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Blast Box

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This article is about the exploding item in Brawl onwards. For the boundaries of a stage, see Blast line.
Blast Box
official artwork of Blast Box from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The picture from the official website.

Symbol of the Smash Bros. series.
The Blast Box
Universe Super Smash Bros.
Appears in Brawl
Item class Exploding
Explodes from a strong attack or fire.
Brawl's instruction manual
Watch out—if you hit this with a fire attack, it'll explode!
Smash for 3DS's foldout

The Blast Box (爆薬箱, Explosive Box), is a heavy item that appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. 4, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which has the appearance of a crate with a fire hazard label on its sides.


Blast Boxes are dangerous hazards due to their explosive nature; when destroyed, they explode with a fiery explosion similar to those created by Bob-ombs, but larger. The explosion causes great vertical knockback, usually KOing anyone at 30% or above. Blast Boxes usually take multiple hits to destroy (having 30 HP in Brawl and 20 HP in Smash 4), but they detonate instantly when attacked with a fire-based attack or single, strong hits. This item can also be picked up and thrown a very short distance (usually just in front of the character that threw it). At point-blank range, a down smash throw will impart very high knockback.

A Blast Box does have a slight amount of tactical strength when playing a match with items. It can be remotely detonated by using ranged attacks (especially fire-based ones) and thus, with a well placed projectile and good timing, it can be detonated while an opponent is near. Some attacks with invincibility or super armor can also be used to detonate a Blast Box at close range without taking knockback.

Despite its size and classification as a heavy item, it can come out of item containers such as Barrels and even Capsules.

In Smash 4, the Blast Box's explosion can be reflected. If a fighter detonates the Blast Box with a damaging reflector, they will be immune to its explosion.

In Ultimate, the Blast Box will now smoke and flash for a few seconds when struck enough times before exploding. The box can still be lifted and thrown during then. Fire-based attacks will still immediately set them off without delay.


An icon for denoting incomplete things.
The Blast Box in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Action Brawl SSB4 SSBU
Throw 14% 14% 8.6%-12%
Forward tilt throw 14% 14% 8.6%-12%
Up tilt throw 19% 18% 13.4%
Down tilt throw 19% 18% 9.1%-13.4%
Forward smash throw 17% 14% 10.7%-11.4%
Up smash throw 22% 22% 13.4%
Down smash throw 22% 18% 13.4%
Drop 19% N/A N/A
Explosion 30% 30% 36%

Air throws (Donkey Kong only)[edit]

Action Brawl SSB4 SSBU
Air throw 14% 15% 12.8%-13.6%
Air forward tilt throw 14% 18% 12.8%
Air up tilt throw 19% 20% 13.4%
Air down tilt throw 19% 20% 13.4%
Air forward smash throw 17% 18% 13.8%-14.8%
Air up smash throw 22% 23% 13.4%-13.8%
Air down smash throw 22% 20% 13.4%


While the Blast Box is original to the Smash series, it appears to be based on a common theme in video games where certain marked objects can be detonated. The following explosion would damage all objects, including enemies, destructible parts of the environment, and even the player.

Trophy Description[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

The Blast Box trophy in Brawl.
Blast Box

An explosive-filled box that will detonate when the box is broken. The box can be smashed with normal attacks and will also catch fire and blow up if it's exposed to any flame. Unlike ordinary crates, blast boxes do not change their appearance from stage to stage. There's one fundamental rule when dealing with these items: be out of range when they blow.

Wii: Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

The Blast Box trophy in for 3DS.
The Blast Box trophy in for Wii U.
Blast Box

Ntsc A dangerous box that has been packed full of gunpowder. The player who sets off the box, either by hitting it or throwing it, will get points for any KOs. Setting off the box will result in a massive explosion, and you've only yourself to blame if you blow yourself up. It says DANGER right on the front.

Pal A dangerous box packed full of exceedingly flammable gunpowder. Fire and strong attacks will set it off, and the explosion will be massive, so keep your distance! By the way, any points for the KOs caused by the blast go to the person who last threw the box. If no one threw the box, nobody gets the points!

Wii: Super Smash Bros. Brawl (03/2008)
Wii U: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 爆薬箱 Explosive Box
UK English Blast Box
France French Caisee explosive Explosive Crate
Germany German Kawummkiste Boom Box
Spain Spanish Caja explosiva Explosive Box
Italy Italian Cassa esplosiva Explosive Crate
China Chinese (Simplified) 炸药箱 Explosive Box
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 炸藥箱 Explosive Box
South Korea Korean 폭탄 상자 Bomb Box
Netherlands Dutch Explosieve kist Explosive Box
Russia Russian Бум-ящик Boom Box

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