Ridley Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guide - Unlock, Moves, Changes, Ridley Alternate Costumes, Final Smash

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Full Character Roster, plus guides on every fighter in the game, covering changes, moves and alternate outfits.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate includes the largest roster of characters yet. There are returning favorites as well as some brand new characters. One of these new characters is Ridley, from the Metroid series. He comes packed with powerful special attacks, and a seriously awesome looking amiibo. In this guide we'll break down everything you need to know about Ridley in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, from his moves set to his ultimate final smash ability.

For details on the rest of the Super Smash Bros Ultimate Roster, head over to our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Characters Guide. You'll find an ever-growing list of in-depth character guides, covering moves, outfits and all the new changes that the Nintendo Switch game brings with it.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ridley Guide

One of the coolest announcements to come out of Nintendo's E3 2018 Treehouse event was that Metroid villain Ridley would be coming to Super Smash Bros Ultimate. He's quite the beast, standing larger than almost every other character. Ridley is sure to be the new favorite fighter for a ton of players, so we've gathered together everything we know about the character so far. This includes moveset, Final Smash, as well as the details on the amiibo figure.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ridley Tips

Ridley is a new character to Super Smash Bros Ultimate. They're a pretty difficult fighter to play as, given their huge size and slow movement. You'll be focusing on aerial domination and edge guarding. To help you get better, we've listed some helpful tips below:

  • Edge guarding is very easy as Ridley.
  • Side B will drag the opponent all of the way to the edge.
  • Stay in the air as much as possible.
  • Pivot grab has crazy range.
  • Ridley has an extremely large hitbox, so play safe.
  • Grab break shields and then start aerial combos.

Ridley Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash

We've detailed all of Ridley's Special Moves in the table below. You'll find info on how to perform all of Ridley's special moves and Final Smash.

Special Move ControlsSpecial TypeSpecial Move Name
BNeutral SpecialPlasma Breath
Left Stick Left/Right + BSide SpecialSpace Pirate Rush
Left Stick Up + BUp SpecialWing Blitz
Left Stick Down + BDown SpecialSkewer
B when FS Meter is FullFinal SmashPlasma Scream

For a look at the first Super Smash Bros DLC Fighter, be sure to head to our Super Smash Bros Joker Guide. It's where you'll find details on the Joker release date, amiibo, and more.

How to Unlock Ridley in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Unlike previous Smash games, fighters are unlocked in the same way for all, rather than character-specific challenges. This means that while it can be a bit of a grind, all you need to do is play the game naturally and you’ll eventually unlock all of the characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ve listed the three ways you can unlock characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate below:

  • Playing the World of Light single-player mode.
  • Completing Classic Mode with a character.
  • Playing the ‘Challenger Approaches’ fights that appear regularly, you will need to win them.

The fastest method involves triggering the Challenger Fights by reloading the game regularly. We’ve listed the method below:

  • Quit to the home screen and Restart the game.
  • Create a match with a custom rule set.
  • Make sure the match is 1 minute long, or 1 stock if you'd prefer.
  • After finishing the match (you can win or lose) you will offered a new Challenger Fight.
  • You'll need to win the Challenger fight
  • Repeat.

For more info on unlocking characters using the modes listed above, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Character Unlock Guide .

Ridley Final Smash in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

With every new character comes a new Final Smash special move, and Ridley's is a real powerhouse. He hits his enemy into space, where they are then ploughed down by Samus' space-craft. After being reduced to a mere fly on a windshield, the enemy is then blown apart by one of Ridley's energy beams. It's an awesome sight to behold, and is clearly going to be one of the most spectacular attacks in the game.

Ridley Alternate Costumes in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Ridley Alternate Costumes

Ridley, like all the other characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, has a variety of alternate costumes. We've pictured them all for you in the image above. These are all available once you unlock Ridley as a playable character.

Ridley amiibo Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Somehow managing to make the Ridley reveal even cooler is the news that the dragon character will be getting its own amiibo. You can see it pictured below, in all its glory. The Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ridley amiibo will launch December 7, 2018, alongside the game.

That's everything we know about Ridley in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We'll be updating this guide as we learn more, so stay tuned for further details. For everything else on the game, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides hub. You'll find every trailer, what new stages we'll see, a full character roster, and more.

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