Darkness Illusion (ダークネスイリュージョン, Darkness Illusion) is Meta Knight’s Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, replacing his previous Final Smash, Galaxia Darkness.


Darkness Illusion somewhat differs from its predecessor. Instead of throwing his cape over his opponents, he grows another pair of wings, and shoots bolts of lightning in a fairly large radius around him in all directions, creating a circular hitbox that hits targets above, in front of, below, or behind him. Meta Knight takes the target into the center of the stage, then repeatedly strikes the target from all sides with his sword before slashing them away, dealing considerable horizontal knockback.

This Final Smash requires the opponent to be at quite a high % to KO them, and because of its nature to take the opponents to the stage's middle, it cannot be used nearby the blast line to launch the opponent off-stage without requiring so much knockback.

Meta Knight's Special Moves
Brawl SSBWU/3DS Ultimate
Standard Special Mach Tornado
Side Special Drill Rush
Up Special Shuttle Loop
Down Special Dimensional Cape
Final Smash Galaxia Darkness Darkness Illusion