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Ness
600px-NessSSB4
EarthboundSymbolSSB4
Nickname The PSI Powerhouse
Special Moves PK Flash (Neutral), PK Fire (Side), PK Thunder (Up), PSI Magnet (Down)
Final Smash PK Starstorm
First appearance EarthBound (1994)
Voice actor Makiko Ōmoto

Ness (ネス, Ness) returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch. In Super Smash Bros. 4, Ness was officially confirmed on October 3rd, 2014, alongside Falco and Wario, coinciding with the Western release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. As in every previous Smash Bros. installation, Ness is voiced by Makiko Ōmoto, who also voices Kirby, Lyn and Viridi, and has now recorded new voice clips for both versions of the game.

Trophy Description

Hailing from Onett, a small town in Eagleland, this young boy's ordinary looks hide his psychic powers. Ness fought against the evil Giygas in EarthBound, and in Smash Bros. he unleashes some of the same PSI moves. Watch out for PK Thunder, a guided attack that can also launch Ness like a rocket!

Trivia

  • Ness and Palutena are the only characters in SSB4 with different voice clips for custom moves; in Ness's case, he has a unique voice clip when using PK Freeze.
  • Ness's amiibo description on the North American amiibo website is based on his trophy description from Melee.
  • Ness's yo-yo in this game reads "SUPER NINTENDO 2014" and "MOTHER", in reference to his console of origin, SSB4's year of release, and his home series.
  • Ness's custom special PK Freeze is one of only three custom specials in the game that have a preview image featuring a non-silhouetted character besides the user of the attack (alongside Mega Man's Ice Slasher and Lucas's PK Freeze). This is likely due to the characters being frozen.
  • Ness and Jigglypuff are the only original 12 characters to be excluded from newcomer poster art.
  • One set of Ness's custom moves reference Lucas's moveset in Brawl (and as later included in Smash 4).
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is the only game where Ness and Captain Falcon do not have the same availability.
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