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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.
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.
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:
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 Controls||Special Type||Special Move Name|
|B||Neutral Special||Plasma Breath|
|Left Stick Left/Right + B||Side Special||Space Pirate Rush|
|Left Stick Up + B||Up Special||Wing Blitz|
|Left Stick Down + B||Down Special||Skewer|
|B when FS Meter is Full||Final Smash||Plasma Scream|
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:
The fastest method involves triggering the Challenger Fights by reloading the game regularly. We’ve listed the method below:
For more info on unlocking characters using the modes listed above, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Character Unlock Guide .
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, 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.
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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