"Her basic move set is the same as Peach's, but this princess has her own unique personality. She's known for being upbeat, energetic, and a bit of a tomboy."Daisy's Description, Super Smash Blog
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the sixth and latest installment of the Super Smash Bros. series. The game was first released on December 7, 2018. Ultimate features all 65 playable characters from the five previous games along with a multitude of newcomers.
One of those newcomers happened to be Princess Daisy, making her playable debut in the Super Smash Bros. series, being announced during E3 of 2018 alongside Inkling and Ridley. Daisy is an Echo Fighter of Princess Peach, meaning she has the exact same moveset as Peach but with a few aesthetical differences. Daisy shares her character number with Peach, but has an epsilon next to her number, representing the fact she is an Echo Fighter. Thus, Daisy is classified as #13ε.
- 1 E3 2018
- 2 Unlocking Daisy
- 3 Design
- 4 Differences from Peach
- 5 Moveset
- 6 Unique Animations
- 7 Role in World of Light
- 8 Classic Mode
- 9 Spirits
On June 12, The Electronic Entertainment Expo of 2018 (abbreviated to E3 2018) first took place. This event showcases upcoming products in the video game company. A Nintendo Direct, which showcased Nintendo’s upcoming games, began at 9:00am. The panel for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate took up 25 minutes of said direct.
In this Direct, a new character concept was introduced; Echo Fighters. Demonstrated with Lucina and Dark Pit (Echo Fighters who made their debuts in the previous two installments), it was explained that Echo Fighters are characters that have identical movesets to another. Echo Fighters share their number with their base character and have an epsilon next to said number.
Daisy is revealed in this section as a new Echo Fighter to Princess Peach, showcasing her unique personality and animations along with her moveset. Daisy is the third newcomer announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, following Inkling and Ridley.
Daisy is one of the several unlockable characters featured in this game. To unlock her, you must duel against Daisy and win. With one exception, Daisy is always fought for playability on Figure 8-Circuit, likely as a reference to the characters frequent appearance in competitive games such as Mario Kart. Here are the three ways Daisy can be unlocked:
- Playing V.S matches: Daisy is the 28th character to be unlocked through this method.
- Clear Fox's Classic Mode: After completing Fox's Classic Mode, you'll face off against Daisy for the potential of unlocking her.
- World of Light: Found in Dracula's Castle, if Daisy joins your party in World of Light, she'll become playable in your roster.
Daisy's dress in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the most complex costume she's received yet. It's essentially an intricate redesign of her modern dress; her orange panniers, turquoise brooch, gold crown and collar remain intact. Key additions to this gown are white frills that split down her legs, a silk front that reaches her flower-shaped brooch and white little flourishes on the sides of her dress and around her brooch. Daisy's gloves and collar have subtle flower motifs and there are golden designs on her crown. In comparison to Peach, Daisy's dress is a lot less sophisticated. While Peach has long gold flourishes and frills with decorative designs, Daisy has short and white flourishes along with very consistent designs for her frills.
Daisy's official artwork, used throughout the game, features Daisy jumping with her left arm up and her right hand in a fist, wearing one of her signature bright smiles.
Differences from Peach
Like her fellow Echo Fighters, Daisy has an identical moveset to her base fighter. However, unlike other Echo Fighters, Daisy has no gameplay differences from her base fighter, Peach. All of Daisy's differences from Peach are purely aesthetical.
Daisy's only major gameplay difference from Peach was having different knockback values from Peach when using turnips from the Vegetable move. This difference was removed in an update, rendering Daisy identical to Peach.
- Along with other Echo Fighters, Daisy has different taunts, idle animations, and victory screens from her base fighter.
- Daisy's on-screen appearance is different from Peach.
- As opposed to Peach's attacks often being accompanied by pink heart motifs, Daisy's attacks are accompanied by yellow and orange flower and petal motifs.
- Daisy's idle stance is more energetic than Peach's, holding up her hands up to her stomach while bouncing up and down.
- Daisy has two unique idle animations, as opposed to Peach's four idle animations.
- Daisy's running and turnaround animations are different, closely resembling her running animation in Mario Party 10.
- Daisy vocalizes upon waking up from sleep status when not suffering from any knockback.
- Daisy crouches slightly during her idle animation. This makes her slightly harder to hit vertically.
- Daisy's hurtbox is wider when she runs and when she reverses her running animation.
- Daisy is assisted by Blue Toad instead of Red Toad.
- During her Final Smash, Daisy Blossom, Daisy summons giant daisies as opposed to giant peaches. In addition, it's explained in her moveset description that the daisies are not eaten but are smelled.
- When using her Neutral Special, Toad, Daisy has an excited expression as opposed to a frightened one like Peach.
- In her Forward Smash, the tennis racket she pull out resembles her racket from Mario Tennis (N64).
- In her Forward Aerial, the sparkles emerging from Daisy's crown are pink and green instead of red and turquoise, representing the jewels used on Daisy's crown.
|Side Smash||Daisy bludgeons her opponent with a frying pan, golf club, or tennis racket.||13.5 - 18%|
|Up Smash||Daisy twirls around while holding an orange ribbon - with a flower at the very tip - upwardly.||12 - 17%|
|Down Smash||Daisy drops to the floor and performs a triple spin kick.||2 - 3%|
|Neutral Attack||Daisy performs a double slap on her opponent.||2 - 3%|
|Dash Attack||Daisy rushes forward with hands containing magical sparks spread out in front of her.||4 - 6%|
|Side Tilt||Daisy executes a high kick.||6 - 8%|
|Up Tilt||A magic orange flower appears when Daisy throws her hand upwards in this move.||8 - 10%|
|Down Tilt||Daisy crouches down and does a low kick.||7%|
|Neutral Air||Daisy spins in the air with her hands extended, affecting anyone to her left or right.||5 - 13%|
|Forward Air||Daisy grabs her crown and swings her arm with it.||14 - 15%|
|Back Air||Daisy performs a reverse hip bump in the air.||7 - 12%|
|Up Air||Daisy conjures a rainbow above her head, dealing damage to anyone above her.||4 - 6%|
|Down Air||Daisy quickly kicks downward four times.||2 - 5%|
Grabs & Pummels
|Grab||Daisy grabs the opponent and Blue Toad appears.||0%|
|Pummel||Blue Toad punches the grabbed opponent.||1.3%|
|Up Throw||Daisy throws her opponent upward and strikes them. Blue Toad is animated jumping, but does not attack.||2 - 6%|
|Down Throw||Daisy throws her opponent onto the floor, allowing Blue Toad to headbutt said opponent, thrusting them upward.||1 - 7%|
|Front Throw||Blue Toad leaps forward and headbutts grabbed opponent.||2 - 8%|
|Back Throw||Daisy puts her opponent behind her and bumps them with her rear. Blue Toad imitates, but does not attack.||2 - 9%|
|Front Floor||Daisy swirls around.||7%|
|Back Floor||Daisy swirls her legs around.||7%|
|Trip Floor||Daisy delivers two kicks to her left and right.||5%|
|Neutral Special||Toad||Toad jumps in front of the princess with his arms extended while Daisy cowers behind them. If an opponent attempts hitting daisy, Toad will release damaging spores.||3.5%|
|Side Special||Daisy Bomber||Daisy hits her opponent(s) with an explosive hip thrust. A trail of magical daisies is emitted during this attack.||12%|
|Up Special||Daisy Parasol||Daisy jumps up and opens her parasol, which can damage opponents above her. Daisy can then float gently downward.||3, 1x4, 2%|
|Down Special||Vegetable||From the ground, Daisy plucks up a vegetable or on special occasions, a Mr. Saturn or Bob-omb. These vegetables come with eight (8) possible expressions, those being the Grin, Stare, Closed Eyes, Surprise, Smile, Wink, Dot-Eyes, and Wrinkled Face.||8.6 - 33.8%|
|Final Smash||Daisy Blossom||Daisy's Final Smash features her dancing whilst daisies fall from the sky. A frame featuring two 2D artworks of Daisy appear and any character nearby falls asleep and is dealt damage according to how close they are to Daisy when the attack was performed.||10 - 30%|
|Floating||For 2.5 seconds, Daisy can hover above ground while magical sparks appear below her.|
- Daisy teleports onto the stage, accompanied by flower effects and holding a parasol in hand. Daisy waves and winks at the camera while yelling "Yoo-oooo!"
- Idle Stance: Daisy bounces up and down with her arms bent and her hands cuffed.
- Daisy stretches her hands above her head.
- Daisy puts her hands on her hips and wiggles them while winking and smiling.
- Up Taunt: Daisy raises one of her hands up while saying "Woo-hoo!" This taunts resembles her official artwork in Ultimate.
- Down Taunt: Resembling her iconic artwork from Mario Kart 7, Daisy puts her hands on her hips and makes a small grunt.
- Side Taunt: Daisy does a spin and then puts up a peace sign with one hand while placing the other on her hip, saying "Yeah!" once finishing.
- Daisy jumps up twice, alternating between lifting her left and right arm, exclaiming "Woo-hoo!". Daisy then puts her left hand on her hip while pumping up her right hand and smiling. This screen resembles her special victory animation in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.
- Daisy happily spins to her left while saying "Whoo!", then stopping and putting a peace sign next to her right hand. This screen resembles Daisy's Hole-in-One and Birdie animations in Mario Golf: World Tour. This animation is used during Daisy's reveal at E3 2018.
- Daisy stretches twice to the left. Afterwards, Daisy pumps herself up before pointing her hand up to the sky, saying "Yeah!" once finished. This animation is very resembles Daisy's victory animation in Mario Tennis Aces. This animation is the only one she uses during her team victory screens.
Role in World of Light
World of Light is the Adventure Mode of Super Smash Bros Ultimate. The plot of this mode is that a mysterious entity known as Gallem vaporized almost every fighter in the game and turns them into puppet fighters, enemies with the same moveset as their genuine version but possessed with a spirit that gives them new and special abilities. The sole survivor of this onslaught is Kirby, who lands on a new planet that he must navigate in order to free fighters.
Although she doesn't make an appearance is the opening movie, Daisy is one of the many fighters to fall at the hands of Gallem, and as such is one of the characters your team must collect. Daisy is the puppet fighter for a few spirits, but you cannot unlock Daisy until the second act of the game, when Gallem is defeated and the world is immediately taken over by another entity, Dharkon.
Daisy is located in the northwest area of Dracula's Castle, which can be accessed after destroying the ghost guarding her with a cannon. This can only be done if you are equipped with the Dry Bones Bowser spirit. After battling and winning against Daisy, she will be freed and join your party.
Classic Mode is a mode in which the player chooses a character and goes through a predetermined route of fights based around a theme (Ex. Sheik's Classic Mode Masquerade has Sheik facing off against fighters whose faces are concealed, Little Mac's Classic Mode Friendly Sparring consists of Little Mac fighting against close combat fighters, etc.). At the end of each Classic Mode, the player is awarded with a unique artwork known as a congratulation screen of their chosen character.
Daisy's Classic Mode is entitled Sarasaland Represent! In her Classic Mode, Daisy fights against her fellow princesses. Daisy's congratulation screen features her, alongside Mario, Peach, and Luigi (from left to right) making taunt poses on the 3D Land stage.
|1||Zelda||Temple||Ocarina of Time Medley|
|2||Lucina||Castle Seige||Id (Purpose)|
|3||Rosalina & Luna||Mario Galaxy||Rosalina in the Observatory/Luma's Theme|
|4||Corrin||Coliseum||Lost in Thoughts All Alone (Remix)|
|5||Mii Brawler (x2)
Mii Gunner (x2)
Mii Swordfighter (x2)
|Peach's Castle||Underwater Theme - Super Mario Bros.|
|6||Peach||Princess Peach's Castle||Ground Theme - Super Mario Bros. (Melee)|
|Final||Master Hand||Final Destination||Master Hand
Master Hand / Crazy Hand (intensity 7.0 or higher)
Classic Modes featuring Daisy
|Character No.||Character||Classic Mode Name||Theme||Round featuring Daisy||Other Fighters||Stage (and song)|
|04ε||Dark Samus||The Great Poison Given Form||Dark Samus fights heroes from universes featured in the game and is aided by a hero from that universe in a dark alt (in this case, Dark Samus fights with Luigi in his Waluigi-themed alt).||5||Mario, Peach||Princess Peach's Castle|
|25ε||Chrom||Fight as One||With the exception of the first battle, Chrom's Classic Mode wholly consists of team battle (Chrom faces Daisy and Peach with Robin).||5||Peach||Mario Circuit|
|39||King Dedede||Royal Rumble||All opponents are figures of royalty.||4||Peach||Princess Peach's Castle|
|58||Bowser Jr.||Mama Peach, Where Are You?||Bowser Jr.'s opponents are princesses assisted by their love interests (in Lucina's case, her father Chrom).||3||Luigi||Mushroom Kingdom U|
|62||Corrin||Between White and Black||Corrin fights characters wearing black and white clothing.
(Daisy fights in her white alt)
|3||Corrin, Palutena||Mario Galaxy|
|66ε||Richter||Smash Echoes!||As the name implies, Richter fights Echo Fighters.||2||Golden Plains|
|68||Isabelle||Best in Show||Isabelle fights almost every female character in the base roster.||5||Peach, Rosalina & Luma, Wendy||Princess Peach's Castle|
|70||Piranha Plant||New Bloom||All opponents in this route are newcoming playable fighters in the base roster of Ultimate.||5||Isabelle||Smashville|
|Image||Character No.||Character||Classic Mode Name||Association|
|11||Captain Falcon||Up Close and Personal||After completing Captain Falcon's Classic Mode, you are gifted with his congratulation screen, featuring him lunging towards Peach, Daisy, and Zelda (from left to right), all three having shocked expressions.|
|20||Falco||Soar Above the Darkness||If Daisy is not unlocked, completing Falco's Classic Mode will give you the opportunity to unlock Daisy.|
Spirits are collectable power-ups in Ultimate that serve as a replacement to trophies from the previous installments.
In Ultimate, spirits are the disembodied forms of characters that have been separated from their physical bodies and then put into Puppet Fighters by Gallem, one of the main antagonists of story mode. Puppet Fighters are duplicates of existing characters with the same moveset as them but with additional power-ups and strengths. In order to capture a spirit, you must battle and win against the Puppet Fighter it is possessing or buy it from Funky Kong's Shack.
There are four types of spirits: Primary Spirits enhance a fighter's Attacking, Shielding, and Grabbing stat; Support Spirits give a fighter a unique skill; Fighter Spirits are the spirits of playable fighters and cannot be used in battle once obtained; Master Spirits are spirits that run facilities to strengthen spirits. They cannot be used in battle once obtained. The Spirit Classes for Primary and Support spirits from weakest to strongest are Novice, Advanced, Ace, and Legend.
|No.||Artwork||Name||Origin||Spirit||Class||Type||Effects||How to Obtain|
|6||Princess Daisy*||Super Mario Land (Artwork: Mario Party 8)||Fighter||N/A||Attack||N/A||
|57||Tatanga*||Super Mario Land||Primary||Advanced||Sheild||N/A||
|83||Bloom Coach*||Mario Kart: Double Dash!!||Support||Novice||N/A||Fire Bar Equipped||
|133||Luigi (Mario Tennis Aces)||Mario Tennis Aces||Support||Advanced||Neutral||Weapon Attack ↑||
|962||Lin||Xenoblade Chronicles X||Support||Novice||Grab||Energy-Shot Resist ↑||
|970||Tora||Xenoblade Chronicles 2||Primary||Advanced||Sheild||N/A||
|1117||Tennis Player||Tennis||Support||Novice||Shield||Landing Lag ↓||
|1229||Idea||Soma Bringer||Support||Novice||Shield||PSI Resist ↑||
|1240||Mio & Mayu Amakura||Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly (Artwork: Fatal Frame II: Deep Crimson Butterfly)||Support||Advanced||Shield||Poison Damage Reduced||
|1297||Risky Boots||Shantae (Artwork: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero)||Support||Advanced||Neutral||Bob-omb Equipped||
|1315||Haru Okumura||Persona 5||Primary||Novice||Attack||N/A||
* = These spirits are not obtained by battling a Puppet Fighter of Daisy.