Support spirits are a type of spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. A spirit team can include up to three support spirits, depending on the number of slots provided by the primary spirit and the number of slots occupied by each support spirit.
Primary spirits provide a number of slots for support spirits, ranging from 0 to 3. Each support spirit occupies anywhere from 1 to 3 slots.
Support spirits have skills, which provide positive effects to the equipped fighter. These skills include boosting certain kinds of attacks, starting the battle equipped with a certain item, granting immunity to certain hazards and status effects, and more. Spirits with more powerful skills typically require more support spirit slots.
Support spirits do not normally have types like primary spirits do; however, in spirit battles, the opposing spirit is always assigned a type, even if it is a support spirit, and the puppet fighters experience type effectiveness accordingly.
If a spirit team has two support spirits that start the battle with a held item, the player will only start with the item indicated by the support spirit in the earlier slot. In battles with stocks (such as in Smash mode), having a second item spirit will grant the item on the second stock.
List of support spirits