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Bumper SSB Ultimate art.png
Artwork of a Bumper for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Series Super Smash Bros.
First appearance Super Smash Bros. (1999)
Super Smash Bros. appearances

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

A Bumper is a throwable item that appears in every Super Smash Bros. game expect Super Smash Bros. Melee, which features the Flipper in its place.


Super Smash Bros.[edit]

In the original Super Smash Bros., it falls to the ground when thrown, causing one percent of damage to players who bump into it and weak knockback. There is also a Bumper floating above the Peach's Castle stage; this Bumper retains its original appearance and damage properties in the stage's return in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Bumpers return in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, replacing the Flippers from Super Smash Bros. Melee. Bumpers can also float in midair when thrown (making it possible to use them as deterrents for opponents trying to recover) and only damage players hit by the initial throwing. They no longer move if bumped into, although the knockback is far greater, and it increases as the target's damage increases.

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

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Bumpers have been redesigned; their outer part is silver instead of blue, and the central part is red with a yellow Super Smash Bros. symbol. This design is retained for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. A Bumper trophy is featured in both games, but in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the trophy can only be obtained in Trophy Rush.

Trophy information[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Bumper SSBB Trophy Bumper.png N64 SSBB graphic.png Super Smash Bros.
Wii SSBB graphic.png Super Smash Bros. Brawl
An item that originally appeared in Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64. After many years, it now makes its triumphant return. Bumpers are used in pinball to send balls flying, and they perform the same role in Smash Bros. They react to anything that touches them, including the people who set them. As they can also be set in midair, using them requires good tactics.

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

Name 3DS trophy Wii U trophy Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Bumper SSB3DS Trophy Bumper.png SSBWU Trophy Bumper.png Item N64 SSBWU graphic.png Super Smash Bros. (4/1999)

Wii U SSBWU graphic.png Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

- Flag of USA.png Ah, pinball... What a fun game. And with this item, you can add a bit of pinball wham to the battlefield. Once thrown, this item will bounce anything that comes near it violently away. Just don't get careless and walk into a deployed one yourself, or you'll get bounced too!
Flag of Europe.png You might recognise this from a pinball machine. Just like the metal balls do, touch one of these and you'll go flying! You can throw them, but we'd suggest affixing them strategically so that they hit just the right people and send them soaring into the distance. Job done.


Super Smash Bros.[edit]

  • North American website: "Place the Bumper in the corner of the arena and toss your opponents onto it to send them flying."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バンパー
Chinese 反彈器 (Traditional)
反弹器 (Simplified)
Fǎntán qì
German Bumper Bumper
Russian Бампер