The Smash Ball (Formally called a Smash Emblem or Smash Orb by fans) is an item shown to debut in SSBB. It appears to allow the user to activate an especially powerful Final Smash attack. The Smash ball can be picked up, causing the character to glow.(although this "glow" could just be exlusive to mario.)The attack can be unleashed at any time, amd can only be used once, after you get the Smash Ball.