Super Smash Bros Challenges Guide – Powers, Headgear, Pokemon, Outfits, Equipment

In Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Wii U and 3DS, there are a hundred-and-five Challenges. Players are required to complete certain tasks to add them to the Challenge Panels and earn rewards. A lot of these challenges are unlocked by progressing through the game.

For more help on Super Smash Bros, read Unlock Hidden Characters and Unlock Hidden Stages.

Super Smash Bros Challenges

The game begins with a single panel containing thirty-five blank squares. These blank squares represent a hidden Challenge. Play something like a Rival Smash to get started with Challenges!

After completing a Challenge, an image will appear on the blank square. Sometimes, after completing a Challenge, adjacent squares will change their colour, representing your progress towards completion of those Challenges.

In addition to the normal rewards, completing certain Challenges will reward you with Hammers. A single Challenge Panel can only have a maximum of three Hammers.

Hammers are used to complete any Challenge on a panel without having to complete tasks associated with them. Since you get only three Hammers on a single Challenge Panel, only use them on difficult Challenges.

Note that you cannot use Hammer on all Challenges. There are some Challenges impervious to Hammers. Furthermore, Hammers are non-transferable among different Challenge Panels. For example, Hammers from Challenge Panel #1 will not transfer to Challenge Panel #3.

How to Unlock Challenge Panels
There are three Challenge Panels, out of which, the first one is unlocked by default. Challenge Panel #2 unlocks after Challenge Panel #1 is completed and Challenge Panel #3 unlocks after all characters and stages are unlocked.

You can check out our Super Mario Bros. Characters Unlock and Stages Unlock Guides for more information!

Challenge Panel #1


Collect 30 or more unique trophies

Clear All-Star on Easy

Peach + Birthday Girl
Battle 3 or more times on the Rainbow Road stage in Smash

Hit Sandbag 984 ft. or more in Home-Run Contest

Timmy & Tommy
Play Trophy Rush for the first time

Blast Box
Score 100,000 or more in Target Blast

Home-Run Bat
Play Home-Run Contest for the first time

Cragalanche the Mighty
Battle 3 or more times on the Reset Bomb Forest stage in Smash

Mr. Saturn
Win 2 Smash battles with Ness

Karate Joe
Get at least 20 KOs in 3-Minute Smash

Dark Pit Staff
Unlock the hidden character Dark Pit


Lv. 1 Horizon Beam
Place first in 1 or more Smash Run final battles

Lv. 1 Strong Body
Collect 3 unique custom outfits

Lv. 1 Strong Head
Collect 5 unique custom headgear items

Lv. 2 Reflector
Obtain 10 types of Smash Run Powers


Luigi’s Cap
Win 3 Smash battles with Luigi

Spiny Hat
Play Cruel Smash for the first time

Football Helmet
Create 1 or more Mii Fighters in Custom

Princess Zelda Wig
Win 2 Smash battles with Zelda

Super Mushroom Hat
Play Rival Smash for the first time


Dream Land
Use a Final Smash while playing as Kirby

WarioWare, Inc.
Unlock the hidden character Wario

Unlock the hidden character Ness

Use a Final Smash while playing as PAC-MAN

Balloon Fight
Use Villager 3 or more times in Smash

Mute City
Win 3 Smash Battles with Captain Falcon

Huge Header (Wii Fit Trainer)
Get a max combo of 10 or more in Training

Lightning Falcon Kick(Captain Falcon)
Play StreetSmash for the first time

Liftoff Lloid (Villager)
Battle 2 or more times on the Tortimer Island stage in Smash


Play Target Blast for the first time

Play Endless Smash for the first time

Clear 10-Man Smash

Play 100-Man smash for the first time


Master Handt
Clear Classic on intensity 3.0 or higher

Special: Giant Bomb (Link)
Destroy 300 blocks in Trophy Rush

Challenge Panel #2


Lv. 2 Spinning Blades
Place first in Smash Run final battles with 5 different characters

Lv. 2 Horizon Beam
Play Smash Run 5 times

Lv. 2 Shinespark
Get a total of 5 hits in StreetSmash

Obtain 25 types of Smash Run Powers
Obtain 25 types of Smash Run Powers


Smash Ball Attractor Agility Badge
Collect 15 unique special moves

Get a max combo of 40 or more in Training
Beam Sword Agility Badge

Home-Run Bat Agility Badge
Hit Sandbag 1,968 ft. or more in Home-Run Contest

Critical Hitter Brawn Badge
Get 300 KOs in Smash

Quick Batter Brawn Badge
Play Home-Run Contest with 15 or more fighters

Auto-Healer Brawn Badge
Clear 100-Man Smash

KO Healer Protection Badge
Get 10 or more KOs in a single Rival Smash

First Striker Agility Badge
Get 20 or more in KOs by countering in StreetSmash

Hyper Smasher Brawn Badge
Get 100 KOs in Smash

Sprinter Agility Badge
Create 3 custom characters in Custom


Menu 2 (Melee)
Unlock all playable fighters

Master Core
Defeat Master Core

Reveal 99% of the wall during the staff credits


Close Combat (Ike)
Destroy 1,000 blocks in Trophy Rush

High-Speed Drill (Meta Knight)
Win 5 Smash battles with Meta Knight


Collect 150 or more unique trophies

Fire Stingray
Get 30 or more KOs in Endless Smash

King Bob-omb
Have a total score of over 2,000,000 between all fighters in Target Blast

Medusa, Queen of the Underworld
Clear All-Star on Normal

Golden Retriever
Battle 3 or more times on the Living Room stage in Smash

Knuckle Joe
Play 10 collective hours of Smash

Get 10 KOs by knocking foes into other foes in StreetSmash

Tortimer Island
Unlock every stage

Master Hand
Clear Classic with five fighters

Dark Emperor
Battle 3 or more times on the Find Mii stage in Smash


Flat Zone 2
Unlock the hidden character Mr. Game & Watch


Samus’s Helmet
Win 10 Smash battles with Samus

Spartan Helmet
Collect 5 unique custom outfits

Top Hat
Create 8 or more Mii Fighters in Custom


Plate Armour
Collect 10 unique custom headgear items


Have the game on for more than 8 hours

Challenge Panel #3


Clear Classic on intensity 9.0

Reach a total of 49,212 ft. in Home-Run Contest between all fighters

Luigi (With Poltergust 3000)
Collect over 500 unique trophies

Kat & Ana
Clear Solo 10-Man smash with all fighters

Clear Solo 100-Man smash with all fighters

Colour TV-Game 15
Play 50 collective hours of Smash

Dark Train
Play Target Blast with all fighters

Koopa Troopa (Green)
Get 20 KOs by knocking foes into other foes in StreetSmash

Clear All-Star on Hard

Collect over 600 unique trophies


Lv. 3 Ore Club
Hit Sandbag 3,280 ft. or more in Home-Run Contest

Lv. 3 Launch Ringt
Get 200 or more KOs in Endless Smash

Lv. 3 Dual Cyclone
Place first in 20 or more Smash Run final battles

Lv. 3 Health Recovery
Get 50 or more KOs in a single Rival Smash

Lv. 3 Shuffle
Place first in Smash Run final battles with all fighters

Lv. 3 High Jump
Jump at least 6 miles total between all fighters


Air Defender Protection Badge
Create 10 custom characters in Custom

Crouch Healer Protection Badge
Get at least 110 KOs in 3-Minute Smash

Speed Walker Brawn Badget
Walk at least 31 miles total between all fighters

Quick Smasher Protection Badge
Clear 10-Man Smash within 20 seconds

Leaper Agility Badge
Get a max combo of 400 or more between all fighters in Training

Moon Launcher Brawn Badge
Get 1,000 KOs in Smash

Shield Exploder Protection Badge
Get 2 or more KOs in Cruel Smash

Obtain all custom outfits, headgear, and special moves

Crazy Hand
Clear Classic with all fighters


Exploding Popgun (Diddy Kong)
Destroy 3,000 blocks in Trophy Rush

Effortless Blade (Marth)
Clear 100-Man Smash within 3 minutes

Explosive Punch (Mario)
Score 200,000 or more in Target Blast


Regal Crown
Clear All-Star with all fighters

Princess’s Crown
Have the game on for more than 20 hours

Lion Hat
Get 4 or more KOs in Cruel Smash

Prince’s Crown
Collect all Smash Run Powers


Steampunk Getup
Destroy all targets in Target Blast

Protective Gear
Get a max combo of 100 or more in Training


All-Star Rest Area
Clear All-Star with 15 fighters

Tips to Complete Super Smash Bros Challenges

Challenges can take a lot of time and grinding, but with practice, almost all of these are pretty straightforward. In this section, I’ll be sharing various tips that will help you tackle these challenges with ease.

When we talk about Challenges related to long combos, the best place to complete these Challenges is the Training Arena. If you are going for as long as 100-hit combos, try using Lucario’s Aura Sphere.

With Fox as your opponent, take on him on Corneria. Make Fox stand near the Great Fox’s vertical stabilizer and turn your back to him. Now, all you need to do is to charge him with Lucario’s Aura Sphere and start building up your combo.

Few of the most difficult Challenges related to Classis revolve around Intensity of 9.0. When tackling these Challenges, you need to choose your best character. Although I would recommend choosing Bowser.

Bowser has pretty strong defence and can absorb a lot of attacks which can otherwise take out the lighter characters. Another thing you can do is to customize your character with effects like Auto-Heal. However, do note that during the Master Core fight, your shadow self will also receive the effects of your equipment.

One particular Challenge that frustrates most players is scoring 110 knock-outs within a single round of three minutes. To complete this Challenge easily, opt for a character like Donkey Kong and climb up to the highest platform of the stage.

Once there, all you need to do is to execute Smash and Up Tilt attacks. Staying on the elevated platform is very important so keep that in mind! Coming to Cruel Smash, go with characters that have strong Counter Specials like Ike.

In modes like Cruel Smash, opponents tend to keep you under pressure with constant attacks. With characters like Ike, you will be able to counter many of their moves and will have a chance of getting more than one knock-outs.

With Hit and Run, try and play the strengths of your characters. Go for attacks that deal high damage, but run to the next position as soon as possible. By playing the strengths of your characters, you will face no difficulty even with sending the sandbag to more than 3,000 feet.

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