball Pokémon. Although Dragonite does not appear as a Poké Ball Pokémon in the final game, it is seen in the background of the Kalos Pokémon League stage.
  • The second arrangement of the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl "Battle! (Wild Pokémon)" theme, which debuted in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, is the only Pokémon music track previously featured in a Super Smash Bros. game to not return in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • Poké Floats is the only Pokémon stage from a previous Super Smash Bros. game to not return in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

In other languages

Language Title
  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
  Dutch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  French Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  German Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  Italian Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  Korean 슈퍼 스매시브라더스 얼티밋
  Russian Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  Spanish Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii USuper Smash Bros. Ultimate
Characters: PikachuJigglypuffMewtwoPichu
Pokémon Trainer (SquirtleIvysaurCharizard) • LucarioGreninjaIncineroar
Stages: Saffron CityPokémon StadiumPoké FloatsPokémon Stadium 2Spear Pillar
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