Super Smash Bros Items Guide – Everything You Need to Know!

By   /   Oct 3, 2014

Items are rare drops appearing on the fighting arena and give bonuses like HP boosts, summoning allies and more. Depending upon the items, their effects can be triggered automatically or manually.

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Super Smash Bros Items

You can start the Training Arena and test out the effects of all items available in the game.

Accidentally caught items can also be thrown to discard them. Keep a close eye on the battlefield and try to catch an enemy’s discarded item for your own use.

All in-game items are divided across thirteen categories. You can read about all these in the section below:

Final Smash Items

This category contains Smash Ball item. Any character can destruct this item to perform a special Final Smash attack.

Smash Ball
Destroy this floating orb, and then press the Special Move button to unleash your Final Smash. This item was first appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Helping Items

These items allow a character to summon another fighter to get aid in battle. There are three of these items which are:

Assist Trophy
This item first appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and allows a player to call on one of various characters to help them in a fight.

Poke Ball
Throw this to summon a random Pokémon to team up with against your foes. Similar to Master Ball, this item also appeared in Pokémon franchise for the first time.

Master Ball
Throw this to summon a rare or Legendary Pokémon to team up with you against your foes. This item first appeared in the Pokémon franchise.

Combining Items

These items act like weapons, but must be made whole by collecting different pieces. Once all pieces are combined, the weapon is automatically created. There are two types of weapon parts in the game:

Dragoon Parts
Collect all three parts of the Dragoon, and then aim carefully and launch a deadly attack. This item first appeared in Kirby Air Ride.

Daybreak Parts
Construct this huge weapon by collecting its three parts, and then use its powerful beam attack. This item first appeared in Kid Icarus: Uprising. Also note that the opponent player can force you to drop these parts.

Carrying Items

Containers
There are various kinds of Containers available on different stages. Fighters can carry these Containers and throw them onto their opponents to deal damage.

In addition to this, these Containers sometimes produce other items when destroyed. Attack these or throw them to get at the items inside. Or you can throw them at the enemy.

Exploding Items

This category also contains only one item: Blast Box. During a fight, players can attack Blast Boxes to make them detonate and damage all nearby opponents.

Blast Box
If you hit this with a fire attack, it’ll explode! This item first appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Punching Items

This category also contains only one item: Sandbag. Sandbags contain other items which are revealed once a player attacks it.

Sandbag
Hit Sandbag to make items fall out! The more you hit it, the easier it will be to launch. This item originally appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Recovery Items

Like the name suggests, these items are used to recover lost HP. There are four items that fall under this category:

Food
Eat to heal some damage! The amount you recover depends on what kind of food you eat.

Maxim Tomato
A tomato with a big M on it. When eaten, it removes 50% damage from your counter. This item first appeared in Kirby’s Dream Land.

Heart Container
This heals 100 of the damage you have taken so far! Grab it before your foes get to it. This item first appeared in The Legend of Zelda.

Fairy Bottle
This item will heal only a fighter who has taken more than 100% damage. Don’t throw it at an enemy with damage that high. This item first appeared in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

Transforming Items

These items contain both negative and positive effects and allow players to have unique attacks and certain boosts. There are ten items that fall under this category:

Super Mushroom
Touching this will make you a giant, raising your attack power and making you tough to launch. This mushroom originally appeared in Super Mario Bros.

Poison Mushroom
Running into one of these mushrooms shrinks you, making you easier to launch and your attacks less powerful. This item originally originated from Super Mario All-Stars.

Warp Star
Grab this to fly up into the air, and then slam back down to the ground in a devastating attack. You can aim slightly to the left or the right. This item first appeared in Kirby’s Dream Land.

Super Star
Touch one of these, and you’ll be invincible for about 10 seconds. This item is a popular item from Super Mario Bros. franchise.

Metal Box
Turns you into metal. Light attacks won’t make you flinch, and you’ll be tough to launch — but you’ll fall faster. This item first appeared in Super Marion 64.

Bunny Hood
Put this on to boost your speed and make great jumps. What long ears it has! Will the power of the wild spring forth? This item first appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Superspicy Curry
Eat this spicy dish to send a constant eruption of flame pouring from your mouth! You can still attack, but you can’t stand still. This item originally appeared in Kirby’s Dream Land.

Timer
This item slows down everyone but the player who collects it. Like so many others, this item also appeared in Super Smash Bros. for the first time.

Lightning
Grab this to make other fighters shrink—unless it backfires and shrinks you. This item first appeared in Super Mario Kart.

Bullet Bill
Use this to turn into a Bullet Bill and charge through enemies! You can even choose your launch direction. This item first appeared in Super Mario Bros.

Battering Items

These items inflict damage to opponent and are used on both long and short range. Some of these items have effects for certain amount of time. There are eight items which fall under this category:

Beam Sword
This replaces your side attacks and has the farthest reach of any melee weapon! The blade gets longer when you use stronger attacks. This item first appeared in Super Smash Bros.

Lip’s Stick
Attacking with this makes an energy-sapping flower bloom on your opponent’s head. This item originally appeared in Panel de Pon.

Star Rod
Side Smash attacks and Side Tilt attacks will make this item fire star-shaped projectile. Its ammo is limited. This item was originally found in Kirby’s Adventure.

Fire Bar
This weapon is made of fireballs. It’ll get shorter the more hits you land with it. This item originally originated from Super Mario Bros.

Hammer
Once you start, you’ll just keep swinging this item to great effect, though the hammer’s head can pop off. This item first appeared in Donkey Kong franchise.

Home-Run Bat
Use a Side Smash to send a foe flying for the fences. It’s a tough attack to land, but it has lots of attack power. This item originally originated from Super Smash Bros.

Golden Hammer
Attack quickly over and over, and press Jump repeatedly to float in midair. If you don’t do any damage, you probably have a squeaky one instead. This item originally appeared in Wrecking Crew.

Shooting Items

These items are used to hit opponent with deadly projectiles. These are quite deadly items and only remain while their effects last. There are six items that fall under this category:

Super Scope
This laser rifle can fire rapidly or unleash a power-charged shot. You can even shoot while moving.

Ray Gun
Fires a fast blaster shot that can knock enemies backward and into the air. This item first appeared in Super Smash Bros.

Fire Flower
Hold this out and unleash a bath of fire on your foes. There’s only so much fire, though, so don’t waste it. This item originally originated from Super Mario Bros.

Gust Bellows
Blow your opponents away with the strong winds of this item. Put it down and it’ll blast gale-force winds in random directions. This item was originally found in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Steel Diver
This “sub-machine gun” fires powerful torpedoes that take a second to get going before taking off at high speed. Like the name suggests, this item first appeared in Steel Diver.

Drill
Fire this to send a drill bit shooting into an enemy, pushing that enemy across the stage for repeated damage. Then you can throw the base. This item first appeared in Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Throwing Items

This is the largest category of items in Super Smash Bros. These items can be thrown on the opponents to inflict damage, create timed obstacles, and trigger different effects. Players can change the angle and distance of the throw. The items that fall under this category are:

Bob-omb
Despite their size, these bombs pack a serious punch. Left alone, they’ll start wandering around, too… This item first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 2.

Motion-Sensor Bomb
Once placed on the battlefield, these small bombs go off the moment anyone gets too close. This item originally appeared in Super Smash Bros.

Gooey Bomb
These bombs stick to almost anything, exploding after a time. If it gets stuck to you, just brush it off onto someone else. This item originally appeared in Super Smash Bros.

Smart Bomb
These bombs create a massive explosion when they detonate, hurting anyone caught in the blast. This item first appeared in Star Fox.

Bombchu
These little fellas run along walls, ceilings, and the ground. They’ll explode when they hit someone or when their fuse runs out. This item first appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

X Bomb
Once thrown, these bombs hover in the air and then blast fire in four directions. Your throw determines the angle of the fire. This item appeared in Kid Icarus: Uprising for the first time.

Hocotate Bomb
Once placed, this bomb soars into the sky, only to return a short time later to explode. This item first appeared in Pikmin 2.

Deku Nuts
These nuts explode on impact. The explosion dazes fighters on the ground and launches those who are airborne. This item originated from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Freezie
An item that slowly slides along the stage. Opponents hit with one will be frozen in ice for a time. This item originally appeared in Mario Bros.

Smoke Ball
After being thrown, this item will roll around on the ground or stick to opponents. The smoke makes it hard to see the battle. This item was originally shown in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Pitfall
Throw this at the ground to create a pitfall, burying an opponent in the dirt and leaving that opponent vulnerable. This item first appeared in Animal Crossing.

Hothead
This item sticks to the stage and rolls around. The sparks deal damage, and hitting the Hothead will make it grow. This item originated from Super Mario World.

Mr. Saturn
Swing this to perform an incredibly strong attack. Side Smash attacks create a whirlwind effect. This item first appeared in Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Green Shell
Attack or throw the Green Shell to send it sliding across the ground. This item first appeared in Super Mario Bros.

Banana Peel
A classic comedy staple: step on one of these, and you’ll fall on your rump. It never gets old! This item originated for Super Mario Kart.

Bumper
A bumper can be placed in the air or on the ground. Anyone who touches it will be bounced like a pinball. This item first appeared in Super Smash Bros.

Spring
Jump on this to get a boost! If you bump into it while it’s lying on its side, though, you’ll be sent flying sideways. This item was originally shown in Donkey Kong Jr.

Unira
Throw or attack this to reveal its dangerous spikes. Attack it again to make the spikes retract. This item was originally discovered in Clu Clu Land.

Soccer Ball
Give it a good kick, and watch the ball burst into flames! You can’t pick it up, though. This item originally appeared in Super Mario Strikers.

Team Healer
Throw it at teammates to heal their damage. If thrown at an enemy, it will either damage or heal that enemy. This item, however, is only available in team battles and originated from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

POW Block
Hit it or throw it at something to launch anybody standing on the ground at the time. It’ll disappear after the third use. This item first appeared in Mario Bros.

Spiny Shell
Once thrown, it floats above someone’s head and then explodes after a short while. This item first appeared in Mario Kart 64.

Boomerang
It goes all the way out and then comes back, even if it hits an enemy along the way. If you catch it, its power increases. This item originated in Super Mario Bros. 3.

Beetle
Throw the beetle in any direction to send it flying. It’ll grab opponents and drag them upward. The more damage they’ve taken, the more difficult it’ll be to escape. This item first appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Cucco
Cuccos wander around the stage, minding their own business. If you’re heartless enough to attack one, you deserve what’s coming to you. This item first appeared in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

Beehive
A swarm of bees emerges, mobbing a fighter and dealing damage to that fighter bit by bit. This item first appeared in Animal Crossing.

Killer Eye
Once it touches the stage, it’ll stay in place and fire beams in a straight line. This item originally originated from Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Boss Galaga
When used, it flies around briefly and then shines a beam on an opponent before whisking that opponent into the air. This item first appeared in Galaga.

Gear

These items greatly increase its receiver’s different abilities. Do note that some of these items can alter strategy involved with playing a particular character. There are five items that fall under this category:

Franklin Badge
Pick this up and it’ll attach itself to you, reflecting all projectile attacks from foes. This item originally appeared in EarthBound.

Back Shield
This item first appeared in Kid Icarus: Uprising and allows players to protect them back from various attacks. It’ll break, however, if it takes too much damage.

Screw Attack
Pick this up and you’ll execute a high-speed Screw Attack every time you jump. This item originally appeared in Metroid.

Super Leaf
After picking this up, hold up or hold the Jump button to hover in midair with the help of a very fuzzy tail. This item first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3.

Rocket Belt
While wearing this, hold up or hold the Jump button to rocket into the sky. You’ll refuel automatically on the ground. This item originated from Pilotwings.

Effect Items

The last category of items contains only one item: Special Flag. While holding a Special Flag during a Timed Battle, you will add a KO to your tally. While holding a Special Flag during a Stock Battle, you will receive +1 to your Stock.

Special Flag
You’ll be vulnerable while holding this, but eventually you’ll gain +1 KO (in a timed battle) or +1 stock (in a stock battle). This item first originated in Rally-X.

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