Isabelle (しずえ, Shizue) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The secretary for the player character in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and de facto mascot of the Animal Crossing franchise, she was announced as a newcomer at the end of the September 13, 2018 Nintendo Direct. While she shares many moves with Villager, Isabelle is not an Echo Fighter, and is instead a semi-clone. As such, Isabelle is classified as fighter #68.
How to unlock
Complete one of the following:
With the exception of the third method, Isabelle must then be defeated on Town and City.
Prior to 2.0.0, Isabelle could perform three infamous glitches, two of which have been fixed properly.
The infinite Assist Trophy glitch could be performed with two Isabelles using Fishing Rods to catch an Assist Trophy at the same time. This causes one Isabelle to summon an endless amount of a single Assist Trophy. This glitch can be used on most other items for varying effects, but the Assist Trophy gives by far the most extreme results.
The second glitch is a called the Slingshot Crash, which involves a Villager. Isabelle or Villager must use their forward or back aerials, with the other character using Pocket to store the slingshot pellet. From there, they have to constantly unpocket, throw, and repocket the item very quickly. If successful, an error message will pop up and close the game.
The final glitch, which remains unfixed, occurs when using Fishing Rod as a tether recovery with a specific positioning and momentum. During this glitch, Isabelle will teleport and land on stage immediately, rather than grabbing the ledge.
Note: All numbers are listed as base damage, without the 1v1 multiplier.
Classic Mode: Best in Show
Isabelle's opponents are composed of nearly all the female challengers that appear in Ultimate; the only female challengers that do not appear are Spiky-eared Pichu, Dark Samus, and every other Pokémon. The only non-female challenger is Popo of the Ice Climbers, as it is impossible for Nana to spawn alone, even if she was the head Climber.
Credits roll after completing Classic Mode. Completing it as Isabelle has Plaza / Title Theme - Animal Crossing: City Folk / Animal Crossing: Wild World accompany the credits.
Role in World of Light
Although Isabelle does not appear in the World of Light opening cutscene, she was vaporized and later imprisoned alongside the rest of the fighters (sans Kirby) when Galeem unleashed his beams of light.
She can be found near a small town on a secluded road, that requires the spirit of Kapp'n (Wild World) to be driven through a tunnel to reach. Freeing her unlocks a path to the town.
Isabelle's Fighter Spirit can be obtained by completing Classic Mode. It is also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 500 coins. Unlocking Isabelle 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 it with the fighter's artwork in Ultimate.
In Spirit battles
As the main opponent
As a minion
Character Showcase Video
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