Back Shield

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Back Shield
File:SSBWiiU Back Shield.jpg
The Back Shield in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
First appearance Kid Icarus: Uprising (2012, Kid Icarus series)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014, Mario-related media)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)

The Back Shield is an item from Kid Icarus: Uprising that also appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. When it is picked up, it appears behind the fighter and protects them from most attacks from behind; it does not defend, however, from grabs and piercing moves. The more it is attacked, however, the less time the shield remains active. The Back Shield stays behind the player no matter what direction they are facing.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophy information

Name Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Back Shield File:BackShieldTrophyWiiU.png 3DS Kid Icarus: Uprising (03/2012) This durable, defensive shield comes to Smash Bros. from Kid Icarus: Uprising. If you pick it up, it will attach itself to you, protecting your back from most threats. It won't stop grabs or piercing attacks, however, and it only lasts so long before vanishing. A floating shield from Kid Icarus: Uprising. Pick it up and it'll protect you from attacks from behind. It's not perfect, though, as it can't block grabs or piercing attacks. Still, it'll block any standard attacks until it eventually disappears, so it's a pretty useful thing to get your hands on!

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Names in other languages


Language Name Meaning
Japanese バックシールド
Bakku Shīrudo
Back Shield
German Rückenschild Back Shield
Russian Спинощит
Back Shield