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NESS: Gameplay Tip, Moveset, Final Smash, Unlock

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Learn all about NESS in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (SSBU) in this Fighter guide; including rating, unlock condition, Super Moves & Final Smashes, featured move tips and more!

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Table of Contents

NESS - Rating & Overview

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NESS - Fighter Rating

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NESS - Debut & Appearances

Debut in Smash Bros. First Appearance
Super Smash Bros.Earthbound

Character Origin & Backstory

Ness first appeared in the SNES title EarthBound, released in North America in 1995. He might look like your average kid, but he can use a variety of PSI powers. He's also got a younger sister.

Did You Know? Facts About the Fighter

Ness is the main character of EarthBound. In that game, a messenger from the future entrusts him with the fate of the world, and Ness heads out to stop the evil plans of an invader named Glygas.

NESS - How to Unlock

3 Unlock Methods Available

3 Unlock Methods Available

There are in total, 3 ways of unlocking / adding new character to your roster in SSBU. By completing either one of these condition will unlock these Fighter to be used in Smash Mode and Classic Mode.

Game ModeCondition
World of LightWorld of LightMagicant Zone
Classic ModeClassic ModeUnlocked by Clearing 1 Games with KIRBY
Smash ModeSmash ModeNo.1 to Unlock
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NESS - Fighter Tips & Featured Move Sets

NESS - Featured Video

Return Projectile Attack to Sender with Side Smash Attack

Ness's bat leaves him open to attack, but it has epic launching power. He can even hit projectiles with it!

Backward Throw Flings Enemy Far If Damaged Enough

Enemies with a higher damage percentage are much easier to launch with this. You can knock them out completely if they're damaged enought!

Use Floaty Double Jump to Pursue Enemy Off Stage

When an enemy is trying to get back on the stage, you can ruin their day with your side or down attack. But try not to self-destruct!

NESS - All Move Sets

PK Starstorm - Final Smash

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PK Starstorm
With the help of Paula and Poo, Ness calls down a shower of meteors that damage any foes they hit. The meteors fall faster as time passes. The meteors' trajectory can be adjusted slightly with left or right input.

Super Move List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.

ControlDamageSuper Move & Effect
13.2%[PK Flash]
Blasts opponents with electrical energy after reaching full charge. Can be used before full charge for a weaker attack.
Side Super
(← or → + B)
14.4%[PK Fire]
Shoots light out straight ahead or diagonally while airborne. Bursts into a pillar of flame if it hits someone.
Up Super
(↑ + B)
13.2%[PK Thunder]
Fires a steerable ball of lightning. Sends Ness flying if he hits himself.
Down Super
(↓ + B)
4.8%[PSI Magnet]
Absorbs energy-based projectiles and weak explosions to heal damage.

Smash Attack List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.
*Value in brackets shows damage results when fully charged.

Side Smash21.6%
Ness summons a bat and swings it once.
Up Smash15.6%
Ness brings out a yoyo and throws it upward in an arc and over his head.
Down Smash13.4%
Ness bends his knees, summoning his yoyo and throws it backward then foward. His first throw is opposite the direction he is facing.

Normal Attack List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.

Normal Attack12.4%
Normal Attack21.8%
Normal Attack34.8%

Tilt Attack List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.

Side Tilt Attack12.0%
Up Tilt Attack8.4%
Down Tilt Attack5.4%
Dash Attack12.0%

Jump Attack List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.

Jump Attack13.2%
Jump Front Attack5.4%
Jump Back Attack18.0%
Jump Up Attack15.0%
Jump Down Attack14.4%

Throw Attack List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.

Grab Attack1.5%
Front Throw13.2%
Back Throw12.0%
Up Throw8.4%
Down Throw13.2%

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