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A list of patch notes and balance changes for characters in the Ver. 7.0.0 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. 7.0.0

Buffs

Samus Dark Samus Captain Falcon Sheik Zelda
Dr. Mario Young Link Toon Link Mii Brawler Duck Hunt
Ryu Ken Cloud Incineroar

Nerfs

Zero Suit Samus Palutena Joker

Shield Size Changes Only

Donkey Kong Link Yoshi Kirby Fox
Pikachu Bowser Ice Climbers Pichu Falco
Ganondorf Mewtwo Mr. Game & Watch Meta Knight Pit
Dark Pit Snake Squirtle Charizard Diddy Kong
Sonic King Dedede Olimar Lucario Wolf
Villager Wii Fit Trainer Rosalina & Luma Little Mac Greninja
Mii Swordfighter Pac-Man Bowser Jr. Corrin Bayonetta
Ridley King K. Rool Piranha Plant

Ver. 7.0.0 Patch Notes

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong Image Donkey Kong
Other Increased shield size.
Made the head briefly invincible after deactivating shield.

Link

Link Image Link
Other Increased shield size.

Samus

Samus Image Samus
Dash Attack Increased the power of the beginning of the attack.
Up Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Down Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Up Throw Extended launch distance.
Other Increased power of midair grab.
Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts for midair grab.
Increased shield size.

Dark Samus

Dark Samus Image Dark Samus
Dash Attack Increased the power of the beginning of the attack.
Up Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Down Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Up Throw Extended launch distance.
Other Increased power of midair grab.
Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts for midair grab.
Increased shield size.
Made the right arm briefly invincible after activating shield.

Yoshi

Yoshi Image Yoshi
Other Increased shield size.
Made the head and both legs briefly invincible after activating shield.

Kirby

Kirby Image Kirby
Other Increased shield size.

Fox

Fox Image Fox
Other Changed the animation when receiving attacks from opponents while shielding.

Pikachu

Pikachu Image Pikachu
Other Increased shield size.

Captain Falcon

Captain Falcon Image Captain Falcon
Neutral Attack 1 Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Other Increased shield size.

Bowser

Bowser Image Bowser
Other Increased shield size.

Ice Climbers

Ice Climbers Image Ice Climbers
Other Increased shield size.

Sheik

Sheik Image Sheik
Down Smash Attack Increased attack speed.
Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Grab Increased grab range of stationary grab.
Neutral Special Reduced vulnerability when landing after using the move in the air.
Side Special Reduced vulnerability after using the move on the ground and in the air.
Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts for the explosion.
The explosion will no longer get negated.
Up Special Extended launch distance for the explosion.
Other Increased shield size.

Zelda

Zelda Image Zelda
Side Tilt Attack Increased power.
Extended launch distance.
Neutral Air Attack Reduced vulnerability when landing after using the move.
Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Up Air Attack Increased attack range.
Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
Decreased power for the latter half of the time hit detection lasts.
Extended launch distance when hit in the high-damage range.
Side Special Increased the high-damage range.
Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
Down Special Increased power.
Extended launch distance.
Other Increased shield size.

Dr. Mario

Dr. Mario Image Dr. Mario
Side Tilt Attack Increased power.
Extended launch distance.
Down Tilt Attack Increased the amount of time opponents will be in the damage animation.
Shortened launch distance.
Neutral Air Attack Increased the power of the attack in the high-damage range.
Extended launch distance when hit in the high-damage range.
Down Air Attack Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
Up Special Extended launch distance when hit in the high-damage range.

Pichu

Pichu Image Pichu
Other Increased shield size.

Falco

Falco Image Falco
Other Increased shield size.

Young Link

Young Link Image Young Link
Neutral Attack 1 Increased attack speed.
Up Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Up Air Attack Extended launch distance.
Forward Throw Extended launch distance.
Other Increased attack speed for midair grab.
Adjusted launch angle for midair grab.
Increased the amount of time opponents will be in the damage animation.
Increased shield size.

Ganondorf

Ganondorf Image Ganondorf
Other Increased shield size.

Mewtwo

Mewtwo Image Mewtwo
Other Changed posture while shielding to reduce vulnerability to a shield stab.
Increased shield size.

Mr Game & Watch

Mr. Game & Watch Image Mr. Game & Watch
Other Increased shield size.

Meta Knight

Meta Knight Image Meta Knight
Other Increased shield size.

Pit

Pit Image Pit
Other Increased shield size.

Dark Pit

Dark Pit Image Dark Pit
Other Increased shield size.

Zero Suit Samus

Zero Suit Samus Image Zero Suit Samus
Down Special Shortened the time opponents are buried when stomped on.
Other Increased shield size.

Snake

Snake Image Snake
Other Increased shield size.
Made the head briefly invincible after activating shield.

Squirtle

Squirtle Image Squirtle
Other Increased shield size.

Charizard

Charizard Image Charizard
Other Increased shield size.

Diddy Kong

Diddy Kong Image Diddy Kong
Other Made the arm briefly invincible after deactivating shield.

Sonic

Sonic Image Sonic
Other Increased shield size.

King Dedede

King Dedede Image King Dedede
Other Increased shield size.

Olimar

Olimar Image Olimar
Other Increased shield size.

Lucario

Lucario Image Lucario
Other Increased shield size.

Toon Link

Toon Link Image Toon Link
Dash Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Down Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Back Air Attack Increased attack speed.
Down Air Attack Increased the power of the attack in the low-damage range.
Extended launch distance when hit in the low-damage range.
Other Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts for midair grab.

Wolf

Wolf Image Wolf
Other Increased shield size.

Villager

Villager Image Villager
Other Increased shield size.

Wii Fit Trainer

Wii Fit Trainer Image Wii Fit Trainer
Other Increased shield size.

Rosalina & Luma

Rosalina & Luma Image Rosalina & Luma
Other Increased shield size.

Little Mac

Little Mac Image Little Mac
Other Increased shield size.

Greninja

Greninja Image Greninja
Other Increased shield size.

Mii Brawler

Mii Brawler Image Mii Brawler
Side Special 3 Made it easier to grab opponents.

Mii Swordfighter

Mii Swordfighter Image Mii Swordfighter
Other Increased shield size.

Palutena

Palutena Image Palutena
Up Tilt Attack Increased power of the last attack.
Extended launch distance for the last attack.
Down Smash Attack Extended launch distance when hit in the high-damage range.
Neutral Air Attack Shortened launch distance.
Reduced the range of the last attack against opponents in the air.
Downward Throw Extended launch distance.
Other Increased shield size.

Pac-Man

Pac-Man Image Pac-Man
Other Increased shield size.

Bowser Jr.

Bowser Jr. Image Bowser Jr.
Other Increased shield size.

Duck Hunt

Duck Hunt Image Duck Hunt
Flurry Attack Increased the amount of time opponents will be in the damage animation.
Other Increased shield size.

Ryu

Ryu Image Ryu
Down Tilt Attack (Heavy) Adjusted launch angle.
Down Smash Attack Now possible on hit to cancel the attack animation into a special move.
Reduced the power against shields.
Neutral Special Increased the opponent’s downtime when shielding against Hadoken.
Made it easier for Shakunetsu Hadoken to hit multiple times.
Side Special Made the pivoting leg invincible while rotating when used on the ground.
Increased power.
Extended launch distance when hit in the high-damage range.
Other Increased shield size.

Ken

Ken Image Ken
Down Tilt Attack (Heavy) Adjusted launch angle.
Down Smash Attack Now possible on hit to cancel the attack animation into a special move.
Reduced the power against shields.
Side Special Made the pivoting leg invincible while rotating when used on the ground.
Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Other Increased shield size.

Cloud

Cloud Image Cloud
Dash Attack Extended launch distance when hit in the high-damage range.
Side Smash Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Up Smash Attack Extended launch distance when hit with the sword tip.
Increased attack speed.
Up Special Increased the speed of the edge-grab timing.
Down Special Increased the speed at which the gauge fills up with Limit Charge.
Other Increased shield size.

Corrin

Corrin Image Corrin
Other Increased shield size.

Bayonetta

Bayonetta Image Bayonetta
Other Increased shield size.

Ridley

Ridley Image Ridley
Other Made one part of the wing briefly invincible after activating or deactivating shield.
Changed posture while shielding to reduce vulnerability to a shield stab.

King K. Rool

King K. Rool Image King K. Rool
Other Adjusted the shield’s center and center of the posture during shielding to match.
Increased shield size.

Incineroar

Incineroar Image Incineroar
Side Special Extended launch distance when opponents that are not grabbed with a side special are caught up in the lariat or back body drop.

Piranha Plant

Piranha Plant Image Piranha Plant
Other Made the lips briefly invincible after deactivating shield.

Joker

Joker Image Joker
Neutral Special Reduced the range when shooting downward in the air.
Other Reduced the amount of time Arsene is summoned for when receiving damage while Arsene is summoned in battles with two or fewer opponents.

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    • >>[6]
      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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      Me

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