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An Assist Trophy is an item that, when grabbed, summons a character out of various origins to temporarily aid the holder. Assist Trophies function nearly identical to Poké Balls, however, no Pokémon come out of them, and once an Assist Trophy is grabbed, it is automatically activated only if the holder is standing on the ground without any lag of any kind. Some Assist Trophies must be unlocked in order to be used, such as Isaac from Golden Sun. Unlike the Poké Ball, Assist Trophies can be eaten. Some Assist Trophies can be KO'd by damaging them and gain points.

Originally, only one Assist Trophy can be used at any given time. The next Assist Trophy will not appear until the data for the character it will release is fully loaded.

This appears to not be the case in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Multiple assist trophies can be active at the same time, creating unique combinations. Some assist trophies will attack enemy assist trophies in addition to the other fighters. Some show up unexpectedly as guest appearance.

List of Assist Trophies

This is a list of the every Assist Trophy in the Super Smash Bros. series. Shaded cells denote unlockable Trophies in Brawl.

Note that Ultimate list still in development as long they are being officialy confirmed.

Starter Unlockable
Trophy Universe Debut Description KO'd[1] SSBB Icon SSB4 Icon SSBU Icon
Alucard
AlucardSSBU
Castlevania
CastlevaniaSymbol
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
(NES)
Alucard slashes at players several times and transforms into a bat to attack. He can also dodge if tried to attack him, making him tricky to KO him. CheckmarkY X markN X markN CheckmarkY
Andross
AndrossSSBU
Star Fox
StarFoxSymbol
Star Fox
(SNES)
Andross appears in the background and shoots tiles at the players. X markN CheckmarkY CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Arcade Bunny
BunnySSBU
Super Smash Bros.
SmashBrosSymbol
Nintendo Badge Arcade
(3DS)
Summons a claw above the stage that grabs any enemies, pull them up, and drop them. The number on the claw shows the number of tries before it disappears. X markN X markN X markN CheckmarkY
Ashley
AshleyTrophyWiiU
Wario
WarioSymbol
WarioWare Touched!
(DS)
Ashley possesses a purple cloud that will make anyone in the dark zone take damage and possibly end up buried in the ground. Players also disappear for a few seconds within the cloud. If someone eats food in the dark zone, they will receive damage. X markN X markN CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Barbara
BarbaraBrawl
Super Smash Bros.
SmashBrosSymbol
Daigasso! Band Brothers
(DS)
Barbara strums on her guitar creating damaging soundwaves, similar to Konga Beat, but with less range and duration.

Unlock in Brawl: Obtain twenty five Songs.

Indeterminate? CheckmarkY X markN Indeterminate?
Bomberman
BombermanSSBU
Super Smash Bros.
SmashBrosSymbol
Bomberman
(NES)
Bomberman appears and places his bombs on the ground to explode in four directions. CheckmarkY X markN X markN CheckmarkY
Burrowing Snagret
SnagretSSBU
Pikmin
PikminSymbol
Pikmin
(GameCube)
Burrowing Snagret pops up from the ground and pecks at the enemies when they are near it. Indeterminate? X markN X markN CheckmarkY
Chain Chomp
ChainChompTrophyWiiU
Mario
MarioSymbol
Super Mario Bros. 3
(NES)
Chain Chomp can try to reach to the opponent quickly to attack them. Indeterminate? X markN CheckmarkY Indeterminate?
Chef Kawasaki
ChefSSBU
Kirby
KirbySymbol
Kirby Super Star
(SNES)
Chef Kawasaki pulls fighters with his ladle and then cooks them in a pot, damaging them, then splashes them out, leaving some food. Indeterminate? X markN X markN CheckmarkY
Color TV-Game 15
ColorTVGame15TrophyWiiU
Color TV Game
SpecialStagesSymbol
PONG
(Color TV-Game 15)
2 paddles from the video game "Pong" appear on the edges of the screen, hitting a ball back and forth that can injure players. The paddles can also damage players on contact. X markN X markN CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Dark Samus
DarkSamusTrophyWiiU
Metroid
MetroidSymbol
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
(GC)
Dark Samus is seen shooting beams rapidly and unveiling blue tentacles around her. Can be defeated if attacked too much.

Became a playable character in Ultimate

- X markN CheckmarkY X markN[2]
Devil
DevilTrophyWiiU
EUR: Demon
Super Smash Bros.
SmashBrosSymbol
Devil World
(NES)
Devil moves the stage boundaries. However, Hoop Damage is not added if you are out of the boundaries the Devil creates. Indeterminate? CheckmarkY CheckmarkY Indeterminate?
Dillon
DillonAssist
Dillon
SpecialStagesSymbol
Dillon's Rolling Western
(3DS)
His attack involves rolling a quick charge. He proceeds to charge up one last time, turning yellow, repeatedly dealing damage while doing so, and discharges off the screen. Will spawn in the middle of the stage if he falls off the stage before his final charge. Can be defeated if attacked too much. Indeterminate? X markN CheckmarkY Indeterminate?
Dr. Kawashima
DrKawashimaTrophyWiiU
Nintendo DS
DSSymbol
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!
(DS)
He flings bubbled numbers at the fighters, which can be attacked to change their direction. When they collide and form a "10", a giant explosion occurs. X markN X markN CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Dr. Wright
DrWrightTrophyWiiU
Super Smash Bros.
SmashBrosSymbol
SimCity
(SNES)
Doctor Wright summons buildings to rise up out of the ground. This damages opponents who are standing in the area of the building, and produces great vertical knockback. Occasionally makes a massive skyscraper. Indeterminate? CheckmarkY CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Elec Man
ElecManTrophyWiiU
Mega Man
MegaManSymbol
Mega Man
(NES)
Elec Man shoots his signature Thunder Beam horizontally and vertically. Indeterminate? X markN CheckmarkY Indeterminate?
Excitebikes
ExciteBike
Super Smash Bros.
SmashBrosSymbol
Excitebike
(NES)
Excitebike racers ride around the stage causing damage to those they collide with. Some of them, if on a stage with an edge, will go back and forth until their time runs out. Indeterminate? CheckmarkY X markN Indeterminate?
Ghirahim
GhirahimTrophyWiiU
Zelda
ZeldaSymbol
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
(Wii)
Ghirahim moves acrobatically across the stage, attacking with a sword and knives. Any projectiles thrown at him are reflected. Should he be knocked off of the stage, he possesses the ability to teleport back. CheckmarkY X markN CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Ghosts
GhostsSSBU
Pac-Man
PacManSymbol
Pac-Man
(Arcade)
Original Pac-Man enemies, Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde. They move in the air, damaging other players that touch them. X markN X markN CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Gray Fox
GreySSBU
Metal Gear
MetalGearSymbol (1)
Metal Gear
(MSX)
Frank Jaeger, the Gray Fox, runs around slashing opponents. Also reflects stray projectiles.

Unlock in Brawl: Unlocked with Snake.

Indeterminate? CheckmarkY X markN CheckmarkY
Hammer Bro
HammerBroTrophyWiiU
Mario
MarioSymbol
Super Mario Bros.
(NES)
Hammer Bro throws hammers upwards to the opponents by either standing or jumping. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Helirin
Helirin
Super Smash Bros.
SmashBrosSymbol
Kuru Kuru Kururin
(GBA)
Helirin floats around the stage while rotating, acting as a wall. Indeterminate? CheckmarkY X markN Indeterminate?
Infantry & Tanks
Infantry&TanksTrophyWiiU
Super Smash Bros.
SmashBrosSymbol
Famicom Wars
(Famicom)
The Advance Wars infantrymen and tank sprites roam across the stage shooting at players. When spawning, they follow the direction of the summoner.
Unlock in Brawl: Play 300 Brawls.
Indeterminate? CheckmarkY CheckmarkY Indeterminate?
Isaac
Isaac
JP: Robin
Super Smash Bros.
SmashBrosSymbol
Golden Sun
(GBA)
Isaac pushes opponents off the stage by using a skill called Move, represented by giant magic hands. It can be dodged and escaped. However, escaping is just about impossible unless you're on the tip of the hand.
Unlock in Brawl: Play 200 Brawls.
Indeterminate? CheckmarkY X markN Indeterminate?
Isabelle
IsabelleTrophyWiiU
Animal Crossing
AnimalCrossingSymbol
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
(3DS)
Isabelle will toss various fruits at the one who summons her, healing them upon touch. Other opponents can also heal themselves with these fruits by picking them.

Became a playable character in Ultimate

- X markN CheckmarkY X markN[2]
Jeff
JeffSSBU
Earthbound
EarthboundSymbol
Earthbound
(SNES)
Jeff Andonuts shoots 5 homing rockets from his Multi Bottle Rocket five invention (four small and one large) at his opponents. Sometimes fires a second round. X markN CheckmarkY CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Jill
JillandDrozer
JP: Dori Kururi & Rasanda 8
Super Smash Bros.
SmashBrosSymbol
Drill Dozer
(GBA)
Jill attacks opponents with her drill. Indeterminate? CheckmarkY X markN Indeterminate?
Kapp'n
KappnSSBU
Animal Crossing
AnimalCrossingSymbol
Dōbutsu no Mori
(N64)
Drives his bus to off-screen. Any fighters who hit the bus will also go away with it. X markN X markN X markN CheckmarkY
Kat & Ana
KatAnaTrophyWiiU
Wario
WarioSymbol
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
(GBA)
Kat and Ana fly in different directions, slashing at anybody in front of them. However, they always cross in the same spot. Indeterminate? CheckmarkY CheckmarkY Indeterminate?
Klaptrap
KlapSSBU
Donkey Kong
DKSymbol
Donkey Kong Country
(SNES)
Klaptrap latches on fighters and bites them constantly. X markN X markN X markN CheckmarkY
Knuckle Joe
KnuckleJoeSSBU
Kirby
KirbySymbol
Kirby Super Star
(SNES)
Knuckle Joe delivers a series of Vulcan Jabs to his opponents and finishes with either a Smash Punch or an uppercut attack named Rising Break. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Knuckles the Echidna
KnucklesSSBU
Sonic the Hedgehog
SonicSymbol
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
(Genesis)
Attacks on enemies which is similar to Sonic's neutral special. Any enemies on ground will be buried. CheckmarkY X markN X markN CheckmarkY
Krystal
KrystalSSBU
Star Fox
StarFoxSymbol
Star Fox Adventures
(GC)
Attacks other fighters with her staff and does ice attacks with it. CheckmarkY X markN X markN CheckmarkY
Lakitu and Spinies
Lakitu&SpiniesTrophyWiiU
JP: Jugem
Mario
MarioSymbol
Super Mario Bros.
(NES)
Lakitu drops Spinies onto the field, spiking opponents on the way down. Upon landing, the Spinies walk around giving damage to opponents. Lakitu can be knocked off the screen or killed. Indeterminate? CheckmarkY CheckmarkY Indeterminate?
Little Mac
LittleMacAssistSSBB
Punch-Out!!
PunchOutSymbol
Punch-Out!!
(Arcade)
Little Mac runs around punching opponents.

Became a playable character in 3DS/Wii U & Ultimate

- CheckmarkY X markN X markN[3]
Lyn
LynSSBU
Fire Emblem
FireEmblemSymbol
Fire Emblem
(GBA)
The screen darkens, as Lyn focuses and then having teleported, she delivers a single, powerful strike focused on the nearest opponent, similar to Galaxia Darkness in animation and knockback. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Magnus
MagnusTrophyWiiU
Kid Icarus
KidIcarusSymbol
Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS) Magnus attacks by swinging his sword, and jumping and then swinging his sword. Can meteor smash airborne opponents. He can be stopped by being attacked and can spike airborne opponents. Indeterminate? X markN CheckmarkY Indeterminate?
Metroid
MetroidSSBU
Metroid
MetroidSymbol
Metroid
(NES)
A Metroid latches onto players and repeatedly gives them damage. Can be attacked and shaken off, but prevents the victim from using recovery moves. However, if done right, the character can spam recovery moves indefinitely until the Metroid disappears. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Midna
MidnaSSBU
Zelda
ZeldaSymbol
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
(GC/Wii)
Midna uses her hair to grab an opponent and swing him or her at any part of the stage. Can flinch and teleport. CheckmarkY X markN CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Moon
MoonSSBU
Zelda
ZeldaSymbol
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
(N64)
Comes in from the background of the stage and covers a great portion of it. It makes a very powerful impact and deals repeated damage to all fighters it hits (including the fighter who summon it) before eventually exploding, launching them away.

with great knockback.</small>

X markN X markN X markN CheckmarkY
Mother Brain
MotherBrainTrophyWiiU
Metroid
MetroidSymbol
Metroid
(NES)
Appears in a beaker and shoots a rainbow-colored laser from its eye. She is also protected by Rinka enemies. If attacked enough, she can be defeated. CheckmarkY X markN CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Mr. Resetti
ResettiSSBB
Animal Crossing
AnimalCrossingSymbol
Animal Crossing
(N64/GC)
Mr. Resetti gives speeches about different topics. If attacked, he will keep talking. If attacked too much, he causes an explosion. Indeterminate? CheckmarkY X markN Indeterminate?
Nintendog
NintendogSSBU
Nintendo DS
NintendogsSymbol
Nintendogs
(DS)
A "Nintendog" (Either a Labrador Retriever in Brawl, a French Bulldog in 3DS/Wii U, or a Toy Poodle in Ultimate) blocks the screen. X markN CheckmarkY CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Nightmare
NightmareTrophyWiiU
Kirby
KirbySymbol
Kirby's Adventure
(NES)
Nightmare appears as the power orb before reverting to his wizard form, upon which he engulfs the screen into complete darkness. This effect causes players to attack blindly. Indeterminate? X markN CheckmarkY Indeterminate?
Nikki
NikkiSSBU
Swapnote
SpecialStagesSymbol
Swapnote
(3DS)
Nightmare appears as the power orb before reverting to his wizard form, upon which he engulfs the screen into complete darkness. This effect causes players to attack blindly. Indeterminate? X markN X markN CheckmarkY
Phosphora
PhosphoraTrophyWiiU
Kid Icarus
KidIcarusSymbol
Kid Icarus: Uprising
(3DS)
Phosphora soars through the air at a high speed, shooting lightning bolts. She can't be defeated, but attacking her will cause her to flinch. Indeterminate? X markN CheckmarkY Indeterminate?
Prince of Sablé
SablePrinceTrophyWiiU
Super Smash Bros.
SmashBrosSymbol
Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru
(GB)
Transforms into a snake or a frog, and unloads multiple attacks on any opponent he catches. Indeterminate? X markN CheckmarkY Indeterminate?
Rathalos
RathalosSSBU
Super Smash Bros.
SmashBrosSymbol
Monster Hunter
(PS2)
Flies across the stage and do aerial attacks. X markN X markN X markN CheckmarkY
Ray MK III
CustomRoboAT
Super Smash Bros.
SmashBrosSymbol
Custom Robo Arena
(DS)
Ray MK III flies around the stage shooting missiles and green energy bullets.
Unlock in Brawl: Play 100 Brawls
Indeterminate? CheckmarkY X markN Indeterminate?
Riki
RikiSSBU
Xenoblade
XenobladeSymbol
Xenoblade Chronicles
(Wii)
Attacks using Arts such as Happy Happy, which heals all characters within its vicinity, Freezinate, which freezes opponents, Yoink!, which causes those within the vicinity to trip, and Bedtime, which puts opponents to sleep. X markN X markN CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Rodin
RodinSSBU
Bayonetta
BayonettaSymbol
Bayonetta
(Xbox 360/PS3)
Rodin appears and punches the enemies with his giant arms through the portals. CheckmarkY X markN X markN CheckmarkY
Saki Amamiya
SakiTrophyWiiU
Super Smash Bros.
SmashBrosSymbol
Sin & Punishment
(N64)
Saki Amamiya slashes and fires with his Dolphin Gun. Indeterminate? CheckmarkY CheckmarkY Indeterminate?
Samurai Goroh
SamuraiGorohTrophyWiiU
F-Zero
FZeroSymbol
F-Zero
(SNES)
Samurai Goroh slashes his swords while chasing opponents. Can jump to reach airborne opponents. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Shadow the Hedgehog
ShadowTheHedgehogTrophyWiiU
Sonic the Hedgehog
SonicSymbol
Sonic Adventure 2
(Dreamcast)
Shadow slows down time with Chaos Control, similar to the Timer item, but with shorter duration. The summoner continues to move at normal speed.
Unlock in Brawl: Unlocked with Sonic.
Indeterminate? CheckmarkY CheckmarkY Indeterminate?
Sheriff
SheriffTrophyWiiU
Super Smash Bros.
SmashBrosSymbol
Sheriff
(Arcade)
From homonym 1979 Nintendo`s arcade game, he will shoot at the players. Can be defeated if attacked enough. CheckmarkY X markN CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Shovel Knight
ShovelSSBU
Super Smash Bros.
SmashBrosSymbol
Shovel Knight
(3DS/WiiU/Windows)
Uses his Shovel Blade to attack players and to dig out food. CheckmarkY X markN X markN CheckmarkY
Skull Kid
SkullKidTrophyWiiU
Zelda
ZeldaSymbol
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
(N64)
Skull Kid summons a variety of effects such as flipping the screen in different directions, reversing player controls, and making players invisible in his cloud. Indeterminate? X markN CheckmarkY Indeterminate?
Squid Sisters
SquidSSBU
Splatoon
SplatoonSymbol
Splatoon
(WiiU)
Performs a concert and the stage blast line will shrink over and over. X markN X markN X markN CheckmarkY
Starfy
StarfySSBU
JP: Stafy
Super Smash Bros.
SmashBrosSymbol
Densetsu no Stafy
(GBA)
Starfy spins, damaging players. Provides very little knockback. He can be defeated if attacked enough. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Starman
StarmanEBTrophyWiiU
Earthbound
EarthboundSymbol
Mother
(NES)
Starman teleports at random parts of the stage while shooting out lightning bolts from his eye. Can be defeated if attacked enough. Shows the message "SMAAASH!" from the game Earthbound after defeated. CheckmarkY X markN CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Sukapon
SukaponSSBU
Super Smash Bros.
SmashBrosSymbol
Joy Mech Fight
(Famicom)
Sukapon appears and throws the enemies in different directions. CheckmarkY X markN X markN CheckmarkY
Takamaru
TakamaruTrophyWiiU
Super Smash Bros.
SmashBrosSymbol
The Mysterious Murasame Castle
(NES)
Takamaru uses his Multidirectional Pinwheel Knife Rook Attack. CheckmarkY X markN CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Tingle
TingleTrophyWiiU
Zelda
ZeldaSymbol
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
(N64)
Tingle randomly summons a variety of strange effects (see article). Indeterminate? CheckmarkY CheckmarkY Indeterminate?[4]
Waluigi
WaluigiSSBU
Mario
MarioSymbol
Mario Tennis
(N64)
Waluigi repeatedly stomps players into the ground. This onslaught is followed by either a strong kick or a strike from his tennis racket. If an opponent is in the air, Waluigi will jump up and repeatedly send his foot downwards, meteor smashing any opponent he comes in contact with. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Zero
ZeroSSBU
Mega Man
MegaManSymbol
Mega Man X
(SNES)
Uses his beam sword to do slash attacks and beam attacks. CheckmarkY X markN X markN CheckmarkY
Total 27 39 40[5]
  1. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Became a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  3. Became a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U and Ultimate.
  4. Present in Great Bay.
  5. As of 2018-08-08. However, the official E3 trailer confirmed that "more than 50 characters will show up to help" as assist trophies.

Trophy Description

Assist Trophy SSBB

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

A capsule that contains characters who will help you out in battle. You won't know who's in the capsule until you open it. It may be someone everyone knows or someone who's a bit of a mystery. The majority of these characters are invulnerable, so attacking them is not an option. You know what that means, right? RUN!

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

AssistTrophyTrophyWiiU

This strange capsule contains a guest character who will aid you in your battle. Who will emerge? Grab it to find out! Maybe it'll be a famous character from a popular game, or perhaps a goofy sidekick here to prove his or her worth. Too bad you can't choose who shows up or control them...

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Trivia

  • Hammer Bro. is the only Assist Trophy character to appear as an enemy in the Subspace Emissary.
  • In Classic Mode, if the character who summoned an assist trophy dies, the assist trophy goes away. However, this does not happen in All-Star mode.
  • In the GameCube preview issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly, the Smash Bros Melee article comments that Nintendo originally tried to implement Assist Trophies in Melee. The only trophy concept they gave details on was one that would release the ducks from Duck Hunt to fly around the stage and interfere with the fighters.

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