Shulk Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guide - Unlock, Moves, Changes, Shulk 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.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is finally here, bringing the largest roster of fighters the series has seen yet. Every single fighter that has featured previously is coming back this time around, with 74 playable characters at launch. There are even more planned for post-launch, making the choice of which character to pick even harder. That’s why we’ve been busy pulling together character guides for each, highlighting the changes that have been made since the last game. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Shulk guide, we’ll be focusing on Shulk, the fighter from Xenoblade Chronicles. We’ll look at Shulk’s Final Smash, and the Alternate Costumes that you can choose from.

For more on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate you can head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides hub. You'll find details on the game's final release date, what stages are in the game, how amiibo functionality will work, as well as every trailer we've gotten so far.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Shulk Guide

Shulk is back for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, having last appeared in SSB4. This will be their second appearance in the series, and he’s gone through quite a few changes for the latest outing. This includes new moves, and tweaks to returning ones. We’ve listed all of the kety info below:

Shulk Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash

Shulk has a variety of different arts that he can use, which you can change up throughout battle. In the table below, you can find a complete list of all the attacks that Shulk can use in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Special Move ControlsSpecial TypeSpecial Move Name
BNeutral SpecialMonado Arts
Left Stick Left/Right + BGreen MissileBack Slash
Left Stick Up + BUp SpecialAir Slash
Left Stick Down + BDown SpecialVision
B when FS Meter is FullFinal SmashChain Attack

How to Unlock Shulk 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 Shulk Changes

There have been several changes to Shulk since their last appearance. This includes alterations to existing animations, and rebalancing of movesets. To help you get up to speed, we’ve listed all of the changes we’ve noticed below:

  • Several animations have been altered including victory, jumpsquat, idle, and Forward tilt.
  • Dash is faster.
  • Forward tilt is faster.
  • New visual effects for Vision special attack.
  • Final Smash has been updated, more on that later.
  • Down aerial has more range.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Shulk Alternate Costumes

Shulk Alternate Costumes

Shulk comes with some awesome alternate Costumes for players to choose from. They are predominantly color swaps of his default outfit, in grey, black, orange, blue, pink, and yellow variants. There’s also a shitless alternate costume that you can select. You can check out the shirtless variant in the image above.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Shulk Final Smash

Shulk uses Chain Attack as his Final Smash in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. It’s the same as it was last time, with one obvious difference. Fiona appears during the attack in addition to Riki and Dunban. You can see Chain Attack in action in the video embedded above.

That’s everything we know about Shulk 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.

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