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Gunship (Final Smash)

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This article is about the Final Smash. For other uses, see Gunship.
Gunship in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
View from Samus' Gunship.
User Zero Suit Samus
Universe Metroid
Article on Metroid Wiki Samus Aran's Gunship

Gunship (スターシップ, Starship) is Zero Suit Samus's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. 4. It replaces Power Suit Samus from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, since Samus and Zero Suit Samus are no longer transforming characters.


Beginning of Gunship in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Zero Suit Samus about to enter the Gunship in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

When activated, Zero Suit Samus jumps into her Gunship and proceeds to fire several energy beam shots at her opponents, which are aimed beforehand by moving a cursor around onscreen. The move is overall very similar to Snake's Grenade Launcher. After Zero Suit Samus fires 5 blasts or a few seconds have passed, the Final Smash will end.

Instructional quote[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS case foldout ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-3.png Jump into your Gunship and shoot lasers at your opponents.


Gunship (Zero Suit Samus)'s trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Gunship (Zero Suit Samus)
NTSC Samus's spaceship carries her through space and serves as her base of operations during her missions. Zero Suit Samus will call down and board her Gunship with her Final Smash. Once she's in the pilot's seat, she has a short time to unleash up to five powerful shots from the ship's weapons. Foes aren't safe even hiding off-screen!
PAL Samus's Gunship is her way of travelling through space and her base of operations when exploring hostile planets. In Zero Suit Samus's Final Smash, she can use her Gunship to fire powerful beams at other fighters, hitting them multiple times, even if they're hiding off-screen! At least they can be thankful it doesn't go on forever.


Source: The Models Resource. Note that while this is the actual in-game model, it is not an official render. A high-quality official image would be preferable, if one can be found.
Samus' Gunship as it appears in Metroid: Other M.
Main article: Gunship

Samus's Gunship has been a staple of Metroid games since Metroid II: Return of Samus, but in most games, it acted as a glorified save/ammo restore point. In Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, it became a bigger gameplay element: not only did Samus use it to travel between multiple planets, but it could be remotely controlled to use missiles to air strike enemies and structures. The Final Smash is partially based off of this, but with two major differences: Samus is in the ship herself and it uses dual lasers instead of missiles. The Gunship's design, like most Metroid content in SSB4, is based upon its appearance in Metroid: Other M.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese スターシップ, Starship
UK English Gunship
Quebec French (NTSC) Vaisseau
Mexico Spanish (NTSC) Nave de combate


  • A glitch can occur if an opponent ends the match during a Final Smash that will leave the user of the Final Smash frozen. This glitch can only occur during an Online With Friends match.