Shulk, a character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, originates from the Xenoblade Chronicles series, an action role-playing game franchise developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo. Shulk is the protagonist of the first Xenoblade Chronicles game, released for the Wii in 2010.
Appearance: Shulk is typically depicted as a young man with distinctive white hair and wearing the Monado, a powerful and mystical weapon. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Shulk’s design is based on his appearance in Xenoblade Chronicles, complete with the Monado on his back.
Abilities and Fighting Style: Shulk’s fighting style revolves around the use of the Monado, a blade that grants him various abilities. Shulk has the unique ability to switch between different Monado Arts, each providing different enhancements such as increased speed, defense, or attack power. This versatility allows Shulk to adapt to different situations during battles.
- Neutral Special – Monado Arts: Allows Shulk to cycle through different Monado Arts, each providing specific enhancements.
- Side Special – Back Slash: Performs a powerful slash that deals more damage when hitting opponents from behind.
- Up Special – Air Slash: Jumps and performs a slashing attack upward.
- Down Special – Vision: Activates a counter move, allowing Shulk to counter an opponent’s attack.
Final Smash – Chain Attack: Shulk’s Final Smash, “Chain Attack,” involves Shulk initiating a cinematic attack sequence with his allies from Xenoblade Chronicles, dealing damage to caught opponents.
In-Game Unlocking: In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Shulk can be unlocked through various methods, including playing Classic Mode or encountering and defeating him in the game’s Challenger’s Approach mode.
Trophies and Spirits: Shulk has associated trophies and spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These collectibles provide additional information about his role in Xenoblade Chronicles, his relationships with other characters, and various poses or scenes.
Crossover Gameplay: Shulk’s inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate allows players to experience the unique combat style associated with the Xenoblade Chronicles series. Players can engage in battles featuring Shulk against characters from different Nintendo franchises and beyond. Shulk’s Monado Arts add a strategic layer to his gameplay, showcasing the depth and versatility of the Xenoblade Chronicles universe within the Super Smash Bros. crossover.