Bowser is one of the best heavyweight characters in Smash Bros Ultimate. His moves can do some serious damage, and he’s fairly well-rounded for a heavyweight. But you’ll need to unlock him first. Here’s a guide on how to unlock Bowser in Smash Bros Ultimate.

Fastest Way To Unlock Bowser In Smash Bros Ultimate

The fastest way to unlock Bowser is via Classic Mode. In fact, all you need to do is complete Classic Mode as Donkey Kong to unlock him. This should only take 10 minutes or less.

Bowser is also one of the first characters you can unlock via Smash Mode, although this will take slightly longer.

How To Unlock Bowser In Classic Mode

Unlocking Bowser in Smash Bros Ultimate Classic Mode is very simple. You only need to complete one game of Classic Mode with Donkey Kong to unlock him.

Donkey Kong > Bowser > Pokemon Trainer > Rosalina > King Dedede > Sheik > Greninja > Diddy Kong > Duck Hunt > Sonic

The character unlock order also shows that Bowser shows up at the end of Mario’s unlock chain, although that route will require 9 games of Classic Mode.

How To Unlock Bowser In Smash Mode

Bowser is also one of the first characters you can unlock via regular Smash Mode battles. You can unlock a character every 10 minutes or reset the game to make it faster.

Bowser is the 3rd character you unlock with this method, after Ness and Zelda. At a rate of one character unlock every 10 minutes or less, you can unlock him in less than 30 minutes this way.

How To Unlock Bowser In World of Light

Alternatively, you can also use the Smash Bros Ultimate Adventure Mode, World of Light, to unlock Bowser.

Bowser can be found in The Molten Fortress area of World of Light. You can reach this point fairly early on in the game, although it’s still the slowest method to unlock him.