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A list of patch notes and balance changes for characters in the Ver. 8.0.0 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. 8.0.0

Buffs

Kirby.png Captain Falcon.png Sheik.png Falco.png Marth.png
Mewtwo.png Meta Knight.png Pit.png Dark Pit.png Ike.png
Diddy Kong.png King Dedede.png Villager.png Wii Fit Trainer Icon.JPEG Corrin.png
Bayonetta.png Ridley.png King K. Rool.png Isabelle.png Incineroar.png
Piranha Plant.png Hero.png Banjo & Kazooie.png

Buffs to Final Smash

Mario.png Jigglypuff.png Ice Climbers.png Dr. Mario.png Zero Suit Samus.png
Sonic.png Olimar.png Rosalina & Luna.png Palutena.png Terry.png

Buffs to Teching

Ivysaur.png Mega Man.png Little Mac.png PAC-MAN.png Duck Hunt.png

Ver. 8.0.0 Patch Notes

Mario

Mario Image Mario
Final Smash Increased power.
Increased attack range.

Kirby

Kirby Image Kirby
Dash Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Extended launch distance when hitting with the beginning of the attack.
Down Smash Attack Increased attack speed.
Extended launch distance
Forward Air Attack Increased power of second and last attack.
Extended launch distance of the last attack.
Back Air Attack Extended launch distance when hitting with the beginning of the attack.
Down Special Extended launch distance.

Captain Falcon

Captain Falcon Image Captain Falcon
Dash Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Down Tilt Attack Extended launch distance.
Up Smash Attack Extended launch distance of the second attack.
Side Special Increased attack range forward when used on the ground.
Adjusted launch angle when used on the ground.
Shortened launch distance when used on the ground.
Made it easier to trigger a meteor effect when using the move in the air.
Down Special Increased attack speed.
Extended launch distance when hitting in the high-damage range.

Jigglypuff

Jigglypuff Image Jigglypuff
Final Smash Made the opponent's movements slower during the initial slowdown period.

Ice Climbers

Ice Climbers Image Ice Climbers
Final Smash Made the opponent's movements slower during the initial slowdown period.
Increased the speed at which the iceberg will appear.
Increased attack range near the peak of the iceberg.
Made it easier to grab on to the condor.

Sheik

Sheik Image Sheik
Side Smash Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Increased attack range of the second attack.

Dr. Mario

Dr. Mario Image Dr. Mario
Final Smash Increased power.

Falco

Falco Image Falco
Down Tilt Attack Increased attack speed. Adjusted launch angle.
Up Smash Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times. Extended launch distance. Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
Neutral Air Attack Increased speed of the last attack. Increased attack range of the last attack.
Down Air Attack Reduced vulnerability. Reduced vulnerability when landing after using the move.
Side Special Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts. Increased attack speed when used on the ground.

Marth

Marth Image Marth
Down Smash Attack Extended launch distance when hitting in the high-damage range.
Forward Air Attack Made it easier to hit the high-damage range.
Back Air Attack Made it easier to hit the high-damage range.
Up Air Attack Made it easier to hit the high-damage range.

Mewtwo

Mewtwo Image Mewtwo
Back Air Attack Extended launch distance.
Increased power of the tip and middle attack-range areas of the tail.
Up Air Attack Extended launch distance.
Downward Throw Reduced vulnerability.
Neutral Special Increased power when not charged. Increased attack speed. Reduced vulnerability.
Up Special Reduced vulnerability after landing and finishing the move.

Meta Knight

Meta Knight Image Meta Knight
Neutral Air Attack Increased attack range.
Forward Air Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Back Air Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Neutral Special Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts for the high-damage range.
Up Special Made it easier to hit multiple times. Adjusted launch angle of the first attack. Increased attack range of the second attack.

Pit

Pit Image Pit
Down Tilt Attack Adjusted launch angle. Shortened launch distance.
Up Smash Attack Extended launch distance of the final attack.
Down Smash Attack Adjusted launch angle of the first attack.
Up Air Attack Increased attack speed. Adjusted launch angle. Extended launch distance of the last attack. Reduced vulnerability.
Attack when Getting Up The vulnerability for attacking when getting up now aligns with other fighters.
Down Special Reduced vulnerability.

Dark Pit

Dark Pit Image Dark Pit
Down Tilt Attack Adjusted launch angle. Shortened launch distance.
Up Smash Attack Extended launch distance of the final attack.
Down Smash Attack Adjusted launch angle of the first attack.
Up Air Attack Increased attack speed. Adjusted launch angle. Extended launch distance of the final attack. Reduced vulnerability.
Attack when Getting Up The vulnerability for attacking when getting up now aligns with other fighters.
Down Special Reduced vulnerability.

Zero Suit Samus

Zero Suit Samus Image Zero Suit Samus
Final Smash Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts for the final attack.

Ike

Ike Image Ike
Dash Attack Extended launch distance.
Down Tilt Attack Shortened launch distance.
Neutral Air Attack Extended launch distance.
Reduced the low-damage range.
Forward Air Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Maintained the launch distance and increased power.
Up Special Made it so the first attack upward does not get neutralized.
Extended launch distance of the final attack.
Adjusted launch angle of the final attack.

Ivysaur

Ivysaur Image Ivysaur
Basic Movements The vulnerability for breaking falls forward and backward now aligns with other fighters.

Diddy Kong

Diddy Kong Image Diddy Kong
Dash Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Increased attack range of the final attack.
Side Tilt Attack Increased attack range near the hands.
Adjusted launch angle.
Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts for the weak attack.
Down Smash Attack Increased attack speed. Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts for the second attack.
Forward Air Attack Increased attack range of the beginning of the attack.
Down Special Extended the time until the banana peel can be thrown again after it has initially been thrown.

Sonic

Sonic Image Sonic
Final Smash Made the opponent's movements slower during the initial slowdown period.
Increased attack range when initiating attack.

King Dedede

King Dedede Image King Dedede
Up Tilt Attack Increased power.
Extended launch distance.
Down Tilt Attack Adjusted launch angle.
Forward Air Attack Extended launch distance.
Up Air Attack Extended launch distance of the final attack.
Neutral Special Increased the speed to start Inhale.
Increased the range fighters can be inhaled when using Inhale on the ground.

Olimar

Olimar Image Olimar
Final Smash Increased high-damage attack range when exploding. Increased power of the explosion.

Villager

Villager Image Villager
Neutral Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Up Tilt Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Made the arm and head invincible while attacking.
Up Smash Attack Increased power for fireworks. Extended launch distance.
Up Air Attack Extended launch distance.
Down Air Attack Increased attack speed.
Down Special Reduced vulnerability when planting a seed.
Reduced vulnerability when watering.
Extended launch distance when attacking with an axe.
Increased power against shields when attacking with an axe.

Mega Man

Mega Man Image Mega Man
Basic Movements The vulnerability for breaking falls forward and backward now aligns with other fighters.

Wii Fit Trainer

Wii Fit Trainer Image Wii Fit Trainer
Down Tilt Attack Adjusted launch angle.
Up Smash Attack Increased attack speed.
Down Smash Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Forward Air Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Reduced vulnerability when landing after using the move.
Neutral Special Extended launch distance.
Final Smash Increased attack range for the large silhouette at the end.
Extended launch distance for the large silhouette at the end.

Rosalina & Luma

Rosalina & Luma Image Rosalina & Luma
Final Smash Increased power.
Shortened the distance an opponent can move with hitstun shuffling when repeatedly hit.
Extended launch distance for the final attack.

Little Mac

Little Mac Image Little Mac
Basic Movements The amount of time for breaking falls backward now aligns with other fighters.
Attack when Getting Up The vulnerability for attacking when getting up now aligns with other fighters.

Palutena

Palutena Image Palutena
Final Smash Shortened the amount of time surrounding opponents will be slowed at the start of the move.
Decreased the range the Black Hole can pull in.

PAC-MAN

Pac-Man Image Pac-Man
Basic Movements The vulnerability for breaking falls on the ground now aligns with other fighters.

Duck Hunt

Duck Hunt Image Duck Hunt
Basic Movements The vulnerability for breaking falls on the ground now aligns with other fighters.

Corrin

Corrin Image Corrin
Side Smash Attack Increased power for the tip's attack range.
Increased attack range of the tip.
Increased the opponent’s downtime when hitting a shield.
Forward Air Attack Maintained the launch distance and increased power.
Back Air Attack Increased power when hitting with the beginning of the attack.
Extended launch distance when hitting with the beginning of the attack.
Up Air Attack Increased power.
Extended launch distance.
Side Special Reduced vulnerability for lance attacks.
Extended launch distance for the kick when hitting with the beginning of the attack.
Reduced vulnerability when jumping after stabbing.

Bayonetta

Bayonetta Image Bayonetta
Side Tilt Attack 3 Reduced vulnerability.
Up Tilt Attack Increased attack speed.
Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Increased attack range of the last attack.
Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts of the last attack.
Side Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
Side Special Reduced vulnerability when used on the ground.
Reduced vulnerability when kicking upward.
Up Special Shortened the distance an opponent can move with hitstun shuffling when repeatedly hit.
Final Smash Shortened launch distance for fighters that did not get instantly KO'd after Gomorrah's attack hits.
Adjusted launch angle for fighters that did not get instantly KO'd after Gomorrah's attack hits.

Ridley

Ridley Image Ridley
Down Special Increased power for the tip's attack range.
(Updated 07/02/2020) When a critical hit is landed on an opponent with grab resistance, that opponent will no longer crumple.

King K. Rool

King K. Rool Image King K. Rool
Dash Attack Extended launch distance. Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts for the high-damage range.
Up Smash Attack Increased power. Extended launch distance.
Backward Throw Adjusted launch angle.
Side Special Made it hard to flinch from opponent's attacks while throwing the crown.
Other Increased durability of the belly.

Isabelle

Isabelle Image Isabelle
Dash Attack Increased attack speed.
Up Tilt Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Up Smash Attack Increased attack speed.
Up Air Attack Extended launch distance.
Down Air Attack Increased attack speed.

Incineroar

Incineroar Image Incineroar
Up Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Grab Attack Increased the speed for grabs, dash grabs, and turning and grabbing.
Forward Throw Extended launch distance.
Side Special Increased the speed of grabs.
Extended launch distance for when the Lariat hits.
Down Special Reduced vulnerability.
Increased the power up amount when the move succeeds.

Piranha Plant

Piranha Plant Image Piranha Plant
Up Tilt Attack Adjusted launch angle. Increased attack speed.
Down Smash Attack Increased attack speed.
Forward Air Attack Increased attack speed.
Back Air Attack Extended launch distance.
Up Air Attack Increased power.
Extended launch distance.

Hero

Hero Image Hero
Down Special Made it easier to hit multiple times with Kaboom.

Banjo & Kazooie

Banjo & Kazooie Image Banjo & Kazooie
Edge Attacks Increased the backward attack range.

Terry

Terry Image Terry
Final Smash Extended launch distance.

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      Depends on who it is you struggle against. I'd say generally someone like Wolf or Palu is a good secondary for any character. Byleth's largest drawback is mobility and frame data, so a character with faster options and movement is your best bet.

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