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

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Great news Nintendo fans, Super Smash Bros Ultimate features every single fighter from previous games, alongside some brand new ones as well. There’s an intriguing new single-player mode, and a revamped sticker system called Spirits. As with every new Smash game, there have been plenty of changes to the way the majority of the characters handle. To help make sure you can start using your favorite character as quickly as possible, we’ve been building character guides for all of the fighters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. This guide covers Ganondorf, the baddest boy in the whole of Hyrule. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ganondorf Guide, we’ll be taking a look at the changes since the last appearance, highlighting some moves, detailing what the alternate costumes are, and more.

For more on every single fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide. You'll find an ever-growing list of guides on all of the characters in the game, so keep checking back in to see if your favorite fighter has been covered.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ganondorf Guide

Ganondorf is back for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, though he did appear in SSB4 as well. There have been some changes this time around, but he’s still a formidable fighter that can be tricky to pin down. We’ve detailed all you need to know about Ganondorf in Super Smash Bros Ultimate below:

Ganondorf Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash

The big bad of the Legend of Zelda series, you can find Ganondorf’s full moves list just below. There’s also Ganon, The Demon King, the huge Final Smash move for the villain.

Special Move ControlsSpecial TypeSpecial Move Name
BNeutral SpecialWarlock Punch
Left Stick Left/Right + BGreen MissileFlame Punch
Left Stick Up + BUp SpecialDark Dive
Left Stick Down + BDown SpecialWizard’s Foot
B when FS Meter is FullFinal SmashGanon, the Demon King

How to Unlock Ganondorf 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 Ganondorf Changes

Just like the majority of the Super Smash Bros Ultimate roster, Ganondorf has gone through a number of changes since his last appearance. They include updates to animations, different lag for certain moves, and a new approach to his Final Smash. We’ve listed the Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ganondorf Changes below:

  • Many of Ganondorf’s animations have been altered, including victory animations, dash, running, jumps, and Up Aerial.
  • Ganondorf has a new Up Smash
  • He also has a new Forward Smash
  • New Down Smash
  • Final Smash has been changed slightly (details below)
  • Grounded Flame Choke does more damage
  • Warlock Punch deals more damage
  • Pummel is faster but deals less damage

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ganondorf Alternate Outfits

Ganondorf Alternate Costumes

Ganondorf has a few variants that you can choose to stand out from the crowd a bit. They mostly offer slightly different color palettes, so nothing too special. There’s a regular, pink cape, blue cape, green cape, purple cape, pink cape/armor, blue face, Dark armor. These alternate costumes are identical to his Wii U appearances, but we’ll be adding screens below once we have our hands on the game.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ganondorf Final Smash

Ganondorf’s Final Smash has been changed for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. It is still Beast Ganon, but instead of the all-fours version used last time, it is the one standing on two legs. This is similar to his look in Ocarina of Time, with the Triforce of Power lighting up on his hand.

That’s all the info we have on Ganondorf in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ll be adding more info as we get it, so keep checking back for more updates. In the meantime, you can learn more about Super Smash Bros Ultimate by visiting our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides Hub. It’s got info on the new Ridley amiibo, modes, and more.

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