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There are many different techniques in Super Smash Bros. Melee and mastering them will make a person a much better player in combat. Some of these techniques are simple and nessecary moves that may take a while to master, while others are glitches you can exploit.


  • Basics - A spoiler-free list of all the basics every player needs to know
  • Advanced - Ready to fight like a pro? Then learn these tricky moves! Also spoiler-free



Basic MovementEdit

To walk left and right, use the control stick accordingly. To dash quickly, Smash the control stick in the direction you want to go. A Smash is done by quickly moving the control stick as far as it can in the direction you want to Smash. You can hold Down on the control stick to duck. You can use the X button, Y button or Up on the control stick to jump, and then again in midair to double jump.

Regular A AttacksEdit

Every character has several regular A button attacks. They are done by pressing A standing still, while dashing, or by tilting the control stick Up, Down, Forward, and Backward. With some characters, such as Mario, you can press A repeatedly for an attack combo. Different variations can be done in midair by pressing A while airborne. Different airborne attacks can be done by moving to control stick Forward, Backward, Up or Down while pressing A. Attacks using the control stick tend to strike in that direction. Regular A attacks tend to be weak, but when used well enough can keep your opponents on their toes.

Smash AttacksEdit

Smash Attacks are powerful ground-based attacks that are useful for both delivering damage and sending opponents flying, although they are slightly difficult to master. How to Smash is explained in the "Basic Movement" section above. Every character has three smash attacks, done by pressing Smash Forward+A, Smash Up+A and Smash Down+A. You can hold the button and control stick in place during a smash attack to charge it up. It will release itself automatically once it gets fully charged, although you can prematurely release and charging smash attack for weaker results.

On multiplayer rounds, you can push the C Stick forward, up or down to do automatically non-charged smash attacks. Holding the Z button while doing so will allow the smash attack to charge.

B AttacksEdit

Every character has four different B moves, and most of these are very different, so you'll need to experiment to learn and master them all. To use them, simply press B, Forward+B, Up+B or Down+B. The attacks tend to strike in the direction that the control stick is facing, although how so varies a lot from character to character. Some attacks are different or do not work in midair. Up+B attacks can usually be used as a third jump to help you recover after using your second jump, although a few characters do not have this feature. B Attacks vary a lot in strength, and some aren't even for attacking. For example, Princess Peach's B (no direction) move is to hold out Toad (from the Super Mario Series) as a shield.

Damage and RecoveryEdit

When an attack hits you, you'll take damage. The damage of every player is displayed at the bottom of the screen. Special Recovery Items can heal you and take away damage. Different attacks inflict more damage than others. The more damage you get, the weaker you become. Weak players can still attack as well as strong players, but will fly back farther when struck. When flung back, try to recover back to the stage by holding the control stick in the direction of the stage and using your double jump and Up+B attack strategically in order to make it back. Using your Up+B will disable your double jump, so use them in the right order. Failing to recover will result in you falling down the pit and losing a life. Note that if you are weak enough, you may get flung so far you won't even get a chance to recover.

Item GrabEdit

To grab an item, walk next to it and press A. Almost all items are grabbed this way. For Attack Items, you'll probably have to press A again to use them or throw them. To throw away an item, press Z, L+A or R+A, and you can aim it by pressing the control stick as you throw. You can grab items in midair or on a platform above you by simply jumping and pressing the Z button. For information on the various items of the game, see the Item List.


Pressing L or R will create a strong circular shield around yourself to protect you from attacks. The shields themselves cannot be pierced, but they gradually shrink over use, and when they get small enough gaps will appear where you can get hit. Not using them will allow them to slowly regenerate back to their original size, although you will not be able to see this in progress. Lightly moving the control stick while shielding will move your shield around your body, useful for protecting your most vulnerable areas when your shield is small. If you let your shield get too small, it will break, stunning you and leaving you completely defenseless for a long time, although being attacked will snap you out of it. And remember that shields cannot protect you from being grabbed by opponents.

Pressing L or R lightly, or holding the Z button, will allow you to create a larger, longer-lasting shield. It still behaves basically the same way, but the recoil from attacks will be greater. Note that using the Z button way to shield will have a delay as your character attempts to grab before shielding.

Grabbing and ThrowingEdit

Pressing Z, R+A or L+A will cause your character to attempt a grab. If you are close enough to an opponent, you will hold them in your arms. Once you are holding them, you can press A to damage them, or you can throw them forwards, backwards, upwards or smash them into the ground by pushing the control stick in the corresponding direction. After attacking them with A, it is still possible to throw them if you are fast enough. Grabbed characters will break free, and the more damaged they are will determine how long it'll take. A grabbed player can struggle by pressing buttons and wiggling the control stick to break free faster. Different characters have different grabs, and some of these are very unique, such as Donkey Kong's forward throw.


Cliffhanging is very useful when you just barely miss the platform while recovering. When you fall close enough to the edge of most platforms, your character will automatically grab on. When hanging on, your character is safe from most attacks from above, although he is vulnerable to any attacks from below. Your character can hold on for a long but definite amount of time, but will let go if attacked. To climb back up, press Forward or lightly Up on the control stick, and your character will get back onto the platform. You can press A or B while cliffhanging to climb up and automatically do an A attack. Or you could press L or R to come up and do a dodging roll forward. Pressing X, Y or Smash Up will cause your character to climb up in a jump. Pressing Down on the control stick will cause your character to drop. The execution of these edge recoveries will vary depending on your character's health: If you have less than 100% damage, than the recovery is quick, but if you have more than 100% damage, the recovery is slower. Remember that only one player can hold onto an edge at a time.


To pause the game midfight, simply press the Start button anytime in the round. Once the game is paused, only the player who paused will have any control until the game is unpaused. When paused, the camera will focus on the player who paused, but you can look around while in this mode. Use the control stick for different angles and press X and Y to zoom in and out. Press L or R to cycle through the different players. To quit the round, hold down L, R and A and then press Start. This will cause the entire round to end. On some one-player games, you can press Z to simply reset the round. Press Start while paused to unpause the game. The ability to pause can be turned on and off in Custom Rules: Addition Rules: Pause.

Advanced BasicsEdit


There are three ground-based dodges that you can execute. When you have your shield active with L, R or Z, press Left or Right on the control stick to do a Rolling Dodge in the according direction. While doing a dodge, you cannot be hit. It is impossible to dodge off a cliff, so don't worry about that. Press Down on the control stick while shielding to do a Sidestep Dodge to become invincible for a very brief time. Because it is so brief, it is usually only useful for dodging gunshots and the like.

Midair DodgeEdit

Press L or R anytime while midair when not attacking or being hit, and your character will do a dodging animation and be invincible for a brief moment. You can air dodge in any direction by holding the analog stick in that direction prior to pressing R or L. After the dodge animation is over, you will become prone to attack, unable to attack or jump until you are hit or touch the ground.


Taunting isn't useful for fighting. It is merely a taunt that each character has that you may execute after doing a cool move or KOing someone to celebrate. To execute, simply press Up on the D Pad. Every character's taunt is unique and some last longer than others, but they don't aid in fighting and usually are just for congratulating yourself, although doing Luigi's taunt correctly can earn you some points for Bonus Matches. A small fraction of the characters have taunts that actually do something though, for example, Kirby's taunt causes him to throw away copied abilities and Luigi's taunt can actually do 1% of damage if his foot kicks a foe. Computers will always (if they can) taunt when they have KO'd (or think they have KO'd) an opponent.

Item CatchingEdit

If an item is thrown at you, pressing A right before it hits will cause your character to catch it. This works for all throwable items, excluding the very heavy ones, and is especially useful against thrown Bob-ombs or Pokéballs, as they will become yours. It is possible to do this in midair. It is very risky, because if not timed exactly right, you will fail to catch it and the item will hit you. You can also use the Z button in the air to catch something, which tends to be easier for many people. Air Catching can also "catch" items on the ground on stages where you can jump from under a platform. This is useful if you wish to get to items very quickly.

Power ShieldingEdit

Every character can reflect with their shield. When a projectile is coming your way, press L or R to shield right before it hits. If timed properly, it will reflect the attack backwards instead of just lightly bouncing off. This also works against your opponent's physical attacks, if timed correctly. This move takes a lot of practice to perfect, but is very useful.

Meteor SmashEdit

A meteor smash launches the foe straight down and can be meteor canceled by jumping or Up+B at the right moment. This gives you a chance at recovering. Although not all characters have a meteor smash, the more common ones do. Mario (not Dr. Mario), Yoshi, Capt. Falcon, Gannondorf, Ness, Ice Climbers, Kirby, Zelda (but not Sheik), Link and Young Link, Mewtwo, Samus, and Marth are some of the characters that have a meteor smash.

Generally, a meteor smash is Down+A in the air. However, some meteor smashes are available on the ground (Link's Down+A on the ground), and others are Forward+A in the air (Yoshi or Mario)

As a side note: Luigi's taunt is a meteor smash. If you kick a cliffhanger, it is basically a kill, but it takes so long to taunt that it probably isn't a good idea to do that in practice.

Standing RecoveryEdit

If you character is falling to the floor, you can press L or R to immediately recover into a standing position instead of hitting the ground hard and lying on the floor. If you hold left or right while doing this, you will perform a tech roll. This can also be used when you are thrown into walls, and with a fast enough reaction time, you can recover being hit hard into a wall which would have had you ricocheting off the level. This is called teching.


Wavedashing is a technique that typically requires much practice to master. It is performed by air dodging diagonally into the ground and when done correctly, the user's character will slide, crouch momentarily and create a small cloud of dust. A wavedash usually follows a jump immediately - the user's character should never visibly leave the ground. In fact, this use of wavedashing is so prevalent that the term "wavedashing" usually refers to the jump as well as the air dodge and slide. The following sections will deal with wavedashing from a jump, but it is a very useful mid-air tactic as well.

How to Wave-DashEdit

A little primer on how to wave-dash. The buttons that are used to perform a wave dash are (in order):

  • Jump Buttons (X or Y or the Control Stick)
  • Control Stick (Diagonal Direction: Downwards towards the left or right)
  • Shield/Dodge Buttons (R or L)

If this is your first time trying a wave-dash, you might want to go to training mode and slow the frame rate to a speed you find acceptable, as this will help with timing your moves. Also, Luigi is recommended for learning to wave-dash because his is the most noticeable if performed correctly. To wave dash, perform these moves in this order:

  • Jump
  • Move
  • Dodge

The time between each move is very small, only a few frames (100 or so milliseconds), so timing is critical.

Press X or Y or use the Control Stick to jump, and then quickly, jerk the control stick in the direction you wish to go on the ground, downwards, towards the left or right. The direction cannot be upwards, it must be towards the ground, or you might accidentally pull off an air dodge. Then press the R or L buttons (until they click on the controller). If you have pulled it off correctly, you will notice that you will slide quickly across the stage and kick up some white smoke in your wake. In a sense, you will look like you are dashing across without using your feet, and the white smoke is the wave. by claw


Here are some things to rectify if you find you are not getting the desired result:

  • If you are shielding instead, you are not jumping correctly.
  • If you are just jumping, you are pressing the R or L buttons incorrectly.
  • If you are air dodging instead, you are not moving quick enough. Make sure you are jerking the control stick towards the ground and not upwards.
  • If you are shield dodging instead (you're doing a roll or sidestep dodge), you are pressing the R or L buttons before you move. You must define your orientation and directional influence before you press the L or R buttons.

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Applying Wavedashing to the gameEdit

Note: Only when you are certain you can wavedash without consistently failing should you start to use the move without restriction. Messing up a wave dash in a serious 1 vs. 1 match can mean a certain fall.

Here are a few situations where you can apply wavedashing:

  • Wavedashing can be a quick way to adjust your position relative to the enemy.
  • It is also useful as a dodge when better alternatives do not exist (especially for characters with poor rolls such as Samus or Mr. Game & Watch).
  • It serves as a shield exit, allowing a character to react offensively after shielding an enemy attack.
  • You can also wave dash to evade Samus's grappling hook or Link's hook shot as the speed at which a wave dash is performed is quicker than the speed at which those weapons reach out; though, some wave dashes for certain characters do not dash as far and you will still be caught.


Intermediate TechniquesEdit


The shorthop is just what it sounds like: a hop that is shorter than a normal jump. It is performed simply by tapping the jump button very quickly and lightly. This is easier with certain characters, such as Falco, and very difficult with others. It is very useful as it can be used to pump out aerial attacks more efficiently, and is also used in many advanced techniques.

Wall JumpEdit

Everyone can wall jump. Samus, Captain Falcon, Mario, Sheik, Young Link, Pichu, Fox, and Falco are characters who are the fastest, and are the easiest to perform this with. The wall jump is performed by tapping the stick in the opposite direction of a wall just as you make contact with the wall. You will bounce of the wall. This can be repeated as much as you wish. It can be used as a recovery, or to surprise an enemy with an aerial attack.


The name of a certain unorthodox movement technique. It is performed by air dodging toward the ground diagonally (often immediately following a jump) so that one's character will slide along the ground. While wavedashing, most characters move as fast or faster than they would by dashing and is essentially in a standing ground position, meaning they can perform almost any ground attack immediately after a wavedash. Luigi can wavedash the farthest due to his traction, but this technique can be useful to anyone.

Wavedash can be used to dodge enemy attack, maneuver quickly, edge-hog, and more. Characters can use wavedashing to cover what would otherwise be weaknesses in mobility and defense - for example, though Samus' roll is slow and inefficient and her running speed is not very high, Samus' wavedash is fast and sufficiently long, allowing her to compete at a high level.

L cancelEdit

L cancelling is a staple of advanced play. All characters can benefit from it. It involves pressing L, R or Z immediately before hitting the ground after executing an aerial attack. This effectively halves the lag time after said attack, and is essential for many advanced techniques. It also gives you a competitive edge over players who do not L cancel. Try to press L as late as you possibly can before hitting the ground; the timing is no more complex than that. Link's aerial down A is a good test move, since the lag reduction is very noticeable.

Shorthop Fast Fall L cancel (Shffl)Edit

A term that does not really outline a particular move, but rather a combination of them. Performed by short hopping, using an aerial attack, fast-falling and l-cancelling, it is often the most efficient way of commencing attacks, although by all means is not always the best option available.

Advanced TechniquesEdit

"Back from the brink" (bftb)Edit

Link, Young link, and Samus can use their grab to hang from the cliff and come back up.

Chain ThrowingEdit

Characters such as Sheik, Marth, Ice Climber, Samus, and Mario (there are others too) can chain throw. This is just throwing the opponent at a given direction (up for Mario most times, down for Sheik, weird stuff for Ice Climbers and down for Samus) in order to catch them again. The process is then repeated many times, but some characters can escape chain throws at certain (higher) percentages.


You can "cancel" your dash by crouching (down on the joystick). This works well as a fake out tactic or if you don't want to attack with the dash attack. Dash-cancel to get your opponent to shield (in an attempt for a shield-grab) and then dash-grab.

Dash-dancing (DD)Edit

A technique that involves quickly tapping the joystick back and forth. When successfully executed, it results in the character rapidly turning around in the opening dash animation. Dash-dancing is used as a fake-out tactic because you can dash in either direction at any time.

Directional Influence (DI)Edit

Pressing a direction while getting hit to change the trajectory of one's flight. Note - this term does NOT mean simple left/right movement in mid-air - that is a misuse of the term.

Disjointed Hit BoxEdit

A disjointed hit box is an area that an opponent can attack without having to worry about being hurt. Marth’s sword is a disjointed hit box. His sword is not part of his body, and if someone hits his sword you will receive no damage.

Double Jump Cancel (DJC)Edit

Basically this can only be done by Ness, Mewtwo, Yoshi, or Peach (kinda). During the second jump you can cancel it with any attack. While you can attack during your jump with all characters, only these two can manipulate the second jump (I.E. You will STOP gaining height). Most characters have to attack on a set path based on the jump (unable to adjust the height), Ness, Mewtwo, and Yoshi can interrupt the jump in order to attack (and DI accordingly).

Edge/Ledge GuardingEdit

The term for what you do when your opponent is off of the main stage and is trying to jump back, and you try to keep him off.

Edge/Ledge HoggingEdit

Holding onto the edge of the stage, preventing an opponent from doing the same, as only one player can hold a ledge at a time. The fastest way to do this is to wavedash backwards into the Edge/Ledge hog position.

Fast FallingEdit

This really isn't an advanced technique because it falls along the lines with teching (But since that is included, I'll also include this). Basically this is instinct oriented. All you need to do it press down after reaching the peak of your jump and you will fall faster then you would have if you had not pressed anything at all.

"Fox Trot"Edit

With some characters, including Fox, the initial dash animation is faster than actual dashing. You can move faster than usual by initiating a dash (by tapping) then waiting a second then initiating another dash. A further advantage of the fox-trot is that you can stop the dash animation instantly without any turning animation (DDing) at any point in your movement.

Fox TeamEdit

With Fox or Falco on Corneria or Venom, press Left to Right several times on the D-pad. Fox or Falco should then kneel and call his friends. After a couple of seconds, members of the Starfox team will call him, and give him some tips. If Fox or Falco get hit during the summoning animation, or when the team is talking, the transmission will stop. This can only be done once per battle and only works in melee mode and training mode.


With DK's forward throw you can grab someone, hold on to them, then walk off the edge to kill you both, or you can throw him after you've fallen a little then try to get back yourself. You can also grab and carry with Bowser. This can be done with Kirby as well: when an opponent is near a ledge, simply jump off the ledge and on the way down, inhale them.

Item CatchingEdit

Same as item grabbing. When someone throws an item at you, you can catch it by pressing A right when it's about to hit you (on the ground) or Z (in the air). A safer way to air catch is to air dodge and press Z when the item is passing by. It will still catch the item even though you're dodging. It doesn't work with ground dodging. The best way to practice is to throw the item against a wall and catch it after it bounces off.


Refers to inputting a jump and then cancelling the jump with a grab or upwards ground attack before the character leaves the ground. Its most common application is performing a standing grab while dashing; a jump-cancelled grab can be used at any time while dashing. Jump cancelling also refers to jumping out of a shield or reflector: "Fox jump-cancelled his shine." Often combined with the first definition of jump-cancelling; if a character that jumps out of his shield but cancels the jump into an up-B, the act only needs to be described with one use of the term: "Link used a jump-cancelled up-B from his shield."


This is a tactic to reduce the recovery time of air attacks. Right before your character hits the ground, if you're in the middle of an air attack, press L, R or Z to decrease the recovery time. Most noticeable on attacks with heavy lag upon hitting the ground, such as Link's aerial Down-A or Bowser's aerial Back-A; most players begin to practice L-cancelling with those techniques.

Meteor RecoveryEdit

If you jump at the exact moment someone is Meteor Smashing you, you will recover quickly and jump and there will be a little flashy graphic. It only works on spikes deemed official "Meteor Smashes" though.

Meteor SmashEdit

Many characters have a Meteor Smash. This is basically a smash that sends your opponent downward and is designated by the game as a special move. Meteor Smashes, while powerful, can be meteor recovered. The term most people use to refer to an attack that sends your opponent straight or close to straight down, allowing you to get kills at a very low percent if your opponent is off of the edge, is a spike. This is different from a Meteor smash in two ways. First, a Spike cannot be recovered from, so it is much more effective. Second, it is almost always a characters Down-A (unless it is already a Meteor Smash). A good example of the difference is Marth. His Down Ariel is a Spike, and it cannot be recovered from. However he also has a Meteor Smash (On his third B in the Sword Dance press down).

Missile CancelingEdit

This is a technique particular to Samus, similar to Falco's short hop laser. Before you land on the ground from jumping, fire a missile, the landing will cancel the missile animation and reduce normal missile firing lag. Samus can then use the missile as a cover for her approach. The lag from missiles can also be alleviated with the use of bombs. Drop a bomb, move away, drop a second bomb, and move back to the first bomb. It will explode and propel you up (fire first missile), DI toward second bomb which will explode and propel you up (fire second missile), then the second missile is canceled cause you land on the ground, after landing fire the third missile.

Phantom Hit/No-flinch Attack/Dead HitEdit

A phantom hit occurs when a player hits the enemy at the very tip of the attack window. It causes half the damage the attack would normally cause, but does not knock back or stun the opponent at all.

DA DashEdit

This is a difficult and somewhat new technique (discovered by a member of the Deadly Alliance, a crew that plays in New York). It is not so much a dash as it is a dash-cancel. Performed by changing direction during the initial dash animation and immediately using an attack or other move otherwise applicable from a standing position. That character will stop moving and use that attack or move. An extremely useful tactic comparable or superior to wave-attacking.

Powershielding/Shield ReflectingEdit

If you press the shield button all the way down at the exact instant you are getting hit, you will block the attack without putting up your shield and be able to retaliate immediately. The computer does this frequently. If the attack is a projectile, you will reflect it back at your opponent. It is extremely difficult and nobody seems to be able to do it consistently in a match.

Projectile SlidingEdit

When using a ranged grab, such as that of Samus or Link, against an opponent and there is a projectile attack or bomb on the ground between the two characters, the character performing the grab will take damage and the other charcter will be propelled backwards with significant force. This can cause a KO on certain stages such as Mushroom Kingdom.


A moving dodging move performed by tapping the joystick to the left or right while shielding. Though beginning players tend to overuse it, it is an extremely useful dodging technique.

"Sex kick"/Hero kickEdit

The name given (By MattDeezie's crew) to the neutral-A (meaning A without a direction) air attack of some characters. It is defined as a kick that sticks out and still hits people even when the foot is no longer moving. Some people use it as a term for all neutral-A aerials, even the non-kicks, but this is incorrect usage. Fox's and Falco's back A's are also considered sex kicks. A sex kick decreases in damage as the move is used multiple times with the exception of Dr. Mario's sex kick, whose neutral-A aerial actually becomes more powerful after the initial extension.

ShortHop Blaster/LaserEdit

A technique that is absolutely integral to playing Falco at a high level. Performed by lasering after a short hop, it allows Falco to fire lasers while suffering very little lag and is vital to pressuring the enemy.


SmashFests are held by players just looking to play smash with other people (and maybe make some money from Money Matches). To find out if there are any fests/tournaments near you check the Tournament section of SmashBoards. Fests are usually held by high Level players or there respective teams. There are also events known as Biweeklies (Bimonthlies) which commonly lead up to Large tournaments in an effort to raise more fun for a better gaming experience (The Tournament Go Franchise). If you want to get your name out there and become more known in the smash community, Fests are the way to do it.


The name given for instant recovery techniques. When you (any character) are sent flying from an attack, if you hit L or R before hitting the ground or the wall (or ceiling), you will recover instantly. On the ground, you will stand up, on the wall you will stop bouncing around, and hitting the ceiling causes you to stop moving then fall straight down at a normal rate. If you hold to the side as you do it, you will recover in a rolling dodge. If you hold up as you walltech, you can jump off of the wall.

Triangle JumpingEdit

Similar to wavedashing, except you dodge after you've actually jumped off the ground. This is very useful against characters like Marth in avoiding the attack (sword) while getting close enough in proximity in order to attack.

Stealing a lifeEdit

In a team multiplayer stock game if you lose all your lives, and your teammate has more than one life left, press the start button to steal one of his lives. This will not work if your teammate has 1 life.


Initially Available StagesEdit

Infinite Glacier: Icicle MountainEdit

This level, based on the NES game Ice Climber, constantly scrolls vertically, challenging players to fight and try to keep in the center of the level to avoid being KO'd. The scrolling can stop, accelerate and even change direction. The level layout will loop if played long enough. The alternate music is the Balloon Trip theme from Balloon Fight.

Mushroom Kingdom: Princess Peach's CastleEdit

Based on its Super Mario 64 appearance. You fight at the top of it, where occasionally switches will appear, which (when touched) will make platforms and boxes that, when touched, spawn a random item, appear for a short while. Every once in a while, a Banzai Bill will slowly fly into the castle, exploding in a rather large blast that will cause heavy damage, and usually KO anyone who is caught in it.

Mushroom Kingdom: Rainbow CruiseEdit

Based on a level from Super Mario 64 called Rainbow Ride, you begin the fight on an airship flying to the left, the ship rams into a platform and falls to the ground, from there the battle takes place on several platforms suspended in the sky, moving upward and then to the right, before heading back down to the ship again.

DK Island: Kongo JungleEdit

It takes place on what looks like a wooden raft at the edge of a waterfall. To the right of the raft is a rock. Below the raft is a Barrel Cannon not unlike the one in the Kongo Jungle stage in the original Super Smash Bros. You will sometimes see Klap Traps fall off the waterfall. Anyone who touches one of them will take severe damage. Its music is remade from the DK Rap from Donkey Kong 64.

DK Island: Jungle JapesEdit

This stage appears to be set deep in a jungle, at sunset. There is a central platform with a passable platform just above, then two smaller platforms on either end, all standing on the bank of a very fast flowing river. Anyone who touches a Klap Trap swimming down the river will take severe damage (and usually gets KO'd). Its music is pretty much a jazz remix to the Kongo Jungle stage from the first Super Smash Bros.

Termina: Great BayEdit

Taken from the game Majora's Mask, it is set on a floating platform off the coast of a shore. There is a large platform with one platform below on the left side and one platform below on the right side. Often, on the far right side of the stage, Turtle that can be used as a platform, along with the two short trees that accompany his shell. Tingle also floats above on his balloon, which you can stand on or burst, leaving Tingle in midair for about 1 second flapping his arms and legs (which will damage you) before falling to the ground, dance idiotically, holding up his pen and map, only to reinflate his balloon about 10 seconds later. Music is what is arguably the theme song for The Legend of Zelda. Alternate music is Saria's Song from Ocarina of Time.

Hyrule: TempleEdit

Simply the largest level in the game. It has no events or hazards but is consisted of a very large piece of land high in the sky. Around the middle of the land piece is a short tunnel that leads to a lower part (in which is the easiest place for survival in the whole game) with small passable platforms scattered everywhere. Its music is the dungeon music in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. The alternate music is a song from Fire Emblem: "Together We Ride".

Yoshi's Island: Yoshi's StoryEdit

With nearly the same platform arrangement as the Battlefield stage only noticeably smaller, the only interactivity is a cloud that runs on a track that goes back and forth between the left and right sides of the main land, and flying Shy Guys called Fly Guys that sometimes carry Food that they will drop if they are KO'd. Music is the theme song from the critically-panned game Yoshi's Story.

Yoshi's Island: Yoshi's IslandEdit

Taken from an area of the same name in Super Mario World, it is complete with the infamous square blocks that spin if hit from the Mario universe. The level is a piece of land that is connected by a pit covered by three of the said blocks above. At the right there is a large hill that leads up and eventually off the map, and on the left is a large pipe (not enterable) that make up another hill with it's diagonal placement, making the level a bit of a valley. Music is the high elevation music in Super Mario World. Alternate music is an improvement on Super Mario Bros. 3.

Dream Land: Fountain of DreamsEdit

A very visually impressive level, all battle takes place on the fountain, which is again similar to Battlefield, nothing special except the side platforms occasionally rise and sink into the fountain. This stages music is "Fountain of Dreams" from Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland.

Dream Land: Green GreensEdit

Based on the area of the same name in Kirby's Dream Land, there is a main platform in the middle with two platforms of half its size on either side, and two platforms above the main one. Whispy Woods blows strong air that pushes you away from him. If you take too long, he will drop apples. Music is adapted from the Green Greens music in Kirby's Dream Land.

Lylat System: CorneriaEdit

Very similar to the Sector Z level from the original Super Smash Bros. only it's considerably smaller and is not in space. Fighting takes place atop the Great Fox as it flies through Corneria. You can stand on the twin blasters at the bottom below the cockpit attack them until they explode, rendering them useless, even to stand on. Arwings fly by on occasion in the background where they may shoot at the players, and in the battle field where they can be used as platforms. The guns will occasionally shoot, heavily damaging anyone who happens to be hit or standing on the guns. The level is also scrolling, though it is only noticeable when an item that should remain stationary in the air, like a Flipper, is out.

Lylat System: VenomEdit

This level takes place on the wings of the Great Fox as it flies through Venom, Arwings and Wolfens shooting occasionally at fighters. When the Great Fox is passing through a tunnel, the players may, if launched fast/hard enough, may bounce off the cave walls, giving players a chance to survive. The level is played facing directly into the cockpit of the Great Fox. Music is the main theme from Star Fox.

Planet Zebes: BrinstarEdit

Based off of the section of Zebes known as Brinstar, the stage is just a platform with three platforms above it. The two platforms on the side are held up by pink tendon-like structures which can be attacked until they separate and the platform flips up. The acid at the bottom rises and falls, and characters take damage if they touch it. A mass of green wormlike things are what hold the stage together, and the stage splits when they are destroyed. Music is from the Brinstar area in the original Metroid.

Eagleland: OnettEdit

This stage takes place in Ness's hometown of Onett. It and Flat Zone are the only stages without pits to fall into. Cars drive by on the street, and if a character gets hit, they take damage. The platforms are made up of structures such as the awnings on the drugstore in the center, and a house on the left and right side of the stage. there is also a tree branch to stand on and occasionally collapsing platforms on the drugstore.

F-Zero Grand Prix: Mute CityEdit

This level takes place in Mute City on a small platform speeding down the track of an F-Zero race. When the platform is moving, anyone who falls off takes damage from the ground flying by, and when it is stopped, anyone hit by the speeding F-Zero Racers driving past also takes damage. The F-Zero Racers can explode if hit correctly.

Kanto: Pokémon StadiumEdit

This level takes place in a level faithfully carried over from a game of the same name for the N64. The stadium changes every once and a while (from Normal to either Rock, Grass, Water, or Fire).There is also an overhead screen displays close-ups of battle, tells who's winning, and gives the names of all combatants. In timed battles, it gives the remaining time.

Mushroom: KingdomEdit

A stage based off the NES game Super Mario Bros.. There are bricks that play as platforms on the stage, and some can be hit to reveal items. In the background you can see Koopa Troopas and Goombas walking around. There is also the castle which has a flag next to it, another parody from the original game. Occasionally, all the bricks will change into item holding ? Blocks. The background music speeds up when time is running out (when applicable).

Unlockable StagesEdit

Planet Zebes: Brinstar DepthsEdit

Deep in the heart of Planet Zebes lies the imposing Brinstar Depths. Players fight each other on a large platform that contains a long spider ball track. The monster Kraid looms in the background, and will occasionally spin the platform, which makes new levels of it accessible.

Eagleland: FoursideEdit

The "New York City" of Eagleland, Fourside is full of activity. Battle takes place atop three of the main buildings, one of which is a skyscraper. The Giygas UFO (from Earthbound) will occasionally fly in and players can jump to it. It's very slippery (mentioned in the UFO Trophy as well). It vanishes after a few minutes, however.

F-Zero Grand Prix: Big BlueEdit

Starting on Captain Falcon's ship, the battle takes place on the F-Zero Racers and various platforms as they race across the Big Blue level. The level is rapidly scrolling, standing on the floor too long could mean death, and objects that float in the air (Like Flippers, Party Balls and some Pokémon) will likely be swept off screen before being of any use. Other platforms, such as the Falcon Flyer, will occasionally enter.

Kanto Skies: Poké FloatsEdit

Taking place over the Kanto mainland from the Pokémon series, players battle on rather large Pokémon floats like those that might be seen in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The stage scrolls from one float to the next, forcing players to jump to each float or risk falling out of the sky (and off the stage). Half of one's energy is often spent on survival. The floats cycle in this order: Squirtle, Onix, Chikorita, Psyduck, Sudowoodo, Weezing, Slowpoke, Porygon,

Mushroom: Kingdom IIEdit

This stage should have been called Subcon. It is based on Super Mario 2, which was called Super Mario USA in Japan. It's a very simple stage, brilliantly animated to look just like the game. The only anomalies are Birdo, who will enter on either side and barf pixelated eggs (which can be caught and thrown) at fighters. One can KO Birdo, but she'll always return. A Pidgit will also fly in on his carpet, but if you stand on it to long, it'll carry you off the stage to your death.

Superflat World: Flat ZoneEdit

An extremely small level that integrates features and designs from the classic Game and Watch games Helmet, Oil Panic, and Manhole. All characters are two dimensional (but it's hard to discern), and pausing here will zoom out to view the entire Game and Watch system (as opposed to zooming in on your character). All characters, except Mewtwo, make Mr. Game & Watch's distinctive clicking noise when they walk.

Special StagesEdit

Special Stages: BattlefieldEdit

A smaller level than Final Destination, three platforms exist on this stage making it very similar to the Classic Dream Land stage, but without any hazards. In Adventure mode, this stage has reduced gravity. The Wire Frames always fight here. The odd, multifaceted crystal in the center may be some sort of power core, and is probably what created Battlefield and (maybe with some interference from Master and Crazy Hand) the Wire Frames.

Special Stages: Final DestinationEdit

Where the last battle of both Classic mode and Adventure mode take place, this level is perfectly flat, and is the perfect place to fight unhindered. Your character fights Master Hand and Crazy Hand in Classic mode, and Bowser and Giga Bowser in Adventure Mode (in high difficulty settings). Both Crazy Hand and Giga Bowser are optional superbosses, and while Master Hand and Crazy Hand fight on a team together, Bowser and Giga Bowser are fought separately. The black crystal in the center (near identical to the colorful one on Battlefield) may be what created Final Destination, the Hands, and maybe Giga Bowser.

Past Stages: Dream LandEdit

A faithful recreation of the Dream Land stage from the original Super Smash Bros. The only hazard is Whispy Woods, who blows characters about.

Past Stages: Yoshi's IslandEdit

A faithful recreation of the Yoshi's Island stage from the original Super Smash Bros. The clouds beside the platform will dissipate if a player stands on them too long.

Past Stages: Kongo JungleEdit

A faithful recreation of the Kongo Jungle stage from the original Super Smash Bros. The barrel moving along the bottom may save lucky players from falling.

Secret Stages

Unlocking Secret StagesEdit

As with characters, there are a total of eleven secret stages to unlock. Five of them are visible as question marks before you unlock them, another one is for Mr. Game & Watch and can easily be obtained after unlocking him. Then there are five special stages that are split into two groups at the bottom of the stage selection screen: three past stages from the original Super Smash Bros. game and two non-character specific stages from Classic and Adventure Mode.

Brinstar DepthsEdit

The Metroid stage "Brinstar Depths" is probably the first stage that you will unlock along the line of locked stages visible as question marks. You can actually get a preview of this stage by reaching Event Match #27: Cold Armor before you unlock it. It features are large stage floating over a pool of magma, spun by Kraid. This stage goes with Brinstar to complete the "Metroid" category of stages.

  • Play 50 Versus Mode matches. In order to view the number of VS. Mode matches that you have completed, go to Data: Melee Records: Misc. Records. In the seventh row will be "VS. Play Match Total."


The EarthBound stage "Fourside" is the next stage that you will unlock if you follow the VS. Mode pattern. You can get a preview of this stage by reaching Event Match #25: Gargantuans. Although it is one of Ness's stages, he has a great weakness on it: His Up+B recovery (PK Thunder) does not work when falling between two buildings. This stage goes with Onett to complete the "EarthBound" category of stages.

  • Play 100 Versus Mode matches.

Big BlueEdit

The F-Zero stage "Big Blue" is the next stage that you will unlock in this pattern. In it, you zoom along the track by hopping on the F-Zero racers. This stage goes with Mute City to complete the "F-Zero" category of stages.

  • Play 150 Versus Mode matches.

Poké FloatsEdit

The Pokémon stage "Poké Floats" is the final stage that you will unlock in this pattern. This is the stage where you battle on constantly changing, giant Pokémon balloons. This stage goes with Pokémon Stadium to complete the "Pokémon" category of stages.

  • Play 200 Versus Mode matches.

Note: One of the above 4 courses is randomly unlocked every time you play 50 VS matches. Results may vary.

Mushroom Kingdom 2Edit

Mushroom Kingdom 2 is the only stage to be shown as a question mark when locked to not be opened by completing VS. Mode matches. It is based on the old Mario game Super Mario Bros. 2, and contains the Birdo and Pidgit enemies. Its technical name is "Kingdom 2." It goes with Mushroom Kingdom to complete the "Retro Mario" category of stages.

  • Obtain the Birdo trophy. It can be obtained by the Lottery or found in the Classic and Adventure Modes.

Flat ZoneEdit

Flat Zone is not visible until after you have unlocked it, making it different from the above five. It goes next to the two Starfox stages. It is built for Mr. Game & Watch, and is easy to unlock after you get him.

  • Complete Classic or Adventure Mode with Mr. Game & Watch on any difficulty, without using a continue.


Battlefield is the second last stage you play on in Classic and Adventure Mode, against the metallic fighters and wire frames.

  • Complete All-Star Mode without using a continue. To get All-Star Mode, you need to unlock every character.

Final DestinationEdit

Final Destination is where you battle Master Hand and Bowser in the Classic and Adventure Modes.

  • Clear Event Match #51: The Showdown. To reach this event match, you'll need to clear all 50 other Event Matches.

N64 Dream LandEdit

Dream Land from the old Super Smash Bros. is possibly one of the most boring of all stages from that game. However, it is one of the three old stages chosen to be rereleased. It is based on the Kirby series and is very much like the "Battlefield" stage, except a tree in the middle occasionally blows players gently to the side.

  • Complete Target Test with all twenty-five characters, including the unlockable ones.

N64 Yoshi's IslandEdit

Yoshi's Island is a stage from the old Super Smash Bros. and is based on the game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. It contains three groups of clouds that will vanish after being walked on for too long.

  • Hit the Sandbag over 1,350 ft (400m) in the Home Run Contest. An easy way to do this is with Yoshi: Grab the bat, jump over the Sandbag and use your airborne Down+A attack to inflict massive damage to the Sandbag. Repeat as much as possible before hitting a home run.

N64 Kongo JungleEdit

Kongo Jungle is a Super Smash Bros. level based on the Donkey Kong Country game. It features an old-fashioned Barrel Cannon floating around below the stage.

  • Clear the 15-Minute melee with any character.

Non-playable stages

These stages are only found in certain circumstances, and cannot be played in Vs. mode unless Debug mode is used (Note: Goomba, Entei, and Majora's Mask cannot be played even with debug mode, though they can be via other hacks).

None of these names are official.

  • Mushroom Kingdom Adventure (This is played as the first level of Adventure Mode.)
  • Underground Maze (This is played as the third level of Adventure Mode.)
  • Escape Shaft (This is played as the eighth level of Adventure Mode.)
  • Race to the Finish (This is played as the ninth level of Classic Mode.)
  • Target Test (This is played as the third level of Classic Mode and varies from character to character. Note: Debug Mode allows people to play in a Sheik Target Test Arena, which is unfinished. It is rumored that originally when someone turns into Sheik in Zelda's target test, this would appear for an easy 3 targets)
  • Goomba (This is played in Event Match #14 "Trophy Tussle".)
  • Entei (This is played in Event Match #26 "Trophy Tussle 2".)
  • Majora's Mask (This is played in Event Match #47 "Trophy Tussle 3".)
  • Trophy Collector (This is played as the sixth level of Classic Mode)
  • All-Star Teleporter (This is played between every stage of All-Star)
  • F-Zero Raceway (This is played as either the fifteenth or fourteenth level of Adventure Mode, depending on whether or not the player fought Giant Kirby. This is also played in Event Match #33 "Lethal Marathon".)
  • Homerun Stadium (This is played in the Homerun Contest.)
  • Test Stage (Apparently a stage designed for testing the Super Smash Brothers: Melee beta.)

There are also four other stages, only available through debug mode, though in such an unfinished state that the game freezes when the game starts, and thus the stages can never be seen. Their names are:

  • AKANEIA (One of the first Fire Emblem games was named Fire Emblem: Akaneia, so this is probably an unfinished Fire Emblem stage)
  • Dummy (Apparently some other testing stage. The infamous Animal Crossing glitch item DUMMY was also a testing item)
  • IceTop (Believed to be an unfinished second Icicle Mountain stage)
  • 10-2 (Possibly another Mario level, but never finished)


Super Smash Bros. Melee has a wide variety of characters, and each of them has their own strengths and weaknesses.

Statistics taken from this post on Smashboards.

Default fightersEdit

Secret fightersEdit

Secret characters

Unlocking Secret CharactersEdit

There are a total of eleven secret characters to unlock. Each character has two ways to be unlocked; one way is unique while the other involves you playing a certain number of Versus Mode matches. You can unlock any character by doing either; you don't have to do both. Special Mode and quitted matches don't add up to your VS Mode match total. The secret characters are listed in order of how many VS. Mode matches it takes to unlock them. To view how many VS. Mode matches you've completed, go to Data: Melee Records: Misc. Records. In the seventh row will be "VS. Play Match Total."


Jigglypuff is the first character you'd unlock in the original Super Smash Bros, and will probably be the first one you'll unlock in this game.

  • Complete Classic Mode or Adventure Mode once with any character with or without using a continue.
  • Play 50 Versus Mode matches.

Dr. MarioEdit

Dr. Mario is an almost exact clone of Mario, but because he's so easy to unlock you probably won't be bothered too much by that.

  • Complete Classic Mode or Adventure Mode with Mario without using a continue. However if you don't have Jigglypuff unlocked already, doing so will unlock her first, and you'll have to do it again to unlock Dr. Mario.
  • Play 100 Versus Mode matches.


Pichu is possibly one of the weakest characters in the game and is a clone of Pikachu. It takes a lot of effort to unlock it the unique way, so doing the considerably easier VS. Mode mission may be preferred for such a weak character.

  • Clear Event Match #37: Legendary Pokémon. Note that to even reach this event match, you'll have to complete all 30 previous event matches and have Jigglypuff, Falco, Young Link and Luigi already unlocked.
  • Play 200 Versus Mode matches.


Falco is a clone of Fox, with some important differences (including the difference in speeds, lasers, reflector properties, and distance gained by recoveries).

  • Clear the 100-Man Melee with any character.
  • Play 300 Versus Mode matches.


Marth is a character from the previously Japanese-only series Fire Emblem. All his moves involve his sword (except his grabs) and he speaks Japanese.

  • Use all fourteen of the initial non-secret characters in Versus Mode at least once.
  • Play 400 Versus Mode matches.

Young LinkEdit

Young Link is unsurprisingly a clone of Link, except slightly more agile and less powerful.

  • Complete Classic Mode or Adventure Mode with ten different characters. Winning with Link and Zelda/Sheik may be needed as well, but that is unverified.
  • Play 500 Versus Mode matches.


Ganondorf is very slow and powerful, but otherwise he is a clone of Capt. Falcon. He is the only clone to not be part of the same series as the one he is cloned from. He is connected to the Legend of Zelda cast by being one square above Young Link, making him the only character to be joined to his party by columns.

  • Clear Event Match #29: Triforce Gathering, which features Ganondorf.
  • Play 600 Versus Mode matches.


Mewtwo is thankfully a very unique character. His telekinetic powers make for some interesting fights, and he will be worth the time necessary to unlock him.

  • Play a total 20 hours of Versus Mode, or play a total of 20 hours of Single Player Mode. To see how long you've played VS. Matches, go to Data: Melee Records: Misc. Records. In the fifth row will be "VS. Play Time."
  • Play 700 Versus Mode matches.

Note: With four people playing, only five hours of play time are required because each player's play time is added to the total. Therefore, theoretically, it is possible to battle three other people in a five-hour battle and still unlock Mewtwo. Also, it is important to realize that only time spent battling counts toward play time.


At first glance, Luigi may seem like a mere clone of Mario, but any advanced player will learn how unique he really is. When unlocked, he takes Pikachu's place on the roster to go next to all his Mario Bros. buddies. Pikachu travels down to the bottom row to join the other Pokémon.

  • Fight him in the Mushroom Kingdom stage of Adventure Mode. To do this, you must finish Part 1 of the Mushroom Kingdom stage with the last large number of the time limit being a 2. For example, 1:52:48. This will make him replace Mario in the following fight. Then complete the Adventure Mode without using a continue.
  • Play 800 Versus Mode matches.


Roy is a clone of Marth, but with a few differences, the most obvious of which is how his sword burns his opponents. He is quite easy to unlock after you get Marth.

  • Complete Classic Mode or Adventure Mode with Marth without using a continue. However if you don't have Jigglypuff unlocked already, doing so will unlock her first, and you'll have to do it again to unlock Roy.
  • Play 900 Versus Mode matches.

Mr. Game & WatchEdit

Mr. Game & Watch is based on the entire Game & Watch series and is considered the final secret character in the game, as there is no way to unlock him without first unlocking all other characters. Once you get him, you'll be able to easily earn his stage.

  • Complete Classic Mode, Adventure Mode or Target Test with all other 24 characters.
  • Play 1,000 Versus Mode matches.

Non-playable characters

Several characters from various games, and some never before seen characters, appear in Super Smash Bros Melee as non-playable characters. This is a list of all those characters and where you can find them.

Please note that if entering the Action Replay Debug code, these characters will be playable:

Master Hand - A giant, floating, white glove, similar to Mario's, that first appeared in the original Super Smash Bros. at the end of the 1 Player game. You will now find him whenever you beat Classic Mode. You can also find him on Event Match #50.

Crazy Hand - Crazy Hand is almost identical to Master Hand, but is more difficult (and is a left glove, whereas Master Hand is a right glove). Crazy Hand also has several attacks that Master Hand does not, and they can both join together to do super attacks. Crazy Hand only shows itself when certain requirements are met: when the player proceeds through Classic Mode without using continues on at least the Normal difficulty, and gets Master Hand down to at least half of its HP. Additionally, it can be found in the fiftieth (second-to-last) Event Match. Its behavior is more random than Master Hand's. Its attacks are more devastating, and overall it is more difficult to defeat than Master Hand.

Fighting Wire Frame - The Wire Frames are wires in the shapes of men and women, apparently wrought from the power of Master Hand. They bear its symbol beneath the "skin" of their face. (Of course, they are a tribute to the wire frame models used in the early stages of character creation.) They appear in Adventure Mode and the Multi-Man Melee challenge, replacing the Polygon Team from Super Smash Bros. Like the Polygon Team, they are the game's generic weak opponents. Usually it takes a large group to even stand a chance against a reasonably skilled human player; However, in Endless and Cruel Melee modes they are much stronger and do pose a danger. One fights them on a stage called the "Battlefield".

Giga Bowser - Giga Bowser is a possible final boss in the game's Adventure Mode, and can only be fought when the player beats the Adventure mode on Normal difficulty or higher, without using any continues, and in under eighteen minutes. At this point, where the credits would normally begin, Bowser returns from the abyss surrounding the Final Destination field and transforms. He becomes far larger, quicker and more powerful than Bowser was, and can be quite a challenge. Additionally, he can be found in the last Event Match alongside Mewtwo and Ganondorf.

Sandbag - Sandbag appears only in the Home-Run Contest (see "Stadium" section below). In the Home-Run Contest, the player's goal is to hit Sandbag as far as possible. According to the game's trophy description, "Getting hit doesn't hurt Sandbag at all!", which is fortunate for Sandbag, as its flight distance is proportionate to the damage it has accumulated. In order to get the Sandbag trophy, the player must hit Sandbag 984 feet (300 m). The player has 10 seconds in which to damage Sandbag, then smash it off the screen as far as possible with a provided Home-Run Bat. Perhaps one of the easiest ways to do this is to select Fox, shoot the bag until it is at about 80 or so percent, and then smash attack the bag with the bat. This should give you about 1000 feet in distance, along with unlocking the sandbag trophy.

These characters are not playable under any circumstances:

Birdo - In the Mushroom Kingdom 2 stage, a pixelated Birdo will occassionally enter from the left and right sides of the screen, stop and shoot three or so pixelated eggs. Birdo can push players around and can be jumped on, although doing so does not harm Birdo. Birdo can be attacked and sent flying away, but no matter how many times you defeat her, she will return. The eggs she shoots can hurt players if they are hit, however a deflected egg can be grabbed by another fighter if they are in its path and can then be used as a weapon.

Bob-omb - A black bomb with legs and lit fuse. This enemy from the Mario games is an regular item. After appearing, it will sit around for a while waiting to be picked up and thrown at opponents for an explosive surprise. If it takes to long to get picked up, it will get up and start walking back and forth along the platform its on, exploding upon contact. Left alone, it will eventually explode by itself. A special Bob-omb causes a huge explosion in the movie that plays at the beginning of the game.

Bullet Bill - Giant Bullet Bills appear in the Princess Peach's Castle stage from various directions, hitting the castle. Upon contact, they'll explode, causing no visible damage to the castle but being almost always fatal to anyone caught in the blast. Bullet Bills also zoom around in the background of the Yoshi's Island stage.

Four Giants and the Moon - These are nothing but background characters of the Great Bay stage. They will not effect the battle at all. After a period of time, the Moon will start to drop towards Termina. After it gets close enough, the Four Giants will enter and push it back into space. This animation will repeat itself throughout the battle, should it last long enough.

Giant Turtle - This is a large turtle with grass and two palm trees on its shell. It appears in the water on the right side of the Great Bay stage. It will float on the water, facing the rest of the stage at the start of the fight, but after a while it will submerge. After staying underwater for a bit, it will reemmerge from the water facing any four of the main compass directions. The direction its facing effects gameplay a little: the turtle's trees and head will be in different positions when facing left or right, and will not even be traversable when facing forward or backward.

Goombas - Goombas walk back and forth in Part 1 of the Mushroom Kingdom stage of Adventure Mode. They are very easy to kill. They can come out of containers in regular VS matches, but that is rare.

King Dedede & Bronto Burt - These two characters randomly float around in the background of the N64 Dream Land stage. Bronto Burt is a pink puffball enemy with wings.

Klap Traps - These are purple crocodiles with little bodies and large mouths that like to swim in the rivers of the Kongo Jungle and Jungle Japes stages. In Jungle Japes, getting bitten by one of them as they jump out of the river will result in death as they send you flying downwards. In Kongo Jungle, they will pass by while falling down the waterfall, biting and damaging anybody in their way. In this stage, it is actually possible to hit them as they pass by, and a strong enough attack can send them flying. If you are lucky enough to hit them into the spinning barrel, they will get stuck in the barrel for a period of time before getting blasted out in a random direction. While in the barrel, its squirming bottom half will be sticking out and no one will be able to use the barrel.

Koopa Troopas & Paratroopas - Koopa Troopas and their winged counterparts walk/fly back and forth throughout Part 1 of the Mushroom Kingdom stage in Adventure Mode. They both come in red and green-shelled varieties. Like in regular Mario games, jumping on a Paratroopa will turn it into a regular Koopa Troopa, and jumping on a normal Koopa will cause it to retract into its shell. The Koopa Shells look different from the normal shell items, but they act identically.

Cranky Kong - Cranky Kong is a very old monkey with a long beard. His silhouette is visible through the window of the center structure in the Jungle Japes stage. He will walk by and rock in his rocking chair, not effecting the battle at all.

Kraid - In the Brinstar Depths stage, he emerges out of the magma to wreak havoc among the fighters. He stays in the background and won't directly hurt anyone, but he will slash the stage, causing it to rotate.

Lakitu - A Super Mario World-style Lakitu can be found floating around in the Yoshi's Island stage's background, carrying a 1-Up Mushroom by a fishing line. Unfortunately, you can't reach him or his mushroom. An old fashioned Lakitu flies around Mushroom Kingdom, also in the background.

Mr. Saturn - A small character from EarthBound who is an item in this game. It will walk around back and forth until it is picked up by a player. It can be thrown at opponents, causing small amounts of damage. After three hits, it will disappear.

Pidgit - Pidget appears in the Mushroom Kingdom 2 stage, where he rides around on a magic carpet. Players can hop onto his magic carpet for a free ride, but the Pidget will stay in the background, not able to give or take damage from players. His magic carpet will enter and exit from either side of the screen and will fly around randomly.

Octoroks, ReDeads & Like Likes - These three Legend of Zelda enemies appear in Part 1 of the Hyrule Underground Maze stage of Adventure Mode, scattered all over the dungeon-like stage. Octoroks will shoot at you, ReDeads will attach onto you and sap your health, and Like Likes suck you up and barf you out, damaging you. On rare occasion, Octoroks and ReDeads will appear out of containers during VS matches.

Pak E. Derm - This stop-sign holding elephant walks back and forth in the background of the Yoshi's Story stage. He is merely a background object and doesn't affect the battle at all.

Pokémon - Various Pokémon that appear from PokéBalls randomly. For more details, see this page.

Shy Guys - These guys will float past the Yoshi's Story stage in groups. Each will be carrying a random type of food, granted the Food item isn't turned off. They won't hurt fighters in any way, and hitting them will cause them to get flung away, dropping their delicious cargo.

Slippy Toad & Peppy Hare - These frog and hare pilots are Fox and Falco's crewmates. In Part 2 of the Corneria stage of Adventure Mode, they, along with either Fox or Falco, will say some quirky lines over the intercom. They also supposedly pilot the Arwings of the Corneria and Venom levels, (it might not be an Arwing at all, and just the Great Fox) although you cannot see them. Slippy Toad makes a cameo in the Event Match "Slippy's Invention." You can also chat over the intercom midfight if a certain easter egg is activated.

Tingle - He is a background object in the Great Bay stage. He floats around with his Tingle balloon, which players can hop on and pop, causing Tingle to fall onto the ground where he'll spin for a while before creating another balloon and floating up again. Popping the balloon with direct contact will hurt the popper 2%. It is possible to pop Tingle over the water, causing him to fall to his doom. He'll still return with his balloon, however.

Toad - Toad is a small little person with a red mushroom cap on his head from the Mario series. He can be seen running back and forth in the background twice in Part 1 of Adventure Mode's Mushroom Kingdom: Once on the platform where you battle all the Yoshis, and then again near the finish line. Also, when Peach uses her B attack, she sticks Toad out to protect her.

Topis and Polar Bears - These Ice Climber baddies appear in walking back and forth in the Infinite Glacier stage of Adventure Mode. Topis can be killed in one shot, while Polar Bears take several hits to kill. Topis can come out of containers in regular VS matches, but this is rare.

Whispy Woods - This anthropomorphized tree sits in the background of both the Green Greens and N64 Dream Land stages. He will occasionally blow gusts of wind left or right, which will have a slight effect on the battle. In Green Greens he will shake his head on occassion, flinging apples onto the battlefield.


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Easter EggsEdit

Easter eggs are hidden objects in video games that are only unlockable or visible if certain things are done. Super Smash Bros. Melee has some Easter eggs.

  • If you view the trophy of Metal Mario in Trophy Mode and remove the menu screen on the right, there is an Easter Egg visible. If you zoom in on his back, then the shiny metal surface reflects an image of Yoshi's Stage.
    • NOTE: This is the Super Smash Bros. Melee stage.
  • If you view the trophy of Ganondorf (where he's holding his sword to the ground), and you press START for the dark color scheme background,

his eyes will glow. This can, in a way, be done with the master sword trophy: select a certain color scheme and the triforce will glow.

  • When playing as Samus jump then do an air dodge with L, then quickly rotate the D-pad once counter-clockwise very quickly and press A. If done correctly your grapple beam should be about 2/3 longer and it has a homing effect if you hold L and press a to grab. Note that the beam will not automatically grab the opponent when it crosses over them, you have to press A a second time.
    • NOTE: This was removed in the Player's Choice and PAL versions of Super Smash Bros. Melee.
  • While playing as Fox or Falco on Corneria or Venom in vs. or training mode, rapidly mash left and right on the d-pad. Fox or Falco will eventually spin around quickly and hunch over with a clenched fist. After holding this position for about ten seconds, a conversation among the other three Star Fox members will triger. If Fox or Falco is hit during the hunch, it will be interupted. This can be done only once per battle, whether it is fully executed or not.

How to Add a MovelistEdit

In the interest of consistency, please use the template that is already being used in the Samus section. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

B-Attack List

Player B Button MovesEdit

Character name B Smash B Up B Down B
Mario Fireball Cape Super Jump Punch Mario Tornado
Luigi Fireball Green Missile Super Jump Punch

(can become Fire Jump Punch)

Luigi Cyclone
Bowser Fire Breath Koopa Klaw Whirling Fortress Bowser Bomb
Peach Toad Peach Bomber Peach Parasol Vegetable
Dr. Mario Megavitamins Super Sheet Super Jump Punch Dr. Tornado
Yoshi Egg Lay Egg Roll Egg Throw Yoshi Bomb
Donkey Kong Giant Punch Headbutt Spinning Kong Hand Slap
Captain Falcon Falcon Punch Raptor Boost Falcon Dive Falcon Kick
Fox Blaster Fox Illusion Fire Fox Reflector
Falco Blaster Falco Phantasm Fire Bird Reflector
Kirby Swallow or copied ability Hammer Final Cutter Stone
Ness PK Cross PK Fire PK Hammer PSI Magnet
Ice Climbers Ice Shot Squall Hammer Belay Blizzard
Young Link Fire Bow Boomerang Spin Attack Bomb
Link Bow Boomerang Spin Attack Bomb
Ganondorf Warlock Punch Gerudo Dragon Dark Dive Wizard's Foot
Zelda Nayru's Love Din's Fire Farore's Wind Transform (into Sheik)
Sheik Needle Storm Chain Vanish Transform (into Zelda)
Samus Charge Shot Missile Screw Attack Bomb
Pichu Thunder Jolt Skull Bash Agility Thunder
Pikachu Thunder Jolt Skull Bash Quick Attack Thunder
Jigglypuff Rollout Pound Sing Rest
Mewtwo Shadow Ball Confusion Teleport Disable
Mr. Game & Watch Chef Judgment Fire Oil Panic
Marth Shield Breaker Dancing Blade Dolphin Slash Counter
Roy Flare Blade Double-Edge Dance Blazer Counter


There are many different techniques in Super Smash Bros. Melee and mastering them will make a person a much better player in combat. Some of these techniques are simple and nessecary moves that may take a while to master, while others are glitches you can exploit.


  • Basics - A spoiler-free list of all the basics every player needs to know
  • Advanced - Ready to fight like a pro? Then learn these tricky moves! Also spoiler-free


Regular ItemsEdit

There are 31 regular items in Super Smash Bros. Melee, and although you can't unlock any secret ones, they will still keep things interesting in the fight. Some items are more useful and rarer than others. Regular items appear by themselves and in containers, sometimes with other items. In most Vs. games, you can adjust what items appear and how often. There are three types of regular items: Attack, Status and Recovery. Here they are in their appropriate categories and alphabetical order:

Attack ItemsEdit

The effects of these items are different, but they all share one purpose: To hurt your opponents. But be careful, some of these items can attack their user.

  • Barrel Cannon - A barrel with a white arrow painted onto it from the Donkey Kong Country series. When thrown, it will move forward, spinning along the ground. If someone touches it, they will become trapped inside. The player who throws it cannot get trapped inside, however. Once inside the player can voluntarily shoot himself out in the direction the spinning arrow is facing. He has to be careful not to shoot himself off the edge of the stage or stay in the barrel too long, as it will often roll right off the edge of the stage. If the barrel doesn't reach the stage's edge in time, it will shoot out the player inside automatically. Players won't hurt opponents as they shoot out, but anyone who touches the occupied barrel will take a little damage. Barrel Cannons are rare and have the habit of disappearing quickly if left alone. A permanent, hovering Barrel Cannon can be found on both the old and new Kongo Jungle stages, although that of the old stage looks very different from the modern item.
  • Beam Sword - A sword with a neon pink glow for a blade that lengthens and shortens during attacks. It is similar to the beam sword of the Nintendo 64 Super Smash Bros. It makes an electric humming sound when swung. The length of the blade changes based on the wielder and the strength of attack. While being held, it simply aids the player's A, Dash+A and Forward-Smash attacks. As with all weapons of this type, it can be thrown to make a nifty projectile.
  • Bob-omb - The black, walking bombs from the Mario series with lit fuses. When they are first released, they sit still, during which they can be picked up by opponents. Attacking them in this stage, or any time for that matter, will cause them to explode. Their explosions are large and rather potent. If you leave them alone for about five seconds, the Bob-omb will get up and walk back and forth along the platform it's on and explode on contact with any player, rendering it unable to be picked up anymore. After about 10 seconds of walking, the Bob-omb will pulsate for several seconds before exploding all by itself. A bonus is available if a player can grab the Bob-omb while pulsating and throw it away before it explodes. When in a player's hands, the Bob-omb can be carried indefinitely until thrown away, after which it'll explode on contact. The following explosion can hurt the one who threw it if he is close enough. Also, it is possible to catch a thrown Bob-omb by pressing A as right before it makes contact.
  • Fan - A paper fan, bound at one end with red paper, original to the Super Nintendo game Earthbound. It can be welded just like a Beam Sword, but strikes with this weapon are weak. However, you can rapidly tap A to have a very rapid attack with a 'vacuum' effect; once the player hits, their opponent will be drawn closer to them, allowing for multiple hits. The Fan breaks shields more easily than other melee weapons, and when a player in hit with a thrown Fan, they tend to fly nearly straight upwards.
  • Fire Flower - A flower with light orange petals and a pair of eyes in the center of the bloom. It's from the Mario series, with an appearance closer to the first game, although instead of giving you fireball powers, this flower will shoot out flames. Pressing and holding A while carrying this item causes the flower to spew fire for about 10 (not necessarily consecutive) seconds, after which it spews harmless smoke and is largely useless. When thrown, the Fire Flower burns whoever it hits for minor damage.
  • Flipper - A pair of large rubber balls connected by a styled arm on an unseen axis, borrowed from Balloon Fight. When thrown, the flipper will hover in place where it was thrown. Coming in contact with a flipper will stun the player for a short time and cause a small amount of damage, even to the player who threw it.
  • Freezie - A piece of jagged ice with a face that slides around the ground, seen in the Mario Bros. arcade game. When thrown at a player, that player is frozen on contact, launched into the air, and immobile inside a large piece of ice for a sizable amount of time. The more damaged the frozen player is, the longer he'll stay frozen, although players can struggle by pressing buttons to break free faster. When a player is encased in ice, a fire-based attack will immediately thaw the ice, while other attacks will harm the player while keeping him frozen. Freezies are fragile and can be broken by the slightest attack before they are picked up.
  • Green Shell - A green Koopa Troopa shell from the Mario series. When thrown or hit, it'll continue in the direction sent until it hits a wall or falls off the stage. It can be stopped by jumping on it, like in the original Super Mario Bros. game. You can also hit it to stop it or to reverse its direction, but don't get hit by it or you'll be sent flying back, even if it's moving slowly. It is different from the Red Shell.
  • Hammer - A large sledgehammer with a heavy black head, from the Donkey Kong arcade game. While holding one, the player is slowed and loses his or her second and third jumps. They also cannot throw it away and have to wait until it is used up. Anyone who comes in contact with the head of the hammer during its use is knocked high into the air; this is a very powerful weapon that easily KOs opponents. The head of the hammer may fly off shortly after the hammer is picked up, usually after its first strike, unlike in the original Super Smash Bros.; the player with the handle is still stuck in the motion of swinging the now-useless hammer stick. The head can be thrown like a normal weapon, and retains some of the incredible power it had while unbroken. If the character swinging the hammer is hit, it can be dropped prematurely; this gives a bonus at the end of the round.
  • Home Run Bat - A wooden baseball bat based on similar weapons from EarthBound. Can be swung just like a Beam Sword for moderate damage, but a Forward-Smash attack with a Home Run Bat is a guaranteed knockout in all but the largest stages. They can be thrown to send opponents flying a considerable distance. A Home Run Bat is supplied at the beginning of the Home Run Contest, where its true potential is unleashed.
  • Lip's Stick - A long stick with a reddish flower at the end, from Panel de Pon (predecessor to Tetris Attack), and named after the Pon main character Lip, whom Yoshi stepped in for in Tetris Attack. It is welded exactly like a beam sword, although slightly weaker. The catch is how when a player is hit with this weapon a flower sprouts from his or her head, causing slow but steady damage while it remains there. Further hits with the stick while the flower is still planted on the opponent's head makes the flower grow and cause more damage. Quick movement of the Control Stick shakes the flower off, although it will fall off by itself if you wait long enough. The stick actually has a certain amount of dust it throws when used in a Forward+A or Smash+A attack, and when that dust runs out, the stick can only create very small flowers, and only through physical contact with the stick.
  • Motion Sensor Bomb - A gray land mine with green lights, thought by some to be from GoldenEye 007 or Perfect Dark, but this is unconfirmed. When thrown, it sticks to the first stage surface it comes in contact with. It can stick to any solid surface, be it floor, slant, wall or roof. It explodes on proximity to any player, item or weapon blast, even to the one who planted it.
  • Mr. Saturn - A short alien being from EarthBound with large whiskers, nose and bow. After a short delay, it walks around on the platform it's on, much like a slow Bob-omb. It can slowly push other items around. It can be picked up like a Bob-omb, and if thrown, any damage done to it during its presence on the battlefield will be dealt to whoever it hits. A muted trumpet plays on contact, and after hitting three players, it'll disappear. Also useful for breaking shields.
  • Parasol - A red and white umbrella from the Kirby series. It can be swung like a beam sword, and it'll open up when used, causing however gets hit to fly upwards. Usually any player holding the Parasol will open it up automatically when falling, greatly reducing his falling speed and enabling easier returns to the stage, however holding the control stick downwards while falling will allow the user to fall at a normal speed. When thrown, the Parasol will open, reducing the distance it can be thrown horizontally, but increasing it's time in the air, making it one of the easier items to catch in mid-air.
  • Pokéball - A red and white ball with a gray button from the Pokémon series. Releases one of many Pokémon when thrown, each with its own attack. Information on the individual Pokémon can be found here. Computer players swarm to Pokéballs as soon as they appear on a stage, largely because of the high-power attacks many Pokémon possess.
  • Star Rod - A pink and white striped rod with a yellow star at the end, from the Kirby series. The rod can be swung as a normal weapon; more powerful swings, especially the Forward-Smash attack, will launch a large projectile star from the tip which will fly forward and can hurt opponents. When Captain Falcon uses the Star Rod, a Smash Attack will unleash three smaller sized stars; when Sheik does, it launches two stars. When hit by a thrown Star Rod, the player flies diagonally downward, making it difficult to return to the stage.
  • Ray Gun - A futuristic looking gun, originally from the Nintendo 64 Super Smash Bros. game. It fires up to 16 green bolts of green energy, which are each moderately painful. The gun itself can be thrown at opponents and is useful as a "final shot" when its ammo is depleted.
  • Red Shell - A red Koopa Troopa shell from the Mario series. On first contact or after being thrown, the red shell travels back and forth on the platform it lands on, homing in on the nearest player. It disappears after about 15 seconds, and cannot be stopped. If it is attacked while moving back and forth, it will absorb the damage and last longer, all the while inflicting even more damage to whoever is unfortunate enough to touch it. Some reflecting moves such as Mario's Foward+B Cape safely send the Koopa shell away, allowing from multiple attacks to the shell, turning it into an extremely powerful weapon.
  • Screw Attack - A ball with a stylized S-like design from the Metroid series. It is technically both an Attack and Status item. Any player holding the Screw Attack will perform Samus Aran's Screw Attack with every jump. Throwing the item at an enemy will damage him cause him to spontaneously perform the attack, disabling him until he touches the ground. Be careful to not throw a Screw Attack at a very nearby opponent, as you will get caught in their spontaneous attack. A point bonus can be received by KOing the opponent with a throw of this item, usually done by hitting the opponent as they attempt to jump back to the main platform.
  • Super Scope - A small bazooka-like item that is a rendering of the SNES peripheral of the same name. Pressing the A button repeatedly will cause it to fire small rapid balls of energy that can keep opponents trapped, stunned in a steady stream of bullets. Normal shots pass through obstacles and players, so he can trap multiple opponents at once. You can also hold A to charge the gun and fire a ball of greater size and tremendous power. You cannot move while charging and the gun will automatically fire once fully charged. However, you can partially charge the gun for a partially charged shot. Charged shots of any strength cannot pass throw obstacles and opponents. The gun has the energy to fire about 20 small balls or 3 large ones, after which it's only use is to be thrown at an opponent.
  • Warp Star - A large yellow star from the Kirby series. Grabbing the Warp Star will cause the user to hover wildly around the spot it was grabbed causing no damage, rocket off the screen, and crash wildly to a spot determined by the player. The crash will cause a powerful explosion, and midair opponents can even be carried down to the ground during the Warp Star's descent. Moving the control stick left and right at various speeds while high above the stage can move the landing spot a few feet left and right from the place you grabbed the item, or you could not press anything and land exactly where you picked it up. This is the only Attack item to require only one button press to be fully used.

Status ItemsEdit

These items aren't for directly attacking your enemies, instead, they effect your status to help you survive and attack.

  • Bunny Hood - A pair of artificial bunny ears, originally appearing in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time but fully developed in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. When worn in Super Smash Bros. Melee, the wearer jumps, runs, attacks, and falls much faster than normal. The character's jumps are also higher. A player can wear this item and hold another item at the same time. You cannot throw this item away and it will stay on you until its time runs out or if it gets hit off your head by an attack and dropped onto the floor.
  • Cloaking Device - A futuristic pod-like object. It is thought by some to be borrowed from Perfect Dark, although this is unconfirmed. When equipped, the player is nearly invisible. A spontaneous rippling effect occurs, and when attacking, the player sporadically loses his or her invisibility for a short moment. While attacks can still knock a player out of the arena, no further damage can be acquired by a player when invisible, although he can still fight normally. A player can be cloaked and hold another item at the same time, although any held item remains visible. Like most Status items, you can't throw it away.
  • Poison Mushroom - A red and white-capped mushroom with eyes on its stem; the Poison Mushroom is the only Status item that weakens the player who touches it. It originates from the Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. 2. The Poison Mushroom causes the player to shrink to about one quarter his/her original size, making it easier to be knocked out of the arena and have signifigantly weaker attacks. The reason anyone would try to get this item is because it is very similar to the benevolent Super Mushroom, although a close look will reveal that the Poison Mushroom is more purple than the good type and has an angry face. Like the Super Mushroom, merely walking over this item will cause the player to grab it. A player can be small and hold other items.
  • Metal Box - A green box with a white exclamation point on it from Super Mario 64. When a player grabs or physically attacks this box, the fighter becomes metallic. While metallic, the player falls faster, jumps shorter, runs slower, is moved and interrupted less by opponent attacks, and cannot speak, although Jigglypuff's song still works while she's mute. A player can be metallic and hold another item at the same time.
  • Starman - A flashing star with eyes from the Mario series. This thing will hop around until it is grabbed. This item renders the player who grabs it impervious to damage of any kind; the only thing a player under its power has to look out for are cliffs. Merely touching the Starman will cause the player to grab it. Computer players immediately run away from a player who is under the sparkly effects of a Starman.
  • Super Mushroom - A red and white-capped mushroom with eyes on its stem, from the Mario series. This mushroom causes the player to grow to 4 times the original size, with increased attack power and defense to suit. When you go for one of these, you have to make sure it isn't a Poison Mushroom, which is a similar looking mushroom with opposite effects. Grabbing one of each kind of mushroom cancels out the effect of the first mushroom grabbed. Merely walking over this item will cause the player to grab it. A player can be large and hold other items.

Recovery ItemsEdit

These items will help you recover damage. You should always go for these, as they are extremely useful.

  • Food - Small pictures of various food items of many types. Each piece of food restores about 3 to 8 points of the player's health. Although this may not seem like much, if you get a buffet from a Party Ball you can really recover damage. A player can grab any health item, such as food, while holding another item. Food is also carried by Shy Guys in the Yoshi's Story stage. On a side note, the regular "mushroom" Food went on to be the Dried Shroom item in Paper Mario 2: The Thousand-Year Door.
  • Heart Container - A translucent heart shape in a silver frame, from the Legend of Zelda series. Grabbing a Heart Container will remove up to 100 points of damage from a player, which can turn the tides of a fight. This is actually less than how much it helped in the Nintendo 64 Super Smash Bros., where Heart Containers fully revealed your health. In All-Star mode, where health items are only find between stages, Heart Containers are back at their prime, refueling all your health.
  • Maxim Tomato - A large tomato with an "M" printed on it from the Kirby series. It is similar to the Heart Container, although weaker, restoring 50 points of damage to the player who eats it, which is still a lot. It was stronger in the original N64 Super Smash Bros, where it healed the eater up to 100 points of damage.
  • Party Ball - More of a container than a Recovery Item, it appears in the item selection screen, making in a regular item. With a 75% chance of a food buffet upon opening, it is more of a Recovery item than any of the other two. It is a large, tan, plastic ball with a string, resembling a geodesic dome with a low-polygon texture to it. When thrown, or hit enough, it rises from the point of contact, and opens up with a fanfare about 6 seconds later. 75% percent of the time, it will spew out about 15 pieces of Food. During the other 25%, the Party Ball will either release 4 Bob-ombs or 3 or 4 random items (excluding Barrel Cannons and other Party Balls). It sometimes only contains specific items (such as three Super Mushrooms or Ray Guns). On occasion it just explodes upon impact.


Containers are items that, obviously, contain other items. All containers can be broken by attacking them or by picking them up and tossing them at something. They usually contain one to three items each, any they can contain any variety of regular items except for Barrel Cannons and Party Balls, which can only appear by themselves. Occasionally, a container will be explosive and explode spontaneously upon breaking. So apart from these similarities, the characteristics of the containers are as follows.

  • Barrel - A large wooden barrel with the SSBM logo on both ends, inspired from the Donkey Kong series and taken from the original Super Smash Bros. It's as heavy as the crate, and behaves basically the same way. You can pick it up and throw it, and if it hits an opponent, weapon blast or wall it'll pop open. If it hits ground however, it'll start to roll along the path until either it rolls off a cliff, hits an opponent and attacking item or reaches a long enough hill. The latter of the three will cause the rolling barrel to slow and then reverse direction. Do not physically touch a rolling barrel as you will cause the barrel to open and you'll take damage, even if it is rolling slowly. Attacking the barrel will cause it to fall over onto its side, where contact with a player or attack will cause it to open. Barrels sometimes contain adventure mode enemies like Goombas and ReDeads
  • Capsule - A small pill capsule that is half purple, half white and has a pink cone-shaped appendage on top. The word "Capsule" in written on it in tiny text, and it is from the Nintendo 64 Super Smash Bros. It can be picked up and is light enough to not handicap the holder in any way. When thrown or attacked, it'll open up and release its contact. A thrown capsule hurts whoever it hits, but not as much as the two heavier containers above do.
  • Crate - A large wooden box with the SSBM logo on two opposite sides, originally from the first Super Smash Bros. It is heavy, and therefore greatly slows down whoever holds it. The only exception to this is Donkey Kong, who can carry anything and still walk and jump around normally. In spite of its weight, all characters seem to have no problem throwing it, and it can make a moderately powerful, yet short-range, projectile. Once it hits an opponent, platform or weapon blast it'll explode. A few normal attacks should break it too. Crates sometimes contain adventure mode enemies like Goombas and ReDeads
  • Egg - A normal white egg. This is the only container to not be from the original game. It is rarer than the other three containers but behaves identically as the Capsule. The only thing other than appearance that makes it unique is that sometimes it will just lightly heal the one who grabs it instantly. The Chancey produces a few of these whenever she appears, throwing them around the stage. They also replace capsules in the Yoshi's Story and Yoshi's Island stages.

Special ItemsEdit

Spoiler warning - These are not unlockable items, but there are a few mentions of unlockable stages and characters below.

There are some items in the game that don't appear randomly with all the other items and can only be obtained special ways. For something to count as an item, it has to be usable/grabbable with the A button. Here are a list of all special items and how to obtain them.

  • Apple - Regular red apples from the Kirby series. They randomly do one of three things: Be normal weak projectiles, be explosive projectiles, or act like Food. Similar to Egg, except they do not hold items. To get apples, simply play Green Greens. After a while, Whispy Woods will shake his head, releasing a few Apples onto the playing field.
  • Birdo Egg - These are flat, pixelated Birdo Eggs that are from the game Super Mario Bros. 2. Birdo shoots a few of them out occasionally in the Mushroom Kingdom 2 stage. They fly forward and will cause damage upon contact. Taking a blow, reflecting, or attacking a Birdo Egg will cause it to deflect backwards and fall down. A well placed player can grab the deflected Birdo Egg by pressing A as it passes by. A grabbed Birdo Egg has the same powers of a Capsule, including releasing items upon breaking.
  • Bomb - These are the weak Bombs with lit fuses that Link and Young Link produce when pressing Down+B. They will explode upon being thrown at an opponent, platform or item blast. Also, holding them too long will result in them bulging and blinking, followed by exploding. Their explosions are relatively weak. With a well-timed A button press, an opponent can grab a Bomb thrown at him and use it himself.
  • Red/Green Koopa Troopa Shells - These red and green Koopa shells are different from the two regular Koopa shell items. They can only be found in Part 1 of the Mushroom Kingdom stage of Adventure Mode, or in regular melee should a Koopa Troopa appear from a crate/barrel. To get it, simply jump on a Koopa Troopa of either color. They look slightly different from the normal item versions, and they aren't as determined to move forward. Also, they both behave similar to the Green Shell item. An unmoving shell of this type, left alone long enough, will reawaken into a Koopa Troopa.
  • Turnip - These are the turnips with facial expressions that Peach produces whenever she uses her Down+B move on the ground. They can have several different expressions, each representing the strength of the Turnip. They can be thrown at opponents, causing a small amount of damage, and they vanish upon hitting the ground. A player can grab a thrown or deflected turnip to use it. Indeed, Peach can throw the turnip at an opponent, hit, and then grab the deflected turnip before it hits the ground to use it again, although this is sort of worthless as Peach can always produce another one at will. The strongest Turnip Peach can throw has a Zombie face (o_o with a stitched mouth) Because it is so easy to catch, the Turnip will actually disappear in mid air after a while.
  • Yoshi Egg - In Event Match #13: Yoshi's Egg, there is a special Yoshi Egg item. It can be grabbed and carried around by all players, and can be used as a weak projectile. It can withstand damage from being attacked or thrown, but if it takes too much it'll break, causing you to lose the round.


Pokémon ListEdit

The PokéBall item can unleash one of several possible Pokémon onto the battlefield. Generally they'll inflict damage to everybody except for the person who releases them, but there are a few exceptions.

Spoiler Warning! The following chart is free of spoilers, but if you scroll below it, you will reach a section on secret Pokémon, and it contains spoilers.

  • Here is an alphabetical list of the Pokémon, their Japanese names, and the attacks their motions are based on and how they attack.
  • Boldfaced Pokémon are legendary, which makes then very rare and usually extremely powerful.

Pokémon Attack Effect
Articuno Hovers over the spot it was released and emits a powerful icy blast, which freezes any nearby opponents in ice.
Bellossom Dances and releases spores that put opponents to sleep, granted they are on the ground. Causes no direct damage, but it allows the Pokémon's user, who is immune, to attack them.
Blastoise Blasts jets of water from its water cannons in the direction its facing. These water jets push the Blastoise backwards, and it may fall off a cliff because of this.
Chansey Chansey throws a few eggs, which can either hold an item, explode when thrown or attacked, or be eaten to recover health.
Charizard Releases blasts of fire alternately to its left and right. It will also cause severe damage to any opponent that actually touches it.
Chikorita Fires projectile leaves in one direction. Once it hits someone, it is difficult for them to escape the attack.
Clefairy After a short delay, will randomly perform either Explosion (localized explosion), Earthquake (many local shockwaves), or Blizzard (traps nearby players in an icy wind). Causes no damage on physical contact.
Cyndaquil Jumps up, hovers and releases a jet of fire diagonally from its back.
Electrode Turns dark, and explodes after 6 seconds. Causes no direct damage before the explosion, but the explosion itself is very powerful. This Pokémon's attack can harm the player who released it. It can be picked up and thrown a few seconds before exploding, but this is risky.
Entei Shoots a giant continuous jet of fire up into the sky, trapping any opponent who touches it inside, causing massive damage.
Goldeen Flops around; completely worthless
Ho-oh Flies offscreen, appears in the background and blasts a huge continuous jet of fire perpendicular to the playing field and trapping anyone who touches it inside. Similar to Entei's attack but more powerful and lasts for a shorter time.
Lugia Flies offscreen, appears in the background and sends a tornado out of its mouth. This tornado moves around the nearby playing field sending whoever touches it flying.
Marill Runs forward until it falls of a cliff. Stuns and pushes players along, damaging them as they go.
Moltres Moltres hovers for a few seconds, then flies away straight up. Contact with Moltres is deadly.
Porygon2 Rockets forward a short distance from its point of release, then disappears. Shocks any player that are unfortunate enough to be in its way and sends them flying away horizontally.
Raikou A large field of electricity is centered around Raikou; any opponent who touches nearby ground is electrified into the air.
Scizor Runs forward and falls for a second, unable to move through platforms. Then reverses direction and jumps, aiming at an opponent and able to fall through platforms. Painful upon contact.
Snorlax Rises from point of release, then returns on screen at triple the size and falls. Touching it will hurt, even when its flying upwards.
Staryu Homes in on one player (staying a few feet to his/her side) and, after a few seconds, fires projectile stars at the same rate as Chikorita's Razor Leaf, trapping the opponent in the blast if contact is made. Very painful if actually touched.
Suicune Creates a blizzard around itself, hurting and temporarily freezing any opponents who get caught in side. Basically a more powerful version of Clefairy's ice-based attack.
Togepi After a short delay, will perform either Nightshade (the screen turns pitch black; computer fighters are unaffected), what is possibly Leech Seed (large Lip's Stick-style flowers are planted on all nearby fighters), what is possibly Earthquake (players are buried in the ground like in Donkey Kong's headbutt), among a few other attacks.
Unown The Unown flies off screen, and is followed by a large swarm of Unowns, flying in a random direction through the playing field and covering a large, yet predictable area. Contact with any Unown will hurt.
Venusaur Stomps the ground, causing shockwaves and sending any opponent who touches nearby ground to fly away.
Weezing Releases a small cloud of smoke around itself, trapping and hurting any opponent who touches it, causing significant damage.
Wobbuffet Damages any player that hits it, even the player that released it, for minimal damage. However, if one inflicts more damage onto it, then it will inflict more damage onto whoever touches it. Can suck players in, much like the effect of the Fan.
Zapdos Flies and performs a brief paralyzing electric shock to all nearby players, including airborne ones, then flies up and away. Causes considerable damage.

Secret PokémonEdit

There are two secret Pokémon in the game, which after unlocked have a 1/150 chance of coming out of a Pokéball. They don't aid in battle, but they do have other benefits, which are stated in the graph below.

  • Mew - To unlock Mew, simply unlock every character. You will then have a small chance to find Mew.
  • Celebi - To unlock Celebi, you will have to unlock every stage, as well as the secret modes Sound Test and Score Display. You will have had to unlock every character to accomplish this.

Pokémon Attack Effect
Mew Mew is an unlockable Pokémon, but it doesn't attack. It just floats up out of the screen in a bubble. However, releasing Mew for the first time is recorded in your Data: Special section, gets you closer to earning the Mew trophy, and gives you points to aid you in Bonus Mode.
Celebi Celebi is an unlockable Pokémon, but it doesn't attack. It just floats up out of the screen. However, releasing a Celebi for the first time is recorded in your Data: Special section, gives you the Celebi trophy, and rewards you with 10,000 points to aid you in Bonus Mode.

Pokémon TriviaEdit

  • In Event Match #37: Legendary Pokémon, the Pokéballs, which are the only available item, are rigged to only release Wobbuffet or one of the Legendary Pokémon: Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Lugia, Ho-oh, Raikou, Suicune, Entei, and if unlocked, Mew or Celebi.
  • Ditto was also to appear in this game, but the programmers took him out because it was too glitchy. It would transform into your character and aid you side by side in combat for a while. You can still see it, however, if you use the debug mode, via Action Replay.
  • Chansey, Marill and Cyndaquil can be destroyed (even by the one who released them) by player attacks before completing their own attack.
  • You can get some of the Pokémon to say their Japanese names in different voices by switching the language to Japanese.
  • When an Electrode is released, he can be picked up just as if it were a Bob-bomb and thrown right before he explodes.


Random TrophiesEdit

Random Trophies are Trophies which only appear in the Lottery, in various 1P areas and Gather the Trophies. Some appear only after certain events, such as after completing all three 1P Modes, or getting all characters.

Name First Game
Albatoss Doki Doki Panic Japan Only NES
Alpha Future Release
Andross Star Fox 64 06/97 N64
Annie Custom Robo 2 Japan Only N64
Articuno Pokémon Red and Blue 9/98 Game Boy
Arwing Star Fox 09/03 SNES
Ayumi Tachibana Famicom Detective Club Part II Japan Only SNES
Baby Bowser Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island 10/95 SNES
Baby Mario Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island 10/95 SNES
Ball Kirby Kirby's Adventure 05/93 NES
Balloon Fighter Balloon Fight 06/86 NES
Barrel Donkey Kong 1981 Arcade
Barrel Cannon Donkey Kong Country 11/94 SNES
Bayonette Custom Robo 2 (Japan Only N64
Beam Sword Super Smash Bros. 04/99 N64
Bellossom Pokémon Gold and Silver 10/00 Game Boy Color
Birdo Doki Doki Panic Japan Only NES
Blastoise Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy
Bob-omb Doki Doki Panic Japan Only NES
Boo Super Mario Bros. 3 02/90 NES
Bubbles Clu Clu Land 10/85 NES
Bucket Mario and Wario Japan Only SNES
Bulbasaur Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy
Bullet Bill Super Mario Bros. 10/85 NES
Capsule Super Smash Bros. 04/99 N64
Chansey Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy
Charizard Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy
Chikorita Pokémon Gold and Silver 10/00 Game Boy Color
Chozo Statue Metroid 08/86 NES
Clefairy Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy
Cleffa Pokémon Gold and Silver 10/00 Game Boy Color
Cloaking Device Top Secret
Coin Mario Bros. 1983 Arcade
Crate Super Smash Bros. 04/99 N64
Crobat Pokémon Gold and Silver 10/00 Game Boy Color
Cyndaquil Pokémon Gold and Silver 10/00 Game Boy Color
Daisy Super Mario Land 08/89 Game Boy
Ditto Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy
Dixie Kong Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest 12/95 SNES
Donbe and Hikari Shin Oni Ga Shima Japan Only NES
Dr. Stewart F-Zero 08/91 SNES
Dr. Wright Sim City 08/91 SNES
Ducks Duck Hunt (1085) (NES)
Eevee Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy
Egg Super Mario World 08/91 SNES
Eggplant Man Wrecking Crew 10/85 NES
Electrode Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy
Excitebike Excitebike 10/85 NES
Fan Super Smash Bros. 04/99 N64
Fighter Kirby Kirby Super Star 09/96 SNES
Fire Flower Super Mario Bros. 10/85 NES
Fire Kirby Kirby's Adventure 05/93 NES
Flipper Balloon Fight 10/86' NES
Fountain of Dreams Kirby's Adventure 05/93 NES
Four Giants The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 10/00 N64
Freezie Mario Bros. 1983 Arcade
Nintendo Gamecube GameCube 11/01 Console
Goldeen Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy
Gooey Kirby's Dream Land 2 05/95 Game Boy
Goron The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 11/98N64
Great Fox Star Fox 03/93 SNES
Green Shell Super Mario Bros. 10/85 NES
Hammer Donkey Kong 1981 Arcade
Hate Giant Doshin the Giant Japan Only Game Cube
Heracross Pokémon Gold and Silver 10/00 Game Boy Color
Heririn Kuru Kuru Kururin Japan Only Game Boy Advance
Home-Run Bat Super Smash Bros. 04/99 N64
Ho-oh Pokémon Gold and Silver 10/00 Game Boy Color
Igglybuff Pokémon Gold and Silver 10/00 Game Boy Color
Jeff EarthBound 06/95 SNES
Jody Summer F-Zero X 10/98 N64
Kensuke Kimachi 1080 Snowboarding 04/98 N64
King Dedede Kirby's Dream Land 08/92 Game Boy
King K. Rool Donkey Kong Country 11/92 SNES
Kirby Hat 1 Super Smash Bros. Melee 12/01 Game Cube
Kirby Hat 2 Super Smash Bros. Melee 12/01 Game Cube
Kirby Hat 3 Super Smash Bros. Melee 12/01 Game Cube
Klap Trap Donkey Kong Country 11/92 SNES
Koopa Clown Car Super Mario World 08/91 SNES
Koopa Paratroopa Super Mario Bros. 10/85 NES
Koopa Troopa Super Mario Bros. 10/85 NES
Lakitu Super Mario Bros. 10/85 NES
Like Like The Legend of Zelda 07/87 NES
Love Giant Doshin the Giant Japan Only Game Cube
Lugia Pokémon Gold and Silver 10/00 Game Boy Color
Marill Pokémon Gold and Silver 10/00 Game Boy Color
Maruo Maruhige Card Hero Japan Only SNES
Master Sword The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 11/98 N64
Megavitamins Dr. Mario 10/90 NES
Meta Knight Kirby Super Star 09/96 SNES
Metal Mario Super Mario 64 09/96 Nintendo 64
Metroid Metroid 08/89 NES
Misty Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy
Moltres Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy
Monster 3D Hot Rally Japan Only N64
Moon The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 10/00 N64
Motion-Sensor Bomb Top Secret
Mr. Saturn EarthBound 06/95 SNES
Mute City F-Zero 08/91 SNES
Ocarina of Time The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 11/98 N64
Octorok The Legend of Zelda 07/87 NES
Pak E. Derm Yoshi's Story 03/98 N64
Parasol Kirby's Dream Land 08/92 Game Boy
Party Ball Super Smash Bros. Melee 12/01 Game Cube
Paula EarthBound 06/95 SNES
Peppy Hare Star Fox 03/93 SNES
Pidgit Super Mario Bros. 2 10/88 NES
Pikmin Pikmin 12/01 Game Cube
Pit Kid Icarus 07/87 NES
Plum Mario Golf 07/99 Game Boy Color
Poison Mushroom Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
Poké Ball Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy
Pokémon Stadium Pokémon Stadium 03/00 N64
Polar Bear Ice Climber 10/85 NES
Poliwhirl Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy
Poo EarthBound 06/95 SNES
Porygon2 Pokémon Gold and Silver 10/00 Game Boy Color
Princess Peach's Castle Super Mario 64 09/96 N64
Professor Oak Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy
Raccoon Mario Super Mario Bros. 3 02/90 NES
Racing Kart Super Mario Kart 09/92 SNES
Raikou Pokémon Gold and Silver 10/00 Game Boy Color
Raphael Raven Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island 10/95 SNES
Ray Gun Super Smash Bros. 04/99 N64
Ray Mk II Custom Robo 2 Japan Only N64
ReDead The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 11/98 N64
Red Shell Super Mario Bros. 10/85 NES
Rick Kirby's Dream Land 05/95 Game Boy
Ridley Metroid 08/89 NES
Ryota Hayami Wave Race 64 11/96 N64
Samurai Goroh F-Zero 08/91 SNES
Scizor Pokémon Gold and Silver 10/00 Game Boy Color
Screw Attack Metroid 08/89 NES
Shy Guys Super Mario Bros. 2 10/88 NES
Slippy Toad Star Fox 03/93 SNES
Snorlax Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy
Squirtle Pokémon Red and BLue 09/98 Game Boy
Stanley Donkey Kong 3 06/86 NES
Star Rod Kirby's Adventure 05/93 NES
Starman Super Mario Bros. 10/85 NES
Starman EarthBound 06/95 SNES
Staryu Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy
Steelix Pokémon Gold and Silver]] 10/00 Game Boy Color
Suicune Pokémon Gold and Silver]] 10/00 Game Boy Color
Super Mushroom Super Mario Bros. 10/85 NES
Super Scope Super Scope 09/92 SNES
Tamagon Demon World Japan Only NES
Thwomp Super Mario Bros. 3 02/90 NES
Tingle The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 10/00 N64
Toad Super Mario Bros. 10/85 NES
Togepi Pokémon Gold and Silver 10/00 Game Boy Color
Topi [[Ice Climber] 10/85 NES
Totakeke Future Release
Totodile Pokémon Gold and Silver 10/00 Game Boy Color
Turtle Mario Bros. 1983 Arcade
Vacuum Luigi Luigi's Mansion 11/01 Game Cube
Vegetable Super Mario Bros. 2 10/88 NES
Venusaur Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy
Viruses Dr. Mario 10/90 Game Boy
Waddle Dee Kirby's Dream Land 08/92 Game Boy
Waluigi Mario Tennis 08/00 N64
Warpstar Kirby's Dream Land 08/92 Game Boy
Weezing Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy
Whispy Woods Kirby's Dream Land 08/92 Game Boy
Wobbuffet Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy
Wolfen Star Fox 64 06/97 N64
Zapdos Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy
ZERO-ONE Pokémon Snap 07/99 N64

Character TrophiesEdit

These Trophies are given to you depending on the 1P Mode and character (Bowser in Adventure will give you Bowser (Smash 1)). A Trophy like Zelda's, however, gets you two at once.

Name First Game Acquire
Bowser Super Mario Bros. 10/85 NES Beat Classic Mode with Bowser
Bowser (Smash 1) (B: Fire Breath) (Smash B: Koopa Klaw) Beat Adventure Mode with Bowser
Bowser (Smash 2) (Up B: Whirling Fortress) (Down & B: Bowser Bomb) Beat All-Star Mode with Bowser
Capt. Falcon F-Zero 08/91 SNES Beat Classic Mode with Capt. Falcon
Capt. Falcon (Smash 1) (B: Falcon Punch) (Smash B: Raptor Boost) Beat Adventure Mode with Capt. Falcon
Capt. Falcon (Smash 2) (Up B: Falcon Dive) (Down B: Falcon Kick) Beat All-Star Mode with Capt. Falcon
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong 1981 Arcade Beat Classic Mode with Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong (Smash 1) (B: Giant Punch) (Smash B: Headbutt) Beat Adventure Mode with Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong (Smash 2) (Up B: Spinning Kong) (Down B: Hand Slap) Beat All-Star Mode with Donkey Kong
Dr. Mario Dr. Mario 10/90 NES Beat Classic Mode with Dr. Mario
Dr. Mario (Smash 1) (B: Megavitamins) (Smash B: Super Sheet) Beat Adventure Mode with Dr. Mario
Dr. Mario (Smash 2) (Up B: Super Jump Punch) (Down B: Dr. Tornado) Beat All-Star Mode with Dr. Mario
Falco Lombardi Star Fox 03/93 SNES Beat Classic Mode with Falco Lombardi
Falco Lombardi (Smash 1) (B: Blaster) (Smash B: Falco Phantasm) Beat Adventure Mode with Falco Lombardi
Falco Lombardi (Smash 2) (Up B: Fire Bird) (Down B: Reflector) Beat All-Star Mode with Falco Lombardi
Fox McCloud Star Fox 03/93 SNES Clear Classic Mode with Fox McCloud
Fox McCloud (Smash 1) (B: Blaster) (Smash B: Fox Illusion) Clear Adventure Mode with Fox McCloud
Fox McCloud (Smash 2) (Up B: Fire Fox) (Down B: Reflector) Clear All-Star Mode with Fox McCloud
Ganondorf The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 11/98 N64 Clear Classic Mode with Ganondorf
Ganondorf (Smash 1) (B: Warlock Punch) (Smash B: Gerudo Dragon) Clear Adventure Mode with Ganondorf
Ganondorf (Smash 2) (Up B: Dark Dive) (Down B: Wizard's Foot) Clear All-Star Mode with Ganondorf
Ice Climbers Ice Climber 10/85 NES Clear Classic Mode with Ice Climbers
Ice Climbers (Smash 1) (B: Ice Shot) (Smash B: Squall Hammer) Clear Adventure Mode with Ice Climbers
Ice Climbers (Smash 2) (Up B: Belay) (Down B: Blizzard) Clear All-Star Mode with Ice Climbers
Jigglypuff Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy Clear Classic Mode with Jigglypuff
Jigglypuff (Smash 1) (B: Rollout) (Smash B: Pound) Clear Adventure Mode with Jigglypuff
Jiggly Puff (Smash 2 (Up B: Sing) (Down B: Rest) Clear All-Star Mode with Jigglypuff
Kirby Kirby's Dream Land 08/92 Game Boy Clear Classic Mode with Kirby
Kirby (Smash 1) (B: Swallow) (Smash B: Hammer) Clear Adventure Mode with Kirby
Kirby (Smash 2) (Up B: Final Cutter) (Down B: Stone) Clear All-Star Mode with Kirby
Link The Legend of Zelda 07/87 NES Clear Classic Mode with Link
Link (Smash 1) (B: Bow) (Smash B: Boomerang) Clear Adventure Mode with Link
Link (Smash 2) (Up B: Spin Attack) (Down B: Bomb) Clear All-Star Mode with Link
Luigi Mario Bros. 1983 Arcade Clear Classic Mode with Luigi
Luigi (Smash 1) (B: Fireball) (Smash B: Green Missile) Clear Adventure Mode with Luigi
Luigi (Smash 2) (Up B: Super Jump Punch) (Down B: Luigi Tornado) Clear All-Star Mode with Luigi
Mario Donkey Kong 1981 Arcade Clear Classic Mode with Mario
Mario (Smash 1) (B: Fireball) (Smash B: Cape) Clear Adventure Mode with Mario
Mario (Smash 2) (Up B: Super Jump Punch) (Down B: Mario Tornado) Clear All-Star Mode with Mario
Marth Fire Emblem Japan Only NES Clear Classic Mode with Marth
Marth (Smash 1) (B: Shield Breaker) (Smash B: Dancing Blade) Clear Adventure Mode with Marth
Marth (Smash 2) (Up B: Dolphin Slash) (Down B: Counter) Clear All-Star Mode with Marth
Mewtwo Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy Clear Classic Mode with Mewtwo
Mewtwo (Smash 1) (B: Shadow Ball) (Smash B: Confusion) Clear Adventure Mode with Mewtwo
Mewtwo (Smash 2 (Up B: Teleport) (Down B: Disable) Clear All-Star Mode with Mewtwo
Mr. Game & Watch Game & Watch 1980 Clear Classic Mode with Mr. Game & Watch
Mr. Game & Watch (Smash 1) (B: Chef) (Smash B: Judgment) Clear Adventure Mode with Mr. Game & Watch
Mr. Game & Watch (Smash 2) (Up B: Fire) (Down B: Oil Panic) Clear All_Star Mode with Mr. Game & Watch
Ness EarthBound 06/95 SNES Clear Classic Mode with Ness
Ness (Smash 1) (B: PK Flash) (Smash B: PK Fire) Clear Adventure Mode with Ness
Ness (Smash 2) (Up B: PK Thunder) (Down B: PSI Magnet) Clear All-Star Mode with Ness
Peach Super Mario Bros. 10/85 NES Clear Classic Mode with Peach
Peach (Smash 1) (B: Toad) (Smash B: Peach Bomber) Clear Adventure Mode with Peach
Peach (Smash 2) (Up B: Peach Parasol) (Down B: Vegetable) Clear All-Star Mode with Peach
Pichu Pokémon Gold and Silver 10/00 Game Boy Color Clear Classic Mode with Pichu
Pichu (Smash 1) (B: Thunder Jolt) (Smash B: Skull Bash) Clear Adventure Mode with Pichu
Pichu (Smash 2) (Up B: Agility) (Down B: Thunder) Clear All-Star Mode with Pichu
Pikachu Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy Clear Classic Mode with Pikachu
Pikachu (Smash 1) (B: Thunder Jolt) (Smash B: Skull Bash) Clear Adventure Mode with Pikachu
Pikachu (Smash 2) (Up B: Quick Attack) (Down B: Thunder) Clear All-Star Mode with Pikachu
Roy Fire Emblem Japan Only Game Boy Advance Clear Classic Mode with Roy
Roy (Smash 1) (B: Flare Blade) (Smash B: Double-Edge Blade) Clear Adventure Mode with Roy
Roy (Smash 2) (Up B: Blazer) (Down B: Counter) Clear All-Star Mode with Roy
Samus Aran Metroid 08/89 NES Clear Classic Mode with Samus Aran
Samus Aran (Smash 1) (B: Charge Shot) (Smash B: Missile) Clear Adventure Mode with Samus Aran
Samus Aran (Smash 2) (Up B: Screw Attack) (Down B: Bomb) Clear All-Star Mode with Samus Aran
Sheik The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 11/98 N64 Clear Classic Mode with Zelda/Sheik
Sheik (Smash 1) (B: Needle Storm) (Smash B: Chain) Clear Adventure Mode with Zelda/Sheik
Sheik (Smash 2) (Up B: Vanish) (Down B: Transform) Clear All-Star Mode with Zelda/Sheik
Yoshi Super Mario World 08/91 SNES Clear Classic Mode with Yoshi
Yoshi (Smash 1) (B: Egg Lay) (Smash B: Egg Roll) Clear Adventure Mode with Yoshi
Yoshi (Smash 2) (Up B: Egg Throw) (Down B: Yoshi Bomb) Clear All-Star Mode with Yoshi
Young Link The Legend of Zelda 07/87 NES Clear Classic Mode with Young Link
Young Link (Smash 1) (B: Fire Bow) (Smash B: Boomerang) Clear Adventure Mode with Young Link
Young Link (Smash 2) (Up B: Spin Attack) (Down B: Bomb) Clear All-Star Mode with Young Link
Zelda The Legend of Zelda 07/87 NES Clear Classic Mode with Zelda/Sheik
Zelda (Smash 1) (B: Nayru's Love) (Smash B: Din's Fire) Clear Adventure Mode with Zelda/Sheik
Zelda (Smash 2) (Up B: Farore's Wind) (Down B: Transform) Clear All-Star Mode with Zelda/Sheik

Classic TrophiesEdit

There are specific Trophies for each mode of play in 1P Mode. This mode has less than others, with only two Trophies to speak of.

Name First Game Acquire
Donkey Kong Junior Donkey Kong Jr. 1982 Arcade Complete Classic Mode with all characters
Master Hand Super Smash Bros. Melee 12/01 Game Cube Clear Classic Mode on Hard or Very Hard without Continues

Adventure TrophiesEdit

This mode, while not as limited Trophy-wise as Classic, has only four of them, tied with All-Star. Trophies can be found littered around their various Modes of play.

Name First Game Acquire
Crazy Hand Super Smash Bros. Melee 12/01 Game Cube Clear Adventure on Hard or Very Hard without Continues
F-Zero Racers F-Zero X 10/98 Nintendo 64 Clear Adventure Mode with every character
Giga Bowser Super Smash Bros. Melee 12/01 Game Cube Defeat Giga Bowser on Normal or higher without Continuing
Samus's Starship Metroid II: Return of Samus 11/91 Game Boy Clear Brinstar Escape Sequence

All-Star TrophiesEdit

All-Star Mode is an Arena, where you fight battle after battle, with only three Heart Containers to live off of. Every three matches, a Lottery Trophy will appear behind you. All-Star, as with Adventure, is limited when it comes to unique Trophies.

Name First Game Acquire
Battlefield Super Smash Bros. Melee 12/01 Game Cube Clear All-Star Mode
Meowth Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy Clear All-Star Mode with all Characters
Mew Pokémon Red and Blue 09/98 Game Boy Clear All-Star Mode on Hard or Very Hard
Wario Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins 11/92 Game Boy

Multiplayer TrophiesEdit

Many of Multiplayer's Trophies are acquired through number of Vs. Matches played, as are many characters and stages, with exceptions, such as Tom Nook.

Name First Game Acquire
Falcon Flyer F-Zero 08/91 SNES Unlock Big Blue
Food Super Smash Bros. Melee 12/01 Game Cube Play 1000 Vs. Matches
Heart Container The Legend of Zelda 07/87 NES Play 100 Vs. Matches
Kraid Metroid 08/89 NES Unlock Brinstar Depths
Maxim Tomato Kirby's Dream Land 08/92 Game Boy Play 10 Vs. Matches
Subcon Super Mario Bros. 2 10/88 NES Play 100 Coin Matches
Sudowoodo Pokémon Gold and Silver 10/00 Game Boy Color Unlock Poké Floats
Tom Nook Future Release Get over 1000 Coins (not at once)
UFO EarthBound 06/95 SNES Unlock Fourside

Stadium TrophiesEdit

There are many Trophies to be won in the three modes - Multi-Man Melee, Target Test, and Home-Run Contest, accomplishing difficult tasks to acquire these.

Name First Game Acquire
Female Wire Frame Super Smash Bros. Melee 12/01 Game Cube Defeat 100 Wire Frames in Endless Melee
Fighting Wire Frames Super Smash Bros. Melee 12/01 Game Cube Complete 15 Minute Melee
Lon Lon Milk The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 11/98 N64 Get a total time of less than 25 in Break the Targets
Male Wire Frame Super Smash Bros. Melee 12/01 Game Cube Beat 100 Man Melee in under 04:00
Mr. Resetti Future Release
Paper Mario Paper Mario 02/01 Nintendo 64 Hit Sandbag 1476 ft. in Home Run Contest
Sandbag Super Smash Bros. Melee 12/01 Game Cube Hit Sandbag 984 ft. in Home Run Contest
Sheriff of Koopingham Sheriff of Koopingham 1989 DIC Entertainment Get a total combined time of under 12 and a half minutes in Break the Targets
Target Super Smash Bros. (04/99) Clear Target Test with every character
Unown Pokémon Gold and Silver 10/00 Game Boy Color Get a combined total distance of 16,404 ft. in Home Run Contest

Event Match TrophiesEdit

The only Trophies to be mentioned in this category are few, with all of them acquired through the means of beating a level.

Name First Game Acquire
Entei Pokémon Gold and Silver 10/00 Game Boy Color Clear Event 26
Final Destination Super Smash Bros. Melee 12/01 Game Cube Clear Event 51
Game & Watch Game & Watch 1980 Clear Event 45
Goomba Super Mario Bros. 10/85 NES Clear Event 14
Majora's Mask The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 10/00 N64 Clear Event 47

Other TrophiesEdit

Other Trophies has many applications, with Training Mode, Pikmin's Save File, Character/Stage Unlocking, and others.

Name First Game Acquire
Bunny Hood The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 11/98 N64 Get a combined Combo of 125 in Training Mode
Captain Olimar Pikmin 12/01 Game Cube Have a Pikmin Save File on your Memory Card
Celebi Pokémon Gold and Silver 10/00 Game Boy Color See Celebi from a Pokéball
Diskun Disk System Japan Only Get all 249 Bonuses in the Japan mode.
Kirby Hat 4 Super Smash Bros. Melee 12/01 Game Cube Unlock Mr. Game & Watch
Kirby Hat 5 Super Smash Bros. Melee 12/01 Game Cube Unlock Roy, Pichu, Falco, Dr. Mario and Young Link
Landmaster Tank Star Fox 64 06/97 N64 Get over 1000 total KO's
Lip's Stick Panel de Pon Japan Only SNES Get a combo of 21 with one character
Mach Rider Mach Rider 10/85 NES Get the Speed Demon Bonus
Marin The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening 08/93 Game Boy Get all secret characters and levels
Mario and Yoshi Super Mario World 08/91 SNES Receive from a special Nintendo event (Japan Only)
Metal Box Super Mario 64 09/96 N64 Get a combo of 11 with one character
Samus Unmasked Metroid 08/89 NES Receive from a special Nintendo event (Japan Only)

Trophy MessagesEdit

Here is a list of messages related to Trophies. The last three are not available in the American version outside of the means of the GameShark.

  • You have over 50 trophies!
  • You have over 100 trophies!
  • You have over 150 trophies!
  • You have over 200 trophies!
  • You've collected more than 250 trophies!
  • You have all the trophies!!
  • You have all trophies, including gift trophies!
  • You got the Samus Unmasked trophy! Lucky you!
  • You got the Mario and Yoshi trophy! They're pals again!

Trophy RewardsEdit

Trophies sometimes wield great rewards once they are found. Below are what each of them unlock:

  • Birdo - When you get Birdo from the Lottery or the Grab the Trophies game, upon leaving the Lottery area Classic Mode, a message will announce you've unlocked Subcon.
  • Marin - Upon unlocking Marin's trophy, you will get Sound Test, once you reset the game or go to the Start Game part of the game and return.


Classic is divided up into several fights.

Difficulties listed from 1-10

Fights 1, 3, and 5: Vs. a single opponent

Very Easy: 1
Easy: 2
Normal: 4
Hard: 6
Very Hard: 8

Fight 2: Two-on two battle

Very Easy: 0
Easy: 1
Normal: 4
Hard: 8
Very Hard: 10

Fight 4: Three vs. one giant

Very Easy: Sit back and laugh
Easy: 0
Normal: 2
Hard: 5
Very Hard: 9

Fight 6: Vs. a weak team of one character

Very Easy: 0
Easy: 1
Normal: 4
Hard: 8
Very Hard: 10+

Fight 7: Vs. a metal charachter

Very Easy: Comical
Easy: 0
Normal: 3
Hard: 6
Very Hard: 10

Fight 8: Vs. Master Hand and possibly Crazy Hand.

Very Easy: 2
Easy: 3
Normal: 4
Hard: 5
Very Hard: 7

With Crazy Hand
Normal: 7
Hard: 9
Very Hard: 10+

Fights 1, 3, and 5 progress linearly from Very Easy through Very Hard, fight 2 progresses at a steeper rate, there's a huge gap between Normal and Hard in the giant fight (in Very Easy, the giant fight is funny to watch), there's also a huge gap between hard and very hard in the team fight, and the metal charachter becomes progressively harder (in Very Easy, the metal charachter is funny to battle against beacause they're easier than a normal charachter). Master Hand's difficulty depends on the level you're playing, obviously. Ironically, on Very Hard, although Master Hand is most difficult, if you're not fighting Crazy Hand, it's the easiest battle of the bunch.

Very Easy: 150 HP, weak attacks
Easy: 250 HP, weak attacks
Normal: 300 HP, average attacks
Hard: 330 HP, strong attacks
Very Hard: 360 HP, very strong attacks plus high attack rate



The difficulty of each is ranked out of 10 with 1 being the easiest and 10 the hardest.

Mushroom Kingdom AdventureEdit

Mushroom Kingdom: Defeat Goombas, Koopas, and a Yoshi team along the way. All the enemies are light, so should fly far. If your time ends in a 2, the next battle will be against Luigi and Peach and not Mario and Peach.

Very Easy: 1
Easy: 1
Normal: 2
Hard: 5
Very Hard: 8

Peach's Castle: Fight a team of Mario and Peach (or Luigi and Peach). The people who designed this stage were butts because they seem to complement each other and follow each other, with Peach usually opening the attack, and with such a difficult stage being so early in the game, it can be VERY discouraging to play, causing a fear that one will need to pay a continue fee near the end, even on Normal mode. Luigi is a better fighter, but has a higher tendancy to suicide with his Green Missile. Your best bet is to spam them with a clearout move.

Mario battle

Very Easy: 1
Easy: 3
Normal: 5
Hard: 7
Very Hard: 9

Luigi battle

Very Easy: 1
Easy: 4
Normal: 6
Hard: 7
Very Hard: 8

Kongo Jungle D.K. RapEdit

Kongo Jungle: You start the stage having to fight two tiny Donkey Kongs. Fortunately, their small size is not a big impediment to your success (as in the Event Match Lord of the Jungle), and they fly far when you hit them, so this battle isn't very difficult.

Very Easy: 1
Easy: 2
Normal: 3
Hard: 6
Very Hard: 9

Jungle Japes: In this match, you fight a giant Donkey Kong. He's easier than he looks-get in close and keep pounding him. Sometimes, he will go under the boards and get KO'ed by a Klap Trap.

Very Easy: 1
Easy: 3
Normal: 5
Hard: 7
Very Hard: 8

Underground Maze/LakeEdit

Underground Maze: Defeat Redeads, Octorocks, Like-Likes and up to 5 Links.

Very Easy: 1
Easy: 2
Normal: 5
Hard: 7
Very Hard: 8

Hyrule Temple: Fight Zelda, on easier diffiuclties she's a pushover, but on higher difficulties she seems to have perfect aim all the time, so shield often.

Very Easy: 1
Easy: 2
Normal: 5
Hard: 8
Very Hard: 10

Brinstar WARNINGEdit

Brinstar: Fight Samus. It shouldn't be too hard except in higher difficulties.

Very Easy: 1
Easy: 3
Normal: 5
Hard: 9
Very Hard: 10

Escape: Escape Brinstar in 40 seconds.

All difficulties: 4

Green Greens Kirby HatEdit

Kirby: This is a regular battle against Kirby. He isn't very hard.

Very Easy: 1
Easy: 2
Normal: 3
Hard: 5
Very Hard: 8

Kirby Team: Each Kirby has a unique copied ability. They are much weaker than the first Kirby, but stay alert because the damage adds up!

Very Easy: 1
Easy: 1
Normal: 3
Hard: 7
Very Hard: 10

Giant Kirby (special conditions): Giant Kirby fights like regular Kirby. Beat him the same way.

Very Easy: 2
Easy: 5
Normal: 7
Hard: 9
Very Hard: 10

Corneria RaceEdit

Fox 1: This battle is a regular battle against Fox at Corneria, except that there are no Arwings. Fox is fast, but he can't take much punishment, so try to stay on the offensive for this one.

Very Easy: 1
Easy: 3
Normal: 5
Hard: 7
Very Hard: 9

Fox 2: In this battle, there are Arwings to help Fox/Falco win. This battle is usually easier than the first one because Fox/Falco can be KO'ed by the Arwings. Staying away from the lasers is more important than defending yourself from Fox/Falco in this battle.

Very Easy: 1
Easy: 2
Normal: 4
Hard: 8
Very Hard: 10

Pokémon Stadium BattleEdit

This is a very difficult battle because you have to KO twelve Pokémon with no breaks in between. Many Poké Balls appear, however, and if you can get to them before your foes, the prizes inside should help you a great deal. However, on Very Easy this should be as easy as the Team Yoshi and Team Kirby battles, but on higher difficulties, you'll probably need a continue here.

Very Easy: 1
Easy: 3
Normal: 6
Hard: 8
Very Hard: 10

F-ZERO Grand Prix RaceEdit

F-Zero Grand Prix: Avoid the cars and jump over all the ditches without getting hit. Land on every third or so platform.

All difficulties: 5

Mute City: Fight Captain Falcon, just don't leave yourself open and you should be fine. What makes him a pain is that he's very fast and a heavyweight at the same time. Luckily his attacks are slow.

Very Easy: 2
Easy: 4
Normal: 6
Hard: 8
Very Hard: 10

Onett BattleEdit

Fight three Nesses. On the easier difficulties they fly far and are weak, but on the harder difficulties it's a standard 3 on 1 battle. On Very Hard you may need to use more than one continue!

Very Easy: 1
Easy: 2
Normal: 5
Hard: 8
Very Hard: 10+

Icicle Mountain AdventureEdit

Play through the Icicle Mountain stage and then fight two teams of Ice Climbers.

Very Easy: 1
Easy: 3
Normal: 4
Hard: 6
Very Hard: 8

Battlefield MetalEdit

Giant Wire Frames: These wire frames are huge, but they fly very far when you hit them, and their attacks aren't that powerful. The low gravity makes this battle even easier. A nice break from the tough battles you've faced before.

Very Easy: 1
Easy: 1
Normal: 1
Hard: 3
Very Hard: 7

Metal Mario Bros: Metal Mario appears in this battle, and so does Metal Luigi if Luigi has been unlocked. Although they can take a great deal of damage, they are slow, and they fall very quickly if you knock them off.

Very Easy: 1
Easy: 2
Normal: 5
Hard: 9
Very Hard: 10

Final Destination BowserEdit

Bowser: In this level, you must KO a slightly-larger-than-normal Bowser. He has a little more endurance and power than the regular version, but his speed hasn't improved at all. Use the same tactics that you use against the regular Bowser.

Very Easy: 1
Easy: 3
Normal: 4
Hard: 7
Very Hard: 10

Giga Bowser (special conditions): If you beat Bowser on Normal or harder within a certain time limit (measured over your entire adventure), you have to fight Giga Bowser, who has more endurance and can deal more pain than the one you just sent flying. Be prepared for a very difficult battle.

Normal: 6
Hard: 8
Very Hard: 10+

Hard ModeEdit

In order to get the Crazy Hand trophy, you must beat Adventure in Hard or Very Hard mode without using continues. Doing it hard mode classifies you as a gluton for punishment, so stay away from very hard unless you want the undeniable bragging rights. Several easy methods will make the conquest significantly easier. First and foremost, DELETE EXTRA CHARACTER DATA! This helps you most at Battlefield, where you will now only need to fight Metal Mario instead of the Metal Bros., but also spares you from fighting Pichu at Pokèmon Stadium (you may want to re-unlock Jigglypuff if you feel it will make that battle easier. I didn't) PLEASE NOTE! After doing this, I am having trouble re-unlocking Mewtwo. Maybe you should wait resorting to this until I research this more. Secondly, stall as long as possible (five or so seconds left on clock) at Mushroom Kingdom, Underground Maze, Escape from Zebes, and Mute City (Wait on the last platform). By doing this, you are sparing yourself from fighting Giga Bowser. It is hopeless if you fight Giga Bowser. Other from this, make sure you know what you're doing, be conservative with the damage you take, don't take too many risks, and keep a bottle of asprin ready. It may help to go through the whole thing with continues to familiarize yourself with the battles.

All Star

All-Star mode is unlocked when you have unlocked all the characters in the game. In All-Star mode, you will only have one life to face all the characters in the game. You will have a break in between fights to heal, but you can only heal three times. This mode is very challenging on Normal, Hard, and Very Hard, and you may need continues. You start out going one on one (in the first four fights), then one on two (your next four), then one on three (four more). At the end, you will face a army of Mr. Game and Watches. Trophies will sometimes appear between matches.


Target TestEdit

This is the same as the target test in the Adventure Mode. The stages are designed for each character.

Home-Run ContestEdit

Using the bat provided, you have 10 secounds to hit the sandbag as far right as possable. As with the main game, the more damage the sandbag has when it is hit the further it will travel.

Multi-Man MeleeEdit

10-Man MeleeEdit

Real easy stuff. You should have no problem beating this, however, getting a good time (under 10 seconds) on this is challenging for some charachters.

100-Man MeleeEdit

100 kills may not sound that hard of these wimpy wireframes, but the weak punches will add up, and you may have over 200% damage when you finish this. Use your best charachter and try not to let them attack you or even get near you.

3 Minute MeleeEdit

See how many wireframes you can KO in 3 minutes. This is tougher than it sounds, however, because they start to wear you down after 2 minutes. Your best bet would be to avoid the two semi-pacifist wireframes in the beginning for about a minute, and then start slashing away at them. Or if you're good with your charachter, try to KO as many as possible.

15 Minute MeleeEdit

You must survive the wireframes for 15 minutes. Using either Jigglypuff or Kirby's ability to jump 5 times in a row it is possible to jump from one side of the stage to the other without being attacked. Or, you can do it the easy way, using DK's Down+B move where he slaps the ground, it KOs the wireframes instnantly. If you get hit, move to the other side and continue. You should beat this without getting over 100% damage.

Endless MeleeEdit

This is the most fun of the melee events because there is no set task to accomplish except beat your old score. KO as many of the wimpy wireframes as you can either by traditional means, or the cheap DK handslap method. You can score over 500 KOs easily with DK using this method.

Cruel MeleeEdit

The wireframes have been set to level 9 and aren't as light before (but still about as light as Mr. Game and Watch), and they seem to have bought a bunch of Judgement hammers at discount because sometimes one single attack from them can KO you at 0% damage, while they require being over 50% damage to KO normally. Your best bet is Roy with his Up+B Blazer move. After a few tries scoring KOs of 5 or more should be no problem. If you get really good, you can continue playing this infinately. It's like endless melee set to insane difficulty.

Event Match


01. Trouble KingEdit

Character: Mario

Description: Very easy event match. You fight against a Level 2 CPU Bowser with a handicap of 5. It's quite possible to beat this without Bowser even getting in one punch. You have two lives, and so does Bowser, but it wouldn't make a bit of difference if you only had one life.

Difficulty: Nonexistent

02. Lord of the JungleEdit

Character: Donkey Kong

Description: Another very easy event match, you're Giant DK, and you're pitted against a Level 3 CPU Mini DK with a handicap of 7 (but it seems even more of a handicap because you're so big and he's so small). Sounds easy, right? Well, that's because it is. It's a bit tougher than Event 1 because you have less room to move around, but Mini DK shouldn't be a problem at all, in fact, like Event Match 1, you should have no problem taking out Mini DK twice without losing a single life. Like Event 1, even someone who's never played Melee before should beat this with ease.

Difficulty: Nonexistent

03. Bomb-festEdit

Character: Select

Description: This can actually be somewhat challenging, just avoid Link and Samus and watch them blow each other to bits. Still, nothing compared to the event matches that lie ahead.

Difficulty: 4

04. Dino-wranglingEdit

Character: Select

Description: You have three lives, and Giant Yoshi has one. However, fighting a Giant Level 4 CPU Yoshi shouldn't be that tough, in fact you should be racking up his damage faster than he does yours, you probably KO him without losing a single life. Plus, Giant Yoshi is clumsy enough to sometimes loose a life on accident, sometimes as soon as the match begins or anytime during. Pretty easy match.

Difficulty: 1

05. Spare ChangeEdit

Character: Ness

Description: If you're not familiar with Grab The Coin mode, what you have to do is hit your opponent to cause coins to appear, if you're hit and recover fast enough, you can get the coins that came from you as well. Shouldn't be too tough as long as you know the basics of Ness. No need to master his PK Hammer and PK Cross moves, although they would help in this easy match.

Difficulty: 1

06. Kirbys on ParadeEdit

Character: Select

Description: Like events 1 and 2, the only challenge these offer is trying to beat your best time. Each Mini Kirby has two lives, while you have one. Still these Mini Kirbies are set to Level 1 CPU with a handicap of 5. The Kirbies are actually afraid of you, and only the pink ones will use weak defensive attacks. You should have no problem beating this.

Difficulty: Nonexistent

07. Pokémon BattleEdit

Character: Select

Description: Can be very easy or very hard, use a fast character. You and Pikachu don't attack each other, instead you use Pokeballs. Because of the randomness caused by the Pokeball mechanic, this level can be more of an exercise in frustration than anything. Grab more Pokeballs than Pikachu and you're gold.

Difficulty: 3

08. Hot Date on BrinstarEdit

Character: Select

Description: You have 116% Damage at the start, Samus has 130%. Everyone has three lives. Use a heavy character and attack Samus with everything you have. Or use Mr. Game and Watch if you feel lucky and hope for three Judgment 9's or use Oil Panic. Should be pretty easy.

Difficulty: 2

09. Hide 'n' SheikEdit

Character: Select

Description: Only Sheik KOs count. Just beat the snot out of the Level 2 CPU Zeldas, wait for the change, and KO them as Sheik. Not too hard.

Difficulty: 3

10. All-Star Match 1Edit

Character: Select

Description: You have two lives to beat Level 2 CPU Mario, DK, Bowser, Yoshi, and Peach. There's a good chance you'll complete this without losing a life.

Difficulty: 2

11. King of the MountainEdit

Character: Select

Description: Survive being stuck with two sets of Level 4 CPU Ice Climbers with infinite lives for 1 minute. Use a heavy, but agile character like DK, Ganondorf, or Captain Falcon.

Difficulty: 4

12. Seconds, Anyone?Edit

Character: Select

Description: Both you and Captain Falcon start out at 100% damage; you have 7 seconds to KO C. Falcon. Sounds tough? Not really if you use DK, Captain Falcon, or Ganondorf. Jigglypuff gets you the best time if you use Rest. Or you can use Mr. Game and Watch and HOPE for a Judgement 9. Kind of fun once you get the hang of it.

Difficulty: 1

13. Yoshi's EggEdit

Character: Yoshi

Description: Protect Yoshi's egg for 55 seconds. You have an infinite amount of lives (and so do your opponents) but if the egg breaks, you lose. Just evade and don't focus too much on fighting.

Difficulty: 3

14. Trophy Tussle 1Edit

Character: Select

Description: You're pitted against 3 random Level 3 CPU characters on top of a Goomba. You can actually climb all the way to the bottom of the Goomba without falling off.

Difficulty: 3

15. Girl PowerEdit

Character: Select

Description: Even though your character is a mini-version of itself while the girl characters are normal sized, this should be another easy event match. Samus is set to Level 4 CPU while Zelda and Peach are set to Level 3. Everyone has two lives.

Difficulty: 3

16. Kirby's Air-raidEdit

Character: Kirby

Description: You have 36 seconds to KO a bunch of walking Kirby drones with warp stars. Not as easy as it sounds, but hardly maddening.

Difficulty: 3

17. Bounty HuntersEdit

Character: Samus

Description: It's like in Very Easy mode of Classic where your teammate is set to a very competent level of skill while your enemy is set to an easy difficulty. The challenge here isn't KOing Bowser, but getting Falcon to suicide to make it easier. Or, you can just smash at Bowser and hope that Falcon doesn't intervene.

Difficulty: 6

18. Link's AdventureEdit

Character: Link

Description: You're Link up against a Level 6 CPU Dark Link. Level 6 CPU opponents are more aggressive than the ones you've faced thus far, but you should have no problem bullying them into a KO. No need for evasive dodge techniques yet. Just dodge, shield, attack, grab, like you would a lower level opponent, however, you may end up losing a life to Dark Link. Dark Link's moves are identical to your own.

Difficulty: 4

19. Peach's PerilEdit

Character: Mario

Description: It's tough to keep yourself AND Peach from getting KO'ed by a Level 7 CPU Bowser. Mostly he goes after Peach, who is set to walk mode like in training mode, so if you work up his damage, it should be easier to keep him away from Peach without getting yourself KO'ed.

Difficulty: 8

20. All-Star Match 2Edit

Character: Select

Description: You're up against five Level 4 CPU opponents from the "realistic" series. Those are Samus, Captain Falcon, Link, Zelda, and Fox. Use your best character.

Difficulty: 4

21. Ice BreakerEdit

Character: Select

Description: Both sets of Ice Climbers are set to jump. You must KO both Nanas, if one Popo is KOed, you lose the match. Jigglypuff is strongly recomended for this, just toss Nana into the air, and rest her. Using any other character makes this insanely difficult.

Difficulty: 6

22. Super Mario 128Edit

Character: Select

Description: KO 128 tiny Level 1 CPU Marios with a Handicap of 1 that couldn't KO you if their life depended on it. It's like a very easy version of the 100-man melee.

Difficulty: 1

23. Slippy's InventionEdit

Character: Select

Description: Fight a Level 7 Fox and Falco on top of the Great Fox in the Venom arena, who both have a permanent cloaking device. You all have two lives. Because you can't see them easily, it's tough to doge them and easy for them to dodge you. It's a combination of frustration and insane difficulty. This is one you probably won't play again.

Difficulty: 8

24. The Yoshi HerdEdit

Character: Select

Description: Defeat 30 Yoshis, with the final one being a giant Yoshi. All Yoshis are set to Level 1 CPU with a Handicap of 2. Shouldn't be too hard.

Difficulty: 3

25. GargantuansEdit

Character: Bowser

Description: You have one life, DK has two. Both of you have a permanent super mushroom. You're heavier, Giant DK is clumsy, and as long as you're not clumsy yourself you should have an easy time with this match. You can be at over 400% damage and Giant DK still won't be able to send you flying very far.

Difficulty: 1

26. Trophy Tussle 2Edit

Character: Select

Description: Fight 3 random Level 5 CPU opponents on top of an Entei. The difficulty heavily depends on your competence with the character you select. Usually one will stay by himself up at the top, and then becomes easy prey for you once you defeat the other two.

Difficulty: 7

27. Cold ArmorEdit

Character: Samus

Description: You must fight 3 metal Level 5 Samuses on the Brinstar Depths arena. Your best bet is to try to get them to suicide or meteor smash them into oblivion, since metal opponents have a tough time recovering from a meteor attack.

Difficulty: 6

28. Puffballs Unite!Edit

Character: Select

Description: Defeat 14 Level 3 Kirbies with copied abilities. Not too hard. It's sort of like the Team Kirby event in Adventure.

Difficulty: 3

29. Triforce GatheringEdit

Character: Link

Description: You must defeat Level 7 Ganondorf with Zelda as an ally who has 2 lives without yourself or Zelda getting KO'ed once. After you defeat Ganondorf, he challenges you to become a playable character.

Difficulty: 8

30. All-Star Match 3Edit

Character: Select

Description: Fight against a Level 5 CPU Kirby, Pikachu, Ness, and Ice Climbers, all are lightweight so they should be sent flying fairly easy.

Difficulty: 4

31. Mario Bros. MadnessEdit

Character: Select

Description: Score more KO's than the Level 6 CPU Mario Bros. You have an advantage in that if both suicide they lose 2 points, and if you do you lose 1, plus Luigi tends to suicide because he never uses his third jump, and only uses his green missile to get back on stage.

Difficulty: 5

32. Target AcquiredEdit

Character: Falco

Description: KO Jigglypuff more than the arwings do. Not a very easy match, but not insanely difficult either. More a humorous themed match than anything.

Difficulty: 6

33. Lethal MarathonEdit

Character: Captain Falcon

Description: You must run through the F-Zero Grand Prix level of Adventure mode in 45 seconds at 2x speed. Plus the cars are stronger than usual. It's very easy to mess up here and get KO'ed or suicide. Timing is everything.

Difficulty: 8

34. Seven YearsEdit

Character: Young Link

Description: You must defeat Level 8 CPU Link as Young Link. Each have 3 lives. Your best bet is to be a defensive player with Young Link. Attack from a distance, beat the snot out of Link if he comes close (or at least try) then run away and repeat before he knows what hit him. Eventually Link should be racking up the damage and you'll score a KO.

Difficulty: 9

35. Time For a CheckupEdit

Character: Luigi

Description: As Luigi you must fight Dr. Mario and Nurse Peach (Peach in the white dress costume), who are both set to Level 7 CPU. The humorous theme of the match may distract you from completing this actually somewhat difficult match. Focus on KOing Dr. Mario then move on to KO peach Peach.

Difficulty: 8

36. Space TravelersEdit

Character: Ness

Description: Ness will have to beat Samus, Kirby, Fox, and Captain Falcon. After beating them, you will have to contend with Falco. He will keep using his fire attack and try to push Ness off. All you have to do is keep up the pressure, and eventually he will go down.

Difficulty: 27

37. Legendary PokemonEdit

Character: Select

Description: Defeat Jigglypuff and 4 wireframes using Pokeballs. Only Pokeballs will appear and everytime one does, Jigglypuff will move to grab it. Only legendary Pokemon (Entei, Suicune, Raikou, Lugia, Ho-oh, Zapdos, Moltres and Articuno) will appear. But everytime a Pokeball is opened, there is a 50% chance that Wobbuffet will appear. Also, only the wireframes will attack you, not Jigglypuff.

Difficulty: 4

38. Super Mario Bros. 2Edit

Character: Select

Description: You're up against Luigi, Mario, and Peach in the Subcon stage. All are set to Level 7 CPU, making this a difficult 3 on 1 match. Focus on getting them to suicide. Luigi has a high chance of using his green missile to send himself into oblivion at some point.

Difficulty: 8

39. Jigglypuff Live!Edit

Character: Jigglypuff

Description: Looks challenging until you realize that you just need to throw the other Jigglypuffs into the air to win this match. They'll fly so high they're star KO'ed. You may complete this without losing a single life.

Difficulty: 1

40. All-Star Match 4Edit

Character: Select

Description: Fight a Level 7 Marth, Luigi, Jigglypuff, Mewtwo, and a Level 8 Mr. Game and Watch with 2 lives. This is actually quite tough, especially at the end, but easier than Event 36.

Difficulty: 8

41. En Garde!Edit

Character: Marth

Description: You must defeat a Level 9 CPU Link as Marth. Link is very aggressive, but Marth's sword reach is longer, it's best to attempt to defeat Link in the caves below.

Difficulty: 8

42. Trouble King 2Edit

Character: Luigi

Description: As normal sized Luigi, you must defeat a Level 8 CPU Bowser with a permanent super mushroom in Poke Floats. Plus it seems that you're set to a handicap of 5. The best way to KO him twice is to knock him off of the Squirtle arm while staying put. Not as tough as it seems.

Difficulty: 6

43. Birds of PreyEdit

Character: Fox

Description: You're pitted against a Level 8 Falco and Captain Falcon in the ever-moving Big Blue arena. Your best bet is hoping for them to suicide since they outclass you in all areas except speed.

Difficulty: 9

44. Mewtwo Strikes!Edit

Character: Select

Description: At first it'll look like you're battling Zelda, but then after a few seconds, Mewtwo will appear. Don't KO Zelda or you'll lose the match. Sometimes Mewtwo will stupidly walk off of the left side of the arena and suicide.

Difficulty: 8

45. Game and Watch Forever!Edit

Character: Mr. Game and Watch

Description: With 3 lives, you must defeat 25 Level 7 CPU Mr. Game and Watches, but a single smash attack from either side will KO you or your opponent. Use this to your advantage and smash them into oblivion as soon as they appear.

Difficulty: 5

46. Fire Emblem PrideEdit

Character: Select

Description: Defeat both Marth and Roy who are set to Level 8 CPU. This actually is annoyingly tough. The best strategy is to attack with projectiles or aerially.

Difficulty: 9

47. Trophy Tussle 3Edit

Character: Select

Description: Fight 3 random Level 9 CPU characters on top of Majora's Mask. Unlike previous matches, friendly fire is turned OFF here, meaning it's a true 3 on 1 match.

Difficulty: 10

48. Pikachu and PichuEdit

Character: Select

Description: Defeat two Level 8 Pichus with a Pikachu protecting it. Ignore the Pikachu, since it has infinite lives. Just KO both Pichus. Use a heavy, but fast character or your best character.

Difficulty: 5

49. All-Star Match DeluxeEdit

Character: Select

Description: Fight Level 8 Dr. Mario, Falco, Roy, Young Link, Pichu, and Ganondorf using two lives. Not exactly easy since not only is it the toughest match but also the longest All-Star match. I would advise to use C. Falcon for this match. He has powerful attacks that can send enemies flying. Also, he is somwhat quick, which means he can escape attacks easily. I beat this mode with C. Falcon and did not even lose one life (189% damage). When you get to Ganondorf, get him up in the air and constantly use his fire punch. Then charge up "Falcon Punch" and that should send him flying. With Falco, use the Up + B attack, it gets damage quickly. Also, immediatly charge up your B attack (he usually runs into it) and also *avoid* his attcks. They can be very powerful and he does very many in a row. You also have to have the motive to kick that bastard bird ass of his. When you start (facing Dr. Mario), move back a little bit and stay there. Wait untill he gets to the top of the bricks and start charging your B attack. That will give you an immediate advantage. Also, try and get him to the side and throw him off. Roy is the easiest opponent. Just move up a little bit and constantly do the B attack. Within 3 hits, he will die.

Difficulty: 9+

50. Final Destination MatchEdit

Character: Select

Description: Fight Master Hand and Crazy Hand at 300 HP who are set to Very Hard Mode difficulty with one life. The people who designed this level were sadistic in doing so. However this is not the toughest Event Match, but it will take awhile to beat. It's the easiest to play with captain falcon: he's quick, so you can evade a lot of the hand's attacks. You just have to try a few times, so you can "predict" the attack a hand is going to do. Captain falcon also has a lot of attack power, so no matter how you hit the hand it allways does a lot of damage, just try to hit is as much and fast as possible. First, focus on the "master" hand (the right one), once he's down it should be a piece of cake. Alternatively, use Yoshi's aerial Down+A or Pikachu's thunder to rack up damage with little effort.

Difficulty: 10

51. The ShowdownEdit

Character: Select

Description: Fight a downright ruthless Level 9 Giga Bowser, and a Level 9 Ganondorf and Mewtwo. A good character for this would be pikachu. Using your lightning attck, take out Giga Bowser first (he is the easiest), and then work on Mewtwo and Ganondorf. Keep in mind pikachu's light weight could send him flying. Watch out for powerful attacks because Giga Bowser covers up Mewtwo and Ganondorf.

Difficulty: 10+

STRATEGY (by Royalgriffin)Edit

1. Trouble KingEdit

Character/s to use: Mario

Start in center. Don't move. Bowser will drop right next to you. Grab him and use your turn around spinning grab (the one throwing him off the egde behind you). Use your sideways smash to keep him off until he dies. When he comes back the second time. Modify it a little bit, but keep the same general idea.

2. Lord of the JungleEdit

Character/s to use: DK

Several of your moves will not work on this tiny ape that you are facing. Use your -> or <- smash to hit him. All in all, extremely easy.

3. Bomb-festEdit

Character/s to use: Kirby

You start out on the left side of the castle. Suck Samus up and run off the edge. Just drop. She will fall out and give you the chance to puff back up. Link will jump down to attack you. Repeat the same thing. I beat it in 10 seconds.

4. Dino-WranglingEdit

Character/s to use: Kirby

Do your "suck up and fall off" strategy to kill him in a very short time

5. Spare ChangeEdit

Character/s to use: Ness

Another easy event match. Take ness and jump down under the little roof overhang in the center of the arena. make sure you are right up against the edge. Whenever CF comes, just use your -> smash to (baseball bat) him out. Run out and get the coins and retreat. When a car is just about to come, hop up ONTO the overhang. When the car passes, get pack under it.

6. Kirbys on ParadeEdit

Character/s to Use: Link or Young Link

A very easy event match. Continually use B+up while on the ground to spin around and hit them off. YOu may need to occasionally use your -> or <- smash moves.

7. Pokemon BattleEdit

No help here. Just grab a fast character and make sure that pikachu doesnt get any pokeballs.

8. Hot Date on BrinstarEdit

Character/s to Use: Jigglypuff

Use your B+down rest on Samus and it will automatically hit her out. Make sure you know how to do the smash with Jigglypuff's B+down

9. Hide N' ShiekEdit

Character/s to Use: Mr. Game and Watch

Just fight until one of them changes to shiek. Go down to the bottom left platform, and use your grab to bounce them off the ceiling. It will kill even at 0 damage.

10. All-Star Match 1Edit

Character/s to Use:



Many results of Debug Mode cause unexpected results, some of them are simply changing to code, but others involve characters and stages:

  • Trying to use Master Hand, Crazy Hand, Giga Bowser, Female Wire Frame, Male Wire Frame, or Sandbag will result in the game crashing (This is avoided with another hack that registers all characters as Mario, but they still work like they originally did).
  • Sandbag the game to freeze when he tries to do anything other than move and single jump (not double jump).
  • Mushroom Kingdom Adventure and Underground Maze freeze when the area with the Yoshis or Link is entered.
  • Destroying all ten targets in a target test will cause the game to end.
  • Touching the Triforce in the Underground Maze will cause the game to end.
  • Reaching the Teleporter in the Escape Shaft will cause the game to end.
  • Touching any door in the Race to the Finish will cause the game to end.
  • Goomba, Majora's Mask, and Entei cannot be played on in Debug Mode (other hacks do allow this, though).
  • The game will freeze when a trophy falls in the Trophy Collector Stage.
  • Entering AKANEIA, 10-2, IceTop, or Dummy will automatically cause the game to freeze.
  • Choosing NONE as a character will cause the game to freeze.
  • Going to the end of the Home-Run Stadium will be so far away that the magnifying glass for any character who is standing on the starting platform will move to the other side.
  • Touching the Finish Line on the F-Zero Raceway will cause the game to end.
  • The background for Test Stage is a blurred picture of the inside of a bar (this is easily the most confusing part of SSBM).Example.jpg