This article is about Zero Suit Samus' appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Zero Suit Samus.
Although not as powerful as Samus, her speed is exceptional! Her Paralyzer not only has the ability to stun opponents, but it can also turn into a whip. For her Final Smash, she dons her suit and fires a powerful laser!
—Description from the Super Smash Blog.

Zero Suit Samus is a veteran fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, first playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Her return was confirmed at the E3 2018 Conference on June 12, 2018.

When unlocked, she is fought at Brinstar.



  • High aerial mobility, granting her excellent maneuverability against airborne opponents.
  • Fast and powerful aerial attacks, giving her excellent options for juggling and pressuring.
  • Possesses excellent KO setups.
  • Possesses a tether grab.
  • Can paralyze opponents with Paralyzer and Down Smash, which can lead into follow-ups.
  • Has a powerful finisher in Boost Kick, which traps opponents before launching them upwards with high enough power to KO at low percents.
  • Versatile recovery, making her difficult to edgeguard.
  • Capable of wall jumping and crawling.


  • Short reach on attacks, forcing a reliance on close combat.
  • Featherweight, being very easy to launch and KO.
  • Hitboxes may occasionally miss on shorter characters.
  • Very reliant on combos to deal damage.
  • KO options can be inconsistent.


Changes from SSBWU/3DS


  • Zero Suit Samus has a new Final Smash replacing Gunship; she will still mount her Gunship, but she will remain onscreen on top of the Gunship in her Power Suit, and fire a laser toward the ground that can be controlled before unleashing a larger blast knocking fighters back similar to Aura Storm.

Ground Attacks

Aerial Attacks

Grabs and Throws

Special Attacks


Ground Attacks


  • Neutral Attack: very quick chop-punch-elbow combo with knockback; fastest jab among all fighters
  • Forward Tilt: roundhouse kick
  • Up Tilt: handstand kick that strikes in front and behind; very quick
  • Down Tilt: low leg sweep with knockdown and popup
  • Dash Attack: knee strike with knockback; very quick, but leaves her vulnerable

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash: roundhouse kick with knockback; can be angled
  • Up Smash: upward whip attack with last-hit launch
  • Down Smash (Slant Paralyzer): area-of-effect blaster barrage at the ground with stun and knockup

Other attacks

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

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral aerial: electrical whip that strikes forward and back
  • Forward aerial: two horizontal kicks with knockback
  • Back aerial: rear kick
  • Up aerial: somersault kick
  • Down aerial (Slash Dive): dive-bomb extended leg strike; landing deals area-of-effect damage

Grabs and Throws

  • Grab: ranged tether; also usable in the air
  • Forward Throw: standard
  • Back Throw: standard
  • Up Throw: flip kick with launch
  • Down Throw: standard

Special Moves

Zero Suit Samus's Special Moves
Brawl SSBWU/3DS Ultimate
Standard Special Paralyzer
Side Special Plasma Whip
Up Special Plasma Wire Boost Kick
Down Special Flip Jump
Final Smash Power Suit Samus Gunship Zero Laser


  • Up Taunt: Twirls in place, tosses her blaster into the air and catches it, and says "Is that all?"
  • Down Taunt: Twirls her plasma whip around herself like a ribbon, while saying "You're mine!"
  • Side Taunt: Activates her plasma whip and swings it to the side saying, "Try me."

On-Screen Appearance

  • Drops from her Gunship and lands onto the stage.

Idle Poses

Victory Poses

In competitive play

To be added

Palette Swaps

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