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Ryu Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Ryu Super Smash Bros Ultimate

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

Air Speed
Fall Speed
Run Speed
Dash Speed
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ryu Universe
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Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ryu Tier
E Tier
Super Heavy
Rank: 22-23
Air Speed
Rank: 30-31
Fall Speed
Rank: 36-40
Run Speed
Rank: 54
Dash Speed
Rank: 66-70

Super Smash Blog Entry

Ryu is a special character—you can use directional command inputs to trigger his special moves. Executing moves like his Hadoken and Shoryuken using the command inputs from the original game will raise their power. You can even use a Shakunetsu Hadoken by inputting ????? then tapping the attack button while facing right!

Ryu Counter Matchups

The best character matchups for Ryu in SSBU, the most reliable counter picks Ryu is Weak Against are Ness and Richter. However, Ryu is Strong Against Villager, Donkey Kong, and Piranha Plant.

Weak Against

Strong Against

Ryu Best Moves

Here you can view the Best Ryu 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
Nair 7
Uair, 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
Shin Shoryuken Does two punches and finishes with a powerful Shoryuken
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All Alternate Ryu Costumes in SSBU

Images of all Alternate Costumes.

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Best Spirits for Ryu

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

Best Ryu Spirits Spirit Name
Primary Spirit Giga Mac
Support Slot 1 Ricky
Support Slot 2 Weezing
Support Slot 3 Shine Sprite

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

You can learn more about Spirits HERE.

How To Unlock Ryu In SSBU

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

  • World of Light Unlock Method - World Tour Zone (World of Light)
  • Cassic Mode Unlock Method - Unlocked by Marth
  • VS Mode Unlock Method - Play

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