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Assist Trophy
Series Super Smash Bros.
Item Class Summoning
Appearance Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

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.

Only one Assist Trophy can be used in a match at once. The next Assist Trophy will not appear until the data for the character it will release is fully loaded.

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.

Trophy Debut Description Brawl 3DS/Wii U
Andross Star Fox
Andross appears in the background and shoots tiles at the players. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Ashley WarioWare Touched!
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 CheckmarkY
Barbara Daigasso! Band Brothers
Barbara strums on her guitar creating damaging soundwaves, similar to Konga Beat, but with less range and duration. Unlock: Obtain twenty five Songs. CheckmarkY X markN
Chain Chomp Super Mario Bros. 3
Chain Chomp can try to reach to the opponent quickly to attack them. X markN CheckmarkY
Color TV-Game 15 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 CheckmarkY
Dark Samus Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Dark Samus is seen shooting beams rapidly and unveiling blue tentacles around her. Can be defeated if attacked too much. X markN CheckmarkY
Devil ("Demon" in Europe) Devil World
Devil moves the stage boundaries. However, Hoop Damage is not added if you are out of the boundaries the Devil creates. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Dillon Dillon's Rolling Western
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. X markN CheckmarkY
Dr. Kawashima Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!
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 CheckmarkY
Dr. Wright SimCity
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. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Elec Man Mega Man 1
Elec Man shoots his signature Thunder Beam horizontally and vertically. X markN CheckmarkY
Excitebikes Excitebike
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. CheckmarkY X markN
Ghirahim The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
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. X markN CheckmarkY
Ghosts Pac-Man
Original Pac-Man enemies, Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde. They move in the air, damaging other players that touch them. X markN CheckmarkY
Gray Fox Metal Gear
Frank Jaeger, the Gray Fox, runs around slashing opponents. Also reflects stray projectiles. Unlock: Unlocked with Snake. CheckmarkY X markN
Hammer Bro Super Mario Bros.
Hammer Bro throws hammers upwards to the opponents by either standing or jumping. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Helirin Kuru Kuru Kururin
Helirin floats around the stage while rotating, acting as a wall. CheckmarkY X markN
Infantry & Tanks Famicom Wars
The Advance Wars infantrymen and tank sprites roam across the stage shooting at players. When spawning, they follow the direction of the summoner. Unlocking in Brawl: Play 300 Brawls. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Isaac ("Robin" in Japan) Golden Sun
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: Play 200 Brawls. CheckmarkY X markN
Isabelle Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Isabelle will toss various fruits at the one who summons her, healing them upon touch. Other opponents cannot heal themselves with these fruits. X markN CheckmarkY
Jeff Earthbound
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. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Jill ("Dori Kururi & Rasanda 8" in Japan) Drill Dozer
Jill attacks opponents with her drill. CheckmarkY X markN
Kat & Ana WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
Kat and Ana fly in different directions, slashing at anybody in front of them. However, they always cross in the same spot. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Knuckle Joe Kirby Super Star
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
Lakitu and Spinies ("Jugem" in Japan) Super Mario Bros.
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. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Little Mac Punch-Out!!
Little Mac runs around punching opponents.

(Became a playable character in 3DS/Wii U)

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Lyn Fire Emblem
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
Magnus 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. X markN CheckmarkY
Metroid Metroid
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
Midna The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Midna uses her hair to grab an opponent and swing him or her at any part of the stage. Can flinch and teleport. X markN CheckmarkY
Mother Brain Metroid
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. X markN CheckmarkY
Mr. Resetti Animal Crossing
Mr. Resetti gives speeches about different topics. If attacked, he will keep talking. If attacked too much, he causes an explosion. CheckmarkY X markN
Nintendog Nintendogs
A "Nintendog" (Either a Labrador Retriever in Brawl or a French Bulldog in 3DS/Wii U) blocks the screen. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Nightmare Kirby's Adventure
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. X markN CheckmarkY
Phosphora Kid Icarus: Uprising
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. X markN CheckmarkY
Prince of Sablé Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru
Transforms into a snake or a frog, and unloads multiple attacks on any opponent he catches. X markN CheckmarkY
Ray MK III Custom Robo Arena
Ray MK III flies around the stage shooting missiles and green energy bullets. Unlock: Play 100 Brawls CheckmarkY X markN
Riki Xenoblade Chronicles
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 CheckmarkY
Saki Amamiya Sin & Punishment
Saki Amamiya slashes and fires with his Dolphin Gun. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Samurai Goroh F-Zero
Samurai Goroh slashes his swords while chasing opponents. Can jump to reach airborne opponents. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Shadow the Hedgehog Sonic Adventure 2
Shadow slows down time with Chaos Control, similar to the Timer item, but with shorter duration. The summoner continues to move at normal speed. Unlocking in Brawl: Unlocked with Sonic. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Sheriff Sheriff
From homonym 1979 Nintendo`s arcade game, he will shoot at the players. Can be defeated if attacked enough. X markN CheckmarkY
Skull Kid The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Skull Kid summons a variety of effects such as flipping the screen in different directions, reversing player controls, and making players visible within his cloud. X markN CheckmarkY
Starfy (known by its JP name, Stafy in the game) Densetsu no Stafy
Starfy spins, damaging players. Provides very little knockback. He can be defeated if attacked enough. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Starman Mother
Starman teleports at random parts of the stage while shooting out lightning bolts from his eye. Can be defeated if attacked enough. X markN CheckmarkY
Takamaru The Mysterious Murasame Castle
Takamaru uses his Multidirectional Pinwheel Knife Rook Attack. X markN CheckmarkY
Tingle The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Tingle randomly summons a variety of strange effects (see article). CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Waluigi Mario Tennis
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

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

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...



  • 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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