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 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.
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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.
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.
|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.|
|Shin Shoryuken||Does two punches and finishes with a powerful Shoryuken|
All Alternate Ryu Costumes in SSBU
Images of all Alternate Costumes.
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.