Artwork of all items in Super Smash Bros.

For the CPU Mode, see ITEM (CPU Mode).

An item is an object that appears on stage that characters can use or throw. Items are a large part of the gameplay of the Super Smash Bros. series. They may appear at any time in designated spawning areas during a match or summoned by a character's special move.

List of items

The items that appear during regular gameplay and are listed under Item Switch may be broken down into several different types of categories based on how they are used and their effects.

Container items

Container items can be broken if attacked or thrown and usually release other items when destroyed. Rarely, the container will explode when destroyed instead.

Item appearance
Item Universe SSB64 Icon.png SSBM Icon.png SSBB Icon.png SSB4 Icon.png SSBU Icon.png
Barrel Super Smash Bros. YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Capsule Super Smash Bros. YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Crate Super Smash Bros. YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Grass Mario NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Party Ball Super Smash Bros. NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY
Rolling Crate Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY

Container Enemies

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, breaking a container may release one of the following enemies listed below:

Enemies
Enemy Universe
Goomba Mario
Koopa Troopa Mario
Koopa Paratroopa Mario
Like Like The Legend of Zelda
Octorok The Legend of Zelda
Polar Bear Ice Climber
Redead The Legend of Zelda
Topi Ice Climber

Battering items

Battering items changes each character's neutral attack, forward tilt, dash attack, and forward smash into a damaging item swipe (excluding the Hammer and Golden Hammer).

Item appearance
Item Universe SSB64 Icon.png SSBM Icon.png SSBB Icon.png SSB4 Icon.png SSBU Icon.png
Beam Sword Super Smash Bros. YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Death’s Scythe Castlevania NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Fan Super Smash Bros. YesY YesY YesY NoN NoN
Fire Bar Mario NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Golden Hammer1 Wrecking Crew NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Hammer1 Donkey Kong YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Home-Run Bat Super Smash Bros. YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Killing Edge Fire Emblem NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Lip's Stick Panel de Pon NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY
Ore Club Kid Icarus NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Parasol Kirby NoN YesY NoN NoN[1] NoN
Star Rod Kirby YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Shooting items

Shooting items are items that fire projectiles when used, typically replacing the neutral attack and neutral aerial of the user. They all have limited ammunition and will shoot blanks once they run out. Starting in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, trying to shoot an item with no ammunition will throw it instead.

Item appearance
Item Universe SSB64 Icon.png SSBM Icon.png SSBB Icon.png SSB4 Icon.png SSBU Icon.png
Banana Gun Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Cracker Launcher Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN
Drill Arm Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Fire Flower Mario YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Gust Bellows The Legend of Zelda NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Rage Blaster Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Ray Gun Super Smash Bros. YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Staff Kid Icarus NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Steel Diver Steel Diver NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Super Scope Nintendo NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY

Throwing items

Throwing items are items that can be thrown at opponents. It's impossible to perform a regular attack while holding one as pressing the attack button will throw the item instead.

Item appearance
Item Universe SSB64 Icon.png SSBM Icon.png SSBB Icon.png SSB4 Icon.png SSBU Icon.png
Banana Peel Mario NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Beastball Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Beehive Animal Crossing NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Beetle The Legend of Zelda NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Black Hole Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Bob-omb Mario YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Bombchu The Legend of Zelda NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Boomerang Mario NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Boss Galaga Namco NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Bumper Super Smash Bros. YesY NoN YesY YesY YesY
Cucco The Legend of Zelda NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Deku Nut The Legend of Zelda NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Flipper Balloon Fight NoN YesY NoN NoN[2] NoN[2]
Freezie Mario NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY
Gooey Bomb Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Healing Sprout Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Hocotate Bomb Pikmin NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Hothead Mario NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Green Shell Mario YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Killer Eye Kid Icarus NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Launch Star Mario NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Motion-Sensor Bomb Super Smash Bros. YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Mr. Saturn EarthBound NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY
Pitfall Animal Crossing NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
POW Block Mario NoN[2] NoN NoN[2] YesY YesY
Red Shell Mario YesY YesY NoN[3] NoN[3] NoN
Screw Attack SSBM Icon.png Metroid NoN YesY NoN NoN YesY
Smart Bomb Star Fox NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Soccer Ball Mario NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Smoke Ball Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Spiny Shell Mario NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Spring Donkey Kong NoN NoN YesY YesY NoN[2]
Team Healer Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN YesY YesY NoN
Unira Clu Clu Land NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
X Bomb Kid Icarus NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY

Transformation items

Transformation items provide fighters unique attacks and temporary effects.

Item appearance
Item Universe SSB64 Icon.png SSBM Icon.png SSBB Icon.png SSB4 Icon.png SSBU Icon.png
Bullet Bill Mario NoN NoN[1] NoN[1] YesY YesY
Cloaking Device Perfect Dark NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN
Lightning Bolt Mario NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Metal Box Mario NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY
Poison Mushroom Mario NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY
Super Mushroom Mario NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY
Super Star Mario YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Superspicy Curry Kirby NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Timer Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY

Gear items

Gear items are items that temporarily improves a fighter’s natural abilities.

Item appearance
Item Universe SSB64 Icon.png SSBM Icon.png SSBB Icon.png SSB4 Icon.png SSBU Icon.png
Back Shield Kid Icarus NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Bunny Hood The Legend of Zelda NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY
Franklin Badge EarthBound NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Rocket Belt Pilotwings NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Screw Attack SSBB Icon.pngSSB4 Icon.pngSSBU Icon.png Metroid NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Super Leaf Mario NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY

Recovery items

Recovery items can be used to heal the damage of the fighter who uses them. Starting in Super Smash Bros. Melee, fighters can pick up a healing item while holding another item.

Item appearance
Item Universe SSB64 Icon.png SSBM Icon.png SSBB Icon.png SSB4 Icon.png SSBU Icon.png
Food Super Smash Bros. NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY
Maxim Tomato Kirby YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Healing Field Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Heart Container The Legend of Zelda YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Fairy Bottle The Legend of Zelda NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY

Helping items

Helping items allows a fighter to summon temporary allies to fight alongside them, or cause various effects that affect the battlefield.

Item appearance
Item Universe SSB64 Icon.png SSBM Icon.png SSBB Icon.png SSB4 Icon.png SSBU Icon.png
Assist Trophy Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Master Ball Pokémon NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Poké Ball Pokémon YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Combining items

Combining items are items that first must be assembled before they can be used.

Item appearance
Item Universe SSB64 Icon.png SSBM Icon.png SSBB Icon.png SSB4 Icon.png SSBU Icon.png
Daybreak Kid Icarus NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Dragoon Kirby NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY

Collectibles

Collectibles are items that can only be picked up in the course of gameplay and do not cause any direct or immediate change to a match.

Item appearance
Item Universe SSB64 Icon.png SSBM Icon.png SSBB Icon.png SSB4 Icon.png SSBU Icon.png
Custom Part Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN NoN YesY NoN
CD Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN YesY SSB4-U Icon.png NoN
Smash Coins and Bills Super Smash Bros. NoN YesY YesY SSB4-U Icon.png NoN
Sticker Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN
Trophy Super Smash Bros. NoN YesY YesY YesY NoN

The Subspace Emissary

These items are only available in the Adventure Mode of Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Items
Item Type
Auroros Throwing
Key Throwing
Stock Ball Other
Trophy Stand Throwing

Other

The following items listed below do not fit into the above categories.

Item appearance
Item Universe SSB64 Icon.png SSBM Icon.png SSBB Icon.png SSB4 Icon.png SSBU Icon.png
Barrel Cannon Donkey Kong NoN[2] YesY NoN[1] NoN[2] NoN[2]
Blast Box Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Bomber Kirby NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Fake Smash Ball Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Ramblin' Evil Mushroom Earthbound NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Sandbag Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN[1] YesY YesY YesY
Smash Ball Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Special Flag Namco NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Warp Star Kirby NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY

Specific items

The following items listed below are items that can be produced only by certain characters, stages, hazards, etc.

Item appearance
Item Universe SSB64 Icon.png SSBM Icon.png SSBB Icon.png SSB4 Icon.png SSBU Icon.png
Apple Kirby NoN YesY YesY NoN YesY
Bonsly Pokémon NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN
Bomb (Link) The Legend of Zelda YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Bonus Fruit Pac-Man NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Cardboard Box Metal Gear NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY
Crownerang Donkey Kong NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Egg Super Smash Bros. YesY YesY NoN NoN NoN
Electrode Pokémon NoN[2] YesY YesY YesY YesY
Gyro R.O.B. NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Holy Water Castlevania NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Mechakoopa Mario NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Peanut Donkey Kong NoN NoN YesY NoN[1] NoN[1]
Pellet Pikmin NoN NoN YesY SSB4-3 Icon.png YesY
Power Suit Piece Metroid NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN
Pyukumuku Pokemon NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
Shellcreepers/Sidesteppers Mario NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY
Stat Boost Super Smash Bros. NoN NoN NoN SSB4-3 Icon.png NoN
Tortimer Fruits Animal Crossing NoN NoN NoN SSB4-3 Icon.png YesY
Vegetable Mario NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY
Wario Bike Wario NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
Wario Bike Wheels Wario NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN
Wood Chip Animal Crossing NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Yoshi's Egg Yoshi NoN[1] YesY NoN[1] NoN[1] NoN[1]

Notes

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Appears in Smash games but not as an item.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Appears in Smash games but as a stage hazard.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Appears in the Subspace Emissary and Smash Run respectively; by stomping on a red Koopa Troopa, but only functions like a green shell.
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