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This article is about Jigglypuff's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For the character in other contexts, see Jigglypuff.
Jigglypuff
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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Universe Pokémon
Other playable appearances in SSB
in Melee
in Brawl
in SSB4
Availability Unlockable
Final Smash Puff Up
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Jigglypuff (プリン, Purin) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It was revealed alongside the fellow Pokémon fighter Pichu and the rest of veterans on June 12th, 2018. Like in games prior to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Jigglypuff is unlockable, instead of being available from the start. Jigglypuff is classified as Fighter #12, the last fighter number of the SSB veterans.

As in Melee, Brawl, and Smash 4, Rachael Lillis' portrayal of Jigglypuff from Smash 64 was repurposed for the English version of Ultimate. Mika Kanai, Jigglypuff's voice actress from all previous Smash games and the Pokémon anime, reprises her role in the Japanese version, with new voice clips. Virginie Demians and Dina Kuerten's portrayals of Jigglypuff from Brawl were repurposed for the French and German versions.

How to unlock[edit]

Complete one of the following:

  • Play VS. matches, with Jigglypuff being the 15th character to be unlocked.
  • Clear Classic Mode with Kirby or any character in his unlock tree, being the 2nd character unlocked after Ness.
  • Have Jigglypuff join the player's party in World of Light.

With the exception of the third method, Jigglypuff must then be defeated on Saffron City.

Attributes[edit]

Jigglypuff is a character of extremes, as evident with its attributes: it has the second-fastest air speed, the highest air acceleration, the slowest falling speed, and the lowest gravity. These attributes make Jigglypuff a very mobile character in the air. However, it has the second-slowest walking speed, the third-slowest dashing speed, the fourth-slowest initial dash speed, the second-lightest weight and the second lowest jump force. As such, these attributes make Jigglypuff unable to quickly traverse the stage on foot without relying on foxtrotting, and susceptible to early KOs. To make up for its low jumping force, however, it has five midair jumps, which further enhance its aerial evasiveness. Its combination of light weight and floatiness results in Jigglypuff being fairly difficult to combo compared to most other characters as well, but conversely makes it fairly difficult for it to land.

Jigglypuff's main strength is its formidable air game. Excluding back aerial, all of its aerial attacks have lingering hitboxes and, in the case of down aerial, multiple hits. Their duration is the primary reason Jigglypuff is deceptively difficult to challenge in the air, as opponents will most likely collide within an attack's final frames. All of its aerials, aside from up aerial, also have enough range to be spaced correctly thanks to Jigglypuff's aerial mobility, allowing it to zone and approach opponents safely in the air. Each of Jigglypuff's aerials also have their own distinct strengths. Neutral aerial is its fastest aerial and a fairly strong sex kick, even when stale, and can easily gimp poor recoveries due to its late hitbox being sufficiently strong enough to do so. Due to its speed and power, it also works as a good out of shield or approach option, and its long duration allows it to break combos. Forward aerial has the second-weakest knockback of Jigglypuff's aerials, but this grants it good combo potential in return. It can also easily put opponents off-stage, and is the main component of the wall of pain technique: once an opponent with a poor recovery is launched off-stage, Jigglypuff can follow up with several other forward aerials until they reach the blast zone, where Jigglypuff can finish the opponent off with another forward or a neutral aerial. Back aerial is Jigglypuff's strongest aerial, an effective KOing option, and has a remarkable range, given Jigglypuff's small size; similarly to Marth, Roy, Lucina and Chrom, the move also has the interesting trait of completely turning Jigglypuff around after its use. It is also safe on shield due to its high damage output and above-average hitlag, though it is also Jigglypuff's slowest aerial, making it a bit predictable. Up aerial has a deceptively long-lasting hitbox, which can be problematic for any opponent that has issues dealing with juggling, and it is also a situational finisher near the upper blast line. Lastly, down aerial can be used as a highly damaging out of shield or pressuring option, and has low ending lag. It can sometimes also work as an anti-juggling option against characters with slow aerial mobility or moves. As well, landing with it can lead into various other moves, especially up tilt and Rest, which allows Jigglypuff to take stocks incredibly early.

Jigglypuff's unmatched floatiness, very fast air speed, multiple jumps and strong air game give it a tremendous off-stage presence. Due to lacking a traditional recovery move, its recovery is fairly susceptible to gimping, though its other attributes make its recovery very effective regardless. Its fast air acceleration also allows it to disorient opponents that attempt to edgeguard it. With the aid of Pound, it can also stall its recovery and protect its landing. Jigglypuff is fearsome at edgeguarding: with proper spacing and good timing, it can gimp all but the farthest distanced recoveries without being put at risk; Cloud, Chrom, Ganondorf, Dr. Mario and Little Mac are perhaps the most susceptible to its edgeguarding, as their recoveries lack both speed and resilience, while the latter four performances against Jigglypuff revolve around maintaining stage control most of the time.

Finally, Jigglypuff has a trump card in Rest, its signature move; it has very high vertical knockback at all percentages, to the point where it can reliably KO any character at 70%, but KOs most characters at as early as 50%. It hits on frame 2 with a flower effect and has full intangibility until Jigglypuff closes its eyes. In addition to being an incredible punishment option, the threat of Rest forces opponents to be very careful when using laggy moves, especially due to Jigglypuff's ability to perform an occasionally situational true combo into it. One of the best ways to confirm a Rest is with forward aerial: hitting with the move's final frames will lead into an unavoidable Rest, which becomes even more potent if used in the air or with high rage. Depending on the opponent's falling speed, a jump may be necessary to reach them. Another reliable way to confirm one is by landing with up aerial: should Jigglypuff land immediately after hitting the opponent, Rest can be landed without fail. This combo works optimally on platforms due to its limited percentage range and its ability to KO as low as 35%.

Up tilt can also combo into Rest on its own or after a landing down aerial, which can be used to rack up at least 30%, but opponents can be launched too far away past low percentages. Lastly, retreating with down aerial can also work, but aside from being the hardest to perform, it is also the least likely to succeed. Other methods of safely using Rest involve crouching, buffering, a footstool jump, a jab reset, or interrupting an opposing neutral attack, though few characters are vulnerable to these methods, and they usually require impeccable timing. Platforms can be a saving grace when considering Rest, as they can lead into 0% KO confirms on certain characters and, if they are moving, can make it a bit harder to punish. For all its potential, however, Rest has extremely slow interruptibility, making it very easy to punish if whiffed, though Jigglypuff can skip some of the move's ending lag if it is successfully landed.

However, Jigglypuff is held back by numerous weaknesses. The most detrimental is its survivability: Jigglypuff's stats result in it having among the worst endurance out of any character in the game. As a result, it can be knocked out as early as 35% with a sufficiently strong attack. Rage is an additional burden, since opponents can send it flying even earlier with it. These drawbacks force Jigglypuff to play extremely cautiously, as any damage taken can prove dangerous in the long run. Adding insult to injury, Jigglypuff's shield jump launches it upward with enough force to KO it even from the very bottom of Palutena's Temple. This makes shielding very risky at low percentages, as the possibly survivable punishes normally received after a shield break are replaced by a guaranteed KO that can only be stopped by a ceiling.

Furthermore, Jigglypuff has a very problematic ground game. While most of its ground moves are fast in proportion to their power, its lack of range and slow grounded approach prevent it from racking up large amounts of damage with only a few moves. This is worsened when considering the utility of its grounded attacks: neutral attack's incredible speed can lead into additional follow-ups, forward tilt is fast and highly damaging, up tilt can KO at unusually low percentages, and down tilt is a semi-spike with high base knockback. As for its smash attacks, forward smash has surprisingly high knockback scaling, while down smash has intangibility and the lowest launch angle of any other conventional semi-spike. Its grab game also has similar issues: while Jigglypuff has some of the fastest grabs in the game and a decently damaging set of throws, the former have very short range and the latter lack any follow-ups or KO potential, with its strongest throw, up throw, not being able to KO reliably even well beyond 200%. This also results in Jigglypuff being easily kept at bay by shields without the usage of Pound's high shield damage.

Jigglypuff's approach, despite being good in the air, is overall predictable. Most of the time, Jigglypuff might have to be close to the opponent, read its reaction in order to approach, or bait it in order to make its move. Its aerial moves are not good for approaching from a long distance as they are unsafe on shield when late, and its dash attack is terrible at doing so due to its long duration, despite its low cooldown. Coupled with the overall short range on its attacks, it has notoriously difficult matchups against characters with large disjoints like Ike, Lucina, and Shulk. Its polarizing mobility is also a noticeable flaw. Although it has among the best aerial games in Ultimate, its ground movement is one of the worst, as it does not efficiently give Jigglypuff the chance to traverse across the ground quickly like most other lightweight characters can, and in turn makes it very troubling on the offensive side of battle should it be going against speedy characters, such as Fox.

Overall, Jigglypuff is an air-based glass cannon that can quickly rack up damage or KO opponents, but can be KOed just as quickly. Its strengths are on par with its weaknesses, and while it has lower representation than most other characters due to its aforementioned weaknesses, it has received somewhat reasonable results from players such as Arika and BassMage.

Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Jigglypuff was infamous for being one of the worst characters in the two previous games (moreso in SSB4, where it is widely accepted to be the absolute worst character), due to its high amount of weaknesses, such as being the lightest and floatiest character (which gives it among the shortest-lived, yet worst disadvantage states), having a predictable and linear approach, its short range, lack of projectile, and being prone to projectile and mobility camping. These issues were made much more apparent in SSB4, due to the game's polarized balance and universal mechanics adversely working against Jigglypuff, the most notable being rage and ledge trumping. Most likely owing to its consistently poorly regarded status, Jigglypuff has been noticeably buffed in the transition to Ultimate.

Jigglypuff's most notable direct changes are to its aerial attacks and its special moveset. Like with most other veterans, Jigglypuff's aerial attacks have greatly reduced landing lag, which when combined with its faster air speed allows Jigglypuff to more easily string its aerial attacks into one another, once again significantly strengthening some of its lost combo game from Melee. In addition, Pound has less ending lag than in SSB4, giving it combo potential as well as helping with vertical recovery; Rest is now interruptible significantly earlier, being 20 frames fewer than previous games, and an additional 25 frames earlier if it connects; and Sing is notably faster with more range, along with its sleep time being increased, potentially making it a viable tool for the first time in the series, although it still remains risky and easily punishable.

Jigglypuff also significantly benefits from a few of the reworked game mechanics in Ultimate. The changes to air dodges and the reduction of edge sizes on most stages have virtually restored Jigglypuff's strong edgeguarding capabilities, exponentially improving its already high offstage presence when combined with its improved aerial kit and mobility, which allows Jigglypuff to perform techniques like its renowned Wall of Pain more effectively. The reintroduction of directional air dodges also grants Jigglypuff an additional recovery option, improving its offstage survivability. In addition, Jigglypuff arguably benefits the most from the weakening of the rage mechanic, which slightly improves its otherwise abysmal endurance.

However, Jigglypuff is not without some minor nerfs. Although Jigglypuff did gain a more useful forward throw, its already bad grab game was further worsened, as its grabs, while among the fastest, were made slightly more laggy, and up throw deals less damage. Pound's recovery potential was also nerfed, as Jigglypuff will no longer immediately accelerate in the air during its startup, making consecutive usage of the move a less effective recovery tactic.

Although Jigglypuff does benefit from the aerial-based changes to gameplay mechanics for Ultimate, some of the other gameplay changes have also hurt Jigglypuff. While the changes to air dodges overall benefit it, they also make Jigglypuff more vulnerable in the air, as they render it even more susceptible to juggling and now force it to mix up its recovery (though the latter point is slightly counterbalanced by the reintroduction of directional air dodging). In addition, the changes to jostling mechanics make Jigglypuff unable to pass through other fighters while running, making Rest much harder to land via running into opponents. Of note is that many of Jigglypuff's primary flaws that have plagued it in previous games are still present in Ultimate, such as a ludicrously low endurance, poor ground mobility alongside a very limited ground game, short range, no projectile, one of the worst grab games of any character, and being instantly KO'd if its shield is broken; none of these weaknesses were alleviated in the transition, either. Ultimate also includes many more viable swordfighters and zoners compared to previous games, both archetypes that Jigglypuff still struggles against.

Overall, Jigglypuff's buffs heavily outweigh its nerfs, and in result, it is significantly more effective than in Brawl and SSB4, becoming once again a proper "glass cannon". Jigglypuff has also received some notable buffs in game updates; while they have so far not fully alleviated its weaknesses, they have given it many more options that it lacked on release. However, Jigglypuff still notably falls behind when compared to its appearance in Melee, as its positive traits, while notably improved, are still not nearly as strong as in said game, while its drawbacks still remain intact from previous appearances. Because of this, Jigglypuff's perception within the community remains unfavorable: while better than in SSB4, Jigglypuff's tournament representation in Ultimate still remains poor, which coupled with a meager tournament impact, has led to many professional players considering Jigglypuff to be either a lower-mid or low-tier character, and some of them still considering it to be one of the worst characters (although commonly agreed to not be the absolute worst) in the game. In contrast, Arika has achieved moderately decent results in Japan, and Hungrybox, while not taking Ultimate as seriously, has had a few notable results at a local level. This indicates that, while Jigglypuff may have potential, its competitive viability remains a high topic of debate.

Aesthetics[edit]

  • Change Due to the aesthetic used in Ultimate, Jigglypuff's model features a more subdued color scheme. Its irises are more detailed, and its eyes and ears are slightly smaller. It more closely resembles its appearance in recent mainline Pokémon titles as a result.
  • Change The animation where Jigglypuff looks back is an idle pose rather than being a part of its main animation, although it reuses its idle animation from past games when holding a small item.
  • Change Jigglypuff is slightly more expressive, using a wider variety of expressions rather than simply smiling. For instance, it appears angry when throwing an opponent or charging its side smash, and it has a pained look when shielding.
  • Change Jigglypuff's ears fold slightly inward when using Rollout or Rest.
  • Change Jigglypuff has new walking animations. Its slow walking animation is a tiptoe similar to its running animation, while its standard walking animation faces more toward the screen.
  • Change Air dodge animation has changed, where Jigglypuff poses more gracefully during the ending lag.
  • Change Jigglypuff has two new victory poses:
    • Change It jumps twice, spins around, and assumes a pose similar to its render from SSB4.
    • Change It runs into the scene, does a backflip, and assumes a pose similar to its official art from Pokémon Yellow Version.
  • Change In the Japanese language, Sing and Puff Up now use a smooth echo effect instead of a reverberating echo effect, matching the rest of languages (except the latter in English); the former's effect itself has also been toned down, and for the latter, it uses the regular echo effect used by other characters, instead of the voice clip itself having the effect, akin to the French and German versions.

Attributes[edit]

  • Buff Like all characters, Jigglypuff's jumpsquat animation takes 3 frames to complete (down from 6).
  • Buff Jigglypuff runs faster (1.155 → 1.271).
    • Buff Jigglypuff's initial dash is faster (1.4 → 1.65).
  • Buff Jigglypuff walks slightly faster (0.7 → 0.735).
  • Buff Jigglypuff's air speed is faster (1.269 → 1.332).
  • Change Jigglypuff's traction is higher (0.0718 → 0.087), but is much lower relative to the roster, going from the second-highest traction in SSB4 to being tied for the 65th–66th highest traction in Ultimate.
  • Nerf Forward roll grants less intangibility (frames 4-17 → 4-15).
  • Nerf Back roll has slower startup with less intangibility (frames 4-17 → 5-16), and more ending lag (FAF 31 → 36).
  • Buff Spot dodge has less startup (frame 4 → 3) and ending lag (FAF 29 → 27).
  • Nerf Spot dodge grants less intangibility (frames 4-19 → 3-17).
  • Buff Air dodge grants more intangibility (frames 4-29 → 4-32).
  • Nerf Air dodge has significantly more ending lag (FAF 35 → 64), becoming the slowest in the game. This makes it much more punishable, and removes its former ability to bait approaches in combination with Jigglypuff's floatiness and fast aerial movement.
  • Buff The changes to air dodges significantly improve the effectiveness of Jigglypuff's aerial attacks, making them much harder to avoid. Thanks to this, Jigglypuff regains a large part of its edgeguarding capabilities.
    • Buff Additionally, the reintroduction of directional air dodges further improve Jigglypuff's recovery, granting it additional distance after having used up all jumps.
  • Change The homogenization of fall speeds during vertical knockback significantly improves Jigglypuff's survivability, but makes it considerably more susceptible to combos.
  • Buff Jigglypuff arguably benefits most from the weakening of the rage mechanic, increasing its endurance.
  • Nerf Explosive items used by Jigglypuff, such as the Bomber, have a 0.95x damage multiplier applied to them. This also applies to fighter-generated items like Remote Bombs and Rear Eggs.

Ground attacks[edit]

  • Neutral attack:
    • Buff The first hit transitions into the second hit faster (frame 9 → 7).
    • Buff The second hit launches at a lower angle that is consistent throughout (55°/65° → 361°), and has more base knockback (22 → 50), increasing its efficiency in keeping opponents away.
    • Nerf Both hits have a higher hitlag multiplier (1× → 1.3× (hit 1), 1.7× (hit 2)), giving opponents more time to SDI the first hit and DI the second hit.
    • Change The first hit has altered angles (60°/78° → 361°/180°) and knockback (12 base/50 scaling → 18/20 base/25/20 scaling) to keep opponents close to Jigglypuff, akin to other neutral attacks. This allows it to connect better into the second hit, and restores its jab lock ability from previous games, but hinders its jab cancel setups.
  • Forward tilt:
    • Buff Forward tilt has less ending lag (FAF 28 → 25). Combined with the increased shieldstun for tilt attacks, this makes it safer on shield.
  • Up tilt:
    • Nerf Up tilt has one frame more ending lag (FAF 24 → 25).
  • Down tilt:
    • Buff Down tilt has increased knockback scaling (55 → 68), allowing it to KO under 200% from the center of Final Destination.
  • Dash attack:
    • Buff Dash attack's clean hit has increased base knockback (16 → 57), with its knockback scaling compensated (100 → 83). This improves its safety on hit at low percents, while keeping its KO ability at high percents.
    • Buff It has larger hitboxes (5u (clean)/4u (late) → 5.5u/4.5u) and better hitbox placement, giving it more range.
    • Nerf It launches at a different angle (361° → 43°), removing its ability to lock opponents.
    • Nerf The clean hit has a shorter duration (frames 5-9 → 5-7), with the late hit lasting longer instead (frames 10-20 → 8-20).
    • Nerf The late hit has less knockback scaling (100 → 83).
    • Change It has a new animation where Jigglypuff's face is angled toward the screen with its limbs more elegantly spread.
  • Forward smash:
    • Buff Forward smash deals more damage (15% → 16% (clean), 12% → 14% (late)), with knockback scaling mostly compensated only on the clean hit (115 → 110), improving its KO potential.
    • Change The animations of both the charge and execution of the move have changed. Jigglypuff charges it by holding its foot behind itself, then swiftly swings its foot around to execute a roundhouse kick, similar to Kirby.
  • Up smash:
    • Buff Up smash deals more damage with no sourspot (14%/12% → 15%), and knockback scaling mostly compensated (105 → 100), making its KO ability more consistent.
    • Change While the hitbox placement is better, the size of the hitbox has been reduced (7.2u → 6u).
  • Down smash:
    • Buff Down smash has a longer hitbox duration (frames 14-15 → 14-16).
    • Change The changes to the 0° launch angle cause the attack's angle to increase at higher percents.
      • Buff However, it has much greater knockback scaling (69 → 99), significantly improving its KO potential despite these changes.

Aerial attacks[edit]

  • Buff All aerials have less landing lag (15 frames → 9 (neutral, forward, up), 18 → 11 (back), 30 → 12 (down)).
  • Neutral aerial:
    • Buff Neutral aerial's clean hit uses an extended hitbox with better placement and horizontal reach (Z offset: 8u → 9u-10u).
  • Forward aerial:
    • Buff Forward aerial has better hitbox placement and horizontal reach (Z offset: 9u → 10u).
  • Back aerial:
    • Buff Back aerial has less startup lag (frame 12 → 10), with its total duration reduced as well (FAF 40 → 38).
    • Buff It auto-cancels earlier (frame 28 → 26).
    • Nerf Back air turns Jigglypuff around after its use, akin to Marth's back aerial. This is an overall nerf to the move, as Jigglypuff can no longer repeatedly use back air in the same direction. This makes it harder to land compared to other aerials.
  • Up aerial:
    • Buff Up aerial has less ending lag (FAF 45 → 40).
  • Down aerial:
    • Buff It auto-cancels earlier (frame 45 → 42), allowing it to auto-cancel in a short hop if buffered immediately.
    • Nerf Jigglypuff can no longer jump out of a full hopped down aerial onstage due to the changes to full hops, making it harder to follow up.

Throws and other attacks[edit]

  • Grabs:
    • Nerf All grabs have more ending lag (FAF 27 → 33 (standing), 33 → 40 (dash), 32 → 35 (pivot)).
    • Nerf Dash and pivot grabs have more startup (frame 8 → 9 (dash), 9 → 10 (pivot)).
  • Pummel:
    • Change Jigglypuff has a new pummel: it kicks opponents with one foot instead of slapping them. It also has an angry face.
    • Buff Pummel deals more hitlag (5 frames → 14), but has significantly less startup (frame 10 → 1) and ending lag (FAF 21 → 7), shortening its duration.
    • Nerf It deals much less damage (3% → 1.3%).
  • Forward throw:
    • Buff Forward throw launches at a much more desirable angle for edgeguarding (55° → 35°), and has slightly more base knockback (100 → 103).
  • Change The speed of back throw and up throw is no longer weight-dependent.
  • Up throw:
    • Buff Up throw has less ending lag (FAF 42 → 38).
    • Nerf It deals less damage (10% → 8%), although with its base knockback somewhat compensated (110 → 130).
  • Down throw:
    • Buff Down throw's first hit deals more damage (4% → 6%; 10% → 12% total).
    • Change It has more base knockback (100 → 105), and a lower launch angle (80° → 75°).
  • Edge attack:
    • Buff Edge attack deals more damage (6% → 8%).

Special moves[edit]

  • Rollout:
    • Buff Rollout deals more damage (6%-14% → 10%-20%), with its knockback not fully compensated (30 base/92/102 scaling → 60 base/60 scaling), increasing its KO potential.
    • Buff It reaches its full charge faster (frame 60 → 51).
    • Buff Jigglypuff's has a significantly increased fall speed (0.98 → 2.00) and gravity while falling during the ending of Rollout. As a result, it has much less ending lag on hit (FAF 73 → 53).
      • Buff Due to this, Jigglypuff is able to move after hitting an opponent with Rollout in the air, like in Brawl, preventing it from self-destructing if the move is landed offstage.
    • Buff Additionally, Jigglypuff can grab ledges during this state.
    • Buff When using an uncharged Rollout, Jigglypuff will only roll once, significantly speeding up the animation.
    • Nerf Grass terrain no longer allows for faster turning while using Rollout, but ice terrain still prevents turning.
    • Nerf Rollout can no longer be held indefinitely, instead being unleashed automatically one second after it becomes fully charged.
    • Nerf Jigglypuff cannot roll through opponents while turning, removing the ability to cross up counters.
    • Nerf Jigglypuff can no longer retain Rollout's full power when releasing it in the air and reversing it immediately.
    • Nerf After reversing twice, Rollout deals less damage than normal.
    • Change The aerial version launches at the same angle as the grounded version (90° → 30°).
    • Change Jigglypuff's rolling animation speed scales with size, so that it better matches the speed Jigglypuff moves along the ground, which is unaffected by size.
    • Bug fix An unknown bug may cause the rebound to send Jigglypuff much higher, cause it to fall slower, and prevent sideways movement.
  • Pound:
    • Buff Pound has less ending lag (FAF 46 → 40) and has gained a hitstun modifier of 2, allowing it to true combo into other moves (including Rest), and slightly boost Jigglypuff's vertical recovery without use of a ledge.
    • Buff It has gained a shieldstun multiplier of 1.5×, improving its shield pressuring ability.
    • Buff It has more range when used in the air.
    • Nerf Jigglypuff can no longer accelerate in the air during the startup of Pound when acting out of a previous Pound before the animation ends, making consecutive Pounds to recover much less effective.
  • Sing:
    • Buff All of Sing's hits have less startup lag (hit 1: frame 29 → 27, hit 2: 73 → 61, hit 3: 122 → 100).
    • Buff It has significantly less ending lag (FAF 180 → 150).
    • Buff It has slightly more range.
    • Buff It has more knockback scaling (30/10 → 40/30), putting opponents to sleep for longer as a result. Combined with its lower ending lag, opponents can no longer wake up before Jigglypuff can act.
    • Buff Jigglypuff can move slightly while using Sing in the air.
    • Change Jigglypuff now blinks when releasing each of the sound waves, instead of opening its eyes completely like in Smash 4.
  • Rest:
    • Buff Rest has significantly less ending lag, especially if it hits (FAF 230 → 210 (miss), 187 (hit)), reducing the risk of respawning opponents punishing Jigglypuff after getting KOed by the move.
      • Buff This makes it possible to recover back to the ledge after landing Rest offstage, albeit with significant risk of being edgeguarded.
    • Buff Its hitbox size has been increased (3.4u → 3.8u).
    • Nerf Due to the altered jostle mechanics preventing characters from running through each other, Rest can no longer hit most characters out of a walk or run.
    • Change Rest triggers Special Zoom upon connecting.
  • Puff Up:
    • Change Puff Up is much faster than the previous games. When it ends, Jigglypuff aesthetically "pops", and then deflates to normal size, mimicking a balloon. Jigglypuff additionally shrinks considerably faster at the end. It also has an angry expression while inflating, resembling the face the Jigglypuff from the anime makes when someone falls asleep after it sings.
    • Buff The damage of Puff Up, previously 17% in a single hit, has been split into two hits that deal 10% and 25% damage, respectively.
    • Change Puff Up being faster means it can catch opponent's off guard easier and not give them time to prepare to try to survive it. On the other hand, the slower version could keep opponents off of the stage for longer and hinder their recovery by not being able to land or grab ledge, Puff Up being faster means recoveries don't need to stall as long to wait to get back on stage.

Update history[edit]

Jigglypuff has been buffed significantly by game updates. Update 2.0.0 granted minor lag reductions to its forward tilt and back aerial, more knockback to down tilt, more damage to up smash's sourpot, and a more favorable launching angle to forward throw. Jigglypuff received more substantial buffs from update 6.0.0. Its air dodges had their ending lag noticeably decreased, which makes them safer and improves Jigglypuff's recovery and defense. Forward throw's launching angle was lowered once again, which further improved it as a setup for edge guards. The most notable buffs, however, were down aerial's decreased vulnerability and Pound's increased hitstun, both of which improve Jigglypuff's combo game and even allow for new KO confirm setups into Rest.

After many inconsequential patches, Jigglypuff was buffed once again in Update 13.0.0. Back air and the second hit of neutral attack had their endlag decreased, along with decreasing the former's landing lag, improving their safety and combo potential. Down throw had its knockback decreased, giving it combo potential on the biggest of characters at very low percents.

Some top players agree that the buffs have strengthened Jigglypuff's punish game, with players such as Hungrybox expressing more interest in the character and playing the game more competitively due to these buffs.

Overall, Jigglypuff stands noticeably better than it was at release.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2.0.0

  • Buff Forward tilt has less ending lag (FAF 28 → 25).
  • Buff Down tilt deals more knockback.
  • Buff Up smash's sourspot deals more damage, now doing the same damage as the whole move (13% → 15%).
  • Buff Back aerial has less start-up (frame 12 → 10).
    • Buff The ending lag has also been decreased (FAF 40 → 38).
  • Buff Forward throw launch angle altered (55° → 50°), now sending people into a more desirable angle for edge guarding.
  • Buff The Final Smash Meter version of Puff Up has a higher knockback multiplier (x0.815 → x0.92).

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.0.0

  • Buff Puff Up has a bigger pushbox while growing.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.1.0

  • Buff Neutral attack 1 connects into neutral attack 2 more reliably.
  • Buff Neutral attack 2 has more range.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 6.0.0

  • Buff Air dodge has less ending lag (FAF 75 → 64 (neutral), 123 → 107 (side), 175 → 159 (up), 103 → 86 (down)), no longer being laggier than every other air dodge in the game by a wide margin, although it is still the slowest.
  • Buff Down aerial has less landing lag (15 frames → 12) and auto-cancels earlier (frame 45 → 42), allowing it to auto-cancel in a short hop if buffered immediately.
  • Buff Forward throw launches at a much lower angle (50° → 35°), greatly improving its edgeguarding ability.
  • Buff Rollout reaches its full charge faster (frame 60 → 51).
  • Buff Pound inflicts 2 additional frames of hitstun, and has gained a shieldstun multiplier of 1.5×, improving its combo potential and shield pressuring ability.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 8.0.0

  • Buff Puff Up slows opponents more during startup (3x → 7x).

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 11.0.0

  • Change Changed the length of vulnerability when crumpling to be consistent with other fighters.
  • Buff Jiggylpuff can now perform its aerial jumps while charging an item that requires said mechanism.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 13.0.0

  • Buff The second hit of neutral attack has less ending lag (FAF 20 → 17).
  • Buff Back aerial has less ending lag (FAF 38 → 36), and landing lag (11 frames → 8).
  • Buff Down throw has lower base knockback (105 → 90), and has less ending lag (FAF 85 → 84), improving its followup potential.

Moveset[edit]

  • Jigglypuff can perform 5 double jumps.
  • If Jigglypuff's shield breaks, it immediately ascends to the top blast zone and gets knocked out if there's no ceiling to stop it.

For a gallery of Jigglypuff's hitboxes, see here.

Note: All numbers are listed as base damage, without the 1v1 multiplier.

  Name Damage Description
Neutral attack   3% Jigglypuff performs two alternating punches. Both hits can lock, but the second hit will fail at percentages greater than 3%.
3%
Forward tilt   10% A roundhouse kick. It can be angled, and can lock at low percents.
Up tilt   9% (clean), 8% (late) A scorpion kick. Unless the opponent has a tall hurtbox, this move will fail to hit anyone in front of Jigglypuff. Can combo into itself or an aerial at low percents, and KO after 130%.
Down tilt   10% A low to the ground shin kick. Launches opponents at a semi-spike angle, making it a good tool for spacing.
Dash attack Jiggly Ram 12% (clean), 8% (late) Leaps forwards while doing a headbutt. The clean hit can KO around 100% at ledge.
Forward smash   16% (clean), 14% (late) Lunges forwards while kicking. Can lock at low percentages.
Up smash   15% An upwards headbutt.
Down smash Jiggly Split 11% A spinning split kick. Grants intangibility on Jigglypuff's feet (frames 10-12). Opponents with high damage are launched at a higher angle.
Neutral aerial   11% (clean), 6% (late) A flying kick. It is a sex kick with a long-lasting late hitbox. One of Jigglypuff's best moves, as it is very safe and has decent knockback when sweetspotted. Commonly used to block opponents from reaching the edge.
Forward aerial   9% (clean), 6% (late) A dropkick. Somewhat weak knockback, but good for spacing. Has a lingering hitbox (though it does not as last as long as neutral aerial's hitbox), while its late hitbox can combo into Rest. Autocancels, but only if quickly inputted after a short hop.
Back aerial   13% A spinning back kick. This causes Jigglypuff to turn around, similar to Marth's back aerial. This move is Jigglypuff's slowest aerial, and it lacks a lingering hitbox unlike its other aerials, but has strong knockback, especially on the sweetspot, and good range while still being reasonably quick, making it a potent finisher.
Up aerial   9% Waves its arm in an overhead arcing motion. Good for juggling, and can be used to initiate combos if it hits an opponent just before Jigglypuff lands. Used in this fashion it can confirm into Sing on platforms if the opponent does not tech properly. Up aerial alone can lead straight to Rest in some situations as well.
Down aerial   1.5% (hits 1-8), 2% (hit 9) A diagonal corkscrew dropkick. Good out of shield option. One of Jigglypuff's best moves as the move can combo into itself multiple times, as well as most of Jigglypuff's kit. Landing down air can combo into up tilt, grab and rest, but the latter is too inconsistent and matchup dependant for the risk of whiffing rest.
Grab   Reaches out. Has very short range, but is very fast, tied as the fastest grab in the game at frame 6, with only Pichu's grab having less ending lag.
Pummel   1.3% Kicks the opponent.
Forward throw 5% (hit 1), 5% (throw) Puffs up once to launch the opponent forward. Despite its moderate knockback, its KO potential is abysmal KOing at 339%. Instead, it is much more effective for setting up edgeguards and tech chases due to its low endlag and horizontal launch angle.
Back throw 10% A German suplex. Like its forward throw, this move is useful for setting up edgeguards and it only KOs at 316%.
Up throw 8% Spins once to fling the opponent upward, leaving a trail of sparkles. Has high base knockback, but is offset by its low growth and only KOing at 267%. This means it neither combos nor KOs, with the exception of the Shulk matchup, This makes it Jigglypuff's least useful throw.
Down throw 6% (hit 1), 6% (throw) Pins the opponent to the ground and then rolls back and forth on their back, which launches them upward and only KOing at 345%. Only combos on the biggest of characters at very low percents, though has relatively high damage for a throw, especially in a 1v1.
Floor attack (front)   7% Spins around to kick in front of itself and behind itself.
Floor attack (back)   7% Kicks in front of itself and behind itself.
Floor attack (trip)   5% Spins on the ground, kicking on both sides.
Edge attack 8% Performs a flipping kick while climbing up the stage.
Neutral special Rollout 10% (minimally charged), 20% (fully charged) Rolls forward to slam into the opponent. Its power, range, and speed can be increased by holding the special button. It cannot be held indefinitely, however, and will automatically release a little bit after it reaches max charge. When fully charged, it does quite a bit of shield damage. If not charged until Jigglypuff glows, it will harmlessly roll once. On the ground, Rollout's direction can be changed mid-roll, which deals no damage until the turn is complete; in the air, pressing left or right will alter Jigglypuff's roll speed. When Rollout is fully charged, Jigglypuff will voice its name and briefly flash. Hitting a non-shielding opponent will cause Jigglypuff to rebound, which renders it unable to do anything else, apart from shifting its direction, until it lands or is hit. It can, however, control its direction during the rebound. This makes Rollout dangerous to use off-stage or at an edge, since the rebound will cause Jigglypuff to spin helplessly as it descends to the lower blast line. It can grab edges during the rebound, but it's still unsafe, especially if Rollout is perfect shielded.
Side special Pound 11% Rears its arm back and then throws a punch, taking a step forward. Deals moderate knockback, though unable to KO at realistic percents. Its momentum moves Jigglypuff sideways (which can be slightly shifted upwards by pushing the control stick up immediately after the input), making it one of the two special moves it can use to recover. It also does a high amount of shield damage along with large hitstun, and has a surprisingly large, long-lasting hitbox that doesn't lose power.
Up special Sing Sings a song that puts nearby opponents to sleep. The more damaged opponents are, the longer they will sleep, making them open for a followup attack, most notably charged forward smash and Rest, even at very low percents. Jigglypuff can sweetspot ledges during the entire move, allowing Sing to set up a punish from a ledge. However, the song is short-ranged, has a reactable startup of 29 frames, consists of three brief pauses, and leaves Jigglypuff itself vulnerable to being attacked. It can simply be shielded and has a massive punish window if blocked like this. Unlike typical up specials, Sing does not grant any vertical distance, but it does retain slight mobility. It can also be used after a Lock.
Down special Rest 20% (move), 1% (flower loop) Falls asleep, dealing a single hard hit to any opponents directly touching Jigglypuff. It has almost no start-up lag (2 frames) and deals an extreme amount of vertical knockback if landed, and benefits from rage, due to possessing very high base knockback. It also puts a flower on the opponent's head that deals continuous damage. If Rest lands, Jigglypuff will be able to act as soon as its eyes open, making it somewhat hard to punish. It takes it slightly longer to act if it whiffs; after it opens its eyes, but before it shakes itself. Jigglypuff gains invincibility for the first 27 frames when the move is used (before its eyes close) which can initially prevent counterattacks from hitting Jigglypuff and situationally combo break, though this is detrimental due to the move's extreme ending lag.
Final Smash Puff Up 10% (hit 1), 25% (hit 2) Rapidly inflates itself to a gargantuan size and launches all opponents near it horizontally while saying "Jiggly!" before "popping" and quickly deflating back to its normal size. Jigglypuff's size is so great when inflating that its body completely takes up smaller stages and even some medium-sized ones, making it difficult to escape. There are two hitboxes, with the second one dealing more damage and knockback than the first.

On-screen appearance[edit]

  • Emerges from a Poké Ball and spins while floating before landing.

Taunts[edit]

  • Up taunt: Spins around on one foot, then faces at the screen inflated, saying "Jigglypuff!" (プリプリーン!)
  • Side taunt: Twirls around many times, then poses (similar to Kirby's side taunt, except it twirls faster). Performed significantly faster than in previous games.
  • Down taunt: Breathes all the air out of itself and falls to the ground, flattened. It inflates itself upon contact. Similar to its fainting animation in home-console Pokémon spin-offs, such as Pokémon Stadium and Battle Revolution.

Idle pose[edit]

  • Looks at its side while jumping.

Crowd cheer[edit]

Cheer (English) Cheer (Japanese/Chinese) Cheer (Italian) Cheer (Dutch) Cheer (French)
Cheer
Custom combination of the flags of Canada, the USA, and Mexico.

Source, tweaked to fix rendering issues
Description Jigglypuff! Pu - ri - n! Jigglyyyyy - Puuuuuff! Jigglypuff! Rondoudou!
Cheer (German) Cheer (Spanish) Cheer (Russian) Cheer (Korean)
Cheer
Description Pu - mme - luff! Jigglypuff! Jigg - ly - puff! Pu - rin!

Victory poses[edit]

  • Left: It jumps twice, spins around, and assumes a pose similar to its render from SSB4.
  • Up: Runs into the scene, loses its balance, then backflips and assumes a pose similar to its official sprite from Pokémon Yellow.
  • Right: Sleeps and then suddenly wakes up, continuing to drift in and out of consciousness.
A small excerpt of the title theme of Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green Versions, a track which would go on to become the Pokémon main theme and the title theme for the entire series.

In competitive play[edit]

Ever since the beginning of the metagame, opinions on Jigglypuff's viability have been rather low, with most players, including Marss, Dabuz, Zackray, and Dark Wizzy, considering the character to be low-tier at best. This is because, although Jigglypuff was moderately improved in its transition from SSB4, it still held exploitable weaknesses carried over from the previous game, with some players arguing that its matchup spread, neutral game, and KO options remain poor. Despite receiving buffs in patch 6.0.0, the efforts of players such as Arika and BassMage, and positive opinions from players such as MkLeo, ESAM, and Maister, Jigglypuff continues to see low representation and a slow-developing metagame both offline and online compared to other low-tier characters. Nevertheless, most people agree that Jigglypuff is far superior to its iteration in SSB4 where it was considered the worst character in the game for most of the game's lifespan.

Most historically significant players[edit]

See also: Category:Jigglypuff professionals (SSBU)

Classic Mode: All Original, All 64[edit]

Jigglypuff's congratulations screen.

Jigglypuff fights the cast of the original Super Smash Bros.. The order of the battles starts off with Link just like the 1P Game from the original Super Smash Bros. Therefore Jigglypuff's Classic Mode is a reference to the 1P Game from Smash 64 (as it fights the characters in the Original 12 from the original game).

Round Opponent Stage Music Notes
1 LinkHeadGreenSSBU.png Link Hyrule Castle Overworld Theme - The Legend of Zelda (64) The enemy Link has his green costume equipped, referencing his appearance in the original Super Smash Bros. and Melee. When playing multiplayer, LinkHeadTealSSBU.png Link in his teal costume appears as the second opponent, referencing his appearance from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, which was his appearance for Brawl and Smash 4.
2 MarioHeadSSBU.png Mario Peach's Castle Ground Theme - Super Mario Bros. (64)
3 SamusHeadSSBU.png Samus and YoshiHeadSSBU.png Yoshi Super Happy Tree Yoshi's Story (64)
4 KirbyHeadSSBU.png Kirby and FoxHeadSSBU.png Fox Dream Land Gourmet Race (64)
5 PikachuHeadSSBU.png Pikachu Saffron City Main Theme - Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue (64)
6 LuigiHeadSSBU.png Luigi, NessHeadSSBU.png Ness, CaptainFalconHeadSSBU.png Captain Falcon, and JigglypuffHeadPinkSSBU.png Jigglypuff Battlefield Final Destination - Super Smash Bros. Free-for-all. The enemy Jigglypuff has its pink costume equipped, referencing the bows it wears in Super Smash Bros. If the player selects the pink costume, the CPU Jigglypuff uses the JigglypuffHeadSSBU.png default Jigglypuff.
Bonus Stage
Final Giant DonkeyKongHeadSSBU.png Donkey Kong Kongo Jungle (Ω form) Jungle Level (64)

Note: Every stage (except for Battlefield, which was instead referred to as Duel Zone) and the tracks they play are all from Super Smash Bros.. Due to Planet Zebes and Sector Z being the only N64 stages that didn't return, Samus and Fox are paired with Yoshi and Kirby, respectively. Giant Donkey Kong is Jigglypuff's final boss instead of Master Hand (despite the fact that Master Hand was the final boss in the original Super Smash Bros.), most likely referencing his status as a unique mini-boss in the original 1P Game.

Credits roll after completing Classic Mode. Completing it as Jigglypuff has Pokémon Center - Pokémon Red / Pokémon Blue accompany the credits.

Role in World of Light[edit]

Finding Jigglypuff in World of Light

Jigglypuff is absent from the the World of Light opening cutscene, though it was vaporized and later imprisoned alongside the rest of the fighters (sans Kirby) when Galeem unleashed his beams of light.

Jigglypuff can be found in a green area at the east of a metropolis early by taking Sheik's route, and to reach it, the player must either cross a bridge or circle through a lake.

Fighter Battle[edit]

No. Image Name Type Power Stage Music
12
Jigglypuff SSBU.png
Jigglypuff
Shield
Shield
3,300 Mushroom Kingdom U (Ω form) Road to Viridian City - Pokémon Red / Pokémon Blue


Spirit[edit]

Jigglypuff's fighter spirit can be obtained by completing Classic Mode. It is also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 300 Gold, but only after Jigglypuff has been unlocked. Unlocking Jigglypuff 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. Its fighter spirit has an alternate version that replaces it with its artwork in Ultimate.

In Spirit Battles[edit]

As the main opponent[edit]

Spirit Battle parameters
No. Image Name Series Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music
23
SSBU spirit Rock Mario.png
Rock Mario Super Mario Series •Metal Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadBlueSSBU.png
Shield
4,200 Mario Galaxy (Battlefield form) N/A •The enemy's neutral special has increased power
•The enemy favors neutral specials
•The enemy is metal
Melty Monster
65
SSBU spirit Big Urchin.png
Big Urchin Super Mario Series •Giant Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadPinkSSBU.png
Shield
3,800 Mushroom Kingdom U (Battlefield form) •Item: Unira •The enemy is giant
•The enemy is easily distracted by items
Ground Theme / Underwater Theme - Super Mario 3D Land
80
SSBU spirit The Odyssey.png
The Odyssey Super Mario Series •Giant Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadNurseSSBU.png
Shield
4,400 Rainbow Cruise •Hard to Launch •Timed battle (1:00)
•The enemy is hard to launch
•The enemy shields often
Fossil Falls
188
SSBU spirit Wind Fish.png
Wind Fish The Legend of Zelda Series •Giant Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadGreenSSBU.png
Shield
13,800 Temple (Battlefield form) •Flowery
•Hazard: Slumber Floor
•The floor is sleep-inducing
•You constantly take minor damage
•The enemy is giant
Tal Tal Heights
337
SSBU spirit Pitch.png
Pitch Kirby Series Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadGreenSSBU.png
Grab
1,800 Green Greens (hazards off) N/A •Only certain Pokémon will emerge from Poké Balls (Fletchling)
•The enemy loves to jump
Forest Stage
338
SSBU spirit ChuChu.png
ChuChu Kirby Series Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadPinkSSBU.png
Shield
2,400 Dream Land •Hazard: Sticky Floor •The floor is sticky Planet Popstar
344
SSBU spirit Gryll.png
Gryll Kirby Series Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadGreenSSBU.png
Grab
1,700 Green Greens (Battlefield form) •Item: Warp Star •The enemy is easily distracted by items Green Greens (Melee)
429
SSBU spirit Clefairy.png
Clefairy Pokémon Series Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Neutral
1,800 Magicant •Hazard: Screen Flip •The screen will suddenly flip after a little while Pokémon Center - Pokémon Red / Pokémon Blue
449
SSBU spirit Chansey.png
Chansey Pokémon Series Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadNurseSSBU.png (300 HP)
Shield
3,800 Pokémon Stadium •Health Recovery Stamina battle
•The enemy is healed after a little while
Pokémon Center - Pokémon Red / Pokémon Blue
452
SSBU spirit Goldeen.png
Goldeen Pokémon Series Jigglypuff Team JigglypuffHeadRedSSBU.png×4
Shield
1,400 Delfino Plaza •Hazard: High Gravity •All fighters have reduced jump power
•Only certain Pokémon will emerge from Poké Balls (Goldeen)
Road to Viridian City - Pokémon Red / Pokémon Blue
469
SSBU spirit Bellossom.png
Bellossom Pokémon Series Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadRedSSBU.png
Grab
1,800 Yoshi's Island (Battlefield form) •Item: Lip's Stick •Only certain Pokémon will emerge from Poké Balls (Bellossom)
•The enemy is easily distracted by items
Pokémon Gold / Pokémon Silver Medley
481
SSBU spirit Miltank.png
Miltank Pokémon Series Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadNurseSSBU.png
Attack
1,700 Gaur Plain (Battlefield form) N/A •The enemy's neutral special has increased power
•The enemy favors neutral specials
Pokémon Gold / Pokémon Silver Medley
536
SSBU spirit Meloetta (Aria Forme).png
Meloetta (Aria Forme) Pokémon Series Jigglypuff Team JigglypuffHeadRedSSBU.png×4
Grab
9,500 Prism Tower (Battlefield form) •Hazard: Slumber Floor •The floor is sleep-inducing
•The enemy favors neutral specials
•Only certain Pokémon will emerge from Poké Balls (Meloetta)
N's Castle
808
SSBU spirit Winged Pikmin.png
Winged Pikmin Pikmin Series •Tiny Jigglypuff Team JigglypuffHeadRedSSBU.png×12 (10 HP)
Grab
2,000 Garden of Hope (Ω form) •Item: Screw Attack •Timed stamina battle (1:30)
•The enemy favors neutral air attacks
•Reinforcements will appear after an enemy is KO'd
Garden of Hope (Original)
850
Celeste Spirit
Celeste Animal Crossing Series Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadPinkSSBU.png
Neutral
3,800 Smashville N/A •The enemy favors down specials Outdoors at 7 p.m. (Sunny) / Main Street - Animal Crossing: New Leaf
863
Artwork used for Lottie's Spirit. Ripped from Game Files
Lottie Animal Crossing Series Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadPinkSSBU.png
Grab
1,700 Tomodachi Life •Item: Hammer •The enemy starts the battle with a Drill
•The enemy is easily distracted by items
House Preview
964
SSBU spirit Tatsu.png
Tatsu Xenoblade Chronicles Series Jigglypuff Team JigglypuffHeadGreenSSBU.png×4
Grab
2,500 Gaur Plain (Battlefield form) •Assist Trophy Enemies (Riki) •Hostile assist trophies will appear Gaur Plain
970
SSBU spirit Tora.png
Tora Xenoblade Chronicles Series Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadGlassesSSBU.png (80 HP)
Daisy DaisyHeadBlueSSBU.png (80 HP)
Shield
3,400 Gaur Plain (hazards off) N/A Stamina battle
•The enemy's shield has extra durability
Battle!! - Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Tiger! Tiger![SB 1]
1,182
Spirit of Starly from the Legendary Starfy series
Starly The Legendary Starfy Series Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadPinkSSBU.png
Neutral
3,800 Tortimer Island (Battlefield form) •Temporary Invincibility •The enemy will occasionally be invincible after a little while Tortimer Island Medley
1,196
Image used for the Chorus Kids' Spirit. Ripped from game files.
The Chorus Kids Rhythm Heaven Series North America
Rhythm Paradise Series PAL
Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadWhiteSSBU.png×3
Grab
9,100 Wii Fit Studio N/A •The enemy favors up specials
•The enemy is giant
•The enemy has increased attack power
Monkey Watch
1,258
Pushmo
Mallo Pushmo North America
Pullblox PAL
Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadRedSSBU.png
Grab
9,100 Paper Mario •Sudden Final Smash •The enemy will suddenly have a Final Smash when the enemy's at high damage
•The enemy favors grabs and throws
Welcome Center
1,436
In-game rip [1]
Ghast Minecraft Series •Giant Metal Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadSSBU.png
Shield
3,900 Norfair •Assist Trophy Enemies (Andross)
•Hazard: Lava Floor
•The floor is lava
•Hostile assist trophies will appear
•The enemy favors neutral air attacks
Glide

As a minion[edit]

Spirit Battle parameters Inspiration
No. Image Name Series Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music Character
198
SSBU spirit Darunia.png
Darunia The Legend of Zelda Series Donkey Kong DonkeyKongHeadYellowSSBU.png
Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadBlueSSBU.png×8
Neutral
1,400 Gerudo Valley (Battlefield form) •Hazard: Lava Floor •Defeat the main fighter to win
•The floor is lava
•The enemy starts the battle with a Hammer
Hidden Mountain & Forest Goron
690
SSBU spirit Ball.png
Ball Game & Watch Series Mr. Game & Watch MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png
Pac-Man Pac-ManHeadBlackSSBU.png
Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadRedSSBU.png
Kirby KirbyHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Grab
3,900 Flat Zone X (hazards off) •Item: Balls •The enemy favors grabs and throws
•The enemy's throwing-type items have increased power
Flat Zone 2 Ball
948
SSBU spirit Ghosts.png
Ghosts PAC-MAN Series Kirby KirbyHeadRedSSBU.png
Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadBlueSSBU.png
Squirtle SquirtleHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Pac-Man Pac-ManHeadYellowSSBU.png
Shield
3,500 Pac-Land (Battlefield form) •Assist Trophy Enemies (Ghosts) •Hostile assist trophies will appear PAC-MAN Pinky
1,153
Lip
Lip Panel de Pon Series Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 3122, Lip Wig, Lip Outfit, High Voice Type 4)
Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadPinkSSBU.png
Grab
9,200 Garden of Hope (hazards off) •Flowery
•Item: Lip's Stick
•Defeat the main fighter to win
•You constantly take minor damage
•The enemy starts the battle with a Lip's Stick
Lip's Theme - Panel de Pon Watabou the Fluffy or Furifuri the Rabbit
1,391
SSBU spirit Dorothea.png
Dorothea Fire Emblem Series Robin RobinHeadFemaleSSBU.png
Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadRedSSBU.png×3
Attack
2,400 Garreg Mach Monastery (Reception Hall) N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•The enemy's electric attacks have increased power
Fódlan Winds Dorothea's voice.
  1. ^ This alternative occurs when the corresponding DLC has been purchased and downloaded.

Alternate costumes[edit]

Jigglypuff Palette (SSBU).png
JigglypuffHeadSSBU.png JigglypuffHeadRedSSBU.png JigglypuffHeadWhiteSSBU.png JigglypuffHeadBlueSSBU.png JigglypuffHeadGreenSSBU.png JigglypuffHeadPinkSSBU.png JigglypuffHeadNurseSSBU.png JigglypuffHeadGlassesSSBU.png

Gallery[edit]

Fighter Showcase Video[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Jigglypuff is the only unlockable character in Ultimate to be fought on a Smash 64 stage, that being Saffron City.
  • Ultimate is the first game since Smash 64 to have Jigglypuff's stock icon not include its entire body.
  • Strangely, the second half of Jigglypuff's voice when it uses Sing is only present in the Sound Test when the language is set to Japanese.
    • Additionally, its voice clip when falling asleep is not present in any language setting.
  • Jigglypuff's route is one of only five whose route does not feature a designated boss at all (i.e. all opponents are otherwise playable), with the other four with the same attribute being Bayonetta, Terry, Steve and Kazuya.
    • Jigglypuff is the only first-party fighter with this attribute.
  • Jigglypuff, Ike, Ganondorf, Yoshi, Mr. Game & Watch, Link, Ness, Lucas, and King Dedede are the only characters in Ultimate who have kept the same falling speed for three games in a row.
  • Despite Jigglypuff fighting all 12 characters from the original Super Smash Bros, Master Hand does not appear as its final boss.
    • Because of this, Jigglypuff is the only Pokémon fighter not to face Master Hand.
  • Excluding the Japanese version, Jigglypuff is the only vocal fighter who lacks any knockback voice clips.
  • Jigglypuff's back aerial causes it to turn around after use. This makes it the only non-Fire Emblem fighter in the game with a back aerial of this type.