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Professor Layton is the eponymous protagonist of the best-selling Professor Layton series for the Nintendo DS. He is a 37-year old professor of archaeology at Gressenheller University who loves tea, solving riddles and, of course, puzzles.

Professor Layton (SSBGA)
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Professor of Archaeology.
Full Name Professor Hershell Layton
Current Age 37
Gender Male
Location London
Class Medium
Main Weapon(s) Knowledge
Ability/ies Archeology, Adept Puzzle Solver
First Appearance Professor Layton and the Curious Village (2007)

Character Description

Professor Layton is an archaeologist who lives in London, and is known around the world for his puzzle-solving skills. He teaches archaeology at Gressenheller University. Professor Layton is an English gentleman. He is incredibly brave, itelligent and athletic as shown in all of his games. When he solves a puzzle incorrectly, he becomes embarassed. His pride and joy is the Laytonmobile, his card, customized with a high roof because "a true gentleman should never take his hat of".

A classic gentleman, he has a great love for tea, and an even greater love for puzzles. He is also followed by his young apprentice, Luke Triton, who has an analogous relationship to one shared by Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, with Holmes/Layton being the primary, more adept puzzle solver, and Dr. Watson/Luke being the less experienced, but equally logically minded assistant.


Like Mario, Professor Layton is a well-balanced fighter, with smooth attacks, which deal medium damage and knockback. For most of his attacks, Layton uses a Rapier, a kind of sword, and other multiple devices from his series such as a camera, a mechanical umbrella, a slot machine gun, laser goggles and even his hat to attack his enemies. He has avarage recovery and jumping but great aerial combat and is very unprecidented for his attacks. His Special Moves deal more damage whereas his Smash Attacks deal more knockback. Layton's Standard Special, the Slot Machine Gun, works similarly to the Nintendo Scope, only less knockback. It can also be charged. Layton also has the ability to reflect attacks, just like Mario, with his Side Special, the Camera. Not only does it reflect projectiles, but it also disables opponents by making them dizzy, thus making it more efficient for Layton to attack them. His Up Special, the Umbrella, is a great move for horizontal, vertical and even diagonial recovery and also deals quite damage and knockback. Layton's Down Special, the Laser Goggles can trap opponents and deal heavy damage but have slight knockback.

One of Layton's drawbacks are his Grabs and Throws due to being very slow and having below avarage knockback. But aside that, Professor Layton is a character suitable for Intermediate players.


Ground Attacks


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    Professor Layton as he appears in SSBGA.

    Neutral Attack - Swipes his rapier twice, then performs a combo of multiple slashes while holding his hat with one hand. 12%
  • Forward Tilt - Spin kicks forward. 8%
  • Up Tilt - Swings his hat in an arc. 10%
  • Down Tilt - Sweeps low to the ground with his leg. 7%
  • Dash Attack - A slow but powerful attack, Layton rushes forward towards the direction he's facing with his rapier stretched in front of him, releasing a blue shockwave. Does multiple hits. 15%


  • Side Smash - Swings his rapier forward. Medium Knockback and damage. 20% (if fully charged)
  • Up Smash - Lifts his hat upwards. Great knockback but slight damage. 19% (if fully charged)
  • Down Smash - Shoots downwards with the Slot Machine Gun while spining in a 360 degrees circle. Opponents may be trapped and receive heavy damage and fair knockback. 22% (if fully charged)


  • Ledge Attack - Pulls himself up while hitting with his hat. 7%
  • Floor Attack (face-up) - Swings his rapier back and forth. 6%
  • Floor Atatck (face-down) - Does a short breakdance while getting up, similar to Mario's Down Smash. 8%
  • Floor Attack (sitting) - Swings his hat back and forth very quickly while getting up. 7%

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral Aerial - Swings his camera around him. 8%
  • Forward Aerial - Does a two-kick combo. 12%
  • Back Aerial - One of Professor Layton's most powerful attacks; he hits opponents with his mechanical umbrella. Hits multiple times. 18%
  • Up Aerial - Headbutt with his hat. 9%
  • Down Aerial - Similar to Samus' down aerial, he hits opponents with his hat while bending downwards. 10%

Grabs & Throws

  • Pummel - Hits opponent with his hat. 2%
  • Forward Throw - Slices opponent with his rapier. 8%
  • Back Throw - Shoots opponent with his Slot Machine Gun. 12%
  • Up Throw - Kicks opponent upwards. 7%
  • Down Throw - Photographs the opponent multiple times using his camera. 12%

Special Moves

Professor Layton's Special Moves
Standard Special Slot Machine Gun
Side Special Camera
Up Special Umbrella
Down Special Laser Goggles
Final Smash Puzzle


  • Up - Takes off his hat and takes a bow.
  • Side - Layton's most famous action. He turns his back to the screen while adjusting his hat, then rapidly turns around and points at the screen, smiling.
  • Down - Drinks some tea.

Idle Animation

  • Rapidly adjusts his hat.
  • Puts his hand to his chin while thinking. Similar to Snake's from SSBB.


Arrives at the stage, driving his Laytonmobile.


  • Drinks tea, then looks at the screen and says "The true victor here, is YOU".
  • Walks around while thrinking, then turns towards the screen and points at the screen while saying "Consider this puzzle solved!" and smiles.
  • Takes a bow as he says "A true gentleman always takes a bow when succeeding".


Claps to the winner with his hat hiding his face.

Victory Theme

Extract from Professor Layton Theme Orchestrated


  • Professor Layton is one of the very few characters in the game whose attacks are completely non-violent or do not involve any kind of physical attack.
  • Professor Layton has the longest Victory Theme in the game.

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