Mega Man (SSBU)

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Mega Man
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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Universe Mega Man
Other Smash Bros. appearance in SSB4


Availability Unlockable
Final Smash Mega Legends
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Mega Man's standard and special moves use weapons copied from the bosses he's fought throughout the Mega Man series, so he has more projectiles than any other fighter. His Final Smash now features Proto Man and Bass!
Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site

Mega Man (ロックマン, Rockman) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, officially confirmed on June 12th, 2018. Mega Man is classified as fighter #46.

How to unlock[edit]

Complete one of the following:

With the exception of the third method, Mega Man must then be defeated on Wily Castle.

Attributes[edit]

As in his home series, Mega Man's moveset relies heavily on various projectiles, giving his attacks unusual functions and characteristics. This extends beyond his special moves and into his standard moveset. For his neutral attack, he fires shots from his Mega Buster, and for his forward tilt, he fires shots from his Mega Buster while walking. His up tilt, the Mega Upper, is a jumping uppercut, and his down tilt is a forward slide.

Despite having an unusual set of moves, Mega Man shines in approaching while spacing opponents at midrange and disrupting any approaches, for he is blessed with two projectiles that can cause opponents to react predictably: Metal Blade's ability to be thrown in eight directions and trapping opponents in high hitstun makes it a fantastic mindgame and shield-baiting tool, while Crash Bomber can cause panicky opponents to run towards Mega Man or shield the explosion. Both projectiles easily lead to a grab punish as Mega Man owns a great grab combo ability, having a fast grab and many of his attacks connecting reliably after a throw. This allows him to rack up damage easily once he grabs an opponent. He does not have much trouble KOing once his opponents are damaged either, for he has many finishing options ranging from his up tilt and his forward aerial to his projectile-based forward smash, which can be used to edgeguard. His other projectiles are terrific, notably his aerials; up aerial can KO early if an opponent is high up, and his down aerial is one of the safest meteor smashes in the game. To top it all off, Mega Man is a fantastic spacer: his jab is a fast and useful projectile (that can be used while moving and jumping) which interrupts most attacks and weak projectiles at a safe range, and when combined with Metal Blades and Crash Bombs makes Mega Man difficult to approach. Due to his amazing pressuring ability and grab game, characters without a projectile or with low reach can have trouble approaching without being severely punished. Even if he does get knocked around, Mega Man is a heavyweight character, weighing only slightly less than Ryu, meaning he is more likely to survive potentially lethal blows that could KO a lighter character, especially with proper DI and his good recovery move, Rush Coil.

Regardless of his good grab game and punishing options, Mega Man still has some flaws to counter his strengths. Since his projectiles are imperative in initiating combos, he suffers against opponents with reflectors or other methods to render his projectiles ineffective, such as the Villager and Isabelle's Pocket. His low speed and ending lag on his non-projectile moves significantly limit his approach. He lacks options in keeping away foes up close, with no actual melee jab or quick standard attacks to knock them away. Because most of his strongest attacks suffer from either noticeable startup or ending lag, Mega Man works best at mid-range where his attacks can connect safely, though at the cost of giving opponents a good amount of time to react to any of his attacks, somewhat making his finishers predictable.

In essence, Mega Man is a very versatile, medium-ranged projectile fighter who has no trouble spacing opponents, though KO attempts can be risky for him as he suffers slightly at close range due to the lag of his attacks. He has to use his effective spacing and grab punish options to rack up damage at medium range while keeping his distance until the opponent is weak enough to risk using one of his slow yet powerful finishing moves.

Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Despite being a low-high tier in Smash 4, Mega Man received a mix of buffs and nerfs, but was buffed overall. Most of his projectile attacks have longer range and less ending lag, with several notable examples. His Mega Buster shots, a staple of his neutral game in Smash 4, cover a longer distance, allowing him to apply more pressure from afar, and his forward smash has been drastically improved, with longer range and much less ending lag that enable it to be used much more safely as a projectile and KO option. Leaf Shield has also been buffed significantly, with the shield activating noticeably faster, hitting opponents at a quicker rate, and the leaves no longer disappearing on hit. Mega Man's close-up game has been improved as well, as his dash attack deals more damage and connects more reliably, and his forward aerial has decreased landing lag with considerably more knockback, allowing it to combo at lower percents and KO reliably at higher percents. Furthermore, alongside his direct buffs, Mega Man benefits drastically from the universal changes in Ultimate. The ability to run-cancel with any ground attack gives him more opportunities to land his powerful up tilt, and his overall faster mobility alongside the nerfs to air dodges allow him to challenge and pressure opponents more effectively with his projectiles, especially his up aerial to juggle them. The reintroduction of directional air dodges also increases his recovery's safety and total distance.

Alongside his buffs, Mega Man has received some nerfs. Most notably, because footstools can now be teched, his well-known jab lock and KO setups are less consistent, hindering his guaranteed damage racking and KO ability. However, his direct nerfs are comparatively scarcer, with the only significant ones being his forward smash's weaker power increase when charged, and his inability to shield or grab while using Leaf Shield. As a result, Mega Man's arsenal is generally more potent, and he remains a solid character, though due to many other veterans also having received buffs to varying degrees, his specific position relative to the rest of the cast is currently unclear. While his involvement in the metagame has been relatively low, he has still amassed some strong results in tournaments, especially with players such as kameme and yeti. This resulted with most professionals calling Mega Man a high-tier character. Notably, ESAM considers Mega Man as top 15. As of now, this is up for debate.

Aesthetics[edit]

  • Change As with all veterans returning from Smash 4, Mega Man's model features a more subdued color scheme. Some of the mechanical details on his body are more pronounced, and his armor has a more realistic metallic sheen.
  • Change Mega Man's Mega Buster now emits a small, blue ring-shaped particle upon firing. This resembles the effect present in Mega Man 8, Mega Man & Bass, and Mega Man 11.
  • Change Mega Man now opens his mouth a little while firing the Mega Buster on the ground, unlike in his own games. He also opens his mouth while shielding.
  • Change Mega Man has a new shield break animation.
  • Change All of Mega Man's victory animations have been changed in some way:
    • Change The victory animation where Mega Man points upwards then outwards is modified so he is dashing in instead of falling from the sky.
    • Change The victory animation where he strikes his title screen pose from Rockman has been reanimated to be slightly slower.
    • Change Mega Man now shoots thrice instead of twice in his standing victory animation.
  • Change Mega Man's Boxing Ring alias has been changed to "The Blue Bomber".

Attributes[edit]

  • Buff Like all characters, Mega Man's jumpsquat animation now takes 3 frames to complete (down from 4).
  • Buff Mega Man runs faster (1.456 → 1.602).
    • Buff Mega Man's initial dash is significantly faster (1.5 → 1.958).
  • Buff Mega Man walks slightly faster (1.078 → 1.132).
  • Buff Mega Man's air speed is slightly higher (1.1 → 1.155).
  • Buff Mega Man's traction is significantly higher (0.06 → 0.094).
  • Buff Forward roll has less ending lag (FAF 31 → 30).
  • Nerf Forward roll grants less intangibility (frames 4-17 → 4-15).
  • Nerf Back roll has more startup with less intangibility (frames 4-17 → 5-16), and more ending lag (FAF 31 → 35).
  • Buff Spot dodge has less ending lag (FAF 28 → 26).
  • Nerf Spot dodge grants less intangibility (frames 3-18 → 3-17).
  • Buff Air dodge grants more intangibility (frames 3-28 → 3-30).
  • Nerf Air dodge has more ending lag (FAF 34 → 46).
  • Buff The reintroduction of directional air dodges improves Mega Man's recovery more than other characters', as due to Rush Coil not causing helplessness, he can get additional distance with a directional air dodge after using it.
  • Nerf The ability to tech aerial footstools in Ultimate hinders Mega Man's KO setups at high percents.

Ground attacks[edit]

  • Neutral attack/Forward tilt:
    • Buff Neutral attack and forward tilt's shots last longer (18 frames → 23), allowing them to cover more distance and thus increasing their range.
    • Nerf Both moves deal less shield damage (1 → 0 (Mega Buster), 0 → -1 (shots)).
    • Change Mega Man centers his eyes for a bit after using his forward tilt.
  • Up tilt:
    • Buff The ability to use any ground attack out of a run in Ultimate benefits up tilt's usage, as combined with its sheer knockback and Mega Man's faster ground movement, it can catch landings and punish opponents much more effectively for KOs.
  • Down tilt:
    • Change Down tilt's clean hit has more base knockback (80 → 92), but less knockback scaling (70 → 60). This makes it safer on hit at low percents, but hinders its KO potential.
  • Dash attack:
    • Buff Dash attack deals more damage (1% → 1.2% (hits 1-7), 3% → 4% (hit 8); 10% → 12.4% (total)), with knockback not compensated on the last hit, improving its KO potential.
    • Buff Its linking hits have a lower hitlag multiplier (1.0× → 0.5×), and one of their hitboxes has lower set knockback (65 → 36), making them harder to SDI out of and allowing them to connect more reliably.
  • Forward smash:
    • Buff Forward smash has much less ending lag (FAF 70 → 55), significantly improving its utility as a projectile and long range KO option.
    • Buff The shot travels faster, allowing it to cover more distance.
    • Nerf It deals less damage when fully charged (19.5% → 14.95%), reducing its maximum KO potential.
  • Up smash:
    • Buff Up smash's last hit has increased base knockback (30 → 34).
  • Down smash:
    • Buff Down smash deals more knockback (30 base/99 scaling → 31/103 (clean), 105 scaling → 106 (mid), 35 base/36 scaling → 60/40 (late)), improving its KO potential.

Aerial attacks[edit]

  • Neutral aerial:
    • Buff Neutral aerial's shots last longer (18 frames → 23), allowing them to cover more distance and thus increasing their range.
    • Nerf The move deals less shield damage (1 → -0.5 (Mega Buster), 0 → -1 (shots)).
  • Forward aerial:
    • Buff Forward aerial has less landing lag (19 frames → 11). Combined with its launch angle, this grants it combo ability into itself from low to mid percents.
    • Buff It deals significantly more knockback (23 base/90 scaling → 48/118), now KOing reliably below 170% from the center of Final Destination, compared to being unable to KO below 250% under the same circumstances.
  • Back aerial:
    • Buff Back aerial's first two hits launch grounded opponents vertically instead of horizontally along the ground, allowing them to connect more reliably.
    • Nerf The move has more ending lag (FAF 43 → 45).
    • Nerf The third hit has altered knockback (30 base/180 scaling → 20/183), hindering its overall KO potential, although its KO potential from across the stage is slightly better.
  • Up aerial:
    • Buff Up aerial's hits connect more reliably.
    • Buff The changes to air dodges drastically benefit Mega Man's up aerial compared to others, as due to being a projectile, it can juggle opponents more effectively by constantly pressuring them into using up their air dodges.
    • Nerf Up aerial has one frame more landing lag (19 frames → 20).
    • Nerf It can no longer autocancel in a full hop.
  • Down aerial:
    • Buff Down aerial has less landing lag (24 frames → 14).
    • Buff The shot lasts longer (11 frames → 13), allowing it to cover more distance and thus increasing its range.
    • Nerf The late hit against grounded opponents has more base knockback (5 → 40), but less knockback scaling (90 → 70), slightly hindering its KO potential.

Throws and other attacks[edit]

  • Grabs:
    • Buff All grabs have slightly longer range (Z2 offset: 8.4 → 8.9 (standing), 10.5 → 10.6 (dash), -14.4 → 14.8 (pivot)).
    • Nerf All grabs have increased ending lag (FAF 31 → 38 (standing), 38 → 46 (dash), 36 → 41 (pivot)).
    • Nerf Dash and pivot grab have slightly more startup lag (frame 8 → 9 (dash), 9 → 10 (pivot)).
  • Change Mega Man's throws are no longer weight-dependent. This reduces down throw's combo potential on lightweights, but increases it on heavyweights.
  • Change Mega Man's throws are all reanimated to be less stiff.
  • Pummel:
    • Buff Pummel deals more hitlag (5 frames → 14), but has less startup (frame 5 → 1) and significantly less ending lag (FAF 29 → 7), shortening its duration. This makes it much more reliable for racking up damage.
    • Nerf It deals much less damage (3% → 1.3%).
  • Edge attack:
    • Buff Edge attack deals more damage (7% → 9%).

Special moves[edit]

  • Metal Blade:
    • Nerf Metal Blade deals less shield damage.
    • Change Its damage outputs have been reversed: it deals more damage per hit when spawned (3% → 5%), but less when thrown as an item (5% → 3%).
    • Change Metal Blade wobbles once it sticks to the ground or another surface.
    • Change Mega Man now appears surprised if the move fails to spawn a Metal Blade.
    • Change Mega Man centers his eyes while standing still with the Metal Blade in his hand.
  • Crash Bomber:
    • Buff Upon latching onto a surface, Crash Bomber can now explode on contact with opponents before its timer finishes, improving its utility.
    • Change The explosion's last hit has more base knockback (40 → 70), but drastically less knockback scaling (120 → 65). This improves its combo ability, but significantly hinders its KO power.
    • Change Crash Bomber visually flashes more intensely.
  • Leaf Shield:
    • Buff Leaf Shield has significantly less startup (frame 50 → 9) and ending lag (FAF 54 → 36) when activated, making it much safer to use.
    • Buff The leaves spin faster around Mega Man, do not vanish upon hitting opponents, and deal more knockback (14 base/22 scaling → 35/20) with a faster rehit rate (18 frames → 11). This allows the move to protect Mega Man much more effectively, with the hits of the circling leaves now comboing opponents in range until the shield is thrown.
      • Buff This also increases the move's overall damage output, despite each hit from the circling shield dealing less damage (2% → 1.5%).
    • Buff The shield can be thrown much faster after its activation (frame 22 → 13).
      • Nerf However, the throw's total duration has not been fully compensated (FAF 56 → 54), increasing its ending lag.
    • Nerf Leaf Shield no longer allows Mega Man to shield, grab, or hang onto ledges while the shield is active. This prevents him from dealing extra damage to grabbed opponents with the leaves.
    • Nerf The shield has a shorter maximum duration, and Mega Man always throws it automatically after it ends, potentially leaving him open to punishment if the shield's duration ends when he is close to opponents.
    • Change Leaf Shield requires holding the special move button for it to spin around Mega Man; otherwise, it will be thrown automatically.
    • Change The thrown shield's hits have a higher hitlag multiplier (0.3× → 0.5×). This makes them easier to DI, but gives Mega Man more time to follow up.
  • Mega Legends:

Update History[edit]

Mega Man has been nerfed overall in game updates.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2.0.0

  • Nerf Special moves can no longer be used when jumping and using neutral attack/forward tilt.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.0.0

  • Nerf Neutral attack, forward tilt and neutral aerial all deal less shield damage (1 → 0 (Mega Buster, neutral attack), 1 → -0.5 (Mega Buster, neutral aerial), 0 → -1 (shots)).
  • Buff Up smash's last hit has increased base knockback (30 → 34).
  • Nerf Metal Blade deals less shield damage.
  • Nerf Leaf Shield has more startup (frame 7 → 9) and ending lag (FAF 34 → 36). Mega Man can also no longer throw items during it.

Moveset[edit]

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

  Name Damage Description
Neutral attack Mega Buster 2% (shot), 1% (buster) Mega Man fires up to three shots from his Mega Buster, which have a fairly long range but do little knockback. The pellets have very high priority, being able to even nullify Corrin's Dragon Fang Shot in one go. The move has a sweetspot around the Mega Buster itself.
Forward tilt Mega Buster 2% Behaves identically to Mega Man's neutral attack, except the Mega Buster itself has no hitbox, and Mega Man fires while running forwards. Jumping after firing twice will immediately transition to neutral aerial, and can combo consistently as well.
Up tilt Mega Upper 17% (clean), 12% (mid), 8% (late) A quick rising uppercut. For a tilt, it has incredible power, with the sweetspot having as much power as some smash attacks and being able to reliably KO medium-light characters under 80%. It has little starting lag but very high ending lag and little horizontal range. Based on a maneuver of the same name Mega Man received in Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters.
Down tilt Sliding 8% (clean), 5% (late) Mega Man's signature sliding kick attack. He slides forward with a kick that has very little startup and is the only tilt attack in the game to have sex kick properties. the hitbox lasts all the way until the slide is finished, which can hit opponents attempting to roll away. A good surprise move, but only if not overused. The actual sliding ability introduced in Mega Man 3 is a non-damaging maneuver, though said ability becomes weaponized with the Charge Kick, Charge Man's weapon in Mega Man 5. Additionally, it could be based on the Leg Breaker maneuver Mega Man can use in the secret fighting game mode in Mega Man 7.
Dash attack Top Spin 1.2% (hits 1-7), 4% (hit 8) Mega Man boosts forwards while spinning, damaging whatever he touches. Good priority and long lasting, equivalent to Luigi's dash attack. Useful for mindgames against shields due to its moderate shield stun, which often makes opponents drop their shield too early. Small noticeable ending lag. Based on Top Man's weapon from Mega Man 3.
Forward smash Charge Shot 11.5%-14.95% Mega Man charges up energy in his Mega Buster, before firing off a bigger and more powerful burst. Like regular Mega Buster shots, this shot disappears after traveling a moderate distance, though this distance was buffed in Ultimate. The longer it is charged, the further the resulting shot will go, and its size, damage and knockback also increase significantly when it is fully charged. Fully charged, this is the longest-reaching forward smash in the game, although it has travel time to compensate. Based on the Super Mega Buster's Charge Shot from Mega Man 4 onwards, but resembles its appearance in Mega Man 5.
Up smash Spark Shock 2% (hit 1), 1.5% (hits 2-6), 6% (hit 7) Mega Man turns both of his hands into electrodes, creating a powerful multi-hitting surge of electricity above him. It is overall useful due to its large hitbox, anti-air properties and quick startup, though it has noticeable ending lag. Based on Spark Man's weapon from Mega Man 3, though it is more based on how Spark Man uses the weapon.
Down smash Flame Blast 17% (clean), 14% (mid), 9% (late) Mega Man plants both arm cannons into the ground, causing two vertical flaming pillars to erupt from the ground either side of him which launch the opponent upwards. It has quick startup, but notoriously long endlag that leaves it highly punishable if not landed. Immense knockback when hit with the first frames of the hitbox, which can KO starting at 60% when fully charged. It boasts incredible power, being one of the strongest down smashes in the game. It is based on Flame Man's weapon from Mega Man 6, though it is more based on how Flame Man uses the weapon.
Neutral aerial Mega Buster 2% (shot), 2% (buster) Behaves identically to Mega Man's neutral attack, except Mega Man fires while jumping or falling in the air much like in his original games. The move has a sweetspot on the Mega Buster. Due to Mega Man's effective aerial movement, his neutral attack can be used as a very effective "wall" to deny approaches. This is the only aerial attack in the game with no autocancel threshold, as to seamlessly combo into neutral attack or forward tilt.
Forward aerial Flame Sword 8% (clean), 8.5% (clean tip), 5% (late) Mega Man quickly summons a flaming sword to his hand and swings it downwards in front of him. It is a very useful combo move, and can net KOs fairly well at the edge of the stage. It is based on Sword Man's weapon from Mega Man 8.
Back aerial Slash Claw 3% (hit 1), 4% (hit 2), 5% (hit 3) Mega Man quickly turns around and swings his arm, generating three crescent-shaped energy trails behind him. Has high knockback and high speed, able to net KOs when edgeguarding, and can chain into itself at low percents. Cancelling it into the ground before the third hit connects can allow Mega Man to get a grab or even an up tilt KO. It is based on Slash Man's weapon from Mega Man 7.
Up aerial Air Shooter 3% (hits 1-3), 2% (hits 4-6), 1% (hits 7-11), 2% (hit 12) Mega Man fires a small tornado straight above him. It travels a fair distance, drawing in opponents who touch the tornado. It is based on Air Man's weapon from Mega Man 2. It can easily Star KO opponents even at low percentages, especially if the opponent tries to jump out of it. However, it will meteor smash Mega Man himself if it is reflected.
Down aerial Hard Knuckle 14% (clean), 12% (late) Mega Man points his fist straight downwards and fires it downwards as a short-ranged projectile. The fist deals the most damage in the first few frames, but afterwards, it turns into an aerial-only meteor smash. Mega Man can move himself left or right slightly during the first few frames before launching the fist. Has a weak floating effect before firing. It is based on Hard Man's weapon from Mega Man 3.
Grab Super Arm Mega Man grabs his opponent with one hand and lifts them over his head. Decently fast, but has one of the shortest ranges in the game. It is based on Guts Man's weapon from the original Mega Man.
Pummel Super Squeeze 1.3% Mega Man squeezes his opponent with his Super Arm.
Forward throw   8% Throws the opponent forward. Low base knockback.
Back throw   11% Mega Man turns around and throws the opponent behind him. It is a very solid KOing throw, being able to KO middleweights at around 110% at the edge.
Up throw   7% Throws the opponent upward. Can KO opponents at high percentages.
Down throw   4.5% Throws the opponent downward. The opponent flies straight up after hitting the ground. His primary combo throw.
Floor attack (front)   7% Sweep kicks in a circle around himself.
Floor attack (back)   7% Does the same sweep kick as his front floor attack, but hits behind Mega Man first instead of his front.
Floor attack (trip)   5% Mega Man kicks both feet out while spinning.
Edge attack   9% Mega Man jumps up and performs a kick in a similar fashion as his down tilt.
Neutral special Metal Blade 5% (spawn), 3% (item throw) A spinning saw blade projectile that can be thrown in one of eight different directions. The blade can be picked up and thrown by players like a regular item, though it deals less damage upon being thrown a second time. Mega Man cannot throw another Metal Blade until his previous one disappears. Its fair amount of utility makes this Mega Man's most useful tool for edgeguarding, approaching and spacing, and can even initiate shield break combos. The move is based on Metal Man's weapon from Mega Man 2.
Side special Crash Bomber 1% (hits 1-4), 4% (last) Fires a grappling bomb attached to a drill that latches on to any surface or fighter it touches, before exploding a few seconds later. Much like a Gooey Bomb, it can be transferred between players before it detonates but has a shorter timer and the explosion can be safely shielded. The bomb can travel a good distance until it disappears. Can be used to bait a shield grab, or shot against the stage while recovering to deny edgeguarding. When stuck to a wall, it will detonate as soon as a player gets near it. The move is based on Crash Man's weapon in Mega Man 2.
Up special Rush Coil 0% Mega Man briefly summons his robotic dog companion Rush. A second bounce will make Mega Man jump even higher than the first bounce. Other players will also be able to bounce on Rush, even if he is in the air. Mega Man is unable to summon Rush again until he lands, or is hit by an attack after using it. It's possible to get incredibly early KOs by forcing an opponent into the air, and following up with an up air. The move is based on the Rush Coil from Mega Man 3.
Down special Leaf Shield 1.5% (circling), 3.8% (thrown) Mega Man summons leaf-shaped units that electromagnetically orbit around him. The leaves block projectiles, and can be held around Mega Man for a set time. The move is based on Wood Man's weapon from Mega Man 2.
Final Smash Mega Legends 3% (init), 41.2% (attack) Mega Man fires a Black Hole Bomb, Galaxy Man's weapon from Mega Man 9, in front of him. After it explodes, it can suck opponents in. If anyone gets sucked in, then Mega Man X, MegaMan.EXE, Mega Man Volnutt, and Geo Stelar, all protagonists of their own spin-off series, alongside Proto Man and Bass, will join Mega Man to fire their Mega Busters in unison in a cinematic Final Smash.

Victory poses[edit]

  • Teleports on to the screen and imitates the pose from the Japanese title screen of Mega Man (Rockman), also appearing in the Wily Wars (Mega World) version of the game and on the cover of the Legacy Collection.
  • Fires shots from his Mega Buster left then right, and finally poses.
  • Dashes forwards, points his Mega Buster towards the air, and finally poses.
A short remix of the beginning of the title screen music from Mega Man 2.

In competitive play[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Classic Mode: Variable Weapons System: Online![edit]

Mega Man's congratulations screen.

Mega Man's opponents are stylized similar to the many boss fights that are in the Mega Man series, (e.g. Dr. Mario being Dr. Wily). Mega Man also fights Galleom as the penultimate boss. The final battle is against Dr. Mario and Mewtwo.

Round Opponent Stage Music Notes
1 Ice Climbers IceClimbersHeadSSBU.png Summit (Ω form) Ice Man Stage Represents Ice Man
2 Samus SamusHeadSSBU.png Coliseum (Ω form) Metal Man Stage Represents Metal Man
3 Donkey Kong DonkeyKongHeadSSBU.png Kongo Jungle (Ω form) Wood Man Stage Represents Wood Man
4 Captain Falcon CaptainFalconHeadSSBU.png Gamer (Ω form) Quick Man Stage Represents Quick Man
Bonus Stage
5 Mega Man (×6) MegaManHeadRedSSBU.pngMegaManHeadRedSSBU.pngMegaManHeadGreenSSBU.pngMegaManHeadBrownSSBU.pngMegaManHeadCyanSSBU.pngMegaManHeadChartreuseSSBU.png Wily Castle Mega Man 2 Medley If the player uses one of the alternate costumes, default Mega Man MegaManHeadSSBU.png takes their place.
6 Galleom ? Guts Man Stage Represents Guts Man
Final Dr. Mario DrMarioHeadSSBU.png, then Mewtwo MewtwoHeadSSBU.png Wily Castle (Ω form) We're Robots (Dr. Wily Stage 2) (Dr. Mario)
Mega Man 2 Medley (Mewtwo)
Dr. Mario represents Dr. Wily, and Mewtwo represents Alien Wily, who Dr. Wily transforms into upon defeat in Mega Man 2.

Note: Every round except the bonus stage plays a track from the Mega Man series.

Note 2: All rounds except the fifth and sixth round have stages being in Ω form.

Credits roll after completing Classic Mode. Completing it as Mega Man has Mega Man 2 Medley accompany the credits.

Role in World of Light[edit]

Finding Mega Man in World of Light

Mega Man was among the fighters that were summoned to fight against the army of Master Hands.

During the opening cutscene, Mega Man was present on the cliffside when Galeem unleashed its beams of light. He was vaporized offscreen and placed under Galeem's imprisonment along with the other fighters, excluding Kirby. A puppet fighter cloned from him is later seen, alongside ones cloned from Mario, Pikachu, Palutena, and other fighters.

Mega Man can be found near the entrance of the Base sub-area, guarded by the spirit of Sigma.

Fighter Battle[edit]

No. Image Name Type Power Stage Music
46
Mega Man SSBU.png
Mega Man Shield 7,500 Wily Castle (Ω form) Mega Man 2 Medley


Spirits[edit]

Mega Man's Fighter Spirit can be obtained by completing Classic Mode. It is also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 500 coins. Unlocking Mega Man 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. Each Fighter Spirit has an alternate version that replaces them with their 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
527
ThundurusIncarnateSpirit.png
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme) Pokémon series Mega Man MegaManHeadCyanSSBU.png
Shield
4,300 Pirate Ship (Battlefield form) •Hazard: Zap Floor •The floor is electrified
•The enemy's electric attacks have increased power
•The enemy favors up smash attacks
N's Castle
596
MightyGazelle.png
Mighty Gazelle F-Zero series Mega Man MegaManHeadGreySSBU.png
Shield
4,100 Mute City SNES (Battlefield form) •Hazard: Zap Floor •The floor is electrified
•The enemy starts with damage but is more powerful
Red Canyon
866
Bass.png
Bass Mega Man series Mega Man MegaManHeadGreySSBU.png
•Metal Duck Hunt DuckHuntHeadRedSSBU.png
Attack
9,100 Wily Castle (Battlefield form) N/A Stamina battle
•The enemy's shooting items have increased power
•The enemy is metal
We're Robots (Dr. Wily Stage 2)
877
Gutsman.png
Guts Man Mega Man series •Giant Mega Man MegaManHeadOrangeSSBU.png
Grab
4,500 Gerudo Valley (Ω form) •Earthquake
•Item Tidal Wave
•The enemy has super armor and is hard to launch or make flinch
Stamina battle
•The enemy favors grabs and throws
Guts Man Stage
880
Fireman.png
Fire Man Mega Man series Mega Man MegaManHeadRedSSBU.png
Attack
4,200 Norfair •Hazard: Lava Floor •The floor is lava
•Stamina battle
•The enemy favors down smash attacks
Fire Man Stage
883
Metal man.png
Metal Man Mega Man series Mega Man MegaManHeadBrownSSBU.png (×3)
Grab
3,600 Wily Castle N/A •The enemy's neutral special has increased power
•Stamina battle
•The enemy favors neutral specials
Metal Man Stage
884
Airman.png
Air Man Mega Man series Mega Man MegaManHeadCyanSSBU.png
Shield
4,400 Skyworld •Hazard: Heavy Wind •Dangerously high winds are in effect
Stamina battle
•The enemy starts the battle with a Gust Bellows
Air Man Stage
885
Quick Man Spirit.png
Quick Man Mega Man series Mega Man MegaManHeadOrangeSSBU.png
Grab
3,700 Wily Castle (hazards off) •Item: Boomerang Stamina battle
•The enemy is easily distracted by items
Quick Man Stage
886
Crash Man Spirit.png
Crash Man Mega Man series Mega Man MegaManHeadOrangeSSBU.png (×3)
Attack
3,400 Wrecking Crew N/A •The enemy's side special has increased power
Stamina battle
•The enemy favors side specials
Crash Man Stage
887
Flash Man Spirit.png
Flash Man Mega Man series Mega Man MegaManHeadCyanSSBU.png
Grab
3,900 Wily Castle (Battlefield form) •Item: Timer •Timed Stamina battle
•Items will be pulled toward the enemy
•The enemy is easily distracted by items
Flash Man Stage
888
Wood man.png
Wood Man Mega Man series Mega Man MegaManHeadGreenSSBU.png (×2)
Shield
3,600 Duck Hunt (hazards off) N/A •The enemy's down special has increased power
Stamina battle
•The enemy shields often
Wood Man Stage
889
Hard Man Spirit.png
Hard Man Mega Man series Mega Man MegaManHeadCyanSSBU.png (×3)
Attack
3,500 The Great Cave Offensive (Ω form) •Earthquake Stamina battle
•Periodic earthquakes will shake the stage
•The enemy favors down air attacks
Hard Man Stage
890
TopManSpirit.PNG
Top Man Mega Man series Mega Man Team MegaManHeadGreySSBU.png (×4)
Grab
1,700 Distant Planet (Ω form) N/A •The enemy's dash attacks have increased power
Stamina battle
Top Man Stage
892
Spark Man Spirit.png
Spark Man Mega Man series Mega Man MegaManHeadOrangeSSBU.png (×4)
Attack
4,400 Midgar •Hazard: Zap Floor •The floor is electrified
•Stamina battle
•The enemy favors up smash attacks
Spark Man Stage
895
DiveMan.PNG
Dive Man Mega Man series Mega Man MegaManHeadCyanSSBU.png (×2)
Shield
1,600 Great Bay (Battlefield form) N/A Stamina battle
•The enemy starts the battle with a Steel Diver
Mega Man 4 Medley
899
Dark Man 4 Spirit.png
Dark Man 4 Mega Man series Mega Man MegaManHeadBrownSSBU.png
Samus SamusHeadBrownSSBU.png (×3)
Attack
1,400 Wily Castle (Battlefield form) N/A Stamina battle
•The enemy's shield has extra durability
•Reinforcements will appear after an enemy is KO'd
Dark Man Stage
901
Windman.png
Wind Man Mega Man series Mega Man MegaManHeadOrangeSSBU.png
Shield
2,200 Skyworld •Hazard: Heavy Wind •Dangerously high winds are in effect after a little while
Stamina battle
•The enemy loves to jump
Air Man Stage
902
SlashMan.PNG
Slash Man Mega Man series Mega Man MegaManHeadChartreuseSSBU.png (x3)
Attack
2,100 Garden of Hope (Battlefield form) •Hazard: Sticky Floor •The floor is sticky
Stamina battle
•The enemy favors back air attacks
We're Robots (Dr. Wily Stage 2)
903
Swordman.png
Sword Man Mega Man series Mega Man MegaManHeadBrownSSBU.png (×2)
Attack
1,800 Find Mii (Ω form) N/A •The enemy's explosion and fire attacks have increased power
•Stamina battle
•The enemy favors forward air attacks
We're Robots (Dr. Wily Stage 2)
905
Mega Man X Spirit.png
X Mega Man X series Mega Man MegaManHeadCyanSSBU.png
Grab
9,400 New Donk City Hall (Battlefield form) N/A •The enemy's energy attacks have increased power
•The enemy has super armor and is hard to launch or make flinch
Stamina battle
Opening Stage
907
Zero.png
Zero (Zero Buster) Mega Man X series Mega Man MegaManHeadRedSSBU.png
Attack
3,800 Big Blue (Battlefield form) Assist Trophy Enemies (Zero) •The enemy's energy attacks have increased power
•Stamina battle
•Hostile assist trophies will appear
X vs ZERO
909
Axl Spirit.png
Axl Mega Man X series Mega Man MegaManHeadGreySSBU.png (×2)
Attack
3,800 Midgar (Ω form) N/A Stamina battle
•The enemy's shooting items have increased power
•The enemy starts the battle with a Ray Gun
Opening Stage
911
Mega Man Volnutt Spirit.png
MegaMan Volnutt Mega Man Legends series Mega Man MegaManHeadCyanSSBU.png (×3)
Grab
9,400 The Great Cave Offensive •Hazard: High Gravity
•Item: Exploding Types
•Timed battle
•Your jumping power decreases
Light Plane (Remix)
914
Mega Man.EXE Spirit.png
MegaMan.EXE Mega Man Legends series Mega Man MegaManHeadCyanSSBU.png (×3)
Grab
13,600 Hanenbow (Battlefield form) •Hazard: Zap Floor •The floor is electrified
•Reinforcements will appear after an enemy is KO'd
Shooting Star
919
Modelx.png
Model X Mega Man ZX series Mega Man Team (×4) (MegaManHeadCyanSSBU.pngMegaManHeadOrangeSSBU.pngMegaManHeadGreenSSBU.pngMegaManHeadRedSSBU.png)
Grab
1,700 Moray Towers N/A •The enemy favors smash attacks Opening Stage
1,261
Noise.png
Noise Kiki Trick Mega Man MegaManHeadChartreuseSSBU.png
Shield
1,600 Hanenbow N/A •Only certain Pokémon will emerge from Poké Balls (Meloetta) PERFORMANCE

As a minion[edit]

Spirit Battle parameters Inspiration
No. Image Name Series Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music Character
561
Magearna.png
Magearna Pokémon series •Metal Peach PeachHeadBlackSSBU.png
• Clear Mega Man MegaManHeadGreySSBU.png (×2)
Neutral
9,500 Wily Castle (hazards off) N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•Reinforcements will appear during the battle
•The enemy is metal
Battle! (Gladion) Gear Grind
867
Dr light.png
Dr. Light Mega Man series Dr. Mario DrMarioHeadBlueSSBU.png
Mega Man MegaManHeadCyanSSBU.png
Shield
10,000 Wily Castle (Battlefield form) N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
Stamina battle
•The enemy tends to avoid conflict
Mega Man 2 Medley Mega Man
868
Roll Spirit.png
Roll Mega Man series Villager VillagerHeadPinkSSBU.png
Mega Man MegaManHeadRedSSBU.png
Shield
9,800 Living Room N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•Timed battle
•The enemy heals over time
Mega Man Retro Medley Mega Man
870
Beat.png
Beat Mega Man series Falco FalcoHeadBlueSSBU.png
Mega Man MegaManHeadCyanSSBU.png
Grab
3,900 Wily Castle (Ω form) •Hazard: Heavy Wind •Dangerously high winds are in effect
•The enemy favors grabs and throws
Mega Man 4 Medley Mega Man
873
Drwily.png
Dr. Wily Mega Man series Dr. Mario DrMarioHeadBlueSSBU.png
•Metal Mega Man MegaManHeadGreenSSBU.png (×8)
Attack
12,600 Wily Castle (hazards off) N/A Stamina battle
•Reinforcements will appear after an enemy is KO'd
•The enemy is metal
Mega Man 2 Medley Wily's Robot Masters
962
LinSpirit.png
Lin Xenoblade Chronicles series Daisy DaisyHeadBlackSSBU.png
Mega Man MegaManHeadCyanSSBU.png
R.O.B. ROBHeadCyanSSBU.png
Grab
1,600 Shadow Moses Island N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•The enemy starts the battle with a Drill
Xenoblade Chronicles Medley Mimeosome
1,157
Harry teleroboxer.png
Harry Teleroboxer Little Mac LittleMacHeadWireSSBU.png
Mega Man MegaManHeadRedSSBU.png
Shield
1,900 Boxing Ring N/A •The enemy's punches and elbow strikes have increased power Tunnel Scene - X-Scape Teleroboxer
1,221
Satoru Amatsubo Spirit.png
Satoru Amatsubo Project Hacker: Kakusei Shulk ShulkHeadOrangeSSBU.png
Mega Man MegaManHeadBrownSSBU.png (×3)
Attack
1,500 Wily Castle N/A •Reinforcements will appear during the battle Shooting Star

Alternate costumes[edit]

Mega Man Palette (SSBU).png
MegaManHeadSSBU.png MegaManHeadRedSSBU.png MegaManHeadGreenSSBU.png MegaManHeadBrownSSBU.png MegaManHeadCyanSSBU.png MegaManHeadChartreuseSSBU.png MegaManHeadOrangeSSBU.png MegaManHeadGreySSBU.png

Gallery[edit]

Character Showcase Video[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Due to an error, Mega Man's character showcase video was originally not accessible on his fighter page on the Ultimate website. The error has since been fixed.
  • Mega Man is the only third-party veteran with a new arrangement in their character showcase video, using a new remix of Wood Man’s stage music. Snake, Pac-Man, and Ryu use arrangements from previous games while Sonic, Cloud, and Bayonetta use music ported from their home games.
  • Mega Man's pose in his official art is notably similar to his pose on the North American and European box art for Mega Man 7, albeit horizontally mirrored.
  • Mega Man is the only fighter who, excluding throws, has canonical names for all of his attacks, unlike most fighters who only have a select few named attacks.
  • Mega Man's Classic Mode plays homage to his original NES games, primarily Mega Man 2.
    • The first four fights reference Ice Man, Metal Man, Wood Man, and Quick Man with the character choice, stage, and music.
    • The battle against multiple Mega Mans homage the boss rush that occurs near the end of the games.
    • Galleom is a tribute to the Guts Tank in Mega Man 2, further emphasized by Guts Man's theme playing in the background.
      • Interestingly, Mega Man can be unlocked by clearing Classic Mode as R.O.B. referencing the fact that both characters are robots and share the same boss Galleom.
    • The final battle is a reference to Mega Man 2's final boss, with Dr. Mario being Dr. Wily and Mewtwo being Alien Wily.
  • Mega Man's Classic Mode is one of two that feature the bonus stage before Round 6, the other one being Ryu's.
    • His Classic Mode is also one of only two to feature a fight against a boss (in this case, Galleom) outside of the boss round, the other being Bowser and one of the few whose boss round does not feature a designated boss, instead fighting characters who are otherwise playable (in this case, Dr. Mario and Mewtwo).
  • Mega Man is one of the five veterans from Smash 4 to have their Boxing Ring alias changed in Ultimate, the others being Link, Kirby, King Dedede, and Ryu.
  • Mega Man's expression slightly changes while holding a small item as he uses a neutral expression instead of looking forward.


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