Ice Climbers Super Smash Bros Ultimate Character Guide - Moves, Changes, Alternate Costumes, Final Smash

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Ice Climbers are back for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, giant wooden mallets in hand. This is no surprise of course, given that every fighter in Smash Bros history is in the game. And seeing as so many fighters will be included this time around, we figured we’d bring you breakdowns of each one. In this Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ice Climbers Guide, we’ll give you info on moveset, what’s changed since the last appearance, and also a look at the alternate costumes that will be available.

Be sure to check out our ever growing list of character breakdowns at our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide. It has individual breakdowns for each character, and we’re adding more and more in the run up to launch day. Check back regularly to see if your favorite character has been covered.

Ice Climbers Guide - Ice Climbers Changes, Moves, Alternate Costumes

Ice Climbers missed out on the fun in the last Smash Bros game, being relegated to being a trophy. In Smash Bros Ultimate though, they’re back as fully-fledged fighters. There have been a few changes since their last appearance though, as well as some more alternate costumes being added in. let’s take a look.

Ice Climbers Changes in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Since the Ice Climbers last appeared in Smash, there have been a few changes. We’ve collected them in the following list:

  • A number of animations have been changed, and both characters are more expressive
  • Chain grabbing has been removed
  • New up aerial involving a hammer swing
  • Ice Climbers can take damage if their Ice Shot attack is directed back at them
  • If Popo is engaged in a grab, Nana cannot act
  • Squall Hammer move has been tweaked, final hit sends the enemy upwards
  • Nana cannot grab
  • Final Smash lasts for less time
  • If Nana is knocked off stage, Popo can save her

Ice Climbers Alternate Costumes in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Just like many other characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Ice Climbers will have alternate Costumes. In general, they are just minor color variations on their outfits, though which one you choose does alter the play slightly. You see, if you choose the red and purple costumes, the grey and brown, the two light blue, or the blue and red costumes, then the lead character will be Nana. Otherwise, Popo will lead.

Ice Climbers Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Just like in previous games, Ice Climbers have Iceberg as their Final Smash. In Super Smash Bros Ultimate though, it is a little different. It doesn’t last as long for one, and also now features a polar bear sitting on the giant iceberg. Once the Iceberg is triggered, an orange bird will enter the stage. The Ice Climber can grab onto the bird and circle around the stage.

That’s everything we know about Ice Climbers 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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  • Avatar for memoryman3 #1 memoryman3 4 months ago
  • Avatar for AGarciaCortes707 #2 AGarciaCortes707 A month ago
    Forward air now has more range - it has more range than Marth's fair, if I saw it correctly.
    Sheik's tilt combos that require perfect pivoting are gone, along with Sheik's throw combos, however, that might be changed depending on whether or not they change how knockback and hitstun works
    Sheik's new pummel is slightly faster, meaning that her grab gains a buff
    Bouncing Fish is slower and stronger
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