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A list of patch notes and balance changes for characters in the Ver. 3.0.0 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. 3.0.0

Buffs

Donkey Kong Kirby Jigglypuff Bowser Ice Climbers
Sheik Marth Lucina Mewtwo Roy
Chrom Mr. Game & Watch Wario Charizard Diddy Kong
Sonic Olimar Wii Fit Trainer Rosalina & Luma Shulk
Bowser Jr. Corrin Simon Richter King K. Rool
Piranha Plant

Nerfs

Mario Ness Peach Daisy Dr. Mario
Pichu Ganondorf Snake Wolf Mega Man
Ryu Ken Inkling

Fixes / Other

All Fighters
Link Samus Dark Samus Yoshi Pikachu
Luigi Zelda Young Link Pit Dark Pit
Ivysaur King Dedede Lucario R.O.B. Toon Link
Villager Greninja Mii Swordfighter Mii Gunner Palutena
Pac-Man Robin Duck Hunt Cloud Bayonetta
Ridley Isabelle

Ver. 3.0.0 Patch Notes

All Fighters

All Fighters
Basic Movements Perfect shields will no longer activate multiple times when the shield button is released once. This was creating more downtime than a single perfect shield.
Basic Movements Made it easier to be penalized for continuous dodging.
Basic Movements Shortened the downtime when performing a perfect shield against projectiles.

Mario

Mario ImageMario
Final Smash and FS Meter At the start of the move, nearby opponents will be slowed more and slowed longer.
Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong ImageDonkey Kong
Neutral Special Increased the attack range.

Link

Link ImageLink
Side Special Reduced the power against shields.

Samus

Samus ImageSamus
Side Special Reduced the power against shields.

Dark Samus

Dark Samus ImageDark Samus
Side Special Reduced the power against shields.

Yoshi

Yoshi ImageYoshi
Side Special Reduced the power against shields.

Kirby

Kirby ImageKirby
Up Smash Attack Extended the high-damage window.
Reduced the low-damage window.
Downward Throw Increased power.
Neutral Special Increased the amount of time that Copy Abilities cannot be lost by taking damage, and made it easier for Kirby to retain Copy Abilities overall.
Up Special Increased the speed of the edge-grab range detection.
Neutral Air Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Shortened landing time after using the move.

Pikachu

Pikachu ImagePikachu
Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.

Luigi

Luigi ImageLuigi
Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.

Ness

Ness ImageNess
Up Smash Attack Shortened the charge time.
Reduced the amount of time hit detection lasts while charging.
Down Smash Attack Shortened the charge time.
Reduced the amount of time hit detection lasts while charging.
Neutral Special Increased the attack range.

Jigglypuff

Jigglypuff ImageJigglypuff
Final Smash and FS Meter Made it easier to push opponents while big.

Peach

Peach ImagePeach
Neutral Special When used continuously in the air, fall speed will not decrease after the first use.
Down Special Reduced the vegetable’s power against shields.
Final Smash and FS Meter Reduced the amount of time opponents sleep.

Daisy

Daisy ImageDaisy
Neutral Special When used continuously in the air, fall speed will not decrease after the first use.
Down Special The launch distance when hitting an opponent with a vegetable now matches Peach.
Reduced the vegetable’s power against shields.
Final Smash and FS Meter Reduced the amount of time opponents sleep.

Bowser

Bowser ImageBowser
Up Special Made it so opponents cannot break their fall when continuously hit on the ground.

Ice Climbers

Ice Climbers ImageIce Climbers
FS Meter Extended launch distance.

Sheik

Sheik ImageSheik
Flurry Attack Finish Reduced vulnerability.
Down Tilt Attack Made it easier to hit with the tip of the attack.
Forward Air Attack Increased the attack range.
Neutral Special Shortened the charge time.

Zelda

Zelda ImageZelda
Down Special Reduced the power against shields.

Dr. Mario

Dr. Mario ImageDr. Mario
Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.
Final Smash and FS Meter At the start of the move, nearby opponents will be slowed more and slowed longer.

Pichu

Pichu ImagePichu
Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.
Other Changed the posture when receiving damage in the air and made it easier to receive damage.
Changed the posture when landing and made it easier to receive damage.

Marth

Marth ImageMarth
Dash Grab Increased grab range.

Lucina

Lucina ImageLucina
Dash Grab Increased grab range.

Young Link

Young Link ImageYoung Link
Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.
Side Special Reduced the power against shields.

Ganondorf

Ganondorf ImageGanondorf
Other Changed the posture when receiving damage in the air and made it easier to receive damage.

Mewtwo

Mewtwo ImageMewtwo
Basic Movement Increased the fighter’s weight.
Neutral Attack 1 Increased attack speed.
Side Smash Attack Increased attack range.
Edge Attack Increased attack range.
Up Tilt Attack Increased attack power and maintained launch distance.
Adjusted launch angle when hit by the tip of the tail.
Up Air Attack Increased attack power and maintained launch distance.
Side Tilt Attack Increased attack power and maintained launch distance.
Neutral Special Extended launch distance.
Reduced the power against shields.
Edge Dodge Extended invincibility time.

Roy

Roy ImageRoy
Up Special Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Dash Grab Increased grab range.

Chrom

Chrom ImageChrom
Dash Grab Increased grab range.

Mr. Game & Watch

Mr. Game & Watch ImageMr. Game & Watch
Final Smash and FS Meter Increased the amount of time opponents are trapped.

Pit

Pit ImagePit
Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.

Dark Pit

Dark Pit ImageDark Pit
Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.

Wario

Wario ImageWario
Neutral Special Made it easier to eat projectiles.

Snake

Snake ImageSnake
Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.
Side Special Reduced the attack range of airborne missiles.
Up Smash Attack Increased vulnerability.
Back Air Attack Extended launch distance when hit in the high-damage range.

Ivysaur

Ivysaur ImageIvysaur
Side Special Reduced the power against shields.

Charizard

Charizard ImageCharizard
Side Special Increased the downward attack range when used on the ground.

Diddy Kong

Diddy Kong ImageDiddy Kong
Dash Attack Increased attack speed.
Side Tilt Attack Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
Down Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Neutral Air Attack Increased attack range.
Up Air Attack Increased attack power and maintained launch distance.

Sonic

Sonic ImageSonic
Final Smash Increased attack range.
FS Meter Increased attack range.
Extended launch distance.

King Dedede

King Dedede ImageKing Dedede
Side Special Reduced the power against shields.

Olimar

Olimar ImageOlimar
Side Smash Attack Reduced the power against shields.
The power will now properly increase when charged.
Up Smash Attack The power will now properly increase when charged.
Down Smash Attack The power will now properly increase when charged.
Side Special Reduced the power against shields.

Lucario

Lucario ImageLucario
Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.

R.O.B.

R.O.B. ImageR.O.B.
Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.
Down Special Reduced the power against shields.

Toon Link

Toon Link ImageToon Link
Side Special Reduced the power against shields.

Wolf

Wolf ImageWolf
Down Smash Attack Shortened the launch distance of the forward attack.
Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.

Villager

Villager ImageVillager
Forward Air Attack Reduced the power against shields.
Back Air Attack Reduced the power against shields.
Side Special Reduced the power against shields.

Mega Man

Mega Man ImageMega Man
Neutral Attack 1 Reduced the power against shields.
Side Tilt Attack Reduced the power against shields.
Up Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Neutral Air Attack Reduced the power against shields.
Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.
Down Special Reduced attack speed.
Increased vulnerability.
Throwing-type items can no longer be thrown while using Leaf Shield.

Wii Fit Trainer

Wii Fit Trainer ImageWii Fit Trainer
Neutral Attack 3 Increased bury range.
Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.
Side Special Reduced the power against shields.
Changed the location of the ball spawn when touching terrain.
Down Special Increased the amount of time the effect lasts when successful.

Rosalina & Luma

Rosalina & Luma ImageRosalina & Luma
Side Tilt Attack If Luma is close, Luma will move in front of Rosalina when attacking in the opposite direction.
Down Tilt Attack If Luma is close, Luma will move in front of Rosalina when attacking in the opposite direction.
Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.
Side Special Reduced the power against shields.
Final Smash and FS Meter At the start of the move, nearby opponents will be slowed more and slowed longer.

Greninja

Greninja ImageGreninja
Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.

Mii Swordfighter

Mii Swordfighter ImageMii Swordfighter
Edge Attack Increased attack range.
Neutral Special 1 Reduced the power against shields.
Neutral Special 2 Reduced the power against shields.
Neutral Special 3 Reduced the power against shields.

Mii Gunner

Mii Gunner ImageMii Gunner
Neutral Special 1 Reduced the power against shields.
Neutral Special 3 Reduced the power against shields.
Side Special 1 Reduced the power against shields.
Side Special 3 Reduced the power against shields.
Down Special 2 Reduced the power against shields.

Palutena

Palutena ImagePalutena
Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.
Side Special Reduced the power against shields.

Pac-Man

Pac-Man ImagePac-Man
Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.
Down Special Increased the downward attack range of the fire hydrant while its falling.
Reduced the power against shields.
PAC-MAN Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.

Robin

Robin ImageRobin
Neutral Special Reduced Thunder/Elthunder’s power against shields.
Side Special Reduced the power against shields.

Shulk

Shulk ImageShulk
Get-Up Attack Increased attack range.
Edge Attack Increased attack range.

Bowser Jr.

Bowser Jr. ImageBowser Jr.
Neutral Attack 2 Increased the amount of time opponents will be in the damage animation when the move hits.

Duck Hunt

Duck Hunt ImageDuck Hunt
Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.
Side Special Reduced the power against shields.

Ryu

Ryu ImageRyu
Edge Attack Shortened hitstun time.

Ken

Ken ImageKen
Edge Attack Shortened hitstun time.

Cloud

Cloud ImageCloud
Neutral Special Reduced the normal shockwave’s power against shields.

Corrin

Corrin ImageCorrin
Side Smash Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times after releasing the button when charging a smash attack.
Up Smash Attack Increased the attack range of the high-damage tip area.
Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
Down Air Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times against lightweight opponents.
Neutral Special Extended the time that uncharged shots last.
Side Special Reduced the amount of time necessary to take the next action after stabbing..
Up Special Increased the speed of the invincibility timing.
Extended launch distance.
Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Bayonetta

Bayonetta ImageBayonetta
Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.

Inkling

Inkling ImageInkling
Side Special Shortened launch distance for the attack when accelerating again.

Ridley

Ridley ImageRidley
Neutral Special Reduced the power against shields.
Final Smash and FS Meter Once the move ends, Ridley can now move earlier than opponents.

Simon

Simon ImageSimon
Edge Attack Increased attack range.
Side Special Reduced the power against shields.

Richter

Richter ImageRichter
Edge Attack Increased attack range.
Side Special Reduced the power against shields.

King K. Rool

King K. Rool ImageKing K. Rool
Side Tilt Attack Increased the high-damage range.
Forward Air Attack Increased the high-damage range.
Up Air Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Up Throw No longer affected by the wind while throwing.
Side Special Reduced the power against shields.
Down Special Reduced vulnerability when the counter succeeds.
Reduced vulnerability when the counter fails.

Isabelle

Isabelle ImageIsabelle
Forward Air Attack Reduced the power against shields.
Back Air Attack Reduced the power against shields.

Piranha Plant

Piranha Plant ImagePiranha Plant
Neutral Special Increased attack range for the spiked ball.
Edge Attack Increased attack range.

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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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