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|Franchise||The Legend of Zelda|
|First appearance||The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (2011)|
|Latest appearance||The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (2021)|
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.
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