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

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

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Full Character Roster, plus guides on every fighter in the game, covering changes, moves and alternate outfits.

Upon hearing the news that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would see the return of every single Smash fighter in the series history, we figured it’d be good to start putting together guides on each one. In this Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Sheik Guide, we’ll be shining a spotlight on Sheik, everyone’s favorite Princess in disguise. We’ll cover what’s changed since their last appearance, and take a look at what sort of moves you can expect from them. We’ll also cover what Sheik’s final smash in Super Smash Bros Ultimate will be, and also what alternate costumes will be available.

For more on Super Smash Bros Ultimate, you can head over to our Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide. It’s got an ever-growing list of guides on every character in the game. We add them in regularly, so it’s definitely worth checking back to see if we’ve covered your favorite fighter yet.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Sheik Guide

Sheik used to be an alternate form of Princess Zelda in Smash Bros. accessed by triggering a special move. Now though, she’s her own separate character, with a full move set to make use of. She’s undergone a fair few changes since the last game, though looks to be just as effective.

Sheik Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash

Sheik comes from the Legend of Zelda series, and in the table below, you can find a complete list of Sheik’s moves. There’s also details on how to pull of Sheik’s Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, called Skeikah Dance.

Special Move ControlsSpecial TypeSpecial Move Name
BNeutral SpecialNeedle Storm
Left Stick Left/Right + BGreen MissileBurst Grenade
Left Stick Up + BUp SpecialVanish
Left Stick Down + BDown SpecialBouncing Fish
B when FS Meter is FullFinal SmashSheikah Dance

For a look at the first Super Smash Bros DLC Fighter, be sure to head to our Super Smash Bros Joker Guide. It's where you'll find details on the Joker release date, amiibo, and more.

How to Unlock Sheik 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 Sheik Changes

As with many of the characters in super Smash Bros Ultimate, Sheik has gone through a few tweaks since her last appearance. This includes changes to moves, appearance, animations, special abilities, and just about everything else. To help you keep track, we’ve included a list of the changes to Sheik in Super Smash Bros Ultimate:

  • Forward aerial has an increased range
  • Sheik no longer has any Tilt Combos
  • Sheik now resembles her appearance in Breath of the Wild
  • Sheik’s previous Pummel move has been replaced with a new one, a knee attack of sorts
  • New voice
  • Bouncing Fish attack now starts with a little splash of water
  • Whole new Final Smash

Sheik Alternate Costumes in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Sheik Alternate Costumes

Just like many other characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Sheik will have Alternate Costumes to choose from. In general, they are just minor color variations on her main outfit. There are blue, red, purple, lilac, green, black, powder blue, and yellow outfits to choose from. As before, these outfit variants offer no difference in battle, but can be helped to distinguish between players using the same character.

Sheik Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The biggest change to Sheik in Super Smash Bros Ultimate is her Final Smash. In fact, she’s actually got a completely new one altogether, replacing her Light arrow attack from previous games. The new smash sees Sheik launching several quick attacks in succession, before finishing with a slower, strong attack. While this is happening, the sheikah symbol flashes on screen.

That’s everything we know about Sheik in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ll be adding more info as we get it, but in the meantime you can head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides Hub for more info on the game.

Jake Green

Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who is still very much new to all of this. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and playing wonderfully silly VR games. He has an unhealthy obsession with Mega Man, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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