Character Unlock Order in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Unlockables guide lists the order in which you unlock characters by simply playing versus matches.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features three main methods of unlocking characters while other unlockables feature single requirements.

Unlockable Characters in Ultimate

Every unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, including their fighter number, roster image, and how to unlock. The initial roster of characters will consist of the original eight characters featured in Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 64. There are three main methods to unlocking characters.

  • Playing VS Matches and Game Time
  • Classic Mode
  • World of Light

Similar to past Smash games, playing normal matches will net you new characters. Instead of a set amount of matches, character challenges will unlock around every ten minute intervals provided you play at least one match in that time. The order in which you unlock characters is not random. Unless a character is unlocked using one of the two other methods, the order is always the same.

If you fail to defeat a challenger during their encounter battle, you can always head over to the Challenger’s Approaching menu option to fight them again. The first eight characters in the list are available form the start.

# Image Character
1 Mario
2 Donkey Kong
3 Link
4 Samus
5 Yoshi
6 Kirby
7 Fox
8 Pikachu
10 Ness
17 Zelda
14 Bowser
28 Pit
64 Inkling
45 Villager
21 Marth
22 Young Link
47 Wii Fit Trainer
15 Ice Climbers
11 Captain Falcon
13 Peach
60 Ryu
32 Ike
12 Jigglypuff
67 King K. Rool
38 Sonic
66 Simon
29 Zero Suit Samus
49 Little Mac
68 Isabelle
57 Shulk
21E Lucina
30 Wario
65 Ridley
33-35 Pokemon Trainer
41 Lucario
13E Daisy
25 Roy
39 King Dedede
42 R.O.B.
20 Falco
9 Luigi
19 Pichu
66E Richter
37 Lucas
36 Diddy Kong
27 Meta Knight
31 Snake
23 Ganondorf
62 Corrin
46 Mega Man
63 Bayonetta
43 Toon Link
48 Rosalina & Luma
69 Incineroar
16 Sheik
40 Olimar
4E Dark Samus
44 Wolf
26 Mr. Game & Watch
56 Robin
28E Dark Pit
61 Cloud
59 Duck Hunt
60E Ken
50 Greninja
25E Chrom
24 Mewtwo
58 Bowser Jr.
18 Dr. Mario
54 Palutena
51 Mii Brawler
52 Mii Swordfighter
53 Mii Gunner
70 Piranha Plant
71 Joker
72 ?
73 ?
74 ?
75 ?

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August 9, 2020 8:20 AM

Sooo helpful, now i know when i can get my favorite character

joe mama
joe mama
March 31, 2021 7:21 AM
Reply to  Mr.Beast


March 23, 2021 2:53 PM

meh but your missing hero min min banjo-koozie and more

candice nuts
candice nuts
January 16, 2022 3:45 AM
Reply to  anthony

look so easy: in order to unlock them, just pay 5,99 to nintendo for each