Home-Run Bat

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Home-Run Bat
Home-Run Bat artwork for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
First appearance Super Smash Bros. (1999)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
File:Home-Run Bat Brawl artwork.png
The Home-Run Bat in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The Home-Run Bat (alternatively spelled Homerun Bat) is an extremely powerful item in the Super Smash Bros. series. Fighters can grab the bat and use it to hit other fighters or throw it at them. The smash attack of the Home-Run Bat is very powerful and deals a large amount of knockback (on normally-sized stages, enough for a one-hit KO at single-digit damage percentages), but takes a long time to execute. It launches players the farthest when hitting with the tip of the bat. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, the Home-Run Bat reflects projectiles.

While the Home-Run Bat does send opponents flying diagonally for most characters, the item operates differently for Captain Falcon and Sheik, but only in Super Smash Bros. Melee; the two will send foes flying upwards with their Home-Run Bats, instead of diagonally. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Home-Run Bat has different animations for each of the different characters.

For the first three Super Smash Bros. titles, the Home-Run Bat takes the appearance of a normal wooden baseball bat. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the bat is given a redesign: the main part of the bat is black and yellow, while the handle is red and golden. The Super Smash Bros. emblem also appears on it in gold on the handle end of the bat.

The Home-Run Bat is also used in the Home-Run Contest mode since Super Smash Bros. Melee.

To unlock the Home-Run Bat trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the player must hit the Sandbag in the Home-Run Contest at least 500 meters.

A similar bat can be found in Paper Mario: Sticker Star, as one of the many Things the player can find in the game.

Trophy information

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Name Image Game Description
Home-Run Bat File:Trophy95.png Super Smash Bros.
Smash an enemy with this slugger, and you'll send them flying out of sight; hence the name Home-Run Bat. The sound of the bat being swung immediately strikes fear into the hearts of opponents and can turn the tide of a battle. It's slightly risky to use, though; it has a very limited range, and it takes a little time to wind up for your swing.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Name Image Game Description
Home-Run Bat File:BrawlTrophy502.png N64 Super Smash Bros. A battering item. Smash a foe with this and be rewarded with the distinctive "KREEEEENG!" sound of a home run as your foe goes flying. The sound echoes with what's surely the timbre of supreme bliss. For the character being hit, though, it must be one of the scariest sounds ever. But it's not easy to use--it swings slowly and has a limited range. High risk, high reward.
Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Name Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Home-Run Bat
N64 Super Smash Bros. (04/1999)
Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Combine this black bat with a forward smash to try for a home run, using an opponent as the ball! Unfortunately, the reach on the bat is not all that impressive, so it takes some real skill to line up a hit. Keep your chin up, though—the loud "KREEENG" of a hit makes it all worthwhile. Batter up! (That's what they say right?) Get a home run by side-smashing an enemy right off the stage! Enemies are more difficult to send flying than baseballs, though - or so we're told - and this bat doesn't exactly have a long reach, so if you want to hear the satisfying sound of your foe flying off-screen, you'll have to work for it!

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.


Names in other languages


Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホームランバット
Hōmu Ran Batto
Home Run Bat
Chinese (Simplified) 全垒打球棒
Quán lěi dǎ qiú bàng
Home Run Bat
Chinese (Traditional) 全壘打球棒
Quán lěi dǎ qiú bàng
Home Run Bat
French Batte de baseball Baseball Bat
German Baseballschläger Baseball Bat
Russian Бейсбольная бита
Beysbol'naya bita
Baseball Bat
Spanish Bate de béisbol Baseball bat