Special Flag

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Special Flag
General information
Effect Grants player a KO or extra stock
First appearance Rally X (1980/1981)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (2014)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)

The Special Flag is a recurring item throughout several Namco games, originally from Rally X. It appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an item. When used, the player holding it will hold it up in the air and become immobile. If used successfully and held in the air for three seconds without being hit, the Special Flag will grant the holding player either an extra K.O. in a timed match or an additional stock in a stock match. When the player is hit while holding the Special Flag, they will automatically drop it. Any neutral attack will activate the holding animation, except a dash neutral.

Because of their function, Special Flags do not appear in coin or stamina battles regardless of item settings, nor do they appear in Smash Tour matches.

Trophy information

Name Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Special Flag File:SpecialFlagTrophyWiiU.png Arcade Rally-X (1980)
Arcade Xevious (1983)
This item appeared as a hidden object in the 1983 arcade game Xevious. Picking one up would give you an extra life. In Smash Bros., it shows up for you to grab during battles. It may seem like nothing is happening, but holding it high will earn you an extra stock in a stock battle or a KO in a timed battle. The Special Flag achieved fame as a hidden item that gave you an extra life in Xevious, which came to Europe in 1989. In this game, you'll earn +1 KO if you use it in a timed battle, and an extra stock in a stock battle. But there's a catch: when you use it, you'll be stuck holding it above your head for a while, leaving you totally open to attacks!

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Names in other languages


Language Name Meaning
Japanese スペシャルフラッグ
Supesharu Furaggu
Special Flag
German Spezial-Flagge Special Flag
Russian Особый флаг
Osobyi flag
Special Flag