Fake Smash Ball

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Fake Smash Ball
Fake Smash Ball
The Fake Smash Ball item as it appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Universe Super Smash Bros.
Appears in Ultimate
Item class Special
This dangerous item looks like a Smash Ball, but it explodes when you break it. Take a closer look and you can see that the symbol is the exact opposite of a real Smash Ball, and the horizontal line is thicker...
Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site

The Fake Smash Ball (スマッシュボーム, Smash Bomb) is a new item in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch. It was revealed at E3 2018.


Like a true Smash Ball, the Fake Smash Ball slowly floats through the air, although it tends to drift towards fighters and action instead. Also unlike the Smash Ball, it will occasionally zip by very quickly, usually to interfere with an attack, making it quite devious to deal with. It can be distinguished from a true Smash Ball by carefully looking at its black lines, whose thickness is switched around. When broken, it slows down time slightly and yields a colorful X-shaped explosion which deals very strong knockback to nearby players, likely including the player who broke it.



  • As a possible pun, the Japanese names of the Smash Ball and Fake Smash Ball (スマッシュボール and スマッシュボーム, respectively) differ by only a single character.
  • While the Fake Smash Ball is an item original to the Super Smash Bros. universe, its explosion bears resemblance to that of X Bombs.
  • For some unknown reason, the blog post for the Fake Smash Ball on the official Super Smash Bros. website was removed shortly after it got posted. This appeared to only happen in American and European regions, as the blog post remained on the Japanese site. The post was eventually restored the next day, along with two other new blog posts.

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