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A list of patch notes and balance changes for characters in the Ver. 4.0.0 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. 4.0.0

Buffs

Peach.png Daisy.png Mewtwo.png Pit.png Dark Pit.png
Pokemon Trainer.png Charizard.png Olimar.png Villager.png Rosalina & Luna.png
Mii Brawler.png Mii Swordfighter.png PAC-MAN.png Ryu.png Ken.png
Corrin.png Ridley.png Isabelle.png Piranha Plant.png

Buffs to Wake Up from Sleep

Mario.png Donkey Kong.png Link.png Samus.png Fox.png
Snake.png Lucas.png Greninja.png

Buffs to DAir

Bowser.png Sheik.png Mr. Game & Watch.png Zero Suit Samus.png Sonic.png
Toon Link.png Bayonetta.png Simon.png Richter.png

Nerfs

Samus.png Dark Samus.png Yoshi.png Ivysaur.png R.O.B..png
Little Mac.png Mii Gunner.png Joker.png

Fixes / Other

All Fighters with Shields All Fighters

Ver. 4.0.0 Patch Notes

All Fighters with Shields

Link, Young Link, Toon Link, Hero
Basic Movements Characters who carry shields can now shieldstun shuffle when blocking a projectile with their shield.

All Fighters

All Fighters
FS Meter Once the FS Meter is fully charged, the Final Smash must be used within 20 seconds or the FS Meter will reset. Note: This change will not affect Spirits mode.
-- The max combo count in Training will stop counting when the opponent can move
Item Attack Shortened the distance opponents can hitstun shuffle when attacked by the Daybreak item.
Item Attack A fighter on the ground will now be launched after one hit from the Thwomp assist trophy.

Mario

Mario ImageMario
Basic Movements Adjusted the vulnerability when waking up from sleep to match other fighters.

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong ImageDonkey Kong
Basic Movements Adjusted the vulnerability when waking up from sleep to match other fighters.

Link

Link ImageLink
Basic Movements Adjusted the vulnerability when waking up from sleep to match other fighters.
Up Special Shortened launch distance when the full combo doesn't connect.

Samus

Samus ImageSamus
Basic Movements Adjusted the vulnerability when waking up from sleep to match other fighters.
Up Smash Attack Shortened launch distance when the full combo doesn't connect.

Dark Samus

Dark Samus ImageDark Samus
Up Smash Attack Shortened launch distance when the full combo doesn't connect.

Yoshi

Yoshi ImageYoshi
Side Smash Attack Reduced the range opponents will be pushed while charging.

Fox

Fox ImageFox
Basic Movements Adjusted the vulnerability when waking up from sleep to match other fighters.

Peach

Peach ImagePeach
Neutral Special When blocking an attack from the rear, Toad’s counterattack will hit opponents easier.
Up Special Shortened launch distance when the full combo doesn't connect.

Daisy

Daisy ImageDaisy
Neutral Special When blocking an attack from the rear, Toad’s counterattack will hit opponents easier.
Up Special Shortened launch distance when the full combo doesn't connect.

Bowser

Bowser ImageBowser
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Sheik

Sheik ImageSheik
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Mewtwo

Mewtwo ImageMewtwo
Basic Movements Reduced the area of the tail that can take damage.
Up Smash Attack Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
Extended launch distance.
Down Smash Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Backward Throw Increased power.
Side Special Increased attack speed.
Increased the speed to reflect projectiles.

Mr. Game & Watch

Mr. Game & Watch ImageMr. Game & Watch
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Pit

Pit ImagePit
Neutral Attack 1 Increased attack speed.
Up Tilt Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Down Smash Attack Extended launch distance when hit with the first attack.
Back Air Attack Reduced vulnerability when landing after using the move.
Down Air Attack Extended launch distance when hitting an opponent in the air with a meteor effect.

Dark Pit

Dark Pit ImageDark Pit
Neutral Attack 1 Increased attack speed.
Up Tilt Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Down Smash Attack Extended launch distance when hit with the first attack.
Back Air Attack Reduced vulnerability when landing after using the move.
Down Air Attack Extended launch distance when hitting an opponent in the air with a meteor effect.

Zero Suit Samus

Zero Suit Samus ImageZero Suit Samus
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Snake

Snake ImageSnake
Basic Movements Adjusted the vulnerability when waking up from sleep to match other fighters.

Pokemon Trainer

Pokemon Trainer ImagePokemon Trainer
Other The invincibility time for grabbing edges is no longer shortened when performing a Pokémon Change in the air and then grabbing an edge.

Ivysaur

Ivysaur ImageIvysaur
Down Air Attack Reduced the range of the strong launching attack. Shortened the launch distance when the weak launching attack hits.
Side Special Reduced attack speed and increased vulnerability.
Up Special Shortened launch distance for the high-damage range when using the attack in the air.

Charizard

Charizard ImageCharizard
Side Tilt Attack Extended launch distance when hit in the high-damage range.
Side Smash Attack Increased power. Extended launch distance.
Up Smash Attack Shortened launch distance when the full combo doesn't connect.
Neutral Air Attack Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts. Reduced vulnerability when landing after using the move.
Forward Throw Extended launch distance.
Side Special Increased the speed of the edge-grab timing.

Lucas

Lucas ImageLucas
Dash Attack Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
Side Tilt Attack Increased the range at the beginning of the move. Extended launch distance when hit in the high-damage range.
Up Smash Attack Extended the invincibility time at the start of the move.
Up Air Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Side Special Reduced vulnerability when landing after using the move.

Sonic

Sonic ImageSonic
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Olimar

Olimar ImageOlimar
Side Smash Attack Increased the distance for Purple Pikmin. Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts for Purple Pikmin.

R.O.B.

R.O.B. ImageR.O.B.
Neutral Attack 1 Reduced the amount of time opponents will be in the damage animation when hit with the tip’s attack range.

Toon Link

Toon Link ImageToon Link
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Villager

Villager ImageVillager
Up Smash Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Rosalina & Luma

Rosalina & Luma ImageRosalina & Luma
Basic Movements Rosalina can be more easily grabbed from the front when walking, crouching, and shielding when Luma is following.
Neutral Attack 1 Luma will be in front when reversing the attack.
Side Smash Attack Luma will be in front when reversing the attack.
Up Smash Attack Luma will be in front when reversing the attack.

Greninja

Greninja ImageGreninja
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Little Mac

Little Mac ImageLittle Mac
Neutral Attack 3 Depending on the timing of continuing from neutral attack 2 to neutral attack 3, neutral attack 3 will no longer decrease vulnerability.

Mii Brawler

Mii Brawler ImageMii Brawler
Basic Movements Reverted falling speed to match version 3.0.0.
Neutral Special 2 Increased attack speed. Extended launch distance.
Up Special 1 Extended launch distance.

Mii Swordfigther

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

Mii Gunner

Mii Gunner ImageMii Gunner
Up Smash Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times. Shortened launch distance when the full combo doesn't connect.

PAC-MAN

Pac-Man ImagePac-Man
Neutral Special Will no longer drop the Bonus Fruit while charging the neutral special even if flipped left or right with attacks like Mario’s side special.

Ryu

Ryu ImageRyu
Basic Movements The attack after a perfect shield will be unleashed after facing the opponent.

Ken

Ken ImageKen
Basic Movements The attack after a perfect shield will be unleashed after facing the opponent.

Corrin

Corrin ImageCorrin
Side Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.
Side Special Reduced vulnerability when jumping after stabbing the ground.
Up Special Extended vertical and horizontal distance.

Bayonetta

Bayonetta ImageBayonetta
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Ridley

Ridley ImageRidley
Up Smash Attack Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
Extended launch distance.
Back Air Attack Increased power.
Up Air Attack Increased the high-damage range.
Made easier to hit the high-damage range.
Dash Attack Increased attack range.
Side Special Reduced vulnerability when jumping after grabbing an opponent.
Extended launch distance when throwing an opponent at the edge.
Up Special Increased attack speed. Increased movement speed.

Simon

Simon ImageSimon
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Richter

Richter ImageRichter
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Isabelle

Isabelle ImageIsabelle
Basic Movements Extended distance of forward and backward dodging.
Neutral Attack 1 Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Up Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Side Special Extended launch distance of upward throws. Increased the speed of the grab detection.
Down Special Increased attack speed of the Lloid attack.

Piranha Plant

Piranha Plant ImagePiranha Plant
Dash Attack Adjusted launch angle.
Up Tilt Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Side Special Capped the attack-power increase when repeatedly reflected. Increased attack speed. Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
Down Special Reduced vulnerability. Increased the power against shields. Shortened the charge time until reaching max charge.

Joker

Joker ImageJoker
Down Special While Arsene is summoned, projectiles that deal 50% or more damage cannot be reflected.

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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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