Drill (item)
The Drill as it appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
Series Super Smash Bros.
Item Class Shooting
Appearance Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The Drill is an item in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. As the name suggests, it is a projectile item that fires a large drill. The drill's hitbox will hit multiple times, allowing it to easily break shields or, upon a successful hit, drag the enemy along in the direction it is fired. The projectile is very hard to DI out of, causing a trapped victim to either be dragged off of the stage for a KO or be trapped against a wall, hit continuously until the drill explodes. After firing the drill its base will remain in the user's hand. It can then be thrown for a surprisingly large amount of knockback, similar to a hammer head. Both the drill and the thrown base can be reflected.


While official and in-game sources refer to the item as originating from the Super Smash Bros. universe, its appearance is nearly identical to the Drill Arm from Kid Icarus: Uprising. Similarly to the item, the Drill Arm's charged shot fires a drill that plows through enemies, dealing ongoing damage for a time. Unlike the Drill Arm, however, the item has a much shorter base, no homing ability, and can only be fired once.


  • Although it's from Kid Icarus: Uprising, mixing the Needle and Stone abilities in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards gets a look-alike product that behaves closer to the Super Smash Bros. variant than the Kid Icarus: Uprising variant.
  • In the 3DS and Wii U Trophy Gallery, it shows to be a part of the Super Smash Bros. universe. This is probably because it is simply called "Drill" in the Japanese version.
  • Bowser Jr.'s Forward Smash pops up two similar Drills.