Upon hearing the news that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would see the return of every single Smash fighter in the series history, we figured it’d be good to start putting together guides on each one. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Diddy Kong Guide, we’ll detail everything there is to know about Diddy Kong. We’ll look into the changes that have been made since his last appearance, what his Final Smash is this time, and also what Alternate Costumes are available for Diddy Kong.
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.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Diddy Kong Guide
Diddy Kong is back for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, having last appeared in SSB4. He also appeared in Brawl, though things have changed a fair bit since then. To help you get reacquainted with Diddy Kong we’ve collected some key info below:
Diddy Kong Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash
Throughout the table below, you can find a list of Diddy Kong’s moves in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. There’s also Diddy Kong’s Final Smash move, called Hyper Rocketbarrel, where he takes off around the screen.
|Special Move Controls||Special Type||Special Move Name|
|B||Neutral Special||Peanut Popgun|
|Left Stick Left/Right + B||Green Missile||Monkey Flip|
|Left Stick Up + B||Up Special||Rocketbarrel Boost|
|Left Stick Down + B||Down Special||Banana Peel|
|B when FS Meter is Full||Final Smash||Hyper Rocketbarrel|
How to Unlock Diddy Kong 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
For more info on unlocking characters using the modes listed above, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Character Unlock Guide .
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Diddy Kong Changes
Diddy Kong handles a little differently this time around. There have been a number of changes since his last appearance, with subtle tweaks being made to the majority of his moveset. He’s also got a brand new Final Smash to use. Let’s take a look at what changes have been made since SSB4.
- Dash is faster
- Several animations have been altered including Banana Peel, jumpsquat, and Neutral Attack.
- Diddy has a new Final Smash, more on that later.
- Facial animations are more expressive.
- Diddy Kong is no longer a starter and must be unlocked before use.
- The Banana Peel attack has more range.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Diddy Kong Alternate Costumes
Much like the rest of the Super Smash Bros Ultimate roster, Diddy Kong has a few Alternate Costumes for players to choose from. They are mostly color swaps of his hat and tee shirt in yellow, pink, purple, green, blue, and light blue. There’s also a Diddy variant that has black fur, which is shown in the image embedded above.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Diddy Kong Final Smash
Diddy Kong has a brand new Final Smash in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. It’s called Hyper Rocketbarrell. It is slightly different to his previous Final Smash, in that he dons a jetpack and zooms around the stage bumping into his opponents. He then does a targeted punch and lands.
That’s everything we know about Diddy Kong 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.