Water

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Squirtle's up smash is an example of a water attack

Water is an attack type in the Super Smash Bros. series that encompasses water-based attacks. There is also an effect that is also known as Water. The type and effect are entirely separate: for example, a move can be Weapon-type with a Water effect, Water-type with a Battering effect, or even Water-type with a Water effect. Targets hit by Water attacks will flash blue and emit a small shock-wave surrounded by water droplets.

Water-type attacks (but not attacks with a water effect) are boosted by Water Attack stickers in Super Smash Bros. Brawl's The Subspace Emissary.

Moves with a water effect are affected by type effectiveness in Super Smash Bros. Brawl; that is, they deal 1.1x knockback to Charizard and 0.9x knockback to Ivysaur. Additionally, Blue Pikmin are immune to attacks with a water effect. Like all effects, enemies and bosses in Brawl's The Subspace Emissary each have their own damage multiplier for moves with a water effect.

In Super Smash Bros. 4, the water type is no longer used, although the water effect continues to be. It is not currently known whether the water type returned in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Water attacks and the Primary Spirit skill Water Attack ↑ and the Support Spirit trait Water & Ice Attack ↑ as well as certain Spirit Battle conditions in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, water attacks are resisted by the Spirit skill or trait Water/Freezing Resist ↑ and deal more damage to fighters equipped with a Primary Spirit with the trait Water Weakness.

Out of all the effects in Brawl, water is one of the most useful in the Subspace Emissary—it deals extra damage to fire-based enemies, some mechanical enemies (particularly the R.O.B. Squad), and about half of the bosses.

Water-type attacks[edit]

By characters[edit]

Character Move(s) Effect Games
Kirby
copy ability
Water Gun EffectIcon(Normal).png (uncharged)
EffectIcon(Water).png (charged)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Squirtle Up smash EffectIcon(Water).png Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Down smash EffectIcon(Water).png
Neutral air EffectIcon(Normal).png
Water Gun EffectIcon(Normal).png (uncharged)
EffectIcon(Water).png (charged)
Waterfall EffectIcon(Water).png

Attacks with a water effect[edit]

By characters[edit]

Character Move(s) Type Games
Corrin Counter Surge TypeIcon(Typeless).png Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Greninja Neutral aerial TypeIcon(Typeless).png Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pummel TypeIcon(Typeless).png
Hydro Pump TypeIcon(Typeless).png
Down taunt TypeIcon(Typeless).png
Isabelle Down smash TypeIcon(Typeless).png Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Kirby
copy ability
Water Gun (charged) TypeIcon(Water).png Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Water Gun Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mario F.L.U.D.D. TypeIcon(Weapon).png Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pac-Man Fire Hydrant (water shots) TypeIcon(Typeless).png Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Squirtle Up smash TypeIcon(Water).png (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate
Down smash TypeIcon(Water).png (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
Waterfall TypeIcon(Water).png (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
Water Gun (charged) TypeIcon(Water).png Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Water Gun Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Forward smash
Dash attack
Villager Timber (watering can) TypeIcon(Weapon).png Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

By enemies[edit]

Enemy Attack Games
Hydro Jyk Attack Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Trivia[edit]

  • There are no stickers that provide resistance to water-effect attacks, meaning that unless Battering-resistance stickers cover both effects (seeing as they use some of the same visual effects), Hydro Jyks are the only enemy whose attack cannot be guarded against by stickers.
  • Despite appearances, the Poké Ball Pokémon Oshawott's Surf and the WarioWare, Inc. microgame Kitty Cover's rain do not inflict water damage. Additionally, the drowning damage taken by characters such as Sonic and Incineroar in Ultimate is not water damage.