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A Shaydas hovering over Link, with its blades drawn.

Universe Super Smash Bros.
Level(s) appears in The Lake Shore
The Ruins
Outside the Ancient Ruins
The Glacial Peak
Battleship Halberd Interior
Subspace Bomb Factory I
The Great Maze
Point worth 900

A Shaydas (ジェイダス, Jaydus) is an enemy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl's Subspace Emissary mode, first appearing in the Lake Shore level.


They are large black amalgamations of Shadow Bugs with two jointed heads and long, two-ended blades on either arm. They lack any facial feature, except for very small bright eyes - although their appearance roughly reminds two slim, conjoined twins.

Their body has a peculiar trait as well: a sort of "core" at its center, a bright red, glowing orb. This core is their weak point.

Shaydas always levitate and never touch the ground.

In the Subspace Emissary[edit]

Shaydas levitate and can move across the ground quickly in order to chase the player. Their moves have wide hitboxes.

Shaydas have four main methods of attacking:

  • A slow, extremely powerful blade cross. This move is their slowest and most predictable attack, but has a large hitbox and wide range. It can deal up to 44% on Intense.
  • A double slash. One of their most frequently used attack, and has a very swift execution and decent range. It could be used more times in a row in some situations or followed up by a blade cross. It can deal up to 28% on Intense.
  • A twirl. It is their least frequently used attack and is mainly used when they attempt to leave—typically when the player is too far from them. It is very slow and only deals damage at the end of the twirl and deals slightly less damage than a double slash. If it hits and the player is in front of them, it will quickly follow up with a double slash, albeit without its glowing trails.

While Shaydas are barely scratched by most attacks, their red center functions as a weak point: attacks deal double damage to it except for Grass, Slash (both deal 1.6× damage), and Indirect attacks (which deal base damage). Attacking this weak point is the best way to defeat them.

Shaydas usually appear in caves, although they can rarely be fought on open stages.

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 ×0.05 ×0.05 ×0.05 ×0.05 ×0.05 ×0.05 ×0.05 ×0.05 ×0.05 ×0.05 ×0.01
Core ×2.0 ×1.6 ×2.0 ×2.0 ×2.0 ×1.6 ×2.0 ×2.0 ×2.0 ×2.0 ×1.0

Trophy description[edit]

The Shaydas trophy in Brawl

An odd enemy with two heads. Its legs might suggest that it's a beast of some sort, but in actuality, a Shaydas is formed by swarms of Shadow Bugs. Maybe that's why recklessly attacking it will do no good--you must strike its pink core to defeat it. Just watch out for the giant blades that it brings to the party. Mind the blades, and pick your attacks wisely!

Wii: Super Smash Bros. Brawl


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
UK English Shaydas
Spain Spanish Bífilo