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Gold fighter

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Gold Fighter
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Gold Fighters in Ultimate.
Universe Mario
Appears in SSB4
Requirements 100 coins (Golden Plains)
Xerneas: Geomancy (Ultimate only)
Article on Super Mario Wiki Gold Mario
"Golden" redirects here. For the New Hampshire smasher, see Smasher:Golden.

Gold is a transformation that appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Fighters affected by this transformation are referred to as gold fighters.[1] It originates from the Mario universe.

Gold fighters deal 1.5× more knockback to opponents from direct attacks and throws, but projectiles are unaffected. In for Nintendo 3DS only, the fighter will not flinch or receive knockback. When granted by collecting 100 coins on Golden Plains or by summoning Xerneas (in Ultimate), the effect is accompanied by a damage output multiplier, indicated by a red particle effect around the affected fighter. The aesthetic effects of the transformation, such as the metallic appearance and muted voice clips, are similar to that of a Metal Box. In some Spirit Battles, the opponent is gold.

The Metal Killer spirit skill deals increased damage to gold fighters, treating them just like metal fighters. Conversely, Metal Slash does not treat gold fighters as metal fighters, dealing 1% damage instead of an Instant KO.

In Spirit Battles[edit]

Conditions in italic aren't listed on the Spirit Battle preview screen.
Spirit Battle parameters
No. Image Name Series Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music
SSBU spirit Meowth.png
Meowth Pokémon Series •Gold Isabelle IsabelleHeadYellowSSBU.png×2
3,300 Golden Plains N/A •Take your strongest team into this no-frills battle
Only certain Pokémon will emerge from Poké Balls (Meowth)
Road to Viridian City - Pokémon Red / Pokémon Blue
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Aegislash Pokémon Series •Gold Meta Knight MetaKnightHeadWhiteSSBU.png×2
4,000 Kalos Pokémon League (hazards off) N/A •The enemy's melee weapons have increased power
•Timed battle (1:30)
•Reinforcements will appear after an enemy is KO'd
Battle! (Trainer Battle) - Pokémon X / Pokémon Y
SSBU spirit Solgaleo.png
Solgaleo Pokémon Series •Gold Incineroar IncineroarHeadWhiteSSBU.png (160 HP)
9,400 Spear Pillar (hazards off) N/A Stamina battle
•The enemy favors special moves
•Only certain Pokémon will emerge from Poké Balls (Solgaleo)
Battle! (Elite Four) / Battle! (Solgaleo/Lunala)
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Lunala Pokémon Series •Gold Ridley RidleyHeadPurpleSSBU.png (160 HP)
9,400 Luigi's Mansion (Battlefield form) N/A Stamina battle
•Only certain Pokémon will emerge from Poké Balls (Lunala)
Battle! (Elite Four) / Battle! (Solgaleo/Lunala)
SSBU spirit Necrozma.png
Necrozma Pokémon Series •Gold Mewtwo MewtwoHeadPurpleSSBU.png (160 HP)
9,400 Spear Pillar (hazards off) •Giant •The enemy is giant when the enemy's at high damage
•The enemy's special moves have increased power
Stamina battle
Battle! (Elite Four) / Battle! (Solgaleo/Lunala)
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Super Sonic Sonic The Hedgehog Series •Gold Sonic SonicHeadGreenSSBU.png
13,700 Windy Hill Zone •Sudden Final Smash •The enemy will suddenly have a Final Smash Live & Learn
SSBU spirit Iridescent Glint Beetle.png
Iridescent Glint Beetle Pikmin Series •Gold Squirtle SquirtleHeadGreenSSBU.png (50 HP)
4,400 Distant Planet N/A •Timed stamina battle (1:00)
•The enemy tends to avoid conflict
Forest of Hope
SSBU spirit Gold Bone.png
Gold Bone StreetPass Mii Plaza Series •Gold Mii Brawler MiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 1313, Hockey Mask, Vampire Garb)
3,800 Lylat Cruise •Hazard: Low Gravity
•Item: Super Scope
•Gravity is reduced Tunnel Scene - X
SSBU spirit Golden Dash Mushroom.png
Golden Dash Mushroom Super Mario Series •Gold Mii Brawler MiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 2122, Super Mushroom Hat, Standard Outfit, No Voice)
10,000 Figure-8 Circuit (Ω form) •Attack Power ↑
•Uncontrollable Speed
•Item: Mario Kart
•The enemy has super armor and is hard to launch or make flinch
•The enemy is very fast and can't stop quickly
•The enemy has increased attack power
Mario Circuit - Mario Kart 8
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Jiggy Banjo-Kazooie Series •Gold Kirby KirbyHeadYellowSSBU.png×5 (10 HP)
2,000 The Great Cave Offensive N/A •Timed stamina battle
•The enemy falls slowly
Treasure Trove Cove
In-game rip [1]
Piglin Minecraft Series •Gold Alex Team SteveHeadAlexSSBU.png×7 (×2 Tiny)
4,000 Reset Bomb Forest (Forest) N/A •Timed battle (2:00)
•Reinforcements will appear after an enemy is KO'd
•The enemy starts the battle with a Killing Edge
•Gold Mii Brawler Team MiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png×7 (×2 Tiny) (Moveset 1111, Pig Mask, Pig Outfit)[SB 1]
  1. ^ This alternative occurs when the corresponding DLC has been purchased and downloaded.


The effect originates from the Gold Flower power-up, introduced in New Super Mario Bros. 2, which allows Mario to transform into Gold Mario. Gold Mario is a variant of the Fire Mario transformation that allows Mario to shoot golden fireballs which turn breakable blocks and enemies into coins.


  • In Spirit Battles, gold fighters will not have the red aura and rainbow flare around them, to indicate that their damage output is not buffed. However, if they use their Final Smash, they will temporarily lose their gold status, and upon regaining it, the red aura and flare will appear as well, although their damage output still isn't buffed.
  • The "Transformation Duration" Spirit skill increases the duration of the gold status from Golden Plains, but not from Xerneas.


  1. ^ Masahiro Sakurai (2014-06-10). Director's Room. Miiverse. Archived from the original on 2017-10-17. Retrieved on 2019-07-14. “If you collect 100 coins, you transform into a gold fighter! For a short period of time, your attack power will increase and you won't flinch when you receive attacks. This unique stage's name is Golden Plains and it's exclusive to the 3DS version.”