Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tier List

Find out who's the most smashing of all as we rank every fighter in our Tier List for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has only just released, which means it’ll be some time before we can really establish who’s top of the pack when it comes to characters tiers. However, that hasn’t stopped many pro players and those who got their lucky hands on the game early from speculating as to the potential of many characters.

To help you get ahead of the rest we’ve scoured the net for a range of opinions on where each character ranks in Smash Bros. Ultimate. Read on to view our Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tier List

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tier List © Nintendo
© Nintendo

If you’ve not heard of a tier list before, it essentially ranks fighters based on their potential for success against the rest of the cast, as well as their recent tournament results. Having just released, there aren’t any results for Ultimate yet, so these lists are based purely on the potential players believe these characters will have after limited experience with them.

As always, it’s worth saying that you should take this tier list with a hefty chunk of salt. Fighting game metas develop over a long period of time, meaning characters can rise and fall as new tricks and tactics are discovered. We’re right at the start of Ultimate’s life, which means you can expect this order to fluctuate greatly. With that in mind, some characters certainly show more potential than others so let’s get stuck in with our tier list for Smash Bros. Ultimate!

*NB - There is no ordering within tiers.


Pikachu, Lucina, Marth, Snake, Diddy, Simon, Richter.


King K. Rool, Ryu, Ken, Mewtwo, Shulk, Meta Knight, Inkling, Peach, Daisy, Sheik, Pokemon Trainer, Young Link, Yoshi, Wario, Falco, Roy, Ike, Cloud, Sonic.


Captain Falcon, Donkey Kong, Zelda, Ganondorf, Pichu, Luigi Rosalina & Luma, Mario, Isabelle, Villager, Olimar, Mii Brawler, Mii Fighter, Mii Gunner, Corrin, Chrom, Link, Toon Link, Jigglypuff, Bayonetta, Fox, Ness, Zero Suit Samus, Ridley, Wolf, Mr Game & Watch, Lucario, Palutena.


Bowser, Mega Man, Dr. Mario, Greninja, R.O.B., Ice Climbers, Pit, Robin, King Dedede, Duck Hunt Dog.


Incineroar, Little Mac, Samus, Dark Samus, Dark Pit, Lucas, Wii Fit Trainer, Kirby, Pac-Man, Bowser Jr.

What do you think of our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tier List? If you reckon your character should be moved up or down, let us know in the comments below! Of course, we’ll update this list as top players get more experience with each character and we get a better idea of who’s really good or really bad in Ultimate.

While you’re here, take a look at some of our other Super Smash Bros. Ultimate guides. Over here you can learn all about World of Light, while this guide will help you unlock every character as quickly as possible!

Associate Editor

Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at, or catch him on Twitter.

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