Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has completely obliterated series records where roster counts are concerned. There will be 74 characters at launch, with even more coming post launch. To help you get reacquainted with some of your favorite characters, and to help you try out new ones, we’ve been busy putting together Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Character Guides for every fighter in the game. This Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Zelda Guide, we’ll be taking a look at the princess of Hyrule herself. We’ll take a look at the alternate costumes, Changes, Final Smash and more.
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 Zelda Guide
Zelda has seen a ton of changes in the new Smash Bros. game. Everything from appearance, to moveset has been tweaked slightly, and with so much going on it can be tricky to pin down exactly what has changed. Let’s take a look.
Zelda Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash
Princess Zelda brings some flair to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, featuring a variety of moves that you can find in the table below. We’ve also included Triforce of Wisdom, the Final Smash move for Zelda.
|Special Move Controls||Special Type||Special Move Name|
|B||Neutral Special||Nayru’s Love|
|Left Stick Left/Right + B||Green Missile||Din’s Fire|
|Left Stick Up + B||Up Special||Farore’s Wind|
|Left Stick Down + B||Down Special||Phantom Slash|
|B when FS Meter is Full||Final Smash||Triforce of Wisdom|
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 Zelda 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 Zelda Changes
As with most of the characters returning for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Zelda has gone through a few changes. Namely, she’s got a new Final Smash called Triforce of Wisdom, and a new appearance. We’ve listed all of the main changes to Zelda since SSB4 below:
Zelda Alternate Costumes in Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Zelda has a number of alternate costumes that players can use. They appear to be largely the same as the ones used for SSB4. They include pink, red, blue, purple, green, black and light blue variants of Zelda’s main dress. We’ll be updating this guide with images once the game is out.
Zelda Final Smash in Super Smash Bros Ultimate
As we’ve mentioned already, Zelda has a brand new Final Smash for Smash Bros. Ultimate. It’s called Triforce of Wisdom, and sees a giant glowing triangle appear on screen. Nearby enemies are sucked in, and damage is dealt. You can check out Triforce of Wisdom in the video embedded at the start of this article.
That’s everything we know about Zelda 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.