The Fairy Bottle (妖精のビン, Fairy Bottle) is an item that appears in Super Smash Bros. 4. It can be picked up and thrown, and can only be opened by a player with 100 or more damage; doing so will release the fairy inside, healing the user by 100 points. Because it can't be opened by someone under 100 damage, they can wield it as both a weapon (against players that are also under 100 damage), use it on an ally to heal them, or just hold it as a backup for when their own damage reaches 100+, as it will automatically heal them as soon as their damage reaches 100 points. In this manner, it is a combination of the Heart Container and the Team Healer.
Fairies first appeared in The Legend of Zelda and have appeared in almost every subsequent Zelda game since as a method of regaining health. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past introduced the ability to capture Fairies in bottles, and many Zelda games since have also allowed this, which will cause the Fairy to be released automatically should Link lose all of his hearts. In Zelda games, a Fairy always heals a fixed number of hearts, usually six – whereas the player’s health bar starts out at three hearts but can rise to twenty.
The design of the Fairy in Super Smash Bros. 4 originates from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time; some later Zelda games have also retained this design of Fairies. These Fairies come in a variety of colors; usually blue, yellow, or pink. Typically in Zelda games, pink Fairies are the type of Fairies found that can heal Link and can be captured. In Super Smash Bros. 4, the fairy is pink. The design of the bottle, however, comes from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
In Brawl, a sticker of a fairy in a bottle, titled Fairy, is available.
The Fairy Bottle is a thrown projectile item that ricochets off its target, allowing it to be caught and thrown again, dealing about 8 damage with medium knockback. If it is held by or hits a character with 100+ damage then, as stated on the Miiverse, it will open instantly and the fairy will heal that character by 100 points . Also, if eaten by a character under 100 damage, it will heal 1 point of damage like other items; however, doing so in All-Star Mode will not heal any damage.
The fairy bottle appears as a Spirit for the game's Spirit mode.
In addition to the above, equipping the Sprixie Princesses, Elline, Chansey or Lissa Support Spirits will give the player a Fairy Bottle at a start of a match.