The Fan has been used in all three games. It has very weak rapid attacks and can be an effective KOing projectile when thrown.

It's ability to suck in opponents combined with it's rapid rate of fire makes it incredibly easy for one character to trap another in a flurry of rapid fan attacks. It is also very good at depleting shields, a single smash attack is usually good enough to shatter a shield.

In Brawl, the Fan is given paper-like properties and floats to the ground if thrown into the air.

  • When A is tapped, it does between 1-2% damage.
  • When fully charged, it does between 7-13% damage and breaks any shield.
  • When dropped, it does 3% damage.
  • When thrown at the opponent, it does between 9-12% damage with some strong knockback upwards.

On some stages, such as Shadow Moses Island, multiple characters, such as Ike, Marth and relativily can bring any opponent to 999% with ease.

Damages in the original

  • A: 2%
  • Tilt: 4%
  • Dash: 8%
  • Smash: 8%
  • Throws
    • Drop: 0%
    • Tilt: 5%
    • Tilt Up: 5%
    • Tilt Down: 2%
    • Dash: 8%
    • Smash: 8%
    • Smash Up: 8%
    • Smash Down: 3%
  • Air Throws
    • Drop: 6%
    • Tilt: 6%
    • Tilt Up: 7%
    • Tilt Down: 4%
    • Smash: 8%
    • Smash Up: 9%
    • Smash Down: 9%

Trophy Descriptions

In Melee

The Fan can be swung so rapidly that it leaves opponents unable to counterattack. It is, however, an exceedingly weak weapon. Despite this shortcoming, the Fan is quite effective as a shield breaker, and it works well at disrupting an enemy's equilibrium. Throw the fan to send your foe bouncing straight up into the sky.

In Brawl

An item made by taking thick paper, folding it accordion-style, taping one end, and fanning out the other. It's mainly used as a comedic prop by comedians from Osaka and the Kansai region of Japan. Why it's in Smash Bros. is a mystery. Grab this unique item and whack foes to turn them in the opposite direction. Throw a fan at a foe, and that character will fly straight up.



  • The Fan appears as an item in Mario Kart Arcade GP.
  • The Fan is effectively abused by smaller characters due to the their size. The Fan serves as an extension of the characters body, lengthening the range, and eventually, inviting 1 or 2 foes into the area of effect of the Fan. The speed is also abused because it can effectively cancel out the foe's oppurtunity to escape.
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