This article is about Luigi's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Luigi.
He can jump higher than his brother, Mario. His Up Special, Super Jump Punch, will gain maximum damage and launching power when hitting the opponent right at the start. It truly is a "Special" move. He also uses his new Poltergust for his throw!
—Description from the Super Smash Blog.

Luigi is a veteran fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, first playable in Super Smash Bros. His return to the series was confirmed at the E3 conference on June 12, 2018.

When unlocked, he is fought at Luigi's Mansion.



  • Strong combos
  • Decent recovery
  • Fast aerials and tilts
  • Very good advantage


  • Light weight
  • Difficult to get out of disadvantage


Changes from SSBWU/3DS


  • Luigi has a new dashing animation akin to how he runs in Luigi's Mansion.
  • Luigi’s Poltergust has been updated to reference its appearance in Luigi’s Mansion 3.

Ground Attacks

  • Forward tilt has an altered animation and is less laggy as a result.
  • Up tilt is now an uppercut instead of an overhead swipe.

Aerial Attacks

  • Back air has significantly less knockback.

Grabs and Throws

  • Luigi now has an extended grab in which he utilizes the new Poltergust from Luigi’s Mansion 3. However, it is incapable of tethering to ledges.

Special Attacks

  • Green Missile has an altered charging animation and Luigi now spins when the move misfires.
  • Super Jump Punch travels much more vertical distance and has significantly less landing lag. Additionally, Fire Jump Punch now displays a dramatic slow motion effect when it connects.
  • A vortex now forms around Luigi when performing Luigi Cyclone.


Ground Attacks


  • Neutral Attack: Luigi punches forth once, then a second time, and then turns and thrusts his buttocks outwards.
  • Forward Tilt: Luigi performs a side kick; can be angled up and down.
  • Up Tilt: Luigi swipes overhead with one hand.
  • Down Tilt: Luigi kicks forwards across the ground.
  • Dash Attack: Luigi flails his arms multiple times in front of himself and finishes with a double-handed shove.

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash (Lead Headbutt): Luigi powerfully jabs one hand forth; can be angled up and down.
  • Up Smash: Luigi headbutts overhead.
  • Down Smash: Luigi does a sweeping kick to each side.

Other attacks

  • Floor Attack (Front): A punch to both sides.
  • Floor Attack (Back): A kick to both sides.
  • Floor Attack (Trip): A sweep kick.
  • Ledge Attack: A double-footed legsweep.

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral aerial (Luigi Kick): Luigi performs a sex kick.
  • Forward aerial: Luigi karate chops forwards with one hand.
  • Back aerial: Luigi kicks backwards with both legs.
  • Up aerial: Luigi does a flip, kicking overhead.
  • Down aerial: Luigi does a drill stomp downwards.

Grabs and Throws

  • Pummel: Luigi headbutts the grabbed opponent.
  • Forward Throw: Luigi spins once and throws the opponent forwards.
  • Back Throw: Luigi swings the opponent over his head and pummels them into the ground behind him
  • Up Throw: Luigi throws the opponent upwards.
  • Down Throw: Luigi takes the opponent down and sits on them.

Special Moves

Luigi's Special Moves
SSB Melee Brawl SSBWU/3DS Ultimate
Standard Special Fireball
Side Special Green Missile
Up Special Super Jump Punch
Down Special Luigi Cyclone
Final Smash Negative Zone Poltergust 5000 Poltergust G-00


  • Up Taunt: Rapidly switches between five different expressions. The first is Luigi facing toward the screen with his legs apart and left hand on his hip, giving a peace sign while having a deadpan look on his face. The second has Luigi looking scared while hunched over and pointing to the left. The third has Luigi at a three quarter view toward the screen to the right, standing with his legs apart and bent, while rubbing his nose. The fourth has Luigi crouched at a three quarter view away from the camera to the right, with his arms laying on his knees. The fifth and final one has Luigi strike a pose similar to the box art of Luigi's Mansion.
  • Side Taunt: Luigi does a plank, then somehow comes back upright while making a noise that sounds like "pow pow".
  • Down Taunt: Dejectedly kicks the ground (this taunt will deal 2% damage and powerful set knockback if it connects and is a spike on aerial opponents).

On-Screen Appearance

  • Luigi jumps out of a pipe, with both hands on his head, saying unenthusiastically "Let's a go."

Idle Poses

  • Scratches his nose.
  • Scratches the back of his head.

Victory Poses

  • Luigi goes into an angled position and falls down, teleports back up and does it again. After that, twitches his nose.
  • Performs his dash attack animation to both sides and then catches his breath.
  • Turns around, does finger guns with both his hands and then spins his hands around in a circular motion, still in a finger gun.

In competitive play

Classic Mode: Luigi's Nightmares

All characters have a 'spooky' or undead theme.

In Spirit Battles

As the Main Opponent

  • Fox Luigi (Tail)
  • Waluigi
  • Mach 8
  • Mr. L
  • Dreambert
  • Poltergust 5000 (x4)
  • Waluigi (Mario Strikers)
  • Luigi (Mario Tennis Aces)
  • Linebeck
  • Slowpoke
  • Dungeon Man (Giant)
  • Duster
  • Don
  • Kapp’n (Wild World)
  • Dr. Shrunk
  • Glass Joe
  • Yama
  • Hseien

As a Minion

Palette Swaps

Luigi Palette (SSBU)



  • Upon the release of the trailer for Simon and Richter Belmont, Luigi received a rather tongue-in-cheek outpouring of grief and mourning from fans toward his unfortunate "demise" in the trailer, where the plumber has his soul slashed out of his body by Death. The event itself was reported by several news websites including the BBC, though Nintendo UK eventually reported on Twitter that Luigi was alright, and managed to reclaim his body in time.

External links

09 Luigi – Super Smash Bros

09 Luigi – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate