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Black Hole

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Black Hole
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Symbol of the Smash Bros. series.
Official artwork of the Black Hole from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Universe Super Smash Bros.
Appears in Ultimate
Item class Throwing/Trap
For Palutena's Final Smash, see Black Hole Laser. For other uses, see Black hole (disambiguation).
Pulls fighters and items into its powerful gravity field. If someone throws a Black Hole in your direction, you'd better keep your distance!
Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site

The Black Hole (ブラックボール, Black Ball) is an item introduced in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It is based off a real-world black hole.

Overview[edit]

The Black Hole is an item that will set itself up in midair once thrown, creating a black hole. This then sucks in nearby fighters, items, and projectiles. While the hole itself deals no damage or knockback, fighters caught in the hole are continuously pulled into its center and forced into a tumble, leaving them extremely vulnerable to attacks from opponents and stage hazards. Moves that allow the user to move in quick bursts, such as Teleport, Warp, and Quick Attack, can be used to escape the black hole before it disappears, and fast attacks can be used repeatedly to deter other opponents from attacking while a player is trapped.

Origin[edit]

While the black hole in Smash is original to the series, it is functionally similar to the real life Black hole. There are certain points in outer space with gravity so strong that nothing can escape from it. Not even light, the fastest known thing in the universe, can escape when caught in a black hole's pull.

Many video-games utilize black holes as environmental hazards or power-ups. Notably, the Smash Bros. rendition is similar in use to the Black Hole power in Kid Icarus: Uprising, which also serves as the basis for Palutena's Final Smash.

Spirits[edit]

Equipping the Blathers, Loki, or, Caroline & Justine support spirits will give the player a Black Hole at the start of their stock.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
849
Blathers
Blathers
Support
★★★ 2 Black Hole Equipped Animal Crossing Series
1,016
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Loki
Support
★★★ 2 Black Hole Equipped Bayonetta Series
1,308
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Caroline & Justine
Support
★★★ 2 Black Hole Equipped Persona Series

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ブラックボール, Black Ball
UK English Black Hole
France French Trou noir Black Hole
Germany German Schwarzes Loch Black Hole
Spain Spanish Agujero negro Black Hole
Italy Italian Buco nero Black Hole
China Chinese 黑洞 Black Hole
South Korea Korean 블랙홀, Black Hole
Netherlands Dutch Zwart gat Black Hole
Russia Russian Черная дыра Black Hole

Trivia[edit]

  • If a Black Hole is active when a stage is about to Stage Morph, it will disappear before the stage transitions.
  • Oddly, Black Holes cannot be spawned at all after a Smash Ball is spawned in Training mode.