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R.O.B. Launcher

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R.O.B. Launcher
A R.O.B. Launcher firing a missile
A R.O.B. Launcher firing a missile.
Universe R.O.B.
Level(s) appears in Research Facility I
Research Facility II
Outside the Ancient Ruins
Subspace Bomb Factory I
Subspace Bomb Factory II
Point worth 600

R.O.B. Launcher (ロボットランチャー, Robot Launcher) is an enemy in the Subspace Emissary and a part of the R.O.B. Squad.

In the Subspace Emissary[edit]

R.O.B. Launchers are R.O.B. units with a green-and-brown colour scheme and a bright blue cord; they also feature a large tube in their heads instead of two eyes. They are immobile and are usually stationed against walls or the edge of platforms. They fire missiles that track the player and deal significant damage. Similar to Snake's Remote Missile, the missiles have reduced speed while turning and travel straight when reflected. If a R.O.B. Launcher is destroyed, any missiles it has fired will lose their homing ability and continue in a straight path.

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 ×1.0 ×0.5 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.3 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×0.5


R.O.B. Launcher trophy from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
R.O.B. Launcher's trophy in Brawl
R.O.B. Launcher
An upgraded R.O.B. model with a missile-launcher head that bolsters firepower. The standard coloring has also been refinished with a green and brown military motif, stylishly accented with a blue cord connecting the arm sections and base. This R.O.B. does not use its arms--attacks are limited to the missiles fired from its head.
Wii: Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ロボットランチャー Robot Launcher
UK English R.O.B. Launcher
France French R.O.B. missiles
Germany German Granat-R.O.B. Grenade-R.O.B.
Spain Spanish R.O.B. lanzacohetes R.O.B. rocket launcher
Italy Italian R.O.B. lanciarazzi R.O.B. rocket launcher
South Korea Korean R.O.B. 런처 R.O.B. Launcher


  • One of R.O.B.'s alternate costumes is very similar to this color scheme, but the cord has a different color.
  • R.O.B. Launcher is the only enemy R.O.B. who uses a move that doesn't resemble one used by the playable R.O.B. R.O.B. Sentries use the playable R.O.B.'s forward tilt and up special, while R.O.B. Blasters use a weaker version of his neutral special.