The following contains a list of unlockables a player can obtain in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Unlockable characters

Each character can be unlocked via any one of three methods: by playing a given number of Vs. matches, in the Subspace Emissary mode, or by meeting a different unlock requirement. When unlocked through the Subspace Emissary, the character is immediately playable; when using a different unlock method, they must first be defeated in 1-on-1 one-stock match.

Character How to Unlock Subspace Emissary Method Vs. Matches Required
Ness Reflect 10 projectiles. Clear Subspace (Part I). 5
Marth Clear Classic Mode. Clear Battlefield Fortress. 10
Luigi Clear Classic Mode without using any continues. Clear Subspace (Part I). 22
Falco Clear 100-Man Brawl. Clear The Swamp. 50
Captain Falcon Play through Classic Mode on Normal difficulty or higher and clear it in 12 minutes or less. Clear Outside the Ancient Ruins. 70
Lucario Clear all five levels of Target Smash!! with any single character. Clear Glacial Peak. 100
Snake Play 15 Vs. Mode matches on Shadow Moses Island. Clear Battleship Halberd Interior. 130
R.O.B. Collect 250 different trophies. Clear Subspace Bomb Factory (Part II). 160
Ganondorf Clear Classic Mode on Hard difficulty with Link or Zelda/Sheik. Collect both Link and Zelda's trophies in Subspace (Part II). 200
Mr. Game & Watch Clear Target Smash!! with 30 different characters on any single difficulty level. Clear Battleship Halberd Bridge. 250
Sonic Clear Classic Mode with 10 different characters. Clear The Great Maze. 300
Play Vs. Mode for 10 combined total hours.
Jigglypuff Clear 20 or more events after beating the Subspace Emissary. After completing The Great Maze, defeat it in a secret room in The Swamp. 350
Toon Link Clear Classic Mode after beating the Subspace Emissary. After completing The Great Maze, defeat him in a secret room in The Forest. 400
Wolf Clear Boss Battles mode with either Fox or Falco. After completing The Great Maze, defeat him in a secret room in The Ruins. 450

Unlockable stages

Stage How to Unlock
75 m Play as Donkey Kong 20 times on Vs. Mode.
Big Blue Play as Captain Falcon 10 times on Vs. Mode.
Flat Zone 2 Unlock Mr. Game & Watch.
Green Greens Play as Kirby 20 times on Vs. Mode.
Green Hill Zone Unlock Sonic.
Hanenbow Clear the "Flower Blooms in the Echoes" event.
Jungle Japes Play on any Melee stage 10 times in Vs. Mode.
Luigi's Mansion Play as Luigi 3 times in Vs. Mode.
Mario Bros. Clear the "Wario Bros." event.
Pirate Ship Unlock Toon Link.
Pokémon Stadium Play on Pokémon Stadium 2 10 times in Vs. Mode.
Spear Pillar Clear "The Aura Is With Me" event.


Mode How to unlock
Boss Battles Beat Classic Mode and the Subspace Emissary.
All-Star Mode Unlock all characters.
More Rules Play 200 Vs. Mode matches.
Random Stage Switch Unlock all stages.
Target Smash levels 2-5 Play the level in Classic Mode.

Assist Trophies

Character How to unlock
Barbara Obtain 25 songs.
Grey Fox Unlock Snake.
Infantry & Tanks Play 300 Vs. Mode matches.
Isaac Play 200 Vs. Mode matches.
Ray MK III Play 100 Vs. Mode matches.
Shadow Unlock Sonic.


Game How to unlock
Donkey Kong Have 10 hours of play time.
Super Mario Bros. 2 Win 5 battles as Peach.
Super Mario World Play on Yoshi's Island 3 times.
F-Zero Have Captain Falcon join your team in The Subspace Emissary.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Use Toon Link 10 times in Vs. Mode.

Stage Builder Parts

Edit Part How to unlock
Edit Parts A Play 10 matches on custom stages.
Edit Parts B Create 5 custom stages (excluding sample stages).
Edit Parts C Create 15 custom stages (excluding sample stages).

Trophies, Stickers, Music, and more

See Challenges (SSBB). Anything not listed in the article or above is unlocked through other random means, such as the Coin Launcher.

See also

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