SSBB Icon.png

Metal Primid

From SmashWiki, the Super Smash Bros. wiki
Jump to navigationJump to search
Metal Primid

A Metal Primid punching.

Universe Super Smash Bros.
Level(s) appears in Research Facility I
The Ruins
Outside the Ancient Ruins
The Glacial Peak
Subspace Bomb Factory II
Battleship Halberd Interior
Entrance to Subspace
The Great Maze
Point worth 500

A Metal Primid (メタルプリム, Metal Prim) is a Primid made of metal. They have the same moveset as regular Primids, but have more health with poorer mobility. The most distinguishing feature of the Metal Primid is their immunity to flinching and knockback from all attacks but throws.

Metal Primids often appear in groups of two, and pose a much larger threat than regular Primids. While their attacks aren't any stronger, and they are slower with less mobility, they have more health, enough to regularly sustain multiple blows before being KO'd, and they are effectively immune to flinching from all non-grabbing attacks. Their immunity to flinching makes it difficult to fight Metal Primids without getting damaged, as they will attack the player through their attacks. Metal Primids can also reflect projectiles, which renders pelting them from far distances with projectiles ineffective. However, Metal Primids are vulnerable to being grabbed, and throws will produce the same hitstun and knockback to them as they would to normal Primids. Exploiting this is generally ideal to safely fight a Metal Primid without sustaining damage from them. Metal Primids are technically not immune to knockback from direct attacks, but were instead given such strong armor that, under realistic scenarios, they would never take knockback. Modding the game to increase the knockback of direct attacks reveals that this armor is not infinite, despite the ability to program infinite armor existing.


  • Rapid Punch - Similar to Kirby's Vulcan Punch, this move hits multiple times and can trap Smashers. The number of punches never changes, so a player can attack from behind once it's started. While it deals barely any knockback, it can rack up damage very quickly, especially on higher difficulties.
  • Triple Combo - Similar to Mario's combo, a Metal Primid will punch, kick, and then follow up with a push, with each hit coming out rather slowly. The first two hits deal no knockback, while the third hit deals moderately strong knockback, enough to KO at very high percentages.
  • Faceplant - Similar to King Dedede's dash attack, the Metal Primid trips and slides forwards, with average damage and knockback.
  • Smash Punch - A Metal Primid's smash attack. This move involves the Metal Primid winding up and launching a powerful punch with strong knockback, the strongest of the Metal Primid's attacks. However, the wind up sequence is long, resulting in very slow start-up lag. This, combined with its short reach, makes it relatively easy to avoid. Despite its looks, it does not do fire damage.
  • Spear Jump - While Metal Primids can jump onto platforms, they can also crouch down for a second and launch themselves upwards while spinning, damaging characters with light knockback that are in the way. The Metal Primids jump at a slight angle when using this attack instead of straight up, in the player's general direction.
  • Stomp - If a player is knocked down in the floor, the Metal Primid will jump and attempt to stomp them, causing damage and knockback. The Metal Primid makes a commemorative pose after the attack, even if it misses.

A reflected projectile will deal 1.1x damage.

Damage taken[edit]

  EffectIcon(Normal).png EffectIcon(Slash).png EffectIcon(Electric).png EffectIcon(Freezing).png EffectIcon(Flame).png The icon for the grass effect. EffectIcon(Water).png EffectIcon(Darkness).png EffectIcon(Aura).png Specials: Direct Specials: Indirect
Damage taken ×1.0 ×1.3 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×0.5


Screenshot by Dany36
Metal Primid's trophy in Brawl
Metal Primid
A Primid covered from head to toe in metallic plating. It cannot be knocked around with conventional attacks due to its hard and heavy nature--we're talking ALL metal, including the frilly feather on its head. On the flip side, the weight of the metal inhibits this Primid's movements. Like a normal Primid, a Metal Primid will also rely on hand-to-hand combat.
Wii: Super Smash Bros. Brawl


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese メタルプリム Metal Prim
UK English Metal Primid
France French Primide métal Metal Primid
Germany German Metall-Primide Metal Primid
Spain Spanish Prímido metálico Metal primid
Italy Italian Primacciaio Steel Primid
South Korea Korean 메탈프림병


  • These and Fire Primids are the only Primids that don't have the traditional light green color scheme. Coincidentally, they both have an elemental power to them.
  • Metal Primid's reflection has a damage limit, like other reflectors in the game. Projectiles with damages that exceed that limit will simply pass through the Metal Primid, without damaging it or being reflected.