Smart Bomb

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Smart Bomb
Smart Bomb artwork.jpg
Super Smash Bros. Brawl artwork
First appearance Star Fox (1993)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Super Smash Bros. appearances

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

The Smart Bomb is an item from the Star Fox franchise. In the Super Smash Bros. series, it is also an item in every title starting with Super Smash Bros. Brawl. When a Smart Bomb is thrown or attacked, it explodes on the spot, constantly dealing damage to any fighters caught within the expanding explosion and then dealing knockback upon disappearing. Unlike the Star Fox franchise, the Smart Bomb does not have any homing abilities.

On occasion, the Smart Bomb fails to explode, indicating by their distinct sound and failure to detonate, and it remains on the ground until exploding unexpectedly. A fighter can still pick up a failed Smart Bomb, which does not detonate while it is being held. However, if a set amount of time passes, the Smart Bomb explodes as soon as it is thrown. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, a Smart Bomb always explodes the second time it is thrown, unlike the failed Smart Bombs in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where it explodes only after a set amount of time or upon being attacked. Some Smart Bombs only explode once they hit the ground, which is occasionally shown when they are thrown upward, as regular Smart Bombs are thrown a set distance depending on the might of the throw before exploding.

Trophy information[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Smart Bomb SSBB Trophy Smart Bomb.png SNES SSBB graphic.png Star Fox
N64 SSBB graphic.png Star Fox 64
A bomb that explodes and causes damage to all characters within its range when thrown or attacked. The explosion from this device is so large, the deployer may be caught in the blast if he or she is not careful. In Star Fox, this item will explode after a set time or can be set off immediately with a button press.

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

Name 3DS trophy Wii U trophy Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Smart Bomb SSB3DS Trophy Smart Bomb.png SSBWU Trophy Smart Bomb.png Item SNES SSBWU graphic.png Star Fox (03/1993)
N64 SSBWU graphic.png Star Fox 64 (07/1997)
- Flag of USA.png Attack or throw this bomb if you want to make a big impact on the battle. The explosion just grows and grows, and despite the "smart" name, this bomb will hurt the thrower too! Sometimes you may throw what turns out to be a dud, but don't go hitting it in anger—it'll still go off in your face!
Flag of Europe.png Throw or hit this to set off a devastating explosion. The blast radius is so wide that your foe will have almost nowhere to run. Unfortunately, the same goes for you, so move fast! Sometimes they don't explode when you throw them, but if you hit them - even by accident - they definitely will!


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スマートボム
Sumāto Bomu
Smart Bomb
Chinese (Simplified) 高能炸弹
Gāonéng Zhàdàn
Powerful Bomb
Chinese (Traditional) 智慧型炸彈
Zhìhuìxíng Zhàdàn
Smart Bomb
French Bombe intelligente Intelligent Bomb
German Smart Bomb -
Italian Bomba radioguidata Radio-guided bomb
Russian Смарт-бомба
Smart Bomb
Spanish Bomba inteligente Intelligent bomb