Villager (SSBU)

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This article is about Villager's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For the character in other contexts, see Villager.
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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Universe Animal Crossing
Other Smash Bros. appearance in SSB4

Availability Unlockable
Final Smash Dream Home
This fighter attacks using skills from daily life in the village, such as planting, growing, and cutting down trees. They can also use items like nets, slingshots, and turnips. The Villager can also put items or incoming projectiles in a pocket to use later.
Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site

Villager (むらびと, Murabito) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, officially confirmed on June 12th, 2018. Villager is classified as fighter #45.

How to unlock[edit]

Complete one of the following:

With the exception of the third method, Villager must then be defeated on Smashville.

Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Villager received a mix of buffs and nerfs. One of Villager's biggest buffs was the changes with Pocket, which not only can store items indefinitely, but also allows Villager to act faster after pocketing an item. Villager's aerials have also mostly been buffed, with all of them having less landing lag, forward and backward aerials dealing higher knockback, and down aerial now spiking regardless of the number of turnips. However, most of Villager's tilts and smash attacks have been nerfed, with most of them having more ending lag and less knockback, and helium for Balloon Trip now takes longer to recharge, which worsens Villager's recovery and allows opponents to edgeguard much more easily.


  • Change As with all veterans returning from SSB4, Villager's model features a more subdued color scheme. All costumes’ clothing features subtle detailing.
    • Change The 7th and 8th Villager skins now have darker skin.
  • Change Clothing such as Villager's shorts have more movement while fighting.
  • Change Villager now faces more towards the screen like many other characters. Several animations, particularly those relating to walking and dashing, have been altered as a result.
  • Change Villager now blinks during the clapping animation on the results screen.


  • Buff Like all characters, Villager's jumpsquat animation now only takes three frames to complete (down from 5).
  • Change Villager is lighter, worsening survivability but makes Villager less susceptible to combos.
  • Buff Villager dashes faster.

Ground attacks[edit]

  • Buff Villager now has a neutral infinite and a finisher, a straight jab.
  • Buff Dash attack has less startup (13 → 9) and ending lag (FAF 55 → 45)
  • Change Dash attack has less knockback
  • Nerf Forward tilt has noticeably less knockback, now being incapable of KOing.
  • Change Forward smash's bowling ball now lingers for a moment after landing on the ground.
  • Nerf Forward smash has slightly less knockback.
  • Buff Up tilt has less ending lag (FAF 50 → 48)
  • Nerf Up tilt has less range.
  • Buff Down tilt's sweetspot can now hit aerial opponents.
  • Change Down tilt now has a small patch of dirt underneath the weed before Villager pulls it from the ground.
  • Nerf Down tilt has more ending lag (FAF 35 → 38)
  • Nerf Down tilt's sweetspot deals less damage (13% → 12%)
  • Nerf Down smash is now unable to jab lock removing Villager’s infinite combo.
  • Nerf Down smash has more ending lag (FAF 48 → 50)

Aerial attacks[edit]

  • Buff All aerials have less landing lag. (14 → 9 (Nair), 23 → 15 (Fair), 23 → 15 (Bair), 15 → 13 (Uair), 15 → 13 (Dair).
  • Change Forward and back aerials' pellets now arc downwards.
    • Buff Forward and back aerials also have higher base knockback.
  • Buff Down aerial will now always meteor smash, regardless of how many turnips are used, greatly increasing its reliability.
  • Nerf Down aerial has more startup lag. (Frame 8 → 14)

Throws/other attacks[edit]

  • Change Villager now has a shocked expression when missing a grab.
  • Buff Grab has significantly reduced ending lag (FAF 56 → 44).
  • Buff Grab can now pocket items.
  • Buff Edge attack has greater range.
  • Change Up throw has less knockback
  • Change Down throw has more base knockback, but lower knockback growth.

Special Moves[edit]

  • Buff Pocketed projectiles no longer vanish after 30 seconds and can be kept indefinitely.
    • Buff Additionally, after catching a projectile with Pocket, Villager can act faster.
    • Change While Villager has a pocketed item or projectile, the item/projectile will appear in a display above the damage meter, making Pocket easier to use but also allowing opponents to know what item is pocketed.
  • Nerf Balloon Trip recharges helium slower, and if the helium is low enough it will only spawn one balloon instead of two, slowing Villager's ascent and making him more susceptible to edgeguarding.
  • Buff Timber now bounces once on the ground before disappearing.
  • Buff Timber deals more damage.
  • Change Just like down tilt, Timber now has a patch of dirt underneath the sapling in the move's first stage.
  • Change Dream Home now has the house rotate while Tom Nook, Timmy and Tommy build it. Tom Nook also throws furniture into the building more rapidly.
  • Change Dream Home has a longer pause before the final explosion.

Update History[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 1.2.0

  • Buff Dream Home now grants Villager invulnerability after the last hit.
  • Change Created glitch where if Villager Pockets Isabelle's slingshot from a Pocket, the game will crash.

Classic Mode: Mistake to Underestimate[edit]

Villager fights against characters who appear unsuited for battle, such as Isabelle and Wii Fit Trainer. This is likely a reference to the similar reason for Villager’s removal from Brawl.[1]

Round Opponent Stage Music Notes
1 6 Villagers Town and City Plaza / Title Theme - Animal Crossing: City Folk / Animal Crossing: Wild World
2 Pokémon Trainer Saffron City Road to Viridian City - Pokémon Red / Pokémon Blue
3 Ness and Lucas Onett Onett Theme / Winters Theme
4 Dr. Mario New Donk City Hall New Donk City
5 2 Wii Fit Trainers Wii Fit Studio Main Menu - Wii Fit
6 Isabelle Smashville Title Theme - Animal Crossing
Bonus Stage
Final Master Hand Final Destination Master Hand On intensity 7.0 and higher, Crazy Hand fights alongside Master Hand, and the track Master Hand / Crazy Hand plays during the battle.

Role in World of Light[edit]

The default male Villager was among the fighters that were summoned to fight against the army of Master Hands. He was also present when Galeem unleashed its beams of light. He is seen panicking alongside Duck Hunt and a composed Wii Fit Trainer. He was vaporized and placed under Galeem's imprisonment along with the rest of the fighters, excluding Kirby.

During the mode itself, the default male Villager can be unlocked early on shortly after rescuing Mario, where the player arrives at a crossroads and has the choice to rescue him, Marth or Sheik. If one of the others is rescued first, Villager's path will be blocked by a force field created by Master Hand, which will disappear upon defeating a boss or can be circumvented by looping back to the other side.


Villager's Fighter Spirits can be obtained by completing Classic Mode. They also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 500 coins. Unlocking Villager in World of Light allows the player to preview the first spirit below in the Spirit List under the name "???". As Fighter Spirits, they cannot be used in Spirit Battles and are purely aesthetic. Each Fighter Spirit has an alternate version that replaces them with their artwork in Ultimate.

Alternate costumes[edit]

Villager Palette (SSBU).png
VillagerHeadSSBU.png VillagerHeadPinkSSBU.png VillagerHeadYellowSSBU.png VillagerHeadGreenSSBU.png VillagerHeadCyanSSBU.png VillagerHeadBlueSSBU.png VillagerHeadPurpleSSBU.png VillagerHeadChartreuseSSBU.png


Character Showcase Video[edit]


  • Villager is the only SSB4 newcomer to appear on the game's boxart.
  • In the E3 demo of the game, Villager's portrait, strangely, used his in-game model as opposed to the render made for the final game. This was also the case with Link, Mario and Pikachu. This has since been fixed.
  • In the demo for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Villager's 7th and 8th costumes had a light skin tone, just like in SSB4. However, in the final game, the skin was changed to be a darker tone.
  • In Spanish, German, French, and Italian, the voice clip from the announcer on the victory screen is slightly different from the one used on the character select screen, instead featuring a noticeable translation of "the" ("el Aldeano"/"la Aldeana", "der Bewohner"/"die Bewohnerin", "l'Habitant"/"l'Habitante", "le Villageois"/"la Villageoise", and "l'Abitante"). This trait is shared with Wii Fit Trainer, Inkling, Pokémon Trainer, and the Mii Fighters.


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