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.

For more help on Super Smash Bros, read our Unlock Characters and Unlock Stages Guide.

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.

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