Polar Bears are tall, bipedal, arctic bears that wear shorts and a pair of sunglasses. It is unknown why they wear pink shorts and sunglasses, and the Polar Bear trophy does not clarify this. Polar Bears originally made an appearance in the Ice Climber game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Polar Bears would appear as an enemy on the mountain that the Ice Climbers were scaling. The Polar Bears were frustrating to the Ice Climbers and were hard to destroy.
Polar Bears serve both as an enemy and an obstacle. They also appear as a collectible trophy. Polar Bears walk back and forth on the arena, similar to a Topi. In Adventure Mode, they can also force the screen to scroll up. Polar Bears deal quite a bit of damage, and can easily KO a player. Like other enemies, they can be grabbed and thrown for an instant KO - otherwise, they have about 40 HP. By KO-ing a Polar Bear, the player is awarded the "Polar Bear KO" bonus, which is worth 800 points.
This bizarre beast appears whenever the Ice Climbers take five during their ascents. Each leap the upright bear makes causes an earthquake and makes the mountain scroll upward. If the climbers fall off the bottom of the screen, they'll drop into a bottomless chasm. For reasons unknown, it sports pink shorts and sunglasses.
- Ice Climber [10/85]
A Polar Bear appears as a hazard on the stage Summit. The Polar Bear pushes the iceberg deeper into the water while standing on the summit of the iceberg. When the Summit falls down again with the Polar Bear, he will fly off, but will come back when the Summit is in the water again.
A Polar Bear appears as an uncommon enemy in Smash Run. Its attack pattern consists of jumping and falling down to the ground, creating an earthquake that will hurt any player not in the air. It cannot be grabbed and is somewhat difficult to be KO'd, but it will flinch if hit by fire-based attacks(e.g. PK Fire).
This free-spirited polar bear usually just wanders around aimlessly, but sometimes he likes to shake things up a bit. Literally! He'll jump in the air and then land hard, causing a huge earthquake that makes the whole screen shake and does damage to anyone on the ground. He's not keen on heat, though, so hit him with fire attacks!