The Great Fox (グレートフォックス, Great Fox) is the mother ship belonging to the Star Fox mercenary group.
The Great Fox is a giant ship that has four large wings. In the front of the ship is a port that allows Arwings to enter and exit the ship. The front of the Great Fox has two turrets that fire high-powered energy blasts. The Great Fox serves as the base of operations for every one of Fox's team adventures since Star Fox 64, and it serves purposes ranging from launching and carrying the Arwings to having ROB 64 send Fox supplies.
The Great Fox appeared in Super Smash Bros. in the Star Fox 64 stage Sector Z, where the Great Fox acts as the platform on which the players fight each other. The players can only traverse the ship length-wise. The ship is greatly scaled down (or the fighters are greatly scaled up), as normally, the entire Star Fox crew can fit comfortably in the cockpit, and the ship can store several Arwings and other large vehicles. The ship also is shown very briefly in the game's intro, before the camera zooms into the bridge to show Fox.
In Super Smash Bros. Melee, the Great Fox is again reduced to a smaller, unrealistic size. It is featured on two stages. In Corneria, the Great Fox acts as a platform as it did in Super Smash Bros., whereas the players traverse lengthwise, while in Venom, the player traverses the ship's width as it flies over the planet Venom from Star Fox 64. Its four wings become usable as platforms; the top two can be passed through. It again appears in the intro in Melee, shown along with the Captain Falcon's Blue Falcon and Samus Aran's Gunship.
Corneria returns from Melee as a stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where it again serves as the main platform. In terms of new stages, the Great Fox gives up its role as a platform in the new Star Fox stage, Lylat Cruise, ceding it to the Pleiades. It still zips by in the background, however, and is also featured in the Subspace Emissary.
In the Subspace Emissary
Main article: Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary
The Great Fox briefly engages the Battleship Halberd in a dogfight over a giant wasteland. Shortly afterwards, it is defeated and carried off on the underside of the Halberd before being slammed into the Glacial Peak; however, what exactly became of the vessel after this remains unknown, as it is never seen after the "Snake's Mission Begins" cutscene, where it seen erratically fleeing the area, its engines heavily trailing smoke.
The Great Fox appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with its design from Star Fox: Assault, as a main platform in Orbital Gate Assault.
It also appears as an item in Smash Tour: when used on the map, it teleports the user to a not yet visited checkpoint.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Great Fox returns as the main platform on the returning stages Corneria and Venom, and again features as a background element of Lylat Cruise. Its updated design in Corneria and Venom appears to be taken from Star Fox Zero.
In World of Light
Main article: Adventure Mode: World of Light
The Great Fox found in the snowy mountain area after the Metal Gear RAY spirit battle. The player needs a Slippy Toad or ROB 64 spirit to repair it. Once repaired, the player can ride in it to explore the space area.