Here's the place to suggest new fun facts to put into the Did you know. I suggest we rotate fun facts weekly, at the same time as the Article of the Week.

Unlike the Article of the Week, "Did you know" facts do not need to pass a vote to be included. However, they should follow these guidelines:

  • Most fun facts should be of widespread interest - to novices and experts alike. This doesn't mean that esoteric facts about the game's physics are not allowed (like "Luigi's wavedash is so long that Luigi can cross all of Final Destination in just two wavedashes"), but the majority of fun facts should be accessible to everyone.
  • If possible, fun facts should span all three games in the series.
  • Fun facts should be verifiable. A fun fact whose truth lies on shaky ground might not be chosen. Some claims (like "Some players can KO over 1000 Fighting Wire Frames with Pikachu in Cruel Melee, using a strategy popularized by a Japanese player's video") can be backed up on common knowledge, but other claims require a source, or that another player reproduce your results.

Put new fun facts under "unverified" or "verified, unused" (if it is common knowledge or you have a source). They will be put into the "did you know" template at the end of the week.

List some fun facts!

Did you know....

In use

Did you know that if DK picks up Snake's box while taunting, he will be able to carry it around as if a crate or barrel?

Already used

  • (none yet)

Verified, unused

  • ...That R.O.B. is the first character to have their default color be changed between different versions of the game?
  • ...That Wario is the only character to lose palette swaps between two different Smash Bros. games? Coincidentally, he is also the first character to debut as a starter character in one game, but become unlockable in the next.
  • ...that in the japanese version of brawl bowser's name is koopa?
  • ...that SSBM is the only game that allows you to choose between English and Japanese language?
  • ...that in SSBM Ness and Captain Falcon are already unlocked where as in SSB and SSBB they need to be unlocked?
  • ...that on Hanenbow, if you get Star KOed by a Freezie, the character and the ice chunk will be in separate places in the air?
  • ...that all five characters from Melee who didn't move on to Brawl are unlockable?
  • ...that if you use Zero Suit Samus' Down B, flip jump, between 2 walls, she will keep using her flip jump until she reaches the edge?
  • ...that with the addition of Solid Snake and the change from Ganondorf's Ocarina of Time look to his look in Twilight Princess, Brawl is the first Super Smash Bros. game to feature bearded characters?
  • ...that many enemies in Melee's adventure mode can be grabbed, but are carried freely and thrown as items?
  • ...that during Pichu's crouch animation, he appears to fall asleep?
  • ...that Attacks like Donkey Kong's B done in the air, By pressing R or L you are able to cancel the charging process
  • ...that if Mario Cape's a thrown Pokéball or Hothead, it becomes his item
  • ...that Wolf Up-Smash, and Sonic Up-aerial are the same attack?
  • ...that Kirby run attack is different in all three games of the saga?
  • ...that the Pokemon Trainer himself has 3 separate taunting animations.
  • ...that if Counter is used against the Master Hand, his attack will not be interrupted, but the user will not take damage?
  • ...that when Kirby copies Falco's blaster in Brawl, the copied blaster's shots dont have the electrifying side-effect that Falco's blaster has?
  • ...that one of Lucas's alternative costumes is a reference to his brother, Claus, in the Japan-only GBA game Mother 3?
  • ...that one of Ganondorf's alternative costumes has darker and brown-ish colors that are a reference to his old Ocarina of Time and Melee look?
  • ...that some of Samus's alternative costumes are references to the corrupted "Fusion Suit" in Metroid Fusion, the "Gravity Suit" in Metroid: Zero Mission and the "Dark Suit" in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes?
  • ...that one of Fox's alternative costumes is a reference to his Star Fox Adventures clothes colors?
  • ...that one of the Pokémon Trainer's alternative costumes refers to the old Gameboy limited LCD colors, which can be seen in his Pokémon Red and Blue Gameboy games?
  • ...that Link's alternative costume, Dark Link, has appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, while Toon Link's Dark Toon Link alternative costume never appeared in any Zelda game?
  • ...that Link's Red and Blue alternative costumes are a reference to his Zora and Goron tunics in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, even through they didn't appear in Twilight Princess, where Link's Brawl model is based from?
  • ...that even through Link already had a black alternative color in Super Smash Bros. Melee, the first time he got a Yellow alternative color was in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It's also possible to say that this alternative color is a reference to the Rupee-powered Magic Armor from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
  • ...that one of Lucario's alternative costumes is a reference to his rare shiny-colored form in Pokémon Diamond and [[Pokémon Pearl]?
  • ...that Brawl's newcomers Pokémon Trainer and Lucario do not wear hats and acessories in their alternative costumes like Pikachu and Jigglypuff? The same happens with Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
  • ...that, excluding Pikachu and Jigglypuff, Wario is the only other character to have alternative costumes with different models(the classic "plumber" outfit)?
  • ...that Meteos, a DS game designed by the Super Smash Bros. Brawl director Masahiro Sakurai, also had a smoke-producing item similar to the Smoke Ball?
  • ...that the Subspace Army enemy, Mite, is a clear reference to the residents of the Geolyte planet, from the game Meteos, designed by the same director of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Masahiro Sakurai?
  • ...that Mr. Game & Watch, unlike any other playable character, is not formally introduced (with captions and a zoom effect) in Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary?
  • ...that one of Marth's alternative costumes has a lighter shade of blue, refering to his NES Fire Emblem colors?
  • ...that Wario has a classic "plumber" alternative color that refers to the old Gameboy limited LCD colors, which can be seen in his gameboy Wario Land games?
  • ...that Meta Knight has alternative color schemes that refers to his Kirby Super Star SNES palette and the Kirby and the Amazing Mirror boss, Dark Meta Knight?
  • ...that Pikachu's headband from his green alternative costume refers to the Pokémon Emerald male protagonist, Brendan's, headband?
  • ...that, even through the Fire Flower item was already present since the first game in the series, Mario and Luigi only got Fire Flower-based alternative costumes in Super Smash Bros. Brawl?
  • ...that, just like the Daisy alternative costume, Peach's blue alternative costume is actually a reference to the Super Mario Galaxy character, Rosalina? The dress is not as cyan as hers, but the crown is colored identically to Rosalina's: It has a shade of grey with pink and cyan jewels on it.

It's also possible to say that the Red alternative color is a reference to the arcade Donkey Kong character Pauline, but this one is not as close as Daisy and Rosalina's.


  • ...that, besides the "Starly" Assist Trophy, the "Lakitu & Spinies" Assist Trophy can also be damaged?
  • ...that if an opponent was wearing a Franklin Badge, Fox's and Falco's Up, Down, and Back Throws will do practically no damage because of their lasers, but strangely, Charizard's Down Throw, which is breathing fire, works perfectly?
  • ...that in brawl, Corneria and Hanebow are the only stages with water that you cannot swim in?
  • ...that Wario's Final Smash lasts the same amount of time (in real time) in slow-mo and lightning brawls as it does in regular brawls, meaning that Wario's transformation lasts comparatively shorter in a slow-mo brawl and longer in lightning brawl?


Some wikis have a choose tag which generates a random text. Wouldn't it be fun to have it here too, so that we don't need to delete any of the facts? (I can show an example, but it's in a foreign language, and irt could be taken as ad'ing, sorry) AltAcnt ( TalkContsEmail ) 18:32, February 19, 2007 (GMT)

I guess that would be nice. We'd first have to generate a lot of facts! MaskedMarth (t c) 19:31, February 19, 2007 (GMT)
Wikia has this extension. It is used by writing like this:
<option>This is some random text which may appear.</option>
<option>This is some more text.</option>
<option weight="0.1">This text rarely displays.</option>

Et cetera. Test it in their sandbox. AltAcnt ( TalkContsEmail ) 19:44, February 19, 2007 (GMT)

That looks cool, do <choose> tags work with our software? MaskedMarth (t c) 20:01, February 21, 2007 (GMT)
Sadly not. AltAcnt ( TalkContsEmail ) 20:20, February 21, 2007 (GMT)
  • ...that with three PK Flashes, Oil Panic can unleash 117% of damage, making it the strongest non-glinch attack.

false facts?

This list claims that gw is the only character whose every attack has a disjointed hitbox. There is no definition of disjointed hitbox that includes gw's moves and not every other attack in the game. Perhaps I should argue this on the Hitbox page? Disjointed hitbox is really a term leftover from a time when people didn't really know what they were talking about, and has no legitimate use. Every attack's hitbox is separate from the character's hitbox. Sometimes they overlap, sometimes they don't, always to varying degrees. Nearly every single attack in the game has its hitbox extend past where the character can be damaged. Under any definition I've seen used, nearly every attack counts as having a disjointed hitbox. Usea 14:08, April 4, 2007 (GMT)

You are completely right. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who knows how useless the term "disjointed hitbox" is. I'll delete that statement presto. In the future, feel free to delete it yourself :). MaskedMarth (t c) 19:07, April 4, 2007 (GMT)

Link Tether Recovery

Would this be counted as an interesting fact?

You can use Link's tether recovery by pressing A in the air immediately after air dodging?

Everybody knows thats only because R + A is a grab in melee. --GDawg816- "Sonic's the name, speeds my game! (talk) 18:45, 24 June 2008 (UTC)


Just checking, but on the current "Did you know?" it says the strongest non-glitch attack is 372, 3 PK Flash, Mr. G&W, Roy, but on the other, it says that if you counter it again you get 382. Which is it? MidnightCeltic 16:23, February 13, 2008 (EST)

What is this page??

Whatever happened to Template talk:Did you know - Gargomon251 (talk) 23:23, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Meh, dues this page existing which page should we direct our could-be-added fun facts? :P Zexas A. (talk) 01:04, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Wrong facts

Squirtle's crouch is as low as Snake's, so they both can dodge Ganondorf's Wizard's Foot. Blue Ninjakoopa Happy Holidays 05:30, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

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