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Nintendo is pulling out all of the stops for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. There are over 800 audio tracks, hundreds of stages, and a bigger roster of fighters than any of the previous games. Every character that has featured in the series so far is back for Ultimate, alongside some new faces. To help you get up to speed, we’ve been putting together character guides for each of them. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Bowser Jr Guide, we’ll be taking a look at Bowser Jr. This means detailing the changes that have been made since their last outing, as well as some info on Alternate Costumes and Final Smash.
For more on Super Smash Bros Ultimate, you can head over to our Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide. It’s got an ever-growing list of guides on every character in the game. We add them in regularly, so it’s definitely worth checking back to see if we’ve covered your favorite fighter yet.
Bowser Jr returns for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, having last appeared in SSB4. There have been a few changes since then, mainly to the design and facial expressions of both Bowser Jr and the Junior Clown Car. We’ve included some key info below:
Bowser Jr is one of the more annoying fighters to play against in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In the table below, you can find a complete moves list for Bowser Jr.
|Special Move Controls||Special Type||Special Move Name|
|B||Neutral Special||Clown Cannon|
|Left Stick Left/Right + B||Green Missile||Clown Kart Dash|
|Left Stick Up + B||Up Special||Abandon Ship|
|Left Stick Down + B||Down Special||Mechakoopa|
|B when FS Meter is Full||Final Smash||Shadow Mario Paint|
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 .
There have been a number of changes to Bowser Jr since their appearance in SSB4. These range from moveset tweaks, to rebalancing of damage output. We’ve listed all of the changes to Bowser Jr that we’ve noticed below.
Bowser Jr has some pretty awesome Alternate Costumes. Instead of being simple color swaps like the majority of character costumes, players can actually play as each of the Koopalings when selecting Bowser Jr. This includes Lemmy, Wendy, Roy, Morton, Iggy and Ludwig. You can check out Roy in the image embedded above.
Bowser Jr uses Shadow Mario Paint as his Final Smash in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Not much has changed since the move was last used in SSB4, though it does appear to be much shorter in duration. You can see Shadow Mario Paint in the trailer embedded above.
That’s everything we know about Bowser Jr in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ll be adding more info as we get it, but in the meantime you can head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides Hub for more info on the game.
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