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Item-swallowing

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Kirby and King Dedede swallow items using Inhale.
Wario swallowing a crate using Chomp.

Item-swallowing is a technique in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. 4, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, performable by Kirby, King Dedede, and Wario. These characters can use their neutral special moves to eat most items. Kirby and King Dedede use Inhale while Wario uses Chomp though Kirby can also use King Dedede’s Inhale and Wario’s Chomp as well to eat items if he copies them. Additionally, Munchlax uses the same list for the items it will eat.

When an item is swallowed, it takes some time for the character to swallow it. Light items are immediately swallowed, but non-explosive heavy items like barrels have the characters briefly remain bloated with the item in their stomach, before they eventually swallow it. Explosive items that are eaten will cause about 5% damage to the consumer, and if it is eaten by using Chomp, will also deal 13% damage to nearby opponents.

Food and other recovery items (except the Team Healer), Dragoon and Daybreak parts, Superspicy Curry, Super Mushrooms, Poison Mushrooms, Warp Stars, Super Stars, Metal Boxes, and Timers take immediate effect upon being eaten.

In Super Smash Bros. 4, it has been buffed, as Kirby and Wario can restore 1% damage from eating most items. Swallowing healing items has the same effect as using them normally. For example, swallowing a Fairy Bottle will heal 1% if the character is at less than 100% damage and will heal 100% damage if above. Wario and King Dedede gain 1.5x more HP from eating food items (Kirby can copy Wario's Chomp or King Dedede's Inhale for the same effect). Wario and King Dedede can also now eat energy projectiles like Ness's PK Fire and Mario's Fireballs, but do not receive any health. Finally, eating items, projectiles from items (like the Ray Gun's projectiles), and foods will increase the Wario Waft's charge for Wario.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it has been further buffed for both Kirby and King Dedede. Kirby, upon inhaling a projectile, can either spit it back out as a star or swallow it to recover some health. King Dedede's Inhale acts as a reflecting move, returning projectiles in their original form with a 1.5× damage multiplier.

Edible items[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Projectile attacks[edit]

Character Move Edible by Heals Explosive Heavy
Mario, Luigi Fireball Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Peach Vegetable Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No
Bowser Fire Breath Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Yoshi Egg Throw Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Bowser Jr. Clown Cannon Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Mechakoopa Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No
Wario Wario Bike Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Diddy Kong Peanut Popgun, Banana Peel Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No
Mr. Game & Watch Chef Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Link Hero's Bow, Gale Boomerang Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Bomb Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No
Zelda Din's Fire (Flames) Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Sheik Needle Storm Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Burst Grenade Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No
Toon Link Hero's Bow, Boomerang Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Bomb Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No
Samus Charge Shot, Missile, Bomb Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Zero Suit Samus Paralyzer Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Pit Palutena Bow Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Palutena Autoreticle Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Robin Thunder (all charge levels), Arcfire, Elwind Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Discarded Tomes and Levin Sword Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No
Duck Hunt Trick Shot, Clay Shooting Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Kirby Final Cutter Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
King Dedede Gordo Throw Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Fox, Falco Blaster Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Pikachu Thunder Jolt Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Charizard Flamethrower Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Lucario Aura Sphere Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Greninja Water Shuriken, Hydro Pump Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
R.O.B. Robo Beam Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Gyro Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No
Ness PK Fire, PK Thunder Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Villager Lloid Rocket, forward aerial, dash attack Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Timber (Wood chip) Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No
Wii Fit Trainer Sun Salutation Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Header Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No
Dr. Mario Megavitamin Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Dark Pit Silver Bow Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Pac-Man Bonus Fruit Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No
Power Pellet Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No
Fire Hydrant (Hydrant, water) Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Mega Man Metal Blade Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No
Crash Bomber, Leaf Shield, neutral attack,
forward tilt/smash, neutral/up/down aerial
Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Mewtwo Shadow Ball, Disable Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Lucas PK Fire, PK Thunder Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Ryu Hadoken Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Cloud Blade Beam Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Corrin Dragon Fang Shot Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No
Bayonetta Bullet Climax Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. No No No

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • When using Inhale, the player must usually stand directly next to an item. However, certain items will be actually pulled in from a greater distance.
  • Munchlax's function as a Poké Ball Pokémon is to eat all the items (except Trophies, CDs, Stickers, other Poké Balls and Smash Balls) on the stage.
  • Despite being able to eat both enemies and fruits in his home series, Yoshi cannot swallow items in Smash, making him the only character that can hold opponents in his mouth but cannot swallow items.
  • Characters can eat Waddle Dees and Waddle Doos from Dedede's Waddle Dee Toss attack; however, Kirby doesn't turn to Beam Kirby when he swallows a Waddle Doo even though it occurs in the Kirby series.
  • Characters who can swallow items can eat Sandbag in the Wi-Fi room, but another will reappear instantly.
  • Wario swallows items quicker than Kirby and Dedede, but still takes a while to swallow big things, such as his bike.