Super Smash Bros Ultimate Zero Suit Samus Guide – How to Play, Moves List, Counters

Zero Suit Samus returns to the game with a lot of balancing changes, which means that new players will need to go through her basics once again to understand how to best use her in the game. Our Zero Suit Samus Guide will guide you through all of her moves as well as the changes that she has gone through since her last appearance in the series.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Zero Suit Samus

Zero Suit Samus was last a part of the game in Super Smash Bros. 4 and is a decent pick in Ultimate. There are a few characters that are better than her, but she is quite fast when on the ground and still decent in the air. Her weight category is light, and she can go toe to toe with most other fighters in the game.

Let us go ahead and look at how you can unlock Zero Suit Samus, what her moves are, and which alternate costumes are available for use for her.

How to Unlock

Like all of the other characters, there are a total of 3 different ways that you can unlock Zero Suit Samus in the game. The first one is to go through the World of Light mode and the second one is the Classic Mode. However, the most efficient way is the Challenger Approaches fights.

In case you do not get the Challenger Approaches to fight that you require, you can get the right one by restarting the game and going to the custom ruleset match. Here, you need to set a 1-minute time limit and play the full game. After that, you will have a new Challenger Approaches fight to wait for you when you return to the main menu.

Move Sets

Your standard smash is called the Paralyzer and can be performed by pressing the B button. Paralyzer stuns enemies by firing an energy blast at them. You can charge this attack to increase damage, stun duration, and range. Your Side Smash is performed by pressing the B button when your left stick is tilted to either side. Your side smash is called Plasma Whip and it attacks enemies with a whip.

Your Up smash is called Boost Kick and attacks multiple times before finishing the move with a spinning kick. Your Down Smash is Flip Jump and it will bury opponents if you manage to land it on them.

Your Final Smash is called the Zero Laser and has you hitting lasers continuously at the enemy to deal massive damage. The last blast will also be able to launch opponents in the air if it hits. You can use your final smash by pressing B once your FS meter is full.

Alternate Costumes

There are a total of 8 costumes for Zero Suit Samus like everyone else. Six of them simply change her outfit. There are 2 shades of blue available along with grey, black, pink, and yellow. There are also 2 different costumes available in which Zero Suit Samus is wearing a sports bra rather than her body suit.