Super Smash Bros. 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 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.
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.
- Dark Samusε (Echo of Samus)
- Captain Falcon
- Ice Climbers
- Dr. Mario
- Young Link
- Mewtwo (Mega Mewtwo Y)
- Mr. Game and Watch
- Meta Knight
- Zero Suit Samus
- Pokémon Trainer
- Diddy Kong
- King Dedede
- Lucario (Mega Lucario)
- Toon Link
- Mega Man
- Wii Fit Trainer
- Rosalina & Luma
- Little Mac
- Greninja (Ash-Greninja)
- Mii Fighter (Costumes)
- Bowser Jr.
- Duck Hunt
- King K. Rool
- Main article: Downloadable content (SSBU) on SmashWiki
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 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.
- Piranha Plant (released February 1, 2019)
Fighters Pass 1
- Joker (released April 18, 2019)
- Hero (released July 30, 2019)
- Banjo & Kazooie (released September 4, 2019)
- Terry (released November 6, 2019)
- Byleth (male/female) (released January 28, 2020)
Fighters Pass 2
Music based on the Pokémon series can now be played on any Pokémon stage.
- Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire - Battle! (Steven)
- Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire - Battle! (Lorekeeper Zinnia)
- Pokémon Sun and Moon - Battle! (Wild Pokémon)
- Pokémon Sun and Moon - Battle! (Trainer Battle)
- Pokémon Sun and Moon - Battle! (Gladion)
- Pokémon Sun and Moon - Battle! (Island Kahuna)
- Pokémon Sun and Moon - Battle! (Elite Four) / Battle! (Solgaleo and Lunala)
- Pokémon Sun and Moon - The Battle at the Summit!
- Pokémon Red and Blue - Pokémon Stadium
- Pokémon Red and Blue - Pokémon Main Theme
- Pokémon Red and Blue - Road to Viridian City (From Pallet Town / Pewter City)
- Pokémon Red and Blue - Pokémon Center
- Pokémon Red and Blue - Pokémon Gym / Evolution
- Pokémon Red and Blue - Poké Floats (Renamed to Pokémon Red / Pokémon Blue Medley)
- Pokémon Gold and Silver - Pokémon Stadium 2
- Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire - Battle! Wild Pokémon
- Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire - Victory Road
- Pokémon Diamond and Pearl - Battle! Wild Pokémon
- Pokémon Diamond and Pearl - Battle! (Champion) / Champion Cynthia
- Pokémon Diamond and Pearl - Battle! (Team Galactic)
- Pokémon Diamond and Pearl - Route 209
- Pokémon Diamond and Pearl - Battle! (Dialga/Palkia) / Spear Pillar
- Pokémon Black and White - Route 10
- Pokémon Black and White - N's Castle Medley
- Pokémon Black and White - Battle! (Reshiram/Zekrom)
- Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 - Route 23
- Pokémon X and Y - Battle! Wild Pokémon
- Pokémon X and Y - Battle! (Team Flare)
- Pokémon X and Y - Battle! (Trainer Battle)
- Pokémon X and Y - Battle! (Champion)
- Pokémon X and Y - Victory Road
- Pokémon X and Y - Lumiose City
Poké Ball and Master Ball Pokémon
|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|
|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|
Master Balls will only contain Legendary Pokémon, Mythical Pokémon, Zoroark, and Goldeen.
- Main article: List of spirits (Pokémon series) on SmashWiki
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. IGN rated the game an "Amazing" 9.4/10. It holds a rating of 93% on Metacritic, based on 99 critic reviews.
The game sold over 3 million units in eleven days in the United States and became the fastest-selling Nintendo home console game of all time in Europe. In the fiscal year of its release, it sold 13.81 million units. As of March 31, 2022, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has sold 28.17 million copies worldwide.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold 1,220,535 units on its first week on the Japanese market, with a sell-through of 68.52%. By January 3, 2021, the end of its 109th week, it had sold 4,224,844 copies.
|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|
- 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.
- 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.
- Poké Floats is the only Pokémon stage from the series' history not to appear in this game.
- 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
- ↑ Famitsu review scores (12/18/18) - Nintendo Everything
- ↑ Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review - IGN
- ↑ Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Switch Reviews - Metacritic
- ↑ Nintendo Switch is the Fastest-Selling Video Game System of This Generation | Business Wire
- ↑ Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the fastest-selling Nintendo home console game in Europe ever • Eurogamer.net
- ↑ Nintendo Co., Ltd. - Earnings Release for Fiscal Year Ended March 2019
- ↑ Top Selling Title Sales Units - Nintendo Switch Software
- ↑ Media Create Sales: CY 2018 (2018 Jan 01 - 2018 Dec 30) | ResetEra
- ↑ Media Create Sales: CY 2020 (2019 Dec 30 - 2021 Jan 03) Sales | ResetEra
- ↑ Yoshi Vanishes from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's German Box Art
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