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Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

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The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is a controller for use with the Nintendo Switch console. Unlike the Wii U Pro Controller, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller has near field communication functionality, allowing the use of amiibo with games. The layout of the controls resembles that of the GameCube controller, with an analog stick and A, B, X, Y, Plus, Minus, Home, and Capture buttons on the top, and a D-pad and another analog stick on the bottom. The controller also has L, R, ZL, and ZR buttons along the top.

As of the Nintendo Switch's Version 10.0.0 update on April 13th, 2020, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and Joy-Con can have custom button mapping via the system's settings, allowing more versatility beyond Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Controls menu.

The Switch Pro Controller has among the highest latency of all usable Ultimate controllers when used wirelessly, experiencing lows of 92.86ms (5.5 frames) and highs of 112.86 (6.8 frames). It's just slightly worse than the Joy-Con, which has a higher minimum latency of 93.7ms (5.6 frames) but otherwise similar results[1]. If used wired with a USB-C cable, it's ironically worse than if used wireless.

A special variant of the controller with a Smash livery released alongside Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Additionally, a limited edition variant with a gold Smash livery was awarded to the winner of EVO Japan 2020, Shuton.

Standard Controls[edit]

LButtonIcon-Switch-Control Stick.png Move
ButtonIcon-Switch-A.png Standard attacks
ButtonIcon-Switch-B.png Special moves
RButtonIcon-Switch-Control Stick.png Stick-smash
ButtonIcon-Switch-X.pngButtonIcon-Switch-Y.png Jump
ButtonIcon-Switch-L.pngButtonIcon-Switch-R.png Grab
ButtonIcon-Switch-ZL.pngButtonIcon-Switch-ZR.png Shield
ButtonIcon-Switch-D-Pad.png Taunts
ButtonIcon-Switch-Plus.png Pause
ButtonIcon-Switch-Home.png Home Menu
ButtonIcon-Switch-Capture.png Screenshot
ButtonIcon-Switch-Minus.png Nothing