Special Flag

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Special Flag
Special Flag SSB Wii U.jpg
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U screenshot
First appearance Rally X (1980/1981)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Effect Grants a KO (timed battle) or a stock (stock battle)

The Special Flag is a recurring item throughout several Namco games, originally from Rally X. In the Super Smash Bros. series, it is featured as an item in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Whenever a fighter uses a Special Flag, they hold it up in the air and become immobile. To use the Special Flag successfully, the fighter must hold it into the air for three seconds without taking any hits. In timed battles, doing this gives the user a KO in a timed battle, and in stock battles, it gives them a stock. When the fighter is hit while holding the Special Flag, they automatically drop it. Any neutral attack activates the holding animation, except a dash neutral.

Because of their function, Special Flags do not appear in Coin or Stamina Battles, regardless of item settings, nor do they appear in Smash Tour matches.

Both Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, feature a trophy of a Special Flag. In the former game, it is one of the randomly obtained trophies, and in the latter game, it is obtained by clearing all Solo Events.

Trophy information[edit]

Name 3DS trophy Wii U trophy Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Special Flag SSB3DS Trophy Special Flag.png SSBWU Trophy Special Flag.png Item Arcade SSBWU graphic.png Rally-X (1980)
Arcade SSBWU graphic.png Xevious (1983)
75: Memorabilia Flag of USA.png This item appeared as a hidden object in the 1983 arcade game Xevious. Picking one up would give you an extra life. In Smash Bros., it shows up for you to grab during battles. It may seem like nothing is happening, but holding it high will earn you an extra stock in a stock battle or a KO in a timed battle.
Flag of Europe.png The Special Flag achieved fame as a hidden item that gave you an extra life in Xevious, which came to Europe in 1989. In this game, you'll earn +1 KO if you use it in a timed battle, and an extra stock in a stock battle. But there's a catch: when you use it, you'll be stuck holding it above your head for a while, leaving you totally open to attacks!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スペシャルフラッグ
Supesharu Furaggu
Special Flag
German Spezial-Flagge Special Flag
Russian Особый флаг
Osobyi flag
Special Flag