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Fighter spirit

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Fighter spirits are a type of spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. As the name suggests, they are spirits that are based on the playable roster in the game. Like master spirits, fighter spirits do not have any stats, as they are not used in gameplay in any way, though unlike master spirits, they are not used to assist the player at all, only being used for display purposes.

A character's fighter spirit is unlocked either when the player completes Classic Mode as that character, or they purchase it in the Vault shop for 300G. When the player views the fighter spirit in the Collection, the default artwork will be artwork from their home series, but the player can switch it with their artwork from Ultimate instead. Characters that have other characters as alternate costumes (such as gender swaps, the Koopalings, Alph, and the Dragon Quest III, IV, and VIII Heroes) or significant alternate costumes (such as Mario's Building and Wedding Outfits or Pikachu Libre) have separate fighter spirits from the base fighter than can only be unlocked in the Vault Shop. The Mario (Wedding), Meta Ridley, Ike (Path of Radiance), Cloud (Advent Children), and Inkling (Boy) spirits can also be unlocked via challenges, and the Mario (Wedding) spirit can also be unlocked via the Wedding Mario amiibo.

List of fighter spirits[edit]

No. Spirit Alternate Artwork Name Series Character Origin Spirit Artwork Origin
SSBU spirit Mario.png
Mario SSBU.png
Mario MarioSymbol.svgSuper Mario Series Donkey Kong Mario Party 10
SSBU spirit Builder Mario.png
Mario-Alt6 SSBU.png
Builder Mario MarioSymbol.svgSuper Mario Maker Series Super Mario Maker
SSBU spirit Mario (Wedding).png
Mario-Alt7 SSBU.png
Mario (Wedding) MarioSymbol.svgSuper Mario Series Super Mario Odyssey
SSBU spirit Luigi.png
Luigi SSBU.png
Luigi Mario Bros. Mario Party 8
SSBU spirit Peach.png
Peach SSBU.png
Peach Super Mario Bros. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
SSBU spirit Daisy.png
Daisy SSBU.png
Daisy Super Mario Land Mario Party 8
SSBU spirit Bowser.png
Bowser SSBU.png
Bowser Super Mario Bros. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
SSBU spirit Dr. Mario.png
Dr. Mario SSBU.png
Dr. Mario MarioSymbol.svgDr. Mario Series Dr. Mario Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure
SSBU spirit Rosalina.png
Rosalina & Luma SSBU.png
Rosalina MarioSymbol.svgSuper Mario Series Super Mario Galaxy Mario Party 10
SSBU spirit Bowser Jr..png
Bowser Jr. SSBU.png
Bowser Jr. Super Mario Sunshine Mario Party: Star Rush
SSBU spirit Iggy.png
Bowser Jr.-Alt4 SSBU.png
Iggy Super Mario Bros. 3 New Super Mario Bros. U
SSBU spirit Wendy.png
Bowser Jr.-Alt3 SSBU.png
SSBU spirit Lemmy.png
Bowser Jr.-Alt6 SSBU.png
SSBU spirit Roy (Super Mario Bros.).png
Bowser Jr.-Alt2 SSBU.png
Roy (Super Mario Bros.)
SSBU spirit Larry.png
Bowser Jr.-Alt1 SSBU.png
SSBU spirit Ludwig.png
Bowser Jr.-Alt7 SSBU.png
SSBU spirit Morton.png
Bowser Jr.-Alt5 SSBU.png
SSBU spirit Donkey Kong.png
Donkey Kong SSBU.png
Donkey Kong Symbol of the DK series.Donkey Kong Series Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
SSBU spirit Diddy Kong.png
Diddy Kong SSBU.png
Diddy Kong Donkey Kong Country
SSBU spirit King K. Rool.png
King K. Rool SSBU.png
King K. Rool DK: Jungle Climber
SSBU spirit Link.png
Link SSBU.png
Link ZeldaSymbol.svgThe Legend of Zelda Series The Legend of Zelda The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
SSBU spirit Zelda.png
Zelda SSBU.png
Zelda The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
SSBU spirit Sheik.png
Sheik SSBU.png
Sheik The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
SSBU spirit Ganondorf.png
Ganondorf SSBU.png
Ganondorf The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
SSBU spirit Young Link.png
Young Link SSBU.png
Young Link The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
SSBU spirit Toon Link.png
Toon Link SSBU.png
Toon Link The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
SSBU spirit Samus.png
Samus SSBU.png
Samus MetroidSymbol.svgMetroid Series Metroid Metroid: Samus Returns
SSBU spirit Dark Samus.png
Dark Samus SSBU.png
Dark Samus MetroidSymbol.svgMetroid Prime Series Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
SSBU spirit Zero Suit Samus.png
Zero Suit Samus SSBU.png
Zero Suit Samus MetroidSymbol.svgMetroid Series Metroid: Zero Mission Metroid: Other M
SSBU spirit Ridley.png
Ridley SSBU.png
Ridley Metroid Metroid: Zero Mission
SSBU spirit Meta Ridley.png
Ridley-Alt1 SSBU.png
Meta Ridley MetroidSymbol.svgMetroid Prime Series Metroid Prime
SSBU spirit Yoshi.png
Yoshi SSBU.png
Yoshi YoshiSymbol.svgYoshi Series Super Mario World Mario Party 10
SSBU spirit Yoshi (Yoshi's Crafted World).png
Yoshi-Alt7 SSBU.png
Yoshi (Yoshi's Crafted World) Yoshi's Crafted World
SSBU spirit Kirby.png
Kirby SSBU.png
Kirby KirbySymbol.svgKirby Series Kirby's Dream Land Kirby Super Star Ultra
SSBU spirit Meta Knight.png
Meta Knight SSBU.png
Meta Knight Kirby's Adventure Kirby: Planet Robobot
SSBU spirit King Dedede.png
King Dedede SSBU.png
King Dedede Kirby's Dream Land Kirby's Return to Dream Land
SSBU spirit Fox McCloud.png
Fox SSBU.png
Fox McCloud StarFoxSymbol.svgStar Fox Series Star Fox Star Fox Zero
SSBU spirit Falco Lombardi.png
Falco SSBU.png
Falco Lombardi
SSBU spirit Wolf O'Donnell.png
Wolf SSBU.png
Wolf O'Donnell Star Fox 64 Star Fox: Assault
SSBU spirit Pikachu.png
Pikachu SSBU.png
Pikachu PokemonSymbol.svgPokémon Series Pokémon Red and Green Versions Pokémon Global Link
SSBU spirit Pikachu Libre.png
Pikachu-Alt7 SSBU.png
Pikachu Libre Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
SSBU spirit Jigglypuff.png
Jigglypuff SSBU.png
Jigglypuff Pokémon Red and Green Versions
SSBU spirit Pichu.png
Pichu SSBU.png
Pichu Pokémon Gold and Silver Versions
SSBU spirit Mewtwo.png
Mewtwo SSBU.png
Mewtwo Pokémon Red and Green Versions
SSBU spirit Pokémon Trainer (Male).png
Pokémon Trainer (Male) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pokémon Trainer (solo)-Alt1 SSBU.png
Pokémon Trainer (Female) Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions
SSBU spirit Squirtle.png
Squirtle SSBU.png
Squirtle Pokémon Red and Green Versions Pokémon Global Link
SSBU spirit Ivysaur.png
Ivysaur SSBU.png
SSBU spirit Charizard.png
Charizard SSBU.png
SSBU spirit Lucario.png
Lucario SSBU.png
Lucario Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions
SSBU spirit Greninja.png
Greninja SSBU.png
Greninja Pokémon X and Y
SSBU spirit Incineroar.png
Incineroar SSBU.png
Incineroar Pokémon Sun and Moon
SSBU spirit Ness.png
Ness SSBU.png
Ness EarthboundSymbol.svgEarthBound Series EarthBound
SSBU spirit Lucas.png
Lucas SSBU.png
Lucas Mother 3
SSBU spirit Captain Falcon.png
Captain Falcon SSBU.png
Captain Falcon FZeroSymbol.svgF-Zero Series F-Zero F-Zero GX
SSBU spirit Ice Climbers.png
Ice Climbers SSBU.png
Ice Climbers IceClimberSymbol.svgIce Climber Series Ice Climber
SSBU spirit Marth.png
Marth SSBU.png
Marth FireEmblemSymbol.svgFire Emblem Series Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
SSBU spirit Lucina.png
Lucina SSBU.png
Lucina Fire Emblem Awakening
SSBU spirit Roy (Fire Emblem).png
Roy SSBU.png
Roy (Fire Emblem) Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
SSBU spirit Chrom.png
Chrom SSBU.png
Chrom Fire Emblem Awakening
SSBU spirit Ike (Path of Radiance).png
Ike SSBU.png
Ike (Path of Radiance) Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
SSBU spirit Ike (Radiant Dawn).png
Ike-Alt1 SSBU.png
Ike (Radiant Dawn) Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
From Spriters Resource.
Robin (Male) Fire Emblem Awakening Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
From Spirters Resource.
Robin (Female)
SSBU spirit Corrin (Male).png
Corrin SSBU.png
Corrin (Male) Fire Emblem Fates
SSBU spirit Corrin (Female).png
Corrin-Alt1 SSBU.png
Corrin (Female)
SSBU spirit Mr. Game & Watch.png
Mr. Game & Watch SSBU.png
Mr. Game & Watch Game&WatchSymbol.svgGame & Watch Series Ball Manhole
Artwork used for Pit's Fighter Spirit. Ripped from Game Files
Pit SSBU.png
Pit KidIcarusSymbol.svgKid Icarus Series Kid Icarus Kid Icarus: Uprising
SSBU spirit Dark Pit.png
Dark Pit SSBU.png
Dark Pit Kid Icarus: Uprising
SSBU spirit Palutena.png
Palutena SSBU.png
Palutena Kid Icarus Kid Icarus: Uprising
SSBU spirit Wario.png
Wario SSBU.png
Wario WarioSymbol.svgWarioWare Series WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! WarioWare Gold
SSBU spirit Wario (Overalls).png
SSBU Wario Overalls.png
Wario (Overalls) WarioSymbol.svgWario Land Series Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia
SSBU spirit Solid Snake.png
Snake SSBU.png
Solid Snake MetalGearSymbol.svgMetal Gear Solid Series Metal Gear Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection
SSBU spirit Sonic the Hedgehog.png
Sonic SSBU.png
Sonic the Hedgehog SonicSymbol.svgSonic the Hedgehog Series Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic Lost World
SSBU spirit Olimar.png
Olimar SSBU.png
Olimar PikminSymbol.svgPikmin Series Pikmin Hey! Pikmin
SSBU spirit Alph.png
Olimar-Alt4 SSBU.png
Alph Pikmin 3
SSBU spirit R.O.B..png
R.O.B. SSBU.png

R.O.B. (JPN) SSBU.png
R.O.B. ROBSymbol.svgR.O.B. Series Stack-Up N/A
Artwork used for the Male Villager's Fighter Spirit. Ripped from Game Files
Villager SSBU.png
Villager (Boy) Symbol of the Animal Crossing series.Animal Crossing Series Doubutsu no Mori Animal Crossing: City Folk
Artwork used for the Female Villager's Fighter Spirit. Ripped from Game Files
45 Villager.png
Villager (Girl)
SSBU spirit Isabelle.png
Isabelle SSBU.png
Isabelle Animal Crossing: New Leaf
SSBU spirit Mega Man.png
Mega Man SSBU.png
Mega Man MegaManSymbol.svgMega Man Series Mega Man Mega Man 10
From Spriters Resource.
Wii Fit Trainer (Female) WiiFitSymbol.svgWii Fit Series Wii Fit Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
From Spriters Resource.
Wii Fit Trainer (Male)
SSBU spirit Little Mac.png
Little Mac SSBU.png
Little Mac PunchOutSymbol.svgPunch-Out!! Series Punch-Out!! (Arcade) Punch-Out!! (Wii)
SSBU spirit PAC-MAN.png
Pac-Man SSBU.png
PAC-MAN PacManSymbol.svgPAC-MAN Series PAC-MAN Bandai Namco 2010s Promotional Artwork
SSBU spirit Shulk.png
Shulk SSBU.png
Shulk XenobladeSymbol.svgXenoblade Chronicles Series Xenoblade Chronicles
SSBU spirit Duck Hunt.png
Duck Hunt SSBU.png
Duck Hunt DuckHuntSymbol.svgDuck Hunt Series Duck Hunt
SSBU spirit Ryu.png
Ryu SSBU.png
Ryu StreetFighterSymbol.svgStreet Fighter Series Street Fighter Super Street Fighter II
SSBU spirit Ken.png
Ken SSBU.png
SSBU spirit Cloud.png
Cloud SSBU.png
Cloud FinalFantasySymbol.svgFINAL FANTASY Series[note 1] Final Fantasy VII
SSBU spirit Cloud (Advent Children).png
Cloud (Advent Children) Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SSBU spirit Bayonetta (Bayonetta 2).png
Bayonetta SSBU.png
Bayonetta (Bayonetta 2) BayonettaSymbol.svgBayonetta Series Bayonetta 2
SSBU spirit Bayonetta (Bayonetta).png
Bayonetta-Alt1 SSBU.png
Bayonetta (Bayonetta) Bayonetta Anarchy Reigns
SSBU spirit Inkling (Girl).png
Inkling SSBU.png
Inkling (Girl) SplatoonSymbol.svgSplatoon Series Splatoon
SSBU spirit Inkling (Boy).png
Inkling-Alt1 SSBU.png
Inkling (Boy)
Simon Belmont's Spirit Artwork ripped from Ultimate. Originally from Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls.
Simon SSBU.png
Simon Belmont Symbol of the Castlevania series.Castlevania Series Castlevania Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls
ripped from game
Richter SSBU.png
Richter Belmont Castlevania: Rondo of Blood Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles
From Spriters Resource.
Mii Brawler Symbol of the Smash Bros. series.Super Smash Bros. Series Mii Channel (formal debut)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (as Mii Fighters)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
From Spriters Resource.
Mii Swordfighter
From Spriters Resource.
Mii Gunner
SSBU spirit Piranha Plant.png
Piranha Plant SSBU.png
Piranha Plant MarioSymbol.svgSuper Mario Series Super Mario Bros. Mario Party DS
SSBU spirit Joker (Phantom Thief).png
Joker and Arsene SSBU.png
Joker (Phantom Thief) PersonaSymbol.svgPersona Series Persona 5
SSBU spirit Joker (Student).png
from the game's files
Joker (Student)
SSBU spirit Hero (DRAGON QUEST XI S).png
Hero SSBU.png
Hero (DRAGON QUEST XI S) Symbol of the Dragon Quest series.DRAGON QUEST Series Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
SSBU spirit Hero (DRAGON QUEST III).png
Hero (DRAGON QUEST III) Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (NES) Dragon Quest III (SFC)
SSBU spirit Hero (DRAGON QUEST IV).png
Hero (DRAGON QUEST IV) Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (NES) Dragon Quest IV (DS)
SSBU spirit Hero (DRAGON QUEST VIII).png
Hero (DRAGON QUEST VIII) Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
SSBU spirit Banjo & Kazooie.png
taken from here
Banjo & Kazooie Official symbol for the Banjo-Kazooie series.Banjo-Kazooie Series Diddy Kong Racing (Banjo)
Banjo-Kazooie (Kazooie)
SSBU spirit Terry Bogard.png
Terry Bogard FatalFurySymbol.svgFATAL FURY Series Fatal Fury: King of Fighters Fatal Fury Special
SSBU spirit Byleth (Male).png
Byleth SSBU.png
Byleth (Male) FireEmblemSymbol.svgFire Emblem Series Fire Emblem: Three Houses
SSBU spirit Byleth (Female).png
Byleth-Alt1 SSBU.png
Byleth (Female)
SSBU spirit Min Min (Fighter).png
Min Min SSBU.png
Min Min (Fighter) Symbol of the ARMS series.ARMS ARMS
SSBU spirit Steve.png
Steve SSBU.png
Steve Symbol of the Minecraft series.Minecraft Series Minecraft Minecraft: Xbox One Edition
SSBU spirit Alex.png
Alex SSBU.png
Alex Minecraft: Wii U Edition
SSBU spirit Sephiroth.png
Sephiroth SSBU.png
Sephiroth FinalFantasySymbol.svgFINAL FANTASY Series Final Fantasy VII
SSBU spirit Pyra (Fighter).png
Pyra SSBU.png
Pyra (Fighter) XenobladeSymbol.svgXenoblade Chronicles Series Xenoblade Chronicles 2
SSBU spirit Mythra (Fighter).png
Mythra SSBU.png
Mythra (Fighter)
SSBU spirit Kazuya.png
Kazuya Mishima TekkenSymbol.svgTekken Series Tekken Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SSBU spirit Kazuya Mishima (Coat).png
Kazuya-Alt 1 SSBU.png
Kazuya Mishima (Coat) Tekken 7
SSBU spirit Sora.png
Sora SSBU.png
Sora KingdomHeartsSymbol.svgKINGDOM HEARTS Series Kingdom Hearts Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix
SSBU spirit Sora (KINGDOM HEARTS II).png
Sora-Alt 1 SSBU.png
Sora (KINGDOM HEARTS II) Kingdom Hearts II
SSBU spirit Sora (KINGDOM HEARTS 3D Dream Drop Distance).png
Sora-Alt 2 SSBU.png
Sora (KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance]) Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Sora-Alt 3 SSBU.png
Sora (KINGDOM HEARTS III) Kingdom Hearts III
SSBU spirit Sora (Timeless River).png
Sora-Alt 4 SSBU.png
Sora (Timeless River) Kingdom Hearts II
  1. ^ FINAL FANTASY VII prior to Version 10.0.0.


Mythra's original design in her fighter spirit's artwork.
  • Several fighter spirits do not have artwork from their home series to swap with their Ultimate artwork, instead solely using their Ultimate artwork. These characters are Pokémon Trainer, Robin, Wii Fit Trainer, Cloud (in his Advent Children costume), Kazuya (in his default costume) and the Mii Fighters.
    • Both male and female Pokémon Trainer do have artwork from Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen, but they're most likely unused as all of the other Pokémon spirits from the game's launch (except for Detective Pikachu) use artwork from Pokémon Global Link.
    • Robin does not have any official artwork from Fire Emblem Awakening, but does have in-game dialogue portraits that another character (Tharja) uses in her spirit as well. They do have artwork in Fire Emblem Heroes and Fire Emblem Warriors, but the rights to those artworks are owned by Intelligent Systems and Koei Tecmo respectively, not Nintendo.
    • The Wii Fit Trainer does not have any official artwork in any of the Wii Fit games, but their colorful silhouettes were seen.
    • While Cloud's default spirit has artwork, his Advent Children costume does not, possibly due to stricter licensing issues with Square Enix with using artwork from a movie rather than a video game. While his Advent Children costume has artwork from Dissidia Final Fantasy NT the artwork is owned by Koei Tecmo. However, prior to version 10.1.0, this distinction applied to the default costume as well, but with said update, the fighter spirit gained artwork from Final Fantasy VII, making Cloud the first fighter to have his fighter spirit changed through an update.
    • Being characters original to the Super Smash Bros. series, the Mii Fighters do not have any sources outside of the Super Smash Bros. series to use for their fighter spirits.
    • While Kazuya's Coat costume has alternate artwork, the reason for Kazuya's default costume not having artwork is unknown, as he has plenty of artwork from the Tekken series, but is likely unused as all other Tekken spirits (except for Nina Williams and Yoshimitsu) use artwork from Tekken 7, which lacks artwork of Kazuya in his Gi. Kazuya is the only DLC fighter with this distinction, as well as the only character whose alternate costume has artwork but the default does not.
  • There are several significant alternate costumes which do not have their own fighter spirit, including:
    • Link's Tunic of the Wild costume.
    • Zero Suit Samus's Metroid: Zero Mission and Metroid Fusion casual outfits.
    • Spiky-eared Pichu.
    • R.O.B.'s Famicom costume (including the Japanese version where the spirit image still uses a photograph of R.O.B.'s international colors).
    • Isabelle's winter coat.
    • Little Mac's hoodie, wireframe, and wireframe hoodie alternate costumes.
    • Shulk's Ecru Type (swimsuit) costume.
    • Piranha Plant in a pot.
    • Zombie and Enderman, though they are represented as primary spirits.
    • Sephiroth's coatless costume.
      • Of these, Spiky-eared Pichu and winter Isabelle are the only ones that have official artwork in their home series (excluding Piranha Plant, which already uses artwork in a pipe for its default spirit, and Zombie and Enderman, again due to them already being primary spirits).
  • Excluding the ones who only use their Ultimate artwork, Bayonetta is the only fighter that uses artwork from a game outside of her own series, as her "Bayonetta (Bayonetta)" fighter spirit uses artwork from Anarchy Reigns.
    • Although Pac-Man's fighter spirit was used in Sonic Dash, it does not originate from there, instead being generic promotional artwork from Bandai Namco.
  • The Legend of Zelda is the only universe with multiple fighters whose fighter spirits are not organized by fighter number. If they were, Sheik would be placed before Zelda, and Young Link would be placed before Ganondorf.
    • Similarly, the Koopalings are not ordered the same way as they are on the character selection screen when selecting Bowser Jr.'s alternate costumes.
  • Meta Ridley and Ike (Path of Radiance) are the only fighter spirits that cannot be unlocked via the Vault Shop.
  • Lucas, Mr. Game & Watch, and the Ice Climbers are the only fighters to use sprites for their fighter spirits.
  • Ness and R.O.B. are the only fighters to use real-life photographs for their fighter spirits.
  • Min Min, Pyra, and Mythra all had spirits before becoming playable; as such, their fighter spirits are denoted with "(Fighter)".
  • Joker is the only character to have a unique Smash render in their fighter spirit, as he uses artwork of him without his mask on as well as Arsène appearing with a render exclusive to the spirit. He is also the only character to feature another character not mentioned by name in their home series spirit artwork, again being Arsène.
  • Neither Luma nor the Pikmin are present in the home series artwork for Rosalina, Olimar, and Alph's fighter spirits, nor are they mentioned by name (except for Olimar and Alph in Japanese), despite being present in their Ultimate artwork. They instead have separate primary and support spirits.
  • Much like her standard spirit in the base game, Mythra's fighter spirit was altered to avoid raising the game's age rating. This makes Mythra the only character whose design was explicitly edited in her fighter spirit artwork.
    • Palutena, Bayonetta, female Corrin and Pyra's fighter spirits remain unchanged, even though their actual appearances were altered in a similar manner.
  • Sora and Lemmy are the only characters whose fighter spirit artwork and Smash artwork share the same pose. Barring the Timeless River costume, Sora's default spirit more resembles his artwork from the original Kingdom Hearts rather than his render for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix.
    • Additionally, if Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings are excluded (as they are each individual characters despite sharing the same character slot), Sora has the most fighter spirits out of any character.