Ike (アイク, Ike) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He was officially confirmed on June 12th, 2018. Ike is classified as fighter #32.
Ike has new voice clips in both versions of Ultimate, with Michihiko Hagi reprising his role in the Japanese version, and Greg Chun voicing Ike in English, reprising his role from Fire Emblem Heroes and replacing Jason Adkins who voiced him in Brawl and SSB4.
How to unlock
Complete one of the following:
With the exception of the third method, Ike must then be defeated on Coliseum.
Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4
Ike has been significantly buffed in the transition from Smash 4 to Ultimate. Ike's mobility has been improved to help with the new faster pace of Ultimate, and he shares the universal buffs of a 3 frame jumpsquat (reduced from 7 frames) and significant landing lag decreases for his aerials. Ike has also received a new up air which is much faster and improves his juggling game, while Eruption can now generate a maximum of three flame pillars if fully charged, improving its already powerful ledge trapping potential. Finally, Ike is able to combo with his down throw at low percents more reliably.
However, Ike still struggles in some areas. Ike's recovery remains very exploitable due to Aether's short horizontal recovery distance, and Quick Draw not getting changes to help its recovery potential, which was made worse to the reduction in the size of most stage's ledges. The changes to rage have nerfed Ike as well, due to it being much less effective for comebacks when he has a high percentage.
Thanks to these changes and improvements to his moveset, many players consider this to be Ike's best iteration in the series, with him getting great results in the early metagame thanks to players such as MkLeo, Marss and Ryuga.
Throws and other attacks
Note: All numbers are listed as base damage, without the 1v1 multiplier.
In competitive play
Classic Mode: The Black-Clad Warriors
Ike's opponents are all fighters in black alternate costumes, referencing his rivalry with the Black Knight.
Role in World of Light
Although Ike does not appear in the World of Light opening cutscene, he was vaporized and later imprisoned alongside the rest of the fighters (sans Kirby) when Galeem unleashed his beams of light.
Ike was one of the many fighters that fell under Dharkon's control upon Galeem's first defeat. He is one of the fighters found in the Mysterious Dimension sub-area, being an obligatory unlock before the next necessary fighter battle Meta Knight is encountered.
Ike's default Fighter Spirit can be obtained by completing Classic Mode, or by completing a challenge. Both his default and alternate Fighter Spirits are also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 500 coins. Unlocking Ike in World of Light allows the player to preview the first spirit below in the Spirit List under the name "???". As Fighter Spirits, they cannot be used in Spirit Battles and are purely aesthetic. Each Fighter Spirit has an alternate version that replaces them with their artwork in Ultimate.
In Spirit battles
As the main opponent
As a minion
Character Showcase Video
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