Zero Suit Samus (SSBU)
Zero Suit Samus (ゼロスーツサムス, Zero Suit Samus) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, officially confirmed on June 12th, 2018. Once again, Zero Suit Samus is unconnected to the standard playable Samus, although she temporarily transforms into the latter during her Final Smash. Zero Suit Samus is classified as fighter #29.
How to unlock
Complete one of the following:
With the exception of the third method, Zero Suit Samus must then be defeated on Brinstar.
Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4
Having been considered a dominating top-tier character throughout the lifetime of SSB4, Zero Suit Samus has received a mixture of buffs and nerfs in the transition to Ultimate, being nerfed overall. Her most notable nerf is that her throw combo potential has been reduced in a similar manner to Mario. This consequently makes it more difficult to capitalize on her punish game. Furthermore, nerfs to her forward smash, and the reduction of forward aerial's knockback weaken her already poor KO potential. Nonetheless, many of her fundamentals have been rebalanced and buffed in many cases; her already excellent mobility has been enhanced further (now possessing the fastest initial dash in the game), while some attacks such as down tilt possibly lay the foundation for new combos. While she remains a high-risk, high-reward character, Zero Suit Samus' learning curve is higher than in SSB4, with her combos and punishes being more difficult to use and her reward being less fundamentally overpowering than in SSB4. Nonetheless, ZSS remains a successful character in tournaments, particularly in Japan under Choco; however, her representation in North America has been below average despite finding success under players such as Marss and Choco.
In competitive play
Classic Mode: Grapplers! Whips! Claws!
Zero Suit Samus's opponents are characters who use tether recoveries.
Role in World of Light
Although Zero Suit Samus does not appear in the World of Light opening cutscene, she was vaporized and later imprisoned alongside the rest of the fighters (sans Kirby) when Galeem unleashed his beams of light. Zero Suit Samus' awakening battle is separate from that of Samus, who is vaporized in the opening cutscene.
Zero Suit Samus can be found and awakened in the upper-right volcanic area in the World of Light after defeating the Metroid spirit.
Zero Suit Samus's Fighter Spirit can be obtained by completing Classic Mode. It is also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 500 coins. Unlocking Zero Suit Samus in World of Light allows the player to preview the 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.
Character Showcase Video
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