Ike Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guide - Unlock, Moves, Changes, Ike 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.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is the latest entry into the long-running fighting game franchise. It comes packed to the gills with content, over 74 fighters are included at launch, with even more set to arrive via DLC, and as with any new Smash Bros game, there’s been some changes to the way most of the characters handle, so your favorite might not be your favorite any longer. To help you get back into the swing of things, and to help those coming to the series for the first time, we’ve been busy putting together character guides for all 74 fighters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. This Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ike Guide covers Ike. Specifically, the changes that have been made since his last appearance. We’ll take a look at Ike’s Final Smash, Alternate Costumes and provide some screens of him in action as well.

For info on every other character in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, you can head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide. You’ll find an ever-growing list of character profiles, as well as a full roster list.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ike Guide

Ike is back for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, having last appeared in SSB4. Ike also featured in Super Smash Bros Brawl on the Wii, though he’s changed a heck of a lot since then. We’ve detailed everything you need to know, below:

Ike Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash

You can find a full list of Ike’s moves in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate just below. There’s also Ike’s Final Smash move, called Great Aether.

Special Move ControlsSpecial TypeSpecial Move Name
BNeutral SpecialEruption
Left Stick Left/Right + BGreen MissileQuick Draw
Left Stick Up + BUp SpecialAether
Left Stick Down + BDown SpecialCounter
B when FS Meter is FullFinal SmashGreat Aether

How to Unlock Ike 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 Ike Changes

As with all of the fighters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Ike has been through a number of changes since his last appearance. This includes tweaks to his design, moveset and Final Smash. We’ve listed all of the Ike changes we’ve noticed in Super Smash Bros Ultimate so far, below:

  • Several of Ike’s animations have been tweaked including idle, victory, jumpsquat, and Eruption.
  • Speaking of Eruption, there are now big twisting flames that are spawned while charging.
  • Down Smash deals more damage.
  • Dashes are faster.
  • Final Smash is faster.
  • Quick Draw takes less time to fully charge.
  • Less landing lag when completing all aerial attacks.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ike Alternate Costumes

Ike Alternate Costumes

Ike has some pretty interesting Alternate Costumes that players can choose from before starting a match. There’s one based on his design in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, and the rest are color variations. There’s purple, red, orange, green, blue and brown variants of his default outfit. You can check out the Radiant Dawn outfit in the image above.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ike Final Smash

There have been some slight changes to Ike’s Final Smash. He still uses Great Aether in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, but it plays out a little differently than it does in SSB4. You can check out the new visual effects that accompany the Final Smash in the trailer embedded above.

That’s all the details we know about Ike in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ll be updating this guide with more details as we get them. For more info on other aspects of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, head over to our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Guides hub. There’s trailers, a look at the Ridley amiibo, and more.

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