Star Rod artwork from Brawl.
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The Star Rod (スターロッド, Sutā Roddo) is an item that appears in all three Smash Bros. games. It is known for breaking many of the standard rules about reflecting items in Melee. If it is thrown at Fox/Falco's Reflector, Zelda's Nayru's Love, Mario/Dr. Mario's Cape, or Mewtwo's Confusion, it will not be reflected. It originates from the Kirby series.
- Fully charged star projectile hits for 6-12% damage.
- Fully charged rod hits for 13-24% damage.
- Tapping the attack button hits for 5-10% damage.
- The rod holds 16-18 shots.
- The shots can be absorbed by the PSI Magnet.
- Throwing the Star Rod inflicts high horizontal knockback on its target and is a semi-spike.
- In Melee and Brawl, Captain Falcon and Sheik can fire multiple stars with a single smash attack. A charged smash with Captain Falcon will fire 1 star with the first swing and then 4 stars in a mass with his second swing (the stars have low knockback, while an uncharged smash fires a normal single star. Sheik's smash involves 2 swings, both of which unleash a star.
The Star Rod has so far only appeared in Kirby's Adventure and its remake Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, though it did make a brief cameo in Kirby Super Star, where many Star Rods were seen in the Dream Springs. It was used to fight the final boss, Nightmare. The Star Rod is what powers the Fountain of Dreams and causes the magic waters to flow from it.
The Star Rod itself is used as a weapon in the last level of the game; The Star Rod is considered a Copy Ability, though Kirby doesn't need to inhale it to gain its power. In the final battle of Kirby's Adventure, the player has to shoot stars at the final boss using the Star Rod, though actually hitting the final boss with the star on the end could deal damage; both of these properties were carried over for the Super Smash Bros. games.
In Brawl, the momentum of a projectile will affect the damage a character will receive; these are recorded in bounces.
|Forward smash star projectile||12%||8%||N/A||N/A|
|Standard attack (Ice Climbers one Star Rod)||N/A||12%(10%+2%)||N/A||N/A|
|Standard attack (Ice Climbers two Star Rods)||N/A||20%(10%+10%)||N/A||N/A|
|Forward tilt (Pit)||N/A||N/A||17%(4%+13%)||N/A||N/A|
|Forward tilt (Ice Climbers one Star Rod)||N/A||20%(13%+7%)||N/A||N/A|
|Forward tilt (Ice Climbers two Star Rods)||N/A||26%(13%+13%)||N/A||N/A|
|Forward smash (charged)||N/A||25%||N/A||N/A|
|Forward smash (Marth)||N/A||23%(5%+18%)||N/A||N/A|
|Forward smash (Marth charged)||N/A||32%(7%+25%||N/A||N/A|
|Forward smash (Captain Falcon)||20%(10%+10%)||N/A||N/A|
|Forward smash (Captain Falcon charged)||N/A||28%(14%+14%)||N/A||N/A|
|Forward smash (Sheik)||N/A||36%(18%+18%)||N/A||N/A|
|Forward smash (Sheik charged)||N/A||50%(25%+25%)||N/A||N/A|
|Forward smash (Pit)||N/A||N/A||25%(7%+18%)||N/A||N/A|
|Forward smash (Pit charged)||N/A||N/A||35%(9%+26%)||N/A||N/A|
|Forward smash (Ike)||N/A||N/A||26%(18%+8%)||N/A||N/A|
|Forward smash (Ike charged)||N/A||N/A||36%(25%+11%||N/A||N/A|
|Forward smash (Ice Climbers one Star Rod)||N/A||27%(18%+9%)||N/A||N/A|
|Forward smash (Ice Climbers one Star Rod charged)||N/A||39%(25%+14%)||N/A||N/A|
|Forward smash (Ice Climbers two Star Rods)||N/A||36%(18%+18%)||N/A||N/A|
|Forward smash (Ice Climbers two Star Rods charged)||N/A||50%(25%+25%)||N/A||N/A|
|Forward tilt throw||11%||13%||10%||8%|
|Up tilt throw||12%||12%-14%||9%||6%|
|Down tilt throw||9%||14%||10%||6%|
|Forward smash throw||15%||16%||12%||10%|
|Up smash throw||15%||17%||12%||10%|
|Down smash throw||9%||14%||10%||6%|
|Aerial forward tilt throw||13%||13%||10%||8%|
|Aerial up tilt throw||15%||12%||8%||6%|
|Aerial down tilt throw||14%||12%||8%||4%|
|Aerial forward smash throw||16%||13%-15%||10%||7%|
|Aerial up smash throw||16%||12%-14%||8%||4%|
|Aerial down smash throw||16%||12%||9%||7%|
- Note Captain Falcon's smash attacks with the Star Rod are only 10% instead of 18% in Brawl.
Description from the Super Smash Bros. Instruction Booklet
With the A Button and the Control Stick, you can shoot 20 stars at your opponents. This can also be used as a Clobbering Item.
Melee Trophy Info
This magic wand holds 16 star shots and sends foes flying at a low angle when thrown. It's most powerful when Captain Falcon or Sheik performs a Smash Attack while holding it. In Kirby's Adventure, the Star Rod is the secret power behind the Fountain of Dreams. King Dedede steals the Star Rod in order to seal away the nasty Cloaked Nightmare.
- Kirby's Adventure, 05/93
Brawl Trophy Info
A magic wand. Perform a standard attack with it, and it's a battering weapon. Perform a strong or smash attack, and it fires a barrage of star shots. Throw it at a foe, and that opponent will get sent flying sideways. In the Kirby series, the Star Rod is the power source of the Fountain of Dreams. King Dedede once stole it to imprison the Cloaked Nightmare.
- When shooting a star (whether charged on not) into a small upward slope (like the slight slopes on Battleship Halberd's main platform) the star will hit the slope, spin in place for a second, and then disappear.
- The star rod is an effective throwing weapon. When it hits a foe, the opponent will be semi-spiked, which can effectively launch the foe off the edge.
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|
|Characters||Kirby (SSB · SSBM · SSBB) · Meta Knight (SSBB) · King Dedede (SSBB)|
|Side characters||Assist Trophies: Knuckle Joe|
Enemies: Gordo · Waddle Dee · Waddle Doo
|Stages||SSB: Dream Land|
SSBM: Fountain of Dreams · Green Greens · Past Stages: Dream Land
SSBB: Halberd · Melee Stages: Green Greens
|Items||SSB: Maxim Tomato · Star Rod|
SSBM: Maxim Tomato · Parasol · Star Rod · Warp Star
SSBB: Dragoon · Maxim Tomato · Superspicy Curry · Warp Star · Star Rod
|Trophies & Stickers||Trophies in Melee · Trophies in Brawl · Stickers in Brawl|
|Music||Music in Brawl|