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An Assist Trophy is an item, when grabbed and used, summons a character out of various origins to temporarily aid the holder. Assist Trophies function nearly identical to Poké Balls, however, no Pokémon come out of them, and once an Assist Trophy is grabbed, it is automatically activated only if the holder is standing on the ground without any lag of any kind. Unlike the Poké Ball, Assist Trophies can be eaten and cannot be thrown.



In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, some Assist Trophies must be unlocked in order to be used, such as Isaac from Golden Sun.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, some Assist Trophies can be 'defeated' by attacking them, which will make them disappear immediately. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, almost all Assist Trophies can be KO'ed just like any other fighter by dealing enough damage, which gives the player a point in timed battles. Hence, most of them can be grabbed by the players and are affected by items, but they can now also directionally air-dodge similar to in Melee.

Originally, only one Assist Trophy could be used at any given time. The next Assist Trophy did not appear until the current assist trophy character summoned disappears. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this has changed. Multiple assist trophies can be active at the same time, creating unique combinations. Some assist trophies will attack enemy assist trophies in addition to the other fighters.

There's a rule for this: only damageable Assist Trophies can be at the same time with another, with the exception of Ghosts, which can be defeated but cannot be with other Assist Trophies at the same time. Non-damageable Assist Trophies still can only appear one at a time. Some Assist Trophies cannot be summoned at specific stages due to platform limitations or because they also made a cameo appearance in the background, such as the Moon in Great Bay.

Some Assist Trophies can appear suddenly as enemies in spirit battles due to the battle's conditions (both in Spirit Board and World of Light modes).

List of Assist Trophies

This is a list of every Assist Trophy in the Super Smash Bros. series. Shaded cells denote unlockable Trophies in Brawl.

Starter Unlockable
Trophy Description KO'd[1] Universe Debut SSBB Icon.png SSB4 Icon.png SSBU Icon.png
Hammer Bro
HammerBroSSBU.png
Hammer Bro throws hammers in an arc to the opponents by either standing or jumping. YesY Mario
MarioSymbol.svg
Super Mario Bros.
(NES)
YesY YesY YesY
Lakitu and Spinies
Lakitu&SpiniesTrophyWiiU.png
Lakitu drops Spinies onto the field, spiking opponents on the way down. Upon landing, the Spinies walk around giving damage to opponents. Lakitu can be knocked down. - Mario
MarioSymbol.svg
Super Mario Bros.
(NES)
YesY YesY NoN
Chain Chomp
ChainChompSSBU.png
Chain Chomp bounces in its spot and tries to bite the nearest opponent, to the extent of its chain. YesY Mario
MarioSymbol.svg
Super Mario Bros. 3
(NES)
NoN YesY YesY
Thwomp
ThwompSSBU.png
Thwomp crushes his opponents, but only when they are near him. NoN Mario
MarioSymbol.svg
Super Mario Bros. 3
(NES)
NoN NoN YesY
Waluigi
WaluigiSSBU.png
Waluigi repeatedly stomps opponents into the ground. This onslaught is followed by either a strong kick or a strike from his tennis racket. If an opponent is in the air, Waluigi will jump up and repeatedly send his foot downwards, meteor smashing any opponent he comes in contact with. YesY Mario
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario Tennis
(N64)
YesY YesY YesY
Flies & Hand
FliesAndHandSSBU.png
Flies appear on-screen and a hand with a fly swatter swats the flies and opponents. YesY Mario
MarioSymbol.svg
Mario Paint
(SNES)
NoN NoN YesY
Klaptrap
KlapSSBU.png
Klaptrap walks around, latches on fighters and bites them constantly. YesY Donkey Kong
DKSymbol.svg
Donkey Kong Country
(SNES)
NoN NoN YesY
Tingle
TingleTrophyWiiU.png
Tingle randomly summons a variety of strange effects (see article). - The Legend of Zelda
ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
(N64)
YesY YesY NoN[2]
Ghirahim
GhirahimSSBU.png
Ghirahim moves acrobatically across the stage, attacking with a sword and knives. Any projectiles thrown at him are reflected. It can also teleport behind opponents to attack. YesY The Legend of Zelda
ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
(Wii)
NoN YesY YesY
Midna
MidnaSSBU.png
Midna uses her hair to grab an opponent and swing it at any part of the stage. Ocassionally teleports around the stage if she is idle. YesY The Legend of Zelda
ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
(GC/Wii)
NoN YesY YesY
Moon
MoonSSBU.png
Comes in from the background of the stage and covers a great portion of it. It makes a very powerful impact and deals repeated damage to all fighters it hits before eventually exploding, launching them away with great knockback. NoN The Legend of Zelda
ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
(N64)
NoN NoN YesY
Metroid
MetroidSSBU.png
A Metroid flies around latches onto players, repeatedly giving them electric-type damage. It can be attacked and shaken off, but prevents the victim from using recovery moves. However, if done right, the character can spam recovery moves indefinitely until the Metroid disappears, as the Metroid keeps taking them out of the helpless state that keep them from using their recovery. In Ultimate, it can be frozen with ice attacks which makes it easier to defeat it. YesY Metroid
MetroidSymbol.svg
Metroid
(NES)
YesY YesY YesY
Mother Brain
MotherBrainSSBU.png
Appears in a beaker and shoots a rainbow-colored laser from her eye. She is also protected by Rinka enemies. Becomes vulnerable after her laser attack. YesY Metroid
MetroidSymbol.svg
Metroid
(NES)
NoN YesY YesY
Dark Samus
DarkSamusTrophyWiiU.png
Dark Samus is seen shooting beams rapidly and unveiling blue tentacles around her.

Became a playable character in Ultimate

- Metroid
MetroidSymbol.svg
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
(GC)
NoN YesY NoN[3]
Knuckle Joe
KnuckleJoeSSBU.png
Knuckle Joe delivers a series of Vulcan Jabs to his opponents and finishes with either a Smash Punch or an uppercut attack named Rising Break. YesY Kirby
KirbySymbol.svg
Kirby Super Star
(SNES)
YesY YesY YesY
Chef Kawasaki
ChefSSBU.png
Chef Kawasaki attacks by throwing plates and will try to pull fighters with his ladle. If caught, he will cook them in a pot, damaging them, then splashes them out, leaving some food. This is similar to Kirby's old Final Smash, Cook Kirby YesY Kirby
KirbySymbol.svg
Kirby Super Star
(SNES)
NoN NoN YesY
Nightmare
NightmareSSBU.png
Nightmare appears as the power orb before reverting to his wizard form, upon which he engulfs the screen into complete darkness. This effect causes players to attack blindly. NoN Kirby
KirbySymbol.svg
Kirby's Adventure
(NES)
NoN YesY YesY
Andross
AndrossSSBU.png
Andross appears in the background and shoots tiles from his mouth at the players. NoN Star Fox
StarFoxSymbol.svg
Star Fox
(SNES)
YesY YesY YesY
Krystal
KrystalSSBU.png
Attacks other fighters with her staff and does ice attacks with it. YesY Star Fox
StarFoxSymbol.svg
Star Fox Adventures
(GC)
NoN NoN YesY
Jeff
JeffSSBU.png
Jeff Andonuts shoots 5 homing rockets from his Multi Bottle Rocket Five invention (four small and one large) at his opponents. Sometimes fires a second round. NoN Earthbound
EarthboundSymbol.svg
Earthbound
(SNES)
YesY YesY YesY
Starman
StarmanEBSSBU.png
Starman teleports at random parts of the stage while shooting out lightning bolts from his eye. Shows the message "SMAAASH!" from the game Earthbound after defeated. YesY Earthbound
EarthboundSymbol.svg
Mother
(NES)
NoN YesY YesY
Samurai Goroh
SamuraiGorohSSBU.png
Samurai Goroh slashes his swords while chasing opponents. Can jump to reach airborne opponents. YesY F-Zero
FZeroSymbol.svg
F-Zero
(SNES)
YesY YesY YesY
Lyn
LynSSBU.png
The screen darkens, as Lyn focuses and then teleports towards the nearest opponent and delivers a single, powerful strike similar to Galaxia Darkness in animation and knockback. Before the attack, she will move slightly. A player with a keen eye can then air-dodge or roll (or do anything to give them temporary invincibility) to dodge the attack. YesY Fire Emblem
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Fire Emblem
(GBA)
YesY YesY YesY
Tiki
TikiSSBU.png
Tiki transforms into her Manakete form and breathes fire at her opponents. YesY Fire Emblem
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light (Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi)
(Famicom)
NoN NoN YesY
Black Knight
BlackKnightSSBU.png
Black Knight uses very powerful slash attacks to hit opponents, though he moves very slowly. He doesn't flinch with most attacks. YesY Fire Emblem
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
(GC)
NoN NoN YesY
Magnus
MagnusTrophyWiiU.png
Magnus attacks by swinging his sword, and jumping and then swinging his sword. Can meteor smash airborne opponents. Can be attacks to make him leave early. - Kid Icarus
KidIcarusSymbol.svg
Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS) NoN YesY NoN
Phosphora
PhosphoraSSBU.png
Phosphora soars through the air at a high speed, shooting lightning bolts. YesY Kid Icarus
KidIcarusSymbol.svg
Kid Icarus: Uprising
(3DS)
NoN YesY YesY
Kat & Ana
KatAnaTrophyWiiU.png
Kat and Ana fly in different directions, slashing at anybody in front of them. However, they always cross in the same spot. - Wario
WarioSymbol.svg
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
(GBA)
YesY YesY NoN
Ashley
AshleySSBU.png
Ashley creates a purple cloud around her that will make anyone in the dark zone take damage and possibly end up buried in the ground. Players also disappear for a few seconds within the cloud. If someone eats food in the dark zone, they will receive damage instead. NoN Wario
WarioSymbol.svg
WarioWare Touched!
(DS)
NoN YesY YesY
Gray Fox
GreySSBU.png
Frank Jaeger, the Gray Fox, runs around slashing opponents. Also reflects stray projectiles.

Unlock in Brawl: Unlocked with Snake.

YesY Metal Gear
MetalGearSymbol (1).svg
Metal Gear
(MSX)
YesY NoN YesY
Shadow the Hedgehog
ShadowTheHedgehogSSBU.png
Shadow slows down time with Chaos Control, similar to the Timer item, but with shorter duration. After the slow ends, the opponent will freeze completely for about a second and then return to normal. The summoner continues to move at normal speed.
Unlock in Brawl: Unlocked with Sonic.

In Ultimate, he will also freeze opposing players in place before leaving.

NoN Sonic the Hedgehog
SonicSymbol.svg
Sonic Adventure 2
(Dreamcast/GC)
YesY YesY YesY
Knuckles
KnucklesSSBU.png
Attacks enemies with his fists and also does homing attacks similar to Sonic. Can also burrow underground to do stealth attacks. Any enemies on ground will be buried by it. YesY Sonic the Hedgehog
SonicSymbol.svg
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
(Genesis)
NoN NoN YesY
Burrowing Snagret
SnagretSSBU.png
Burrowing Snagret pops up from the ground and pecks at enemies when they are near it. Can be stunned. YesY Pikmin
PikminSymbol.svg
Pikmin
(GC)
NoN NoN YesY
Mr. Resetti
ResettiSSBB.png
Mr. Resetti gives speeches about different topics. If attacked, he will keep talking. If attacked too much, he causes an explosion. - Animal Crossing
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg
Animal Crossing
(N64/GC)
YesY NoN NoN
Kapp'n
KappnSSBU.png
Drives his bus off-screen. Carries away a fighter who got hit by the bus, while others get knockback. Can be escaped like any grab. Kapp'n can trap fighters in his bus multiple times before he disappears. NoN Animal Crossing
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg
Animal Crossing
(N64/GC)
NoN NoN YesY
Isabelle
IsabelleTrophyWiiU.png
Isabelle will toss various fruits at the one who summons her, healing them upon touch. Other opponents can also heal themselves with these fruits by picking them.

Became a playable character in Ultimate

- Animal Crossing
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
(3DS)
NoN YesY NoN[3]
Elec Man
ElecManTrophyWiiU.png
Elec Man shoots his signature Thunder Beam horizontally and vertically. Can be hit to make him leave earlier. - Mega Man
MegaManSymbol.svg
Mega Man
(NES)
NoN YesY NoN
Zero
ZeroSSBU.png
Zero uses his beam sword to do slash attacks and beam attacks. YesY Mega Man
MegaManSymbol.svg
Mega Man X
(SNES)
NoN NoN YesY
Wily Capsule
WilyCapsuleSSBU.png
Dr. Wily pilots his Wily Capsule from Mega Man 7 and attacks the opponents with his orbs. However, when his Wily Capsule is destroyed, Dr. Wily surrenders and begs for mercy. YesY Mega Man
MegaManSymbol.svg
Mega Man
(NES)
NoN NoN YesY
Little Mac
Little-Mac-Assist-Trophy-Artwork.png
Little Mac runs around punching opponents.

Became a playable character in 3DS/Wii U onwards

- Punch-Out!!
PunchOutSymbol.svg
Punch-Out!!
(Arcade)
YesY NoN NoN[4]
Ghosts
GhostsSSBU.png
Original Pac-Man enemies, Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde. They move in the air, damaging other players that touch them. Each ghost has a unique movement pattern. YesY Pac-Man
PacManSymbol.svg
Pac-Man
(Arcade)
NoN YesY YesY
Riki
RikiSSBU.png
Attacks using Arts such as Happy Happy, which heals all characters within its vicinity, Freezinate, which freezes opponents, Yoink!, which causes those within the vicinity to trip, and Bedtime, which puts opponents to sleep. NoN Xenoblade
XenobladeSymbol.svg
Xenoblade Chronicles
(Wii)
NoN YesY YesY
Guile
GuileSSBU.png
Guile crouches to the ground, and when his opponents gets closer to him, he attacks them with his Flash Kick. Can also shoots his Sonic Boom and block projectiles. YesY Street Fighter
StreetFighterSymbol.svg
Street Fighter II
(Arcade)
NoN NoN YesY
Rodin
RodinSSBU.png
Rodin appears and punches the enemies with his giant arms through portals. Also uses heel kicks similar to Bayonetta. YesY Bayonetta
BayonettaSymbol.svg
Bayonetta
(Xbox 360/PS3/Wii U/Switch)
NoN NoN YesY
Squid Sisters
SquidSSBU.png
They perform a concert and the stage blast line will shrink like in Sudden Death. NoN Splatoon
SplatoonSymbol.svg
Splatoon
(Wii U)
NoN NoN YesY
Alucard
AlucardSSBU.png
Alucard slashes at players several times, can jump kick and can transform into a bat to attack. He can also dodge if opponents try to attack him using Power of Mist or back dash, making him tricky to KO. YesY Castlevania
CastlevaniaSymbol.svg
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
(NES)
NoN NoN YesY
Spring Man
SpringManSSBU.png
Spring Man punches his opponents with his very long arms and ends with a special attack. YesY ARMS
ARMSSymbol.svg
ARMS
(Switch)
NoN NoN YesY
Nintendog
NintendogSSBU.png
A "Nintendog" (Either a Labrador Retriever in Brawl, a French Bulldog in 3DS/Wii U, or a Toy Poodle in Ultimate) blocks the screen. NoN Nintendo DS
NintendogsSymbol.svg
Nintendogs
(DS)
YesY YesY YesY
Vince
VinceSSBU.png
Vince draws his paintings to blind all the opponents. The affected opponents take continuous damage too. NoN Art Academy
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Art Academy: First Semester
(DSiWare)
NoN NoN YesY
Bomberman
BombermanSSBU.png
Bomberman appears and places his bombs on the ground which explode in a "+" pattern. His bombs can also be attacked by other opponents to change their position. He can also be KO'ed by his own bombs, though he mostly avoids doing so. YesY Bomberman
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Bomberman
(NES)
NoN NoN YesY
Dr. Kawashima
DrKawashimaSSBU.png
He flings bubbled numbers at the fighters, which can be attacked to change their direction. When they collide and form a "10", a giant explosion occurs, similar to that of a Smart Bomb. A number greater than 10 will create a small, weak explosion, while a number less than 10 will fly as usual. NoN Brain Age
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!
(DS)
NoN YesY YesY
Color TV-Game 15
ColorTVGame15SSBU.png
2 paddles from the video game "Pong" appear on the edges of the screen, hitting a ball back and forth that can injure players. The paddles can also damage players on contact and can reflect any opponents' projectiles too. YesY Color TV-Game
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
PONG
(Color TV-Game 15/Arcade)
NoN YesY YesY
Ray MK III
CustomRoboAT.png
Ray MK III flies around the stage shooting missiles and green energy bullets.
Unlock in Brawl: Play 100 Brawls
- Custom Robo
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Custom Robo Arena
(DS)
YesY NoN NoN
Devil
DevilSSBU.png
EUR: Demon
Devil shifts the stage boundaries. However, Hoop Damage is not added if you are out of the boundaries the Devil creates. NoN Devil World
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Devil World
(NES)
YesY YesY YesY
Dillon
DillonSSBU.png
His attack involves rolling after a quick charge period. After his time on the screen runs out, he proceeds to charge up one last time, turning yellow, repeatedly dealing damage to close opponents while doing so and shoots off the screen. YesY Dillon's Rolling Western
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Dillon's Rolling Western
(3DS)
NoN YesY YesY
Jill
JillandDrozer.png
JP: Dori Kururi & Rasanda 8
Jill attacks opponents with her drill, sometimes getting stuck. - Drill Dozer
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Drill Dozer
(GBA)
YesY NoN NoN
Excitebikes
ExciteBike.png
Excitebike racers ride around the stage causing damage to those they collide with. Some of them, if on a stage with an edge, will go back and forth until their time runs out. - Excitebike
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Excitebike
(NES)
YesY NoN NoN
Yuri Kozukata
YuriKozukataSSBU.png
Yuri uses her camera to take pictures at the opponents, and when she does, it will damage and stun them. NoN Fatal Frame
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water
(Wii U)
NoN NoN YesY
Isaac
IsaacSSBU.png
JP: Robin
Isaac pushes opponents off the stage by using a skill called Move, represented by yellow giant magic hands. It can be dodged and escaped. However, escaping is just about impossible unless you're on the tip of the hand.
Unlock in Brawl: Play 200 battles.


In Ultimate, he can also grabs opponents upwards and pounds then into the ground.

YesY Golden Sun
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Golden Sun
(GBA)
YesY NoN YesY
Barbara
BarbaraBrawl.png
Barbara strums on her guitar creating damaging soundwaves, similar to Konga Beat, but with less range and duration.

Unlock in Brawl: Obtain twenty five Songs.

- Jam with the Band
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Daigasso! Band Brothers
(DS)
YesY NoN NoN
Sukapon
SukaponSSBU.png
Sukapon appears and throws the enemies in different directions. It also attacks by throwing its head. YesY Joy Mech Fight
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Joy Mech Fight
(Famicom)
NoN NoN YesY
Prince of Sablé
SablePrinceSSBU.png
Transforms into a snake or a frog, and unloads multiple attacks on any opponent he catches. He is vulnerable in his human form. YesY Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru
(GB)
NoN YesY YesY
Helirin
Helirin.png
Helirin floats around the stage while rotating, acting as a solid platform or wall. - Kururin
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Kuru Kuru Kururin
(GBA)
YesY NoN NoN
Rathalos
RathalosSSBU.png
Flies across the stage and does aerial attacks and also blasts fireballs onto the opponents. YesY Monster Hunter
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Monster Hunter
(PS2)
NoN NoN YesY
Arcade Bunny
BunnySSBU.png
Summons a claw above the stage that grabs any enemies, pulls them up, and drops them. The number on the claw shows the number of tries before it disappears. NoN Nintendo Badge Arcade
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Nintendo Badge Arcade
(3DS)
NoN NoN YesY
Infantry & Tanks
Infantry.png
The Advance Wars infantry and tank sprites roam across the stage shooting at players. When spawned, they follow the direction of the summoner.
Unlock in Brawl: Play 300 Battles.
- Nintendo Wars
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Famicom Wars
(Famicom)
YesY YesY NoN
Sheriff
SheriffSSBU.png
From homonym 1979 Nintendo`s arcade game, he will shoot at the opponents at various directions. YesY Sheriff
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Sheriff
(Arcade)
NoN YesY YesY
Shovel Knight
ShovelSSBU.png
Attacks with his Shovel Blade by digging out dirt and his signature Shovel Drop. Also digs out food from the ground. YesY Shovel Knight
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Shovel Knight
(3DS/Wii U/Switch/
PC/PS3/PS4/
Xbox One)
NoN NoN YesY
Dr. Wright
DrWrightSSBU.png
Dr. Wright summons buildings to rise up out of the ground. This damages opponents who are standing in the area of the building, and produces great vertical knockback. Occasionally makes a massive skyscraper. YesY SimCity
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
SimCity
(SNES)
YesY YesY YesY
Saki Amamiya
SakiTrophyWiiU.png
Saki Amamiya slashes and fires with his Dolphin Gun. - Sin and Punishment
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Sin & Punishment
(N64)
YesY YesY NoN
Starfy
StarfySSBU.png
JP: Stafy
Starfy spins, damaging players. Provides very little knockback. YesY Starfy
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Densetsu no Stafy
(GBA)
YesY YesY YesY
Nikki
NikkiSSBU.png
Nikki appears in front of a screen and draws various creatures and objects on her Nintendo 3DS which ultimately come to life on the battlefield, acting as potential hazards. This effect is very similar to that of Picto Chat 2. NoN Swapnote
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Swapnote
(3DS)
NoN NoN YesY
Takamaru
TakamaruSSBU.png
Takamaru uses his Multidirectional Pinwheel Knife Rook Attack and slashes with his sword. When opponents are far away, he can shoot shurikens in "x" and "+" patterns. YesY The Mysterious Murasame Castle
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
The Mysterious Murasame Castle
(NES)
NoN YesY YesY
Akira
AkiraSSBU.png
Akira attacks the opponents and blocks any physical attacks from them. YesY Virtua Fighter
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg
Virtua Fighter
(Arcade)
NoN NoN YesY
Total 27 39 59
  1. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  2. Present in Great Bay as a cameo.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Became a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  4. Became a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U and Ultimate.

Trophy Description

Assist Trophy SSBB.png

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

A capsule that contains characters who will help you out in battle. You won't know who's in the capsule until you open it. It may be someone everyone knows or someone who's a bit of a mystery. The majority of these characters are invulnerable, so attacking them is not an option. You know what that means, right? RUN!

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

AssistTrophyTrophyWiiU.png

This strange capsule contains a guest character who will aid you in your battle. Who will emerge? Grab it to find out! Maybe it'll be a famous character from a popular game, or perhaps a goofy sidekick here to prove his or her worth. Too bad you can't choose who shows up or control them...

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Trivia

  • Hammer Bro. is the only Assist Trophy character to appear as an enemy in the Subspace Emissary.
  • In Classic Mode, if the character who summoned an assist trophy dies, the assist trophy goes away. However, this does not happen in All-Star mode.
  • In the GameCube preview issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly, the Smash Bros Melee article comments that Nintendo originally tried to implement Assist Trophies in Melee. The only trophy concept they gave details on was one that would release the ducks from Duck Hunt to fly around the stage and interfere with the fighters.
  • Oddly, they appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate despite regular trophies being absent.
  • Fans often show disappointment when a specific character is announced as an Assist Trophy because they were hoping to see the character playable in the installment, even though there is no source of confirmation that being an Assist Trophy disqualifies the character from being a playable fighter. Fans were more vocal at the Assist Trophy announcements of characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Some examples were Waluigi, Bomberman, Knuckles, Krystal, Shadow the Hedgehog, Lyn, Isaac, Zero, Spring Man, Ashley, Black Knight, Midna, Skull Kid, and Shovel Knight.
  • The Pokémon and Yoshi series are the only series in the Original 10 without any Assist Trophy characters. Due to the Pokémon series having the Poké Ball and Master Ball items instead, the Yoshi series is the only original series without any summonable characters.
  • The Animal Crossing series is the only series to have different assist characters for every game (Mr. Resetti appears in Brawl, Isabelle appears in Smash 4, and Kapp'n appears in Ultimate).
  • In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, when a character summons an assist, the summoner will point for a half-second
  • If an assist cannot find a target, It will teleport near a target to attack
  • ARMS is the first series to introduce an Assist Trophy (Spring Man) in the base game and then later release a playable character (Min-Min) as part of downloadable content.

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