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Meta Knight Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guide - Unlock, Moves, Changes, Meta Knight 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.

Guide by Jake Green, Hirun Cryer, and Tom Orry, .

Super Smash Bros Ultimate packs in more fighters than any game in the series so far. There’s 74 proper characters, as well as some Echo Fighters chucked in for good measure. And with every new Smash game, there are always gameplay tweaks, as well as alterations to the way the majority of the fighters handle. To help you get settled in with the new systems, we figured it would be good to put together guides for each of the characters. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Meta Knight Guide, we’ll be taking a look at Meta Knight’s appearance in Ultimate. We’ll go through the changes since last appearance, Final Smash, and Alternate Outfits as well.

For a look at the other fighters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate you can head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters hub. There’s an ever-growing list of guides on every fighter in the game, so be sure to check back regularly to see if your favorite has been covered.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Meta Knight Guide

Meta Knight is back, having last appeared in Brawl and SBB4. It can be quite a tricky character to master, especially its special moves. To help you get back into the swing of things, we’ll detail all of the info you need to know on Meta Knight in Super Smash Bros Ultimate below.

Meta Knight Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash

Hotly debated as one of the more overpowered fighters, Meta Knight returns for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In the list below, you can find all the moves you can use while playing as Meta Knight.

Special Move ControlsSpecial TypeSpecial Move Name
BNeutral SpecialMach Knight
Left Stick Left/Right + BGreen MissileDrill Rush
Left Stick Up + BUp SpecialShuttle Loop
Left Stick Down + BDown SpecialDimensional Cape
B when FS Meter is FullFinal SmashDarkness Illusion

How to Unlock Meta Knight 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 Changes

Just like every other fighter in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Meta Knight has gone through a few changes since its last appearance. We’ll be detailing these changes below, from altered animations to a brand new Final Smash.

  • Several of Meta Knight’s animations have been tweaked including sidestep, victory, jumpsquat, jab and Mach Tornado.
  • Meta Knight has a brand new Final Smash, which we’ll detail later.
  • Down Smash is now a diagonal slash
  • Meta Knight now jumps back after its up smash.
  • Pummel deals less damage.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Meta Knight Alternate Outfits

Meta Knight Alternate Costumes

Meta Knight comes with a few variants for players to choose from. This is mostly to distinguish between multiple players using the same character, and are generally just color swaps. Meta Knight’s are pretty cool, with gold, orange, green, dark grey, pink, white and silver variations on the classic design.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Meta Knight Final Smash

There’s a brand new Final Smash for Meta Knight players to enjoy in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. It’s called Darkness Illusion, and sees a forcefield form around Meta Knight, trapping nearby opponents. Meta Knight then splits into multiple versions and beats them off in a horizontal direction. You can see Darkness Illusion in the trailer embedded above.

That’s everything you need to know about Meta Knight in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. For more info on the game, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides Hub. There’s trailers, a full character roster, a look at the Ridley amiibo, and more.

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