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Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (universe)

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Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (universe)
For the Frog the Bell Tolls logo.png
Developer(s) Nintendo
Intelligent Systems
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Designer(s) Toru Osawa
Genre(s) Action
Console/platform of origin Game Boy
First installment Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (1992) Japan
Latest installment Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (1992) Japan

The Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru universe (カエルの為に鐘は鳴る, The Frog For Whom the Bell Tolls), refers to the properties that come from the Japan-only Game Boy game of the same name.

Franchise description[edit]

The game was released for the Game Boy in Japan only in 1992. It is an action adventure RPG that stars the Prince of Sablé. The Prince of Sablé has always had a rivalry with Prince Richard of the Custard Kingdom. When Princess Tiramisu is kidnapped by the evil King Delarin, the two princes race to save her first. Prince Richard gets a head start and the Prince of Sablé is forced to play catch-up. Over the course of the game, the Prince of Sablé gains the ability to turn into a frog and a snake, which are required to progress through the story. Humorously, throughout the game, the Prince of Sablé attempts to solve his problems with money, but never succeeds.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

The Sablé Prince (erroneously referred to with the romanized name "Sabure Prince") appears as a sticker, where he grants +31 physical attack when equipped. This sticker can be used by all characters.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

The Prince of Sablé appears as an Assist Trophy in both the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game. He can turn into either his snake or frog forms, and will also attack by kicking up dust clouds.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Prince of Sablé returns as an Assist Trophy, functioning the same move as in the previous game. He and his frog and snake forms also appear as spirits (with the frog and snake forms being a shared spirit), alongside his friendly rival, Prince Richard.


No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability
Sable Prince
Frog & Snake
★★ 3 1574 6299 653 2614 921 3685 Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99
from the game files
Prince of Sablé
★★★★ 3 4373 10935 1871 4679 2334 5836 Transformation Duration ↑
from the game's files
Prince Richard
★★★ 3 2798 8416 1581 4755 1217 3661 No Effect