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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate artwork
Franchise The Legend of Zelda
First appearance The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (2011)
Latest appearance The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (2021)
Super Smash Bros. appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The Beetle is an item originally from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. In the Super Smash Bros. series, it made its first appearance in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and returned in both Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Upon picking up a Beetle, a fighter can throw it to have it fly forward. If the Beetle runs into an opponent, it grabs them and starts to fly up toward the top blast line. It is possible for the opponent to escape if they perform a grab or if another fighter attacks the Beetle. If the fighter fails to escape from a Beetle, it instantly KOs them. If a Beetle is attacked while moving forward, it begins to travel in the opposite direction. If a Beetle hits a wall, it stops moving and lands on the ground, allowing players to pick it up and throw it again. Additionally, if a Beetle is attacked enough, it disappears.

The Beetle's rising speed is affected by the caught fighter's weight, taking away someone like Rosalina much faster than Bowser due to the former's light weight and the latter's heavier build. In Ultimate, the Beetle has been updated to screen KO rather than regular KO (although the latter can sometimes occur). This screen KO is mostly similar to the regular one that can randomly occur with the added detail of seeing the Beetle still holding onto the KO'd fighter.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophy information[edit]

Name 3DS trophy Wii U trophy Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Beetle SSB3DS Trophy Beetle.png SSBWU Trophy Beetle.png Item Wii SSBWU graphic.png The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (11/2011) 22: Skyward Sword Flag of USA.png A remote-controlled item shaped like a little bug, Link used this item in his adventures to collect far-off items. In Smash Bros., tossed Beetles will fly straight ahead, grab foes, and carry them into the sky. If one grabs you, wiggle with all your might to break free!
Flag of Europe.png A small, automated insect-like item. Throw it and it'll fly straight ahead, grab whichever opponent it finds, and carry them high into the air. If one flies at you, try to dodge it - your shield won't help. If that doesn't work, just wriggle around as much as you can to try to free yourself.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビートル
Chinese 甲蟲 (Traditional)
甲壳虫 (Simplified)
French Scarabée Beetle
German Käfer Beetle
Russian Жук
Spanish Telescarabajo Telebeetle

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