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Not to be confused with Galeem.
Official render of Galleom, white background removed by uploader.

A boss in Brawl
Universe Super Smash Bros.
Point worth 30000
Location The Wilds (Part I)
The Ruined Hall

Galleom (ガレオム, Galleom) is a boss native to the Super Smash Bros. series who appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Boss description[edit]

Galleom's Subspace Bomb in the Subspace Emissary
Galleom's Subspace Bomb when he is preparing to self-destruct.

Galleom appears to be a giant, purple robot/cyborg which has simian features, and is also capable of transforming into a jet propelled tank labelled as his "Tank Form". He is covered head to toe in a heavy mechanized arsenal, possessing two rocket launchers as shoulder weapons, and powerful jets on his feet. He wears an iron mask that covers his face, as well as metallic arm braces over his bulky forearms. He is also quite agile in his simian form, capable of performing extremely large jumps, leading to the possibility that his jumps are jet propelled. In his tank form, he is much more compact, only being able to attack by either firing the missiles on his back, or simply by ramming into his foe at a high speed. As a last resort, he can set off a Subspace Bomb hidden within his head.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Role in The Subspace Emissary[edit]

Galleom in his tank form fighting against Pokémon Trainer
Pic of Galleom in his desert battlefield.
Galleom about to battle Marth, Ike, and Meta Knight.

Galleom is the fourth boss introduced in The Subspace Emissary. Marth, Ike, and Meta Knight were the first to spot Galleom as he was traveling through the desert in his tank form. The trio quickly caught up to him, causing Galleom to transform and fight the heroes. He was defeated and then jumps off the cliff to make a tactical retreat, only for him to land onto unstable ground which gave way, and Galleom landed in the Ruined Hall, where Lucas and the Pokémon Trainer challenge him. They manage to defeat him, and, in a last desperate attempt, Galleom grabs both Lucas and the Pokémon Trainer, starts the countdown on his emergency Subspace Bomb, then jets into the sky. Lucas manages to free both himself and the Pokémon Trainer by using PK Thunder, but in the process causes them both to fall a great distance as Galleom explodes. Meta Knight manages to catch the duo just before they land, then fly them away from the Subspace Bomb's blast. Galleom is then sucked into The Great Maze, along with the trophy of Wario, and revived; he must eventually be fought again in the Maze.

As a playable character[edit]

Main article: Galleom (SSBB)

Like all Brawl bosses, Galleom can be controlled in Boss Battles through hacking. The start button will self-destruct it.


Like all bosses Galleom is controllable with hacks in Boss Battles Mode. The start button will, like all bosses, self-destruct him. Its attacks are very powerful, and several of them gain OHKO power on Intense. Move names with a Japanese name listed afterwards are sourced from the official Japanese strategy guide to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Move Input Description Move Number
A Galleom stomps forward with one foot. This is Galleom's fastest and least telegraphed attack, but it is also one of his least powerful (though still strong enough to KO at 60% on Intense and around 100% on Easy). 1
Hammer Knuckle
A+D-Pad Galleom spins, then punches the ground with both fists to create a shockwave. The fists hit has extreme power, inflicting up to 55%. The shockwave deals decent damage (up to 25%) and hit with completely horizontal knockback. On higher difficulties, the shockwave can send the player very far, potentially past the blast lines. The shockwave covers the length of the entire stage. 2
Double Arm Press
A+D-Pad Galleom slams his fists on both sides of him, similar to Donkey Kong's down smash. This is one of Galleom's fastest attacks, though it can be avoided by just being right near Galleom. If the player hits the lower part of Galleom's arms, they could potentially be meteor smashed. 2
A+D-Pad/D-Pad Galleom does a huge, jet-propelled uppercut. Noticeable windup, but the uppercut travels fast when unleashed. The fist is a sweetspot with extreme knockback, OHKOing on Intense when Galleom is at low health, but not when it's at full health. In Boss Battles this attack is curiously made much faster, unlike all the others. If Galleom is fought as one of the last three bosses before Tabuu, it is even swifter and more unpredictable. However, it is also his most nerfed move, with the sweetspot KOing at 35% on Intense. 1
Double Lariat
B Galleom charges up, then spins around. It creates a very powerful vacuum to suck players in, though its range is very short and it lasts briefly; furthermore, any character can just walk away to not get sucked in even on Intense difficulty. If players get sucked in near the beginning of the attack and multiple hits chain, they will sustain an extreme amount of damage (quite over 150%) with guaranteed OHKO power on Intense. The last KOing hit deals perfectly vertical knockback. This move is somewhat similar to Spinning Kong. 2
Giant Jump
B+D-Pad Galleom jumps high, and then lands with a big stomp. Regardless of where he lands, he will slide to the side opposite of where he jumped. It deals up to 61%, OHKOing on Intense when Galleom is at low health, but not when at full health. 2
B+D-Pad Galleom transforms into a tank, then shoots four missiles. On the higher difficulties, every missile can inflict up to 30% damage, KOing slightly under 60%. Despite being projectiles, the missiles are unable to be reflected in Brawl as they pass through reflector hitboxes, but they can be reflected in his Ultimate incarnation. 2
B+D-Pad/D-Pad Galleom shoots two missiles two times. During this time, his "mask" has a hitbox and can still damage on contact. The missiles have roughly the same power of their Tank version, but are easier to avoid. 1
X Galleom stiffens, and tries to fall on the player. Huge knockback, being an invariable one-hit KO on Intense difficulty. It's similar to Luigi's side taunt but as an actual attack. Damage can reach 62%, while knockback is very horizontal. If the player touches Galleom's back, they will only take minor knockback and less than 20%, being the only possibility to survive on the higher difficulties. 2
R Galleom transforms into a tank, then rushes forward, dealing vertical knockback. 2
Rush and Slam L Used at low health, Galleom uses Rush then also tries to fall on the player from above - which deals enormous spiked or horizontal knockback, and will OHKO on Intense, much like Collapse. Damage can reach a huge 70%. Afterwards, he will stay vulnerable on the ground for a long time (up to three seconds). It is easy for him to be KO'd during this down time, as he must be at low HP already to initiate the fall (usually 25% or lower). 2
Stomping Jump Unusable Galleom stomps across the stage, which will bury grounded players, and meteor smash airborne players. Galleom will stomp four times, and will stomp in place if he reaches the edge of the screen before finishing the move. On the higher difficulties, each stomp deals 38% damage, for a combined maximum damage of 144% if all hits land. 1

HP and damage taken[edit]

HP Values Lowest difficulty Below-middle difficulty Middle difficulty Above-middle difficulty Highest difficulty
The Wilds (Part I) 315 375 420 495 570
The Ruined Hall 205 225 240 265 290
The Great Maze 333 399 444 513 570
Round 1-3 4-6 7-9 1-3 4-6 7-9 1-3 4-6 7-9 1-3 4-6 7-9 1-3 4-6 7-9
Boss Battles 114.8 120.4 132 126 134 146 138 146.5 160 150 160 177 182 196 215
  EffectIcon(Normal).png EffectIcon(Slash).png EffectIcon(Electric).png EffectIcon(Freezing).png EffectIcon(Flame).png The icon for the grass effect. EffectIcon(Water).png EffectIcon(Darkness).png EffectIcon(Aura).png Specials: Direct Specials: Indirect
Damage taken ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.3 ×0.75 ×1.0 ×1.3 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×0.95

Like all bosses in Brawl, Galleom gains an additional ×0.6 damage resistance modifier when fought in co-op mode, effectively gaining 67% more health. This modifier is applied whenever the second player is in-game, and is no longer applied if the second player loses all their stocks.


Galleom has two trophies, one featuring his Robot Form (which is obtained by using a Trophy Stand on Galleom), and the Galleom (Tank Form) trophy, which is obtained by completing Boss Battles mode on Intense difficulty. Completing Boss Battles on Intense difficulty is the only way to get this trophy in the NTSC version of Brawl, as using a Golden Hammer on the challenge square holding the trophy will not work—this is not the case in the PAL version, where every box can be broken.

Galleom trophy from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Galleom's trophy in Brawl
An enormous, transforming robot and Subspace Army warmonger. Galleom is characterized by various attack threats, including jump stomps, beefy arm bludgeonings, and even missiles fired from its back. It also has a Subspace Bomb set in its head, which it can use in times of desperation to blow itself up and drag the player into the darkness of Subspace. It's one tough robot!
Wii: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Galleom trophy from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Galleom (Tank Form)'s trophy in Brawl
Galleom (Tank Form)
Galleom with its arms and legs neatly compacted into tank form. In this form, it can get around the combat field at high speed. It can quickly change into humanoid form to take advantage of awesome combat capabilities. Its last defense and most threatening trait is a built-in Subspace Bomb. In tank form, Galleom can still attack with body slams and missiles. It never runs.
Wii: Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Galleom returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, playing a role as a boss in Classic Mode and in the World of Light adventure mode.

Galleom appears in a battlefield that resembles the large hangar in Shadow Moses Island from Metal Gear Solid, where Solid Snake fights Metal Gear REX, crashing onto the ground before transforming out of his tank form and letting out a roar, jets of steam bursting from his body. Galleom appears to have most of his attack patterns from its past incarnation in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, with some new additions:

  • His attacks deal less damage and knockback, even on the highest difficulty with no spirits.
  • Galleom can now launch six missiles after transforming into his tank form, firing in three bursts of two missiles each.
  • Galleom has a new move called "Grab" (つかみ) in which he stretches his arms out, then tries to grab the fighter. If the grab is successful, Galleom will crush the player, dealing constant damage and slamming them into the ground which launches them unless the fighter breaks free. Like other grabs, this can bypass shields as well as counters.
  • When charging in his tank form, Galleom will turn around and charge back as he returns to the battlefield in an attempt to hit the fighter again.
  • Galleom now uses the hover jets on his feet to aim his jump attack, aiming for the fighter as he lands.
  • When reduced to a quarter of his health, Galleom turns red and stomps around wildly, dealing flame damage if he hits the player with one of his stomps. Afterwards, all of his attack patterns are sped up and the lag between his attacks is significantly decreased.

When defeated, explosions erupt across Galleom's body as pieces of it (including one of its arms) fly off before the metal monster falls over with his remaining hand on his chest, like he did in the Subspace Emissary.

The Fighters that are assigned to fight Galleom in Classic Mode at the end of their runs are R.O.B., Snake, Wolf, Dark Pit, King K. Rool and Min Min. Mega Man and Sephiroth are also assigned to fight Galleom, but not for the final round, as Mega Man fights Dr. Mario (representing Dr. Wily), then Mewtwo (upon Dr. Mario’s defeat, who represents Wily Alien) afterwards, and Sephiroth fights Galleom in the second round of his route. Usually, Boss Battle - Super Smash Bros. Brawl plays during the battle, but Guts Man Stage plays in Mega Man's Classic Mode, ARMS Grand Prix Final Battle plays in Min Min's Classic Mode, and Galeem / Dharkon plays during the boss rush.


No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
SSBU spirit Galleom.png
★★ 3 1565 6334 715 2893 790 3198 Fist Attack ↑ Super Smash Bros. Series

Role in World of Light[edit]

The location of Galleom in World of Light.
Galleom's location in World of Light

Galleom is assigned by Galeem to guard the Base sub area of the Light Realm, which can be accessed in a jungle like area. Defeating Galleom is necessary to weaken the shield protecting Galeem.

He is later fought again during the final boss fight, along with all the others bosses except for Master and Crazy Hand. In said battle, Galleom is the first of the Light Realm bosses to appear on screen in the second phase, which could indicate him being the first boss in the game.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ガレオム, Galleom
UK English Galleom
France French Galéon
Germany German Galleom
Spain Spanish Galleom
Italy Italian Galleom
China Chinese (Simplified) 加雷欧姆, Galleom
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 加雷歐姆, Galleom
South Korea Korean 가레옴, Galleom
Netherlands Dutch Galleom
Russia Russian Галлеом


  • Galleom has two different death animations. The first involves him falling over and kneeling, weakened but still operational, while the second involves him falling onto his back and subsequently exploding; however, it can still be seen moving slightly. The latter appears in the last few rounds of Boss Battles, and sometimes appears after defeating Galleom with a powerful attack at low health, such as with Falcon Punch and Kafrizz.
  • In Boss Battles, the arena that Galleom appears in (in the desert or in the large ruin chamber) is random.
  • The music in Galleom's Subspace Emissary battles, Boss Battle Song 1, is the same as the Duon battle. Galleom and Duon are the only bosses who originate from Brawl, aside from Tabuu.
  • Galleom is the only boss in The Subspace Emissary who is battled twice before The Great Maze
  • After the Great Maze is completed, the player cannot fight Galleom in The Wilds (Part I).
  • Galleom is one of two bosses (the other being Tabuu) to appear in two forms of trophies. For Galleom, it's the normal one via the Trophy Stand and the one for completing Boss Battles Mode on Intense.
  • As of version 12.0.0, Galleom is the most common boss for Ultimate's Classic Mode who isn't Master Hand, being fought by 8 characters.
  • If Galleom is defeated in Tank Form, it will continue the attack (Rush or Rush & Slam) until the end, even falling on the player. However, these attacks cannot KO the player in this state, as the blastzones cease to exist once Galleom's health is fully depleted.