Heart Container

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Heart Container
Heart Container SSBU.png
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate artwork
Franchise The Legend of Zelda
First appearance The Legend of Zelda (1986)
Latest appearance The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (2021)
Effect Heals a significant portion of the user's health
Super Smash Bros. appearances

All games

Heart Containers are a recovery item originating from The Legend of Zelda series that appear in every Super Smash Bros. series installment.

Background information[edit]

In The Legend of Zelda series, Heart Containers increase Link's maximum health by one unit. In The Legend of Zelda, they are scattered around Hyrule or acquired after defeating a dungeon boss. In Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, they can only be acquired in secret places for a health upgrade. In The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and subsequent installments, like in The Legend of Zelda, Heart Containers are acquired by defeating a dungeon boss. Alternatively, one can be formed by collecting four Pieces of Heart (five in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess) scattered in various area.

In the Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Whenever a Heart Container appears, it drifts to the ground slowly. In Super Smash Bros., Heart Containers heal all damage, returning the fighter's damage level to 0%. Their design is taken from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. In Super Smash Bros. Melee onward, however, the Heart Container's effect has been changed to only healing up to 100% of damage. However, the three Heart Containers seen in All-Star still recover all damage. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the design of the Heart Container has been changed so as to reflect their appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Heart Containers are designed after their appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

In Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee, a Heart Container cannot be picked up until it touches the ground. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and later installments, fighters can grab a Heart Container in mid-air.

Trophy information[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Heart Container SSBM Trophy Heart Container.png The Legend of Zelda
7/87
Heart Containers drift toward the ground slowly and replenish 100 percentage points of health. In The Legend of Zelda, these items beefed up Link's life meter; in most cases, Link found them in the possession of bosses or hidden in secret areas. Heart Containers are often scattered across the land in several fragments.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Heart Container SSBB Trophy Heart Container.png NES SSBB graphic.png The Legend of Zelda
Wii SSBB graphic.png The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
The best recovery item! Grab this and heal 100 percentage points of damage. It falls slowly, so it's best to grab it in midair. Damage recovery won't happen instantly, though, so try not to get launched while your damage is counting down. In the Legend of Zelda series, Heart Containers raise the player's maximum health. Bosses always have one in their possession.

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

Name 3DS trophy Wii U trophy Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Heart Container SSB3DS Trophy Heart Container.png SSBWU Trophy Heart Container.png Item GB SSBWU graphic.png The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Ages (04/2001)

GCN SSBWU graphic.png The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (11/2006)

- Flag of USA.png An important item in the Legend of Zelda series, this item would appear when you beat a boss and increase your life by one when collected. In Smash Bros., grabbing this will heal 100 points of damage. Grab it as it gently floats to the ground!
Flag of Europe.png A quintessential item from the Legend of Zelda series that raises your max health. In those games, you have to defeat bosses to get them, but in this one, they'll just fall from the sky, which makes things a whole lot easier. If you see one, grab it quick - in mid-air if you can! Why? To take 100 off your damage - that's why!

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハートのうつわ
Hāto no Utsuwa
Heart Container
Chinese 心之容器
Xīn zhī róngqì
Heart Container
German Herzcontainer Heart Container
Russian Капсула сердца
Kapsula syerdtsa
Heart Capsule
Spanish Contenedor de corazón Heart container

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