Capsule (Super Smash Bros. series)

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Capsule (Super Smash Bros. series)
First appearance Super Smash Bros. (1999)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)

Capsules are pink and white containers found in every installment of the Super Smash Bros. series. They are light and can be easily carried and thrown by any fighter, and releases a single item when opened. Any item can be released from a Capsule, regardless of its size. Alternatively, there is a 12.5% chance (1 in 8) that the Capsule will explode when contact with the ground or another character is made, causing damage comparable to that of a Bob-omb.

In the Developer Direct video for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, it was shown that the Capsules retained their original design from the previous Super Smash Bros. games. However, it was later shown in a Miiverse announcement by Masahiro Sakurai that they have received a slight redesign, being shorter and wider.

Trophy information

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Type Image Description
Capsule File:Trophy117.png These small containers contain items that fly out when the Capsules break. Capsules will explode roughly 12.5% of the time, so deciding where to break them can be quite a strategic decision; sometimes it's better to throw them rather than attacking them directly. Explosive Capsules pack a tremendous punch.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Name Image Appearance(s) Description
Capsule File:BrawlTrophy533.png N64 Super Smash Bros. A small item filled with...items. Break it open to get what's inside. However, there's a 12.5 percent chance that a capsule will contain explosives, so it's important to think about where you're throwing the capsule to break it open. You won't find crates or barrels in capsules, but you may find capsules within barrels and crates.
Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Name Image Appears In
(Wii U version only)
Capsule File:CapsuleTrophy3DS.png N64 Super Smash Bros. (04/1999)
Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
This tiny capsule can hold one item inside it, no matter how massive that one item may be. How does it do that? No idea! But all you have to do to get the prize is break the capsule. It's possible for these things to explode, so it's beast to break it against walls or opponents. They won't be upset. Maybe.


Names in other languages


Language Name Meaning
Japanese カプセル
Chinese 膠囊 (Traditional)
胶囊 (Simplified)
German Kapsel Capsule
Russian Капсула
Spanish Cápsula Capsule

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