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Ken Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Ken Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ken is from the Street Fighter Series and ranks as a C Tier Pick (Average). This How To Play Ken Guide details the Best Spirits to use and highest Stats. This New Echo character is in the Super Heavy Weight Class and has a Average Run Speed, Average Air Speed, Average Dash Speed. You unlock Ken by playing as in the VS. Game Mode.

Air Speed
Fall Speed
Run Speed
Dash Speed
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ken Universe
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Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ken Tier
C Tier
Super Heavy
Rank: 22-23
Air Speed
Rank: 30-31
Fall Speed
Rank: 36-40
Run Speed
Rank: 32
Dash Speed
Rank: 37-42

Super Smash Blog Entry

Ken joins the battle as Ryu's Echo Fighter! Their differences are carried over from the original game: Ken's Hadoken is shaped differently, his strong Shoryuken has flames, and he moves a bit faster. He has two final smashes: Shinryuken and Shippu Jinraikyaku.

Ken Counter Matchups

The best character matchups for Ken in SSBU, the most reliable counter picks Ken is Weak Against are Ness and Pikachu. However, Ken is Strong Against Charizard, King K. Rool, and King Dedede.

Weak Against

Strong Against

Ken Best Moves

Here you can view the Best Ken Moves based on Frame Startup (How fast the move is), this includes Neutral, Dash, Tilt, Smash, Aerial and Special Move Attacks.

Best Moves Frame
UpB 6
Uair 8
Nair, Usmash 9
Technique Description
Holding Attacks Holding an attack will affect how the move behaves. For special moves, the speed and power will change. Neutral attack and side tilt attack change if the opponents are near.
Special Command Input Input specific commands with L Stick to power up your special moves. When looking right- Hadoken: ??? + Attack Button | Shakunetsu Hadoken: ????? + Attack Button | Tasumaki Senpukyaku: ???+ Attack Button | Shoryuken: ??? + Attack Button
Attack Canceling After hitting an opponent with a basic attack, you can immediately use a special move to cancel the end of the attack animation.
Focus Attack While your down special is charging, you can take an attack without flinching. Charge it enough and strike an opponent, and they'll faint. You can unleash this move midcharge to counterattack against an opponent. If your opponents hits you while you're charging, quickly flick L Stick to the side twice to cancel this down special.
Final Smash Description
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All Alternate Ken Costumes in SSBU

Images of all Alternate Costumes.

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Best Spirits for Ken

These are the Best Primary and Support Spirits to use with Ken based on their Moves and playstyle.

Best Ken Spirits Spirit Name
Primary Spirit Waluigi
Support Slot 1 Mimicutie
Support Slot 2 Weezing
Support Slot 3 Shine Sprite

Improves overall kicking moves, fire and explosion attacks, and all special move power.

You can learn more about Spirits HERE.

How To Unlock Ken In SSBU

You can Unlock Ken from playing VS. Matches, Classic Mode and World of Light Game Modes In Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

  • World of Light Unlock Method - Dracula’s Castle (World of Dark)
  • Cassic Mode Unlock Method - Unlocked by Duck Hunt
  • VS Mode Unlock Method - Play

You can learn more about the fastest way to unlock Ken HERE.