Birdo is a character that is a part of the Mario universe and appears on the Mushroom Kingdom II stage. She also appears as a collectible trophy needed to unlock the Mushroom Kingdom II stage in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Role in the Super Smash Bros. games
Birdo will appear on either side of the screen of the Mushroom Kingdom II stage. She shoots three eggs from her mouth then exits on the side of the screen she came from. Any character that makes contact with the egg will take damage. The eggs can be shielded, jumped on, and by air grabbing. Sometimes items come out of the eggs. It is possible to KO Birdo, but she will return to the stage later on. To KO Birdo, attack her with items and attacks. Birdo will flash the color blue when she takes damage. A few attacks will KO Birdo. No bonus points are rewarded for killing Birdo. Birdo's Egg can only be found in Kingdom II. When a Birdo appears on the stage and shoots eggs, they can be grabbed if timed right, and then thrown.
- Does 24% when thrown normally
- Does 49% and explodes when smash thrown
- Breaks when used
- Will rarely release an item
- It is the only item which will always explode in one circumstance and never explode in another
Super Smash Bros. Melee
First seen in Super Mario Bros. 2, Birdo is known for shooting eggs and fireballs from her mouth. Mario and friends would have to jump on to the eggs in midair, pick them up and throw them back at her. Long missing from the Nintendo scene, Birdo recently reappeared in Mario Tennis and Super Mario Advance
- Super Mario Bros. 2 (10/88)
Also, gaining the Birdo trophy will unlock Mushroom Kingdom 2.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
A pink creature of indeterminate gender that some say would rather be called Birdetta. A big ribbon on its head is its most distinguishing feature. In Super Mario Bros. 2, you can return fire on Birdo by jumping on the eggs shot from its mouth. Be careful not to get psyched out by fake-egg fireballs!
- Super Mario Bros. 2
- Mario Kart Double Dash!!
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Birdo's debut wasn't in a Mario game at all but in a game called Doki Doki Panic. Originally released in Japan, a version of that game made it to the West under a different name. Mario and friends replaced the main characters, and the game was called Super Mario Bros. 2. That's how Birdo joined the Mario Bros. family!
- Super Mario Bros. 2 (10/1988)