The Timer artwork from Brawl.
|Universe||Super Smash Bros.|
The Timer (タイマー, Taimā) is an item in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It was previously referred to as Clock before the Item Encyclopedia update. When the Timer is grabbed, it slows down everyone on the stage besides the person who grabbed it. However, it can occasionally backfire and slow down only the person who grabbed it or everyone. As with the Smash Ball, Lightning Bolt and Dragoon Parts, Computer players will try to grab this item as soon as possible. Shadow uses Chaos Control to much the same effect, except that he never backfires and the effect lasts regardless if the opponent gets KOd in that time. This item will slow down movement, hitstun, and falling, making it possible to trap enemies in hitstun with certain attacks. However, knockback is not slowed down. Anyone hit with a powerful attack will still be KOd just as fast as if he or she was not under Timer influence.
Invincibility frames and counter frames are very long for the characters who are victim of the timer, which gives them a very easy way to wait for the timer to stop and being hit less by the characters who are not slowed down. In addition, most projectiles are not affected either.
Interestingly, the slowdown seems to act more like a status effect, and any characters that are KO'd while slow will respawn at normal speed, even if the Stopwatch "effect" is still on screen. That said, the effect will go away if all affected characters die.
 Trophy description
An item that slows down time and your enemies' movements. Only the player who gets the item will move at normal speed. You should enjoy a huge advantage in both attacking enemies and snagging items that appear. If an enemy manages to get to a powerful item first, you'll be able to shield and dodge and keep any damage you take to a minimum.
- Many videos on YouTube such as this one or this one show moves that have large hitlag (such as Zelda's Lightning Kick and Captain Falcon's Knee Smash) being repeatedly used, with the opponent not moving due to the extended hitstun.
- Most, but not all, Final Smashes will nullify the effect of a Timer.
- A glitch occurs when a timer is grabbed during the invincibility frames (after the throw but before the catch) of Ike's Aether. His sword will appear to spin around his head while he is still on the ground.
- When an enemy is under the effect of Timer, and another player does Footstool jump, Falcon Dive or Dark Dive, the player's character's animation will be slowed upon the move.
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|