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This is a guide to the World of Light (Adventure) mode of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (SSBU). Here you can find a map of both the World of Light and Dark Realm, as well as World of Light walkthrough information and character locations.

World of Light Character Locations

Character Locations

World of Light

Dark Realm

In World of Light, you can unlock characters by defeating them in battle. They're marked by a special icon enclosed in wings. To learn more about unlocking characters and where to find them, refer to our guide down below!
World of Light Character Locations

Unlocking Characters

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Defeating Characters Unlocks Them

Defeating characters in the World of Light unlocks them for use in future battles. You have to beat the actual character, not a spirit that uses that character as a stand in. Actual characters are marked in a pawn icon enclosed in wings.

How to Unlock Characters Fast: Character Unlock Order

Characters Unlocked Outside of World of Light Cannot Be Used

Characters you unlock outside of World of Light through other modes such as Classic or Brawl cannot be used in this mode, though they can be used in modes outside World of Light.

Character Unlocked in World of Light Can Be Used In Other Modes

If you unlock a character in World of Light that you haven't unlocked yet through other modes, they can be used for all modes including Brawl and Classic.

World of Light Strategy Guide

World of Light Routes

From Starting Point to Crossroads

1 Start.
2 Unlock Mario.
3 Choose one of the three starting paths in the crossroad.

Villager Route to Galeem

1 Select Villager's Route by defeating him (Right).
2 Pass through the Raceway.
3 Pass through the valley to the north and head north of the wall (past Lucario).
4 Press the blue switch in the Cliffside Rapids.
5 Complete the Lava Castle dungeon to the north to damage Galeem's barrier.
6 Press the red switch on the heart shaped lake west of the Molten Castle
7 Take the pipe northwest of the lake to the mountain ranges.
8 Pass by the town below the Temple of Light and head south
9 Take the cave down to the Kongo Jungle and press the green button.
10 Get the Poppy Bros. Jr spirit from the Kongo Jungle.
11 Find the Hal Emmerich spirit from Lumiose City in the center of the map.
12 Hack the entrance of the Metal Gear Base and clear the dungeon to damage Galeem's barrier.
13 Clear the Temple of Light to make the Light Chasm crossable.
14 Cross the bridge past the Light Chasm.
15 Go to the Southern Port south of the Pac-Maze.
16 Find the Lapras spirit in the Southern Port.
17 Use Lapras to traverse the sea southwards towards the Alola Island.
18 Get the Alonzo and Engineer Link spirit on the island.
19 Clear the Forest Hill dungeon to destroy Galeem's barrier.
20 Take the train north of the Chasm Bridge.
21 Head north til you hit the volcano, ascend it until you get to the beanstalk,
22 Ascend the beanstalk, towards the Sky Area, then cross the Sky Area towards Galeem.
22 Beat Galeem and unlock the Dark Realm.

Sheik Route to Galeem

1 Select Sheik's Route by defeating her (Up)
2 Head north all the way to Ribbon Road and take a right once you defeat Yoshi.
3 Jump downstream when you can after defeating Dive Man.
4 Press the blue button in the Cliffside Rapids.
5 Complete the Lava Castle dungeon to the north to damage Galeem's barrier.
6 Press the red switch on the heart shaped lake west of the Molten Castle
7 Take the pipe northwest of the lake to the mountain ranges.
8 Pass by the town below the Temple of Light and head south.
9 Take the cave down to the Kongo Jungle and press the green button.
10 Get the Poppy Bros. Jr spirit from the Kongo Jungle.
11 Find the Hal Emmerich spirit from Lumiose City in the center of the map.
12 Hack the entrance of the Metal Gear Base and clear the dungeon to damage Galeem's barrier.
13 Clear the Temple of Light to make the Light Chasm crossable.
14 Cross the bridge past the Light Chasm.
15 Find Lip in the Pac-Maze then go to the Southern Port south of the Pac-Maze.
16 Find the Lapras spirit in the Southern Port.
17 Use Lapras to traverse the sea southwards towards the Alola Island.
18 Get the Alonzo and Engineer Link spirit on the island.
19 Clear the Forest Hill dungeon to destroy Galeem's barrier.
20 Take the train north of the Chasm Bridge.
21 Head north til you hit the volcano, ascend it until you get to the beanstalk,
22 Ascend the beanstalk, towards the Sky Area, then cross the Sky Area towards Galeem.
22 Beat Galeem and unlock the Dark Realm.

Marth Route to Galeem

1 Select Marth's Route by defeating him (Left)
2 Get the Kammy Koopa spirit to the west, just above the Mushroom Platforms.
3 Head west more and press the green button in the Kongo Jungle
4 Get the Poppy Bros Jr. spirit from the Kongo Jungle.
5 Get the Cyrus and Reese spirit in the Misty Forest.
6 Get the Hal Emmerich spirit from Lumiose City in the center of the map.
7 Head upwards and press the blue switch in the Cliffside Rapids.
8 Complete the Lava Castle dungeon to the north to damage Galeem's barrier.
9 Press the red switch in the middle of the heart shaped lake west of the Molten Castle.
10 Take the pipe northwest of the lake to the mountain ranges.
11 Pass by the town below the Temple of Light and head south.
12 Hack the entrance of the Metal Gear Base and clear the dungeon to damage Galeem's barrier.
13 Get ROB 64 in the Metal Gear base.
14 Head back north and clear the Temple of Light to make the Light Chasm crossable.
15 Cross the bridge past the Light Chasm.
16 Go to the Southern Port south of the Pac-Maze.
17 Find the Lapras spirit in the Southern Port.
18 Use Lapras to traverse the sea southwards towards the Alola Island.
19 Clear the Forest Hill dungeon to destroy Galeem's barrier.
20 Take the newly opened pipe and head north to the space area atop the Mountain Range.
21 Pass through space towards Galeem.
22 Beat Galeem and unlock the Dark Realm.

Dark Realm and True Ending

1 Complete the Dungeons North, Southeast and Southwest (Mysterious Dimension, Dracula's Castle, Sacred Land).
2 Complete the Final Battle Dungeon.
3 Balance the Light and the Dark themed Spirits (True Ending condition).
4 Beat the final boss.

What To Do When Stuck

Level Up Spirits

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You can level up your spirits by going into the World of Light menu, selecting 'Manage Spirits', then selecting 'Level Up'. This will cost either Snacks or a Core, and will increase their Power.

Upgrade Skill Tree

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World of Light also has a skill tree where each node gives you various buffs. You can use Skill Spheres to unlock nodes in the skill tree and get their corresponding buffs.

Equip Appropriate Spirit

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Some matches have gimmicks, and then some spirits have effects that can counteract those gimmicks or help you in general. If you find that a match is too hard, try finding spirits whose effects are more helpful to your specific situation.

Go Another Route

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If you find yourself barred by a spirit you can't beat, you can always go another route. Maybe you'll find a spirit that counteracts the stage's effect, or maybe you'll strengthen your current spirits enough to even the playing field.

Lower Difficulty

Increased Enemy CPU Levels

If you find the game too hard you can always lower the difficulty to make things easier.

What is World of Light?

Singleplayer RPG Mode

Singleplayer RPG Mode

World of Light is a single player RPG mode with separate stats and equippable spirits that give you various buffs that will help you in unique battles all across the World of Light. There is an overworld with different spirits, fighters and dungeons to clear, alongside boss fights and unique match conditions.

New Feature: Spirits

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Spirits are characters from other games that give you a unique buff with their own separate stats. They either boost physical abilities or provide special skills.

First Character You Can Use is Kirby

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Kirby is the first character you can use in World of Light. As seen in the trailer, he's the only one to survive Galeem's light rays. You will unlock more characters as you play the mode.

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