R.O.B. (SSBU)

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R.O.B.
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
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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.

R.O.B.'s beeping sound effects from Brawl and Smash 4 were repurposed for Ultimate.

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.

Attributes[edit]

R.O.B. is the seventeenth heaviest character in the game, being tied with Snake, thus making him a heavyweight. R.O.B. sports average to below average mobility: he has the thirty-third fastest walking speed, thirty-ninth fastest dashing speed and average initial dash, twenty-sixth fastest air speed, thirtieth highest air acceleration, and the forty-eighth highest traction. R.O.B. also has the thirty-ninth highest falling, fast falling speeds, and gravity.

Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Likely as a result of his mid tier placement in SSB4 (36th out of 55th), R.O.B. has been considerably buffed in his transition to Ultimate. One of his biggest buffs was to Arm Rotor: the move has less start-up, traps opponents in the looping hits significantly more reliably, and had much stronger knockback on the final hit. All of these changes has turned what was previously considered an all-around useless move into one of R.O.B.'s most dangerous moves in his toolkit, functioning both as a powerful combo finisher and a reliable edgeguarding tool. Robo Beam reaches its charge state sooner and Gyro can now be jump cancelled, improving his mix-up options involving his projectiles, and all-around improve his strong zoning game. His ground game has also improved, with dash attack having less endlag, making it a harder move to punish as well as improving its combo potential, and his forward smash and down smash are now more reliable finishers, with the former having increased range, and the latter now sending opponents at a consistent angle. Lastly, his aerials have been considerably improved: Neutral air has reduced start-up, landing lag, and increased range, improving its versatility as both a combo tool and a landing option. Back aerial is much stronger and harder to punish due to changes to shieldstun and its landing lag reduction, down aerial has more knockback, making it a more dangerous edgeguarding tool, and up air sends more vertically upwards, allowing it to vertically KO earlier.

However, R.O.B. has received a few nerfs. His grab game has been weakened overall, with universal changes to grabs hindering the safety of his grabs. His up throw has increased endlag, making follow-ups harder, and his down throw now buries, allowing for guaranteed follow-ups at high percents, but removes any guaranteed set-ups at low to mid percents, particularly his effective down throw-up air combo, dubbed the "Beep Boop". Lastly, he retains a few of the same issues from his SSB4 counterpart, where his unusually large size and lack of fast aerial options leaves him susceptible to juggling, with the buffs to his neutral air failing to fully address this issue.

Overall, R.O.B.'s buffs heavily outweigh his nerfs, though how he fares compared to the rest of the cast is currently unknown. R.O.B.'s results in the early metagame of Ultimate have been very strong, where notable players such as WaDi, 8BitMan, OCEAN, Zackray, and Dill have all obtained favorable placements with him at both a local and regional level.

Aesthetics[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.
  • Change R.O.B.'s supine and prone animations has been altered.
  • Buff R.O.B.'s hurtbox appears to be slightly smaller as a result of his character model being shrunken.

Attributes[edit]

  • Buff Like all characters, R.O.B.'s jumpsquat animation now takes three frames to complete (down from 5).
  • Buff R.O.B. walks slightly faster (1.122 → 1.178).
  • Buff R.O.B.'s initial dash speed is much faster (1.3 → 2.002).
  • Buff R.O.B. dashes much faster (1.568 → 1.725).
  • Buff R.O.B.'s air speed is slightly higher (1.08 → 1.134).
  • Buff The re-introduction of directional airdodges improves R.O.B.'s recovery, as he can airdodge after he has ran out of fuel in his Robo Burner.

Ground attacks[edit]

  • Neutral attack:
    • Buff The first hit of neutral attack can be held for a consecutive jab.
    • Buff Both hits have gained additional hitboxes, with the first hit's hitbox reduced to compensate (3.5u → 2.5u/2.5u/2.8u/2.8u (hit 1), 3.5u → 3.4u/3.4u/3.6u (hit 2)).
    • Buff The first hit has increased base knockback (18 → 40). This puts the enemy in hitstun for longer, making both hits of neutral attack connect easier, but more importantly, also allowing him to continuously loop between the first hit of neutral attack and down tilt together at low to mid percents.
    • Buff The second hit has added offsets (0u (x2-offset), 8.0u (y2-offset), 15.0u (z2-offset)), that increases the range of the move.
  • Forward tilt:
    • Buff Forward tilt deals more damage (5%/6% (arm)/8% (arm's tip) → 8% (arm)/10% (arm's tip)) with knockback compensated (30 (base)/100 (scaling) → 48/77).
  • Up tilt:
    • Buff Up tilt's first hit has an additional hitbox.
  • Dash attack:
    • Buff Dash attack has reduced endlag (FAF 35 → 31), improving its combo potential.
  • Forward smash:
    • Buff Forward smash has altered hitbox placements (12u → 14u (close, z-offset), 22u → 24u (mid, z-offset)), improving the horizontal range of both the closest hit and the mid hit.
    • Buff Forward smash has increased knockback growth (100 → 105 (close), 100 → 110 (mid, far)).
    • Change Forward smash's charging animation has been changed to resemble its animation in Brawl.
  • Down smash:
    • Nerf Down smash only hits 3 times instead of 5, slightly reducing its overall damage output (2% (hits 1-4 base), 1.5% (hits 1-4 tip), 5% (hit 5), 13%/11% (total) → 3.5% (hits 1-2 base), 3% (hits 1-2 tip), 5% (hit 3), 12%/11% (total)).
    • Buff The side of which down smash launches opponents is no longer random, the front hits always launch in front of R.O.B. and vice versa.

Aerial attacks[edit]

  • Buff All aerials have less landing lag (12 → 7 frames (neutral), 15 → 9 frames (forward), 22 → 13 frames (back and up aerials), 21 → 12 frames (down).
  • Neutral aerial:
    • Buff Has reduced startup (18 → 14 frames).
    • Buff Deals more damage (8% (base)/6% (tip) → 9.5%/7.5%).
    • Change The sourspot hitbox now takes priority over the sweetspot hitbox. This makes the sourspot easier to land for combos, but makes the sweetspot harder to land for KOing.
  • Back aerial:
    • Change It slows down R.O.B. upon hitting a shielding opponent.
    • Buff Deals more damage (12% (base)/10% (tip)/6% (late base) → 15%/13%/9%).
      • Buff Its knockback wasn't fully compensated (32 (base knockback)/100 (knockback growth) → 41/87), improving its KO potential.
    • Buff Due to the changes to shieldstun, the move has become significantly safer on shield .
  • Up aerial:
    • Change Up aerial's final hit comes out quicker (frame 26 → 23).
      • Buff This allows the final hit to connect better with the initial hits.
      • Nerf The move's duration has been unchanged, resulting in increased endlag overall.
    • Change Up aerial's final hit has an increased hitlag multiplier (1.0x → 2.0x).
  • Down aerial:
    • Change R.O.B. faces further forward when performing his down aerial.

Throws/other attacks[edit]

  • Buff Standing grab and pivot grab have slightly reduced start-up (frame 7 → 6 (standing), frame 11 → 10 (pivot)).
  • Nerf All grabs have increased endlag (FAF 30 → 37 (standing), FAF 37 → 45 (dash), FAF 36 → 40 (pivot)).
  • Change R.O.B. has a new pummel where he headbutts the opponent. This pummel is faster, but also deals less damage (2% → 1.3%).
  • Forward throw:
    • Change R.O.B. has a new forward throw where he takes his right hand back and throws them.
    • Buff Forward throw has reduced endlag (16 frames → 12). This, combined with R.O.B.'s improved mobility, grants the move combo potential at low percentages.
  • Up throw:
    • Change Up throw rises higher during the animation.
    • Nerf Up throw has increased endlag (15 frames → 22), hindering its combo potential.
  • Down throw:
    • Change Buries opponents briefly.
      • Buff This allows for more read-based followups, including up tilts, and KO's with Up Smash, although no follow-ups are guaranteed.
      • Nerf The new, more consistent attack sacrifices the potential for early KO's that 'Beep Boop' could achieve in Smash 4, although it is still possible at low percentages or if the opponent doesn't mash out fast enough.
    • Nerf Down throw deals much less damage (10% → 5%).
    • Nerf Down throw has increased endlag (15 frames → 25).

Special Moves[edit]

  • Robo Beam
    • Buff Super Robo Beam deals significantly more damage (10% (Super Robo Beam)/17% (point-blank Super Robo Beam) → 15%/22%).
    • Buff Robo Beam overall charges much faster than before, being able to reach its fully charged state much earlier.
    • Buff Robo Beam has a larger hitbox (1.5u → 2.0u).
    • Change Robo Beam launches opponents at a lower angle (80° → 60°).
    • Change Super Robo Beam's graphic is flashier.
    • Nerf Robo Beam deals less shield damage.
  • Arm Rotor
    • Buff Arm Rotor has reduced startup lag (frame 16 → 13) and significantly reduced endlag (54 frames → 41).
    • Buff Arm Rotor is executed much faster (FAF 110~137 → FAF 86~108), improving its safety.
    • Buff Arm Rotor's multihits now use an autolink angle (120°/145°/145°/361° → 367°) and deal set knockback, allowing the hits to connect significantly more reliably.
    • Buff The final hit has a slightly larger hitbox (5.5u → 6u).
    • Nerf Akin to its Brawl counterpart, Arm Rotor has much less horizontal maneuverability on the ground.
    • Nerf Arm Rotor deals more damage per hit (1% → 1.5%), but only hits every five frames as opposed to three, reducing its overall damage output.
    • Change Arm Rotor's finishing hit animation has been altered. (Still has hitboxes in front and behind).
  • Robo Burner
    • Change R.O.B. has a gauge on his chassis that shows how much fuel he has left for Robo Burner.
    • Change Robo Burner has new particle effects.
    • Buff Robo Burner can be jump cancelled.
    • Buff Robo Burner can be cancelled immediately into an air dodge if one is available.
  • Gyro
    • Buff Gyro can be returned to its dock when in hand.
    • Buff Gyro can be jump cancelled while charging.
    • Nerf Gyro deals less shield damage.
  • Final Smash:
    • Change 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.
    • Buff This is an improvement over Super Diffusion Beam, as it is much easier to hit opponents.

Update History[edit]

R.O.B has recieved a mix of buffs and nerfs.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 1.1.0

  • Nerf Removed instant Gyro Cancelling.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2.0.0

  • Buff Arm Rotor connects more reliably.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.0.0

  • Nerf Robo Beam deals less shield damage.
  • Nerf Gyro deals less shield damage.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.1.0

  • Buff Neutral attack 1 connects into neutral attack 2 more reliably.
  • Buff Neutral attack 2 has more range.

Moveset[edit]

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

  Name Damage Description
Neutral attack   3% Two alternating hooks. Both of its hits hit on frame 3, which ties it with down tilt as R.O.B.'s fastest attack. Its first hit can be repeated by holding the attack button, and can also jab lock opponents, while the second hit is useful for spacing.
3%
Forward tilt   8% (arm), 10% (arm's tip) A lunging hook. This attack can be angled; the tip of R.O.B.'s arm is decent for spacing, beginning at 50%.
Up tilt   3% (hit 1), 5% (hit 2) Thrusts his arms upward. It is good for starting combos into itself, up smash and up aerial from low to medium percentages, or functioning as an anti-air attack. However, it has very minimal horizontal range, which forces R.O.B. to practically stand next to a grounded opponent in order to land it.
Down tilt   5% Thrusts his arms low along the ground. It hits on frame 3, which ties it with neutral attack as R.O.B.'s fastest attack. Although it has a small chance to trip opponents, its overall fast speed largely offsets this and makes it an excellent set-up option.
Dash attack   7% A double forearm club. It can be followed up with forward aerial if the opponent's reaction is read properly.
Forward smash S3 15% (base), 11.5% (middle), 6% (tip) An optical energy blast, similar to the uncharged Robo Beam. It can be angled; has very high knockback growth; and its base hitbox deals respectable damage. Altogether, these enable it to KO middleweights at 109% near the edge. Although slightly weaker, its middle hitbox is still strong enough to KO middleweights at 136% near the edge. However, its range is merely average at best, it has high ending lag and the blast's tip has extremely minimal KO potential.
Up smash   3% (hit 1), 14% (hit 2) Performs a handstand and activates his thrusters to emit a fiery blast upward. It hits on frame 10, which is somewhat fast for a smash attack. It also has deceptive horizontal range on the ground, thanks to R.O.B.'s arms having hitboxes that launch opponents into the thrusters' hitboxes, the latter of which are fairly powerful. Its base KOs middleweights at 113%, whereas its tip KOs them at 116%. Altogether, these traits make it a reliable KOing option, especially from out of shield. However, it has high ending lag.
Down smash   3.5% (hits 1 and 2), 5% (hit 3) Lowers his torso and spins it around rapidly while outstretching his arms to perform a series of discus clotheslines, similarly to Arm Rotor. It hits on frame 7, which is very fast for a smash attack. Thanks to it being a semi-spike and its last hit's very high knockback growth, it KOs at middleweights at 129% while near the edge, and is very effective for edge-guarding. However, its base hitboxes launch the opponent behind R.O.B., which means that he must face away from the edge when attempting to use this move in order to properly launch the opponent off-stage. Like forward and up smash, it also has high ending lag.
Neutral aerial AirN 9.5% (base), 7.5% (tip) Activates his thrusters to somersault and emit a fiery blast in a circular motion. Its large hitbox, very minimal landing lag and ability to auto-cancel with a short hop collectively make it very useful for spacing, approaching and starting combos. Due to it hitting on frame 18, however, it is punishable if it is not spaced properly.
Forward aerial   7% A double forearm club. It hits on frame 6, making it R.O.B.'s fastest aerial. It is also ideal for spacing when SHFF'd, has minimal landing lag and is decent for edge-guarding. However, it lacks KO potential because of its average damage output and very low base knockback. It is also R.O.B.'s only aerial that does not have a disjointed hitbox.
Back aerial Air Boosters 15% (base), 13% (middle), 9% (late base/middle) Leans forward and activates his thrusters to emit a fiery blast behind himself. Back aerial can also be used for horizontal recovery, as it slightly propels him forward and does not consume Robo Burner's fuel.
Up aerial   1.5% (hits 1 - 4), 4% (hit 5) Rapidly rotates his arms upward, ending it with an upward double forearm club. It hits on frame 7, making it R.O.B.'s second fastest aerial. It is down throw's most reliable follow-up from low to medium percentages. It is also useful for juggling and KOing, as its loop hits keep the opponent trapped reliably, whereas its last hit's extremely high knockback growth enables it to KO middleweights at 115% while near the upper blast line. It can also auto-cancel with a short hop.
Down aerial   12% (base), 11% (middle), 6% (tip) Activates his thrusters to emit a fiery blast downward. The middle portion of the blast is a powerful meteor smash, which makes it a very potent edge-guarding option, especially after an edge trump if the opponent re-grabs the edge. It can also auto-cancel with a short hop. Due to it hitting on frame 20 and having 43 frames of ending lag, it is R.O.B.'s slowest aerial. When coupled with its 12 frames of landing lag, it is punishable if it is not spaced properly and auto-canceled, though not to the same extent as in SSB4.
Grab   Clinches the opponent.
Pummel   1.3% A headbutt.
Forward throw 8% While holding the opponent in his "hand", R.O.B. pulls his arm back and then flings it forward, throwing them away.
Back throw 10% Flings the opponent behind him with both of his arms. If fully charged beforehand, Gyro can follow up from a back throw from low to mid percentages.
Up throw 12% Performs a jet-propelled reverse piledriver.
Down throw 5% R.O.B. flips the opponent over and drills them into the ground headfirst, burying them.
Floor attack (front)   7% Punches around himself while getting up.
Floor attack (back)   7% Punches in front of himself and then behind himself while getting up.
Floor attack (trip)   5% Spins his torso around to throw a low-angle hook around himself while getting up.
Edge attack   9% Swings his base forward and activates his thrusters to emit a fiery blast forward while climbing up. Dispite the appearance, it doesn't posess a flame hitbox.
Neutral special Robo Beam 7% (Uncharged Robo Beam), 11.5% (Robo Beam, point-blank), 4.5% (Robo Beam, long range), 22% (Super Robo Beam, point-blank), 15% (Super Robo Beam, long range) An optical laser with 3 different levels: Uncharged Robo Beam, Robo Beam, and Super Robo Beam. Uncharged Robo Beam is a very small energy blast instead of a laser, and can only damage opponents at point-blank range. However, it can be fired consecutively and has deceptively high knockback growth, which allow it to ward off nearby opponents. Conversely, both Robo Beam and Super Robo Beam can damage opponents from afar and ricochet, but cannot be fired consecutively. Robo Beam and Super Robo Beam also deal noticeably more damage when fired at point-blank range. It is one of R.O.B.'s options for zoning alongside Gyro, with Robo Beam being better for his neutral game, while Super Robo Beam is better for surprising opponents.

The light on R.O.B.'s head indicates the level: a dim, slow-paced pulsating glow indicates an Uncharged Robo Beam; a brighter, moderate-paced pulsating glow indicates Robo Beam; and a bright, rapid-paced pulsating glow indicates Super Robo Beam.

Side special Arm Rotor 1.5% (loop), 3% (final hit)
1.5× reflected projectile
Rapidly spins his torso around to perform a series of discus clotheslines that concludes with an uppercut. Mashing the special button extends the duration of the move. It can also reflect projectiles and move R.O.B. forward or backward while the control stick is tilted in the respective direction.
Up special Robo Burner 0% Activates his thrusters in order to fly. It grants impressive vertical and horizontal recovery distance, although R.O.B. has a set amount of fuel, indicated by the gauge in his chassis, to use in order to perform this move. Fuel is recovered over time as long as R.O.B. is grounded. This doesn't cause helplessness, allowing R.O.B. to fast fall, air dodge, or attack with any aerials or any of his other specials either through its duration or after its conclusion. R.O.B. is also immune to footstool jumps while using this move, although other characters can still jump off of him regardless. It also grants intangibility on frames 2-4, but only when performed on the ground.
Down special Gyro 6.1%-8.7% (uncharged), 7.2%-10.8% (fully charged), 5% (idle Gyro) Charges a spinning top on his base. R.O.B.'s other zoning option alongside Robo Beam, it can be picked up and thrown as an item after making contact with either the opponent or the stage. However, opponents can do the same and thus use the top against him. Only one Gyro can be active at a time, and attempting another will result in R.O.B. flailing in confusion. If R.O.B. is holding his Gyro, he will be able to charge it again. Typically, an idle Gyro deals little knockback when touched, (albeit enough to harass anyone trying to get past), but it can lock.
Final Smash Guided Robo Beam 1.2% (homing lasers), 1% (laser loop), 3% (enlarged laser loop) Re-configures his body into a cannon-like form, and begins to charge energy. During the charge, he fires smaller red lasers that home on opponents in front of him. He then unleashes the built up energy in the form of a green laser, which can be angled up or down. As the Final Smash begins to end, the laser briefly enlarges, becoming wider and more powerful.

Victory poses[edit]

  • While advancing forward, R.O.B. rotates his "hands" outward while his arms point out straight. After halting, he spins his arms in alternating directions and rotates his head 360° counterclockwise. Afterwards, he adjusts his arms to face upward, continuously raising and lowering them in a flexing gesture. R.O.B.'s head also rotates 360° clockwise after every 2 times he pumps his arms.
  • Hovers in the air, spins, and lands. He then proceeds to continuously lower and raise his arms while rotating his head.
  • Turns his head and flashes the lights in his eyes while clapping. He then proceeds to continuously clap, lowering his arms after each clap.
In the NES game Stack-Up, the first game that the R.O.B. accessory was compatible with, this track would play before starting memory mode. In this remix, a short intro is added, and the first part is repeated once.

In competitive play[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Classic Mode: Unreadable Expressions[edit]

R.O.B.'s opponents all wear masks or lack expressive faces. His boss, Galleom, fits in with the theme due to being a robot and lacking expressive face.

Round Opponent Stage Music
1 Meta Knight MetaKnightHeadSSBU.png Halberd Pink Ball Activate!
2 Dark Samus DarkSamusHeadSSBU.png Frigate Orpheon Psycho Bits
3 Mr. Game & Watch (x5) MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.pngMrGame&WatchHeadRedSSBU.pngMrGame&WatchHeadYellowSSBU.pngMrGame&WatchHeadBlueSSBU.pngMrGame&WatchHeadTealSSBU.png Flat Zone X Flat Zone
4 Wireframe Mac LittleMacHeadWireSSBU.png Boxing Ring Tunnel Theme - X-Scape
5 Wii Fit Trainer (x2) WiiFitTrainerHeadSSBU.pngWiiFitTrainerHeadMaleSSBU.png Wii Fit Studio (Battlefield form) Rhythm Boxing
6 R.O.B. (x6) Mario Bros. (Battlefield form) Stack-Up/Gyromite
Bonus Stage
Final Galleom ? Boss Battle - Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Credits roll after completing Classic Mode. Completing it as R.O.B. has Stack-Up/Gyromite accompany the credits.

Role in World of Light[edit]

Finding R.O.B. in World of Light

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.

R.O.B. was one of the many fighters that fell under Dharkon's control upon Galeem's first defeat. He can be found in the Mysterious Dimension sub-area, as the fighter closest to the entrance, standing in a floating island with scattered mechanical junk. To reach him, the player must first defeat the spirit of Redd as the answer to a trivia question ("Which of these spirits sells furniture?"), allowing access to the island he's in.

Fighter Battle[edit]

No. Image Name Type Power Stage Music
42
R.O.B. SSBU.png
R.O.B. Shield 10,500 Wrecking Crew (Ω form) Stack-Up/Gyromite


Spirits[edit]

R.O.B.'s Fighter Spirit can be obtained by completing Classic Mode. It is also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 500 coins. Unlocking R.O.B. 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, R.O.B. makes an appearance in a few Support Spirits.

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
245
Guardian.png
Guardian The Legend of Zelda series •Giant R.O.B. ROBHeadPurpleSSBU.png
Neutral
3,800 Great Plateau Tower (Ω form) N/A •The enemy has super armor and is hard to launch or make flinch
Stamina battle
•The enemy favors neutral specials
Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 Trailer BGM
290
SSBU Spirits Diggernaut.png
Diggernaut Metroid series •Giant R.O.B. ROBHeadYellowSSBU.png
Attack
3,900 The Great Cave Offensive (Battlefield form) •Item: Drill •The enemy starts the battle with a Drill
•The enemy is giant
Magmoor Caverns - Metroid: Samus Returns
388
Rob 64.png
ROB 64 Star Fox series R.O.B. ROBHeadYellowSSBU.png
Falco FalcoHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Fox FoxHeadOrangeSSBU.png
Shield
3,300 Corneria (Battlefield form) N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
Stamina battle
•Reinforcements will appear during the battle
Area 6 - Star Fox 64
392
Landmaster Spirit.png
Landmaster Star Fox series •Giant R.O.B. ROBHeadCyanSSBU.png
Neutral
4,000 Venom (Ω form) N/A •The enemy's neutral special has increased power
•The enemy is giant
Space Battleground
494
Metagross Spirit.png
Metagross Pokémon series •Metal R.O.B. ROBHeadBlueSSBU.png
Shield
4,400 Unova Pokémon League •Earthquake Stamina battle
•Periodic earthquakes will shake the stage
•The enemy is metal
Battle! (Steven)
511
RegigigasSpirit.png
Regigigas Pokémon series •Giant R.O.B. ROBHeadSSBU.png (US) ROBHeadGreySSBU.png (JP)
Attack
9,600 Brinstar Depths (Ω form) •Move Speed ↑
•Attack Power ↑
Stamina battle
•The enemy has increased attack power after a little while
•The enemy has increased move speed after a little while
Battle! (Dialga/Palkia) / Spear Pillar
537
Genesect Spirit.png
Genesect Pokémon series R.O.B. Team ROBHeadBlueSSBU.png (×4)
Shield
9,300 Prism Tower N/A •The enemy favors neutral specials
•Only certain Pokémon will emerge from Poké Balls (Genesect)
•The enemy has increased move speed
N's Castle
569
EVEe.png
EVE Earthbound series •Giant R.O.B. ROBHeadRedSSBU.png
Shield
9,700 Frigate Orpheon •Defense ↓
•Attack Power ↓
•The enemy's energy attacks have increased power
•The enemy has super armor and is hard to launch or make flinch
Stamina battle
Magicant
769
Metal Gear REX.png
Metal Gear REX Metal Gear Solid series •Metal R.O.B. ROBHeadCyanSSBU.png (×2)
Shield
9,500 Shadow Moses Island •Item: Shooting Types Stamina battle
•The enemy is metal
•The enemy starts the battle with a Steel Diver
Cavern
772
Metal Gear ZEKE Spirit.png
Metal Gear ZEKE Metal Gear Solid series R.O.B. ROBHeadCyanSSBU.png
Shield
1,900 Halberd N/A •The enemy starts the battle with a Super Scope Encounter
784
Gamma Spirit.png
Gamma Sonic the Hedgehog series R.O.B. ROBHeadRedSSBU.png
Grab
1,700 Frigate Orpheon N/A Stamina battle
•The enemy's shooting items have increased power
•The enemy starts the battle with a Ray Gun
Open Your Heart
792
Omega Spirit.png
Omega Sonic the Hedgehog series •Giant R.O.B. ROBHeadRedSSBU.png
Shield
2,200 Green Hill Zone (Battlefield form) N/A Stamina battle
•The enemy starts the battle with a Drill
•The enemy is giant
Sonic Heroes
824
Spirits gyromite.png
Gyromite R.O.B. series •Giant R.O.B. ROBHeadCyanSSBU.png (×3)
Grab
3,900 Living Room N/A •The enemy favors down specials
•The enemy is giant
Stack-Up/Gyromite
871
Auto Spirit.png
Auto Mega Man series R.O.B. ROBHeadGreenSSBU.png
Shield
3,600 Moray Towers •Item: Shooting Types •The enemy starts the battle with a Super Scope We're Robots (Dr. Wily Stage 2)
874
Drwily2.png
Wily Capsule Mega Man series •Metal R.O.B. ROBHeadPurpleSSBU.png
Grab
9,700 Wily Castle (Ω form) •Assist Trophy Enemies (Wily Capsule) Stamina battle
•Hostile assist trophies will appear
•The enemy is metal
Mega Man 2 Medley
904
Galaxyman.png
Galaxy Man Mega Man series R.O.B. ROBHeadCyanSSBU.png
Attack
2,100 Lylat Cruise •Hazard: Low Gravity
•Item: Black Hole
•Timed battle
•Gravity is reduced
•The enemy starts the battle with a Black Hole
Flash In The Dark (Dr. Wily Stage 1)
1,089
Monita.png
Monita Nintendo Land R.O.B. ROBHeadCyanSSBU.png
Neutral
3,600 Pokémon Stadium 2 •Sudden Damage •All fighters take serious damage Nintendo Land Medley
1,114
SPI-Ancient Minister.png
Ancient Minister Super Smash Bros. series R.O.B. Team (×4) (ROBHeadGreenSSBU.pngROBHeadCyanSSBU.pngROBHeadRedSSBU.pngROBHeadPurpleSSBU.png)
Neutral
9,000 Halberd •Hazard: Screen Flip •The screen will suddenly flip
•The enemy starts the battle with a Bomber
•Explosion attacks aren't as effective against the enemy
Final Destination - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
1,178
Mokka Spirit.png
Mokka Magical Vacation Series R.O.B. ROBHeadYellowSSBU.png
Shield
3,700 Great Plateau Tower •Move Speed ↓ •You have reduced move speed Attack - Soma Bringer
1,203
Mappo (GiFTPiA).png
Mappo Giftpia R.O.B. ROBHeadBlueSSBU.png
Grab
1,700 Wuhu Island •Attack Power ↑
•Move Speed ↓
•Survive until the timer runs out
•You have reduced move speed after a little while
•The enemy has increased attack power after a little while
Tomorrow's Passion
1,210
Chibi Tot Spirit.png
Chibi-Tot Chibi-Robo! series •Metal R.O.B. Team ROBHeadSSBU.png (×4) (US) ROBHeadGreySSBU.png (x4) (JP)
Grab
2,300 Gamer •Item: Blocks •The enemy is metal
•The enemy has increased move speed
Garage
1,222
Gauss Spirit.png
Warrior Mech Gauss Chōsōjū Mecha MG R.O.B. ROBHeadBlueSSBU.png
Attack
1,800 Wily Castle N/A •The enemy starts the battle with a Killing Edge
•The enemy has increased move speed
Marionation Gear
1,248
Ando Kensaku Spirit.png
Ando Kensaku And-Kensaku R.O.B. ROBHeadCyanSSBU.png
Mr. Game & Watch MrGame&WatchHeadGreenSSBU.png
Grab
2,000 PictoChat 2 (Battlefield form) •Hazard: Zap Floor •The floor is electrified
•The enemy favors side specials
PictoChat
1,320
Toy-Con VR Goggles Spirit.png
Toy-Con VR Goggles Nintendo Labo series R.O.B. ROBHeadYellowSSBU.png
Mii Gunner MiiGunnerHeadSSBU.png (Toy-Con Visor, Red Standard Outfit)
Mii Gunner MiiGunnerHeadSSBU.png (Toy-Con Visor, Blue Standard Outfit)
Shield
3,800 Gamer (Single building layout Assist Trophy Enemies (Yuri Kozukata)
Dragoon Parts
•Hostile assist trophies will appear after a little while Garage

As a minion[edit]

Spirit Battle parameters Inspiration
No. Image Name Series Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music Character
106
FawfulSpiritSSBU.png
Fawful Mario & Luigi series Iggy BowserJrHeadIggySSBU.png
R.O.B. ROBHeadGreenSSBU.png
Neutral
3,700 Prism Tower N/A Stamina battle
•The enemy starts the battle with a Rocket Belt
The Grand Finale Fawful's Vacuum Helmet
567
Lloyd.png
Lloyd Earthbound series Villager VillagerHeadCyanSSBU.png
R.O.B. ROBHeadRedSSBU.png
Grab
9,200 Magicant Bob-omb Festival •Defeat the main fighter to win
•Bob-ombs will rain from the sky after a little while
Stamina battle
Bein' Friends EVE
599
Mr EAD Spirit.png
Mr. EAD F-Zero series •Giant Wario WarioHeadRedSSBU.png
R.O.B. ROBHeadBlueSSBU.png
Shield
3,800 Big Blue N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•The enemy's dash attacks have increased power
•The enemy can deal damage by dashing into you
Brain Cleaner Great Star
736
Dr Crygor.png
Dr. Crygor WarioWare series Dr. Mario DrMarioHeadBlueSSBU.png
R.O.B. ROBHeadBlueSSBU.png
Wario WarioHeadGreenSSBU.png
Grab
3,400 WarioWare, Inc. N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win Mike's Song Mike
752
Halemmerich.png
Hal Emmerich Metal Gear Solid series Dr. Mario DrMarioHeadBlackSSBU.png
•Giant Metal R.O.B. ROBHeadCyanSSBU.png
Shield
4,500 Prism Tower N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•The enemy tends to avoid conflict
•The enemy is metal
Yell "Dead Cell" Metal Gear REX
767
Paz Spirits.png
Paz Ortega Andrade Metal Gear Solid series Villager VillagerHeadGreenSSBU.png
R.O.B. ROBHeadCyanSSBU.png
Shield
3,500 Gaur Plain (Battlefield form) •Bob-omb Festival •Bob-ombs will rain from the sky after a little while
•The enemy is giant
Main Theme - METAL GEAR SOLID PEACE WALKER Metal Gear ZEKE
768
Strangelove.PNG
Strangelove Metal Gear Solid series Bayonetta BayonettaHeadWhiteSSBU.png
•Metal R.O.B. ROBHeadCyanSSBU.png
Grab
1,600 Midgar (Battlefield form) N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•Reinforcements will appear during the battle
•The enemy is metal
Main Theme - METAL GEAR SOLID PEACE WALKER Peace Walker
913
Megamanlegends.png
Tron Bonne Mega Man Legends series Wendy BowserJrHeadWendySSBU.png
•Tiny R.O.B. ROBHeadYellowSSBU.png (×2)
Grab
3,600 Wuhu Island (Talon Rock) N/A •Take your strongest team into this no-frills battle We're Robots (Dr. Wily Stage 2) Servbots
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 Skell
1,209
Drake Redcrest.png
Drake Redcrest Chibi-Robo! series Captain Falcon CaptainFalconHeadWhiteSSBU.png
•Tiny Metal R.O.B. ROBHeadCyanSSBU.png
Neutral
1,700 Living Room N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•The enemy's neutral special has increased power
•The enemy loves to taunt
ST01: Roll Out, Wonderful 100! Chibi-Robo

Alternate costumes[edit]

As in SSB4, R.OB.’s default costume switches between the 1st and 2nd costumes listed here depending on the language the game is set to. The Famicom colors are the default if the language is set to Japanese, Korean, or Chinese, while the NES colors are the default color if the language is set to English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch or Russian.

R.O.B. Palette (SSBU).png
ROBHeadSSBU.png ROBHeadGreySSBU.png ROBHeadYellowSSBU.png ROBHeadPurpleSSBU.png ROBHeadBlueSSBU.png ROBHeadGreenSSBU.png ROBHeadCyanSSBU.png ROBHeadRedSSBU.png

Gallery[edit]

Character Showcase Video[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Regiggas ROB Japan.jpgRegiggas ROB USA.jpg
Magnify-clip.pngMagnify-clip.png
A comparison of Regigigas Spirit battle in the
Japanese release (left) vs. the international release
(right), showing the difference between
regions on R.O.B.'s default costumes.
  • 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 his/her 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 four characters to have appeared since Brawl to have a different Final Smash across every installment; the other three are Pit, Zero Suit Samus, and King Dedede.
    • Coincidentally, all four are Brawl newcomers.
  • R.O.B., Cloud and Ice Climbers are the only fighters that cannot receive a series bonus since they don't have any primary spirits from their own series.
  • Since R.O.B.’s spirit battles involving either his Famicom or his NES colors use whichever one is not the default in that version, he is technically one of the characters that can use a default costume in spirit battles, the others being Mr. Game & Watch, Bowser Jr., Yoshi, Peach, Mario, Luigi, Inkling, Robin and Joker.
  • R.O.B.'s NES color scheme is the only one which bears the NES' base sticker which reads "Robotic Operating Buddy"; all other palettes bear the Famicom base sticker, which reads "Family Computer Robot". Famicom is short for "Family Computer."


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