Official render of the Healing Sprout in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
|Universe||Super Smash Bros.|
|“||This item will slowly heal whomever it is stuck to. It can be transferred to another fighter through contact.||”|
|—Items, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site|
The Healing Sprout (やすらぎのたま, Ball of Peace) is an item in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The Healing Sprout is a throwing item that sticks to fighters and gradually heals them. It can be transferred from fighter to fighter on contact, similarly to the Gooey Bomb. The sprout will heal whoever picks it up when the item is held. This will prevent the sprout from transferring, as long as it is not thrown. Players can stick the sprout onto themselves by throwing it up and touching it while it comes down, which will allow them to use any attack while being healed, but the sprout will be susceptible to being transferred. The sprout heals 1.6% every half second when held and stuck.
The Healing Sprout is an original item that was made specifically for Ultimate. Though the function is fairly similar to the Team Healer, which appeared in Brawl and Smash 4, where the item heals any teammate it's thrown at. The sprout design is similar in appearance to the Healing Field, as both were made for Ultimate and have similar functions.
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- While the item was formally revealed on November 1st, 2018, the item was shown by Nintendo of America on October 26th, 2018: the official Twitter account uploaded a video promoting their Wendy's College Tailgate Tour in which the Healing Sprout can be seen on the Mute City SNES stage for a split second.
- Despite being unrelated to the series, fans quickly noticed that this item highly resembled the Growth Psynergy from Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, believing it to be the Psynergy and thus seemingly confirming boosted representation for the Golden Sun universe, which at the time corroborated to the legitimacy of the "Grinch hoax". It was only on its official reveal that the Healing Sprout was confirmed to be an original item with no connection to the Golden Sun series.
- This item could be considered the replacement of the Team Healer item from Brawl and Smash 4, due to having similar functions, except it heals anybody it's thrown at and not just the user's teammate(s), therefore, making the Team Healer irrelevant.