|Universe||Super Smash Bros.|
|“||This contains one to three items. Since it's so heavy, only DK can carry it around.||”|
|—Super Smash Bros. instruction manual|
A Crate (箱 Hako, Box) is an item that has appeared in the entire Super Smash Bros. series. Crates are containers which can hold various different items. When a character picks up a Crate, because they are so heavy, the character will not be able to jump or attack, and they will move very slowly while holding it. However, in the original Super Smash Bros., one could not move with it at all; this was a special ability available only to Donkey Kong. After the player has picked up a Crate, they can throw it up, forward, backward, or down. Crates are very similar to Barrels. If the player taps the control stick lightly, they cannot walk off ledges holding a Crate. But holding it down makes their character and the crate tumble off the ledge, and they drop the crate.
Exploding Crates are "dud" Crates that explode when destroyed and do not contain items. These Crates appear in all three games. One out of eight Crates are Exploding Crates. Exploding Crates deal around 49% damage and have strong knockback.
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Crates, along with Barrels, have a different appearance depending on the stage played on. On a more futuristic stage, e.g. Lylat Cruise, they take on a futuristic appearance. On more fantastical stages, i.e Yoshi's Island, the crates will look like wrapped-up presents. Donkey Kong gains knockback-based super armor when carrying a crate, similar to his forward throw.
 Crate types chart
 Rolling Crates
Rolling Crates are a new type of Crate that appear in Brawl. These Crates are identified by their tiny, black wheels on the bottom, and can oftentimes go unnoticed. If a player hits this Crate, it will start sliding in the direction it was hit. Characters hit by the Rolling Crate will take damage and lots of knockback depending on the speed of the Crate, and the Crate normally breaks. Since characters can stand on top of them, players can take a ride on a Rolling Crate when it's been hit.
 Melee trophy
A Crate will release lots of items when it's broken open. It's very heavy, so unless your character is strong, you’ll walk slowly while under its burden. You can throw Crates up, down, left or right, but it's hard to hit opponents because the throwing process takes time. Every now and then, a Crate will explode under duress.
- Super Smash Bros., 04/99
 Brawl trophies
Item holders. You can destroy these to get at the items they contain, but be careful, because they will sometimes explode when broken. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, crates were uniform in design, but this time around, their appearance will change to match the stages. They'll sometimes look futuristic--other times, they'll look like presents with fancy ribbons.
Special crates that look like normal ones but have four wheels attached to the undersides. However, what is more obvious is the "cart" that the wheels are attached to, and the fact that Rolling Crates will always be placed squarely on the stage, and never at an angle. Try to destroy these and they will go rolling along, smashing everyone in their path. When a rolling crate is destroyed, it will reveal the same sorts of items found in normal crates. You can also jump on a rolling crate for a fun ride.
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. Melee
|Normal||Barrel Cannon · Beam Sword · Bob-omb · Bunny Hood · Cloaking Device · Fan · Fire Flower · Flipper · Food · Freezie · Green Shell · Hammer · Heart Container · Home-Run Bat · Lip's Stick · Maxim Tomato · Metal Box · Motion-Sensor Bomb · Mr. Saturn · Parasol · Poison Mushroom · Poké Ball · Ray Gun · Red Shell · Screw Attack · Star Rod · Starman · Super Mushroom · Super Scope · Warp Star|
|Containers||Barrel · Capsule · Crate · Egg · Party Ball|
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|