Bullet Bill (enemy)

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For the item, see Bullet Bill (item).
Bullet Bill
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Bullet Bill artwork from New Super Mario Bros.
Universe Mario
Level(s) appears in The Jungle
The Lake
The Lake Shore
The Cave
The Swamp
The Great Maze
Point worth 500
Article on Super Mario Wiki Bullet Bill

Bullet Bills (キラー, Killer) are missile-like enemies from the Mario games, and are a unit within the Koopa Troop.


Bullet Bills as they appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Bullet Bills are common enemies in the Mario series, debuting in Super Mario Bros.. They quickly fly in a straight line, damaging the player on contact, and like most enemies they can be defeated by simply jumping on them. They are most commonly shot by Bill Blasters, though in rare cases they appear on their own. In later games, homing and bigger versions were introduced.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Bullet Bill was mentioned in the Banzai Bill trophy.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Three Bullet Bills flying near Marth in the Subspace Emissary.

The Bullet Bill commonly appears as an enemy in The Subspace Emissary. They fly from offscreen, exploding upon impact with a character or on the ground. They also appear in Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong's introduction, in which three of them are destroyed by Diddy Kong. They can be reflected, but will often quickly recover and continue their attack. Some of them are homing, following players until they hit. Unlike in the Mario games, Bullet Bills cannot be defeated by jumping on them.

Damage taken[edit]

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Damage taken ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.3 ×0.7 ×1.0 ×1.3 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×0.75

Trophy Description[edit]

Bullet Bill trophy in Brawl.
Bullet Bill
A shell fired from a special cannon known as a Bill Blaster. Easily identified by their angry eyes, Bullet Bills fly across the land in perfectly straight lines. Though they easily shrug off fireballs, they can be stopped by jumping on them. A unique characteristic of the cannons is that they will not fire a Bullet Bill if Mario is standing right beside one.
NES: Super Mario Bros.
GameCube: Super Mario Sunshine


Name Game Effect Character(s)
Bullet Bill New Super Mario Bros. StickerIconLaunchPower.png +12 RandomHeadSSBB.png
Bullet Blaster Mario Kart: Double Dash StickerIconLaunchPower.png +50 RandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Bullet Bill (New Super Mario Bros.).png
Bullet Bill
(New Super Mario Bros.)
Brawl Sticker Bullet Blaster (Mario Kart DD!!).png
Bullet Blaster
(Mario Kart: DD!!)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As an item[edit]

See: Bullet Bill (item).
Several Bullet Bills homing on Captain Falcon.

In Smash Run[edit]

Bullet Bills appear as enemies. They retain their homing behavior from Brawl, though they can no longer be reflected. They deal 3% damage upon impact, or more if they collide with a surface and explode. In addition to being found on their own, they can also be fired from Bill Blasters, in which case they do not home in on the player.

A large number of Bullet Bills can appear as a random event.

Bullet Bills appear as part of the Mario-themed Vs. Enemy Team final battle, where some of them fly forward like as if they were shot out of a Bill Blaster rather than homing in on the player.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Bullet Bill returns as an item, retaining the same functionality as in Smash 4. It also appears as a spirit.


No. Image Name Type Class Ability Series
Bullet Bill Attack Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99 Super Mario Series