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Andross Sprite.png

In-game sprite of Andross from Star Fox.

Universe Star Fox
Debut Star Fox (1993)
Smash Bros. appearances Melee
Most recent non-Smash appearance Star Fox 2 (2017)
Console/platform of origin Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Species Monkey
Gender Male
Place of origin Corneria (backstory)
Venom (base)
Created by Shigeru Miyamoto
Article on Lylat Wiki Andross

Andross (アンドルフ, Andorf) is the foremost villain in the Star Fox series. He appears as two separate trophies in Super Smash Bros. Melee and an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. 4, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


Andross, as he appears in Star Fox.

The mechanical incarnation of Andross, the basis for his Assist Trophy appearance, first appeared in Star Fox, which used filled 3D polygons to render objects, items, and bosses in the game, including himself. His main method of attack, as in Star Fox, is to inhale and spit out polygonal, metallic tiles at the player.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]


Andross makes two separate appearances as trophies:

Andross (Mechanical)
Andross Mechanical trophy in Melee

Star Fox's archenemy. Whether it's a metallic manifestation of Andross or just a hologram is unknown, but from its outward appearance, it's safe to assume that it's not the fiend's true form. Andross occasionally sucks matter in and then violently exhales, sending out a cloud of metal tiles. Its eyes are its weak points.

(Star Fox, 03/93)

Andross (Organic)
Andross Organic appearance trophy in Melee

This incarnation of Andross was so big as to be ridiculous, but it at least appeared to be a living being. Andross was once a brilliant scientist, but was banished from the galaxy for his dangerous experiments. From the planet Venom, he readied his troops and directed his sword of vengeance toward the Lylat System.

(Star Fox 64, 06/97)

See also: List of SSBM trophies (Star Fox series)

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the original SNES version of Andross appears as an Assist Trophy, and thus as a collectible trophy.

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Andross in Brawl

When Andross appears out of an Assist Trophy capsule, he floats up off the screen and flies towards the back of the stage and spits polygon panels out of his mouth. Characters hit by the panels will take around 12% damage, while the tiles go right through the one who summoned him. Andross permanently appears during the event match Shadow of Andross, making it more difficult for the human players as Fox and Falco to KO Wolf.


See also: List of SSBB trophies (Star Fox series)

Andross trophy in Brawl

A brilliant scientist formerly employed by the Cornerian Army. He took his research too far, and the disastrous results labeled him a Level 1 offender, resulting in his banishment to the nearby planet Venom. After building a base and declaring himself emperor, he swore he would rule the Lylat system. Thanks to Team Star Fox's heroism, the madman has yet to achieve this.

SNES: Star Fox North America, Starwing Europe
N64: Star Fox 64 North America, Lylat Wars Europe

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Andross attacking Mario and Pit

Andross returns as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. 4, keeping his Brawl behavior.

However, one slight change was made to Andross when being summoned. Unlike Brawl, where Andross lands in parts of the background that match the part of the stage where the player summoned him, now he always goes to the center of the background, regardless of where he was released.

Trophies Descriptions[edit]

Ntsc A gifted scientist who worked for the Cornerian Defense Force. Banished to the planet Venom for his extreme research methods, he attacked the Lylat System to exact revenge but was defeated by Star Fox. When summoned, he will aid you in battle by spewing polygon slabs from his mouth.
Pal Ex-scientist for the Cornerian Army, he was banished to the planet Venom because of his extreme research methods. His plan to conquer the Lylat system was thwarted by the heroic Star Fox team. When unleashed in this game, he hovers in the background, launching polygons at the fighters.
SNES: Star Fox (03/1993)
N64: Star Fox 64 (07/1997)
Andross (True Form)
Ntsc The true final boss of Star Fox 64, Andross has turned himself into a bioweapon. His face and hands have exploded, revealing a giant brain with eyes that move independently and fire laser beams. When he goes down, he'll self-destruct and try to take Fox with him!
Pal The true final boss of Lylat Wars is a form where Andross has turned himself into a bioweapon. His face and hands explode, revealing a giant brain with eyes that move independently like tentacles and fire laser beams. When he's beaten in this form, he self-destructs and tries to take Fox with him.

See also: List of SSB4 trophies (Star Fox series)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Andross continues his panel-spitting routine in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He is also one of the few Assist Trophies unable to be defeated. Training Mode describes his Assist Trophy: Moves into the background, then fires polygon panels at the stage. Can't be KO'd.

Andross cannot be summoned on the following stages:


Andross appears as three different Primary spirits. His SNES spirit can only be summoned by the Spirit cores of Porygon and Commander because they are polygons. His Star Fox 64 3D can be obtained through a Spirit battle or purchased from the Vault Shop for 6000G and can be enhanced to his true brain form at level 99.

No. Image Name Type Class Ability Series
Andross Assist Spirit.png
★★ No Effect Star Fox Series
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Andross (Star Fox 64 3D)
★★★ Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99 Star Fox Series
Andross True Form Spirit.png
Andross (True Form)
★★★★ Critical Health Stats ↑ Star Fox Series



  • Andross, Nintendog, Waluigi, and Zero are tied for having the most spirits for an Assist Trophy with 3 each.
  • In Brawl and SSB4, when Andross is summoned on stages with certain large objects placed in the background, Andross can barely be seen, with only uncovered parts of Andross' face being noticable. In Ultimate, Andross' model is transparent when facing directly behind background objects.