List of minor universes
This is a list of minor universes with smaller forms of representation in the Super Smash Bros. series, such as moveset elements, background characters, trophies, stickers, spirits, music, or Mii Fighter costumes. For universes which are represented by Fighters, stages, Assist Trophies, items, or enemies, see here.
For minor universes under the Mii banner, see here.
- Prior to their fighter or stage debut in the series, Kid Icarus, Pikmin, Animal Crossing, Duck Hunt, Splatoon, ARMS, Tekken, Wrecking Crew, Pilotwings, and Wii Sports all have had only minor representation in the series at one point.
- Similarly, Clu Clu Land, Devil World, Excite, SimCity, Custom Robo, Kururin, Sheriff, The Mysterious Murasame Castle, Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru, Brain Age, Joy Mech Fight, Fatal Frame, Art Academy, Virtua Fighter, and Monster Hunter all have only received minor representation in the series as well before eventually being represented with Items or Assist Trophies.
- Mario being a referee in Punch-Out!! was mentioned in his biography in Smash 64 before being represented.
- Balloon Fight, Excite, Jam with the Band, Golden Sun, Custom Robo, Kururin, Nintendo Wars, Sin and Punishment, Drill Dozer, and Rhythm Heaven are the only major universes to have become a minor universe in an installment after receiving major representation in a previous installment.
- However, Golden Sun would later return to its previous status in a following installment, and Balloon Fight would become a primary universe in a following installment, as well.
- Doshin the Giant, bit Generations, English Training, Soccer, Thru, BIT.TRIP, Yokai Dochuki, and Bravoman are the only minor universes from previous installments to have no representation in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
- Doshin the Giant, having no representation since Melee, has had the longest absence of any minor universes.
- With it first being represented in Melee and not receiving any representation again until Ultimate, Cubivore has the longest gap for lack of representation between installments of any universe.