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List of spirits (Punch-Out!! series)

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The following is the list of the spirits from the Punch-Out!! series in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. All artwork is taken from Punch-Out!! (Wii).

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
933
SSBU spirit Giga Mac.png
Giga Mac
Attack
★★★★ ⬡⬡⬡ 3,958 9,898 2,322 5,806 1,484 3,712 Fist Attack ↑ Punch-Out!! (Wii) •Battle via World of Light (The Final Battle - Light)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 15,000G
935
SSBU spirit Glass Joe.png
Glass Joe
Neutral
⬡⬡ 807 4,042 469 2,346 293 1468 Initial Damage 30% Punch-Out!! (Arcade) •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
937
SSBU spirit Mr. Sandman.png
Mr. Sandman
Attack
★★★ ⬡⬡ 2,642 7,950 1,677 5,046 864 2,599 Fist Attack ↑ Punch-Out!! (Arcade) •Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 6000G
938
SSBU spirit Bear Hugger.png
Bear Hugger
Grab
★★ ⬡⬡ 1,697 6,829 786 3,162 786 3,162 Speed ↓ Super Punch-Out!! (Arcade) •Complete Challenge (Smash): As Little Mac, hit an opponent with a KO Uppercut in Boxing Ring.
•Battle via Spirit Board (unlocked after obtaining spirit once)
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G (unlocked after obtaining spirit once)
939
SSBU spirit Great Tiger.png
Great Tiger
Shield
★★ ⬡⬡ 1,486 5,950 693 2,775 736 2,947 Fist Attack ↑ Super Punch-Out!! (Arcade) •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
940
SSBU spirit Super Macho Man.png
Super Macho Man
Grab
★★★★ ⬡⬡⬡ 3,986 9,968 2,089 5,224 1,744 4,361 Fist Attack ↑ Super Punch-Out!! (Arcade) Summon with cores from Machamp, Balrog, Urban Champion Fighter, and any Attack core
941
SSBU spirit Von Kaiser.png
Von Kaiser
Attack
943 4,721 590 2,951 317 1,589 Fist Attack ↑ Punch-Out!! (NES) •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
942
SSBU spirit Don Flamenco.png
Don Flamenco
Attack
★★ ⬡⬡ 1,727 6,956 897 3,612 764 3,077 Weight ↓ Punch-Out!! (NES) •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G

Support Spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Class Cost Ability Origin Game Acquisition
936
SSBU spirit Bald Bull.png
Bald Bull ★★ Trade-Off Defense ↑ Punch-Out!! (Arcade) •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
943
SSBU spirit King Hippo.png
King Hippo ★★★ Shield Durability ↑ Punch-Out!! (NES) •Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 6000G
944
SSBU spirit Soda Popinski.png
Soda Popinski ★★★ Side Special ↑ Super Punch-Out!! (Arcade) •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 6000G
945
SSBU spirit Piston Hondo.png
Piston Hondo Fist Attack ↑ Punch-Out!! (NES) •Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G

Master Spirit[edit]

No. Image Name Facility Origin Game Acquisition Music
934
SSBU spirit Doc Louis.png
Doc Louis Gym Punch-Out!! (NES) •Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm) Minor Circuit (Original)

Fighter Spirit[edit]

No. Image Alternate Artwork Name Origin Game Acquisition
932
SSBU spirit Little Mac.png
Little Mac SSBU.png
Little Mac Punch-Out!! (Arcade) •Complete Classic Mode with Little Mac
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 300G (after unlocking Little Mac)

Spirit Battles[edit]

Spirit Battle parameters Inspiration
No. Image Name Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music
933
SSBU spirit Giga Mac.png
Giga Mac •Giant Little Mac LittleMacHeadBlackSSBU.png (180 HP)
Attack
13,900 Boxing Ring N/A •The enemy has super armor and is hard to launch or make flinch
Stamina battle
•The enemy is giant
Title Theme - Punch-Out!! (Wii)
  • Giga Mac is Little Mac after having undergone a transformation. Interestingly, this spirit battle does not give Little Mac any advantages related to his Final Smash, Giga Mac Rush, which actually transforms him into Giga Mac.
  • The Attack type and Super Armor battle condition references how Giga Mac is a more powerful version of Little Mac.

Other trivia:
  • In World of Light, Giga Mac's spirit is located on Galeem's side on The Final Battle map while Mumkhar is featured across from him on Dharkon's side, referencing both characters being gauntlet-based fighters (boxing gloves, in Giga Mac's case) that underwent great transformations, though Giga Mac uses his through competitive sparring.
934
SSBU spirit Doc Louis.png
Doc Louis Little Mac LittleMacHeadBlueSSBU.png (140 HP)
Neutral
3,300 Boxing Ring •Attack Power ↑
•Defense ↑
•Move Speed ↑
Stamina battle
•The enemy has increased move speed
•The enemy has increased defense after a little while
Jogging / Countdown
  • Doc Louis is Little Mac's coach, who invented and taught him the Star Punch.
  • The music references the training cutscenes in Punch-Out!!, which show Little Mac and Doc Louis training together.
  • The second and third battle condition reference Doc Louis's Punch-Out!!, a spin-off game in which Little Mac trains against Doc where if he knocks Doc's chocolate bar out of his hand, he is enraged and becomes faster and more resilient.
935
SSBU spirit Glass Joe.png
Glass Joe Luigi LuigiHeadWhiteSSBU.png (120 HP)
Neutral
1,700 Boxing Ring N/A Stamina battle
•The enemy loves to taunt
Minor Circuit (Original)
  • Both Luigi and Glass Joe have cowardly personalities.
  • The music references the Minor Circuit in Punch-Out!! which features Glass Joe as one of the opponents.
  • The second battle condition references Glass Joe's tendency to taunt during matches.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Initial Damage 30% ability references how Glass Joe is the weakest fighter in the Punch-Out!! series.
936
SSBU spirit Bald Bull.png
Bald Bull •Giant Little Mac LittleMacHeadBlueSSBU.png (140 HP)
Shield
4,400 Boxing Ring N/A •The enemy's dash attacks have increased power
•The enemy has super armor but moves slower
Stamina battle
Jogging / Countdown
  • The Giant Little Mac represents Bald Bull, a berserk boxer in Punch-Out!!
  • The first battle condition and the Slow Super Armor battle condition references to Bald Bull's slower attacks, but makes up for it with his signature move, "Bull Charge", which involves ramming into his opponents headfirst.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Shield battle type and Trade-Off Defense ↑ ability references how Bald Bull is self-abusive, which grants him him immunity to hooks.
937
SSBU spirit Mr. Sandman.png
Mr. Sandman Donkey Kong DonkeyKongHeadRedSSBU.png (160 HP)
Attack
9,700 Boxing Ring •Hazard: Slumber Floor •The floor is sleep-inducing
•The enemy's smash attacks have increased power
Stamina battle
Minor Circuit (Original)
  • Donkey Kong represents Mr. Sandman, the champion of the WVBA World Circuit. Donkey Kong also references his appearance as a secret boss in Punch-Out!!
  • The Slumber Floor hazard and battle condition references Mr. Sandman being associated with dreams, including his title derived from the mythical dream being Sandman, and his signature move, "Dreamland Express".
  • The Attack type and second battle condition references Mr. Sandman's raw strength, being among the final opponents in most Punch-Out!! games.

Other trivia:
  • In World of Light, the Mr. Sandman spirit must be defeated in order to access the Little Mac fighter, referencing Mr. Sandman's title as World Circuit Champion before it was passed on to Little Mac.
938
SSBU spirit Bear Hugger.png
Bear Hugger King K. Rool KingKRoolHeadPinkSSBU.png (140 HP)
Grab
3,500 Boxing Ring N/A •The enemy's throws have increased power
Stamina battle
World Circuit Theme
  • Both King K. Rool and Bear Hugger are large, round opponents.
  • The Grab type and first battle condition references Bear Hugger's signature attack, "Bear Hug", which involves giving the player a spine-breaking bear hug.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Speed ↓ reference how Bear Hugger is a heavyweight boxer, which slows down his movement.
939
SSBU spirit Great Tiger.png
Great Tiger Incineroar IncineroarHeadBlackSSBU.png (140 HP) IncineroarHeadGreySSBU.png×2 (100 HP)
Shield
3,400 Boxing Ring N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
Stamina battle
•Reinforcements will appear during the battle
Minor Circuit (Original)
  • Both Incineroar and Great Tiger are physical fighters with a tiger theme.
  • The Shield type, the grey Incineroar minions, and the battle conditions reference Great Tiger's ability to create illusory clones.
941
SSBU spirit Von Kaiser.png
Von Kaiser Mario MarioHeadGreenSSBU.png (120 HP)
Attack
1,800 Boxing Ring N/A •The enemy's punches and elbow strikes have increased power
Stamina battle
•The enemy favors side smash attacks
Minor Circuit (Original)
  • Mario represents Von Kaiser, a German boxer who sports a large mustache and wears overalls.
  • The music references the Minor Circuit in Punch-Out!! which features Von Kaiser as one of the opponents.
  • The Attack type and the first and third battle conditions reference Von Kaiser's preference for straight jabs in his battles.
942
SSBU spirit Don Flamenco.png
Don Flamenco Ken KenHeadYellowSSBU.png (140 HP)
Attack
3,600 Boxing Ring N/A •The enemy's up special has increased power
Stamina battle
•The enemy favors up specials
Vega Stage
  • Ken represents Don Flamenco, a Spanish boxer.
  • The music references both Vega from Street Fighter and Don Flamenco being both Spanish fighters with flamenco-based theme songs.
  • Ken favoring Shoryuken references Don Flamenco's signature move, "Rose Flurry" where he unleashes three uppercuts.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Weight ↓ ability reference how Don Flamenco is a lightweight boxer.
943
SSBU spirit King Hippo.png
King Hippo •Giant King K. Rool KingKRoolHeadPinkSSBU.png (160 HP)
Shield
9,500 Boxing Ring N/A Stamina battle
•The enemy is giant
Minor Circuit (Remix)
  • Both the giant King K. Rool and King Hippo are large, round opponents and share the title of "King".
  • The music references the Minor Circuit in Punch-Out!! which features King Hippo as one of the opponents.
  • King K. Rool's frequent use of Gut Check references to King Hippo's use of a manhole cover to protect his gut during the Title Defense Mode in Punch-Out!!, while the frequent use of side smash attack references King Hippo's powerful punches with a boxing glove.

Other trivia:
  • In World of Light, King Hippo's spirit is located at the Beachside Town section, referencing King Hippo originating from Hippo Island somewhere in the tropical South Pacific.
944
SSBU spirit Soda Popinski.png
Soda Popinski Wario WarioHeadClassicRedSSBU.png (160 HP)
Attack
9,300 Boxing Ring •Item Tidal Wave Stamina battle
•The enemy becomes more powerful after eating
•Certain items will appear in large numbers
World Circuit Theme
  • Wario and his red alternate costume represents Soda Popinski, a red-clad boxer who sports a large mustache.
  • The music references the World Circuit in Punch-Out!! which features Soda Popinski as one of the opponents.
  • The Food (Soda) item in the Item Tidal Wave rule and the second battle condition reference Soda Popinski's fondness for soda and how drinking it increases his strength.
945
SSBU spirit Piston Hondo.png
Piston Hondo •Giant Little Mac LittleMacHeadBlueSSBU.png (120 HP)
Attack
2,000 Boxing Ring N/A Stamina battle
•The enemy favors smash attacks
•The enemy is giant
Jogging / Countdown
  • The Giant Little Mac puppet fighter represents Piston Hondo, a Japanese boxer.
  • The second battle condition references Piston Hondo's preference for straight jabs in battle.

Series Order[edit]

Number Name Series
932 Little Mac Punch-Out!! Series
933 Giga Mac
934 Doc Louis
935 Glass Joe
936 Bald Bull
937 Mr. Sandman
938 Bear Hugger
939 Great Tiger
940 Super Macho Man
941 Von Kaiser
942 Don Flamenco
943 King Hippo
944 Soda Popinski
945 Piston Hondo

Trivia[edit]

  • Prior to the 1.1.0 update, the ordering of all Punch-Out!! spirits after Glass Joe was much different than in the final release, being based on the opponent order in Punch-Out!! for Wii: Von Kaiser, King Hippo, Piston Hondo, Bear Hugger, Great Tiger, Don Flamenco, Soda Popinski, Bald Bull, Super Macho Man and Mr. Sandman.
  • Despite first appearing in Super Punch-Out!! for the arcade, Soda Popinski is grouped with the boxers that debuted in the NES installment. This is likely because he was named "Vodka Drunkenski" in the arcade.
  • Disco Kid and Aran Ryan are the only boxers from Punch-Out!! for Wii to not appear as a spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
    • Likewise, Mike Tyson and Mr. Dream are the only boxers from the NES Punch-Out!! to not have a spirit in Ultimate, likely because they did not appear in the Wii Punch-Out!!, which is where the spirit artwork is taken from, as well as that Nintendo's license to use Mike Tyson's likeness expired.
  • All spirit battles against Punch-Out!! spirits are fought as Stamina Battles on Boxing Ring.
  • Don Flamenco's spirit battle is the only Punch-Out!! spirit battle not to play music from the Punch-Out!! universe.
  • Great Tiger's spirit battle is the only Punch-Out!! spirit battle to have more than one opponent.
  • In Adventure mode, all Punch-Out!! spirits that appear in spirit battles, as well as Little Mac himself, are controlled by light: they either appear in the World of Light or on Galeem's side in the Final Battle.
    • It shared a distinction with the Yoshi spirits, as well as Yoshi himself in the World of Light.
  • Punch-Out!! is one of the five universes with playable characters not to have any female spirits (or group spirits that include female characters), the others being Yoshi, Game & Watch, R.O.B., and Fatal Fury.