Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Glitch Gives King K. Rool a Laughably Oversized Crown

A hilarious Super Smash Bros. Ultimate glitch that allows King K. Rool's crown to grow to a surprisingly large size was just found by players.

January 14, 2019

While Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is still a technical feat on the Nintendo Switch, the game isn’t without some glitches. Previously, the most notorious glitch was one where Isabelle could use her finishing rod to duplicate items, which led to quite a few funny videos involving assist trophies. That being said, Reddit user Listless_Ibagz discovered a glitch with Donkey Kong Country’s King K. Rool that may have taken the cake.

To activate this glitch, it seems that the player used both King K. Rool and Yoshi on Hyrule Temple. After increasing K. Rool’s size, they used King K. side-b to throw his crown. King K. Rool then jumped up, Yoshi swallowed him, and the crown then returned at sat on the ground. While it was already big when thrown due to the use of a mushroom, as soon as Yoshi picked the crown up it gets even bigger.


King K. Rool’s giant crown seems to technically count as an item, so Yoshi is able to carry it around it to a hilarious effect as it clips in and out of the stage. By then increasing the size of Yoshi with a mushroom, the crown can become even larger. To return the crown to its normal size, all one has to do is give it back to King K. Rool. That means this glitch is pretty useless in a 1v1 match against the classic villain, but I’d definitely be interested to see how it works during a fight with more characters.

The whole glitch was documented in a long gif title Big crown for big bois on gfycat. You can see the video showing this glitch in action below:

While glitches like this are quite funny, it is still worth commending Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for how technically sound it is outside of a few oddly funny scenarios like this considering the game’s massive size. Still, that still won’t prevent me from trying this glitch out for myself later today.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is currently available exclusively for Nintendo Switch. If you want to get the game in order to try this glitch out for yourself before it’s patched out, you can currently pick up Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Amazon.

Tomas Franzese

Tomas Franzese is a News Editor at DualShockers, writing a variety of reviews and shedding light on upcoming games for both PC and consoles. While he has been a gamer most of his life, he began writing for DualShockers in 2016 and has almost never put his computer or a controller down since.

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