For the first two challenge panels, I just used my golden hammers on the "get a combo of x," but now I'm seeing on challenge panel 3, the game expects you to get a combo of 100! I can barely get past a combo of 9 without the counter resetting. What character / stage combination can get you a combo of 100? Are there multiple, so I can more easily get the "get a total combo of 400 across all characters" challenge?

Additionally, what exactly constitutes a combo? Sometimes my combos are cut short and sometimes they're longer, so I must not understand how they're tracked.

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Going by the example set by previous games, training mode defines a "combo" as "series of attacks that keep the opponent in hitstun", possibly with one frame of escape window (not sure as of this time). So, you need to get in 100 hits without allowing the opponent a chance to act.

Being that it's hard enough to get a legitimate combo of 20, you're going to have to cheat a little bit. Spawn a bunch of Smart Bombs and explode 'em. Depending on a few migitating factors, the resulting combo will be somewhere between 50 and 100. Give it a few tries and you'll get it eventually.

As for the "400 across everyone" challenge, that's an average of about 8 per character. The chunk of 100 will drive this down to about 6 per character, which is easy enough with a single Smart Bomb or even characters' infinite jabs.

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    Thanks. Just in case anyone was wondering, this does work on any stage (I was thinking I had to pin an enemy to the wall with them or something). Pretty simple to do; just spawn 4 smart bombs on the enemy, throw one at them, and like @Toomai said, it will have worked within a few tries.
    – Seiyria
    Oct 14, 2014 at 17:59

There are two easy ways to get a combo of 100. In either case, you should choose a stage that won't interrupt you. I recommend Final Destination or any Omega stage for the sake of simplicity.

  • Create 3 smart bombs next to your opponent. Move away, create a fourth, and throw it at your opponent. This should cause all 4 smart bombs to explode, each dealing 25 hits to your opponent, totaling 100 in just a few seconds. This is fast and works for any character, so you only have to do this on 4 characters to get the 400 combo total across all characters.

  • Select a character who can hit rapidly while holding an opponent, such as Ness or Fox. Set your opponent's damage to 999%, grab them, and mash the attack button repeatedly until they break free. This should get you a combo of about 120 hits.

As for what exactly constitutes a combo, it's the number of hits against your opponent before they are allowed to escape the hit-stun. This can be multiple hits per attack, or even 0 hits for attacks with no hit-stun, like Fox's laser. You can read more information about it here.


There is a way to get a combo of 999 in the 3DS version, although it's a little bit cheating.

Use a default Lucario, pick Fox as your opponent, and enter the Corenia stage.

Get Fox to the part at the back of the the top wing with the curved edge. Be sure to make him as close as possible to the wing. Bring everyone to 42%, the use Lucario's natural special while facing away from fox. Make sure to keep the damage around 42% or he will escape. DO NOT press B again or he will escape.

If you are using the Wii U version, make a custom stage with a curved side like Corenia.

  • Why does this cap out at 999?
    – Seiyria
    Jul 7, 2015 at 23:42
  • @Seiyria For some reason, there are only 3 digit slots, making the max 999. I guess Nintendo never saw a player reaching 999. Jul 8, 2015 at 16:25

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