Bumper artwork from Brawl.
|Universe||Super Smash Bros.|
The Bumper (バンパー banpā) is an item in two games of the Super Smash Bros. series. When a player touches an activated bumper, they get bounced with much force in the direction away from the bumper, and receive 1% of damage (SSB only). When smash thrown, it gives very powerful knockback, almost always resulting in a KO.
In the original Super Smash Bros., the bumper would recoil a distance when touched. After being thrown, it'll only stick to the ground. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, however, it remains stationary from when activated until it disappears. After being thrown, it will only move for a second before placing itself, similar to the Flipper, which replaced it in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
|Forward tilt throw||6%||7%|
|Up tilt throw||7%||8%|
|Down tilt throw||1%||9%|
|Forward smash throw||9%||10%|
|Up smash throw||9%||11%|
|Down smash throw||1%||13%|
|Aerial forward tilt throw||8%||7%|
|Aerial up tilt throw||9%||8%|
|Aerial down tilt throw||9%||9%|
|Aerial forward smash throw||9%||7%|
|Aerial up smash throw||9%||8%|
|Aerial down smash throw||9%||9%|
Note: A Bumper cannot be dropped when on the ground; instead, the Bumper will be thrown by a standard throw.
This item is based on the bumpers used in a typical pinball machine.
 Description from the Super Smash Bros. Instruction Booklet
Hit an opponent with this item for a little pinball action - but be careful, because the bumper just might bump you!
The Bumper item appears as a trophy in Brawl. It is received by hitting a total of 5,000 metres or 15,000 feet with all fighters Home-Run Contest records.
An item that originally appeared in Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64. After many years, it now makes its triumphant return. Bumpers are used in pinball to send balls flying, and they perform the same role in Smash Bros. They react to anything that touches them, including the people who set them. As they can also be set in midair, using them requires good tactics.
- Set Bumpers can be reflected in SSB. As a result, if the platform is small enough (such as the top of the right structure on Hyrule Castle or the pipes of Mushroom Kingdom), Fox can reflect a Bumper repeatedly until his Reflector breaks, at which point the super-reflected Bumper will deal extreme damage (but still set knockback). (example video)
- Despite not being an item on Melee, being replaced by the Flipper, the Bumper makes an appearance in Collect the Trophies in Classic Mode, being two giant parts to each side of the stage.
- When thrown on a platform that disappears or shrinks, the platform will bounce if the platform does either.
- In Brawl, when a Bumper is placed in midair, it can be picked up while rotating into place before it is fully set. With luck, a player can attack an opponent with a bumper and grab it again. (example video)
 See also
Items in Super Smash Bros. (N64)
|Normal||Beam Sword · Bob-omb · Bumper · Fan · Fire Flower · Green Shell · Hammer · Heart Container · Home-Run Bat · Maxim Tomato · Motion-Sensor Bomb · Poké Ball · Ray Gun · Red Shell · Star Rod · Starman|
|Containers||Barrel · Capsule · Crate · Egg|
Items in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
|Normal||Assist Trophy · Banana Peel · Beam Sword · Blast Box · Bob-omb · Bumper · Bunny Hood · Cracker Launcher · Deku Nut · Dragoon · Fan · Fire Flower · Food · Franklin Badge · Freezie · Golden Hammer · Gooey Bomb · Green Shell · Hammer · Heart Container · Home-Run Bat · Hothead · Lightning Bolt · Lip's Stick · Maxim Tomato · Metal Box · Motion-Sensor Bomb · Mr. Saturn · Pitfall · Poison Mushroom · Poké Ball · Ray Gun · Screw Attack · Smart Bomb · Smash Ball · Smoke Ball · Soccer Ball · Spring · Star Rod · Starman · Super Mushroom · Super Scope · Superspicy Curry · Team Healer · Timer · Unira · Warp Star|
|Containers||Barrel · Capsule · Crate · Party Ball · Sandbag · Rolling Crates|
|Key · Stock Ball · Trophy Stand|
|Collectibles||CD · Coins · Sticker · Trophy|
|Other||Smash Coins and Bills|
Super Smash Bros. universe
|Fighting Polygon Team · Fighting Wire Frames · Fighting Alloy Team · Giga Bowser · Sandbag|
|Master Hand · Crazy Hand · Galleom · Duon · Tabuu|
|Stages||SSB: Battlefield · Final Destination|
SSBM: Battlefield · Final Destination
SSBB: Battlefield · Final Destination
|Items||Barrel · Beam Sword · Capsule · Crate · Fan · Home-Run Bat · Motion-Sensor Bomb · Ray Gun|
SSB: Bumper · Egg
SSBM: Egg · Flipper · Food · Party Ball
SSBB: Assist Trophy · Bumper · Cracker Launcher · Food · Gooey Bomb · Party Ball · Sandbag · Rolling Crate · Smash Ball · Smoke Ball · Team Healer
|Trophies||in Melee · in Brawl · in Brawl (SSE)|
|Music||Super Smash Bros. Brawl series · Super Smash Bros. series in Brawl|