This article is about the Ice Climber's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Ice Climbers.
Back in the battle after a ten-year absence! There are two of them, so does that make them twice as strong as other fighters?
—Description from the Super Smash Blog.

The Ice Climbers (アイスクライマー Aisu Kuraimā?) are veteran fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, first playable in Super Smash Bros. Melee. They were confirmed in June 12, 2018 along with the remaining roster.





Changes from Brawl


  • Nana and Popo appear to stand more closely together.
  • Nana cannot act if Popo does a throw or if Popo has been grabbed.
    • She also has a unique expression for these animations.

Ground Attacks

Aerial Attacks

Grabs and Throws

  • Nana is unable to grab opponents now, preventing the Ice Climbers from performing Wobbles or chain grabs that they were so well-known for in previous appearances.
  • New down throw.

Special Attacks

  • Belay travels a higher distance.
  • Blizzard now only goes in one direction rather than both.
  • During their Final Smash, the iceberg will now spin constantly while Popo rides a Condor around the stage (Nana does not grab the Condor's leg unlike Popo). The Iceberg can be moved left and right with the joystick. The Polar Bear from the Ice Climber game also makes a cameo appearance.


Ground Attacks


  • Neutral Attack:
  • Forward Tilt:
  • Up Tilt:
  • Down Tilt:
  • Dash Attack:

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash:
  • Up Smash:
  • Down Smash (Hammer Sweep):

Other attacks

  • Floor Attack (Front):
  • Floor Attack (Back):
  • Floor Attack (Trip):
  • Ledge Attack:

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral aerial:
  • Forward aerial (Hammer Slam):
  • Back aerial:
  • Up aerial:
  • Down aerial:

Grabs and Throws

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

Special Moves

Ice Climbers' Special Moves
Melee Brawl Ultimate
Standard Special Ice Shot
Side Special Squall Hammer
Up Special Belay
Down Special Blizzard
Final Smash - Iceberg


  • Up Taunt:
  • Down Taunt:
  • Side Taunt:

On-Screen Appearance

Idle Poses

Victory Poses

  • Both Ice Climbers nod to each other then gives each other a high five.
  • Both Ice Climbers excitedly jump up and down.
  • Standing in front of each other, one Ice Climber moves their head to the left, while the other one moves their head to the right; they then spin their heads around.

In competitive play

To be added


Palette Swaps

800px-Ice Climber Palette (SSBU)

•Note: Nana becomes the leading, player-controlled character when using the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th costumes shown above. The stock icons for these costumes change to reflect this, but the character select portraits always show Popo in front.


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