Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features every single Smash fighter in the series’ history, but apparently that wasn’t enough, as there are new characters being added in as well. One of the most exciting character reveals so far is that of Simon Belmont from Castlevania. He comes equipped with his signature whip, and was debuted in a truly awesome trailer. In this Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Simon Guide, we’ve got everything you need to know about the character, including Simon Belmont's moveset, alternative costumes, the reveal trailer, what his final smash will be, and more.
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Simon Belmont Guide
After being top of countless Smash fans’ wishlists, Castlevania characters are confirmed to be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Simon Belmont heads up the pack, bringing his whip and Holy water to the fight. We don’t know too much about the character as of yet, but we do know some of his moves, weapons and Final Smash. Let’s take a look at Simon in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Simon Tips
Simon is one of the new characters that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate adds to the series. He's a great fighter, able to easily punish at range. He has pretty poor recovery though, and if you're not careful you can be knocked out easily. To help you out, we've listed some essential Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Simon Tips for you to keep in mind.
- Simon has incredible range, especially with his Holy Cross.
- Holy Water can be used as a shield wall to retreat behind.
- Air moves have low lag and high range, so should be used often.
- Try to throw out the Holy Cross as often as you can.
- The axe throw is not as good as it looks, but can be used to punish enemies trying to get back onstage.
- Holy Water to axe to forward air is a super easy combo to pull off.
Simon Belmont Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash
In the table below, you’ll find all the information you need to pull of every single move for Simon Belmont in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. You’ll also be able to find information on Grand Cross, the name of Simon’s Final Smash move.
|Special Move Controls||Special Type||Special Move Name|
|Left Stick Left/Right + B||Green Missile||Cross|
|Left Stick Up + B||Up Special||Uppercut|
|Left Stick Down + B||Down Special||Holy Water|
|B when FS Meter is Full||Final Smash||Grand Cross|
How to Unlock Simon 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 Simon Belmont Moves
We don’t yet know what Simon’s moveset will be exactly. We can take a look at the gameplay to work out most of it though, including some of the special attacks that will be available at launch. Here are all of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Simon Belmont moves we know about so far.
- Uppercut move
- Blade Dash
- Whip forward smash
- Vertical Whip smash
- Whip spin
- Axe throw
- Holy Water
- Cross boomerang
- Aerial Divekick
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Simon Belmont Final Smash
Thanks to recently revealed gameplay, we know exactly what Simon Belmont’s final smash is. It’s called Grand Cross, and sees Simon trapping his opponent in a Coffin and chain whipping it into the sky. It’s a genuinely awesome move that causes the world around you to go full Castlevania, blood red skies and all.
Simon Belmont Alternate Costumes in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Here we have all of Simon Belmont's alternative costumes. These don't need unlocking, and can be picked when you choose your character.
That’s everything we know about Simon Belmont in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for now. You can head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate guide hub in the meantime for more general details on the game, like what the Ridley amiibo looks like, what stages are in the game, and more.