For the Brawl Event, see Event 8: Go! Triple Finish!.

Triple Finish is the Pokémon Trainer's Final Smash. It is the same regardless of the Pokémon that grabs the Smash Ball. The trainer brings out all three of his or her Pokémon. Charizard then uses Fire Blast (which is also the final move used to send the opponents flying), a large star-shaped flame (its shape could also be compared to the Japanese character for "fire"), Squirtle uses Hydro Pump, a multi-directional spray of water, and Ivysaur uses SolarBeam, a narrow beam of concentrated light, to create a massive projectile which can hold targets in place within the blast. It does more damage to players that are closer to the Pokémon, where all three moves will hit at once. When an opponent is as close as possible, they take about 57% damage. However, a downside to this Final Smash can be if the opponent is too close, they will be sent straight up by a concentrated ball of energy in front of the Pokémon, and then can avoid the attack. The move can be used in mid-air, in which case the team will hover. After several seconds, the Trainer recalls the other two Pokémon and the Final Smash ends.

While using it, the Pokémon Trainer will shout "Take that! Triple Finish!" (male variant) or "Go! Triple Finish!" (female variant), accompanied with a text box in style of Pokémon games that displays the aforementioned phrase. Then the message in the box changes into "It's super effective!". It should be noted that in Brawl, the second message only pops up if the attack causes damage to opponents; if it misses, the first message will remain for the duration of the attack. The text box blocks damage meters and appears in Snapshots. The camera also zooms in on the trio, slowly zooming out as the attack goes on.

Trophy Info

The Triple Finish Trophy

The Final Smash of the Pokémon Trainer. Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard join forces to simultaneously use Hydro Pump, SolarBeam, and Fire Blast. This is the only time all three of them appear on the screen together, so this move boasts the strength of three in one. A window will appear on the screen, but don't worry about it.


  • This Final Smash can actually be used to view off-camera pieces of scenery on stages without pausing and changing the angle. If one stands at the edge of the screen and faces away from any stage before activating the attack, the zooming effect will show graphics that one wouldn't ordinarily see during a brawl.
  • In the Pokémon franchise, at the time Brawl was released, the most Pokémon a single trainer can have out is two, that being in double battles. Having three Pokémon out at once was introduced afterwards, in Pokémon Black and White.
  • In Brawl, the text box and the text inside it resembles Pokémon Diamond and Pearl's text box and text. In Ultimate, it resembles Pokémon Sun and Moon's text box instead.
  • Although the first text box says "Take that! Triple Finish!", the Pokémon Trainer shouts out "Take this! Triple Finish!"
    • In Ultimate, this was fixed. The male Trainer now says "Take that".
  • The second text box always says, "It's super effective!", even when the attack doesn't hit enemies.
  • When used on Mario Bros., the screen will not zoom up, due to the fact that the camera does not naturally zoom up in this stage.
  • In the games, it's possible for none of the three attacks to be super or even neutrally effective simultaneously. Dragon-type Pokémon resist all three attacks, albeit no Dragon-type Pokémon have been featured as fighters in the Super Smash Bros. series.
  • Triple Finish is the first Final Smash in which the name of the move appears on-screen upon activation; the second one with this attribute is Cloud's Omnislash in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Pokémon Trainer's Special Moves
Standard Special (differs between Pokémon)
Side Special (differs between Pokémon)
Up Special (differs between Pokémon)
Down Special Pokémon Change
Final Smash Triple Finish

Squirtle's Special Moves
Brawl Ultimate
Standard Special Water Gun
Side Special Withdraw
Up Special Waterfall
Down Special (Pokémon Change)
Final Smash Hydro Pump (of Triple Finish)

Ivysaur's Special Moves
Brawl Ultimate
Standard Special Bullet Seed
Side Special Razor Leaf
Up Special Vine Whip
Down Special (Pokémon Change)
Final Smash Solar Beam (of Triple Finish)

Charizard's Special Moves
Brawl SSBWU/3DS Ultimate
Standard Special Flamethrower
Side Special Rock Smash Flare Blitz
Up Special Fly
Down Special (Pokémon Change) Rock Smash (Pokémon Change)
Final Smash Fire Blast (of Triple Finish) Mega Evolution Fire Blast (of Triple Finish)