While the Smoke Ball is original to the Smash series, it shares similarities with the real life smoke bomb, which is also meant to create a large smoke cover.
When thrown, the ball emits smoke which steadily changes color (remains grey in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS), making it hard to see any actions being performed within the area. If thrown at an opponent, it may attach itself to them and do a small amount of damage. When not attached to a player, the Smoke Ball can be picked up. When a player holds an activated Smoke Ball, it will continue to release smoke until it is released or eventually disappears. The Smoke Ball produces more vision-obscuring smoke in Super Smash Bros. 4.
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl
In Super Smash Bros. 4
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