Fox (フォックス, Fox) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Fox is classified as fighter #07.
Mike West, Fox's English voice actor from Star Fox 64, Star Fox 64 3D, Star Fox Zero, and Starlink: Battle for Atlas reprises his role with new and updated voice clips while the Japanese version has him voiced by Takashi Ōhara, his voice actor in the Japanese versions of Star Fox 64 3D and Star Fox Zero.
Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4
Fox has received a healthy mix of buffs and nerfs in his transition over from Smash 4. All of his aerials have less landing lag, and his general mobility has seen improvements due to the game's new engine changes. His primary KO options (such as up smash) have received buffs as well, granting him access to some new kill setups that weren't possible in his previous iterations. Fox greatly benefits from the engine changes and new mechanics, with run cancelling allowing him to approach with his great grounded options and revamped air dodges making his powerful juggling options even more oppressive. In addition, the start-up time on his reflector has been cut in half, giving him access to increased edge-guarding and combo extensions.
However, Fox also received some noticeable nerfs, the most significant ones being to his recovery. Fire Fox's travel distance is now shorter, Reflector only allows stalling once, and Fox Illusion no longer bypasses shields. This makes it much more difficult for him to bypass and cross-up opponents on stage, while also making it easier for him to be punished and edgeguarded. In addition, he is lighter than before, worsening his endurance.
Overall, Fox's tremendous strengths and advantages are now even better than they used to be, but his key weaknesses are significantly more exploitable, which makes it uncertain as to whether he was buffed or nerfed from Smash 4 to Ultimate. Nevertheless, his early metagame representation is still high, with players such as Light, Larry Lurr, ZD, Charlie, and Eon placing highly at regional and national tournaments.
Throws and other attacks
Note: All numbers are listed as base damage, without the 1v1 multiplier.
Ejects from an Arwing.
In competitive play
Classic Mode: Spaceborne Smash
Fox's opponents are all space travelers. Note: Every round plays music from the opponents’ home series, except for Round 4, which plays music from Star Fox.
Character unlock tree
Fox's Classic Mode character unlock tree includes the following characters in order:
Each character can be unlocked by clearing Fox's Classic Mode, or the Classic Mode of any preceding character, if all preceding characters have been unlocked. Once all the above characters are unlocked, clearing Classic Mode with any of them will default to Mario's character unlock tree, starting with Sonic.
Role in World of Light
Fox was among the fighters that were on the cliffside that gathered to defeat the army of Master Hands.
During the opening cutscene, Fox was issuing orders to the other fighters, telling them "Don't let a single one of them [of the Master Hands] get away." Fox was also present on the cliffside when Galeem unleashed his beams of light. He was vaporized offscreen, and was placed under Galeem's imprisonment alongside the other fighters (excluding Kirby). A puppet fighter cloned from him is later seen along with ones cloned from Simon, Mario and other fighters.
Fox is unlocked near a heart-shaped lake. The player must defeat either Nyna's or Panther Caroso's spirit to access his unlock battle. Unlocking Fox will allow the player to access the red switch which opens the red gate leading towards the Temple of Light sub-area as well as clearing a path blocked by rocks. This makes him one of the few mandatory fighter unlocks.
He is later seen again alongside Mario and several other fighters, making their last stand against Galeem and Dharkon. In the bad ending where Galeem emerges victorious against Dharkon, Fox is among the fighters witnessing the world becoming engulfed in light.
Fox's Fighter Spirit can be obtained by completing Classic Mode. It is also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 500 coins. Unlocking Fox in World of Light allows the player to preview the spirit below in the Spirit List under the name "???". As a Fighter Spirit, it cannot be used in Spirit Battles and is purely aesthetic. Each Fighter Spirit has an alternate version that replaces them with their artwork in Ultimate.
Additionally, Fox makes an appearance in a Support Spirits.
In Spirit battles
As the main opponent
As a minion
Character Showcase Video
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