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

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

Now that we know Super Smash Bros Ultimate will feature every single Smash Bros character in history we decided to start detailing each one, one by one. We’ll take a look at moveset, alternate costumes, changes from the last game, and more. We’ll be adding to each guide as we learn more details. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Sonic Guide, we’ll be taking a look at everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog. We’ll detail the changes that have been made since Sonic’s last appearance, look at what his Final Smash is, and list the Alternate Costumes that you can choose from.

If you’re looking for details on some of the other characters in the game, you can head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide. We’ll be adding details on more and more characters over time, so be sure to check back and see if we’ve covered your favorite fighter yet.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Sonic Guide

Sonic is back for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, having last appeared in SSB4. He also appeared in Brawl, where he made his series debut. Since then, there have been a number of changes to the way he plays, meaning that even though he may have been your top choice before, things may be different this time around. We’ve listed some key info below to help you decide.

Sonic Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash

The worst character in all of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (sorry not sorry), you can find all of Sonic’s moves just below. There’s also Sonic’s Final Smash move at the bottom, which utilizes the Chaos Emeralds.

Special Move ControlsSpecial TypeSpecial Move Name
BNeutral SpecialHoming Attack
Left Stick Left/Right + BGreen MissileSpin Attack
Left Stick Up + BUp SpecialSpring Jump
Left Stick Down + BDown SpecialSpin Charge
B when FS Meter is FullFinal SmashSuper Sonic

How to Unlock Sonic 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 Sonic Changes

Sonic has been through a number of changes since his last appearance. This includes alterations to animations, tweaks to his Final Smash, and new moves. Let’s take a look at what’s new.

  • Several animations have been changed including victory, jumpsquat, dash, walk and forward throw.
  • Final Smash has been changed slightly, more on that later.
  • Air speed has increased
  • Dash is faster
  • Walking is faster
  • Damage is taken when Sonic is in water
  • Down Throw deals more damage.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Sonic Alternate Costumes

Sonic Alternate Costumes

Sonic comes with a bunch of cool Alternate Costumes for players to choose from. Ost of them swap out the color of his shoes and wristbands, with yellow, pink, blue, white, orange and green versions. There’s also a dark blue Sonic with black wristbands. You can check out the yellow variant in the image embedded above.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Sonic Final Smash

Sonic’s Final Smash is still Super Sonic, but there have been some tweaks to the animation. He goes from left to right, with the player able to control his height above the ground. The whole thing is much faster than in SSB4. You can check out Super Sonic in the trailer embedded above.

That’s everything you need to know about Sonic in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. For more details about the game, including release date, trailers and stages, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guide.

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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