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Assist Trophy
AssistTrophyWiiU
Series Super Smash Bros.
Item Class Summoning
Appearance Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. (Wii U and 3DS)

An Assist Trophy is an item that, when grabbed, summons a character out of twenty-seven choices of various origins to quickly aid the holder, though there are currently three third party Assist Trophies, not to mention some assistants get in the way more than they help. Assist Trophies work nearly identical to Poké Balls. However, no Pokémon come out of them, and once an Assist Trophy is grabbed, it is automatically activated (though this is not very convenient), assuming the holder is standing on the ground, and not in a jump, attack, or hitstun. Some assist trophies must be unlocked in order to be used, such as Isaac from Golden Sun. Unlike the Poké Ball, this can be eaten.

Only one Assist Trophy (and the character it releases) can be 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
(SNES)
Andross appears in the background and shoots tiles at the players. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Ashley 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. If someone eats food in the dark zone, they will receive damage. X markN CheckmarkY
Barbara Daigasso! Band Brothers
(DS)
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
(NES)
Chain Chomp can try to reach to the opponent quickly to attack him or her. 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 fort that can injure players. Further details unknown. X markN CheckmarkY
Dark Samus Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
(GC)
Dark Samus is seen shooting beams rapidly and unveiling blue tentacles around her. X markN CheckmarkY
Devil ("Demon" in Europe) Devil World
(NES)
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
(3DS)
His attack involves rolling a quick charge. Further details unknown X markN CheckmarkY
Dr. Kawashima 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 CheckmarkY
Dr. Wright 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. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Elec Man Mega Man 1
(NES)
Elec Man shoots his signature Thunder Beam horizontally and vertically. X markN CheckmarkY
Excitebikes 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. CheckmarkY X markN
Ghirahim The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
(Wii)
Ghirahim moves acrobatically across the stage, attacking with a sword and knives. Should he be knocked off of the stage, he possesses the ability to teleport back. X markN CheckmarkY
Ghosts 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 CheckmarkY
Gray Fox Metal Gear
(MSX)
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.
(NES)
Hammer Bro throws hammers upwards to the opponents by either standing or jumping. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Helirin Kuru Kuru Kururin
(GBA)
Helirin floats around the stage while rotating, acting as a wall. CheckmarkY X markN
Infantry & Tanks Advance Wars
(GBA)
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
(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: Play 200 Brawls. CheckmarkY X markN
Isabelle Animal Crossing: New Leaf
(3DS)
Isabelle will toss various fruits at the one who summons her, healing them upon touch. Should a fruit be intercepted by an opponent, they will be healed instead. X markN CheckmarkY
Jeff Earthbound
(SNES)
Jeff Andonuts shoots 5 homing rockets from his Multi Bottle Rocket five invention (four small and one large) at his opponents. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Jill ("Dori Kururi & Rasanda 8" in Japan) Drill Dozer
(GBA)
Jill attacks opponents with her drill. CheckmarkY X markN
Kat & Ana 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. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Knuckle Joe 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
Lakitu and Spinies ("Jugem" in Japan) Super Mario Bros.
(NES)
Lakitu drops Spinies onto the field. 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!!
(Arcade)
Little Mac runs around punching opponents.

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

CheckmarkY X markN
Lyn 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
Magnus Kid Icarus Uprising (3DS) Magnus attacks by swinging his sword, and jumping and then swinging his sword. He can be stopped by being attacked. X markN CheckmarkY
Metroid Metroid
(NES)
A Metroid latches onto players and 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
(GC/Wii)
Midna uses her hair to grab an opponent and swing him or her at any part of the stage. X markN CheckmarkY
Mother Brain Metroid
(NES)
Appears in a beaker and shoots a rainbow-colored laser from it's eye. She is also protected by Rinka enemies. If attacked enough, she can be defeated. X markN CheckmarkY
Mr. Resetti 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. CheckmarkY X markN
Nintendog Nintendogs
(DS)
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
(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. X markN CheckmarkY
Phosphora 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. X markN CheckmarkY
Prince of Sablé Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru
(GB)
Transforms into a snake or a frog, and unloads multiple attacks on any opponent he catches. X markN CheckmarkY
Ray MK III Gekitou Custom Robo
(DS)
Ray MK III flies around the stage shooting missiles and green energy bullets. Unlock: Play 100 Brawls CheckmarkY X markN
Riki Xenoblade Chonicles
(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 CheckmarkY
Saki Amamiya Sin & Punishment
(N64)
Saki Amamiya slashes and fires with his Dolphin Gun. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Samurai Goroh F-Zero
(SNES)
Samurai Goroh slashes his swords while chasing opponents. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Shadow the Hedgehog 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. Unlocking in Brawl: Unlocked with Sonic. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Sheriff Sheriff
(Arcade)
From homonym 1979 Nintendo`s arcade game, he will shoot at the players. X markN CheckmarkY
Skull Kid The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
(N64)
Skull Kid can turn the arena upside down, reversing all controls. X markN CheckmarkY
Starfy (known by its JP name, Stafy in the game) Densetsu no Stafy
(GBA)
Starfy spins, hurting players. He can be defeated if attacked enough. CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Starman Mother
(NES)
Starman teleports at random parts of the stage while shooting out lightning bolts from his eye. X markN CheckmarkY
Takamaru The Mysterious Murasame Castle
(NES)
Takamaru uses his Multidirectional Pinwheel Knife Rook Attack. X markN CheckmarkY
Tingle The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
(N64)
Tingle randomly summons a variety of strange effects (see article). CheckmarkY CheckmarkY
Waluigi 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. 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!

SSB3DSTrophyAssistTrophy

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/WiiU

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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