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DLC Spirits (mode)

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The main selection menu for the mode as of Version 11.0.0, allowing players to select the Spirit Board of a specific Challenger Pack from Fighters Pass Vol. 1 & 2.

DLC Spirits is a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate mode added in Version 3.0.0 where players can collect spirits based on each respective Challenger Pack, with the background and music of the menu of each DLC Spirit Board being themed after it.

Unlike the Spirit Board, Spirit Battles in this mode can be played as many times as the player wants, and if the player defeats a spirit, they get it right away instead of having to shoot it, much like in World of Light. These boards can also have multiple pages if there are more than eight spirits in a given board (excluding enhanced spirits).

In 3.0.0, the DLC Spirits button originally went straight to Persona's Spirit Board, but starting with Version 4.0.0, the selection was changed to a menu containing the various Spirit Boards for each Challenger Pack of Fighters Pass Vol. 1 & 2, with the options for the unreleased boards being labeled as "COMING SOON". Starting with Version 8.0.0, the menu is expanded to two columns with content from Fighters Pass Vol. 1 appearing on the left column and Vol. 2 appearing on the right column. The only way to access spirits exclusive to the DLC boards without the DLC being purchased is by spending Gold on them in the Vault Shop, although their Spirit Battles cannot be rematched in the Spirit List.

Completing all the Spirit Battles on a board will reward the player with 10,000 Gold.

Series in DLC Spirits[edit]

Challenger Pack Series Image Spirits Music played in DLC Spirit Board Released
1 PersonaSymbol.svg Persona
Persona DLC Spirit Board.jpg
  • Morgana Grab ★★★
  • Ryuji Sakamoto Shield ★★
  • Ann Takamaki Attack ★★
  • Yusuke Kitagawa Grab
  • Makoto Niijima Support
  • Futaba Sakura Support
  • Haru Okumura Attack
  • Goro Akechi Support ★★
  • Caroline & Justine Support ★★★
  • Igor Support ★★★
  • Phantom Thieves of Hearts Support ★★★★
Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There April 17, 2019
2 DragonQuestSymbol.svg Dragon Quest
Dragon Quest DLC Spirit Board.jpg
  • Slime (Dragon Quest) Grab[1]
  • Dracky Support
  • Golem Shield ★★
  • Liquid Metal Slime Support ★★
  • Great Sabrecub Attack[1]
  • Cetacea Support ★★★
  • Hero's Comrades Support ★★★★
  • Tockles Support ★★★ (since v6.0.0)
Adventure - DRAGON QUEST III July 30, 2019
3 BanjoKazooieSymbol.svg Banjo-Kazooie
Banjo-Kazooie DLC Spirit Board.jpg
  • Buzzbomb Support
  • Tooty Support ★★
  • Bottles Shield ★★
  • Mumbo Jumbo Grab ★★★
  • Jiggy Support
  • Jinjos Neutral ★★[1]
  • Gruntilda Support ★★★★
Main Theme - Banjo-Kazooie September 4, 2019
4 FatalFurySymbol.svg Fatal Fury
Fatal Fury DLC Spirit Board.jpg
  • Andy Bogard Support
  • Joe Higashi Grab
  • Kim Kaphwan Support
  • Geese Howard Support ★★★★
  • Ryo Sakazaki Grab ★★★
  • Kyo Kusanagi Attack ★★★
  • Iori Yagami Neutral ★★★
  • Haohmaru Attack ★★★
  • Nakoruru Support ★★
  • Athena Asamiya Support ★★★
  • Ralf & Clark Shield ★★
Kurikinton - FATAL FURY 2 (Original) November 6, 2019
5 FireEmblemSymbol.svg Fire Emblem
Fire Emblem DLC Spirit Board.jpg
  • Dorothea Support
  • Ingrid Support
  • Hilda (Fire Emblem) Support
  • Seteth Support ★★
  • Edelgard Attack ★★[1]
  • Dimitri (Fire Emblem) Shield ★★[1]
  • Claude Grab ★★[1]
  • Rhea Neutral ★★★
  • Sothis Support ★★★★
The Edge of Dawn (Seasons of Warfare) January 28, 2020
6 ARMSSymbol.svg ARMS
ARMS DLC Spirit Board.jpg
  • Spring Man Neutral ★★★
  • Ribbon Girl Grab ★★
  • Ninjara Support ★★
  • Master Mummy Shield ★★
  • Mechanica Support ★★
  • Twintelle Support ★★
  • Byte & Barq Neutral
  • Kid Cobra Attack ★★★
  • Helix Support
  • Max Brass Support ★★★★
ARMS Grand Prix Official Theme Song June 29, 2020
7 MinecraftSymbol.svg Minecraft
Minecraft DLC Spirit Board.jpg
  • Zombie Attack
  • Creeper Attack ★★
  • Skeleton Support ★★
  • Slime (Minecraft) Support ★★
  • Enderman Neutral ★★★
  • Villager & Iron Golem Grab ★★★
  • Ghast Support ★★
  • Piglin Support ★★
  • Ender Dragon Support ★★★★
Earth October 13, 2020
8 FinalFantasySymbol.svg Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy DLC Spirit Board.jpg
  • Tifa Attack ★★★
  • Barret Shield ★★
  • Aerith Support ★★★
  • Red XIII Attack ★★
  • Cait Sith Support
  • Cid Grab
  • Vincent Neutral ★★
  • Yuffie Support ★★
  • Chocobo & Moogle Neutral
  • Ifrit Attack ★★★
  • Shiva Support ★★★
  • Bahamut ZERO Support ★★★★
  • The Turks & Rufus Shinra Support ★★★
Main Theme of FINAL FANTASY VII December 22, 2020
9 XenobladeSymbol.svg Xenoblade Chronicles
Xenoblade Chronicles DLC Spirit Board.jpg
  • Rex Shield ★★★[1]
  • Nia Shield ★★★
  • Tora Shield ★★
  • Poppi α Support ★★
  • Mòrag Attack
  • Zeke Attack
  • Lora Support ★★
  • Amalthus Support ★★★
  • Jin Neutral ★★★
  • Malos Neutral ★★★★
  • Pneuma Support ★★★★
Battle!! - Xenoblade Chronicles 2 March 4, 2021
10 SpecialStagesSymbol.svg unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
11 SpecialStagesSymbol.svg unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Denote a spirit that can be Enhanced at Lv. 99.

Trivia[edit]

  • Every DLC Spirit board contains one support spirit of the Legend-class.
    • Each of these spirits contains a unique ability not featured on any other spirit in the game.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles is the only DLC Spirit Board to contain more than one spirit of the Legend-class; Malos and Pneuma.
    • It is also the only one to contain a Legend-class Primary spirit; Malos.
  • Persona is the only DLC Spirit Board which contains recycled artwork, with Morgana appearing in both the Morgana and Phantom Thieves of Heart Spirit Battle.
  • Dragon Quest is the only DLC Spirit Board to have had a spirit added to its board after its release (Tockles).
  • Banjo-Kazooie and Xenoblade Chronicles are the only DLC Spirit Boards to have spirit artwork specifically created for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, similar to a handful of the Castlevania spirits.
  • Fatal Fury is the only DLC Spirit Board:
    • To feature spirits outside of its universe.
    • Whose background and music are themed around the corresponding fighter rather than a series or game.
  • Fire Emblem is the only DLC Spirit Board which does not contain any unique background artwork, simply displaying an image of the Cathedral of Byleth's home stage, Garreg Mach Monastery.
  • ARMS and Xenoblade Chronicles are currently the only DLC Spirit Boards to contain pre-existing spirits, with the spirits in question being:
    • Spring Man, Ribbon Girl, Ninjara, and Twintelle for ARMS.
    • Rex, Nia, Tora, Poppi α, Mòrag, and Zeke for Xenoblade Chronicles.
  • Dragon Quest and Banjo-Kazooie are currently the only DLC Spirit Boards to have only one page of spirits, given they have no more than eight spirits on the board.
  • Fatal Fury and ARMS are currently the only DLC Spirit Boards to have no two Spirit Battles share the same music, including the menu music.
  • Fire Emblem, Final Fantasy and Xenoblade Chronicles are currently the only DLC Spirit Boards based on pre-existing primary universes.
  • Dragon Quest, Banjo-Kazooie, Fire Emblem, and Xenoblade Chronicles are currently the only DLC Spirit Boards that contain enhanceable spirits.
  • The art representing the Fatal Fury Spirit Board on the DLC Spirits selection screen repurposes the fireball from Mario's SSB4 render.
  • The Minecraft Spirit Board's background shows a rotating panorama of a Minecraft map, reminiscent of Bedrock Edition's title screen.
  • While most of the contents of Challenger Pack 8 were available via early access starting from December 17, 2020, its corresponding spirits were not released until Challenger Pack 8's official release on December 22, 2020.