Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Unlockables & Cheats

super smash bros. ultimate unlockables & cheats

Here are all the guides, tips, and strategies to enjoy playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with unlockables and cheats.


You will begin Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with the original 8 characters from Smash 64. The three methods to unlock characters in the game (except for Mii Fighters) are as follows:

  • Free Captive Spirits in World of Light (Adventure Mode)
  • Complete Classic Mode with any character
  • Keep playing matches in Smash Mode

New challengers will be harder to defeat as you unlock more in the overall roster. Unless you play the World of Light, the last handful of challengers will be extremely challenging opponents.

If you lose the match when facing your challenger, they will not appear by replaying Classic Mode or VS. Mode. Rather, you will need to keep checking for a Challenger’s Approach notification in the Games and More hub.

When you rematch a fighter, you don’t need to use the same character to trigger their appearance. You can opt for a character you’re more comfortable with when facing off against a challenger again.

Via Classic Mode

You can clear Classic Mode with certain characters to unlock new fighters. Every time you complete Classic Mode, you’ll face a challenger. By defeating the challenger, you will unlock them as a playable character.

Character unlocks through Classic Mode appear in groups. With each group, by using the previous characters in the group to clear Classic Mode, you’ll face the next challenger in that group.

After unlocking every challenger in a group, you will face the first character in a different group.

Mario Group (leads to the Donkey Kong Group)

  1. Sonic
  2. Bayonetta
  3. Little Mac
  4. Ike
  5. Luigi
  6. Roy
  7. Dr. Mario
  8. Olimar
  9. Bowser

Donkey Kong Group (leads to the Mario Group)

  1. Bowser
  2. Pokémon Trainer
  3. Rosalina & Luma
  4. King Dedede
  5. Sheik
  6. Greninja
  7. Diddy Kong
  8. Duck Hunt
  9. Sonic

Link Group (leads to the Mario Group)

  1. King K. Rool
  2. Ice Climbers
  3. Simon
  4. Meta Knight
  5. Snake
  6. Young Link
  7. Richter
  8. Toon Link
  9. Sonic

Samus Group (leads to the Mario Group)

  1. Inkling
  2. Wii Fit Trainer
  3. Pit
  4. Incineroar
  5. Dark Samus
  6. Cloud
  7. Wario
  8. Dark Pit
  9. Sonic

Yoshi Group (leads to the Mario Group)

  1. Lucario
  2. Marth
  3. Ryu
  4. Ganondorf
  5. Lucina
  6. Ridley
  7. Chrom
  8. Ken
  9. Sonic

Kirby Group (leads to the Mario Group)

  1. Ness
  2. Jigglypuff
  3. Pac-Man
  4. Zelda
  5. Robin
  6. Corrin
  7. Lucas
  8. Palutena
  9. Sonic

Fox Group (leads to the Mario Group)

  1. Captain Falcon
  2. Zero Suit Samus
  3. Peach
  4. Falco
  5. Daisy
  6. Bowser Jr.
  7. Wolf
  8. Mewtwo
  9. Sonic

Pikachu Group (leads to the Mario Group)

  1. Villager
  2. Shulk
  3. R.O.B.
  4. Mega Man
  5. Isabelle
  6. Mr. Game & Watch
  7. Pichu
  8. Sonic

Via VS. Mode

You can unlock new playable characters by completing matches in VS. Mode. There is a set order in which new challengers will appear once the previous has been defeated. The list is as follows:

  1. Ness
  2. Zelda
  3. Bowser
  4. Pit
  5. Inkling
  6. Villager
  7. Marth
  8. Young Link
  9. Wii Fit Trainer
  10. Ice Climbers
  11. Captain Falcon
  12. Peach
  13. Ryu
  14. Ike
  15. Jigglypuff
  16. King K. Rool
  17. Sonic
  18. Simon
  19. Zero Suit Samus
  20. Little Mac
  21. Isabelle
  22. Shulk
  23. Lucina
  24. Wario
  25. Ridley
  26. Pokémon Trainer
  27. Lucario
  28. Daisy
  29. Roy
  30. King Dedede
  31. R.O.B.
  32. Falco
  33. Luigi
  34. Pichu
  35. Richter
  36. Lucas
  37. Diddy Kong
  38. Meta Knight
  39. Snake
  40. Ganondorf
  41. Corrin
  42. Mega Man
  43. Bayonetta
  44. Toon Link
  45. Rosalina & Luma
  46. Incineroar
  47. Sheik
  48. Olimar
  49. PAC-MAN
  50. Dark Samus
  51. Wolf
  52. Mr. Game & Watch
  53. Robin
  54. Dark Pit
  55. Cloud
  56. Duck Hunt
  57. Ken
  58. Greninja
  59. Chrom
  60. Mewtwo
  61. Bowser Jr.
  62. Dr. Mario
  63. Palutena

Mii Fighters

If creating your own Mii Fighter is not your thing, you can find the default characters throughout the World of Light in specific locations. These default fighters can be used in every mode except for Classic.

  • Mii Brawler – World of Dark (Sacred Realm) after setting the red and blue torches to a 4:40 clock.
  • Mii Gunner – World of Light (Island Area)
  • Mii Swordfighter – World of Light (Town Area)

Change Menu Music

To be able to change the music in the menus, beat the World of Light (Adventure Mode) for the first time.

Amiibo Unlockables

By scanning certain Amiibos, you can unlock fighting spirits as well as Timmy and Tommy’s Shop early on in your adventure.

UnlockableHow to Get
Able Sisters SpiritMabel Amiibo
Alm and Celica (Young) SpiritAlm Amiibo
Alm and Celica (Young) SpiritCelica Amiibo
Blathers SpiritBlathers Amiibo
Blue/Red/Yellow/Winged/Rock Pikmin SpiritsPikmin Amiibo
Bokoblin SpiritBokoblin Amiibo
Boo SpiritBoo Amiibo
Bowser (Wedding) SpiritWedding Bowser Amiibo
Celeste SpiritCeleste Amiibo
Chibi-Robo SpiritChibi-Robo Amiibo
Cyrus and Reese SpiritCyrus Amiibo
Cyrus and Reese SpiritReese Amiibo
Daruk SpiritDaruk Amiibo
Detective Pikachu SpiritDetective Pikachu Amiibo
Digby SpiritDigby Amiibo
DJ K.K. SpiritK.K. Slider Amiibo
Goomba SpiritGoomba Amiibo
Guardian SpiritGuardian Amiibo
Kapp’n SpiritKapp’n Amiibo
Kicks SpiritKicks Amiibo
Koopa Troopa SpiritKoopa Troopa Amiibo
Lottie SpiritLottie Amiibo
Mario (Wedding) Fighter SpiritWedding Mario Amiibo
Metroid SpiritMetroid Amiibo
Midna SpiritWolf Link Amiibo
Mipha SpiritMipha Amiibo
Octoling Boy and Octoling Girl SpiritOctoling Boy Amiibo
Octoling Boy and Octoling Girl SpiritOctoling Girl Amiibo
Octoling Octopus SpiritOctoling Octopus Amiibo
Off the Hook SpiritPearl Amiibo
Off the Hook SpiritMarina Amiibo
Peach (Wedding) SpiritWedding Peach Amiibo
Qbby SpiritQbby Amiibo
Resetti SpiritResetti Amiibo
Revali SpiritRevali Amiibo
Rover SpiritRover Amiibo
Shovel Knight SpiritShovel Knight Amiibo
Squid Sisters SpiritCallie Amiibo
Squid Sisters SpiritMarie Amiibo
Tiki SpiritTiki Amiibo
Timmy and Tommy’s ShopTimmy and Tommy Amiibo
Toad SpiritToad Amiibo
Tom Nook SpiritTom Nook Amiibo
Urbosa SpiritUrbosa Amiibo
Waddle Dee SpiritWaddle Dee Amiibo
Waluigi SpiritWaluigi Amiibo
Yarn Poochy SpiritYarn Poochy Amiibo

True Ending & New Game Plus

In the World of Light, you can unlock the true ending to the game’s campaign. During the Final Battle, you will see both Master Hand and Crazy Hand sitting on the map.

Defeat Master Hand, which will give the forces of light the advantage. Defeat Dark Spirits to make Master Hand reappear, then beat Master Hand once again.

Defeat Crazy Hand, which will give the forces of darkness the advantage. Defeat Light Spirits to make Crazy Hand reappear, then beat Crazy Hand once again.

Once both hands are free, you must readjust the balance between light and dark. You can achieve this by ensuring a relatively equal number of spirits on the board representing both sides. Once equal, the path to the top will lead to an engagement with Master Hand and Crazy Hand. Go there to witness the True Ending.

After achieving the True Ending, you can enter a New Game+ on your save file. This resets the spirits and bosses on the map, allowing you to earn more skill spheres and copies of the same spirits.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a crossover fighting game developed by HAL Laboratory and released in 2018 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

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