Food

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Food
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Food artwork from Brawl.
Universe Super Smash Bros.
Appears in SSBM
SSBB
SSB4
Item class Damage Recovering

Food (たべもの, Food) is an item that, when used, recovers a small amount of the user's damage. Although they often spawn in groups from Party Balls, the items can spawn on their own, and some items of food are unique to specific stages.

Operation[edit]

As an item[edit]

Food commonly spawns on stages in the games, and large bundles of food are frequently dispensed from the Party Ball. As a relatively common item, food generally does not recover significant amounts of damage; the strongest food items recover only 9-to-12% of the player's health, with a majority often recovering below 6%.

In Brawl, there is a special "gulp" sound effect for when characters consume food that happens to be a liquid, like the tea or orange juice items.

As a stage feature[edit]

Three stages in the series, Green Greens, the Summit, and Tortimer's Island, dispense unique foods; Green Greens features Apples, the Summit features Vegetables from the original Ice Climber game (complete with sound effects from the game when consumed), and Tortimer's Island features some tropical fruits like lychees. In the case of Green Greens, some of the apples dropped by Whispy Woods will instead take the form of items that can be thrown at opponents; if items are turned off via the Item Switch, these apples will always be the type that can be thrown. If items are disabled on The Summit, the Vegetables will never spawn; it is unknown if this is the case for Tortimer's Island.

Yoshi's Story has Shy Guys flying around that carry normal food, which repeatedly shifts between different types of food as they hold onto it unless they drop it when attacked (however, sometimes they may roulette between other kinds of items). If items are turned off, the food will disappear but the Shy Guys will remain.

As a Pokémon item[edit]

The Pokémon Chansey in Melee can potentially drop Eggs as a part of Softboiled; these Eggs can potentially heal any players that pick up the items, though like the food items on stages, they will all be throwable if food is disabled.

In individual attacks[edit]

Three characters: Peach, Diddy Kong, and Mr. Game & Watch can spawn Food themselves. Peach can summon a variety of peaches as part of Peach Blossom (her Final Smash), Diddy Kong's Peanut Popgun and Rocketbarrel Barrage can potentially spawn shelled peanuts (Brawl only), and Mr. Game & Watch summons an apple with judgment hammer #7.

"Eating While Reclining"[edit]

Snake, eating while reclining.

Brawl added a technique called Eating While Reclining (倒れアイテム食べ, Eating items while downed or DownEatU and DownEatD internally in Brawl files, depending on on which side the character is lying). If a character lands hard by some food, the player can press the attack button to grab and eat the food without needing to get up first.[1] This technique however has no practical use, and it can even be detrimental; knocked-down players will be unable to use their getup attack if they land near food, removing a getup option, and since the action leaves players vulnerable, it may even get players unaware of this obscure mechanic's existence punished for trying to use a getup attack near food.

List[edit]

Food Items
Food Description Healing Power
Sushi Platter Tray with a large green leaf and various sushi (SSBM) or a simple plate of shrimp and tuna sushi (SSBB) 8% (SSBM), 4% (SSBB)
Hanami Dango Three rice flour dumplings colored pink, white, and green on a skewer (SSBM) 3%
Cheese A wedge of yellow cheese with holes (SSBM) or a wheel of white cheese (SSBB) 4% (SSBM), 7% (SSBB)
Grapes A cluster of purple (SSBM) or blue-purple grapes (SSBB, SSB4) 3% (SSBM, SSBB), 4% (SSB4)
Donut Donut half dipped in chocolate icing on the side (SSBM) or topped with chocolate icing (SSBB) 4% (SSBM), 6% (SSBB)
Gyūdon (lit. Beef bowl) A bowl of rice topped with beef, onion, and red pickled ginger (SSBM) 7%
Watermelon A whole watermelon with green striped circle (SSBM, SSBB) or a longer variety (SSBB) 6% (SSBM), 9% (SSBB)
Ice Cream Wafer cone with soft-serve vanilla ice cream (SSBM) mixed with strawberry ice cream (SSBB) 3% (SSBM), 6% (SSBB)
Pizza Thin-crust pizza with various toppings (SSBM, SSBB) 8% (SSBM) 11% (SSBB)
Melon A green melon of the Yubari King variety with a stem that forks in 2 directions (SSBM, SSBB) 6% (SSBM), 7% (SSBB)
Bananas A three-banana bunch (SSBM) 5%
Fried Rice A bowl of rice fried with various vegetables (SSBM, SSBB) 7% (SSBM), 11% (SSBB)
Onigiri Rice molded into a triangle laying on a strip of seaweed (SSBM, SSB4) 6% (SSBM), 4% (SSB4)
Orange A round orange (SSBM) 4%
Rice Lunch Tray A square container filled with rice, tea, some condiments, and chopsticks (SSBM) 5%
Hamburger A burger on a sesame seed bun with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and meat (SSBM, SSBB) 6% (SSBM), 7% (SSBB)
Turkey A whole roast turkey on a plate with parsley, tomato, and lemon; in SSB4, it heals the most out of any food in the series (SSBM, SSB4) 7% (SSBM), 15% (SSB4)
Curry Rice A plate with rice on one side and curry sauce with meat and potatoes on the other (SSBM) 7%
Cup of Tea A simple white cup filled with light brown tea or (SSBM) dark brown tea (SSBB) on a white saucer (SSBM, SSBB), or a fancy white cup with a gold handle filled with orange tea on a fancier saucer (SSB4) 2%
Milk A blue and white carton of milk (SSBM) or a blue and white bottle of milk with "Smash Milk" written on it (SSBB, SSB4) 5% (SSBM, SSB4), 4% (SSBB)
Chicken Drumstick A chicken leg wrapped in a blue and white-striped piece of paper; heals the most in the game (SSBB) 12%
Spaghetti A white plate of spaghetti pasta with Bolognese sauce on top (SSBM, SSB4) 6% (SSBM), 8% (SSB4)
Omelette A white plate of rice covered by a French style omelette, tomato sauce, and parsley (SSBM) 7%
Strawberry A single strawberry with its stem and leaves intact (SSBM, SSBB) 1%
Shiitake Mushroom A dark brown mushroom cap with light stem (SSBM) 5%
Orange Juice A wine glass (SSBM) or thick milkshake glass with an orange slice on the edge and a pink straw (SSBB) filled with orange juice 3%
Chashu (lit. Fork Roast) Rāmen/Lamian A bowl filled with noodles, vegetables, egg, fish cake, and pieces of roast pork (SSBM) 7%
Apple A red apple with a stem (SSBM, SSBB, SSB4) 5% (SSBM) 4% (SSBB, SSB4)
Unagi Rice A rectangular pan of rice and Japanese eel; heals the most in the game (SSBM) 9%
Chocolate A bare 2-by-8 (SSBB) or partially wrapped 3-by-15 (SSB4) chocolate bar 6% (SSBB), 5% (SSB4)
Pineapple A whole pineapple with its rind and stem (SSBB) 5%
Bread A bread roll with a cross cut on top (SSBB) or a loaf of bread (SSB4) 3% (SSBB), 10% (SSB4)
Cherry Pie A slice of cherry pie (SSBB, SSB4) 7% (SSBB), 6% (SSB4)
Lollipop A swirl lollipop on a stick, either in rainbow colors (SSBB) or candy corn colors (SSB4) 9% (SSBB), 3% (SSB4)
Sausages A pair of sausages drizzled with ketchup (SSBB) 5%
Steak A slab of grilled steak on a plate (SSBB, SSB4) with a variant consisting of Salisbury steak with mushroom sauce and vegetables (SSB4) 10% (SSBB), 7% (SSB4)
Dim Sum/Dianxin A shu mai dumpling with a green pea on top in a steam basket (SSBB, SSB4) 7% (SSBB), 5% (SSB4)
Cookie A shortbread cookie in the shape of a heart (SSBB) 2%
Strawberry Shortcake A two layered shortcake with whipped cream and strawberries (SSBB, SSB4) 10% (SSBB), 11% (SSB4)
Parfait A fruit parfait with ice cream on the top (SSBB) 11%
Cream Soda A vanilla ice cream float with melon soda as the liquid (SSBB) 5%
Kiwi Half of a kiwi fruit with the skin intact (SSB4) 2%
Cherry A pair of cherries attached at the stem (SSB4) 1%
Pear A light-skinned pear with its stem (SSB4) 3%
Lemon A pair of lemons with leaves (SSB4) 2%
Hot Dog A hot dog on a bun with lettuce, pickles, mustard, and ketchup (SSB4) 6%
Soda A glass of soda on the rocks with a slice of lemon as a garnish (SSB4) 3%
Kebab A corn cob, a piece of shrimp, some cherry tomatoes, some bacon-wrapped sausages, and other pieces of meat on a skewer (SSB4) 5%
Pancake A plate of pancakes topped with butter and syrup (SSB4) 7%
Popcorn A red and white-striped bucket filled with popcorn (SSB4) 6%
Tempura A plate with three pieces of shrimp tempura garnished with parsley (SSB4) 6%
Squash Soup A bowl of butternut squash soup on a plate with a wooden spoon to the side (SSB4) 4%
Mont Blanc Pureed chestnuts piped on a cake base with a chestnut and a marzipan leaf on top (SSB4) 5%
Salad A mixed vegetable salad in a bowl (SSB4) 5%
Eggs with Bacon A plate with two sunny-side-up eggs with broccoli and bacon on the side (SSB4) 5%
Peach A regular sized peach (SSBB) or a giant peach (SSB4) generated by Peach Blossom (SSBB, SSB4) 5% (SSBB), 20% (SSB4)
Peanut A peeled peanut fired by the Peanut Popgun or Rocketbarrel Barrage (SSBB, SSB4) 4%

Trophies[edit]

The Food item appears as a trophy in Melee, Brawl, and Smash 4.

Melee description[edit]

Food's trophy in Melee
Food
These food items will restore your health when you eat them. There are 28 different types of food, and the nutritional value and yumminess quotient differs slightly with each type. Party Balls tend to hold the largest amount of food items. You may be vulnerable when gorging yourself, but you do need to eat to survive.
GameCube: Super Smash Bros. Melee (12/01)


Brawl description[edit]

Food's trophy in Brawl
Food
Treats that decrease your damage. The nutritional value of each food, and how much damage it heals, is carefully measured. What's better for you, sushi or a donut? Party Balls contain a lot of food, so if you eat it all yourself, you can really lower your damage. There may be times when you laugh and walk away from food, and times when you watch someone else eating and cry.
GameCube: Super Smash Bros. Melee (12/01)


SSB4 description[edit]

Food
ntsc Pick up food and eat it to restore health. There are 28 kinds of food in all, including bread, which heals 10 damage, roast chicken which heals 15, and so on. The fancier the food, the more damage it will heal. Keep and eye out for Party Balls-they may drop a whole buffet for you to nom.
pal Pick up food and eat it to restore health. There are 28 kinds of food in all, including bread, which heals 10 damage, roast chicken, which heals 15, and so on. The fancier the food, the more it heals you! Party Balls normally have a lot of food inside, so try to scoff it all up yourself!
GameCube: Super Smash Bros. Melee (12/2001)
Wii U: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U


Origin[edit]

Various collectible foods in Kirby 64': The Crystal Shards.

The use of food as an item in video games is not uncommon, and some Nintendo games also featured the use of fruit in such a way. Yoshi's Story, for instance, required Yoshi to eat thirty fruits within a level to complete it; in these cases, the fruit also recovered some of his health. The EarthBound series also featured the use of both everyday and esoteric foods as recovery items.

Food that restored the player's health also appeared in Kirby Super Star as well as many other Kirby series games, acting as a common, yet low-powered method to recover Kirby's health; the use of food in the series is especially relevant to the item's appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series, as items featured in Super Smash Bros. Melee would later reappear in Kirby Air Ride as a common, low-health recovery food. In addition, several food sprites from the Kirby franchise has been reused and modified to accommodate the sprites for the Super Smash Bros. series.

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