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

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

Palutena is back for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, but there have been some changes since their last appearance. And with Smash Bros Ultimate’s ever-growing roster, we thought it would be good to shine a light on each character individually. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Palutena Guide, we’ll detail the changes that have been made to Palutena since SSB4. We’ll also take a look at their Final Smash and Alternate Costumes as well.

For more 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 in the lead up to the launch of the new game.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Palutena Guide

Great news Kid Icarus fans, Palutena returns for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. There have been some changes since their last appearance, which was Super Smash Bros 4 for Wii U and 3DS. We’ve pulled together all of the info you need to know about Palutena in the following guide.

Palutena Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash

One of the elemental fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Palutena has a variety of moves. In the list below, you can find a complete list of moves that Palutena can pull off.

Special Move ControlsSpecial TypeSpecial Move Name
BNeutral SpecialAutoreticle
Left Stick Left/Right + BGreen MissileExplosive Flame
Left Stick Up + BUp SpecialWarp
Left Stick Down + BDown SpecialCounter/Reflect Barrier
B when FS Meter is FullFinal SmashBlack Hole Laser

How to Unlock Palutena 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 Palutena Changes

Palutena has been tweaked slightly for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Not only have several animations been altered, there have been changes to movesets as well. We’ve listed all of the Palutena changes that we’ve noticed below:

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Palutena Alternate Costumes

Palutena Alternate Costumes

Players can select from a variety of Alternate Costumes for Palutena. They are pretty cool, offering different color variants of the default design. There are pink, purple, green, blue, red, black and brown versions to choose from. You can check out the purple Alternate Costume in the image embedded above.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Palutena Final Smash

Palutena’s Final Smash is once again Black Hole Laser for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. It is the same move as before, though some of the visuals have been altered slightly. You can check out Black Hole Laser in the video embedded above.

That’s everything we know about Palutena in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ll be updating this guide as we learn more about the game, so stay tuned for further details. For more on the game, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides Hub.

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