Gold Fighter

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Gold Fighter
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Samus as a Gold Fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
Universe Mario
Appears in SSB4
Item class Transforming
Requirements 100 coins (Golden Plains)
Xerneas: Geomancy (Ultimate only)
Article on Super Mario Wiki Gold Mario

Gold is a transformation that appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Fighters affected by this transformation are referred to as gold fighters.[1] It originates from the Mario universe.

Gold fighters deal more knockback to opponents from direct attacks and throws, but projectiles are unaffected. In Smash 3DS only, the fighter will not flinch or receive knockback. The effect is accompanied by a damage output multiplier, indicated by a red particle effect around the affected fighter.

The stage Golden Plains applies this status to fighters who collect 100 Coins. In Ultimate only, Xerneas turns the summoner gold. Additionally, in some Spirit Battles, the opponent is gold.



The effect originates from the Gold Flower power-up, introduced in New Super Mario Bros. 2, which allows Mario to transform into Gold Mario. Gold Mario is a variant of the Fire Mario transformation that allows Mario to shoot golden fireballs which turn breakable blocks and enemies into coins.


  1. ^ Masahiro Sakurai (2014-06-10). Director's Room. Miiverse. Archived from the original on 2017-10-17. Retrieved on 2019-07-14. “If you collect 100 coins, you transform into a gold fighter! For a short period of time, your attack power will increase and you won't flinch when you receive attacks. This unique stage's name is Golden Plains and it's exclusive to the 3DS version.”