The Smash series makes its valliant return this year with Super Smash Bros Ultimate. It’s the first entry to come to Nintendo Switch, and boasts the largest roster so far. There’s a whopping 74 characters to play as, and that’s not even including the DLC characters that are set to arrive post-launch. Every single fighter in Smash history is making a return, alongside new characters like Incineroar and Simon Belmont. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Robin Guide, we’ll be taking a look at Robin from the Fire Emblem series. We’ll be taking a look at the changes that have been made since his last appearance, and also detailing the Final Smash and Alternate Costumes.
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Robin Guide
Robin is back for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, boasting some new moves and new Alternate Costumes. To get you up to speed with the changes that have been made to Robin, we’ve listed some core info below.
Robin Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash
Robin might come to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate apart from Crom, but his Final Smash move can see the pair uniting. In the table below, you can find a complete list of all the moves that Robin can pull off.
|Special Move Controls||Special Type||Special Move Name|
|Left Stick Left/Right + B||Green Missile||Arcfire|
|Left Stick Up + B||Up Special||Elwind|
|Left Stick Down + B||Down Special||Nosferatu|
|B when FS Meter is Full||Final Smash||Pair Up|
How to Unlock Robin 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 Robin Changes
Several changes have been made to Robin since his last appearance in SSB4. There are new Alternate Costumes, alterations to animations and tweaks to their moveset. Let’s take a look at all of the changes to Robin for Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
- Several animations have been altered including jumpsquat, Elthunder, Up Smash and Neutral attack.
- There are a few new Alternate Costumes.
- Robin does not start with his Levin Sword.
- There is now a meter showing how many uses of Levin Sword and Tomes the player has at their disposal.
- Nosferatu can only be used three times.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Robin Alternate Costumes
Robin has a few new Alternate Costumes in Ultimate. For male Robin, there are black, green, blue and white variants. For female Robin, there are black, orange, yellow and pink variants. You can check out the female black version in the image embedded above. The green male and the pink female are also shown in the image below.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Robin Final Smash
Robin uses the Final Smash Pair Up in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Robin summons Chrom for the attack, using the same character model as the playable fighter version of Chrom.
That’s everything we know about Lucas in Super Smash Bros Ultimate so far. Be sure to check back regularly, as we’ll be adding in more info on Peach as it gets released. For more details on the game as a whole, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides Hub.