Here's how to acquire the Piranha Plant in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in February

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • December 10, 2018 at 6:15 a.m. PST

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was released recently with 74 characters. Of course, most people are probably already aware that there will be additional fighters released after launch.

While many were surprised at the announcement that Joker from Persona 5 will be joining eventually, there is actually another that can be obtained before him. If you play your cards right, you'll be able to get the Piranha Plant for free.

We learned during the day one patch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that the Piranha Plant will be made available in February 2019. Notably, we were previously given a clue to this since the Piranha Plant Amiibo will be released on February 15, 2019.

To obtain the Piranha Plant for free, everyone will need to make a few preparations. If you bought the game digitally, you will eventually receive a digital code in your email for the new character. As long as you bought the digital version before January 31, 2019, you are eligible for this reward.

For those of us that bought a physical copy of the game, you'll need to register your game on My Nintendo before January 31, 2019. Doing this will also earn you gold coins which can grant discounts to future Nintendo eShop purchases.

In order to do this, all you have to do is go into the Switch Home Menu with the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game card in your Switch. Highlight Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, press the plus or minus button, then select the "My Nintendo Rewards Program" option.

The code to obtain the Piranha Plant for free will be usable until June 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. PT. If you don't take advantage of this free offer, the Piranha Plant will still be available as paid DLC.

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