- This article is about the item in the Super Smash Bros. series from The Legend of Zelda series. For information about other uses of the term "beetle", see Beetle.
|First appearance||The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (2011)|
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014, Mario-related media)
|Latest appearance||The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (2021)|
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, Mario-related media)
The Beetle is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword which appears as an item in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. After picking it up, the player can throw the Beetle to have it fly forward. If it runs into an opponent, then it grabs them and starts to fly up toward the top blast line; they can escape, however, like with a normal grab, or if another player attacks the beetle. If they fail to escape, however, the beetle will OHKO the player it latched onto. Attacking the beetle as it is moving forward causes it to fly in the opposite direction. If a Beetle hits a wall, then it stops moving and lands on the ground, allowing players to pick it up and throw it again. Additionally, if a Beetle is attacked enough, it disappears.
The Beetle's rising speed is affected by the caught fighter's weight, taking away someone like Rosalina much faster than Bowser due to the former's light weight and the latter's heavier build. In Ultimate, the Beetle has been updated to screen KO rather than regular KO (although the latter can sometimes occur). This screen KO is mostly similar to the regular one that can randomly occur with the added detail of seeing the Beetle still holding onto the KO'd fighter.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
|Name||Image||Appears in||NTSC-U Description||PAL Description|
|Beetle||File:BeetleTrophyWiiU.png||Wii The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (11/2011)||A remote-controlled item shaped like a little bug, Link used this item in his adventures to collect far-off items. In Smash Bros., tossed Beetles will fly straight ahead, grab foes, and carry them into the sky. If one grabs you, wiggle with all your might to break free!||A small, automated insect-like item. Throw it and it'll fly straight ahead, grab whichever opponent it finds, and carry them high into the air. If one flies at you, try to dodge it - your shield won't help. If that doesn't work, just wriggle around as much as you can to try to free yourself.|
Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.
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