Check out all playable characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in this comprehensible chart, including first appearances, debut titles, and character rating in SSBU & more!
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How Do You Unlock New Characters?
Who Are Unlockable Characters?
Unlockable characters are additional playable character added to your roster once completing specific requirements. When playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the first time, you will only have access to 8 characters: Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Kirby, Fox and Pikachu.
3 Methods to Unlock Additional Characters
Additional playable characters can be unlocked to your roster by either "Playing on SSBU for 10 minutes in any game mode", "Progressing in World of Light", or "Progressing in Classic Mode".Fastest Method To Unlock All Characters
Unlock Methods & Traits
|Play Time||・Unlocked by simply playing the game|
・Recommended for player who wants to unlock while playing with friends
|World of Light||・Unlocked as you progress through the World of Light campaign|
・Recommended for players who prefer the World of Light story
|Classic Mode||・Unlocked as you play Classic Mode|
・Easier to unlock specific characters
・Recommended for solo players
Unlock Method - Play for 10 Minutes
Smash Mode - Unlock Group Chart
|Wii Fit TRAINER||ICE CLIMBERS||CAPTAIN FALCON||PEACH|
|RYU||IKE||JIGGLYPUFF||KING K. ROOL|
|SONIC||SIMON||ZERO SUIT SAMUS||LITTLE MAC|
|DIDDY KONG||META KNIGHT||SNAKE||GANONDORF|
|CORRIN||MEGA MAN||BAYONETTA||TOON LINK|
|ROSALINA & LUMA||INCINEROAR||SHIEK||OLIMAR|
|PAC-MAN||DARK SAMUS||WOLF||MR. GAME & WATCH|
|ROBIN||DARK PIT||CLOUD||DUCK HUNT|
|BOWSER JR.||DR. MARIO||PALUTENA||-|
Play Any Game Mode for 10 Minutes
Play in any SSBU game mode for 10 minutes or above to have your first challenger, "Ness" from the Earthbound series to appear.Check Out Smash Mode - Guide & Summary
The First Timed Unlock Needs 10 Minute+ Play Time
The first timed unlock, Ness will require you to actually play the game for 10 minutes or more. Any following character will challenge you depending on how long the time has passed since the last Challenger appeared.Check Out How To Unlock Characters Fast
Repeat Process To Get Additional Challengers
After unlocking your first character, you will be automatically challenged by a random unlockable character every 10 minutes. Repeat this process to unlock all characters in the roster.
Use Smash Mode to Unlock / Trigger Challengers Efficiently
The Smash game mode will allow you to calibrate your game rules from stages to HPs. Try setting up a short match to trigger the Challenger match in quick succession, as they will only appear after completing a Smash match or returning to the Top Menu from World of Light.
Unlock Method - Classic Mode
Challenger Will Change Depending on Character You Use
The 8 starter Fighters (Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Kirby, Fox, Pikachu) each has specific group of characters they can unlock in the Classic Mode. The Challenger appearing at the end of the Smash Mode are decided upon which character you use on that match.Check Out Classic Mode - Guide & Summary
Unlockable Characters in Order - Mario Group
Unlockable Characters in Order - Donkey Kong Group
Unlockable Characters in Order - Link Group
Unlockable Characters in Order - Samus Group
Unlockable Characters in Order - Yoshi Group
Unlockable Characters in Order - Kirby Group
Unlockable Characters in Order - Fox Group
Unlockable Characters in Order - Pikachu Group
Unlock Method - World of Light
Complete Specific Stage in World of Light to Unlock
By completing specific stages in the World of Light, you will be able to use them as a playable character not only in World of Light, but also in other game modes as well.Check Out World of Light - Game Mode Summary
Unlock Character in World of Light to Use in This Mode
Characters unlocked through other methods outside of World of Light will not be available for use in this specific Mode. You will need to complete each specific stages in World of Light to unlock them as a playable.Check Out Which Character To Pick In First Cross Road
About vs. Challenger Match
vs. Challenger - Battle Rule
vs. Challenger match will be a 1 on 1, single stock match. The battle stage corresponding the Challenger's related game will be featured on their battle.
What Happens When You Defeat the Challenger?
Upon defeating the Challenger, you will unlock them as a playable character to use in Smash Mode and Classic Mode.
What Happens When You Lose Against the Challenger?
If the Challenger defeats you in battle, you will be able to battle them again from the "Challenger's Approach" section under "Games & More" menu.
Challenger Rematch Can Be Played Once 10 Minutes
Even if you are defeated in a rematch, you will be able to challenge the Challengers again from the Challenger's Approach, under the Games & More section after 10 minutes.Check Out How Do You Rematch Challengers?