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KEN: Gameplay Tip, Moveset, Final Smash, Unlock

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

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KEN - Rating & Overview

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KEN - Fighter Rating

Rating
B
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KEN - Debut & Appearances

Debut in Smash Bros. First Appearance
NewStreet Fighter

Character Origin & Backstory

Ken first debuted in 1987 in the arcade version of Street Fighter. He showed up as the P2 character. He was exactly the same as Ryu besides his looks.

Did You Know? Facts About the Fighter

Ken is friends with Ryu and also trained with him. He considers Ryu his rival. He is the son of the well-known Masters family.

KEN - 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 LightDracula's Castle Zone
Classic ModeClassic ModeUnlocked by Clearing 8 Games with YOSHI
Smash ModeSmash ModeNo.57 to Unlock
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KEN - Fighter Tips & Featured Move Sets

KEN - Featured Video

Longer Range with Backward Throw

Unlike Ryu's Somersault Throw, Ken rolls backward once and then throws his opponent with Hell Wheel. Ken gains the distance he moved during the throw, making it easy to follow up quickly.

Shinryuken - Unique Final Smash

If your opponent is far away, your Final Smash becomes Shinryuken. It does good damage and can hit opponents in front of you and around you.

KEN - All Move Sets

Shippu Jinraikyaku / Shinryuken - Final Smash

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Shippu Jinraikyaku / Shinryuken
Ken twirls and rises up with a Shinryuken, dealing damage to foes and tossing them into the air. If a foe is close to Ken, the attack becomes a Shippu Jinraikyaku, instead unleashing a flurry of kicks.

Super Move List

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

ControlDamageSuper Move & Effect
Super
(B)
6.0%[Hadoken]
Fires an energy wave from his palms. Holding down the button increases its speed and power.
Side Super
(← or → + B)
14.4%[Tatsumaki Senpukyaku]
Whirls with powerful kicks that move him forward. Hits opponents multiple times unlike Ryu's.
Up Super
(↑ + B)
20.0%[Shoryuken]
Ascends with a flaming uppercut, which has less launch power than Ryu's, but more attack power.
Down Super
(↓ + B)
20.4%[Focus Attack]
Focuses, allowing himself to soak up an attack. If charged to the max the enemy's shield won't help them.

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 Smash14.4%
(20.1%)
With much force, Ken will do a full circle kick!
Up Smash20.4%
(28.5%)
Ken will go for an uppercut that will send enemies flying!
Down Smash19.4%
(26.8%)
Going low on the ground, Ken will do a spinning kick!

Normal Attack List

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

ControlDamage
Normal Attack112.0%
Normal Attack27.0%
Normal Attack314.4%

Tilt Attack List

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

ControlDamage
Side Tilt Attack6.0%
Up Tilt Attack14.4%
Down Tilt Attack8.4%
Dash Attack14.4%

Jump Attack List

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

ControlDamage
Jump Attack9.6%
Jump Front Attack16.8%
Jump Back Attack19.2%
Jump Up Attack7.8%
Jump Down Attack13.2%

Throw Attack List

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

ControlDamage
Grab Attack1.5%
Front Throw10.8%
Back Throw9.6%
Up Throw7.2%
Down Throw14.4%

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