Tips in the Wii U version.

Tips (スマちしき Suma Chishiki, "Sma(sh) Knowledge") are short blurbs of information that appear in both versions of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These tips appear in two different locations - their own specialized menu in the Vault, or on the loading screens of the game. Some tips are shared between games, while others are not.

Categories (Wii U/3DS)

The many tips in the game are categorized into different types.

  • amiibo tips focus on the use of amiibo.
  • Fighter tips mainly provide information about characters' special moves.
  • Stage tips give notes about stages.
  • Item tips document items, Pokémon, and Assist Trophies.
  • Mode tips provide notes about the various modes, including Smash Run and Smash Tour.
  • Smash Run tips focus on enemies encountered in Smash Run, as well as its other unique features. (3DS only)
  • Smash Tour tips focus on Smash Tour-exclusive features and gameplay. (Wii U only)
  • Original Games/Settings (Background Info in Europe) tips explain the origins of characters, their games, and other elements of the game. (Wii U only)
  • Other tips document game terminology and otherwise-unsorted notes.

Categories (Ultimate)

  • Fighters - Provides information on fighters, including their origins, special moves, and other gameplay tips.
  • Stages - Provides information on stages and hazards.
  • Techniques - Provides information on techniques that can be used in-game.
  • Spirits - Provides information on Adventure Mode and Spirits in general.
  • Items - Provides information on Items in general including Pokémon and Assist Trophies.
  • Other - Provides information on various other things, including game modes and rankings.