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How to Unlock Every Character in Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

Can't figure out how to unlock a character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS? We have it all right here.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS boasts the series biggest roster to date with over 49 fighters. However, not all of them are available from the get go. Below you'll find each character and each method used to unlock them in each version of the game. 

First, though, we'll throw in some general tips to help ease the process. 

TIPS

  1. If you fail to beat a new challenger, you can just play a basic multiplayer smash battle (with any settings and any character), after which the new challenger will appear again for a rematch. You don't even have to win the smash battle, just beat the newcomer!
  2. If you fulfill the requirement to unlock two characters at the same time, only one will challenge you. You can fight the other by simply playing a basic multiplayer smash battle. 
  3. If the unlockable character requires a certain classic mode intensity, set it to 0.5 above it first. That way, if you lose and the game drops the intensity by 0.5, you still have a second chance at beating them. These characters are marked with **.

UNLOCKABLE CHARACTERS

Bowser Jr. 

Wii U: Unlocked

3DS: Beat Classic Mode with Bowser on 6.0 Intensity or higher**

Both: Play 100 Matches

 

Dark Pit

Wii U: Beat All-Star Mode on Normal difficulty

3DS: Beat Classic Mode with 3 characters

Both: Play 50 Matches

 

Dr. Mario

Wii U: Beat one Master Order on Hard Difficulty

3DS: Beat Classic Mode with Mario on 4.0 Intensity or higher**

Both: Play 60 Matches

 

Duck Hunt

Wii U: K.O. at least one fighter in Cruel Smash

3DS: Beat Classic Mode with 8 characters

Both: Play 110 Matches

 

Falco

Wii U: Beat Classic Mode 

3DS: Beat Classic Mode without using a continue

Both: Play 20 Matches

 

Mr. Game & Watch

Wii U: Beat Classic Mode with 10 characters

3DS: Beat Classic Mode with 10 characters

Both: Play 90 Matches

 

Ganondorf

Wii U: Unlocked

3DS: Beat Classic Mode as Link or Zelda on Intensity 5.0 or higher**

Both: Play 80 Matches

 

Jigglypuff

Wii U: Unlocked

3DS: Collect 30 Equipment Items

Both: Play 120 Matches

 

Lucina

Wii U: Beat Classic Mode on 5.5 Intensity or higher**

3DS: Beat Classic Mode with Marth without using a continue

Both: Play 40 Matches

 

Ness

Wii U: Unlocked

3DS: Beat Classic Mode 

Both: Play 10 Matches

 

R.O.B.

Wii U: Defeat Crazy Hand after Completing 10 Matches in Crazy Orders

3DS: Beat Classic Mode or play Smash after collecting 200 trophies

                                      Both: Play 70 Matches

 

Wario

Wii U: Beat 100-Man Smash

3DS: Beat 100-Man Smash

Both: Play 30 Matches

 

**Use tip 3. 

Published May. 4th 2015

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