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Foods that can appear in the series.
Universe Super Smash Bros.
Appears in Melee
Item class Damage Recovering

Food (たべもの, Food) is an Item that, when used, recovers a small amount of the user's damage. Although they often spawn in groups from Party Balls, the items can spawn on their own, and some items of food are unique to specific stages.


Various collectible foods in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.
The sprites of every collectible vegetable in Ice Climber.

The use of food as an item in video games is not uncommon, and some Nintendo games also featured the use of food in such a way. In Ice Climber, for example, a variety of vegetables appear in each level. If a player collects all the vegetables, they are awarded a bonus. Yoshi's Story required Yoshi to eat thirty fruits within a level to complete it; in these cases, the fruit also recovered some of his health. The EarthBound series also featured the use of both everyday and esoteric foods as recovery items. In the Castlevania games, there are often food items placed throughout the castle to replenish or deplete the health depending on the food item.

Food that restored the player's health also appeared in Kirby Super Star as well as many other Kirby series games, acting as a common, yet low-powered method to recover Kirby's health; the use of food in the series is especially relevant to the item's appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series, as items featured in Super Smash Bros. Melee would later reappear in Kirby Air Ride as a common, low-health recovery food. In addition, several food sprites from the Kirby franchise have been reused and modified to accommodate the sprites for the Super Smash Bros. series.


As an item[edit]

Food commonly spawns on stages in the games, and large bundles of food are frequently dispensed from the Party Ball. As a relatively common item, food generally does not recover significant amounts of damage; the strongest food items recover only 9-to-12% of the player's health, with a majority often recovering below 6%.

In Brawl, there is a special "gulp" sound effect for when characters consume food that happens to be a liquid, like the tea or orange juice items.

As a stage feature[edit]

Luigi holding a Vegetable on Summit.

Three stages in the series, Green Greens, the Summit, and Tortimer Island, dispense unique foods: Green Greens features Apples, the Summit features Vegetables from the original Ice Climber game (complete with unique sound effects from the game when consumed), and Tortimer Island features some tropical fruits like lychees. In the case of Green Greens, some of the apples dropped by Whispy Woods will instead take the form of items that can be thrown at opponents; if items are turned off via the Item Switch, these apples will always be the type that can be thrown. If items are disabled on Summit, the Vegetables will never spawn; it is unknown if this is the case for Tortimer Island.

Yoshi's Story has Shy Guys flying around that carry normal food, which repeatedly shifts between different types of food as they hold onto it unless they drop it when attacked (however, sometimes they may roulette between other kinds of items[citation needed]). If items are turned off, the food will disappear but the Shy Guys will remain.

As a Pokémon item[edit]

The Pokémon Chansey in Melee can potentially drop Eggs as a part of Softboiled; these Eggs can potentially heal any players that pick up the items, though like the food items on stages, this does not happen if food is disabled; they will either explode or drop other items.

In individual attacks[edit]

Five characters: Peach, Daisy, Diddy Kong, Villager and Mr. Game & Watch can spawn Food themselves. Peach can summon a variety of peaches as part of Peach Blossom; Daisy does the same with Daisy Blossom; Diddy Kong's Peanut Popgun and Rocketbarrel Barrage can potentially spawn shelled peanuts (Brawl only); Mr. Game & Watch summons an apple with judgment hammer #7 (3 in Ultimate), and Villager's Timber has a very small chance of dropping a cherry, orange, pear, apple or peach.

"Eating While Reclining"[edit]

Snake, eating while reclining.

Brawl added a technique called Eating While Reclining (倒れアイテム食べ, Eating items while downed or DownEatU and DownEatD internally in Brawl files, depending on on which side the character is lying). If a character lands hard by some food, the player can press the attack button to grab and eat the food without needing to get up first.[1] This technique, however, has no practical use, and it can even be detrimental; knocked-down players will be unable to use their getup attack if they land near food, removing a getup option, and since the action leaves players vulnerable, it may even get players unaware of this obscure mechanic's existence punished for trying to use a getup attack near food.


Food Items
Food Description Healing Power
Apple A red apple with a stem (Melee, Brawl, SSB4, Ultimate) 5% (Melee) 4% (Brawl, SSB4, Ultimate)
Bananas A three-banana bunch (Melee) 5%
Bread A bread roll with a cross cut on top (Brawl) or a loaf of bread (SSB4, Ultimate) 3% (Brawl), 10% (SSB4, Ultimate)
Chashu (lit. Fork Roast) Rāmen/Lamian A bowl filled with noodles, vegetables, egg, fish cake, and pieces of roast pork (Melee) 7%
Cheese A wedge of yellow cheese with holes (Melee, Ultimate) or a wheel of white cheese (Brawl) 4% (Melee), 7% (Brawl), 5% (Ultimate)
Cherry A pair of cherries attached at the stem (SSB4, Ultimate) 1%
Cherry Pie A slice of cherry pie (Brawl, SSB4, Ultimate) 7% (Brawl), 6% (SSB4, Ultimate)
Chicken Drumstick A chicken leg wrapped in a blue and red-striped white piece of paper; heals the most in the game (Brawl) 12%
Chocolate A bare 2-by-8 (Brawl) or partially wrapped 3-by-5 (SSB4, Ultimate) chocolate bar 6% (Brawl), 5% (SSB4, Ultimate)
Cookie A shortbread cookie in the shape of a heart (Brawl) 2%
Corn Dog A corn dog with ketchup on a skewer (Ultimate) 6%
Cream Soda A vanilla ice cream float with melon soda as the liquid (Brawl) 5%
Cup of Tea A simple white cup filled with light brown tea or (Melee) dark brown tea (Brawl) on a white saucer (Melee, Brawl), or a fancy white cup with a gold handle filled with orange tea on a fancier saucer (SSB4, Ultimate) 2%
Curry Rice A plate with rice on one side and curry sauce with meat and potatoes on the other (Melee) 7%
Daisy A giant edible flower generated by Daisy Blossom (Ultimate) 20%
Dim Sum/Dianxin A shu mai dumpling with a green pea on top in a steam basket (Brawl, SSB4, Ultimate) 7% (Brawl), 5% (SSB4, Ultimate)
Donut Donut half dipped in chocolate icing on the side (Melee) or topped with chocolate icing (Brawl) or plain (Ultimate) 4% (Melee), 6% (Brawl), 5% (Ultimate)
Dumpling Two bao dumplings and lettuce on a plate (Ultimate) 5%
Eggs with Bacon A plate with two sunny-side-up eggs with broccoli and bacon on the side (SSB4, Ultimate) 5%
Fried Rice A bowl of rice fried with various vegetables (Melee, Brawl) 7% (Melee), 11% (Brawl)
Grapes A cluster of purple (Melee) or blue-purple grapes (Brawl, SSB4, Ultimate) 3% (Melee, Brawl), 4% (SSB4, Ultimate)
Grilled Steak A slab of grilled steak (Brawl, Ultimate) served on a plate (Brawl) 10% (Brawl), 12% (Ultimate)
Gyūdon (lit. Beef bowl) A bowl of rice topped with beef, onion, and red pickled ginger (Melee) 7%
Hamburger A burger on a sesame seed bun with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and meat (Melee, Brawl) or onions, lettuce, tomato, and meat (Ultimate) 6% (Melee), 7% (Brawl, Ultimate)
Hanami Dango Three rice flour dumplings colored pink, white, and green on a skewer (Melee) 3%
Hot Dog A hot dog on a bun with lettuce, pickles, mustard, and ketchup (SSB4, Ultimate) 6%
Ice Cream A sugar cone with soft-serve vanilla ice cream (Melee) or a wafer cone with a mix of vanilla and strawberry ice cream (Brawl) 3% (Melee), 6% (Brawl)
Kebab A corn cob, a piece of shrimp, some cherry tomatoes, some bacon-wrapped sausages, and other pieces of meat on a skewer (SSB4, Ultimate) 5%
Kiwi Half of a kiwi fruit with the skin intact (SSB4, Ultimate) 2%
Lemon A pair of lemons with leaves (SSB4, Ultimate) 2%
Lollipop A swirl lollipop on a stick, either in rainbow colors (Brawl) or candy corn colors (SSB4, Ultimate) 9% (Brawl), 3% (SSB4, Ultimate)
Melon A green melon of the Yubari King variety with a stem that forks in 2 directions (Melee, Brawl) 6% (Melee), 7% (Brawl)
Milk A blue and white carton of milk (Melee) or a blue and white bottle of milk with "Smash Milk" written on it (Brawl, SSB4, Ultimate) 5% (Melee, SSB4, Ultimate), 4% (Brawl)
Mont Blanc Pureed chestnuts piped on a cake base with a chestnut and a marzipan leaf on top (SSB4, Ultimate) 5%
Omelette A white plate of rice covered by a French style omelette, tomato sauce, and parsley (Melee) 7%
Onigiri Rice molded into a triangle laying on a strip of seaweed (Melee, SSB4, Ultimate) 6% (Melee), 4% (SSB4, Ultimate)
Orange A round orange (Melee) 4%
Orange Juice A wine glass (Melee) or thick milkshake glass with an orange slice on the edge and a pink straw (Brawl) filled with orange juice 3%
Pancakes A stack of pancakes topped with butter and maple syrup (SSB4, Ultimate) 7%
Parfait A fruit parfait with ice cream on the top (Brawl) 11%
Peach A regular sized peach (Brawl, SSB4 (Villager only)) or a giant peach (SSB4, Ultimate) generated by Peach Blossom (Brawl, SSB4, Ultimate) 5% (Brawl, SSB4 (Villager only)), 20% (SSB4, Ultimate)
Peanut A peeled peanut fired by the Peanut Popgun or Rocketbarrel Barrage (Brawl, SSB4) 4%
Pear A light-skinned pear with its stem (SSB4, Ultimate) 3%
Pineapple A whole pineapple with its rind and stem (Brawl, Ultimate) 5%
Pizza Thin-crust (Melee, Brawl) or thick-crust (Ultimate) pizza with various toppings 8% (Melee) 11% (Brawl), 7% (Ultimate)
Popcorn A red and white-striped bucket filled with popcorn (SSB4, Ultimate) 6%
Power Pellet Produced when Pac-Man's side special move is interrupted 2%
Rice Lunch Tray A square container filled with rice, tea, some condiments, and chopsticks (Melee) 5%
Salad A mixed vegetable salad in a bowl (SSB4, Ultimate) 5%
Sausages A pair of sausages drizzled with ketchup (Brawl) 5%
Shiitake Mushroom A dark brown mushroom cap with light stem (Melee) 5%
Soda A glass of soda on the rocks with a slice of lemon as a garnish (SSB4, Ultimate) 3%
Spaghetti A white plate of spaghetti pasta with Bolognese sauce on top (Melee, SSB4, Ultimate) 6% (Melee), 8% (SSB4, Ultimate)
Squash Soup A bowl of butternut squash soup on a plate with a wooden spoon to the side (SSB4, Ultimate) 4%
Salisbury Steak A slab of Salisbury steak on a plate with mushroom sauce and vegetables (SSB4, Ultimate) 7%
Strawberry A single strawberry with its stem and leaves intact (Melee, Brawl) 1%
Strawberry Shortcake A two layered shortcake with whipped cream and strawberries (Brawl, SSB4, Ultimate) 10% (Brawl), 11% (SSB4, Ultimate)
Sushi Platter Tray with a large green leaf and various sushi (Melee) or a simple plate of shrimp and tuna sushi (Brawl) 8% (Melee), 4% (Brawl)
Tempura A plate with three pieces of shrimp tempura garnished with parsley (SSB4, Ultimate) 6%
Turkey A whole roast turkey on a plate with parsley, tomato, and lemon; in SSB4 and Ultimate, it heals the most out of any food in the series (Melee, SSB4, Ultimate) 7% (Melee), 15% (SSB4, Ultimate)
Unagi Rice A rectangular pan of rice and Japanese eel; heals the most in the game (Melee) 9%
Watermelon A whole watermelon with green striped circle (Melee, Brawl) or a longer variety (Brawl) 6% (Melee), 9% (Brawl)


The Food item appears as a trophy in Melee, Brawl, and Smash 4. The Ice Climber vegetables also appear as a trophy in Brawl.

Food (Melee) description[edit]

Food's trophy in Melee
These food items will restore your health when you eat them. There are 28 different types of food, and the nutritional value and yumminess quotient differs slightly with each type. Party Balls tend to hold the largest amount of food items. You may be vulnerable when gorging yourself, but you do need to eat to survive.
GameCube: Super Smash Bros. Melee (12/01)

Food (Brawl) description[edit]

Food's trophy in Brawl
Treats that decrease your damage. The nutritional value of each food, and how much damage it heals, is carefully measured. What's better for you, sushi or a donut? Party Balls contain a lot of food, so if you eat it all yourself, you can really lower your damage. There may be times when you laugh and walk away from food, and times when you watch someone else eating and cry.
GameCube: Super Smash Bros. Melee (12/01)

Vegetables description[edit]

Vegetables's trophy in Brawl
The Ice Climbers' goal is to climb peaks. Just below each peak is a bonus stage where these bonus items appear in this order: eggplant, carrot, cabbage, cucumber, corn, turnip, pumpkin, Chinese cabbage, potato, and mushroom. You'll also get points for grabbing the condor at the peak after collecting the veggies. Why vegetables? That's a mystery for the ages.
NES: Ice Climber

Food (SSB4) description[edit]

Ntsc Pick up food and eat it to restore health. There are 28 kinds of food in all, including bread, which heals 10 damage, roast chicken which heals 15, and so on. The fancier the food, the more damage it will heal. Keep and eye out for Party Balls-they may drop a whole buffet for you to nom.
Pal Pick up food and eat it to restore health. There are 28 kinds of food in all, including bread, which heals 10 damage, roast chicken, which heals 15, and so on. The fancier the food, the more it heals you! Party Balls normally have a lot of food inside, so try to scoff it all up yourself!
GameCube: Super Smash Bros. Melee (12/2001)
Wii U: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U


The Ice Climbers eggplant is a Support Spirit that can be purchased from Timmy and Tommy's.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
1 Stamina ↑ Ice Climber Series


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The eggplant used as the Ice Climber symbol.
  • The eggplant is used as the symbol for the Ice Climbers in Super Smash Bros. Melee and all subsequent games, even though vegetables themselves do not appear in Melee.
  • Throughout the series, the food items have always been rendered as 2D cut-out photographs made to always face the player when turning the camera; the food that appears on specific stages, on the other hand, has always been done in 3D.
  • Snake is the only character who makes unique sounds whenever he consumes food or similar items, such as the Maxim Tomato, Superspicy Curry and healing items generated by characters such as Power Pellets. This references what Naked Snake would do upon consuming food in Metal Gear Solid 3.
  • In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS's Training Mode, all food initially appears to be a cherry when time does not advance. The food type will change as normal after the L button is held for time to advance.
  • The milk in Brawl, Smash 4 and Ultimate says Smash Milk on its sides.
  • Oddly, the number of damage healed by a specific food is different than the usual amount when the game speed in Ultimate is modified.

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