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List of spirits (Metroid series)

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The following is the list of the spirits from the Metroid series in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Primary Spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Slot Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Origin Game Acquisition
270
SSBU spirit Fusion Suit.png
Fusion Suit
Neutral
★★★ ⬡⬡⬡ 2,707 8,123 1,291 3,874 1,216 3,648 Shooting Items Power ↑ Metroid Fusion •Summon with cores from Metroid and Chozo Statue
272
SSBU spirit Dark Suit.png
Dark Suit
Shield
★★ ⬡⬡ 1,704 6,837 784 3,145 920 3,692 Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99 Metroid Prime 2: Echoes •Purchase at Sheldon's Place for 1000SP
273
SSBU spirit Light Suit.png
Light Suit
Shield
★★★★ ⬡⬡ 4,840 12,103 1,810 4,526 2,399 5,999 Healing Shield Metroid Prime 2: Echoes •Enhance the Dark Suit spirit
274
SSBU spirit Young Samus.png
Young Samus
Neutral
★★ ⬡⬡ 1,458 5,837 810 3,243 540 2,162 Shooting Items Power ↑ Metroid: Other M •Battle via World of Light (The Final Battle - Light)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
275
SSBU spirit Geemer.png
Geemer
Shield
1,132 5,665 539 2,697 550 2,751 Jump ↓ Metroid
(Artwork: Metroid: Zero Mission)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
278
SSBU spirit Mother Brain.png
Mother Brain
Shield
★★★ 3,165 9,497 1,693 5,081 1,472 4,416 Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99 Metroid
(Artwork: Metroid: Zero Mission)
•Battle via World of Light (The Final Battle - Dark)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 6000G
279
SSBU spirit Mother Brain (2nd Form).png
Mother Brain (2nd Form)
Shield
★★★★ 4,746 11,863 2,121 5,302 2,079 5,197 Giant Super Metroid •Enhance the Mother Brain spirit
281
SSBU spirit Queen Metroid.png
Queen Metroid
Grab
★★★★ ⬡⬡⬡ 4,388 10,973 2,258 5,645 1,962 4,906 Jump ↓ Metroid II: Return of Samus •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 15,000G
282
SSBU spirit Zebesian.png
Zebesian
Neutral
★★ ⬡⬡ 1,563 6,257 819 3,279 684 2,738 Fist Attack ↑ Super Metroid •Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
285
SSBU spirit X Parasite.png
X Parasite
Attack
⬡⬡ 948 4,748 341 1,709 607 3,039 Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99 Metroid Fusion •Purchase at Beedle's Tent for 500SP
•Battle via Spirit Board
286
SSBU spirit Nightmare.png
Nightmare
Attack
★★★ ⬡⬡ 3,178 9,538 1,285 3,857 1,479 4,437 Lifesteal Metroid Fusion
(Artwork: Metroid: Other M)
•Enhance the X Parasite spirit
287
SSBU spirit Mecha Ridley.png
Mecha Ridley
Shield
★★ ⬡⬡⬡ 1,512 6,120 785 3,176 642 2,598 Initial Damage 30% Metroid: Zero Mission •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
288
SSBU spirit Adam Malkovich.png
Adam Malkovich
Shield
⬡⬡ 862 4,312 379 1,897 483 2,415 No Effect Metroid: Other M •Battle via World of Light (Mysterious Dimension)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
291
SSBU spirit Omega Ridley.png
Omega Ridley
Attack
★★★★ ⬡⬡ 4,260 10,652 2,311 5,778 1,708 4,271 Weight ↑ Metroid Prime 3: Corruption •Battle via World of Light (The Dark Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 15,000G
294
SSBU spirit Trace.png
Trace
Attack
1,057 5,286 539 2,696 518 2,590 No Effect Metroid Prime Hunters •Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
296
SSBU spirit Mech.png
Mech
Neutral
⬡⬡ 848 4,244 400 2,002 400 2,002 Weight ↑ Metroid Prime: Federation Force •Purchase at Sheldon's Place for 500SP
1,497
SSBU spirit Samus (Metroid Dread).png
Samus (Metroid Dread)
Shield
★★★ ⬡⬡⬡ 3,087 9,265 1,673 5,019 1,186 3,560 Shooting Items Power ↑ Metroid Dread •Battle via Spirit Board (during the event "Spirits of Dread"; available normally once obtained or since v13.0.1)
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 6000G
•Scan the Samus (Metroid Dread) amiibo (since Version 13.0.1)
1,498
SSBU spirit E.M.M.I..png
E.M.M.I.
Attack
★★★ ⬡⬡ 3,011 9,059 1,984 5,967 912 2,744 Speed ↑ Metroid Dread •Battle via Spirit Board (during the event "Spirits of Dread"; available normally once obtained or since v13.0.1)
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 6000G
•Scan the E.M.M.I. amiibo (since Version 13.0.1)

Support Spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Class Cost Ability Origin Game Acquisition
269
SSBU spirit Gravity Suit.png
Gravity Suit ★★ Lava-Floor Resist Super Metroid
(Artwork: Metroid Prime)
•Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
271
SSBU spirit Phazon Suit.png
Phazon Suit ★★★ ⬢⬢ Poison Immunity Metroid Prime •Purchase at Sheldon's Place for 4000SP
276
SSBU spirit Chozo Statue.png
Chozo Statue ★★ Shooting Attack ↑ Metroid
(Artwork: Metroid II: Return of Samus)
•Battle via World of Light (Sacred Land)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
277
SSBU spirit Metroid.png
Metroid ★★★ ⬢⬢ KOs Heal Damage Metroid
(Artwork: Metroid: Samus Returns)
•Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 6000G
•Scan the Metroid amiibo
280
SSBU spirit Gunship.png
Gunship ★★ ⬢⬢ Energy Shot Attack/Resistance ↑ Metroid II: Return of Samus
(Artwork: Super Metroid)
•Purchase at Funky Kong's Shack for 1000SP
284
SSBU spirit Phantoon.png
Phantoon ★★ ⬢⬢ Sticky-Floor Immunity Super Metroid •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
289
SSBU spirit Little Birdie.png
Little Birdie ★★ Stats ↑ after Eating Metroid: Other M •Battle via World of Light (The Final Battle - Dark)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
290
SSBU spirit Diggernaut.png
Diggernaut ★★ Bury Immunity Metroid: Samus Returns •Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
292
SSBU spirit Parasite Queen.png
Parasite Queen ★★ ⬢⬢ Screen-Flip Immunity Metroid Prime
(Artwork: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
•Battle via World of Light (Base)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
293
SSBU spirit Kanden.png
Kanden Electric Resist ↑ Metroid Prime Hunters •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
295
SSBU spirit Gandrayda.png
Gandrayda Electric Attack ↑ Metroid Prime 3: Corruption •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
1,499
SSBU spirit Chozo Soldier.png
Chozo Soldier ★★ Battering Items ↑ Metroid Dread •Battle via Spirit Board (during the event "Spirits of Dread"; available normally once obtained or since January 11, 2022)
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G (since January 11, 2022)

Master Spirit[edit]

No. Image Name Facility Origin Game Acquisition Music
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Kraid Dojo (Tank Style) Metroid
(Artwork: Super Metroid)
•Battle via World of Light (The Dark Realm) Brinstar Depths

Fighter Spirits[edit]

No. Image Alternate Artwork Name Origin Game Acquisition
264
SSBU spirit Samus.png
Samus SSBU.png
Samus Metroid
(Artwork: Metroid: Samus Returns)
•Complete Classic Mode with Samus
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 300G
265
SSBU spirit Dark Samus.png
Dark Samus SSBU.png
Dark Samus Metroid Prime 2: Echoes •Complete Classic Mode with Dark Samus
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 300G (after unlocking Dark Samus)
266
SSBU spirit Zero Suit Samus.png
Zero Suit Samus SSBU.png
Zero Suit Samus Metroid: Zero Mission
(Artwork: Metroid: Other M)
•Complete Classic Mode with Zero Suit Samus
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 300G (after unlocking Zero Suit Samus)
267
SSBU spirit Ridley.png
Ridley SSBU.png
Ridley Metroid
(Artwork: Metroid: Zero Mission)
•Complete Classic Mode with Ridley
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 300G (after unlocking Ridley)
268
SSBU spirit Meta Ridley.png
Ridley-Alt1 SSBU.png
Meta Ridley Metroid Prime •Complete Challenge (Smash): Use Ridley's down special, Skewer, for a critical hit on an opponent 4 times within a single battle.

Spirit Battles[edit]

Spirit Battle parameters Inspiration
No. Image Name Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music
269
SSBU spirit Gravity Suit.png
Gravity Suit Samus SamusHeadPurpleSSBU.png
Shield
3,800 Castle Siege (Underground Cavern) •Hazard: High Gravity •Your jumping power decreases Sector 1 Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • Samus' purple costume is based on the Gravity Suit, the purple upgrade of Samus' Power Suit in Metroid Prime.
  • The stage's layout featuring lava in the background and music track reference the lava-filled areas that can be explored with the Gravity Suit, as the music track features the musical theme of Sector 1 in Metroid Fusion, which features lava in one area.
  • The High Gravity hazard only affects the player, referencing the Gravity Suit's immunity to high gravity and ability to allow Samus to perform high jump boosts, which lets her jump higher than normal.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Shield type and Lava-Floor Resist ability reference the Gravity Suit's resistance to lava damage.
274
SSBU spirit Young Samus.png
Young Samus Zero Suit Samus ZeroSuitSamusHeadShortsOrangeSSBU.png
Snake SnakeHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Neutral
3,400 Frigate Orpheon N/A •The enemy falls slowly Theme of Samus Aran, Space Warrior Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The orange shorts Zero Suit Samus represents Young Samus' appearance in her later teenage years, who wears an orange shirt underneath her jacket.
  • The white Snake minion represents Adam Malkovich, Young Samus' commanding officer in the Galactic Federation Army who wears a white uniform.
  • The stage represents the Frigate Orpheon, a Metroid spaceship similar to the Bottle Ship where Samus reunites with Adam Malkovich in Metroid: Other M.
  • The battle condition applies to Zero Suit Samus, referencing how Young Samus is lighter and more agile before first donning her Power Suit.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Neutral type references Young Samus' affiliation with the Galactic Federation Army before later becoming a lone bounty hunter.
  • This spirit's Shooting Items Power ↑ ability references Young Samus's development of her marksmanship abilities during her time in the Galactic Federation Army.
  • In World of Light, the Young Samus spirit is featured on Galeem's side of The Final Battle map while Little Birdie is featured across from her on Dharkon's side, referencing how both characters are the younger forms of Samus and Ridley respectively, who would later form a years-long rivalry.
275
SSBU spirit Geemer.png
Geemer Ivysaur IvysaurHeadYellowSSBU.png
Shield
2,100 Brinstar (Battlefield form) •Item: Unira
•Hazard: Sticky Floor
•The floor is sticky
•The enemy is easily distracted by items
•The enemy has increased move speed
Brinstar (Melee) Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The yellow Ivysaur and Unira item represents the Geemer, a yellow, quadruped creature with green spines.
  • The stage is based on Brinstar, a cavernous jungle area in Super Metroid which features Geemers as enemies.
  • The Sticky Floor hazard and the Unira item's spines reference the Geemer's ability to cling onto walls and extend their spines in Metroid Prime.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Shield type references how the Geemer can defend itself by extending their spines.
  • This spirit's Jump ↓ ability references the Geemer's inability to jump.
276
SSBU spirit Chozo Statue.png
Chozo Statue Samus SamusHeadBrownSSBU.png
Grab
3,600 Brinstar •Item: Screw Attack •The enemy starts the battle with a Screw Attack Brinstar Depths (Melee) Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The brown Samus' frequent special moves and Screw Attack item, represents the Chozo Statue, a brown, humanoid avian statue that provides Samus the item upgrades in Metroid.
  • The stage features the Chozo Statue as a background character, while the music track features a remix of "Silence", the theme that plays in rooms containing the Chozo Statues.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Support type and Grab types, and Shooting Attack ↑ ability reference the Chozo Statue's role in Metroid by providing her item upgrades for her Power Suit, including her Beam weapons.
277
SSBU spirit Metroid.png
Metroid Ridley RidleyHeadGreenSSBU.png
Grab
9,700 Brinstar (Battlefield form) •Assist Trophy Enemies (Metroid)
•Hazard: Sticky Floor
•The floor is sticky
•Hostile assist trophies will appear
•The enemy's melee blows will heal them when they hit
Title Theme - Metroid Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The green-and-red Ridley represents the Metroid larva, the infant version of the Metroid enemy with a green-and-red color scheme, who appears as the Assist Trophy enemy.
  • The stage is based on Brinstar, a cavernous jungle area in the planet Zebes, the main setting of Metroid, which first features the Metroids as enemies.
  • The Sticky Floor hazard references the Metroid's gelatinous membrane, while the hazard and third battle condition references the Metroid's ability to slow their prey down and absorb their life energy.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Support type references the Baby Metroid's role in Super Metroid by aiding Samus in destroying Mother Brain by bestowing the latter's Hyper Beam to the former.
  • This spirit's Grab type and KOs Heal Damage ability further reference the Metroid's ability to latch onto their prey and absorb their life energy.
  • In World of Light, the Metroid spirit must be defeated in order to access the Zero Suit Samus fighter, referencing how the Baby Metroid sacrifices itself to protect Samus in Super Metroid.
278
SSBU spirit Mother Brain.png
Mother Brain Dark Samus DarkSamusHeadRedSSBU.png
Shield
9,300 Brinstar Depths (Ω form) •Energy Output ↑
•Assist Trophy Enemies (Mother Brain)
•Hostile assist trophies will appear
•The enemy favors neutral specials
•All fighters' energy attacks have increased power
Escape Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The red Dark Samus's favored Charge Shot represents Mother Brain, a red single-eyed enemy that is defended by the circular Rinka energy enemies, who appears as the Assist Trophy enemy.
  • The stage represents Tourian, the final area in Metroid featuring a dark background and lava-filled pits which features the boss battle against Mother Brain, while the music track represents the musical theme of the escape sequence immediately after defeating Mother Brain
  • Dark Samus' Phazon Laser Final Smash and the Energy Output ↑ rule reference Mother Brain's Laser Brain Attack, a powerful laser attack used by her second form to severely weaken Samus in Super Metroid.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Shield type references Mother Brain's Control Capsule, which protects Mother Brain from most external attacks.
  • In World of Light, the Mother Brain spirit is featured on Dharkon's side of The Final Battle map while the EVE spirit is featured across from her on Galeem's side, referencing how both characters are female artificial intelligence who serve opposing roles their respective game debuts, with Mother Brain serving as an enemy to Samus.
281
SSBU spirit Queen Metroid.png
Queen Metroid King K. Rool KingKRoolHeadBrownSSBU.png (180 HP)
Grab
13,300 Brinstar (Battlefield form) •Giant
•Attack Power ↑
•The enemy is giant after a little while
Stamina battle
•The enemy has increased attack power after a little while
Boss Battle 4 - Metroid: Samus Returns Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The brown King K. Rool represents Queen Metroid, a villainous, sharp-toothed reptilian creature with a royal title who serves as the final boss of Metroid II: Return of Samus and its remake, Samus Returns.
  • The stage represents the Queen Metroid's nest, a cavernous chamber featuring an organic setting with a green glow depicted in Samus Returns which features the boss battle against the Queen Metroid.
  • The music track, and the Giant and Attack Power ↑ rules reference how the Queen Metroid is the largest and most powerful Metroid in the species' evolutionary cycle, more larger and powerful than the weaker Zeta Metroid.
  • King K. Rool's Blast-o-Matic Final Smash features a sequence where the Blast-o-Matic fires a powerful and destructive energy beam, referencing the Queen Metroid's ability to attack by releasing a powerful flame-based energy beam attack in Samus Returns.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Grab type references the Queen Metroid's green color scheme and ability to drain her victim's energy by grabbing them in her jaws.
  • This spirit's Jump ↓ ability references the Queen Metroid’s inability to jump during her boss battles.
282
SSBU spirit Zebesian.png
Zebesian Dark Samus Team DarkSamusHeadPurpleSSBU.png×4
Neutral
3,900 Brinstar N/A •The enemy's neutral special has increased power Brinstar (Melee) Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The purple Dark Samus Team's frequent Charge Shot represents the Zebesians, a common enemy in the Metroid series with a purple color scheme who attack by firing lasers from their crab-like claws.
  • The stage is based on Brinstar, a cavernous jungle area in the planet Zebes, the main setting of Metroid: Zero Mission, which first features the Metroids as enemies.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Neutral type references the Zebesian's purple color scheme.
  • This spirit's Fist Attack ↑ ability further references how Zebesians attack by using their claws.
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Kraid •Giant King K. Rool KingKRoolHeadBlueSSBU.png (280 HP)
Neutral
10,000 Brinstar Depths (Ω form) •Jump Power ↓
•Move Speed ↓
Stamina battle
•The enemy is giant
Brinstar Depths (Melee)
  • The blue Giant King K. Rool and the rules represent Kraid, a blue, giant, reptilian antagonist with a yellow-colored belly who features slow, lumbering movements and cannot jump.
  • The stage and music track represent Kraid's Lair, the location within Brinstar in Metroid which features Kraid as a boss, who is featured as a stage hazard in the stage's normal form.
284
SSBU spirit Phantoon.png
Phantoon •Clear Inkling InklingHeadYellowSSBU.png
Shield
3,500 Frigate Orpheon •Item: Hothead •The enemy is invisible Lockdown Battle Theme Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The yellow Clear Inkling and Hothead item represents Phantoon, a squid-like enemy with a yellow color scheme who features the ability to disappear and attack using fiery eyeballs.
  • The stage represents the Wrecked Ship, a ruined spaceship in Super Metroid which features Phantoon as the boss, while the stage and music track also represent the BOTTLE SHIP, the ruined spaceship setting of Metroid: Other M which features Phantoon as the secret final boss.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Shield type references how Phantoon can become intangible and unable to harm by closing its eye.
  • This spirit's Sticky-Floor Immunity ability references the Phantoon's ability to float, which makes it unable to touch the floor.
285
SSBU spirit X Parasite.png
X Parasite Kirby Team KirbyHeadYellowSSBU.png×10
Attack
2,100 Lylat Cruise N/A •The enemy favors neutral specials
•Defeat an army of fighters
Sector 1 Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The yellow Kirby Team's favored Inhale represent the X Parasites, a yellow blob-like species with the ability to absorb their victims from within and copy their appearance and abilities.
  • The stage's background featuring a meteor sequence references the beginning of Metroid Fusion where the X Parasites ravage the inside of Samus' body, causing her to crash her Gunship in an asteroid field.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Attack type references how the X Parasites attack their host's bodies from within, enabling their absorption and copying abilities.
  • This spirit is featured at Beedle's Tent, which sells spirits related to living creatures, referencing how the X Parasite is a sentient virus.
287
SSBU spirit Mecha Ridley.png
Mecha Ridley •Giant Ridley RidleyHeadGreySSBU.png (140 HP)
Shield
4,100 Norfair (Ω form) •Move Speed ↓ •The enemy's smash attacks have increased power
Stamina battle
•The enemy is giant
Vs. Meta Ridley Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The grey Giant Meta Ridley and Move Speed ↓ rule represents Mecha Ridley, the giant, incomplete robotic version of Ridley that moves slowly without its walking and flying units.
  • The stage is based on Norfair, the volcanic cavern area in Metroid, where the game's enhanced remake Metroid: Zero Mission features Mecha Ridley as the final boss.
  • The music track represents the musical theme of Mecha Ridley's boss battle, which is used as the musical theme of Mecha Ridley's boss battle.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Shield type references Mecha Ridley's resistance to Beam weapons.
  • This spirit's Initial Damage 30% ability further references how Mecha Ridley is a weaker, incomplete robotic version of Ridley.
288
SSBU spirit Adam Malkovich.png
Adam Malkovich Snake SnakeHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Zero Suit Samus ZeroSuitSamusHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Shield
1,600 Shadow Moses Island N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win Theme of Samus Aran, Space Warrior
  • The white Snake represents Adam Malkovich, a military leader of the Galactic Federation Army who wears a white uniform.
  • The white Zero Suit Samus minion represents Young Samus, the younger version of Samus in her later teenage years, who served under Adam Malkovich's command.
  • The stage represents the interior of the Bottle Ship's main sector in Metroid: Other M, the location where Samus and Adam Malkovich reunites.
289
SSBU spirit Little Birdie.png
Little Birdie •Tiny Ridley RidleyHeadYellowSSBU.png
Shield
3,700 Distant Planet •Defense ↑
•Attack Power ↑
•Giant
•The enemy is giant after a little while
•The enemy has increased attack power after a little while
•The enemy has increased defense after a little while
Vs. Ridley Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The yellow Tiny Ridley represents Little Birdie, the younger form of Ridley with a yellow color scheme.
  • The stage represents the Breeding Room, the rainforest-like room of the Biosphere in Metroid: Other M where Samus first encounters Little Birdie.
  • The music track represents the musical theme of Ridley's boss battle in the Metroid series, the older form of Little Birdie whose clone appears as a boss in Metroid: Other M.
  • The rules reference Ridley's life cycle, where he grows from his Little Birdie larval stage and into his adolescent Mystery Creature stage, who would later grow into Ridley.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Stats ↑ after Eating ability references Little Birdie's voracious appetite, which enables his growth cycle.
  • In World of Light, the Little Birdie spirit is featured on Dharkon's side of The Final Battle map while the Young Samus spirit is featured across from it on Galeem's side, referencing how both characters are the younger forms of Ridley and Samus respectively, who would later form a years-long rivalry.
290
SSBU spirit Diggernaut.png
Diggernaut •Giant R.O.B. ROBHeadYellowSSBU.png
Attack
3,900 The Great Cave Offensive (Battlefield form) •Item: Drill •The enemy starts the battle with a Drill
•The enemy is giant
Magmoor Caverns - Metroid: Samus Returns Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The yellow Giant R.O.B. starting off with a Drill represents the Diggernaut, a giant yellow robot equipped with mining drills who can attack by firing laser beams from its eye.
  • The stage represents Area 4, an underground area featuring large blue crystals in Metroid: Samus Returns where Diggernaut pursues Samus.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Bury Immunity ability references the Diggernaut's ability to dig through underground areas with its mining drills.
  • In World of Light, the Diggernaut spirit is located in the Badlands area in the Light Realm, with large bones and an excavated hole, referencing Area 6, a similar area which features the boss battle against Diggernaut.
291
SSBU spirit Omega Ridley.png
Omega Ridley •Metal Ridley RidleyHeadMetaSSBU.png (180 HP)
Attack
13,900 Norfair •Curry-Filled Stamina battle
•The enemy breathes fire
•The enemy is metal
Vs. Meta Ridley Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The Metal Meta Ridley represents Omega Ridley, the stronger form of Meta Ridley after being infused with Phazon-enhanced armor-skin and protective armor plating.
  • The stage represents the Pirate Homeworld's Leviathan Core, the deepest part of the Pirate Homeworld Leviathan which features Omega Ridley's boss battle, similar to how the deepest part of Norfair in Metroid features Ridley's boss battle.
  • The music track represents the musical theme of Meta Ridley's boss battle, which was remixed into the musical theme of Omega Ridley's boss battle.
  • Ridley's Plasma Scream Final Smash featuring the sequence of Ridley firing a plasma beam and the Curry-Filled rule references Omega Ridley's Kinetic Breath Weapon attack, which allows Ridley to breathe a powerful stream of fiery plasma.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Attack type references how Omega Ridley's attacks are more powerful than Meta Ridley's after being enhanced by the Phazon.
  • This spirit's Weight ↑ ability references how Omega Ridley does not fly during his boss battle, instead remaining on the ground.
292
SSBU spirit Parasite Queen.png
Parasite Queen •Giant Ridley RidleyHeadBlueSSBU.png
Attack
4,000 Frigate Orpheon •Attack Power ↑ •The enemy has increased attack power
•The enemy shields often
•The enemy is giant
Vs. Parasite Queen Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The Giant Ridley and Attack Power ↑ rule represents the Parasite Queen, a weaker Parasite genetically enhanced by Phazon which features reptilian features.
  • Ridley's frequent shielding and the stage represents the Frigate Orpheon's Reactor Core, the location of the Parasite Queen's boss battle in Metroid Prime who uses the core's shields to protect herself during her boss battle, which features the Parasite Queen as a background character.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Attack type further references how the Parasite Queen is a powerful Parasite infused with Phazon.
  • This spirit's Screen-Flip Immunity ability references the Parasite Queen's appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series where the Frigate Orpheon stage will flip occasionally.
293
SSBU spirit Kanden.png
Kanden Samus SamusHeadGreenSSBU.png
Attack
1,700 Brinstar •Item: Motion-Sensor Bomb •The enemy is easily distracted by items Psycho Bits Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The green Samus represents Kanden, the green bounty hunter from the Enoema race in Metroid Prime Hunters.
  • The stage represents the Data Shrines, a series of green rooms in the Celestial Archives which features Kanden's boss battle in Metroid Prime Hunters.
  • The Motion-Sensor Bomb item references the Larva Bomb, the explosive segments of Kanden's Alt-Form, Stinglarva.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Attack type references how Kanden is a powerful bounty hunter.
  • This spirit's Electric Resist ↑ ability references how Kanden's body is covered in an electromagnetic field.
294
SSBU spirit Trace.png
Trace Samus SamusHeadPinkSSBU.png
Attack
1,900 Norfair (Battlefield form) •Invisibility •The enemy is invisible Psycho Bits Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The red Samus represents Trace, a red bounty hunter from the Kriken Empire.
  • The stage represents Alinos, a volcanic planet which features Trace as a random boss in Metroid Prime Hunters.
  • The Invisibility rule references Trace's ability to turn invisible while using his Affinity Weapon, the Imperialist.

Other trivia:
  • In World of Light, the Trace spirit is located on a burning planet in the outer space area in the Light Realm, further referencing the volcanic planet Alinos, which features Trace's boss battle in Metroid Prime Hunters.
295
SSBU spirit Gandrayda.png
Gandrayda Dark Samus DarkSamusHeadPurpleSSBU.png
Pikachu PikachuHeadBlueSSBU.png
Attack
1,800 Frigate Orpheon N/A •Take your strongest team into this no-frills battle Multiplayer - Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • Dark Samus' purple costume is based on Gandrayda's color scheme, referencing how Gandrayda is corrupted and absorbed by Dark Samus in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.
  • The blue Pikachu minion references Gandrayda's electrical powers and usage of electrical attacks.
  • The stage represents the Proving Grounds, the circular area in the Pirate Research sector of the Pirate Homeworld in Corruption which features Gandrayda's boss battle.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Attack type and Electrical Attack ↑ ability reference how Gandrayda uses electric-based attacks.
1,497
SSBU spirit Samus (Metroid Dread).png
Samus (Metroid Dread) Samus SamusHeadBlueSSBU.png
Shield
9,500 Frigate Orpheon •Assist Trophy Enemies (Metroid) •Hostile assist trophies will appear when the enemy's at high damage Sector 1 Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The blue Samus references her Power Suit's appearance and blue color scheme in Metroid Dread.
  • The stage and music track represents planet ZDR, the main setting of Metroid Dread, the direct sequel to Metroid Fusion which features the X Parasites as enemies.
  • The Metroid Assist Trophy enemy references how Samus contains Metroid DNA to combat the X Parasites after the events of Metroid Fusion.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Shield type references Samus' immunity against X Parasites in Metroid Dread.
  • This spirit's Shooting Items Power ↑ ability references how Samus can upgrade her Beams with power-ups in Metroid Dread.
1,498
SSBU spirit E.M.M.I..png
E.M.M.I. •Giant R.O.B. ROBHeadSSBU.png (INT)/ROBHeadGreySSBU.png (JP/CH/KR) (20 HP)
Attack
9,600 Brinstar Depths (Battlefield form) •Attack Power ↑
•Move Speed ↑
•Temporary Invincibility
•The enemy will occasionally be invincible
Stamina battle (player 30 HP)
•The enemy has increased move speed
Lockdown Battle Theme Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The Giant R.O.B. represents E.M.M.I., a large robot with an acronymic name and a white color scheme.
  • The stage and music track represents the E.M.M.I. Zone, a series of darkened and isolated areas on the planet ZDR patrolled by the E.M.M.I. in Metroid Dread, who serves as the game's miniboss
  • The player starting off with 30 HP reference the encounter with E.M.M.I.s in Metroid Dread where they are invulnerable to Samus' normal weapons, move at a quick pace, and can easily kill her by impaling her sternum.
  • The rules also happen in short intervals, referencing how Samus must escape the E.M.M.I. and/or use the Melee Counter against the E.M.M.I.'s attacks, which has a very small chance of success.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Attack type and Speed ↑ ability further references how the E.M.M.I. are quick and powerful robots.
1,499
SSBU spirit Chozo Soldier.png
Chozo Soldier Falco FalcoHeadRedSSBU.png
Falco FalcoHeadBlackSSBU.png×2
Neutral
3,900 Brinstar N/A •Reinforcements will appear during the battle
•The enemy starts the battle with a Killing Edge
The enemy starts the battle with a Back Shield
The enemy starts the battle with a Death's Scythe
Psycho Bits Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The larger-than-normal red Falco represents the red Chozo Soldier, while the two larger-than normal black Falco minions represent the silver Chozo Soldiers.
  • The stage is based on Brinstar, the cavernous jungle area of Zebes, the original homeworld of the Chozo race in the Metroid series.
  • The music track references the Chozo Soldiers' status as minibosses in Metroid Dread.
  • The red Falco starting off with a Killing Edge and the black Falcos starting off with a Death's Scythe reference the Chozo Soldiers' double-edged spears, while the red Falco starting off with a Back Shield references the red Chozo Soldier's collapsible shield.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Neutral Type references how the Chozo Soldiers were members of the peaceful Chozo race until they were infected and copied by the hostile X Parasites in Metroid Dread.
  • This spirit's Battering Items ↑ ability references the Chozo Soldiers' proficiency with their double-edged spears.

Series Order[edit]

Number Name Series
264 Samus Metroid Series
265 Dark Samus Metroid Prime Series
266 Zero Suit Samus Metroid Series
267 Ridley
268 Meta Ridley Metroid Prime Series
269 Gravity Suit Metroid Series
270 Fusion Suit
271 Phazon Suit Metroid Prime Series
272 Dark Suit
273 Light Suit
274 Young Samus Metroid Series
275 Geemer
276 Chozo Statue
277 Metroid
278 Mother Brain
279 Mother Brain (2nd Form)
280 Gunship
281 Queen Metroid
282 Zebesian
283 Kraid
284 Phantoon
285 X Parasite
286 Nightmare
287 Mecha Ridley
288 Adam Malkovich
289 Little Birdie
290 Diggernaut
291 Omega Ridley Metroid Prime Series
292 Parasite Queen
293 Kanden
294 Trace
295 Gandrayda
296 Mech
1,497 Samus (Metroid Dread) Metroid Series
1,498 E.M.M.I.
1,499 Chozo Soldier

Trivia[edit]

  • The artwork used for Nightmare's spirit has never been publicly released prior to Ultimate. Based on the design and art style, it is presumably concept art from Metroid: Other M.
  • The artwork used for the Geemer spirit is actually identified as a Zoomer in the English translation of the Metroid: Zero Mission manual. It should be noted that "Geemer" and "Zoomer" are alternate translations of the same enemy name (ギーマー), although the Metroid Prime series established Geemers and Zoomers as two separate but closely-related species.
  • Prior to Ultimate, "Mecha Ridley" was an unofficial translation of Ridley Robot's Japanese name, which became popular enough as a nickname that it often was interchangeably used with the official name.
  • The Samus (Metroid Dread) and E.M.M.I. spirits are the only DLC spirits to be available through amiibo, with their compatibility being in an update.