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Shulk (シュルク Shuruku?) is the main protagonist of the game Xenoblade Chronicles. He appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Character description

Shulk is an 18-year-old male who lives in Colony 9 of the Bionis. His main quest is to stop the threat of the Mechon, and he is often accompanied by his allies Reyn, Fiora, Dunban, Sharla, Melia, and Riki. Shulk uses the sacred weapon Monado, and is one of only a few people able to do so.

Xenoblade Chronicles had been in development since before the Wii was released, but was not unveiled until E3 2009. It was named Xenoblade to honor Tetsuya Takahashi, who played a major role in the game's development. Xenoblade Chronicles was met with acclaim from critics, who praised the game for revitalizing the Japanese RPG, and also praised the relationships between Shulk and the other characters.


As the sole wielder of the Monado sword, Shulk can use several arts which affect his abilities in battle.

One of Shulk's more famous abilities is Vision, the ability to see the future and tell what attack the enemy is going to use next, an invaluable asset in battle.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

As a playable character

Main article: Shulk (SSBWU/3DS)

Shulk in SSBWU/3DS

Shulk appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, being officially confirmed during a Nintendo 3DS Direct on August 29th, 2014.

Almost all of Shulk's attacks involves him swinging his weapon the Monado, which has a beam of light that extends from the center of the blade and gives his attacks added range. Shulk can also use the Monado's main ability, Monado Arts, to alter his abilities, giving him specific advantages and disadvantages. Additionally, Shulk has one of the most effective counterattacks in the game with Vision, which has a long counter window when used fresh along with high range and power.


In Xenoblade Chronicles, this young lad's colony is attacked by the Mechon, so he and his friends set off to take them down. In Smash Bros., his Monado Arts let him change his specialization during battle. You can choose to boost a stat—his jump or attack, for example—but other stats might drop as a result, so choose wisely.
  • (Wii) Xenoblade Chronicles (4/2012)
Shulk (Alt.)
Shulk's up special Air Slash is an upward slash done during a jump. Press the button again quickly to launch opponents sideways. His side special Back Slash, on the other hand, is a downward swing with a very wide range, though using it leaves Shulk wide open. Try hitting foes from behind with this!
  • (Wii) Xenoblade Chronicles (4/2012)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

As a playable character

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Main article: Shulk (SSBU)

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XenobladeSymbol.svg Xenoblade Chronicles universe
Characters Shulk (3DS/Wii U  · Ultimate)
Pyra and Mythra (Ultimate)
Side Characters Assist Trophy Riki
Mii Fighter Costumes Dunban  · Nia  · Rex
Background characters Nia and Dromarch  · Tora and Poppi α  · Mòrag and Brighid  · Zeke and Pandoria
Stage Hazards Metal Face
Final Smash Dunban  · Riki  · Fiora  · Rex
Stages Gaur Plain  · Cloud Sea of Alrest
Music List of Music (Xenoblade Chronicles series)
Collectibles Trophies 3DS Trophies  · Wii U Trophies
Spirits List of spirits (Xenoblade series)