Richter is another fighter from the Castlevania franchise that is making his way to Super Smash Bros Ultimate. He serves as an Echo Fighter to Simon, sharing the same moveset. There are some key differences though, which we’ll highlight in this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Richter Guide. We’ll also take a look at his Final Smash and Alternate Costumes. There’s an amiibo on the way too, so we’ll detail everything we know so far.
We’re gradually adding more and more character guides in the lead up to launch day. You can find all of the ones we’ve put together so far in our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Richter Guide
Richter is one of the new fighters being added to Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Given that he is an Echo Fighter to Simon, he shares most of the same moveset. In this guide we’ll highlight the differences between the two and give you everything you need to know about Richter in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
Richter Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash
Richter comes from the Castlevania series, trading vampires for fighting creatures like Isabelle. In the table below, you’ll find the complete moves list for Richter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
|Special Move Controls||Special Type||Special Move Name|
|Left Stick Left/Right + B||Green Missile||Cross|
|Left Stick Up + B||Up Special||Uppercut|
|Left Stick Down + B||Down Special||Holy Water|
|B when FS Meter is Full||Final Smash||Grand Cross|
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Richter Tips
Richter is one of the new characters that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate adds to the series. He's a great fighter, able to easily punish at range. He has pretty poor recovery though, and if you're not careful you can be knocked out easily. To help you out, we've listed some essential Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Richter Tips for you to keep in mind.
- Richter has incredible range, especially with his Holy Cross.
- Holy Water can be used as a shield wall to retreat behind.
- Air moves have low lag and high range, so should be used often.
- Try to throw out the Holy Cross as often as you can.
- The axe throw is not as good as it looks, but can be used to punish enemies trying to get back onstage.
- Holy Water to axe to forward air is a super easy combo to pull off.
How to Unlock Richter 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 Richter Differences
We’re going to take a look at the differences between Richter and Simon, so that you know where you stand. We’ve listed all of the key differences below:
- Idle animation is different.
- Holy water is blue rather than red.
- Different voice clips.
- New Taunts.
- New Victory Pose.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Richter Alternate Costumes
Richter has some alternate Costumes for players to choose from in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. They are simple color variations on his default outfit. There are red, purple, green, yellow, blue, black and white versions. You can check out the red version in the image embedded above.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Richter amiibo
Nintendo has confirmed that a Super Smash Bros Ultimate Richter amiibo is on the way. We don’t know what it’ll look like just yet, but the Tweet below confirms that it is indeed coming.
Super #SmashBros Collection #amiibo of the five newly announced Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters – Simon Belmont, Richter Belmont, King K. Rool, Chrom and Dark Samus – will be released in the future!— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) August 8, 2018
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Richter Final Smash
Occasionally, Echo Fighters get their own Final Smash. This is not the case for Richter, who uses Grand Cross just like Simon. You can check it out by heading over to our Simon Belmont guide.
That’s everything we know about Richter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. We’ll be updating this guide and other character guides as we get more info, so be sure to check back in regularly. For more on the game, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides hub. It’s got stages, trailers, details on amiibo, and more.