Ness's Counter Picks

Ness is strong Against

How to counter Ganondorf with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ganondorf
score: 
153
86.26
% upvotes
How to counter Donkey Kong with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Donkey Kong
score: 
95
92.04
% upvotes
How to counter Bowser with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bowser
score: 
93
90.43
% upvotes
How to counter Snake with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Snake
score: 
87
82.22
% upvotes
How to counter King Dedede with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
King Dedede
score: 
84
87.50
% upvotes
How to counter King K. Rool with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
King K. Rool
score: 
79
88.35
% upvotes
How to counter Ridley with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ridley
score: 
52
90.63
% upvotes
How to counter Charizard with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Charizard
score: 
51
91.80
% upvotes
How to counter Pikachu with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pikachu
score: 
42
78.38
% upvotes
How to counter Robin with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Robin
score: 
40
87.04
% upvotes
How to counter Incineroar with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Incineroar
score: 
38
77.94
% upvotes
How to counter Little Mac with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Little Mac
score: 
33
76.19
% upvotes
How to counter Wii Fit Trainer with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Wii Fit Trainer
score: 
30
85.71
% upvotes
How to counter Dark Samus with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dark Samus
score: 
28
70.59
% upvotes
How to counter R.O.B. with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
R.O.B.
score: 
24
83.33
% upvotes
How to counter Bowser Jr. with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bowser Jr.
score: 
22
82.35
% upvotes
How to counter Ryu with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ryu
score: 
16
76.67
% upvotes
How to counter Ken with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ken
score: 
15
74.19
% upvotes
How to counter Jigglypuff with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Jigglypuff
score: 
15
66.67
% upvotes
How to counter Ice Climbers with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ice Climbers
score: 
13
76.00
% upvotes
How to counter Captain Falcon with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Captain Falcon
score: 
12
61.54
% upvotes
How to counter Piranha Plant with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Piranha Plant
score: 
12
66.67
% upvotes
How to counter Kirby with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Kirby
score: 
12
73.08
% upvotes
How to counter Dr. Mario with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dr. Mario
score: 
11
78.95
% upvotes
How to counter Mii Brawler with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mii Brawler
score: 
10
81.25
% upvotes
How to counter Luigi with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Luigi
score: 
9
65.52
% upvotes
How to counter Lucas with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lucas
score: 
7
57.45
% upvotes
How to counter Mii Gunner with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mii Gunner
score: 
7
70.59
% upvotes
How to counter Samus with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Samus
score: 
6
62.50
% upvotes
How to counter Duck Hunt with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Duck Hunt
score: 
6
66.67
% upvotes
How to counter Sheik with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Sheik
score: 
6
66.67
% upvotes
How to counter Pac-Man with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pac-Man
score: 
6
65.00
% upvotes
How to counter Ivysaur with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ivysaur
score: 
6
65.00
% upvotes
85.71
% upvotes
How to counter Lucario with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lucario
score: 
5
60.87
% upvotes
How to counter Dark Pit with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dark Pit
score: 
5
60.87
% upvotes
How to counter Fox with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Fox
score: 
4
59.09
% upvotes
How to counter Bayonetta with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bayonetta
score: 
4
59.09
% upvotes
How to counter Meta Knight with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Meta Knight
score: 
4
60.00
% upvotes
How to counter Diddy Kong with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Diddy Kong
score: 
3
56.00
% upvotes
How to counter Wario with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Wario
score: 
3
56.00
% upvotes
How to counter Pit with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pit
score: 
2
53.57
% upvotes
How to counter Pichu with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pichu
score: 
1
51.22
% upvotes
How to counter Mega Man with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mega Man
score: 
1
51.85
% upvotes
How to counter Greninja with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Greninja
score: 
1
52.38
% upvotes
How to counter Inkling with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Inkling
score: 
1
51.52
% upvotes
How to counter Falco with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Falco
score: 
1
52.38
% upvotes
52.00
% upvotes
How to counter Mewtwo with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mewtwo
score: 
0
50.00
% upvotes
How to counter Corrin with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Corrin
score: 
0
50.00
% upvotes
How to counter Mario with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mario
score: 
0
50.00
% upvotes
50.00
% upvotes
How to counter Joker with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Joker
score: 
-1
47.06
% upvotes
How to counter Sonic with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Sonic
score: 
-1
48.28
% upvotes
How to counter Hero with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Hero
score: 
-1
42.86
% upvotes
How to counter Squirtle with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Squirtle
score: 
-4
43.33
% upvotes
How to counter Isabelle with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Isabelle
score: 
-4
43.33
% upvotes
How to counter Daisy with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Daisy
score: 
-5
41.94
% upvotes
How to counter Peach with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Peach
score: 
-5
42.86
% upvotes
How to counter Zelda with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Zelda
score: 
-6
44.00
% upvotes
How to counter Chrom with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Chrom
score: 
-8
38.89
% upvotes
How to counter Shulk with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Shulk
score: 
-11
37.21
% upvotes
How to counter Olimar with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Olimar
score: 
-13
34.15
% upvotes
How to counter Marth with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Marth
score: 
-13
36.17
% upvotes
How to counter Simon with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Simon
score: 
-15
36.36
% upvotes
How to counter Yoshi with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Yoshi
score: 
-16
30.00
% upvotes
How to counter Richter with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Richter
score: 
-17
38.36
% upvotes
How to counter Villager with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Villager
score: 
-17
35.59
% upvotes
How to counter Cloud with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Cloud
score: 
-18
31.25
% upvotes
27.91
% upvotes
How to counter Roy with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Roy
score: 
-21
26.67
% upvotes
How to counter Palutena with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Palutena
score: 
-23
27.45
% upvotes
How to counter Rosalina And Luma with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Rosalina And Luma
score: 
-25
38.74
% upvotes
How to counter Wolf with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Wolf
score: 
-33
25.37
% upvotes
How to counter Ike with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ike
score: 
-37
27.71
% upvotes
How to counter Lucina with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lucina
score: 
-62
22.32
% upvotes

Ness is weak Against

How to counter Lucina with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lucina
score: 
62
77.68
% upvotes
How to counter Ike with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ike
score: 
37
72.29
% upvotes
How to counter Wolf with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Wolf
score: 
33
74.63
% upvotes
61.26
% upvotes
How to counter Palutena with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Palutena
score: 
23
72.55
% upvotes
How to counter Roy with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Roy
score: 
21
73.33
% upvotes
72.09
% upvotes
How to counter Cloud with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Cloud
score: 
18
68.75
% upvotes
How to counter Villager with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Villager
score: 
17
64.41
% upvotes
How to counter Richter with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Richter
score: 
17
61.64
% upvotes
How to counter Yoshi with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Yoshi
score: 
16
70.00
% upvotes
How to counter Simon with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Simon
score: 
15
63.64
% upvotes
How to counter Marth with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Marth
score: 
13
63.83
% upvotes
How to counter Olimar with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Olimar
score: 
13
65.85
% upvotes
How to counter Shulk with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Shulk
score: 
11
62.79
% upvotes
How to counter Chrom with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Chrom
score: 
8
61.11
% upvotes
How to counter Zelda with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Zelda
score: 
6
56.00
% upvotes
How to counter Peach with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Peach
score: 
5
57.14
% upvotes
How to counter Daisy with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Daisy
score: 
5
58.06
% upvotes
How to counter Isabelle with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Isabelle
score: 
4
56.67
% upvotes
How to counter Squirtle with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Squirtle
score: 
4
56.67
% upvotes
How to counter Hero with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Hero
score: 
1
57.14
% upvotes
How to counter Sonic with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Sonic
score: 
1
51.72
% upvotes
How to counter Joker with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Joker
score: 
1
52.94
% upvotes
50.00
% upvotes
How to counter Mario with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mario
score: 
0
50.00
% upvotes
How to counter Corrin with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Corrin
score: 
0
50.00
% upvotes
How to counter Mewtwo with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mewtwo
score: 
0
50.00
% upvotes
How to counter Zero Suit Samus with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Zero Suit Samus
score: 
-1
48.00
% upvotes
How to counter Falco with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Falco
score: 
-1
47.62
% upvotes
How to counter Inkling with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Inkling
score: 
-1
48.48
% upvotes
How to counter Greninja with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Greninja
score: 
-1
47.62
% upvotes
How to counter Mega Man with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mega Man
score: 
-1
48.15
% upvotes
How to counter Pichu with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pichu
score: 
-1
48.78
% upvotes
How to counter Pit with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pit
score: 
-2
46.43
% upvotes
How to counter Wario with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Wario
score: 
-3
44.00
% upvotes
How to counter Diddy Kong with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Diddy Kong
score: 
-3
44.00
% upvotes
How to counter Meta Knight with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Meta Knight
score: 
-4
40.00
% upvotes
How to counter Bayonetta with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bayonetta
score: 
-4
40.91
% upvotes
How to counter Fox with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Fox
score: 
-4
40.91
% upvotes
How to counter Dark Pit with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dark Pit
score: 
-5
39.13
% upvotes
How to counter Lucario with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lucario
score: 
-5
39.13
% upvotes
14.29
% upvotes
How to counter Ivysaur with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ivysaur
score: 
-6
35.00
% upvotes
How to counter Pac-Man with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pac-Man
score: 
-6
35.00
% upvotes
How to counter Sheik with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Sheik
score: 
-6
33.33
% upvotes
How to counter Duck Hunt with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Duck Hunt
score: 
-6
33.33
% upvotes
How to counter Samus with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Samus
score: 
-6
37.50
% upvotes
How to counter Mii Gunner with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mii Gunner
score: 
-7
29.41
% upvotes
How to counter Lucas with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lucas
score: 
-7
42.55
% upvotes
How to counter Luigi with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Luigi
score: 
-9
34.48
% upvotes
How to counter Mii Brawler with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mii Brawler
score: 
-10
18.75
% upvotes
How to counter Dr. Mario with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dr. Mario
score: 
-11
21.05
% upvotes
How to counter Kirby with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Kirby
score: 
-12
26.92
% upvotes
How to counter Piranha Plant with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Piranha Plant
score: 
-12
33.33
% upvotes
How to counter Captain Falcon with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Captain Falcon
score: 
-12
38.46
% upvotes
How to counter Ice Climbers with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ice Climbers
score: 
-13
24.00
% upvotes
How to counter Jigglypuff with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Jigglypuff
score: 
-15
33.33
% upvotes
How to counter Ken with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ken
score: 
-15
25.81
% upvotes
How to counter Ryu with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ryu
score: 
-16
23.33
% upvotes
How to counter Bowser Jr. with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bowser Jr.
score: 
-22
17.65
% upvotes
How to counter R.O.B. with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
R.O.B.
score: 
-24
16.67
% upvotes
How to counter Dark Samus with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dark Samus
score: 
-28
29.41
% upvotes
How to counter Wii Fit Trainer with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Wii Fit Trainer
score: 
-30
14.29
% upvotes
How to counter Little Mac with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Little Mac
score: 
-33
23.81
% upvotes
How to counter Incineroar with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Incineroar
score: 
-38
22.06
% upvotes
How to counter Robin with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Robin
score: 
-40
12.96
% upvotes
How to counter Pikachu with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pikachu
score: 
-42
21.62
% upvotes
How to counter Charizard with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Charizard
score: 
-51
8.20
% upvotes
How to counter Ridley with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ridley
score: 
-52
9.38
% upvotes
How to counter King K. Rool with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
King K. Rool
score: 
-79
11.65
% upvotes
How to counter King Dedede with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
King Dedede
score: 
-84
12.50
% upvotes
How to counter Snake with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Snake
score: 
-87
17.78
% upvotes
How to counter Bowser with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bowser
score: 
-93
9.57
% upvotes
How to counter Donkey Kong with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Donkey Kong
score: 
-95
7.96
% upvotes
How to counter Ganondorf with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ganondorf
score: 
-153
13.74
% upvotes

Ness is strong Against

How to counter Ganondorf with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ganondorf
score: 
153
86.26
% upvotes
How to counter Donkey Kong with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Donkey Kong
score: 
95
92.04
% upvotes
How to counter Bowser with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bowser
score: 
93
90.43
% upvotes
How to counter Snake with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Snake
score: 
87
82.22
% upvotes
How to counter King Dedede with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
King Dedede
score: 
84
87.50
% upvotes

Ness is weak Against

How to counter Lucina with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lucina
score: 
62
77.68
% upvotes
How to counter Ike with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ike
score: 
37
72.29
% upvotes
How to counter Wolf with Ness in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Wolf
score: 
33
74.63
% upvotes

Tips for Ness

  • Ness' PSI Magnet (down-b) can absorb all projectile explosions, including ALL of Snake's projectiles.
    18
    1
  • Ness is a very good character in this game. He heavily counters Pikachu, a strong top tier, as well as snake. Ness gets countered by speed sword users and physical projectiles.
    12
    1
  • Make sure to practice recovering with Ness as he can be tricky to recover with. Recovering low always seems to be the better option in most cases as well.
    10
    0
  • When your opponent is recovering, it’s a good idea to stand at the ledge, face away, and down smash so that the yo-yo can hang over the ledge. Makes it harder for most characters to grab the ledge.
    9
    0
  • PK Thunder is a really good edge guarding tool against offstage characters without projectile absorbing moves
    9
    0
  • An offstage PK Thunder can launch an opponent into your upair or nair, but be prepared to capitalize.
    7
    0
  • PK Fire can catcb opponents that are hanging on the ledge.
    7
    0
  • If you double jump, hold down-forward, and use PSI Magnet in quick succession, then Ness gets boosted forwards while using magnet. This is useful for movement, combos, combo breaking, and recovery.
    6
    0
  • Use the tail of your PK Thunder to stop opponents that want to get back on stage.
    6
    1
  • Great Combo: PK Fire, Down Throw, F-air, (2 F-air sometimes), then PK Thunder At low percents you can: PK Fire, Back Throw, Dash attack At high percents, Back Throw kills
    4
    0
  • if you press side b enough maybe you can get mother 3 to the west
    7
    3
  • Pk thunder to recover can be very tricky. In smash ultimate, ness was blessed with one of the best air dodges of the game, as he travels more distance with it. Use it to avoid pk thunder recovery
    4
    0
  • Play smart. Your opponent will expect aggression, when Ness requires a mixture of aggression and mind-games. Use your int stat for both psi and your game play. Combos come from unexpected places.
    3
    0
  • When you're up against another Ness or Lucas, and they're off stage and trying to recover, you can get rid of their PK Thunder by slamming your own into theirs, or you could just absorb it with down B
    3
    0
  • Mix-Up your recovery since Ness has a very good double-jump and when the opponent tries to spike you, inmediately activate PK Thunder to combo into PK Thunder 2 and kill him at 23%+
    2
    0
  • beware of up air as it is dumb and can combo into itself many times over
    0
    0
  • Low-mid% combo: Side B to D Throw to Fair to Fair (sometimes to U air instead at slightly higher %)
    0
    0
  • spammmmmmmm side B and up air to PK thunder until they die in the blast zone
    0
    2
  • press buttons as much and fast as you can
    2
    9
  • Ness' PSI Magnet (down-b) can absorb all projectile explosions, including ALL of Snake's projectiles.
    18
    1
  • Ness is a very good character in this game. He heavily counters Pikachu, a strong top tier, as well as snake. Ness gets countered by speed sword users and physical projectiles.
    12
    1
  • Make sure to practice recovering with Ness as he can be tricky to recover with. Recovering low always seems to be the better option in most cases as well.
    10
    0
  • When your opponent is recovering, it’s a good idea to stand at the ledge, face away, and down smash so that the yo-yo can hang over the ledge. Makes it harder for most characters to grab the ledge.
    9
    0
  • PK Thunder is a really good edge guarding tool against offstage characters without projectile absorbing moves
    9
    0

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