The Trophy Stand (スマッシュプレート Sumasshupurēto, smash plate) is an item that is used in Super Smash Bros. Brawl's Subspace Emissary mode. Upon being thrown, the user will go through a spinning windup before releasing the Trophy Stand in the chosen direction. If it doesn't hit an enemy, it can be picked up again. If it hits an enemy, it will deal moderately high damage; if this damage is enough to defeat the enemy, they will be turned into a trophy that can then be collected.
Trophy Stands are more common on higher difficulties, which is intended to counter the strategy of playing on a lower difficulty simply to collect trophies of strong and boss enemies. Certain stickers can be used to increase the drop rate. Also, a Trophy Stand may appear after defeating three enemies at once.
There is one trophy of a Trophy Stand itself in Brawl, which is amongst the randomly-collectable trophies, meaning it can be unlocked through various means including Coin Launcher.
List of stickers with trophy stand drop effects
List of Trophies earned through Trophy Stands