Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (SSBU)

List of Items and Effects

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List of Items

This is a guide to all the items and their effects in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (SSBU) on the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn what items are featured and how to use them effectively!

List of Items and Effects

Carrying Items

Item Effect Series
SSBU Barrel ImageBarrel Break this to make a collection of items appear. If it's knocked on its side, it will roll around. Super Smash Bros.
SSBU Capsule ImageCapsule Break this to reveal the contents, or throw it at enemies to deal some damage. Super Smash Bros.
SSBU Crate ImageCrate Break it to reveal a bunch of random items. Or throw it at opponents! Super Smash Bros.
SSBU Grass ImageGrass Pluck this from the ground and some kind of item will appear. Super Mario Bros.
SSBU Party Ball ImageParty Ball This ball will float up into the air, play a little tune, then release a bunch of items. Super Smash Bros.
SSBU Rolling Crate ImageRolling Crate It may look like a regular old box, but it isn't. It has wheels! Super Smash Bros.

Battering Items

Item Effect Series
SSBU Beam Sword ImageBeam Sword Attack with a beam sword. The stronger the attack, the longer the beam gets! Super Smash Bros.
SSBU DeathDeath's Scythe A tilt or smash attack with this brutal weapon will KO opponents who have high damage. Castlevania
SSBU Fire Bar ImageFire Bar This weapon has a long reach, but it'll get shorter the more hits you land with it. Super Mario Bros.
SSBU Golden Hammer ImageGolden Hammer Attack quickly over and over and over. Press jump repeatedly to float through the air, too! Wrecking Crew
SSBU Hammer ImageHammer Once you start, you just can't stop swinging this item, even if the hammer's head pops off. Oops! Donkey Kong
SSBU Home-Run Bat ImageHome-Run Bat Use a side smash to send a foe flying for the fences. It's tricky to land, but it has lots of attack power! Super Smash Bros.
SSBU Killing Edge ImageKilling Edge If you attack when the sword glows, the damage and launch power will be doubled. Fire Emblem
SSBU LipLip's Stick Attacking with this makes an energy-sapping flower bloom on your opponent's head! Panel de Pon
SSBU Ore Club ImageOre Club Swing this to perform an incredibly strong attack. Side smash attacks will create a whirlwind effect. Kid Icarus
SSBU Star Rod ImageStar Rod Side smash attacks and side tilt attacks will make this item fire star-shaped projectiles. Kirby

Shooting Items

Item Effect Series
SSBU Banana Gun ImageBanana Gun The insides of the banana become a powerful bullet. After one shot, this item becomes a Banana Peel. Of course. Super Smash Bros.
SSBU Drill ImageDrill Fire this to send a drill bit shooting across the stage, pushing enemies out and away. You can then throw the base! Super Smash Bros.
SSBU Fire Flower ImageFire Flower Hold this out and bathe your foes in flame. The fire doesn't last forever, though, so don't waste it. Super Mario Bros.
SSBU Gust Bellows ImageGust Bellows Blow enemies away with this item. It's great for ruining someone's recovery, but it's easily blocked by shields. The Legend of Zelda
SSBU Rage Blaster ImageRage Blaster This item grows stronger if the user has taken lots of damage. A great way to make a comeback! Super Smash Bros.
SSBU RamblinRamblin' Evil Mushroom Opponents hit with enough of these spores will grow a mushroom, reversing their left and right controls. EarthBound (Mother)
SSBU Ray Gun ImageRay Gun Fires a fast-moving shot that can knock enemies backward and into the air. Land multiple blows to really break their spirit. Super Smash Bros.
SSBU Staff ImageStaff This weapon fires a laser that deals more damage if the target is farther away. Kid Icarus
SSBU Steel Diver ImageSteel Diver Give the torpedo a second and it'll shoot off at high speed. Quick, subtle, destructive. Steel Diver
SSBU Super Scope ImageSuper Scope Fire rapidly by pressing the button quickly, or hold the button to charge up! The fully charged shot is powerful! Nintendo

Throwing Items

Item Effect Series
SSBU Banana Peel ImageBanana Peel A classic comedy staple: if you step on one of these, you'll fall on your rump. It never gets old! Super Mario Bros.
SSBU Beastball ImageBeastball Throw it, and it will disappear in the air then reappear near an opponent, covered in flames. Super Smash Bros.
SSBU Beehive ImageBeehive A swarm of bees will emerge, mobbing a fighter and dealing damage to them bit by bit. Animal Crossing
SSBU Beetle ImageBeetle Throw it toward an enemy and, if it hits, it'll grab on and drag them upward. The higher their damage, the harder it is to break free! The Legend of Zelda
SSBU Black Hole ImageBlack Hole Throw it to create a black hole that will draw in fighters and items. Super Smash Bros.
SSBU Bob-omb ImageBob-omb Despite its size, this bomb packs a serious punch. Left alone, it tends to get bored and wanders off... Super Mario Bros.
SSBU Bombchu ImageBombchu This little zippy bomb crawls on floors, walls, and ceilings. It'll go off if it hits someone or the fuse runs out. The Legend of Zelda
SSBU Boomerang ImageBoomerang When thrown, this object eventually comes back to the thrower. Catch it to boost its power! Super Mario Bros.
SSBU Boss Galaga ImageBoss Galaga This zippy item will try and capture opponents with a tractor beam and then carry them into space. Galaxian
SSBU Bumper ImageBumper A bumper can be placed in the air or on the ground. Anyone who touches it will be bounced like a pinball. Super Smash Bros.
SSBU Cucco ImageCucco Cuccos will wander around the stage, minding their own business. If you're heartless enough to attack one, you deserve what you get. The Legend of Zelda
SSBU Deku Nut ImageDeku Nut This little nut explodes on impact, dazing fighters on the ground and launching those who are airborne. The Legend of Zelda
SSBU Freezie ImageFreezie An item that slowly slides on the ground. If thrown, anyone hit by it will be frozen in ice for a time. Super Mario Bros.
SSBU Gooey Bomb ImageGooey Bomb This bomb goes off shortly after sticking to something. If that something is you, brush the bomb onto someone else! Fast! Super Smash Bros.
SSBU Green Shell ImageGreen Shell Attack or throw the Green Shell to send it sliding across the ground! Super Mario Bros.
SSBU Hocotate Bomb ImageHocotate Bomb This spaceship-turned-bomb will soar skyward, returning a short time later to blow up on its launch site. Pikmin
SSBU Hothead ImageHothead A fireball that grows when attacked. It will move around the stage, growing bigger from fire or electric attacks. Super Mario Bros.
SSBU Killer Eye ImageKiller Eye A stationary cannon that shoots out damaging beams. You can change its direction by hitting it. Kid Icarus
SSBU Motion-Sensor Bomb ImageMotion-Sensor Bomb Once placed on the battlefield, this small bomb will go off the moment anyone gets too close. Super Smash Bros.
SSBU Mr. Saturn ImageMr. Saturn Throwing Mr. Saturn won't deal much damage, but he'll annihilate any shield he hits. EarthBound (Mother)
SSBU Pitfall ImagePitfall This creates a hidden pitfall, trapping anyone who steps on it in the ground, unable to move. Animal Crossing
SSBU POW Block ImagePOW Block Hit it or throw it to launch everyone on the ground into the air. It only has three uses, so POW wisely! Super Mario Bros.
SSBU Smart Bomb ImageSmart Bomb A bomb that creates a massive explosion, hurting anyone caught in the blast. Unless it's a dud. Then nothing happens. Star Fox
SSBU Smoke Ball ImageSmoke 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. Super Smash Bros.
SSBU Soccer Ball ImageSoccer Ball Give it a good kick, and watch the ball burst into flames! You can't pick it up, thoughーthat's a foul. Super Mario Bros.
SSBU Spiny Shell ImageSpiny Shell If you throw this, it'll seek out the player with the highest score (that isn't you), then slam down and explode on them! Super Mario Bros.
SSBU Unira ImageUnira It will reveal its dangerous spikes after being placed. It sticks to walls, too! Clu Clu Land
SSBU X Bomb ImageX Bomb The blast from this bomb will go in four directions. It can go vertically and horizontally, or diagonally. Kid Icarus

Exploding Items

Item Effect Series
SSBU Blast Box ImageBlast Box Watch outーif you do too much damage to this, it'll go BOOM! It'll blow up instantly if ignited, too! Super Smash Bros.
SSBU Bomber ImageBomber Hold it high to set it off. Enemies caught in the blast will take a ton of damage. Kirby
SSBU Fake Smash Ball ImageFake Smash Ball This may look like a Smash Ball, but breaking it will cause it to explode in an X shape. Super Smash Bros.

Effect Items

Item Effect Series
SSBU Special Flag ImageSpecial Flag Hold this high and gain +1 KO (in a time battle) or +1 stock (in a stock battle). Rally-X
SSBU Super Launch Star ImageSuper Launch Star Throw it to create a star-shaped gate which will launch fighters that enter it. Super Mario Bros.

Transforming Items

Item Effect Series
SSBU Bullet Bill ImageBullet Bill Use this to turn into a Bullet Bill and charge in a straight lineーright through anyone in the way! Super Mario Bros.
SSBU Bunny Hood ImageBunny Hood Put this on to boost your speed and jumps greatly. "What long ears it has! Will the power of the wild spring forth?" The Legend of Zelda
SSBU Lightning ImageLightning Grab this to make the other fighters shrinkーunless it backfires and shrinks you! Super Mario Bros.
SSBU Metal Box ImageMetal Box Turns you into metal. Light attacks won't make you flinch, and you'll be tough to launchーbut you'll fall faster. Super Mario Bros.
SSBU Poison Mushroom ImagePoison Mushroom Running into one of these mushrooms shrinks you, making you less powerful and easier to launch. Super Mario Bros.
SSBU Super Mushroom ImageSuper Mushroom Touching this will make you giant, increasing your attack power and making you tough to launch. Super Mario Bros.
SSBU Super Star ImageSuper Star If you touch one of these, you'll be invincible for 10 seconds. Woot! Super Mario Bros.
SSBU Superspicy Curry ImageSuperspicy Curry A spiciness out of this world! You'll constantly breathe fire from your mouth! Kirby
SSBU Timer ImageTimer This item slows down everyone except the player who collects it...except when it backfires, of course. Super Smash Bros.
SSBU Warp Star ImageWarp Star Sends you shooting up, then back down for a devastating attack. Aim your landing with left or right and adjust the timing with up or down. Kirby

Recovery Items

Item Effect Series
SSBU Fairy Bottle ImageFairy Bottle This item will only heal a fighter who has taken more than 100% damage. Don't throw it at a badly injured enemy! The Legend of Zelda
SSBU Food ImageFood Eat some to heal a little damage! Different foods will heal for different amounts. Super Smash Bros.
SSBU Healing Field ImageHealing Field This item will create a healing field on the ground. Stand on it to slowly heal. Super Smash Bros.
SSBU Healing Sprout ImageHealing Sprout This item will slowly heal whomever it is stuck to. It can be transferred to another fighter through contact. Super Smash Bros.
SSBU Heart Container ImageHeart Container This removes 100% damage from your counter! Grab it before your foes get to it! The Legend of Zelda
SSBU Maxim Tomato ImageMaxim Tomato A tomato with a big M on it. When eaten, it will remove 50% damage from your counter. Kirby

Helping Items

Item Effect Series
SSBU Assist Trophy ImageAssist Trophy Call on different characters to help you fight! Some assist trophies can be KO'd, though... Super Smash Bros.
SSBU Master Ball ImageMaster Ball Summon a Mythical or Legendary Pokémon! Much more valuable than a regular Poké Ball. Pokémon
SSBU Poké Ball ImagePoké Ball Summon a random Pokémon to team up with you against your foes! Pokémon

Gear Items

Item Effect Series
SSBU Back Shield ImageBack Shield Pick this up and your back will be protected from attacks. A high amount of damage will destroy it. Kid Icarus
SSBU Franklin Badge ImageFranklin Badge If you wear this, it reflects all projectile attacks from your foes. EarthBound (Mother)
SSBU Rocket Belt ImageRocket Belt While wearing this, hold up or hold the jump button to fly straight up in the air. You'll refuel automatically on the ground. Pilotwings
SSBU Screw Attack ImageScrew Attack Pick this up, and you'll be able to do Screw Attacks when you jump. Metroid
SSBU Super Leaf ImageSuper Leaf Hold up or hold the jump button while wearing this to hover with the help of a very fuzzy tail! Super Mario Bros.

Combining Items

Item Effect Series
SSBU Daybreak Parts ImageDaybreak Parts Construct this huge weapon by collecting its three parts, then use its powerful beam attack! Kid Icarus
SSBU Dragoon Parts ImageDragoon Parts Collect all three parts to assemble the Dragoon, and then unleash a powerful attack! Kirby

Punching Items

Item Effect Series
SSBU Sandbag ImageSandbag Hit Sandbag to make items fall out! The more you hit it, the easier it will be to launch. Super Smash Bros.

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