Octopus is Mr. Game & Watch's Final Smash. Mr. Game & Watch transforms into a large octopus that can freely move about the stage, extending and retracing its arms dealing high knockback. Although the Octopus looks like it's flying, it still requires terrain in order to move, meaning it results in a self-destruct if it falls off the stage, however, it can jump and double-jump a small bit help navigate. Out of its eight arms (1 of which can't be seen), four of them can extend to about 7 times their length. Normally, only the body will damage the opponents, but if the tentacles are extended, only the tips of the tentacles will damage opponents until they withdraw. The tentacles in the back deal less damage than the ones in the front, which can be a problem since the Octopus can't turn around. Touching the G&W Octopus causes 16% of damage. The Final Smash lasts about 17 seconds. Whilst activated, most of the screen turns slightly white, (causing the screen to somewhat resemble a Game & Watch's white background). The Octopus has unlimited swim time and isn't affected by the current of moving water in stages such as Jungle Japes.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Final Smash has been changed. G&W now flies to one side of the screen, and then rushes across the screen, grabbing opponents as he goes. At the end of the Final Smash, all opponents grabbed by the tentacles are KO'd.


Octopus was a Game & Watch game where three treasure hunting divers avoided a giant octopus guarding a sunken pirate ship and collected its sunken treasure. If one of the divers got caught by the octopus, the next diver would come down and substitute. The octopus would keep watch over the ship until all of the divers were caught. Mr. Game & Watch's Up-Smash attack also originates from Octopus, where he uses his diver's helmet to headbutt his opponents.

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Mr. Game & Watch's Final Smash. He turns into the huge cephalopod that made its debut in the Game & Watch game Octopus. Of course, you can damage enemies by running into them, but you can do more damage by pressing the attack button to extend four arms and launch foes. In the original Octopus game, you had to avoid the octopus while salvaging treasure from the sea.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

The Game & Watch title Octopus featured a hero collecting treasure while avoiding a bothersome giant octopus's tentacles. Activate Mr. Game & Watch's Final Smash to transform his into that octopus! Ram into opponents, and use the attack button to extend the tentacles. The only thing you can't do is change the direction you're facing.


Mr. Game & Watch's Special Moves
Melee Brawl SSBWU/3DS Ultimate
Standard Special Chef
Side Special Judge
Up Special Fire
Down Special Oil Panic
Final Smash Octopus