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List of spirits (Persona series)

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The following is the list of the spirits from the Persona series in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Note: All of the Persona Spirits debuted and use their artwork from Persona 5 (the exceptions being Igor, who debuted in Revelations: Persona and Sophia, who debuted in and uses her artwork from Persona 5 Strikers).

Primary Spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Slot Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Acquisition
1,309
SSBU spirit Morgana.png
Morgana
Grab
★★★ ⬡⬡⬡ 3,048 9,146 1,496 4,490 1,275 3,825 Sword Attack ↑ •Battle via DLC Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 6000G (since v3.0.0)
1,310
SSBU spirit Ryuji Sakamoto.png
Ryuji Sakamoto
Shield
★★ 1,886 7,495 1,284 5,153 511 2,054 Battering Items Power ↑ •Battle via DLC Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G (since v3.0.0)
1,311
SSBU spirit Ann Takamaki.png
Ann Takamaki
Attack
★★ ⬡⬡ 1,828 7,317 1,047 4,191 615 2,461 Fire Attack ↑ •Battle via DLC Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G (since v3.0.0)
1,312
SSBU spirit Yusuke Kitagawa.png
Yusuke Kitagawa
Grab
⬡⬡ 997 4,988 389 1,945 608 3,043 No Effect •Battle via DLC Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G (since v3.0.0)
1,315
SSBU spirit Haru Okumura.png
Haru Okumura
Attack
⬡⬡⬡ 886 4,434 501 2,505 385 1,929 No Effect •Battle via DLC Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G (since v3.0.0)
1,466
SSBU spirit Sophia.png
Sophia
Neutral
★★★ ⬡⬡ 3,396 10,238 1,528 4,607 1,868 5,631 No Effect •Unlock with save data from Persona 5 Strikers

Support Spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Class Cost Ability Acquisition
1,306
SSBU spirit Phantom Thieves of Hearts.png
Phantom Thieves of Hearts ★★★★ Item Autograb •Battle via DLC Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 15,000G (since v3.0.0)
1,307
SSBU spirit Igor.png
Igor ★★★ ⬢⬢ Chance of Double Final Smash •Battle via DLC Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 6000G (since v3.0.0)
1,308
SSBU spirit Caroline & Justine.png
Caroline & Justine ★★★ ⬢⬢ Black Hole Equipped •Battle via DLC Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 6000G (since v3.0.0)
1,313
SSBU spirit Makoto Niijima.png
Makoto Niijima Fist Attack ↑ •Battle via DLC Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G (since v3.0.0)
1,314
SSBU spirit Futaba Sakura.png
Futaba Sakura Critical-Health Attack ↑ •Battle via DLC Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G (since v3.0.0)
1,316
SSBU spirit Goro Akechi.png
Goro Akechi ★★ Item Gravitation •Battle via DLC Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G (since v3.0.0)

Fighter Spirit[edit]

No. Image Alternate Artwork Name Acquisition
1,304
SSBU spirit Joker (Phantom Thief).png
Joker and Arsene SSBU.png
Joker (Phantom Thief) •Complete Classic Mode with Joker
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 300G (after downloading Joker)
1,305
SSBU spirit Joker (Student).png
Joker Student Alternate.png
Joker (Student) •Purchase from the Vault Shop for 300G (after downloading Joker)

Spirit Battles[edit]

Spirit Battle parameters Inspiration
No. Image Name Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music
1,306
SSBU spirit Phantom Thieves of Hearts.png
Phantom Thieves of Hearts Joker JokerHeadSSBU.png
Pikachu PikachuHeadLibreSSBU.png
Captain Falcon CaptainFalconHeadBlackSSBU.png
Zero Suit Samus ZeroSuitSamusHeadRedSSBU.png
Chrom ChromHeadBlackSSBU.png
Sheik SheikHeadBlackSSBU.png
Grab
13,300 Mementos (Haru Okumura background, hazards off) •Sudden Final Smash
•Item: Daybreak Parts
•The enemy will suddenly have a Final Smash when the enemy's at high damage
•Reinforcements will appear during the battle
Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There

Spirit Battle trivia:

  • The puppet fighters represents each member of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts appearing in the order they are recruited, with their leader, Joker appearing at the end, using All-Out Attack alongside his allies. The Pikachu, Captain Falcon, and Zero Suit Samus puppet fighters starts off with a weapon, referencing the items used in their respective battles.
  • The only members of the Phantom Thieves excluded from this spirit battle are Haru Okumura (who appears as a background character instead), Futaba Sakura (who serves as a guide rather than participating in combat), and Goro Akechi (who is a temporary party member).
  • The Daybreak Part items reference the name of the game's OVA adaption, The Day Breakers. It also likely references Sinful Shell, a skill which is used to defeat the final boss Yaldabaoth at the very end of the game.
  • Using the Daybreak weapon also leaves blue flames on the floor of the stage, similar to the blue flames that appear when one of the main characters awakens to their Persona in the game, as seen with Joker and Arsene.

Other trivia:

  • This spirit's Support type, Grab battle type, and Item Autograb effect references the Phantom Thieves of Hearts' goal to "steal" the corrupt hearts of evil adults and change and reform society for the better.
1,307
SSBU spirit Igor.png
Igor Robin RobinHeadSSBU.png
Ridley RidleyHeadBlueSSBU.png×3
Neutral
10,600 Kalos Pokémon League (hazards off) •Health Recovery
•Item: Assist Trophy
•Defeat the main fighter to win
•Start with 300% damage
•You are healed significantly after a little while
Aria of the Soul

Spirit Battle trivia:

  • The Robin puppet fighter's default appearance represents Igor, who is depicted with grey hair and wears black clothes.
  • The three Ridley minion fighters likely represent the residents of the Velvet Room that assist him; the only game in the series that features three assistants is Persona 2. They could also represent Elizabeth from Persona 3, Margaret from Persona 4 and Lavenza from Persona 5, as those are the most well-known assistants.
  • The stage and music reference the Velvet Room, of which Igor is the proprietor.
  • The Assist Trophy items reference how meeting Igor results in the protagonists' awakening and summoning their Personas.
  • The Sudden Damage rule, third battle condition reference the "awakening" aspect where the protagonists of Persona 5 rips away a mask bonded to their flesh and eventually heals over time.

Other trivia:

  • This spirit's Support type and Chance of Double Final Smash rule references Igor's role to grant the main protagonists of the Persona series, with the effect referencing the power granted to the Persona Users from their own Personas.
1,308
SSBU spirit Caroline & Justine.png
Caroline & Justine Ice Climbers IceClimbersHeadBlueSSBU.png
Shield
9,700 Kalos Pokémon League (hazards off) •Sudden Damage •You take serious damage after a little while
•Timed battle (1:00)
Aria of the Soul
  • The Ice Climber puppet fighters represent the twin sisters, Caroline and Justine. The puppet fighters fight together as one, referencing Caroline and Justine originally being one entity named Lavenza before she was separated into the twins by Yaldabaoth.
  • The stage and music reference the Velvet Room, of which Caroline and Justine are residents.
  • The Sudden Damage rule and timed battle condition reference the bonus boss fight against Caroline and Justine within Persona 5, which requires the Phantom Thieves to deal a certain amount of damage every six turns or else be wiped out by an All-Out Attack.
1,309
SSBU spirit Morgana.png
Morgana Pikachu PikachuHeadLibreSSBU.png
•Giant Incineroar IncineroarHeadGreySSBU.png
Grab
11,500 Mementos (hazards off) •Hazard: Heavy Wind •Defeat the main fighter to win
•Dangerously high winds are in effect after a little while
•Reinforcements will appear during the battle
Last Surprise

Spirit Battle trivia:

  • The Pikachu Libre puppet fighter references both Pikachu Libre and Morgana being small masked mammal characters. The puppet fighter also references both Pikachu and Morgana sharing the same Japanese voice actress, Ikue Ōtani.
  • The grey Giant Incineroar minion fighter represents Zorro, Morgana's Persona who is depicted as a grey knight with an upper body bulk. The minion fighter starting off with an Ore Club and the Heavy Wind Hazard reference Zorro's wind-based powers.

Other trivia:

  • This spirit's Sword Attack ↑ effect references Zorro wielding a rapier in battle.
1,310
SSBU spirit Ryuji Sakamoto.png
Ryuji Sakamoto Captain Falcon CaptainFalconHeadBlackSSBU.png
•Giant Mii Gunner MiiGunnerHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 1211, Pirate Hat, Steampunk Getup, Black Outfit Color, No Voice)
Shield
4,800 Luigi's Mansion (Battlefield form) N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•The enemy starts the battle with a Home-Run Bat
Last Surprise
  • The Captain Falcon puppet fighter's black costume represents Ryuji Sakamoto in his outfit as the Phantom Thief, Skull, which shares a black coloration and similar design with Captain Falcon's jacket.
  • The Giant Mii Gunner minion fighter's costume represents Ryuji's Persona, Captain Kidd, who is depicted as a giant pirate captain.
  • The stage references the exterior of Suguru Kamoshida's Palace, where Joker and Ryuji first awaken their Personas.
  • This spirit's Battering Items Power ↑ effect and puppet fighter starting off with a Home-Run Bat references Skull's main weapon of choice being bludgeoning weapons.
1,311
SSBU spirit Ann Takamaki.png
Ann Takamaki Zero Suit Samus ZeroSuitSamusHeadRedSSBU.png
•Giant Peach PeachHeadRedSSBU.png
Attack
4,500 Castle Siege (Throne Room) •Item: Fire Flower •Defeat the main fighter to win Last Surprise
  • The Zero Suit Samus puppet fighter references both Zero Suit Samus and Ann Takamaki being blonde female characters whose main weapon of choice is whips.
  • The red Giant Peach minion fighter represents Ann's Persona, Carmen, who is depicted wearing a red ball gown. The minion fighter starts off with a Fire Flower, referencing both Carmen's fire-based powers and floral design.
  • The stage references the interior of Kamoshida's Palace where Ann first awakens her Persona.
1,312
SSBU spirit Yusuke Kitagawa.png
Yusuke Kitagawa Chrom ChromHeadBlackSSBU.png
•Giant King Dedede KingDededeHeadCyanSSBU.png
Grab
2,500 Suzaku Castle (Battlefield form) •Assist Trophy Enemies (Vince) •Defeat the main fighter to win
•Hostile assist trophies will appear after a little while
Last Surprise
  • The Chrom puppet fighter references both Chrom and Yusuke Kitagawa being blue-haired swordfighters. The puppet fighter also references both Chrom and Yusuke sharing Matthew Mercer and Tomokazu Sugita as their English and Japanese voice actors respectively.
  • The cyan Giant King Dedede minion fighter represents Yusuke's Persona, Goemon, who is also known for using powerful physical attacks. The minion fighter also references both King Dedede and Goemon being depicted wearing robes.
  • The stage references how Yusuke's teacher, Ichiryusai Madarame utilizes traditional Japanese imagery in his artwork design and palace.
  • The Vince Assist Trophy enemy references Yusuke being an artist who also has designed the Phantom Thieves' logo.
1,313
SSBU spirit Makoto Niijima.png
Makoto Niijima Sheik SheikHeadBlackSSBU.png
•Giant Clear Wario WarioHeadGreenSSBU.png
Attack
3,000 Dracula's Castle (Ω form) N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•The enemy is invisible
Last Surprise

Spirit Battle trivia:

  • The Sheik puppet fighter references both Sheik and Makoto Nijima being female fighters who wears skin-tight outfits while assuming a secret identity (with Sheik being the alter-ego of Zelda, and Queen being Makoto's Phantom Thief alter-ego).
  • The Giant Clear Wario minion fighter's frequent use of Wario Bike shows only Wario's giant motorcycle, referencing Makoto's Persona, Johanna, which takes the form of an animate motorcycle.
  • The stage references Junya Kaneshiro's Palace, where Makoto awakens her Persona and joins the Phantom Thieves. The stage also likely references Makoto's fear of ghosts.

Other trivia:

  • This spirit's Support type references Makoto being a member of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts.
  • This spirit's Attack battle type and Fist Attack ↑ effect references Makoto's specialty in using punching attacks in battle.
1,314
SSBU spirit Futaba Sakura.png
Futaba Sakura Inkling InklingHeadSSBU.png
Shield
2,900 Mushroomy Kingdom (Battlefield form) •Item Tidal Wave (Boss Galaga)
•Assist Trophy Enemies (Wily Capsule)
•Timed battle (1:30)
•Hostile assist trophies will appear
•Items will be pulled toward the enemy
Beneath the Mask

Spirit Battle trivia:

  • The Inkling puppet fighter's default appearance references both Inkling and Futaba Sakura being female characters depicted with orange-colored hair and a white shirt.
  • The stage references desert setting of Futaba's palace, with the stage's Battlefield form's main platform resembling an upside-down pyramid, referencing the palace taking the form of a pyramid.
  • While most of the Phantom Thieves have Last Surprise as the standard battle theme for their spirit battles, Futaba's has Beneath the Mask—the overworld theme—referencing how she never directly participates in battle.
  • The Wily Capsule Assist Trophy enemy references Futaba's Persona, Necronomicon, which takes the form of a UFO with a human pilot (being Dr. Wily and Futaba respectively). The Boss Galaga items also reference Necronomicon, but also likely represents Futaba's fondness for video games.

Other trivia:

  • This spirit's Support type references Futaba being a member of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts as their Navigator.
  • This spirit's Critical-Health Attack ↑ effect references Futaba's Subrecover HP skills which recovers a backup ally's HP after battle.
1,315
SSBU spirit Haru Okumura.png
Haru Okumura Villager VillagerHeadPinkSSBU.png
•Giant Daisy DaisyHeadPurpleSSBU.png
Attack
2,300 Tomodachi Life (Ω form) •Item Tidal Wave •Defeat the main fighter to win
•Certain items will appear in large numbers after a little while
Last Surprise
  • The pink Villager puppet fighter represents Haru Okumura, a member of the Phantom Thieves known as Noir.
  • The Giant Daisy minion fighter represents Haru's Persona, Milady, who is depicted as a brash, faceless woman wearing a ball gown. The puppet fighter starts off with a Super Scope, referencing Milady's usage of gun-based attacks.
  • The stage and Food item (Salads), and the Villager puppet fighter's frequent use of Timber reference Haru's hobby as a gardener, as well as her usage of an axe in battle. The stage also references Haru's garden on the rooftop of Shujin Academy.
1,316
SSBU spirit Goro Akechi.png
Goro Akechi Marth MarthHeadWhiteSSBU.png
•Giant Pit PitHeadBlueSSBU.png
Neutral
3,800 Fourside (Battlefield form) •Hazard: Left Is Right, Right Is Left •Defeat the main fighter to win
•Left and right controls will suddenly reverse
Rivers In the Desert

Spirit Battle trivia:

  • The Marth puppet fighter represents references both Marth and Goro Akechi's Phantom Thief alter-ego, Crow, wearing royal costumes and utilizing swords in combat. The puppet fighter's white costume references the white coloration of Crow's outfit.
  • The white Giant Pit minion fighter represents Akechi's Persona, Robin Hood, who is also an archer with a mostly white color scheme.
  • The stage references Sae Niijima's Palace, a large casino which Akechi works with the Phantom Thieves to infiltrate.
  • The Reversible Controls rule references Loki, Akechi's true Persona whose ability inflicts psychotic episodes in people.
  • Similar to the battle with Futaba, Akechi doesn't use Last Surprise as his battle theme. Instead his battle theme is Rivers in the Desert, referencing his father Masayoshi Shido, who uses Rivers in the Desert as his battle theme.

Other trivia:

  • This spirit's Support type and Neutral battle type references Goro being a temporary member of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts until his betrayal.

Series Order[edit]

Number Name Series
1,304 Joker (Phantom Thief) Persona Series
1,305 Joker (Student)
1,306 Phantom Thieves of Hearts
1,307 Igor
1,308 Caroline & Justine
1,309 Morgana
1,310 Ryuji Sakamoto
1,311 Ann Takamaki
1,312 Yusuke Kitagawa
1,313 Makoto Niijima
1,314 Futaba Sakura
1,315 Haru Okumura
1,316 Goro Akechi
1,466 Sophia

Trivia[edit]

  • Both Morgana and Yusuke Kitagawa's spirit battles relate to how they share the same voice actor as their fighter, as Morgana shares his Japanese voice actress with Pikachu (which itself is actually referenced in Persona 5), and Yusuke shares both his Japanese and English voice actors with Chrom.
  • In the Phantom Thieves of Hearts battle, Haru Okumura is the only Phantom Thief who will appear in the background. As a result, the character who represents her in her spirit battle, Villager, does not appear in the spirit battle.
    • Additionally, Futaba Sakura is the only Phantom Thief in the Phantom Thieves of Hearts spirit battle to not appear in any capacity outside of Joker's All-Out Attack Final Smash, as she cannot appear in the background for Mementos nor does the character who represents her in her spirit battle, Inkling, appear in the spirit battle.
    • Likewise, Goro Akechi is the only Phantom Thief to not appear in any capacity outside of his spirit battle, as he does not appear in the background of Mementos or appear during Joker's All-Out Attack Final Smash, and the Marth that represents him is not present during the Phantom Thieves of Hearts spirit battle, reflecting his absence from said spirit's artwork.
  • The Phantom Thieves of Hearts battle is the first spirit battle in the game to have a DLC fighter as the Puppet Fighter (Joker).
  • In all versions of Ultimate, Ryuji Sakamoto's spirit does not have a Rising Sun Flag symbol on his shoe, matching a similar censoring done in the Chinese and Korean versions of Persona 5 due to the symbol being considered offensive in Asia.
  • Akechi, Igor, and Caroline & Justine are the only Spirits who do not make a physical appearance in Ultimate.
    • Additionally, Akechi is the only Phantom Thief whose Phantom Thief outfit does not make an appearance as a Spirit, due to Persona 5 not having artwork of him in his Crow outfit.
  • Persona is the second DLC universe to get another spirit post-launch of its respective fighter (Sophia), the first being Dragon Quest with the Tockles spirit.
    • Coincidentally, both could be obtained by having save data of a specific game on Nintendo Switch (Persona 5 Strikers and Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition).