The Drill is an item introduced in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. As the name suggests, it is a projectile item that fires a large drill. The drill's hitbox will hit multiple times, allowing it to easily break shields or, upon a successful hit, drag the enemy along in the direction it is fired. The projectile is very hard to DI out of, causing a trapped victim to either be dragged off of the stage for a KO or be trapped against a wall, hit continuously until the drill explodes. After firing the drill its base will remain in the user's hand. It can then be thrown for a surprisingly large amount of knockback, similar to a hammer head. Both the drill and the thrown base can be reflected.


While official and in-game sources refer to the item as originating from the Super Smash Bros. universe, its appearance is nearly identical to the Drill Arm from Kid Icarus: Uprising. Similarly to the item, the Drill Arm's charged shot fires a drill that plows through enemies, dealing ongoing damage for a time. Unlike the Drill Arm, however, the item has a much shorter base, no homing ability, and can only be fired once.


  • Although it's from Kid Icarus: Uprising, mixing the Needle and Stone abilities in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards gets a look-alike product that behaves closer to the Super Smash Bros. variant than the Kid Icarus: Uprising variant.
  • In the 3DS and Wii U Trophy Gallery, it shows to be a part of the Super Smash Bros. universe. This is probably because it is simply called "Drill" in the Japanese version.
  • Bowser Jr.'s Forward Smash pops up two similar Drills.


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