Super Smash Bros Ultimate is finally here, and it boasts the largest roster for the series so far. There are 74 fighters to try out at launch, with more planned for DLC. To help you get reacquainted with all of them, we’ve been putting together character guides for every single one. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Olimar Guide, we’ll be detailing Olimar. Specifically, we’ll be taking a look at the changes that have been made since his last appearance. There will also be some info on Olimar’s Final Smash, as well as a look at what the alternate Costumes are this time around.
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 Olimar Guide
Olimar is back for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, having last appeared in Super Smash Bros Brawl on the Wii. A lot has changed since then, so veteran Olimar players will need to study up and learn some of the new features. We’ve included some key info below.
Olimar Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash
Coming in from the Pikmin series, Olimar is definitely one of the stranger looking fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In the table below, you can find a complete moves list for Olimar.
|Special Move Controls||Special Type||Special Move Name|
|B||Neutral Special||Pikmin Pluck|
|Left Stick Left/Right + B||Green Missile||Pikmin Throw|
|Left Stick Up + B||Up Special||Airborne Pikmin|
|Left Stick Down + B||Down Special||Pikmin Order|
|B when FS Meter is Full||Final Smash||End of Day|
How to Unlock Olimar 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 Olimar Changes
Olimar has gone through quite a few changes since his last appearance. We’ve listed what we’ve noticed, below:
- Some of Olimar’s animations have been altered including jumpsquat, dash, whistling, Up Throw, and Victory.
- There have been some minor tweaks to Olimar’s Final Smash, which we’ll detail later on.
- Taunt has changed.
- Olimar’s helmet can crack if he takes enough damage.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Olimar Alternate Costumes
Just like the rest of the Super Smash Bros Ultimate roster, Olimar comes packed with some alternate costumes. They are mostly color swaps of his spacesuit, in yellow, orange, green and grey variants. Alph is also available as an Alternate Costume, with blue, green, pink, and orange versions. You can check out Alph in the image embedded above.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Olimar Final Smash
Olimar’s Final Smash is still End of Day in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. It involves Olimar climbing into his ship, flying up high and then speeding back down to explode on the stage. The move as a whole is much faster than it was in Brawl, you can check it out in the video embedded above.
That’s all the details we know about Olimar 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.