Bumper (Super Smash Bros. series)

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Bumper artwork in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
First appearance Super Smash Bros. (1999)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)

A Bumper is an item in Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate; in Super Smash Bros. Melee, the Bumper is replaced by the Flipper. In the original Super Smash Bros., it falls to the ground when thrown, causing only one percent of damage to players who bump into it and causing weak knockback. As of Brawl, Bumpers can also float in midair when thrown (making it possible to use them as deterrents for opponents trying to recover) and only damage players hit by the initial throwing. They no longer move if bumped into, although the knockback is far greater, and it increases as the target's damage increases.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Bumpers have a new design: the outer part is silver instead of blue, and the central part is red with a yellow Super Smash Bros. symbol. This design is also used in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

In the original Super Smash Bros., there is also a Bumper floating above the Peach's Castle stage; this Bumper retains its original appearance and damage properties in the stage's return in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (DLC) and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Trophy information

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Name Image Game Description
Bumper N64 Super Smash Bros.
Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl
An item that originally appeared in Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64. After many years, it now makes its triumphant return. Bumpers are used in pinball to send balls flying, and they perform the same role in Smash Bros. They react to anything that touches them, including the people who set them. As they can also be set in midair, using them requires good tactics.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Name 3DS trophy Wii U trophy Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Bumper Item N64 Super Smash Bros. (4/1999)
Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- Ah, pinball... What a fun game. And with this item, you can add a bit of pinball wham to the battlefield. Once thrown, this item will bounce anything that comes near it violently away. Just don't get careless and walk into a deployed one yourself, or you'll get bounced too!
You might recognise this from a pinball machine. Just like the metal balls do, touch one of these and you'll go flying! You can throw them, but we'd suggest affixing them strategically so that they hit just the right people and send them soaring into the distance. Job done.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バンパー
Chinese 反彈器 (Traditional)
反弹器 (Simplified)
Fǎntán qì
German Bumper Bumper
Italian Respingente Bumper
Russian Бампер