This article is about Roy's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Roy.
Get up close and personal for major damage! Unlike Marth, Roy’s attacks are more powerful the closer you get to the base of his blade. For his Final Smash, his sword bursts into flames and sends anyone caught in the blast flying.
—Description from the Super Smash Blog.

Roy is a veteran fighter in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, first playable in Super Smash Bros. Melee. He was confirmed to return on June 12, 2018 during E3 2018.





Changes from SSBWU/3DS

Roy has been significantly buffed from the previous game, by fixing some of his largest weaknesses and enhancing his ability to rush down and combo other characters.


  • Like Marth, Roy now speaks in English in international versions of the game.
  • Roy now has a 3 frame jumpsquat, down from 5 in SSBWU/3DS.
  • Significantly faster initial dash.
  • Hilt sweetspots have increased in size.
  • Air acceleration increased.

Ground Attacks

  • Jab has more vertical range.
  • Dash attack has less landing lag.
  • Forward smash now hits overhead and has less startup.

Aerial Attacks

  • All aerials have less landing lag.
  • Forward air can now autocancel within a short hop.
  • Up air is stronger.

Grabs and Throws

  • Forward throw is now an elbow strike.

Special Attacks

  • Double-Edge Dance is now executed faster.
  • Double-Edge Dance's last hit has increased knockback.
  • Flare Blade can be reversed just before launching the attack.


Ground Attacks


  • Neutral Attack (Slash): Roy slashes one time while holding the blade with a reverse grip.
  • Forward Tilt (Sharp Edge): Does a swift overhead slash.
  • Up Tilt: Does an upward slash.
  • Down Tilt (Low Stab): Stabs downward.
  • Dash Attack: Halts and slashes forward while bending for more reach.

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash: Roy lunges and slashes forward forcefully.
  • Up Smash (Flame Sword): A relatively quick sword thrust upwards with fire effects.
  • Down Smash: Swipes his sword on both his sides with fire effects.

Other attacks

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

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral aerial (Double Slash): Slashes two times around him.
  • Forward aerial: Swipes his sword in front of him.
  • Back aerial: Turns around and swipes his sword.
  • Up aerial: Swipes his sword upward.
  • Down aerial (Half-Moon): Swipes his sword downward.

Grabs and Throws

  • Pummel: Hits the opponent with his knee.
  • Forward Throw: Knocks opponent forward.
  • Back Throw: Tosses foe behind him.
  • Up Throw: Thrusts opponent upwards.
  • Down Throw (Slam): Tosses the foe to the ground.

Special Moves

Roy's Special Moves
Melee SSBWU/3DS Ultimate
Standard Special Flare Blade
Side Special Double-Edge Dance
Up Special Blazer
Down Special Counter
Final Smash Critical Hit


  • Up Taunt:
  • Down Taunt:
  • Side Taunt: Roy poses, brandishes his blade and says "I won't lose!"

On-Screen Appearance

Idle Poses

Victory Poses

In competitive play

To be added

Palette Swaps


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