This article is about Shulk's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Shulk.
He is the only fighter that can change his status during battle. His sword, the Monado, allows him to switch between five modes—Jump, Speed, Shield, Buster and Smash—which change his abilities for a short time. Fun fact: Shulk’s eighth color variation puts him in a pair of swimming trunks!
—Description from the Super Smash Blog.

Shulk is a veteran fighter in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, first playable in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. He was confirmed during Nintendo's E3 2018 presentation.





Changes from SSBWU/3DS


Ground Attacks

Aerial Attacks

Grabs and Throws

Special Attacks

  • Monado Arts can now be more easily toggled by holding the special attack button and pushing in the direction of the desired art with the control stick.
  • Fiora now appears during Chain Attack.


Ground Attacks


  • Neutral Attack: Quick jab, roundhouse kick, then upward slash with Monado.
  • Forward Tilt: Forward Monado swing.
  • Up Tilt: Upward Monado swing, very good anti-air with long reach.
  • Down Tilt: Forward ground Monado sweep. Good against shorter opponents especially.
  • Dash Attack: Dash plus Monado swing, sending foes flying. Long range.

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash: Strong forward Monado thrust via energy-extension. Very long range.
  • Up Smash: Monado straight up.
  • Down Smash: Projected energy blade 360-degree ground spin attack. Can hit multiple targets.

Other attacks

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

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral aerial: Monado arc swing, best against foes near upper body and back.
  • Forward aerial: Overhead Monado forward-to-back swing. Safe and fast, good to pair with a retreat.
  • Back aerial: Thrust Monado behind Shulk. Fairly safe, except against the fastest fighters. Long range, but long landing lag.
  • Up aerial: Monado straight up.
  • Down aerial: Monado stab down, with slow windup.

Grabs and Throws

  • Pummel: Smack opponents with Monado's hilt.
  • Forward Throw:
  • Back Throw:
  • Up Throw:
  • Down Throw:

Special Moves

Shulk's Special Moves
SSBWU/3DS Ultimate
Standard Special Monado Arts
Side Special Back Slash
Up Special Air Slash
Down Special Vision
Final Smash Chain Attack


  • Up Taunt:
  • Down Taunt:
  • Side Taunt:

On-Screen Appearance

Idle Poses

Victory Poses

In competitive play

To be added


Palette Swaps

Shulk Palette (SSBU)


External links