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Check out the World Of Light Walkthrough on how to get the true ending! Find out what you need to do, where to go, and who to beat in order to get the good ending in SSBU.

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World Of Light - Fastest Route to True Ending

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough

In order for you to finish the Adventure Mode: World Of Light, you will need to fight against three more bosses: Ganon, Dracula, and Marx. You will then have a showdown against both Galeem and Dharkon to finish the story.

Dark Side World Map

World of Light Dark Side Map
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Achieve The True Ending By Keeping Balance on Final Path

In order for you to get a good ending, you will need to defeat both Galeem and Dharkon. You must not defeat more spirits on one side, and you must take on both Galeem and Dharkon to achieve this.

Fastest Route in Defeating Galeem & Dharkon - Procedure Overview

No.Procedure
1Enter World of Darkness after defeating Galeem
2Defeat Ganon
3Defeat Dracula
4Defeat Marx
5Confront Dharkon
6Proceed to Final Destination through Warp Zone
7Defeat Master Hand & Crazy Hand (2 Each)
8Defeat Enemies from both light and dark sides to keep the balance
9Play as Master Hand and defeat a horde of enemies
10Choose 3 Characters for Final Showdown, proceed to the summit
11Fight 6 Bosses in Boss Rush Mode
12Faceoff against Galeem & Darkhon

vs. Ganon

vs. Ganon - Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1From the starting point, head Southwest
2Battle Crazy Hand along the way
3Use warp zone to Sacred Land
4Once in Sacred Land, head South East to the foggy area
5Follow the owl's directions "East South South"
6Follow the owl's directions "North West North North" & jump in the pond
7Defeat the Spirit to unlock the road South East
8Defeat and recruit Young Link from the opened section
9Interact with owl to the North of the Western Lake
10Light the torch so the lake clock marks 12:10
11Defeat the enemy at center of the lake to open route to south west area
12Defeat and recruit Zelda, opens road to temple ruins to the south
13Defeat and recruit Cloud, and interact with the sword to open the Northern part of the map
14Head towards the Northern tip of the map
15Defeat and recruit ganondorf at the Northern part of the map
16Castle appears near center
17Defeat Ganon at center of the castle

3. Use Warp Zone To Sacred Land - Hint

Warp Zone Location

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Walkthrough

The Warp Zone to the Sacred Land's location is found in the Southwestern part of your starting location. Choose the path to the left and head to it. The Warp Zone is surrounded by ice which in turn, is surrounded by red branches.

5~6. Follow The Owl's Directions - Hint

Use The Owl's Directions For Forks Crossroads

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Walkthrough

The owls will direct you where you need to go. Use the directions they give you when you are given a choice on branching paths. These will lead you to the pond in the swamp area.

7. Defeat The Spirit To Unlock The Road South East - Hint

Jump Into The Pond To Find The Spirit

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Walkthrough

When you are in front of the pond, push forward to dive into it. You will then emerge in a small location with a lone spirit. Defeat this spirit to unblock the road to the Southeasternmost part of the swamp.

8. Defeat Young Link - Hint

Young Link Required To Find Ganon's Castle

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Walkthrough

There are three characters that you need to defeat in order for Ganon's castle to be revealed. Young Link is found at the end of the newly unblocked road in the foggy swamp area.

10.Light The Torches At The Lake - Hint

Orange Is The Hour Hand, Blue Is The Minutes Hand

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Walkthrough

The Lake will feature torches that you can light. When trying to mark the lake for 12:10 according to the owl, use the shorter hand to mark the hour, and the longer hand to mark the minutes!

11. Defeat The Enemy At The Center Of The Lake - Hint

Defeat This Enemy To Find Zelda

Zelda will be the second character you need to unlock. One prerequisite for you to be able to find her is to defeat the enemy in the middle of the lake! This will take away the rock blocking your path to her!

13. Defeat And Recruit Cloud - Hint

Cloud & Master Sword's Location

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Walkthrough

Cloud and the Master Sword are found in the area between Young Link and Zelda, the midpoint between the Swamp, and Lake. Cloud will be blocking your way to the Master Sword so you need to beat him!

Use The Master Sword To Reveal The Northern Part Of The Map

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Walkthrough

Interact with the Master Sword to vanquish the darkness. This will reveal a new area at the top, where you need to face a normal Ganondorf to reveal the Boss Ganon's castle!

17. Defeat Ganon - Hints

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Walkthrough

Recommended Fighter: Young Link

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Walkthrough

Young Link has fast reflexes and attacks. He can also jump quickly and move with ease. It will be easy for him to navigate around the map especially during this boss fight!

Check Out Young Link - Fighter Overview Here

Ganon's Weak Spot Is At His Tail

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Walkthrough

Ganon's weak point is it his glowing tail. You will need to get up and around Ganon to damage him as hitting other parts of his body doesn't work!

Focus On Ganon's Tail When He Is Weakened

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough Guide

There will be a time that Ganon will fall to his knees for a few moments. If this happens, that means that you will have an opportunity to hit his tail for an extended period of time. Do not waste this moment and get to work!

Shield Against The Strong Laser

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough Guide

When Ganon starts charging his next attack, and his mouth starts to emit particles, that means his next attack will be a strong beam! Your best bet is to shield, but time it well since a weakened shield will not protect you!

Jump Away When He Charges At You

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough Guide

Ganon may start charging at you. Getting hit by this could send you flying out of the stage. When he roars, start jumping away! Get high enough to evade his charge and back away since he also damages you when he returns.

Watch Out For The Blue Projectile

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough Guide

This may be a tricky attack to evade since it does not have a long charge time, but when Ganon's swords turn blue, jump out of the way! You can also shield if you didn't react quickly enough!

Back Away When Ganon Attacks

Ganon has a lot of attacks that deal damage in the area around him. Everytime he starts an attack, always back away. He has a pretty long lull before his next attack so you can do your damage then.

vs. Dracula

vs. Dracula - Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1From the starting point, head Southeast
2Fight and defeat the Crazy hand along the way
3Head to the section that features gears and looks like a broken clock
4Use the Warp Zone to go to Dracula's Castle
5Head towards the inside of the castle
6Defeat the spirits blocking your path
7Pick up cannonballs and use the cannons to destroy obstacles
8Head towards the top of the castle
9Fight and defeat Dracula

3. Head To The Section That Features Gears - Hint

Get Past The Clouded Section

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Walkthrough

There will be a section that will cover your character in clouds. From the position in the image above, head North, North, West, West, North, and South to get out of the clouded area and closer to the Warp Zone!

4. Use The Warp Zone To Go To Dracula's Castle - Hint

Warp Zone Location

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Walkthrough

The Warp Zone to Dracula's Castle can be found in the Southeast part of the map. It will be in the area with broken gears. It also features red rocks like rubies protruding from the center.

7. Use Cannons To Destroy Obstacles - Hints

Don't Go Near "Ghosts"

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Walkthrough

Ghosts look like dark shadows with eyes. Going near them will teleport you back to your starting position in the area. It is best not to go near them if you are trying to get to Dracula as fast as possible!

Which Cannons To Use (1)

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Walkthrough

The first Cannon you should use will be the first one when you enter the Castle. This will destroy the first ghost and clear up a path for you up the pillar!

Which Cannons To Use (2)

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Walkthrough

The second Cannon you need to use will be in the underground area. There will be a structure housing three cannons. Head up to the second floor of that structure, and use the cannon to the right. The new path will then open.

Which Cannons To Use (3)

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Walkthrough

The last Cannon to use will be in the small building with gears. Head to the lever at the top to adjust the angle of the golden bar, then head down to the cannon and use it to clear a path towards Dracula!

9. Defeat Dracula - Hints

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Walkthrough

Recommended Fighter: Simon

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Walkthrough

Simon has very good attacks when it comes to facing Dracula. His jump attacks deal a lot of damage quickly, and his whip can hurt Dracula from far away! Some of his special attacks also do damage at range!

Check Out Simon - Fighter Overview Here

Dracula Has 2 Forms

Fighting Dracula has two phases. Do not get complacent when fighting him since it may take awhile to bring Dracula down!

Aim For Dracula's Head In The First Phase

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Walkthrough

Attacking Dracula in any body part other than the head will result in you missing your attacks. Use short jump attacks to deal damage, and back off when he sets up his attack!

Move Between The Pillars Of Flame

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough Guide

You will know where the pillars are located since there are small eruptions showing where they are. From there, you can position yourself to a place where the pillars will not be able to touch you!

Jump When He Turns Into A Swarm Of Bats

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough Guide

Dracula will turn into bats and will quickly move through the stage. Get out of his way as this attack can send you flying if you've acquired enough damage!

Attack From Range In The Second Phase

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Walkthrough

Dracula's second phase will turn him into a big monster, with more devastating attacks. However, his body is now vulnerable to damage. Keep away and use ranged attacks to stay safe!

Dracula Will Perform More Melee Attacks In The Second Phase

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough Guide

When Dracula turns into a green monster, he will start doing more physical attacks to you! Try using more projectile based attacks to keep out of Dracula's range!

vs. Marx

vs. Marx - Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1From the starting point on the map, head North
2Fight and defeat the Crazy Hand along the way
3Arrive at a fork on the road with 4 choices
4Fight the rightmost spirit to reveal the Warp Zone
5Use the Warp Zone to head to the Mysterious Dimension
6Make your way through the Mysterious Dimension by answering riddles
7Marx will reveal himself after the 7th riddle
8Fight and defeat Marx

5. Use The Warp Zone To The Mysterious Dimension - Hint

Warp Zone Location

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough

The Warp Zone is found in one of the paths along the pink road. Fight the spirit on the rightmost side in order to reveal the Warp Zone to the Mysterious Dimension.

6. Make Your Way Through The Mysterious Dimension - Hints

Look For Riddles To Progress

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough

Riddles are small little points of interests in the map. They look like small patches of wind. Answering these riddles will let you progress through the map and get closer to Marx!

Riddle Answers

No.QuestionAnswer
1Which of these Spirits float in the air?Winged Pikmin
2Which of these Spirits is a Nopon?Tora
3Which of these Spirits is the King Of Twilight?Zant
4Which group hails from Inkopolis?Off The Hook
5Who among these Spirits is Chrom's younger sister?Lissa
6Which Spirit is part of Bowser's Army?Lakitu & Spiny
7Which Spirit created the Subspace Army and waged war?Tabuu

In order to get to Marx you will need to answer these particular riddles. There are other optional riddles on the map that you can answer, but these 7 riddles are what you need to answer in order to get to Marx.

8. Defeat Marx - Hints

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough

Recommended Fighter: Pit

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough

Pit is easy to maneuver around the air. He also has a lot of moves that deal substantial damage when in midair! Since Marx is almost always off the ground, Pit is a great choice to fight Marx with.

Check Out Pit - Fighter Overview Here

Stay Away When He Splits In Half

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough Guide

When Marx splits in half, that's your cue to stand back! He will then turn into a massive black hole that can suck you in, dealing lots of damage! Move away from Marx to avoid getting sucked in the black hole!

Move To An Open Space When Branches Sprout

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough Guide

Marx will have an attack where branches start protruding from him. Getting caught in these branches will damage you continuously until the branches go back into Marx. Shield or find an open space where the branches won't reach you!

Deal Damage Then Back Off

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough

In this fight, patience is key. Marx will be zipping around, and some of his attacks are hard to read. This is because his telegraphs do not last very long. It is best to get close when he appears, deal damage, then back off immediately!

Move Around The Stage To Avoid His Attacks

Marx will try to get you with attacks that bounce around the stage, move along the floor, lasers, and more! Be quick on your feet, and try to get around as much as possible to evade these high damage attacks!

Final Showdown vs. Galeem & Dharkon

Final Battle Zone Map

World of Light Final Battle Map
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Final Showdown - Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1After defeating Marx, Dharkon will appear at the starting point of the Dark Realm
2Fight and defeat Dharkon
3Jump into the void that Dharkon created
4In this new area you will see Galeem and Dharkon fighting
5Make your way across the path
6Defeat the Master Hand and Crazy Hand in the area
7Defeat the newly spawned Master Hand and Crazy Hand
8Head to the Northernmost part of the path
9Take control of Master Hand and defeat both light and dark fighters
10Make Galeem and Dharkon meet at the center of the map
11Pick three characters to head to the summit
12Once you reach the summit, you need to fight against the six bosses you've encountered throughout the story
13After defeating the Bosses, fight and defeat Galeem and Dharkon

2. Defeat Dharkon - Hints

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough

Recommended Fighter: Samus

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough

Just like in Galeem's battle, Dharkon will have a lot of down time when he is not attacking. Samus can easily maneuver into the eyeball's location and get in a few hits. She can even shoot projectiles when Dharkon is far away.

Check Out Samus - Fighter Overview Here

Fight Is Similar To Galeem

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough

Dharkon will have a similar fight to Galeem. His eyeball will be the weak spot, and you need to chase it around the stage. He periodically unleashes huge attacks, be vigilant when seeing its wind-ups.

Tears On The Dimension Slow You Down

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough Guide

Dharkon will rip a tear on the dimension. This tear will slow you down when inside it, making you vulnerable to more of Dharkon's attacks. If you find yourself in this tear, get out of it immediately!

Portals Will Shoot Out Dharkon's Tentacles

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough Guide

If two portals appear at either end of the stage, Dharkon's tentacles will shoot from one to the other. Evade this by moving to a space where Dharkon's tentacles won't hit you!

Dharkon Can Turn Into A Gun

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough Guide

At times, Dharkon will turn into a gun, and shoot a stream of bullets at you. Jump away to evade and shield to avoid getting damaged!

5. Make Your Way Across The Path - Hints

Defeat An Equal Amount Of Light And Dark Spirits

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough

While heading to the Northern part, make sure that the background of the map does not shift or favor one side. In order for you to maintain balance, you must beat an almost equal amount of light and dark Spirits in order to avoid a bad ending.

Color Difference Between Spirits In The Area

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough

You can differentiate what Spirits are under whose control by their color. White Spirits will be under Galeem's control while black ones will be under Dharkon's.

9. Play as Master Hand - Hints

Watch Your HP

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough

When fighting as Master Hand, you will have a set amount of health. As this is a Stamina Battle, you will need to watch out if your health is too low. The fight will take a bit to complete so try to get as little damage as possible.

Use The Laser To Hit Groups Of Enemies

Master Hand's down+special move is very effective at dealing with lots of enemies since it covers an area of effect. Use this move to crowd control the large number of enemies in the fight!

10. Make Galeem & Dharkon Meet - Hint

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough

Clear The Spirits Near Dharkon & Galeem

Defeat the Spirits close to both Galeem and Dharkon in order for them to meet at the middle of the map. Make sure that this happens before jumping into battle!

11. Pick Three Characters To Head To The Summit - Hint

Heading To The Summit Is A Platforming Sequence

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough

Heading up to the summit will be a platforming sequence with both Galeem and Dharkon harassing you from time to time. Pick a character that does not punish you for missing a ledge, and has good recovery.

Recommended Character: Kirby

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough

Kirby has multiple jumps that can allow him to traverse the different platforms with ease. What is also convenient is not only that he has a good recovery, but can also perform multiple jumps!

Check Out Kirby - Fighter Overview Here

12. Six Consecutive Boss Fights - Hints

Recommended Fighter: Bowser

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough

Bowser is a fast and heavy hitter! He will make quick work of the bosses that you face especially since you have gone through them once already.

Check Out Bowser - Fighter Overview Here

Hit The Spirit To Start The Boss Fight

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough

Bosses will be fighting each other at the summit. Light bosses are Giga Bowser, Galleom, and Rathalos. Dark Bosses are Ganon, Dracula, and Marx. Maintain a balance of light and dark when fighting the bosses by alternating between them.

Heal Up After Every Other Fight

After beating 2 bosses, there will be a heart container in the middle of the summit. Use this to take away the damage you've sustained throughout those fights!

13. Defeat Galeem & Dharkon - Hints

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough

Recommended Fighter: Pikachu

SSBU, World Of Light - Dark Side Story Walkthrough

Pikachu is a great fighter for his varied moveset. He can quickly recover from falling, dish out lots of damage, and zip around the map! This is perfect for the slow Galeem and Dharkon!

Check Out Pikachu - Fighter Overview Here

Wear Galeem & Dharkon Down Simultaneously

When Galeem or Dharkon are at their weakened state, the other boss will try to do some damage to it. Wear them down together so that they can hit each other for massive damage! This will make the fight a lot easier!

Equip A Spirit With Lifesteal

Having a Spirit that can give you life as it deals damage will be very helpful while battling against these two bosses. With the amount of damage they do it is good to heal up during their downtime!

All Character Unlock Location in World of Light

World of Light - Unlock Location in Dark Side & Final Battle

CharacterUnlock Location
ZELDA IconZELDASacred Realm Zone
YOUNG LINK IconYOUNG LINKSacred Realm Zone
GANONDORF IconGANONDORFSacred Realm Zone
CHROM IconCHROMSacred Realm Zone
SONIC IconSONICSacred Realm Zone
BOWSER JR. IconBOWSER JR.Sacred Realm Zone
CLOUD IconCLOUDSacred Realm Zone
LUCINA IconLUCINADark Realm Zone
ROSALINA & LUMA IconROSALINA & LUMADark Realm Zone
INCINEROAR IconINCINEROARDark Realm Zone
DAISY IconDAISYDracula's Castle Zone
DARK PIT IconDARK PITDracula's Castle Zone
WARIO IconWARIODracula's Castle Zone
ROBIN IconROBINDracula's Castle Zone
KEN IconKENDracula's Castle Zone
RIDLEY IconRIDLEYDracula's Castle Zone
RICHTER IconRICHTERDracula's Castle Zone
LUIGI IconLUIGIMysterious Dimension Zone
MEWTWO IconMEWTWOMysterious Dimension Zone
META KNIGHT IconMETA KNIGHTMysterious Dimension Zone
IKE IconIKEMysterious Dimension Zone
R.O.B. IconR.O.B.Mysterious Dimension Zone
WOLF IconWOLFMysterious Dimension Zone
GRENINJA IconGRENINJAMysterious Dimension Zone
CORRIN IconCORRINMysterious Dimension Zone
KING K. ROOL IconKING K. ROOLMysterious Dimension Zone
DARK SAMUS IconDARK SAMUSFinal Battle Zone
ROY IconROYFinal Battle Zone
PALUTENA IconPALUTENAFinal Battle Zone
BAYONETTA IconBAYONETTAFinal Battle Zone

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