Nintendo has really pushed the boat out for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, bringing back all previous characters for players to choose from. There are also a number of new faces, and yet more to be added in as DLC. To help you wrap your head around the bulging roster of iconic video game fighters, we’ve been busy pulling together character guides on each one. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate ROB Guide, we’ll be taking a look at R.O.B. We’ll highlight the changes that he has gone through since his last appearance, and detail the Alternate Costumes and Final Smash.
For more on every single fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide. You'll find an ever-growing list of guides on all of the characters in the game, so keep checking back in to see if your favorite fighter has been covered.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ROB Guide
Everyone’s favorite mechanical pal is back for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. ROB last appeared in SSB4, and then Brawl before that. He’s gone through a number of changes since then though, which we will highlight later on in this guide.
ROB Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features a variety of characters for you to use, one of which is ROB. In the table featured below, you can find a list of attack that ROB can use.
|Special Move Controls||Special Type||Special Move Name|
|B||Neutral Special||Robo Beam|
|Left Stick Left/Right + B||Green Missile||Arm Rotor|
|Left Stick Up + B||Up Special||Robo Burner|
|Left Stick Down + B||Down Special||Gyro|
|B when FS Meter is Full||Final Smash||Guided Robo Beam|
How to Unlock ROB 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 ROB Changes
Every single fighter in Super Smash Bros Ultimate has gone through some changes to the way they play. ROB has seen some pretty significant changes, as he now boasts a new Final Smash and new moves. We’ve listed all of the changes we’ve noticed below.
- Some of ROB’s animations have been tweaked including jumpsquat, side taunt, charge, Up throw, and Arm Rotor.
- ROB has a new Final Smash, more on that later.
- Robo Beam does more damage.
- Down Smash does more damage.
- Forward Tilt does more damage.
- Double jump has been changed.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate ROB Alternate Costumes
ROB has a number of Alternate Costumes which players can choose from in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. ROB comes in grey, yellow, pink, dark blue, green, light blue and orange variants. You can see some of ROB’s Alternate Costumes in the image above.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate ROB Final Smash
ROB has a brand new Final Smash for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. It’s called Guided Robo Beam, and sees ROB firing red lasers at his opponents. He then finishes the move with a large green laser, which deals huge damage.
That’s all the info we have on ROB in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ll be adding more info as we get it, so keep checking back for more updates. In the meantime, you can learn more about Super Smash Bros Ultimate by visiting our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides Hub. It’s got info on the new Ridley amiibo, modes, and more.