The Polar Bear is an enemy from the Ice Climber universe that appears on Adventure Mode stage 10 and Icicle Mountain in Super Smash Bros. Melee, as well as on The Summit in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Character description

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 Polar Bears originally made an appearance in the Ice Climber game for the Nintendo Entertainment System.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.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee

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.

Trophy Description

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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.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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A Polar Bear standing on the top of the iceberg in The Summit in Brawl.

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.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U


Polar Bear attacking Zelda in Smash Run.

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).

Trophy Description

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!

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