Super Smash Bros Ultimate is bringing the long-running fighting game series to Nintendo Switch. There are more fighters to choose from than ever before, with plenty of new faces joining the veterans. And to help you get settled in with the new roster, we figured it would be a good idea to put together character guides for every single fighter. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Rosalina & Luma Guide, we’ll be taking a look at Rosalina & Luma. We’ll detail the changes that have been made since the duo’s last appearance. There will also be some info on their Final Smash and Alternate Costumes.
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 Rosalina & Luma Guide
Rosalina & Luma are back for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. They last appeared in SSB4, where they made their spectacular debut. They’re a bit of an oddity, given that they are two characters that control as one. There have been a number of tweaks to the way Rosalina & Luma handle, which we’ll be outlining below.
Rosalina & Luma Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash
Rosalina & Luma act as a duo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with you playing as Rosalina, while Luma joins in with your attacks. In the table below, you can find a complete list of all the moves that the pair can pull off.
|Special Move Controls||Special Type||Special Move Name|
|B||Neutral Special||Luma Shot|
|Left Stick Left/Right + B||Green Missile||Star Bits|
|Left Stick Up + B||Up Special||Launch Star|
|Left Stick Down + B||Down Special||Gravitational Pull|
|B when FS Meter is Full||Final Smash||Grand Star|
How to Unlock Rosalina 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 Rosalina & Luma Changes
As we mentioned before, there have been a number of changes since Rosalina and Lumo last featured in a Smash Bros game. We’ve listed all of the ones we’ve noticed below, from alterations to animations, to changes to the Final Smash.
- Several animations have been altered including jumpsquat, sidestep, airdodge, and Power Star.
- Final Smash has been changed, more on that later.
- Dash is faster.
- Power Star is shorter
- Shield now protects Lumo as well as Rosalina.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Rosalina & Luma Alternate Costumes
Rosalina and Luma have some pretty awesome Alternate Costumes for players to choose from. Pink, yellow, green, red, purple, black, and white versions are all on offer. You can check out the white variant in the image embedded above.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Rosalina & Luma Final Smash
Rosalina & Luma have a new Final Smash called Grand Star. It’s very similar to their last move, and sees a giant Luma grow and grow while dealing damage. You can check out some footage of Grand Star in the video embedded above.
That’s all the details we know about Rosalina & Luma 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.