Super Smash Bros is back with Ultimate. It’s the first in the series to be on Nintendo Switch, and boy is it bringing the big guns. There are 74 playable characters at launch, with even more set to be added later down the line. To make sure you’re up to date with the new fighters, and with the changes that have been made to the returning ones, we’ve been busy building character guides for each one. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Villager Guide, we’ll be taking a look at the Villager fighter. We’ll list any changes that have been made since their last appearance and detail their Final Smash and Alternate Costumes.
For a look at the other fighters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate you can head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters hub. There’s an ever-growing list of guides on every fighter in the game, so be sure to check back regularly to see if your favorite has been covered.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Villager Guide
Villager is back for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, having last appeared in SSB4. The Animal Crossing character has been through a few changes since then, namely to several animations and moves. We’ve listed the key info below:
Villager Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash
One of the more innocent looking characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Villager, although he can still beat you death with a net. In the table below, you can find a complete list of all the moves that Villager can use.
|Special Move Controls||Special Type||Special Move Name|
|Left Stick Left/Right + B||Green Missile||Lloid Rocket|
|Left Stick Up + B||Up Special||Balloon Trip|
|Left Stick Down + B||Down Special||Timber|
|B when FS Meter is Full||Final Smash||Dream House|
How to Unlock Villager 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 Villager Changes
As we mentioned previously, there have been a number of changes to the way Villager plays in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ve listed the ones we’ve noticed below:
- Several of Villager’s animations have been changed including victory, jumpsquat, dash, Forward Smash, and Grab.
- Grab can now pocket items.
- Timber does more damage.
- He is generally lighter.
- There are new alternate Villager’s to play as.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Villager Alternate Costumes
There are a number of Alternate Costumes to choose from when selecting the Villager in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. They’re a little different to other characters’ ones though, in that they are each a different Villager. The main difference here is that there are now two Villagers with darker skin. We’ll be adding in screens when we get our hands on the game.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Villager Final Smash
The Final Smash for Villager is the same as in his last appearance. It’s called Dream Home, and has Tom Nook, Timmy and Tommy build a house which damages nearby opponents. The main difference for Ultimate is that the house rotates as the move progresses. You can check it out in the video embedded above.
That’s everything you need to know about Villager in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. For more info on the game, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides Hub. There’s trailers, a full character roster, a look at the Ridley amiibo, and more.