Peach (ピーチ, Peach) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Peach was revealed for the game along with the rest of the veterans on June 12th, 2018. However, unlike previous Smash Bros. games since Melee (her first playable appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series), Peach is now an unlockable character rather than being available from the start. She is classified as fighter #13.
How to unlock
Complete one of the following:
With the exception of the third method, Peach must then be defeated on Princess Peach's Castle.
Peach is a tall, light and floaty character with below-average mobility in all aspects (barring her air acceleration, which is now tied with Wario's as the second best in the game), which means that she has poor survivability and is weak to juggling, but is difficult to combo. Peach's otherwise slow aerial mobility is compensated by her aforementioned air acceleration, as well as her access to her unique floating ability while in midair. At the same time, Peach herself has many combo starters, especially her down tilt, which meteor smashes grounded opponents. Thanks to meteor smashes on grounded opponents no longer being techable, Peach's down tilt, which itself has been sped up from previous installments, can reliably combo into many different moves, such as her forward aerial and up aerial.
Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4
Peach has been considerably buffed from the transition from SSB4 to Ultimate. As with most characters, Peach's mobility has been significantly improved (but is relatively similar to in SSB4), greatly aiding her approach and combo game. The new short hop multiplier which makes short hop aerials weaker affects Peach less than other returning veterans, as she can use her float to bypass the multiplier and still use her aerials low to the ground. Most of her moves remain largely identical to their Smash 4 counterparts, although some of her moves have seen improvements. Her new down tilt is significantly faster, and it cannot be teched, making it a consistent powerful combo tool. Peach can now choose which weapon she wants to use with her forward smash, greatly improving its reliability. Peach Bomber is also faster and stronger, improving its recovery and KO potential. Lastly, her Vegetables are stronger and faster both to pluck and to throw.
Peach has received a few nerfs, however. Like with many returning veterans, her grabs are considerably slower, making it harder for her to grab her opponents and begin her strong grab game (especially since her dash grab also has more startup lag). Her forward aerial now has a weaker sourspot, making it more difficult to use effectively. Lastly, the weakening of rage has made Peach Parasol less effective when she is at higher percents, and her down aerial's new angle makes it more difficult for her to combo her down aerial into Peach Parasol.
Overall, Peach has been considerably improved from her SSB4 incarnation with her superior mobility and combo game, and has achieved excellent results at high levels of competitive play so far, often being considered a top-tier character.
Note: All numbers are listed as base damage, without the 1v1 multiplier.
In competitive play
Classic Mode: No Damsel in Distress
Peach's opponents are villains in various universes that have all captured a certain damsel before.
Role in World of Light
Although Peach does not appear in the World of Light opening cutscene, she was vaporized and later imprisoned alongside the rest of the fighters (except Kirby) when Galeem unleashed his beams of light. She is seen in the gameplay section, where she unlocks a new area.
Peach is in a desolate platform in the Molten Fortress sub-area where Giga Bowser is fought, a callback to her usual role as a damsel in distress.
Peach's Fighter Spirit can be obtained by completing Classic Mode. It is also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 500 coins. Unlocking Peach in World of Light allows the player to preview the first 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.
Additionally, Peach makes an appearance in various Primary and Support Spirits.
Character Showcase Video
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