The Undead glitch is a glitch in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U that allows Bowser, Wario, Little Mac, Charizard, and Lucario to survive after being KO'd in a Stamina match.
How to perform
Bowser, Little Mac, Charizard, and Lucario
While playing as Bowser, Little Mac, Charizard, or Lucario in Stamina Mode, the player should get a Smash Ball and transform into Giga Bowser, Giga Mac, or Mega Evolve. If the player's HP is depleted while transformed, their character will instantly revert to his normal form with no hit points. They can continue fighting until the player character is hit by an attack. This can even be non-damaging attacks such as Mario's FLUDD, or Squirtle's Water Gun.
In Stamina Mode, get Wario to low HP, then use a Smash Ball to transform into Wario-Man. Then, either eat explosive items to cause damage or fly above the screen to gain Hoop damage until Wario-Man's HP is depleted. When the transformation ends, Wario will get back up with no damage meter at all. Also, Wario-Man counts as dead before the transformation ends, thus, if another player kills all the remaining players, the match will end. Rarely, Wario-Man will become KO'd, rather than transforming back.
This is no different from having 1 HP in most aspects, but several normally harmless things can still kill the "undead" character:
- Getting hit by F.L.U.D.D. or Water Gun
- Vacuum effects
- Step on a Banana Peel
- An uncharged Wario Waft
- Falling asleep
- Isaac's attack.
- A Bowser at 0 HP can freely get a Smash Ball again
- If a 0 HP Bowser defeats all his opponents, he will win the match; but, Wario cannot win a match with 0 HP. The victory goes to the last character surviving other than Wario.
- Use of a Superspicy Curry will result in the character eating it but without the usual effects.