Motion-Sensor Bomb

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Motion-Sensor Bomb
SSB4 - Motion-Sensor Bomb.png
The Motion-Sensor Bomb in SSB4.
Universe Super Smash Bros., GoldenEye, Perfect Dark
Appears in SSB
Item class Throwing/Setting/Explosive
When thrown, these will activate wherever they land. The first character to approach an active bomb is in for a big surprise!
Super Smash Bros. instruction booklet description

The Motion-Sensor Bomb (センサー爆弾, Sensor Bomb), also referred to as Proximity Mine in PAL versions of Super Smash Bros. Melee, is an item seen throughout the entire Super Smash Bros. series that will attach itself to the nearest solid part of the stage when thrown, be it ground, wall, or ceiling. It will then stick there until something hits it, be it an attack, a character or an item. If touched, it will explode and deal out a great amount of damage and knockback.

In SSB and Melee, when lying on the ground after spawning, it will be grey, but once thrown onto a wall or floor, it will glow green, as well as make its signature noise when it hits the ground, alerting others of its presence. In Brawl, the mine no longer glows; however, it gives a small beeping noise shortly after it has been deployed. It will also disappear if it takes too long to be set off. In Brawl, attacks can set off the mine as well.

In the North American and PAL versions of Melee, beta gameplay shows that the item was to look more similar to its appearance from Perfect Dark rather than GoldenEye 007. This was changed in the final versions for unknown reasons; even the Japanese language option in the North American version does not revert the item to the same appearance as in Perfect Dark and the Japanese version of Melee.


Note, in Brawl the Motion-Sensor Bomb cannot be dropped while on the ground, pressing the drop input will make the character perform a forward tilt throw.

Action SSB Melee Brawl SSB4
Explosion 30% 28% 25% 25%
Forward tilt throw 10% 12% 12% 12%
Up tilt throw 10% 13% 13% 14%
Down tilt throw 10% 18% 14% 15%
Dash throw 12% 14% 15% 15%
Forward smash throw 12% 15% 15% 16%
Up smash throw 13% 17% 13% 17%
Down smash throw 13% 18% 18% 19%
Aerial drop N/A 14% 12% 13%
Aerial forward tilt throw 11% 14% 12% 12%
Aerial up tilt throw 12% 13% 13% 14%
Aerial down tilt throw 12% 14% 13% 15%
Aerial forward smash throw 12% 16% 15% 12%
Aerial up smash throw 13% 13% 13% 14%
Aerial down smash throw 13% 14% 13% 15%


Melee trophy[edit]

Proximity Mine Trophy Melee.png
japan Proximity Mine

The perfect accessory for ambushes, the proximity mine has long been a favorite covert weapon of the Carrington Institute any surface [sic], and once armed, detonates with incredible force when it detects motion within its range. In the frantic world of Super Smash Bros., it doesn't take long for it to go.

N64: Perfect Dark (05/2000)
Motion-Sensor Bomb Trophy Melee.png
usa Motion-Sensor Bomb

The perfect accessory for ambushes, the Motion-Sensor Bomb has been a favorite covert weapon of spies and other stealthy operatives. It adheres to any surface, and once armed, detonates with incredible force when it detects motion in its range. In the frantic world of Super Smash Bros., it doesn't take long for it to go.


Brawl trophy[edit]

Motion Sensor Bomb - Brawl Trophy.png

An item that, when placed, will detonate when someone gets too close. It can be stuck on ceilings, walls, and floors. It doesn't matter who places this thing--it'll explode regardless of who passes by. Its explosive power is high, and it launches players with ease. It's small and lies almost flat on surfaces, so it can be very difficult to see.

GameCube: Super Smash Bros. Melee
Wii: Super Smash Bros. Brawl

SSB4 trophy[edit]


ntsc A tiny bomb that explodes in a big blast when it detects movement. Stick it to the walls, floor, or ceiling, and wait for it to arm. Long-range weapons can destroy it, but only if your opponents remember it's there. Don't forget yourself, though, or it'll be you caught in the explosion!
pal This little bomb might not look like much, but it's primed to explode when it detects movement, and it packs a serious punch! You can stick it on walls and ceilings, and it can be detonated by long-range attacks. With just a little bit of strategy, you can do a LOT of damage!

GameCube: Super Smash Bros. Melee (12/2001)
Wii U: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U


The Proximity Mine as it appeared in GoldenEye 007.
The Proximity Mine as it appears in Perfect Dark.

In GoldenEye 007, there is an item called the "Proximity Mine". The player simply throws the mine on any surface and waits for the enemy to walk by it. If the enemy gets too close, it explodes and causes powerful splash damage, enough to easily kill the victim. It is also possible for the same person to be killed by his or her own Proximity Mine.

In the Super Smash Bros. series, the Proximity Mine is renamed to "Motion-Sensor Bomb" and it acts the same as it did in GoldenEye 007. There is also a Proximity Mine in the game Perfect Dark, and it acts the same exact way it does in GoldenEye 007, but it has a different, more triangular design. The design of the Motion-Sensor Bomb in Super Smash Bros. and Melee resembles the design in GoldenEye 007; however, the design in the Japanese version of Melee resembles the proximity mines from the original, Nintendo 64 version of Perfect Dark. The design of the Motion-Sensor Bombs in Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4 don't resemble either mine, and now have their own unique appearance. [1]



  • Despite the Proximity Mine's trophy stating that its origin is "TOP SECRET," Perfect Dark can be seen in Melee's credits in the PAL version.
  • "Motion-Sensor Bomb" is a word-for-word translation of the name given to the Proximity Mine in the Japanese release of GoldenEye 007.
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