Unlock Every Character Super Smash Bros Ultimate

The Fastest Way To Unlock Every Character In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is out very soon and we’ve been hard at work trying to understand how the game doles out its unlockable characters (there’s 54 of them).  It turns out there’s heaps of ways, but one of the most reliable ways I found with the game was through the standard Smash mode.

Obviously, this is the fastest way we were able to come up with that felt the least tedious; there may be other methods out there but this seems to be the quickest and simplest way to unlock characters.


It’s really easy. Essentially, you just have to play the game in ten minute intervals. After each ten minutes, and you finishing a match, the game will throw a new challenger at you who you must defeat to unlock. After doing so, you can just leave your Switch running for ten more minutes and then attempt another match to unlock another character.

Obviously this is not the most time efficient way to unlock – while you’re waiting for another ten minute to elapse you can perhaps try a Classic Mode run to see how that goes – as that unlocks a character too.

Though until we have more concrete details, here’s the list of characters as we unlocked them. Your mileage may vary, but I did this purely playing Smash Mode.

  1. Ness
  2. Zelda
  3. Bowser
  4. Pit
  5. Inkling
  6. Villager
  7. Marth
  8. Young Link
  9. Wii Fit Trainer
  10. Ice Climbers
  11. Captain Falcon
  12. Peach
  13. Ryu
  14. Ike
  15. Jigglypuff
  16. King K Rool
  17. Sonic
  18. Simon
  19. Zero Suit Samus
  20. Little Mac
  21. Isabelle
  22. Shulk
  23. Lucina
  24. Wario
  25. Ridley
  26. Pokemon Trainer
  27. Lucario
  28. Daisy
  29. Roy
  30. King Dedede
  31. R.O.B.
  32. Falco
  33. Luigi
  34. Pichu
  35. Richter
  36. Diddy Kong
  37. Meta Knight
  38. Snake
  39. Ganondorf
  40. Corrin
  41. Mega Man
  42. Bayonetta
  43. Toon Link
  44. Rosalina and Luma
  45. Incineroar
  46. Sheik
  47. Olimar
  48. PacMan
  49. Dark Samus
  50. Wolf
  51. Mr. Game & Watch
  52. Robin
  53. Dark Pit
  54. Cloud
  55. Duck Hunt
  56. Ken
  57. Greninja
  58. Chrom
  59. Mewtwo
  60. Bowser Jr.
  61. Dr. Mario
  62. Palutena

We’ll update this as we are testing right up until the launch of the game tomorrow (or today, depending on when you read this) but for now this is the order you’ll be unlocking people if you just play Smash matches every ten minutes.