Artwork of the Smash Ball in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
|Effect||Lets the player use their Final Smash.|
|First appearance||Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)|
|Latest appearance||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)|
During battles, the Smash Ball may appear at a random time and will begin flying around the stage. By attacking the Smash Ball and breaking it, the character that broke it will begin glowing and will be able to use their Final Smash. The amount of times needed to attack it differs each time it appears and is also dependent on the character's strength. If the players do not break it in time (or neglect it entirely), the Smash Ball will leave the stage. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, the screen will flash and a gasp will sound when the Smash Ball appears, and the screen will dim slightly when the Smash Ball is collected.
If there are any Dragoon or Daybreak pieces on the stage, the Smash Ball will not appear, and vice versa. When a player is falling behind by a significant amount, they will act as if they have the Smash Ball when returning to the stage, called a Pity Final Smash. Additionally, the player can lose the Smash Ball if they are attacked enough times, which will have the Smash Ball begin flying around the stage again after being dropped.
The Smash Ball reappears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with the same design as in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. This time, occasionally after appearing, the Smash Ball becomes affected by gravity and rolls along the stage like an actual ball, though it can still be broken in this state. If the Smash Ball rolls off the stage, it reappears a second later, similar to Soccer Balls in the previous installment. A character can also directly steal the Smash Ball from another character who has the Final Smash on standby through a powerful enough attack, granting the former the ability to use it instead. A fake version of the Smash Ball with the lines inverted known as the Fake Smash Ball also appears in the game, and may even appear alongside a genuine Smash Ball.
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy
|Smash Ball||File:BrawlTrophy138.png||Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl||A mighty item. Each character has a unique secret technique known as a Final Smash that can only be used when that character acquires a Smash Ball. Use it well, and you'll be one huge step closer to victory. It can turn the battle's tide, help you put the finishing touches on a complete thrashing, or even provide a chaotic finish that's sure to leave you laughing until you cry.|
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophy
|Name||3DS Trophy||Wii U Trophy||Appears in||NTSC-U Description||PAL Description|
|Smash Ball||File:Smash Ball Trophy 3DS.png||File:SmashBallTrophyWiiU.png||Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl (03/2008)
Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
|This item can truly turn the tide of battle. Once broken open, a character's Final Smash will be unlocked. If your opponent collects this, you'd better brace yourself for a powerful special move. This item is pretty durable and floats around the stage, so timing and positioning are key.||A special item that lets one lucky fighter unleash their Final Smash, a secret move unique to them. Though it's a one-off opportunity that won't come around very often, this ultra-powerful attack could prove the key to victory! Smash Balls take a few hits to crack, so good timing and placement are absolutely essential.|
Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit
|Name||Image||Series / game||Type||Class||Strength / effect(s)||How to obtain||Spirit battle|
|Smash Ball||File:SmashBallUltimate.png||Super Smash Bros. Series||Support (2)||Ace||Chance of Double Final Smash||Earned after completing all Spirit Challenges; Spirit Board||Mii Brawler, Mii Swordfighter, Mii Gunner||Rule: Sudden Final Smash; Item: Food
||Final Destination (Battlefield)||Final Destination|
Names in other languages
Luàn dòu qiú
|French||Balle Smash||Smash Ball|
|Italian||Sfera Smash||Smash Orb|
|Spanish||Bola Smash||Smash Ball|
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Villager's illustration showing the Smash Ball
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- Cyber Shaman (September 11, 2018). Zelda vs. Link "Pro Gameplay" - Smash Bros. Ultimate. YouTube. Retrieved September 17, 2018.