Super Smash Bros Ultimate is set to bring the largest roster we’ve seen in the series yet. It will feature every fighter from all previous Smash Bros games, as well as some new characters like Ridley and Inkling. With all of those characters to choose from, we figured we’d put together a guide on each, highlighting what’s changed since their last appearance, what the final smash is this time around, and what to expect in terms of alternate costumes. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Lucas Guide, we’ll be detailing Lucas. Specifically, we’ll be looking at the changes that have been made since his last appearance, what his Final Smash is, and what Alternate Costumes you can select.
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Lucas Guide
Lucas is back for Super Smash Ultimate, having last appeared in SSB4. He also appeared in Brawl, where he made his series debut. To help you get back into the swing of things, or to give you enough info to consider Lucas as a viable fighter, we’ve collected some key info below.
Lucas Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash
In the table listed out below, you can find a complete list of Lucas’ moves in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The final entry is the Final Smash move for Lucas, where a nice doggo joins in the fight.
|Special Move Controls||Special Type||Special Move Name|
|B||Neutral Special||PK Freeze|
|Left Stick Left/Right + B||Green Missile||PK Ice|
|Left Stick Up + B||Up Special||PK Thunder|
|Left Stick Down + B||Down Special||PSI Magnet|
|B when FS Meter is Full||Final Smash||PK Starstorm|
How to Unlock Lucas 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 Lucas Changes
Lucas has gone through a number of changes since his last appearance. This means new animations, moves, and alterations to his Final Smash. We’ve pulled together all of the changes we’ve noticed so far below:
- Several animations have been changed including idle, PK Fire, jumpsquat,, Dash, and grab.
- New Forward Grab
- Final Smash has been altered slightly, more on that later.
- Victory theme is different.
- PK Fire deals more damage.
- PSI Magnet now resembles its Mother 3 design.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Lucas Alternate Costumes
Lucas has a number of selectable Alternate Costumes in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. They are color swaps of his striped t shirt, then a green and a purple t shirt as well. There’s a grey variant that you can view in the image embedded above.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Lucas Final Smash
Lucas’ Final Smash has been changed slightly for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. It’s still called PK Starfire, but the meteors now move towards the center of the stage. He is assisted by Boney and Kumatora, and the move as a whole resembles its Brawl version more closely. You can see PK Starfire in action in the video embedded above.
That’s everything we know about Lucas in Super Smash Bros Ultimate so far. Be sure to check back regularly, as we’ll be adding in more info on Peach as it gets released. For more details on the game as a whole, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides Hub.