Lip's Stick (リップステッキ, Lip Stick) is an item from the puzzle game Panel de Pon (released only in Japan), and is wielded by the main character, Lip. It appears as a usable item in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Super Smash Bros. 4.
In the Super Smash Bros. series
In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Lip's Stick is classified as a battering item with a very helpful side effect; when a character is struck by the item, inflicting characters with the flower status. Tilt and smash attacks cause the item to release "dust" that has the same effect of flower growth, at the cost of dealing less damage and knockback than the flower itself. Repeated use of the item, as well as tilts and smashes with the item, cause the flower to grow bigger, making it last longer, and, thus, deal more damage. The item, however, has a limited amount of dust with which to grow flowers; once the dust runs out, the item can no longer attack from a range, though the player can still use it as a battering item.
This magical stick was used by the character Lip in the Japanese game Panel De Pon, which was later released as Tetris Attack in the United States. Lip's Stick causes a flower to sprout from an enemy's head, inflicting damage as it grows. Quickly tap the Control Stick back and forth to get a flower off of your head.
The effect of having a flower on the player's head continuously is added as an option in Special Brawl.
Multiple attacks have the ability to attach flowers to the opponent's head; among these are Crazy Hand's throw, and Jigglypuff's Rest if it is not fatal. Luigi's Negative Zone can also produce a flower on an enemy's head, along with other effects.
Lip's Stick cannot give a flower effect to members of the Fighting Alloy Team, although it still deals a considerable amount of knockback when used on them. If the move is used while a Gardevoir is out, the move will backfire and instantly give the user a flower condition.
An item that causes a damage-dealing flower to bloom on people's heads. If you find yourself with a flower on your noggin, start rattling the Control Stick back and forth to shake it off. Some characters can pull off having flower-covered heads in style, while others clearly cannot.
Lip's Stick returns as an item in Super Smash Bros. 4.
Lip's Stick originates from the Japanese puzzle game Panel de Pon, which was released overeas as Tetris Attack with its characters replaced by characters from Yoshi's Island. The protagonist of Panel de Pon is the flower fairy Lip, who is seen holding the Lip's Stick (referred to in-game as simply はなの つえ "flower wand") on the title screen and in the background of puzzles.
In the Vs. Mode of Panel de Pon, if the player manages to get a combo or clear four or more blocks at the same time, a symbol flies over to the opponent's side, immediately followed by the appearance of a "garbage" block. If the player is playing as Lip, the main character, she visibly waves her flower wand at the opponent when this occurs, and the symbol and garbage block are flower-themed. The flower's continued-damage property in Smash may be a reference to how garbage blocks interfere with the opponent's gameplay.
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