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A list of patch notes and balance changes for characters in the Ver. 9.0.0 Update of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (SSBU). Read on to see which characters received buffs, who got nerfed, as well as other fixes that took place in Smash Ultimate.

Characters Who Received Balance Changes in Ver. 9.0.0

Buffs

Donkey Kong.png Link.png Pikachu.png Ness.png Captain Falcon.png
Ice Climbers.png Sheik.png Wario.png Charizard.png Sonic.png
Lucario.png Mii Swordfighter.png Shulk.png Bowser Jr..png Ken.png
Simon.png Richter.png

Nerfs

Ridley.png

Flurry Attack to KO Fix

Young Link.png Meta Knight.png Ivysaur.png Robin.png
Bayonetta.png Piranha Plant.png Banjo & Kazooie.png Min Min.png

Ver. 9.0.0 Patch Notes

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong ImageDonkey Kong
Side Special Increased attack range vertically for opponents on the ground when the move is used on the ground.

Link

Link ImageLink
Up Smash Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Pikachu

Pikachu ImagePikachu
Forward Air Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Ness

Ness ImageNess
Dash Attack Increased power of the third attack and extended launch distance.
Up Tilt Attack Maintained the launch distance and increased power.
Down Air Attack Increased attack speed.
Up Throw Increased power.
Neutral Special Increased attack speed.

Captain Falcon

Captain Falcon ImageCaptain Falcon
Up Smash Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Ice Climbers

Ice Climbers ImageIce Climbers
Basic Movements Decreased the damage Nana takes. Shortened launch distance for Nana. Adjusted Nana's AI behavior.
Dash Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times. Increased attack range.
Down Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Side Special Increased the speed of the edge-grab timing.
Move Made it so that Nana performing an up special automatically will not prevent the player from performing an up special. Increased the distance that it is possible for Popo and Nana to Belay together.

Sheik

Sheik ImageSheik
Up Tilt Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Young Link

Young Link ImageYoung Link
Flurry Attack to KO Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Meta Knight

Meta Knight ImageMeta Knight
Flurry Attack to KO Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Wario

Wario ImageWario
Up Special Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Ivysaur

Ivysaur ImageIvysaur
Flurry Attack to KO Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Charizard

Charizard ImageCharizard
Side Special Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Up Special Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Sonic

Sonic ImageSonic
Dash Attack Maintained the launch distance and increased power. Reduced vulnerability.
Up Tilt Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Up Smash Attack Increased attack speed. Increased the amount of time invincibility lasts before and after becoming round. Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Up Air Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Lucario

Lucario ImageLucario
Etc. Increased the max value the Aura will strengthen attack power.
Neutral Attack 1 Increased attack speed.
Side Tilt Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Down Smash Attack Increased attack speed.
Up Special Reduced vulnerability when landing after using the move.
Side Special Extended launch distance for the Aura area.

Mii Swordfighter

Mii Swordfighter ImageMii Swordfighter
Up Special 3 Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Robin

Robin ImageRobin
Flurry Attack to KO Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Shulk

Shulk ImageShulk
Up Smash Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Neutral Special Extended the distance that Shulk can be launched while Monado Arts (Shield) is active.
Down Special Extended launch distance.

Bowser Jr.

Bowser Jr. ImageBowser Jr.
Basic Movements Adjusted certain landing behaviors to no longer prevent passing through platforms.
Side Tilt Attack Extended launch distance.
Up Smash Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Down Smash Attack Increased attack speed.
Forward Throw Extended launch distance.
Edge Attacks Increased the power of the attack used when grabbing edges after an up special.
Side Special Made it hard to flinch from opponent's attacks.
Up Special Increased attack speed.

Ken

Ken ImageKen
Final Smash Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Bayonetta

Bayonetta ImageBayonetta
Flurry Attack to KO Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Ridley

Ridley ImageRidley
Flurry Attack Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.
Flurry Attack to KO Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.
Up Special The hit detection when charging downward and landing will only affect opponents on the ground.

Simon

Simon ImageSimon
Flurry Attack Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.
Flurry Attack to KO Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.
Dash Attack Increased power. Extended launch distance when at low damage.
Up Tilt Attack Extended launch distance when at low damage.
Up Smash Attack Increased attack speed. Extended launch distance.
Down Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Up Special Increased attack range.

Richter

Richter ImageRichter
Flurry Attack Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.
Flurry Attack to KO Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.
Dash Attack Increased power. Extended launch distance when at low damage.
Up Tilt Attack Extended launch distance when at low damage.
Up Smash Attack Increased attack speed. Extended launch distance.
Down Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Up Special Increased attack range.

Piranha Plant

Piranha Plant ImagePiranha Plant
Flurry Attack Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.
Flurry Attack to KO Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Banjo & Kazooie

Banjo & Kazooie ImageBanjo & Kazooie
Flurry Attack Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.
Flurry Attack to KO Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Min Min

Min Min ImageMin Min
Flurry Attack to KO Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

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    • >>[7]
      Shulk does have the speed option, so that’s a good choice.
      Or, you can use spirits that increase speed.

    • >>[5]
      Is there any Mario character matchups here?
      Or Yoshi character matchups?
      Thank you so much!

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