Despite being a hidden character, Ness pops up briefly in the opening movie.
As this is Ness’s third appearance in a Smash game, I imagine he’s quite the veteran fighter at this point. Maybe he’s even used to this by now.
|Ness's Special Moves
|Standard Special Move
|Side Special Move
|Up Special Move
|Down Special Move
Let’s take PK Thunder, a move which both Lucas and Ness can perform. Sure, the move may look similar, but there are quite a few differences between these two versions of the move.
Lucas’s PK Thunder passes through enemies. Ness’s does not.
Lucas’s PK Thunder is easier to control and can turn in a tighter circle. Ness’s, by contrast, needs more space to turn around but moves at a greater speed.
When propelled into an opponent by his own PK Thunder, Lucas scores multiple small hits. Ness smashes the opponent with a single hit that sends the opponent flying!
Of course, the moves that look different also work differently as well.
Ness’s side smash is a bat that requires a lot of start up time to get swinging but really hits hard.
Only Ness uses a yo-yo for his up and down smashes.
His PK Fire bursts into a column of flame that can score multiple hits!
Ness’s PK Starstorm causes blue stars to rain down and out in a wide fan-shaped pattern.
You’ll need to log lots of time with him and really know his moves to really put him to good use, I bet.