Animal Crossing spirits arrive in Smash Ultimate for limited-time event - Dexerto

Animal Crossing spirits arrive in Smash Ultimate for limited-time event

Published: 3/Apr/2020 2:01

by Andrew Amos


A limited-time Spirit event, themed around Animal Crossing: New Horizons, is coming to Smash Ultimate, including four characters newly-introduced to the franchise.

If you can drag yourself away from Animal Crossing: New Horizons for just a minute, you might be able to catch an awesome crossover event between that and fellow Nintendo franchise Smash.

Nintendo has announced that more Animal Crossing spirits are arriving in Smash Ultimate for a limited time, including new characters from New Horizons.

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Flick, CJ, Daisy Mae, and Orville & Wilbur will be making their debut in Smash, just a couple of weeks since arriving to islands around Animal Crossing.


They’ll be joined by up to 38 other spirits, who are already available in Smash Ultimate.

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How to get Animal Crossing spirits in Smash Ultimate

The “Animal Crossing Spirits! Yes, Yes!” event starts at 11pm PT on April 2, and will run for five days.

To collect the dozen-odd Animal Crossing characters in Smash, you’ll have to find them on your Spirit Board. All the spirits available will appear at various times throughout the next couple of days ⁠— you’ll just have to wait until the one you want comes around.

There’s no confirmed times for any of the spirits yet, but we will let you know as soon as they are available.


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The spirits will be attached to a regular Smash fighter in battle, and you’ll have to defeat them in battle to free the spirit.

Each spirit will give a boost to players who equip them in certain battles. For example, CJ will attract items towards your character, allowing you to pick them up with ease.

You’ll also be able to grind and level them up to make them more powerful. By training them in the Dojo, sending them exploring, or feeding them snacks, you can transform your spirits into real game-changers.

You’ll have until April 7, 11pm PT, to collect the four new spirits, as well as any number of other Animal Crossing spirits that also appear on the board.


After that, they might disappear forever. So if you are a fan of both franchises, be sure to grind some Smash and get your favorite Animal Crossing character in Spirit form.