Iceberg

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Iceberg
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Iceberg in Ultimate
User Ice Climbers
Universe Ice Climber
Make a huge slippery iceberg occupy the central portion of the stage. Any enemies in range of the ice will incur damage.
Brawl's instruction manual
A huge iceberg emerges in the center of the stage. Opponents are hit each time they touch it. You can control the iceberg with left or right inputs. You also move as normal, so be wary of self-destructing.
—Description from Ultimate's Move List

Iceberg (アイスバーグ, Iceberg) is the Ice Climbers' Final Smash.

Overview[edit]

In Brawl[edit]

The Ice Climbers summon an enormous iceberg up from the ground that covers almost the entire stage. The iceberg makes all platforms (including the iceberg itself) slippery for all characters except the Ice Climbers who summoned it.

It can damage and freeze any opponents who touch it or any platforms close to the iceberg. When opponents touch the mound of ice, they get stuck for a few moments and take steady amounts of damage, about 2%. When the opponent freezes on the sides of the mountain, he/she gets a deal of knockback depending on how much damage is accumulated and which part of the mountain the opponent froze at. Any damage can be avoided by edge-hanging through the duration of the move. The iceberg will become smaller if it is attacked by opponents. The size of the iceberg is proportionate to the size of the stage; the larger the stage, the larger the iceberg. Even if the Climbers are separated or one has been KO'd, the remaining climber can still perform the Final Smash, but instead of high-fiving each other, the lone climber lifts up his/her hammer.

In Ultimate[edit]

Iceberg has received multiple changes in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The iceberg now spins around, with a Polar Bear teetering on it. As such, it is no longer possible to stand on the tip of the iceberg or walk up it while it is rising. It no longer lasts as long, however it can also be moved left and right, though doing so will also move the Ice Climbers.

A Condor now circles the iceberg, and the Ice Climbers can now grab onto the Condor during the move's duration, which will prevent possible self-destructs when controlling the iceberg as well as to easily travel to the other side of it. Anyone else who touches the Condor will take damage. The iceberg no longer has both weak multi-hit hitboxes and launching hitboxes, instead only having the latter. The knock back has been noticeably increased, and the damage and knockback is even higher if an opponent comes into contact with the Polar Bear. Finally, the iceberg no longer freezes opponents, and lacks the ability to damage players on nearby platforms.

Trophy description[edit]

Iceberg Trophy in Brawl.
Iceberg

The Ice Climbers' Final Smash. This giant ice mountain appears in the middle of a stage--it's incredibly slippery, so it's hard to control yourself when traversing it. In addition to being slick, this ice is also COLD, so opponents will take damage just from touching it. Attack the ice, and it will take damage and slowly shrink. Is it actually useful? That's a mystery.

Glitches[edit]

  • There is a glitch, generally on custom stages, that cause the Ice Climbers to fall through the level, especially if they are caught under an enclosed space, such as the underground sections of Spear Pillar and Temple.
  • There is a glitch where if a Timer is grabbed while the iceberg is on the screen and its effects last until after the end of the Final Smash, when the Timer's time-altering effect ends, its glowing effect will remain until the end of the match.

Iceberg glitch[edit]

The Iceberg glitch

The Iceberg glitch is a glitch that involves using Iceberg to push the Ice Climbers and opponents through solid platforms. This can save players from being KO'd.

Using Iceberg near the bottom of the stage on the right side of the "spike" that protrudes from the bottom platform will cause the Ice Climbers to become stuck, thereby floating. If the camera zooms in on the Ice Climbers, it is possible to see that the Ice Climbers are in their falling animation but not falling. If the Ice Climbers try to use any aerial attacks, they will "bounce" off the stage and go into their knockback animation (spinning around with a look of pain). If one repeatedly uses their fair, it is possible for the Ice Climbers to get out to the right side of the iceberg. If one uses Belay at the correct time of leaving the iceberg, Nana will get KO'd, but Popo will perform a super-jump, going over the top boundary line and falling for a long time. Also, when in the iceberg, if the Ice Climbers go into helpless, they will continue to "float" until the Iceberg goes down, dragging the Ice Climbers below the lower blast line, eventually KO'ing them.

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Trivia[edit]

  • Iceberg is one of the five Final Smashes that can affect a team player. End of Day, Landmaster, Puff Up and Galaxia Darkness (in Brawl only) share this trait.
  • Despite the trophy description, characters cannot walk on the iceberg, as both sides are considered walls. There is, however, a very small surface at the tip of the iceberg where the user or their teammates can stand.
  • Depending on how large a stage is and how many platforms it has, there can be permanent safe spots, where the Final Smash can be avoided entirely.
  • Using down aerial as the summoning Ice Climbers while the iceberg is forming makes them bounce off and gives an extra jump.
  • Should hacks be used to increase the damage ratio to a ridiculously high level, it will be revealed that the iceberg actually gives off a strong push effect. When an opponent is KO'd and they end up inside the iceberg, from the revival platform, the second they get out, they will be quickly pushed to the sides.
  • Although Iceberg cannot damage allies directly (unless Friendly Fire is enabled), players that summon it can self-destruct if their ally is KO'd upon simply touching the Iceberg itself, even if he/she has not been damaged beforehand.
  • It is one of the three Final Smashes to skip an installment, with the other two being Triple Finish and Aura Storm.