Invisibility, shrink, grow, make himself slow: Hero's Hocus Pocus spell has at least 21 different effects it can use in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • July 31, 2019 at 7:27 a.m. PDT

With Dragon Quest's Hero now out in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, players are sinking their teeth into the fighter to see just what he can do in battle... which turns out to be quite a lot considering all of spells at their disposal.

Using Hero's down special will bring up an RPG-esque spell menu with a random selection of abilities to pick from including an extra random spell called Hocus Pocus. That one in particular causes a random effect or status which could be very beneficial or detrimental — including potentially blowing himself to smithereens.

There are well over a dozen different spells or item-like effects that can come out of Hocus Pocus, and GameXplain has released a video showing off what 21 of them can be if you choose to roll the dice on it during a match.

Much of what Hocus Pocus can do is based off of Hero's other spells from his down special like Snooze, Kaclang, Kaboom and others. The real shenanigans, however, come from the status' not tied to his other available abilities.

Hero can just straight up become invisible, gain star invincibility, grow like he picked up a mushroom and other nice stuff. There's a big risk to using Hocus Pocus as well, as it can also poison the user, slow them down, instantly drain all their MP, shrink them like a poison mushroom or — though it isn't shown in the video — use Kamikaze instantly blowing up the Dragon Quest protagonist.

That's not all he has for RNG elements either considering Hero can also critical hit his opponents or use Thwack which can lead to an instant KO. This of course already has the competitive Smash community deeply debating the state and status of the fighter even though he has yet to be out for a day at this point.

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