What is the Unlock Order in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

Learn where your favorite lies in the lineup.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has become an industry titan. This platform fighting game and its expansive roster have become synonymous with gaming as a whole. Over 80 characters from many games and genres join Mario in this popular game. The roster may be massive, but when players boot the game up for the first time, they'll only have access to eight of the game's characters.

Occasionally, players will be challenged by new characters, and if they win, these characters will join the roster. Should players play the game's Versus Mode, they'll face these characters in a specific order. Here is the order in which these fighters appear.

  • Ness
  • Zelda
  • Bowser
  • Pit
  • Inkling
  • Villager
  • Marth
  • Young Link
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Ice Climbers
  • Captain Falcon
  • Peach
  • Ryu
  • Ike
  • Jigglypuff
  • King K. Rool
  • Sonic
  • Simon Belmont
  • Zero Suit Samus
  • Little Mac
  • Isabelle
  • Shulk
  • Lucina
  • Wario
  • Ridley
  • Pokémon Trainer
  • Lucario
  • Daisy
  • Roy
  • King Dedede
  • R.O.B.
  • Falco
  • Luigi
  • Pichu
  • Richter Belmont
  • Lucas
  • Diddy Kong
  • Meta Knight
  • Snake
  • Ganondorf
  • Corrin
  • Mega Man
  • Bayonetta
  • Toon Link
  • Rosalina & Luma
  • Incineroar
  • Shiek
  • Olimar
  • Dark Samus
  • Wolf
  • Mr. Game & Watch
  • Robin
  • Dark Pit
  • Cloud
  • Duck Hunt
  • Ken
  • Greninja
  • Chrom
  • MewTwo
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Dr. Mario
  • Palutena

Related: Best Switch Exclusives

Several characters are available for purchase individually or through the game's two Fighters Passes on the Nintendo eShop.

  • Piranha Plant

Fighters Pass 1

  • Joker
  • Hero
  • Banjo & Kazooie
  • Terry Bogard
  • Byleth

Fighters Pass 2

  • Min-Min
  • Steve
  • Sephiroth
  • Pyra/Mythra
  • Kazuya
  • One unrevealed character

The only character that can't be bought through the Fighters Passes is Piranha Plant.

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