The Soccer Ball (サッカーボール, sakkā bōru) is an item in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The Soccer Ball cannot be picked up, but attacking it with a decently strong attack will cause the ball to catch fire and launch in the direction of the attack. The more powerful the attack, the further and faster the Soccer Ball will be launched, and the harder the hit from it will be. The ball cannot be stopped while it's flaming, but it can be reflected. It will also bounce off of set Bumpers. Once the ball would be expected to start slowing down, its fire goes out and it stops dead, falling to the ground harmless. In Single Player modes, the Soccer Ball is more of a hazard, as the computer characters tend to use it to cheap-shot the player. A Soccer Ball hit by a Boss or Subspace Enemy will always act as if has been hit by a Smash Attack, and can instantly KO a player with less than 50% damage.
In SSBF3W, the soccer ball respawns when it goes off stage.
An attack item that flies when struck and explodes as it bounces, causing damage to whomever it hits. As it's a soccer ball, you'd think hitting it with your hands would be against the rules, but that's not the case. Unleash your fiercest attacks on it. Really, it's OK. The ball's design seems old fashioned, but it sure does bring back lots of soccer memories, doesn't it?
Super Mario Strikers (2005)
A strong attack on a soccer ball will set it on fire, and any enemies hit will go flying from the impact. Depending on how you hit it, the ball will fly in different directions. Luckily, no one has to retrieve it if you send it off the stage--this ball will return to the battlefield for some time.