We have a concise graphical means of referring to both characters and stages. I want to make this true of items too. Here's an example of things that I would like to implement per item (since this is already kinda lengthy and it has sections of its own, let's vote in talk):
In Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. introduces what has since been the only Pokémon-related item featured throughout the Smash Bros. series until SSB4:
- Poké Ball: The mass-producible, spherical item that, in any Pokémon continuity, can be thrown at a wild Pokémon to capture it and place it under the thrower's ownership, and which can subsequently be used by the owner as a storage device for that Pokémon that can send out and recall the Pokémon freely. The Poké Ball item featured in Super Smash Bros., like with each incarnation of the Poké Ball in future Smash Bros. installments, comes pre-loaded with one Pokémon randomly selected out of a pool of possible species, and when the ball is thrown and lands on a floor, the Pokémon inside emerges and briefly performs its own moves and behaviors before disappearing. The Super Smash Bros. version of this item can release one of thirteen different results, all originating from the First Generation: Charizard, Blastoise, Beedrill, Clefairy, Meowth, Onix, Hitmonlee, Koffing, Chansey, Goldeen, Starmie, Snorlax, and most rarely, Mew.
In Super Smash Bros. Melee
- Poké Ball: The Super Smash Bros. Melee version of this item can release one of twenty-nine different results, originating from the First and Second Generations: Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Clefairy, Electrode, Weezing, Chansey, Goldeen, Staryu, Snorlax, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Togepi, Bellossom, Marill, Unown, Wobbuffet, Scizor, and Porygon2, and in rare instances, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mew, Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, Ho-Oh, and Celebi. (Ditto was also planned, but was scrapped from the final release and is now only accessible as a dummied-out result with Action Replay or other hacking methods.) 
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Poké Ball: The Super Smash Bros. Brawl version of this item can release one of thirty different results, originating from all four Generations of the franchise that were in effect as of Brawl: Meowth, Electrode, Goldeen, Staryu, Snorlax, Chikorita, Togepi, Bellossom, Wobbuffet, Torchic, Gardevoir, Gulpin, Metagross, Latias and Latios (the first instance of a duo of separate Pokémon that can appear out of a single thrown Poké Ball), Piplup, Bonsly, Munchlax, and Weavile, and in rare instances, Moltres, Mew, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Jirachi, Deoxys (in its Attack Forme), and Manaphy.
In Super Smash Bros. 4
- Poké Ball: The Poké Ball was announced to make its comeback in the Comet Observatory trailer for Super Smash Bros. 4.
List of items
|Poké Ball||Throwing/Summoning||Once thrown and lands on the ground, unleashes a Pokémon to aid the user.||Pokémon|