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Smash Ball

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Smash Ball
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate artwork
First appearance Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Effect Allows the user to perform their Final Smash

The Smash Ball is a signature item of the Super Smash Bros. series since it debuted in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The Smash Ball is a brightly colored, shining ball with the Super Smash Bros. symbol on it.

During battles, the Smash Ball may appear at a random time and will begin flying around the stage. By attacking the Smash Ball and breaking it, the character that broke it will begin glowing and will be able to use their Final Smash. The amount of times needed to attack it differs each time it appears and is also dependent on the character's strength. If the players do not break it in time (or neglect it entirely), the Smash Ball will leave the stage. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, the screen will flash and a gasp will sound when the Smash Ball appears, and the screen will dim slightly when the Smash Ball is collected.

If there are any Dragoon or Daybreak pieces on the stage, the Smash Ball will not appear, and vice versa. When a player is falling behind by a significant amount, they will act as if they have the Smash Ball when returning to the stage, called a Pity Final Smash. Additionally, the player can lose the Smash Ball if they are attacked enough times, which will have the Smash Ball begin flying around the stage again after being dropped.

For Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, before a Miiverse announcement that Smash Balls would return in the game, a Smash Ball was shown in the Villager's newcomer illustration.

The Smash Ball reappears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with the same design as in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. This time, occasionally after appearing, the Smash Ball becomes affected by gravity and rolls along the stage like an actual ball, though it can still be broken in this state.[1] If the Smash Ball rolls off the stage, it reappears a second later, similar to Soccer Balls in the previous installment. A character can also directly steal the Smash Ball from another character who has the Final Smash on standby through a powerful enough attack, granting the former the ability to use it instead.[2] A fake version of the Smash Ball with the lines inverted known as the Fake Smash Ball also appears in the game, and may even appear alongside a regular Smash Ball.

Profiles and statistics

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy

Name Image Game Description
Smash Ball SSBB Trophy Smash Ball.png Wii SSBB graphic.png Super Smash Bros. Brawl A mighty item. Each character has a unique secret technique known as a Final Smash that can only be used when that character acquires a Smash Ball. Use it well, and you'll be one huge step closer to victory. It can turn the battle's tide, help you put the finishing touches on a complete thrashing, or even provide a chaotic finish that's sure to leave you laughing until you cry.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophy

Name 3DS trophy Wii U trophy Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Smash Ball SSB3DS Trophy Smash Ball.png SSBWU Trophy Smash Ball.png Item Wii SSBWU graphic.png Super Smash Bros. Brawl (03/2008)
Wii U SSBWU graphic.png Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
5: Road to Master Hand Flag of USA.png This item can truly turn the tide of battle. Once broken open, a character's Final Smash will be unlocked. If your opponent collects this, you'd better brace yourself for a powerful special move. This item is pretty durable and floats around the stage, so timing and positioning are key.
Flag of Europe.png A special item that lets one lucky fighter unleash their Final Smash, a secret move unique to them. Though it's a one-off opportunity that won't come around very often, this ultra-powerful attack could prove the key to victory! Smash Balls take a few hits to crack, so good timing and placement are absolutely essential.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit

No. Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
1094 Smash Ball SSBU Spirit Smash Ball.png Super Smash Bros. Series Support (2) Ace Chance of Double Final Smash Earned after completing all Spirit Challenges; Spirit Board Mii Brawler, Mii Swordfighter, Mii Gunner Rule: Sudden Final Smash; Item: Food
  • Survive until the timer runs out
  • The enemy will suddenly have a Final Smash
  • You'll get a Final Smash
Final Destination (Battlefield) Final Destination


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スマッシュボール
Sumasshu bōru
Smash Ball
Chinese 亂鬥球 (Traditional)
乱斗球 (Simplified)
Luàn dòu qiú
Smash Ball
French Balle Smash Smash Ball
German Smash-Ball Smash Ball
Italian Sfera Smash Smash Orb
Korean 스매시 볼
Seumashi Bol
Smash Ball
Russian Смеш-сфера
Smash Orb
Spanish Bola Smash Smash Ball


  1. ^ GameXplain (June 12, 2018). Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Gameplay - Ice Climbers, Marth, Ganondorf, Inkling on Kongo Falls. YouTube. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  2. ^ Cyber Shaman (September 11, 2018). Zelda vs. Link "Pro Gameplay" - Smash Bros. Ultimate. YouTube. Retrieved September 17, 2018.