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

Duck Hunt Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guide - Unlock, Moves, Changes, Duck Hunt 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.

Duck Hunt returns for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. It’s an odd fighter, with a duck and a dog teaming up for long-range attacks and an awesome NES - themed Final Smash. As with all of the returning characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Duck Hunt has gone through some changes since its last appearance. To get you up to speed, we’ve highlighted the changes that have been made in this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Duck Hunt Guide. We’ll also take a look at the Alternate Costumes and Final Smash.

For more on every single fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide. You'll find breakdowns of all of the other characters, a look at the new additions to the game, and more.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Duck Hunt Guide

Duck Hunt returns for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, having last appeared in SSB4. It’s a seriously weird fighter but can be a lot of fun to use. We’ve detailed everything you need to know about Duck Hunt in this guide.

Duck Hunt Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash

The bird and the dog come in one complete package in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, although they’re far from the only pair of fighters in the game. In the table below, you can find a complete moves list for the Duck Hunt duo in the game.

Special Move ControlsSpecial TypeSpecial Move Name
BNeutral SpecialTrick Shot
Left Stick Left/Right + BGreen MissileClay Shooting
Left Stick Up + BUp SpecialDuck Jump
Left Stick Down + BDown SpecialWild Gunman
B when FS Meter is FullFinal SmashNES Zapper Posse

How to Unlock Duck Hunt 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 .

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Duck Hunt Changes

There have been a number of changes made to Duck Hunt since SSB4. There are new animations, slight changes to Final Smash, and rebalancing of the moveset as a whole. We’ve listed all of the changes that we’ve noticed below:

  • Several animations have been altered including jumpsquat, Neutral attack, Forward aerial, and Clay Shooting.
  • Down smash deals more knockback.
  • Wild Gunman deal more damage.
  • Neutral attack is faster

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Duck Hunt Alternate Costumes

Duck Hunt Duo Alternate Costumes

Duck Hunt comes with several Alternate Costumes for players to choose from. They each change the color of the dog and the duck. Here are all of the options:

  • Black dog/green duck
  • Brown dog/brown duck
  • Light brown dog/black duck
  • Dalmation/ orange duck
  • Yellow dog/green duck
  • Dark brown dog/ black duck

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Duck Hunt Final Smash

Duck Hunt uses NES Zapper Posse as its Final Smash. It involves summoning several characters from NES Zapper games. The shooter posse lines up and takes out opponents and then knocks them offscreen.

That’s everything we know about Duck Hunt in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ll add more info as we learn more about the character. You can head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate guide hub in the meantime for more general details on the game, like what the Ridley amiibo looks like, what stages are in the game, and more.

Jake Green

Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who is still very much new to all of this. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and playing wonderfully silly VR games. He has an unhealthy obsession with Mega Man, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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