This article is about Richter's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Richter Belmont.
Richter from the Castlevania series joins the battle as Simon's echo fighter! His basic attacks are the same as Simon's, but with subtle variations. In addition to that, his holy water is a different color.
—Description from the Super Smash Blog.

Richter is a newcomer fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He is an Echo Fighter of Simon. He was confirmed during the August 8th Smash direct.

Like Simon, Richter's main gimmick is his whip. For a melee weapon, the whip has incredible range and fights best when decently far away from the heat of battle. As a result of that, his attacks are slow and he has trouble in close combat. Richter also has a tipper, like Simon.

When unlocked, he is fought at Dracula's Castle, much like his ancestor Simon.






Ground Attacks


  • Neutral Attack: Two strikes with the whip coiled followed by a flurry of whip strikes and an upward finisher. Richter holds the whip lengthwise with both hands.
    • If the button is held, Richter will perform the whip twirl. It is freely controllable and is able to destroy weak projectiles, such as Metal Blade and Missile. Functions similarly to Sheik's old Chain. Taken from Simon in Super Castlevania IV.
  • Forward Tilt: A swing with very long range but notable startup lag. Based on the iconic whip strike introduced in the first Castlevania.
  • Up Tilt: A quick swing that covers Richter's head.
  • Down Tilt: A combination of Slide and Jumping Slide. One of his moves from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night that Simon borrowed.
  • Dash Attack: Richter charges forward, spinning his whip around him. One of his moves from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night that Simon borrowed.

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash: A whip crack. Outranges Corrin's Forward Smash, making it the longest uncharged forward smash in the entire game.
  • Up Smash: A vertical whip attack.
  • Down Smash: Richter spins his whip around his body, with great range on both sides.

Other attacks

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

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral aerial: A whip twirl around Richter's body.
  • Forward aerial: Forward whip swing. This can be angled slightly upward and downward at roughly a 20 degree angle.
  • Back aerial: Backward whip swing.
  • Up aerial: Upward whip swing.
  • Down aerial: A divekick, similar to the ones performed by most protagonists upon obtaining the ability to double jump. Simon and Richter obtained this ability in Castlevania: Harmony of Despair. It appears to Meteor Smash in its earlier frames.

Grabs and Throws

  • Pummel: Hits the opponent with his knee.
  • Forward Throw: Spins the opponent around once and throws them forward.
  • Back Throw: Flings the opponent behind him.
  • Up Throw: Knocks the opponent into the air with his whip.
  • Down Throw: Slams the opponent on the ground.

Special Moves

Simon's and Richter's Special Moves
Standard Special Axe
Side Special Cross
Up Special Uppercut
Down Special Holy Water
Final Smash Grand Cross


  • Up Taunt: Makes a pose based on the animation used for the Hydro Storm Item Crash, with an open hand instead of a finger point, leading the pose from his render.
  • Down Taunt: Tightens his glove while grinning.
  • Side Taunt: Pulls out his whip and straightens the chain, a reference to a piece of artwork shown in the official guide for Rondo of Blood.

On-Screen Appearance

  • Appears on-screen surrounded by light.

Idle Poses

Victory Poses

  • Richter will pose similarly to his idle stance in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and do his iconic peace sign from Castlevania: Rondo of Blood while saying "farewell".
  • Richter jumps and whips the ground before making a pose similar to his official render.
  • Richter swings the Vampire Killer around himself before striking the ground with it and then holding it taught.

In competitive play

To be added

Palette Swaps

Richter Palette (SSBU)




  • Richter shares his voice actor David Vincent with the male version of Robin.
    • The two even share a taunt quote, "Prepare yourself!"
  • "You don't belong in this world, monster!" in the Vampire Killer trailer is a direct reference to his famous line from Symphony of the Night, "Die, monster! You don't belong in this world!" The line itself is from from the original Playstation version's English dub, spoken toward Dracula in the game's opening, and is famous for being one example of the original game's poor but nonetheless fondly remembered English voice acting.
  • Richter's red palette swap seems to be a reference to the nameless, red-clad rival vampire hunter from a cancelled Sega 32X Castlevania game, commonly referred to by fans as Castlevania: The Bloodletting.
  • Richter's render is based on the boxart for Rondo of Blood, modified to face forward rather than straight up.

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