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Shadow Bug

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Shadow Bugs forming into Primids

Shadow Bugs are hazy, purple creatures that appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The Halberd stores all the Shadow Bugs and releases them across the World of Trophies. When a lot of Shadow Bugs form together, they can create Primids and other enemies. Shadow Bugs, when they come in contact with trophies, can create another clone of the trophy. This clone is an evil side of the original character, and appear as the character with a purple tint. Shadow Bugs originate from Mr. Game & Watch, and an unlimited amount can be taken out from his body. When Tabuu learned of this, he used Mr. Game & Watch to create the Subspace Army. The Shadow Bugs are first seen in the Midair Stadium.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Shadow Bugs appear as an Advanced-class support spirit, using their previous trophy render. It occupies one support slot and any fighter that uses it will start battles with increased attack power but with 30% damage. The spirit's puppet fighters are four Mr. Game & Watches on the Omega form of the Pokémon Stadium stage. Aside from the Spirit Board, the spirit may also be available in Beedle's Tent, where it can be purchased for 1,000 Spirit Points.

Profiles and statistics

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy

Name Image Game Description
Shadow Bugs SSBB Trophy Shadow Bugs.png Wii SSBB graphic.png Super Smash Bros. Brawl Embodiments of a primordial substance that can take the form of any number of lesser Subspace foes. They can also copy the forms of trophies to create evil doppelganger versions of them. The mysterious substance inside Mr. Game & Watch can be extracted endlessly. Once Tabuu discovered this, he used Mr. Game & Watch to create the Subspace Army.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

No. Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
1112 Shadow Bug SSBU Spirit Shadow Bug.png Super Smash Bros. Series Support (1) Advanced Trade-Off Attacks ↑ Beedle's Tent, Spirit Board Mr. Game & Watch x4 Hazard: Poison Cloud
The stage is covered in a poisonous cloud
Pokémon Stadium (Ω) Step: Subspace

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 影虫
Shadow Bug
Chinese 影蟲
Yǐng chóng
German Dämmer-Partikel Twilight particle
Italian Cellule Ombra Shadow Cell