Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (SSBU)

Duck Hunt Guide: Matchup Chart and Combos

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Duck Hunt Guide

This is a guide to using Duck Hunt in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Duck Hunt bread and butter combos, how to unlock them, frame data, alt costumes and skins, as well as Duck Hunt matchups, counters, and tier list placement can all be found here.

Duck Hunt Tier and Overview

Stats and General Info

Duck Hunt
Duck Hunt Image
Game Series Duck Hunt
Smash Bros. Debut Super Smash Bros. for WiiU/3DS
Fighter Number 59
Unlock Order 56
Number of Jumps 2
Weight 86 Units (70/87)
Dash Speed 1.793 (36/87)
Air Speed 1.155 (20/87)
Fast Fall Speed 2.64 (34/87)
Special Attributes Crouch Walk, Wall Jump

Tier List Placement

SSBU Duck Hunt Icon B Tier Tier

A unique zoner with powerful projectiles

Smash Ultimate Duck Hunt has three projectiles via their specials, which allow them to control the stage and limit opponent movement. Their neutral B releases an exploding tin can, which can be moved at any time by hitting B again. This move can be combined with Duck Hunt's side special and normals to hit the opponent more easily. Duck hunt also has good aerial moves, allowing them to mix up both dfensive and aggressive play, using their projectiles to manipulate an opponent, before following up with aerials or smash attacks for KOs.

Duck Hunt's moveset is mainly focused on range, so they struggle a when fighting up close, if an opponent can break their zoning. They are also a bit tricky to KO with, primarily relying on Bair, or a smash attack. Otherwise, they will need to continue zoning until high percentages before most of their moves will KO. While their recovery provides decent distance, it has no hitbox, so they are susceptible to edgeguarding.

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Duck Hunt's Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths ・Powerful aerial attacks and smashes
・Excellent at zoning out opponents with their many projectiles
・High damage output
Weaknesses ・Predictable recovery makes them somewhat easy to edgeguard
・Struggles to KO early
・Struggles at close range

Duck Hunt Matchup Chart

Matchup Chart

Duck Hunt Image
ChromCloudFalcoFoxJokerLinkLucinaMega ManPac-ManPikachuR.O.B.SephirothShulkSimon/RichterSnakeWolf
Banjo & KazooieBayonettaCaptain FalconCorrinGreninjaHeroIkeInklingIsabelleLucarioLucasMarioMarthMeta KnightMewtwoMii GunnerMii SwordfighterMin MinMr. Game & WatchNessOlimarPichuPit/Dark PitPokemon TrainerRobinRosalina & LumaRoySheikSonicSteveToon LinkVillagerWarioYoshiYoung LinkZeldaZero Suit Samus
BowserBowser Jr.BylethDiddy KongDr. MarioIce ClimbersJigglypuffKenKing DededeKing K. RoolKirbyLittle MacLuigiMii BrawlerPeach/DaisyPiranha PlantRyuTerryWii Fit Trainer
Donkey KongGanondorfIncineroarRidleySamus/Dark Samus

Notes About Matchup Chart

1. -2 = Disadvantage. -1 = Slight Disadvantage or Even. 0 = Even. +1 = Slight Advantage or Even. +2 = Advantage.
2. The matchup chart was based around both the opinions of professional players of each character, as well as our own experience through playing Duck Hunt.
3. Characters within each tier are unordered
4. Pokemon Trainer's individual Pokemon (Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard) as well as Echo fighters with no significant difference than their regular counterpart are not shown.
5. For other characters who are not shown here, we are still investigating the matchup.

Duck Hunt Combos

Bread and Butter Combos
UTilt→Up Air
(Combo confirms from 0%-70%)
Nair→Full Jab Combo
(Combo confirms from 0%-40%)
Forward Throw→Fair
(Combo confirms from 0%-10%)
Down Throw→Fair
Advanced Combos
Neutral Special → Press B → Back Throw → Up Aerial (Combo confirms from 0%-40%)
Side Special→Side Special→Up Air
(Combo confirms from 50%-90%)
Side Special→Side Special→Dair
(Combo confirms from 50%-60%)

Bread and Butter Combo Guide

UTilt→Up Air

Launch your opponent with an up tilt attack and follow it up with a jump and an up air attack. This combo confirms from 0% to 70%.

Nair→Full Jab Combo

Jump and hit your oppenent with a falling neutral air. Follow it up with a full jab combo once you land. This combo confirms from 0% to 40%.

Forward Throw→Fair

Grab your opponent and perform a forward throw, then jump towards them and perform a forward air as a follow up. This combo confirms from 0% to 10%.

Down Throw→Fair

Perform a down throw, jump up, and follow up with a forward air. Duck Hunt's down throws can be connected beyond 100% because the knockback trajectory doesn't change much even saas damage accumulates.

Advanced Combo Guide

Smash Ultimate Character Guides

List of Fighters
Tier List
Tier List
Unlocking Characters
Unlocking Fighters

Character Stat Lists

Character Stats
Weights of All Characters Run Speeds of All Characters
Air Speeds of All Characters Fast Fall Speeds of All Characters


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