This article is about Ridley's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Ridley.
Joining the battle from the storied Metroid series, Ridley's long tail and sharp claws let him unleash a torrent of devastating attacks. His Final Smash is a powerful stream of plasma breath intense enough to bring down Samus's starship.
—Description from the Super Smash Blog.
Ridley SSBU
Universe Metroid
Also appears in SSBB (boss)
SSBWU/3DS (Stage hazard)
Availability Unlockable
Final Smash Gunship Assult
Character Statistics
Number of Jumps 3
Can Wall Jump No
Can Wall Cling No
Can Crawl No
Can Glide No
Has a Tether No

Ridley is a new playable character from the Metroid universe who makes his first playable appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. To date, he is the largest Smash Bros. fighter in Smash Bros. history to be an eligible fighter, although his size was reduced compared to his original appearance to fit with other fighters.






Ground Attacks


  • Neutral Attack: Swipes with his left claw, then with his right, then swings his head right to bite his opponent.
  • Forward Tilt: Leans forward and quickly bites twice.
  • Up Tilt: Swings his right wing upward.
  • Down Tilt: Turns around and swings his tail along the ground.
  • Dash Attack:

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash: Unleashes a short-range fire blast.
  • Up Smash: Flips upward, kicking with his legs.
  • Down Smash: Jumps into the air, stretches his wings out, and slams them onto the ground when he lands.

Other attacks

  • Floor Attack (Front):
  • Floor Attack (Back):
  • Floor Attack (Trip):
  • Ledge Attack: Swipes low to the ground with his left claw.

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral aerial:
  • Forward aerial: Jabs his tail forward multiple times. Does 2.7% damage.
  • Back aerial: Does a backward roundhouse kick with his left leg.
  • Up aerial: Swings his tail and wings upward.
  • Down aerial: A stall-then-fall stomp with both feet.

Grabs and Throws

  • Pummel:
  • Forward Throw:
  • Back Throw:
  • Up Throw:
  • Down Throw:

Special Moves

  • Standard Special: Fireball: Breathes a fireball out of his mouth. The fireball bounces and travels a great range. Can be charged to unleash a constant stream of fireballs, but if Ridley is attacked while charging, the fireball will damage him instead. Does 5.6% damage when uncharged, and 25.5% when charged if the opponent is hit by every fireball.
  • Side Special: Jumps forward and grabs an opponent. He then slams them into the ground before dragging them on the stage floor and finally throwing them. Can be charged and canceled. When done in the air, it sends Ridley and the opponent plummeting down. Does 29% damage after some charging and is a command grab.
  • Up Special: Pirate's Flight: Flies in a certain direction, which is controlled by tilting the control stick. Opponents caught in the flight path will take damage, and Ridley can also slam into the ground, dealing minor knockback. Delivers the greatest amount of damage and knockback during the initial hit of the move.
  • Down Special: Impale: Jabs opponents with the tip of his tail. Does 5% damage normally, but when it sweet spots the opponent, it deals 46.3% and leaves the opponents lying on the ground defenseless, similar to Focus Attack.
  • Final Smash: Hunter's End: Flies forward toward his opponents. Any opponents hit will be sent flying onto Samus' Gunship in space, and Ridley will fly up before breathing a massive stream of fire at them, destroying the gunship. Does 45% damage.


  • Up Taunt:
  • Down Taunt: Ridley stands up straight
  • Side Taunt:

On-Screen Appearance

Idle Poses

Victory Poses

In competitive play

To be added


Palette Swaps

800px-Ridley Palette (SSBU)



  • Ridley is the first character to be a playable character that was a former boss; although Giga Bowser did return as a Final Smash.
  • Meta Ridley is one of Ridley's alternative palettes.
  • Ridley's promotional art pose is very similar to Bowser's promotional art in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
  • According to an interview with Sakurai, Ridley's down taunt is his favorite because it shows how big Ridley truly is.[1]
  • After Ridley's Final Smash, Samus' destroyed Gunship can be seen crashing in the background.

External links


  1. Nintendo Everything
Ridley reveal trailer Super Smash Bros

Ridley reveal trailer Super Smash Bros. Ultimate