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Luigi with a flower condition in Ultimate
Kirby with a flower condition in SSB4

Flowering, known as RipStickFlower in Brawl and SSB4's files, is an attack effect in the Super Smash Bros. series that debuted in Super Smash Bros. Melee and has appeared in every subsequent game. Fighters hit by flowering attacks are inflicted with the flower status condition for an amount of time based on the attack's damage.

Examples of flowering attacks include hits from Lip's Stick and, starting in Brawl, Jigglypuff's Rest.

Status condition[edit]

Fighters with the flower condition have a flower visibly emerging from the top of their head. In Melee, Brawl, and SSB4, the flower is white; in Ultimate, the flower's appearance was changed so that it resembles the pink flowers seen on the title screen of Panel de Pon.

A fighter with the flower condition takes damage over time (1% every 21 frames in SSB4), until the are freed from the condition. The flower becomes bigger if fighter that already has the condition is hit with a flowering attack.

Any fighter hit by a flowering attack will be inflicted with the flower status condition—except Super Smash Bros. Brawl's Alloys, which are immune to the condition. The amount of time the flower condition remains is dependent on how much damage the flowering attack did; in SSB4, the maximum number of frames is damage dealt × 40.5, resulting in a full-duration flower condition dealing approximately twice the damage of the flowering attack. The duration of the condition can be decreased by button mashing, or in Ultimate, by moving around.

Starting in Brawl, Flower is one of the rules that can be set in Special Smash, which causes all fighters to permanently have the flower status condition.

List of flowering attacks[edit]

By characters[edit]

Character Move(s) Games
Jigglypuff Rest Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Luigi Negative Zone (one of several possible effects) Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Peach Flower Bomber Super Smash Bros. 4
Villager Garden
Wario Rose-Scented Waft

By items[edit]

Item Attack Games
Lip's Stick Any attack Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Poké Ball Pokémon Ditto: Transform (if the summoner possesses flowering attacks) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Togepi: Leech Seed Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

By enemies and bosses[edit]

Enemy/Boss Attack(s) Games
Crazy Hand Squeezing grab release Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4
Fabric of space-time vortex Super Smash Bros. 4

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