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KING DEDEDE: Gameplay Tip, Moveset, Final Smash, Unlock

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KING DEDEDE: Gameplay Tip, Moveset, Final Smash, Unlock

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Learn all about KING DEDEDE 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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KING DEDEDE - Rating & Overview

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KING DEDEDE - Fighter Rating

Rating
D
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KING DEDEDE - Debut & Appearances

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

Character Origin & Backstory

King Dedede debuted alongside Kirby in the 1992 title Kirby's Dream Land. He's a big eater who wants all the food in Dream Land for himself.

Did You Know? Facts About the Fighter

The mastermind who stole all the food in Kirby's Dream Land. He calls himself the ruler of Dream Land and gets the Waddle Dees and others to serve him.

KING DEDEDE - 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 LightGourmet Race Zone
Classic ModeClassic ModeUnlocked by Clearing 4 Games with DONKEY KONG
Smash ModeSmash ModeNo.30 to Unlock
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KING DEDEDE - Fighter Tips & Featured Move Sets

KING DEDEDE - Featured Video

Down Tilt Attack to Attack On the Move

He can attack while prone by cartwheeling forward. This lets him attack while moving, like a dash attack.

Hard-hitting Dash Attack

This attack leaves King Dedede wide open to attacks, but it can also launch opponents very far. Kind Dedede's been using this move since the first game in the series, Kirby's Dream Land.

Hovering Jump

Kind Dedede can float after taking a big gulp of air. This move is the result of lots of hard work and training so he could put up a fight against Kirby after previously losing to him.

KING DEDEDE - All Move Sets

Dede-Rush - Final Smash

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Dede-Rush
Dedede slams an opponent into a chain-link cage with his hammer before unleashing missiles. He then transforms into Masked Dedede and launches the opponent. If you miss the first swing, the move doesn't activate.

Super Move List

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

ControlDamageSuper Move & Effect
Super
(B)
14.4%[Inhale]
Inhales opponents and spits them out as stars.
Side Super
(← or → + B)
28.8%[Gordo Throw]
Throws a Gordo. The Gordo can be hit back if attacked by an opponent with the right timing.
Up Super
(↑ + B)
32.4%[Super Dedede Jump]
Jumps up high and then crashes downward. Can be canceled by tilting up.
Down Super
(↓ + B)
14.4 ~ 48.0%[Jet Hammer]
Charges up his hammer for a mighty blow. Can move while charging but takes damage if charged too long.

Smash Attack List

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

ControlDamageEffect
Side Smash22.2%
(31.0%)
The hammer comes down hard as King Dedede attacks!
Up Smash19.2%
(26.8%)
King Dedede uses his hammer to attack in an arch above him.
Down Smash15.7%
(21.8%)
King Dedede swings his hammer low around him.

Normal Attack List

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

ControlDamage
Normal Attack13.0%
Normal Attack22.6%
Normal Attack33.6%

Tilt Attack List

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

ControlDamage
Side Tilt Attack10.8%
Up Tilt Attack12.0%
Down Tilt Attack12.0%
Dash Attack19.2%

Jump Attack List

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

ControlDamage
Jump Attack14.4%
Jump Front Attack14.4%
Jump Back Attack19.2%
Jump Up Attack7.2%
Jump Down Attack18.0%

Throw Attack List

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

ControlDamage
Grab Attack1.9%
Front Throw12.0%
Back Throw10.8%
Up Throw7.2%
Down Throw15.6%

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