As the greatest crossover of video games to date, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate boasts fighters from various series and franchises. It’s also the only game where characters you’d never expect end up duking it out in the ring. However, not everyone knows who all the characters are.
Newcomers or veterans sometimes struggle to name all 81 characters released thus far. To help with this, we gathered all their names together in a list. Here are all fighters in the game so far.
Introduction to the List
Instead of listing the characters by number, we’ll make things more exciting and group them by game series. Some games only have one representative, but that’s not a problem. Thus far, there’s only one DLC character left, and everyone is waiting eagerly for their reveal.
The Mario series has the most fighters, including Echo Fighters. It’s not unusual to see this, though, considering the name of the game.
- Piranha Plant
- Rosalina & Luma
- Dr. Mario
- Bowser Jr. (the Koopalings count as alternate costumes, even though their names are different)
Donkey Kong Series
There are three Donkey Kong characters. While the great ape first appeared in a Mario game, he has his own series and is categorized this way.
- Donkey Kong
- Diddy Kong
- King K. Rool
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda series also has many representatives, though most of them are just different incarnations of Link.
- Toon Link
- Young Link
Metroidvanias get their name from the Metroid series, and in Smash, there are four characters in this category.
- Zero Suit Samus
- Dark Samus
Yoshi has his own games, and while there are other characters in said games, only Yoshi is in Smash Bros.
Director Masahiro Sakurai is the creator of both Smash and Kirby. As such, you can’t miss these three characters.
- King Dedede
- Meta Knight
Star Fox Series
The shoot-em-up Star Fox games have three Smash representatives, namely:
Pokemon characters have been a staple of Smash Bros. since the beginning.
- Pokemon Trainer with Charizard, Ivysaur, and Squirtle rotating on the battlefield
Commonly called the PK Kids, these two are representatives of this somewhat obscure series.
Captain Falcon, the bounty hunter, has been part of Smash Bros. for decades.
- Captain Falcon
This strange addition to Smash Bros. remains somewhat polarizing in the community.
- Ice Climbers
Fire Emblem Series
The Fire Emblem series has the second most fighters in Smash Ultimate.
Game & Watch Games
Mr. Game & Watch is the only 2D character sprite normally in the game.
- Mr. Game & Watch
Kid Icarus Series
This old series received a reboot years ago, but fans love the characters all the same.
- Dark Pit
The garlic-eating Mario parody Wario represents the WarioWare series.
Metal Gear Series
The grizzled war veteran Snake is the sole representative of the Metal Gear games.
Sonic the Hedgehog Games
As the fastest-running character in the game, Sonic doesn’t disappoint.
Animal Crossing Series
These adorable characters somehow have combat abilities.
Mega Man Games
The classic Mega Man represents the venerable Mega Man games.
- Mega Man
Wii Fit Games
Your personal trainers somehow manage to fight with calisthenics.
- Wii Fit Trainer
Even if Little Mac can’t jump, he can still box.
- Little Mac
Yes, you can make a Homer Simpson Mii or even Saitama from One Punch Man.
- Mii Brawler
- Mii Gunner
- Mii Swordfighter
Pac-Man needs no introduction. Waka-waka.
Xenoblade Chronicles Series
Nintendo’s massive RPG series sends out Shulk, Pyra, and Mythra as their representative.
The Duck Hunt dog and duck team up in Smash Bros.
- Duck Hunt
Street Fighter Series
Final Fantasy VII
Rivals Cloud and Sephiroth are here to fight.
The sultry Umbra Witch Bayonetta joins the battle.
The Castlevania games can’t be left out.
Joker took the world by storm when he was announced.
- Dragon Quest Series
Four heroes from Dragon Quest make up a single fighter as costumes.
Your favorite childhood bear and Breegull are here to smash!
- Banjo & Kazooie
Fatal Fury Series
Terry Bogard is here to Buster Wolf.
Nintendo’s unique fighting game has Min Min representing it.
- Min Min
No one expected Steve to end up in Smash Bros. at all.
- Steve (Alex and the others are costumes)
Kazuya Mishima is here to wreak havoc in Smash Bros.
Almost Everyone Is Here!
With such a large cast, learning match-ups can be difficult. However, the incredible representation can only be hailed as a miracle. It would be difficult to go beyond Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s premium cast of characters.
Who do you main in Ultimate? Do you have secondaries? Let us know in the comments section below.