Even the most polished games have unforeseen bugs and it seems like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is no exception. A new bug discovered spawns an infinite number of assist trophies, resulting in more Knuckles than a 3D Sonic game on screen at once. Whoops.
The glitch, which was discovered by YouTuber TheAfrowJow happens when Isabelle or Villager use their pocket item skills on the same assist trophy at the same time. Since spacing and timing can be an issue, using Isabelle’s fishing hook Side-Special makes this easier to do. The player who does grab it gets stuck repeating the assist trophy summoning animation while more and more assist trophies pour in.
The glitch will probably get patched out as soon as someone from the developer team notices, which likely won’t be too long. In the meantime, unless you’re actively coordinating to make it happen, it’s pretty hard to actually do this, so I wouldn’t worry about someone spamming Shovel Knights into your online match to make it to the top of the Global Smash charts. Though with that many Shovel Knight appearances, maybe that makes Smash an indie game.
You can read our review of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate right here. You could open it in 100 tabs if you wanted.