Mr. Saturn (どせいさん, Dosei-san) is an item that appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. He walks around the stage pushing other items along with it and can break shields very easily. He also cries when he makes contact with an opponent. If thrown, it deals very little damage and knockback, but can be used repeatedly, as he does not disappear after one use. Mr. Saturn gives off a large amount of stun when it hits an opponent, making it great for combos. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, there are various bonuses related to Mr. Saturn. It also breaks the shield of any character who is hit by one being thrown.
- Direct smash throw does 11% damage.
- Tap A throw does 8% damage.
- When dropped does 6% damage.
Mr. Saturn are a species in EarthBound and Mother 3. They are strange, possibly extraterrestrial life forms who reside in both Eagleland's Saturn Valley and the Nowhere Islands' Saturn Valley in EarthBound and Mother 3, respectively. They are characterized by huge noses, four whiskers, and a single hair with a small red bow. They are generally very peaceful and generous, offering free stays at the hotel and coffee. They speak Saturnian (composed of odd looking English letters), and erratically use the words "boing," "ding," and "zoom" at the end of their sentences. The Japanese font is said to be inspired by the handwriting of the young daughter of EarthBound's designer, Shigesato Itoi.
Trophy Info (SSBM)
The origins of the Mr. Saturn race are unknown. But many believe that they come from outer space. They are found in Saturn Valley and speak their own unique language. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mr. Saturn is just another item with which to pelt foes. These guys are laid back and not into fighting, so you can rest easy... or can you?
Trophy Info (SSBB)
A creature from a race of unknown origin that speaks its own unique language. Some say they came from outer space, but the facts behind their appearance are wrapped in mystery. In Smash Bros., they'll wait a bit after appearing before wandering off on their own. They can be picked up and thrown at foes for minimal damage. Their shield-breaking properties are high.
- EarthBound (1995)
- Mother 3 (2006)
Trophy Info (3DS/Wii U)
Mr. Saturns are curious beings that speak their own language. They may not look it, but they're scientific geniuses! In this game, they tend to go for a stroll around the battlefield. Throwing one at an enemy won't do much damage, but Mr. Saturn will take out a shield very easily.
- SNES - Earthbound (06/1995)
- In Ness's ending picture in Super Smash Bros., a Mr. Saturn is seen in the background.
- Also, one of Ness's alternate costumes in Brawl features a Mr. Saturn sprite on a solid black t-shirt.
- Mr. Saturn is one of the few items that can't be eaten, likely because they are living beings.
- In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Lucas makes his entrance riding in on Mr. Saturn's coffee table.
- Mr. Saturn might be designed after Kilroy.
- Mr. Saturn's Japanese name, Dosei-san, is actually a reference to Shigesato Itoi's daughter, whose handwriting was similar to the font used for Mr. Saturn's dialogue.
- Before the release of Melee, a fan asked Sakurai if Mr. Saturn would make a good character due to their similarities with Jigglypuff. Sakurai said he doesn't see the connection, but Mr. Saturn could work as an item.
- When using Peach's down special, there's a small chance of pulling out a Mr. Saturn instead of a vegetable.