Ridley is one of the most hyped new characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. He’s not the quickest character to unlock, but you should be able to unlock Ridley within an hour. Here’s a guide on how to unlock Ridley in Smash Bros Ultimate.
Fastest Way To Unlock Ridley in Smash Bros Ultimate
The fastest way to unlock Ridley in Super Smash Bros Ultimate is to play Classic Mode six times. You can play as Yoshi six times or any of the subsequent characters: Lucario, Marth, Ryu, Ganondorf or Lucina. Ridley will be unlocked after Lucina.
This should only take around 60 minutes or less depending on how quickly you clear each Classic Mode run.
How To Unlock Ridley in Classic Mode
You can unlock Ridley in Classic Mode on Smash Bros Ultimate within a minimum of six games.
The Super Smash Bros Ultimate Character Unlock order shows that Ridley is the seventh character in Yoshi’s unlock chain.
Yoshi > Lucario > Marth > Ryu > Ganondorf > Lucina > Ridley
Yoshi will unlock Lucario, then Yoshi or Lucario will unlock Marth and so on. Play Classic Mode with any of these characters to eventually unlock Ridley.
How To Unlock Ridley in Smash Mode
You can unlock every character in the Smash Bros Ultimate roster simply by playing Smash Mode. This generally allows you to unlock a character every 10 minutes, although closing the software and resetting the game will allow you to shorten this to around 1-2 minutes.
While this is the fastest way to unlock all characters in Smash Bros Ultimate, it’s not necessarily the best if you’re focused on unlocking Ridley. Ridley is the 25th character you’ll unlock with this method, which will likely take longer than unlocking him via Classic Mode.
How to Unlock Ridley in World of Light
You can also unlock Ridley in the Spirits Adventure Mode, also known as World of Light. You can unlock every character in World of Light by finding them on the map and fighting them.
However, you won’t unlock Ridley in World of Light until later in the game. Ridley is found in the Dark Realm after clearing Dracula’s Castle. You’ll reach this point at around 12 hours into Adventure Mode, making this the slowest way to unlock Ridley.