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Rathalos and Shovel Knight are coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as Assist Trophies

Dracula and Alolan Exeggutor will also be joining the fight

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Part of the excitement in every new Super Smash Bros. game is the massive number of characters that can show up through the assist trophies. These could be side characters related to fighters on the main roster, or from different games entirely.

Each new Smash game has added plenty of new characters to help out during battles and Ultimate is no exception. During today’s Smash Bros. themed Nintendo Direct, the company announced over 20 new characters that will be joining the game as assist trophies


From the Pokemon series, a number of new allies will be joining the fight including the gigantic, stage blocking Alolan Exeggutor who will act as a massive obstacle, cutting the battlefield in half. Also joining the supporting cast is Ditto who can transform into a copy of the character they’re helping and can even use some of their moves.

Here’s a list of the rest of the Pokemon that were announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate today:






Vulpix and Alolan Vulpix


Assist Trophies

Headlining the new assist trophies for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are a few key additions from new franchises to the Smash Bros series like Shovel Knight who will cross over from his own game series to help players out. Also on the way is Rathalos, one of the biggest and most fearsome monsters in the Monster Hunter series.

Here are all of the other assist trophy characters that were announced today as well as the game series they are from:

Zero - Mega Man

Knuckles - Sonic the Hedgehog

Krystal - Star Fox

Klaptrap - Donkey Kong

Kapp’n - Animal Crossing

Chef Kawasaki - Kirby

Gray Fox - Metal Gear Solid

Nikki - Mii

Moon - The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

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