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in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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Universe R.O.B.
Other Smash Bros. appearances in Brawl
in SSB4

Availability Unlockable
Final Smash Guided Robo Beam
He has two powerful projectiles: Robo Beam and Gyro, along with a very effective recovery. The 1P color in the North American version of the game is a light gray, and the 2P is red and white, but this is reversed in the Japanese version.
Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site

R.O.B. (ロボット, Robot) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He was confirmed as a playable character on June 12th, 2018. R.O.B. is classified as fighter #42.

How to unlock[edit]

Complete one of the following:

With the exception of the third method, R.O.B. must then be defeated on Wrecking Crew.

Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]


  • Change As with all veterans returning from SSB4, R.O.B.'s model features a more subdued color scheme. His body has a duller matte finish, and his eyes are less reflective. As a result, he more closely resembles the original peripheral.
  • Bug fix R.O.B.'s eye expressions are now seen properly at all times, as in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
  • Change During his side taunt, R.O.B. now emits purple flashing sparkles from his eyes instead of white.
  • Change R.O.B.'s dash animation is slightly altered.
  • Change R.O.B.'s double jump animation is now a midair twirl.


  • Buff Like all characters, R.O.B.'s jumpsquat animation now takes three frames to complete (down from 5).
  • Buff R.O.B. has significantly higher dash speed.
  • Buff R.O.B.'s air speed has been notably improved.

Ground attacks[edit]

  • Buff Forward tilt's sweetspot does more damage.
  • Nerf Up tilt's knockback angle was changed to be more horizontal.
  • Buff Forward smash has less ending lag.
  • Change Forward smash's charging animation has been changed to resemble its animation in Brawl.
  • Buff Down smash does more damage.

Aerial attacks[edit]

  • Buff All aerials have less landing lag.
  • Buff Neutral aerial has more range and faster startup.
  • Change Back aerial now slows down R.O.B. upon hitting a shielding opponent.
  • Nerf Up aerial does less damage.
  • Buff Up aerial's knockback angle was changed to be more vertical.
  • Buff Down aerial deals more knockback.
  • Change R.O.B. now faces further forward when performing his down aerial.

Throws/other attacks[edit]

  • Change R.O.B. has a new pummel where he headbutts the opponent.
  • Change R.O.B. has a new forward throw where he takes his right hand back and throws them.
  • Change Up throw now rises higher during the animation.
  • Buff Down throw now buries opponents, now allowing for more guaranteed followups.
  • Nerf Down throw does less damage.

Special Moves[edit]

  • Robo Beam
    • Buff Robo Beam has less ending lag.
    • Buff Robo Beam does more damage when half or fully charged.
    • Buff Robo Beam overall charges much faster than before, being able to reach its fully charged state much earlier.
    • Change Fully charged Robo Beam's graphic is now flashier.
    • Buff Fully charged Robo Beam is larger, making it easier to hit opponents.
  • Arm Rotor
    • Buff Arm Rotor has significantly faster startup and the move itself is executed faster, improving it's safety.
      • Nerf To compensate, the move has more endlag.
    • Change Arm Rotor's finishing hit animation has been altered. (Still has hitboxes in front and behind)
    • Buff Arm Rotor's hits connect more reliably and the final hit can kill more reliably.
  • Robo Burner
    • Change R.O.B. now has a gauge on his chassis that shows how much fuel he has left for Robo Burner.
    • Change Robo Burner has new particle effects.
  • Gyro
    • Buff Gyro can be returned to its dock when in hand.
  • Final Smash:
    • Buff R.O.B. has a new Final Smash called Guided Robo Beam, in which he fires multiple small red beams that ricochet and home in on enemies, before firing a larger green beam that enlarges at the last second. This is a massive improvement over Super Diffusion Beam, as it is much easier to hit opponents.

Update History[edit]

  • 1.10
    • Nerf Removed instant Gyro Cancelling

Classic Mode: Unreadable Expressions[edit]

R.O.B.'s opponents all wear masks or lack expressive faces.

Round Opponent Stage
1 Meta Knight Halberd
2 Dark Samus Frigate Orpheon
3 Mr. Game & Watch Flat Zone X
4 Wireframe Mac Boxing Ring
5 Wii Fit Trainer Wii Fit Studio
6 R.O.B. Team Mario Bros.
Bonus Stage
Final Galleom ?

Role in World of Light[edit]

Although R.O.B. does not appear in the World of Light opening cutscene, he was vaporized and later imprisoned alongside the rest of the fighters (sans Kirby) when Galeem unleashed his beams of light.

Alternate costumes[edit]

R.O.B. Palette (SSBU).png


Character Showcase Video[edit]


  • R.O.B.'s stock icon is one of four to show eyes, the others being Kirby, Meta Knight, and Sonic.
  • On the official site for Ultimate, each character is accompanied by a background image of a stage from their universe. As R.O.B. is the only character to not have a stage from his home universe, his page is the only one with no stage for the background image.
  • R.O.B. is one of the few characters to have a completely different Final Smash in every Smash game since the concept's introduction in Brawl, along with Pit, Zero Suit Samus and King Dedede.
    • Coincidentally, all four are Brawl newcomers.

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