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Smash Ultimate: Bowser Counters - Matchup Chart

Smash Ultimate: Bowser Counters - Matchup Chart

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Can someone be stronger than the King of Koopas? Of course, SSBU is not only about strength but also about speed, agility, and other characteristics.

Bowser is one of the heaviest and strongest characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Probably, there would be no better guy than this super boss from the Mario franchise If everything in this fighting game was based on power. But of course, Mr. Sakurai and his team include lots of various aspects that affect the fight results. Some characters are quite good against Bowser. Some are rather bad. In this post on DashFight, we divide them all into categories.

Check out this Bowser matchup chart to know in what matches you should play more carefully and in what you can even risk a bit. Don’t forget that the pros and cons of any SSBU fighter are nothing without your skills! Quite often, it’s better to think more about training than about counters. For beginners in this awesome game, we recommend taking a look at the guide How to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Do you like him?

It might be difficult for newcomers to the fighting game genre to choose their favorite character, be it SSBU, Street Fighter 5, or Tekken 7. Still, the process is much easier than it seems to be. You don’t have to analyze moves, combos, and various characteristics - this would only overcomplicate everything for you. It’s much better to get acquainted with all the fighters; select a group you like better; then take your time to play with each, discover their stories, and get the general feeling of controlling them; and finally choose someone you like the most.

Still, even these steps can be redundant (especially with the Super Smash Bros. series). Often, players know perfectly well who is the best for them. If you like Kirby, just play this pink creature! If you like Bowser, you definitely will have lots of fun with this character. Then, what is this Bowser matchup chart Ultimate for?

It’s a great help for those who have doubts about their decision (“Is this fighter good enough against the others?”) And also, such charts (for example our matchup chart for Bayonetta) help to learn the character of your choice better. The deeper you go into the game, the more its layers become obvious to you. And DashFight is here to help you on this journey.  What about delving into the info on SSBU Frame Data?

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Bowser matchup chart

To get to know this character better, take a look at our guide on Bowser’s move list.

Each Smash Ultimate Bowser counter has been placed in one of five categories - from the best counters for Bowser and gradually to the worst for him. This matchup is based on the votes of players and can differ from your personal experience! Notice that the difference between the last fighters in one group and the first characters in the next one is not always very big!

Bowser Matchup chart in a picture (created with Ultimate Smash Tier List)

SSBU Bowser is strong against

  • Kirby
  • Dr. Mario
  • Jigglypuff
  • Little Mac
  • Mr. Game & Watch
  • Sheik
  • Sonic
  • Ridley
  • Charizard
  • Ice Climbers
  • Ganondorf
  • Isabelle
  • Pit / Dark Pit
  • Bayonetta
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Lucario
  • Piranha Plant
  • Ryu

Bowser in SSBU has slight advantage over

  • Donkey Kong
  • King K. Rool
  • Mii Swordfighter
  • Corrin
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Meta Knight
  • Incineroar
  • Mewtwo
  • Mii Brawler
  • Wolf
  • Diddy Kong
  • Hero
  • King Dedede
  • Banjo & Kazooie
  • Rosalina & Luma
  • Terry
  • Inkling
  • Fox
  • Ivysaur

Bowser in Suer Smash Bros. Ultimate is even with

  • Zelda
  • Duck Hunt
  • Yoshi
  • Mii Gunner
  • Olimar
  • Greninja
  • Villager
  • Ike
  • Byleth
  • Luigi
  • Robin
  • Shulk
  • Min Min
  • Simon

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Bowser has slight disadvantage against

Bowser has disadvantage against

  • Mario
  • Lucas
  • Snake
  • Marth
  • Falco
  • Lucina
  • Roy
  • Zero Suit Samus
  • Ness
  • Joker
  • Palutena
  • Pikachu
  • Samus / Dark Samus
  • Young Link

Guys, let us remind you once again - don’t take this chart (or any SSBU matchup chart) too seriously. So many things in a particular match depend on so many factors! Skills of two players and their decisions in chaotic moment-to-moment situations can change everything. The same is true if you are searching for how to counter Bowser Smash Ultimate. Enjoy the game, practice a lot, and you will be able to perform miracles in the Nintendo fighting! Even if your favorite character is not very strong against Bowser, with dedicated training, you’ll find good ways to defeat the King of Koopas.

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