• Choose which of Pokémon Trainer's Pokémon to send into battle first

    When selecting the Pokémon Trainer on the character select screen, you can move your cursor over their Pokémon and press the selection button in order to change which Pokémon you begin the battle with. Selecting Squirtle, Ivysaur, or Charizard here will work in any game mode, including World of Light.

    If a selection is made before activating Palutena's Guidance, there are even four different conversations to be found--one each for Ivysaur, Charizard, and Squirtle, and one for the Pokémon Trainer himself/herself!

    Contributed By: MasterPeteDiddy.

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  • Amiibo Unlockables

    Scanning certain non-smash bros Amiibos will unlock certain things earlier!
    Note: Different amiibo that share the same unlock will unlock a duplicate spirit.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Able Sisters SpiritMabel Amiibo
    Alm and Celica (Young) SpiritAlm Amiibo
    Alm and Celica (Young) SpiritCelica Amiibo
    Blathers SpiritBlathers Amiibo
    Blue/Red/Yellow/Winged/Rock Pikmin SpiritsPikmin Amiibo
    Bokoblin SpiritBokoblin Amiibo
    Boo SpiritBoo Amiibo
    Bowser (Wedding) SpiritWedding Bowser Amiibo
    Celeste SpiritCeleste Amiibo
    Chibi-Robo SpiritChibi-Robo Amiibo
    Cyrus and Reese SpiritCyrus Amiibo
    Cyrus and Reese SpiritReese Amiibo
    Daruk SpiritDaruk Amiibo
    Detective Pikachu SpiritDetective Pikachu Amiibo
    Digby SpiritDigby Amiibo
    DJ K.K. SpiritK.K. Slider Amiibo
    Goomba SpiritGoomba Amiibo
    Guardian SpiritGuardian Amiibo
    Kapp'n SpiritKapp'n Amiibo
    Kicks SpiritKicks Amiibo
    Koopa Troopa SpiritKoopa Troopa Amiibo
    Lottie SpiritLottie Amiibo
    Mario (Wedding) Fighter SpiritWedding Mario Amiibo
    Metroid SpiritMetroid Amiibo
    Midna SpiritWolf Link Amiibo
    Mipha SpiritMipha Amiibo
    Octoling Boy and Octoling Girl SpiritOctoling Boy Amiibo
    Octoling Boy and Octoling Girl SpiritOctoling Girl Amiibo
    Octoling Octopus SpiritOctoling Octopus Amiibo
    Off the Hook SpiritPearl Amiibo
    Off the Hook SpiritMarina Amiibo
    Peach (Wedding) SpiritWedding Peach Amiibo
    Qbby SpiritQbby Amiibo
    Resetti SpiritResetti Amiibo
    Revali SpiritRevali Amiibo
    Rover SpiritRover Amiibo
    Shovel Knight SpiritShovel Knight Amiibo
    Squid Sisters SpiritCallie Amiibo
    Squid Sisters SpiritMarie Amiibo
    Tiki SpiritTiki Amiibo
    Timmy and Tommy's ShopTimmy and Tommy Amiibo
    Toad SpiritToad Amiibo
    Tom Nook SpiritTom Nook Amiibo
    Urbosa SpiritUrbosa Amiibo
    Waddle Dee SpiritWaddle Dee Amiibo
    Waluigi SpiritWaluigi Amiibo
    Yarn Poochy SpiritYarn Poochy Amiibo

    Contributed By: hypermoe, Katsumii, and Yonniman.

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  • Change Menu Music

    To unlock the ability to change the menu music beat the World of Light for the first time.

    Contributed By: Milkomeda.

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  • New Game+ in World of Light

    To unlock New Game+, you must reach the True Ending in World of Light.

    Afterwards, you can enter New Game+ on your save file. All spirits and bosses return, making it a good way to earn more copies of spirits, and earning more skill spheres.

    Contributed By: Godstriker8.

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  • Unlock Characters via Classic Mode

    In order to unlock characters via Classic Mode, you must beat Classic Mode with a certain character. When you do, you'll be challenged by a new character.

    If you defeat the challenger, that character will be unlocked. If you lose to the challenger, you can fight them again in Challenger's Approach under the Games and More menu. The rematch isn't always available so you might need to wait some time before you can challenge them again.

    The character unlocks are grouped in a particular way. In each group, if you use any of the previous characters in that group and complete Classic Mode, the next character in that group will challenge you. For example, completing Classic Mode with Mario will unlock Sonic. After Sonic is unlocked, completing Classic Mode with Mario or Sonic will unlock Bayonetta. After unlocking her, completing Classic Mode with Mario or Sonic or Bayonetta will unlocked Little Mac, and so on. At the end of each group, you'll be challenged by the first character in another group, meaning you can now use the entire group you just finished to help unlock that next group.

    Here are the groups and the order in which the characters are unlocked (if you have unlocked a character via another means (Adventure Mode or regular gameplay), they will be skipped and the next character on the list will challenge you instead):

    Mario Group:
    Sonic -> Bayonetta -> Little Mac -> Ike -> Luigi -> Roy -> Dr. Mario -> Olimar -> Bowser (leads to Donkey Kong Group)

    Donkey Kong Group:
    Bowser -> Pokemon Trainer -> Rosalina & Luma -> King Dedede -> Sheik -> Greninja -> Diddy Kong -> Duck Hunt -> Sonic (leads to Mario Group)

    Link Group:
    King K. Rool -> Ice Climbers -> Simon -> Meta Knight -> Snake -> Young Link -> Richter -> Toon Link -> Sonic (leads to Mario Group)

    Samus Group:
    Inkling -> Wii Fit Trainer -> Pit -> Incineroar -> Dark Samus -> Cloud -> Wario -> Dark Pit -> Sonic (leads to Mario Group)

    Yoshi Group:
    Lucario -> Marth -> Ryu -> Ganondorf -> Lucina -> Ridley -> Chrom -> Ken -> Sonic (leads to Mario Group)

    Kirby Group:
    Ness -> Jigglypuff -> Pac-Man -> Zelda -> Robin -> Corrin -> Lucas -> Palutena -> Sonic (leads to Mario Group)

    Fox Group:
    Captain Falcon -> Zero Suit Samus -> Peach -> Falco -> Daisy -> Bowser Jr. -> Wolf -> Mewtwo -> Sonic (leads to Mario Group)

    Pikachu Group:
    Villager -> Shulk -> R.O.B. -> Mega Man -> Isabelle -> Mr. Game & Watch -> Pichu -> Sonic (leads to Mario Group)

    Contributed By: SBAllen.

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  • Unlock Characters via Gameplay

    In order to unlock characters via regular gameplay, you must actively play the game for a small period of time. That is to say, you must actually move your character, use attacks, etc. After doing so, you'll be challenged by a new character. This challenge can either happen after finishing a match in Smash Mode or after exiting another mode like Adventure Mode.

    If you defeat the challenger, that character will be unlocked. If you lose to the challenger, you can fight them again in Challenger's Approach under the Games and More menu. The rematch isn't always available so you might need to wait some time before you can challenge them again.

    The order that characters will challenge you in this manner is fixed. If you have unlocked a character via another means (Classic Mode or Adventure Mode), they will be skipped and the next character on the list will challenge you instead. The order is as follows:

    01. Ness
    02. Zelda
    03. Bowser
    04. Pit
    05. Inkling
    06. Villager
    07. Marth
    08. Young Link
    09. Wii Fit Trainer
    10. Ice Climbers
    11. Captain Falcon
    12. Peach
    13. Ryu
    14. Ike
    15. Jigglypuff
    16. King K. Rool
    17. Sonic
    18. Simon
    19. Zero Suit Samus
    20. Little Mac
    21. Isabelle
    22. Shulk
    23. Lucina
    24. Wario
    25. Ridley
    26. Pokemon Trainer
    27. Lucario
    28. Daisy
    29. Roy
    30. King Dedede
    31. R.O.B.
    32. Falco
    33. Luigi
    34. Pichu
    35. Richter
    36. Lucas
    37. Diddy Kong
    38. Meta Knight
    39. Snake
    40. Ganondorf
    41. Corrin
    42 Mega Man
    43. Bayonetta
    44. Toon Link
    45. Rosalina & Luma
    46. Incineroar
    47. Sheik
    48. Olimar
    49. PAC-MAN
    50. Dark Samus
    51. Wolf
    52. Mr. Game & Watch
    53. Robin
    54. Dark Pit
    55. Cloud
    56. Duck Hunt
    57. Ken
    58. Greninja
    59. Chrom
    60. Mewtwo
    61. Bowser Jr.
    62. Dr. Mario
    63. Palutena

    Contributed By: SBAllen.

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  • Unlock Default Mii Fighters

    If you don't want to create your own Mii fighter, then you can unlock the default ones by finding them through specific locations in World of Light. Once unlocked, the default Mii Fighters can be used in every mode except Classic.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Mii BrawlerWorld of Dark - Sacred Realm, after setting the red and blue torches to a 4:40 clock.
    Mii GunnerWorld of Light - Island Area
    Mii SwordfighterWorld of Light - Town Area

    Contributed By: Devon28746.

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  • Unlock the True Ending of World of Light

    During the Final Battle, Master Hand and Crazy Hand will be on the map.

    Defeating Master Hand and causing the forces of light to have the advantage by defeating Dark Spirits will cause Master Hand to reappear. Defeat him once again to free him.

    Defeating Crazy Hand and causing the forces of darkness to have the advantage by defeating mostly Light Spirits, will cause Crazy Hand to reappear. Defeat him once again to free him.

    After both hands are freed, you must adjust the balance of power between light and dark to be equal, by leaving roughly the same amount of spirits on the board from both sides. Once the balance of power is equal to both sides, the path at the top of the map will lead to Master Hand and Crazy Hand. Go to their space to engage the true ending.

    Contributed By: Godstriker8.

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Easter Eggs

  • Palutena's Guidance

    Palutena's Guidance is a special version of Pit's taunt. It only works when you quickly and repeatedly press Pit's down taunt button while on the Palutena's Temple stage. When it's activated, Palutena, Viridi, and a few other characters will appear and provide Pit with commentary and tactics about one of his opponents.

    Contributed By: discoinferno84.

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  • Secret Star Fox Taunts

    Fox, Falco, and Wolf each have hidden taunts. They can only be activated when you quickly and repeatedly press their down taunt button while on a Star Fox-themed stage. Doing so will trigger conversations between the cast of the Star Fox games. The dialogue on Lylat Cruise will change depending on which background is currently on the screen. Only Fox and Falco have hidden taunts on the Corneria stage. These secret taunts can only be performed once per match, and can be interrupted if the character gets hit mid-animation or a Smash Ball or Dragoon is obtained.

    Contributed By: discoinferno84.

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  • Snake's Codec

    Snake's Codec is a special version of his taunt. It can only be performed by quickly and repeatedly pressing Snake's down taunt while on the Shadow Moses Island stage. This will result in Snake contacting Colonel Campbell, Otacon, or Mei Ling from the Metal Gear series for tactical advice regarding his opponent. However, these are all recycled from their original Brawl versions; there are no Codecs for new fighters.

    Contributed By: discoinferno84.

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  • Alternate Boxing Ring Design

    As in Smash for WiiU and 3DS, there are two different boxing designs in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: One based on the World Circuit from Punch Out!! and another generic version with a Smash Bros. motif. By default the game chooses the Smash Bros. version when selected on the stage screen, but will change to the Punch Out!! design if the L button is held down when selecting it.

    Contributed By: Miderb.

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  • Fastest way to earn a lot of coins (~500 per minute)

    In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, coins are earned at the end of each match based on the number of controller inputs registered by human players.

    To quickly earn a lot coins, simply use two controllers (both Joy-Cons bundled with the Nintendo Switch will do just fine), set a timed match with two human players, and keep mashing down on both controllers to crouch repeatedly. You should earn anywhere from 2400 to 2600+ coins per 5 minute match with this method. Adjust match length to your liking.

    Additional recommendations include throwing one character off stage once to avoid getting a Sudden Death, using characters that are able to crouch very fast (such as Marth & Lucina), and remove stage hazards and items.

    Contributed By: Oracle-Raven.

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