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Ray Gun
Official artwork of a Ray Gun from the SSBU website.

Symbol of the Smash Bros. series.
Artwork of the Ray Gun.
Universe Super Smash Bros.
Appears in SSB
Item class Shooting
The Ray Gun can hit enemies from a distance with its long-range laser shot. Unfortunately, it's only a 16-shooter.
Super Smash Bros. instruction booklet

The Ray Gun (レイガン, Ray Gun) is a long-range weapon used in all games of the Super Smash Bros. series.


A Ray Gun can be shot 16 times before it runs out of ammunition. The shots can be reflected or absorbed, while the gun itself (when thrown) can only be reflected. In the original Super Smash Bros. the shots deal 10% electric damage per shot, deals vertical knockback, and can be fired every 30 frames (0.5 seconds). In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Super Smash Bros. 4 each shot deals 4% without electricity, horizontal knockback, and can be fired every 30 frames. The horizontal knockback allows it to easily juggle opponents at low percents or to carry them to the blast line at mid percents. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate the shots deal 5%, deals weight-independent vertical knockback, can be fired every 25 frames (0.416 seconds). The changes to knockback make it impractical for scoring KOs outside of gimping recoveries—being unable to KO on its own until 400%—but makes it better suited to racking up damage.

Starting in Brawl, (along with other shooting items) the Ray Gun can be fired while walking.

One of the available bonuses in Melee is "Laser Marksman", which means every blast from a single gun made contact with an enemy.

Damage table[edit]

In Brawl, the momentum of a projectile will affect the damage a character will receive; these are recorded in bounces. Note: The Ray Gun will not bounce twice on some throws that have too little momentum, making some second bounces unable to be recorded.

Action SSB Melee Brawl SSB4 Bounce 2nd Bounce
Laser/Ray 10% 4% 4% 4% N/A N/A
Drop 1% 7% 7% 5% 2%-4% N/A
Forward tilt throw 7% 10% 10% 10% 6% 4%
Up tilt throw 8% 9% 9% 11% 2%-5% N/A
Down tilt throw 2% 12% 11% 11% 5% 3%
Dash throw 13% 12% 12% 12% 10% 5%
Forward smash throw 12% 13% 13% 13% 9% 6%
Up smash throw 12% 9% 9%-14% 14% 5% N/A
Down smash throw 3% 16% 15% 15% 8% 2%
Aerial drop 8% 9% 6% 9% 5% N/A
Aerial forward tilt throw 9% 10% 10%-12% 10% 7% 3%
Aerial up tilt throw 10% 9% 7%-9% 10% 1%-2% N/A
Aerial down tilt throw 11% 12% 4% 11% 1%-2% N/A
Aerial forward smash throw 13% 12% 5%-7% 11% 4% 2%
Aerial up smash throw 10% 9% 5%-6% 12% 1%-2% N/A
Aerial down smash throw 15% 12% 4%-6% 11% 1%-2% N/A


The raygun is a common weapon in science fiction media. Instead of using solid ammunition, the raygun uses focused blasts of energy to deal damage. Depending on the purpose, the energy blasts can deal kinetic impacts, leave burn marks, or even vaporize matter on contact.


In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Ray Gun trophy from Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Ray Gun's trophy in Melee
Ray Gun
The Ray Gun is toy-like in appearance and shoots short, fat, highly reflective beams of green light. The gun is fairly weak, but since it fires so fast, it can easily juggle enemies. It contains enough energy for only 16 shots. Try dropping it with a few shots left and watch your foes waste time and energy retrieving it.
Super Smash Bros. (4/99)

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Ray Gun trophy from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Ray Gun's trophy in Brawl
Ray Gun
A gun that shoots rays of light, as the name suggests. Its fat shape is not very realistic--in fact, it looks more like a toy than anything else. Its beams aren't very strong; they're fast and hard to dodge. In addition, they juggle whomever they hit in midair, making it possible to hit with one beam after another. By the way, it only holds 16 shots. When it's empty, you can throw it.
N64: Super Smash Bros.
Wii: Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Ray Gun's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Ray Gun
NTSC Grab one of these to instantly feel like you're fighting the battles of the future! With the right timing, the rapid-fire green lasers can juggle fighters in the air, and they have the range to push foes off the stage. Unfortunately, even future weapons only have so much ammo. Make each shot count!
N64: Super Smash Bros. (04/1999)
Wii U: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
PAL Grab one of these to instantly feel like you could be fighting the battles of the future! The rapid-fire green lasers can be used to juggle fighters in the air if you've got good enough timing, and they've also got the range to push fighters off the stage from a distance. You get limited shots, though, so don't get too carried away by the future!
N64: Super Smash Bros. (11/1999)
Wii U: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U


Equipping any of the following support spirits will give the player a Ray Gun at a start of their stock.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
SSBU spirit Walker.png
★★ 1 Ray Gun Equipped Star Fox Series
★★ 1 Ray Gun Equipped Metal Gear Solid Series
SSBU spirit Axl.png
★★ 1 Ray Gun Equipped Mega Man X Series
SSBU spirit Sharla.png
★★ 1 Ray Gun Equipped Xenoblade Chronicles Series
from the game's files
Octoling Octopus
★★ 1 Ray Gun Equipped Splatoon Series
SSBU spirit Fighting Alloy Team.png
Fighting Alloy Team
★★ 1 Ray Gun Equipped Super Smash Bros. Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese レイガン Ray Gun
UK English Ray Gun
France French Pistolaser Laser Pistol
Germany German Laserknarre Laser Gun
Spain Spanish Pistola de rayos Ray Gun
Italy Italian Pistola a raggi Ray Gun
China Chinese (Simplified) 射线枪 Ray Gun
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 射線槍 Ray Gun
South Korea Korean 레이건 Ray Gun
Netherlands Dutch Laserpistool Laser Pistol
Russia Russian Лучевой пистолет Ray Pistol


  • In the original Super Smash Bros., CPU players will never fire the gun at Fox or Ness, since they can reflect and absorb the beams, respectively. They will instead throw the gun.
  • The Ray Gun's firing sound in Smash 64 is rather loud and deep, sounding more like a bazooka or a cannon than a gun. Melee altered the noise to sound much weaker and more laser-like, which is retained in Brawl.
  • In the Japanese version of Smash 64, the Ray Gun is mistranslated as the "Lay Gun", due to the closest phoneme in the Japanese language being between the English "R" and "L" sounds.
  • The Ray Gun featured from Smash 4 onwards has a mirrored Super Smash Bros. logo on the muzzle of the gun: one of the tips in Ultimate mentions that this allows players to "burn the logo into their enemies".