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Grass (effect)

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This article is about an attack effect in Brawl. For the item in SSB4, see Grass (item).
Found on Smash Bros. Dojo. Ivysaur using Bullet Seed.
Mario being hit by Ivysaur's Bullet Seed, a grass attack, in Brawl

Grass is an attack effect in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Grass attacks have the same visual appearance as slash attacks, generating a crescent-shaped visual effect.

Due to type effectiveness, grass attacks deal 110% knockback to Squirtle and 90% knockback to Charizard. Aside from being boosted by Grass Attack stickers, this is its only gameplay effect.

Ivysaur is the only character that has grass attacks, other than Kirby copying Ivysaur's Bullet Seed.

Grass is the only major effect to not return in future games. No known attacks in Super Smash Bros. 4 or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate use it; despite Ivysaur being present in the latter, its attacks are generally Normal. It is unknown whether the effect is merely unused, or removed outright.

The Subspace Emissary[edit]

In The Subspace Emissary, almost all enemies have the same resistance to both slash and grass attacks; Primids are the only exception, taking 1.3× damage from slash attacks but 1.0× from grass attacks.

List of grass attacks by characters[edit]

Character Move(s) Games
Ivysaur Neutral attack Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Forward tilt
Down tilt
Up smash
Down smash
Forward air
Back air
Up air
Down air
Bullet Seed
Razor Leaf
Vine Whip
Kirby (Copy Abilities) Bullet Seed


  • Although some attacks have a plant-like aesthetic to them, they are considered slash attacks instead. These include Venusaur and Snivy's Razor Leaf and Mega Man's Leaf Shield. This is due to the grass effect being exclusive to Brawl.
    • Additionally, Chikorita is a Poké Ball summon in Brawl, but its Razor Leaf attack does not have the Grass effect.