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Duck Hunt Challenge – How to Get the Mew Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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One of the most elusive Spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Mew (also known as the blank square where Spirit 465 should be). If you’ve completed the World of Light campaign, cleared out every fight in the Spirit Board, Summoned every possible Summonable Spirit, Enhanced every Enhanceable Spirit, and even spent time perusing every shop, you are probably still missing Mew.

There’s only one way I know of to get the Mew Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: the Duck Hunt Challenge. Yes, it’s one of the meanest, most miserable challenges in the entire game, but you won’t get 100% of the Spirits in the game without completing it.

This is the Challenge that asks you to clear the final phase of World of Light’s last fight without getting K.O.ed. Yes, you must defeat Galeem and Dharkon at the same time without losing a single life.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate - Smash Board

Most Challenges have the option to be smashed open with a hammer rather than be completed the normal way, but the Duck Hunt Challenge cannot be smashed. You must actually complete it.

Thankfully, it’s not quite as hard as it sounds. I’ll share a few tips to make it easier.

First off, do yourself a favor and change the difficulty to Easy. There’s no need to torture yourself on Normal or, dear lord, Hard. Simply play this fight on Easy. I won’t tell anybody you did it. I promise.

Second, you need to pick a good character that you feel extremely comfortable with. I played through a vast majority of World of Light with Link, so I stuck with him for this fight. People sometimes recommend specific characters for this fight, but you’re going to have to do a lot of fast dodging to make this work. If you pick a character you don’t feel comfortable with, you could find yourself failing dodges that would have been a piece of cake for your main.

Third, you’ll need the right Spirits. Now, the following suggestion isn’t my own, but I stand behind it 100% (I got this one from a GameFAQ thread). Use the Celebi Support Spirit. This Spirit restores 5% of your health every few seconds. This lets you screw up pretty badly and still make a full recovery if you’re good at dodging. Celebi, of course, means you’ll need a Primary Spirit with three slots. I’ve seen people recommend defensive Primaries, but I went with Xander, who increases sword damage — a perfect match for Link. I was slicing through boss meat like crazy.

Now, I believe you can actually die on the first and second phases of this gauntlet and still complete the challenge (I ran the entire gauntlet without dying when I cleared it, so I can’t confirm this with 100% certainty). Unfortunately, however, it’s the final phase that’s the hardest. Once you begin the fight against Galeem and Dharkon, you CANNOT be K.O.ed a single time.

I’ve heard people say that you should focus on either Galeem or Dharkon until one is defeated, then focus on the other, but I find that to be bad advice. While the Dharkon/Galeem combo attacks can be tricky to dodge, the Dharkon-only and Galeem-only attacks seem to hit much harder and have a higher chance of knocking you offstage. When I finally conquered this Challenge, I beat Dharkon and Galeem at almost the exact same time.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate - Mew

If you can do all that, you’ll complete the Challenge and get the Mew Spirit. Mew is a Legend Support Spirit with the “Special-Move Power ↑ ” skill.

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