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For the Salvadorian player, see Smasher:Wolfen.

Official artwork of the Wolfen from Star Fox: Assault.

Universe Star Fox
Debut Star Fox 64 (1997)
Smash Bros. appearances Melee
Most recent non-Smash appearance Star Fox Zero (2016)
Console/platform of origin Nintendo 64
Article on Lylat Wiki Wolfen

The Wolfen (ウルフェン, Wolfen) is the name of the ship piloted by Wolf O'Donnell and his team, Star Wolf. They are similar to team Star Fox's Arwings.


The Wolfen was manufactured by Andross and Pigma Dengar to counter the Arwing and prevent the Star Fox team from reaching Venom. [1] With greater offense capabilities, but worse defense, the Wolfen fighters were designed to quickly dispose of anyone who got in Andross' way. As Andross is said to be the original creator of the G-Diffusor system and theory, it comes equipped with such as well. [2]

The Wolfen first appears in Star Fox 64 in the 3rd mission of the game on the planet Fortuna, when the Star Fox team arrive there to stop its base from self-destructing. They are suddenly stopped by Wolf and his Star Wolf team, each piloting their own ship. The ships reappear alongside the evil team in a few other missions. During Star Fox: Assault, each member of Star Wolf upgraded their Wolfen to suit their own preferences with only Wolf keeping his ship similar to how it was before the Aparoid Invasion. During Star Fox Command, Star Wolf further upgraded their ships. Wolf maintained his traditional Wolfen, while Leon and Panther changed theirs to fit their preferences.

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Image of a Wolfen in Super Smash Bros.
Wolfen as it appears in Super Smash Bros.

The Wolfen occasionally flies by in the background of Sector Z, but does not attack the player.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Wolfen as it appears in Melee.

A Wolfen appears in the Corneria and Venom stages, occasionally firing lasers at the characters on-screen. The Wolfen doesn't target any character in particular. In the Corneria stage, once it has stopped firing, the Wolfen will then fly off the screen after a few seconds. If a character remains on it when it flies off the screen, that character will receive a Star KO.

It also appears in the opening movie, piloted by Wolf as he makes his cameo.


The Wolfen trophy is obtained by clearing Adventure Mode in under 18 minutes 20 seconds or less.

Wolfen trophy from Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Wolfen's trophy in Melee
The beloved ship of the mercenary team Star Wolf, which was hired to destroy Fox and his team. The ship's abilities rival an Arwing.;[sic] As a matter of fact, the Wolfen II was an improvement over its predecessor and could nearly outperform team Star Fox's ships. Star Wolf's leader, Wolf O'Donnell, is Fox's most persistent rival.
Star Fox 64 (6/97)

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Wolf's on-screen appearance in Brawl.

The Wolfen reappears in the Corneria stage as it did before and also makes an appearance in the Lylat Cruise stage. It appears briefly in both Wolf's on-screen appearance in which he ejects from it to enter on the battlefield, as well as a bonus scene of the Subspace Emissary, in which Wolf ejects from the Wolfen and lands on the Lylat Cruise to face off the player. It's also notable that the Wolfen appears slightly different than the Star Fox: Assault version, where its wings are spread farther apart. The Wolfen also appears as a sticker in Brawl.


Wolfen trophy from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Wolfen's trophy in Brawl
A class of star fighter piloted by Team Star Fox's rivals, Team Star Wolf. Wolfens boast more gravity-suppressing plates than Arwings, making their performance equal or perhaps even superior. When Team Star Wolf reappeared, they were piloting Wolfen II ships--improved versions with two laser cannons rather than one and the capability to reflect attacks by rolling.
N64: Star Fox 64
GameCube: Star Fox: Assault
N64: Lylat Wars
GameCube: Star Fox: Assault


Name Game Effect Fighter(s)
Wolfen Star Fox 64 AttackTail+016TypeIcon(Tail).png Attack +16 Fox Falco Wolf FoxHeadSSBB.pngFalcoHeadSSBB.pngWolfHeadSSBB.png
Wolfen Star Fox: Assault AttackTail+030TypeIcon(Tail).png Attack +30 Fox Falco Wolf FoxHeadSSBB.pngFalcoHeadSSBB.pngWolfHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Wolfen (Star Fox 64).png
(Star Fox 64)
Brawl Sticker Wolfen (Star Fox Assault).png
(Star Fox: Assault)

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

The Wolfen appear as a distinct trophy. Also, the Wolfen reappears in the Corneria stage.


Star Wolf's all-range fighters were designed by an evil scientist (Andross) and a truly shameless mechanic (Pigma). Still, leaving aside the designers' personal qualities, the Wolfen's performance and careful design make it truly stand out. In fact, its turning ability and high-gravity resistance surpass even the Arwing.

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

A couple Wolfens on Lylat Cruise

The Wolfen appears as a distinct trophy. Its Assault version is an item in Smash Tour: when used, it makes a selected opponent start the battle with 100% damage. Also, the Wolfen reappears in the Lylat Cruise stage.


Wolfen (Assault)'s trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Wolfen (Assault)
NTSC These all-range fighter are Star Wolf's pride and joy. They're considered to be on the same level as Star Fox's Arwings-maybe even better because of having two pairs of Gravity Blades. In Star Fox: Assault, you can actually earn a chance to fly a Wolfen yourself. Why not try out and see which is better?
PAL These all-range fighter are Star Wolf's pride and joy. They're considered to be on the same level as Star Fox's Arwings - maybe even better due to having two pairs of gravity-regulating Gravity Blades. In Star Fox: Assault, you can actually earn a chance to fly a Wolfen yourself. Why not try out and see which is better?
GameCube: Star Fox: Assault (02/2005) (NTSC), Star Fox: Assault (04/2005) (PAL)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Wolf's Final Smash in Ultimate
The Wolfen as part of Wolf's Final Smash.

Wolf returns as a playable character in Ultimate, and once again his on-screen appearance involves jumping out of his Wolfen. His new Final Smash, Team Star Wolf, involves him and the rest of Star Wolf firing on opponents from their Wolfens. The Wolfen also reappears on the three returning Star Fox stages in Ultimate.


No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
SSBU spirit Wolfen.png
★★★ 1 Shield Damage ↑ Star Fox Series

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ウルフェン, Wolfen
UK English Wolfen
France French Wolfen
Germany German Wolfen
Spain Spanish Wolfen
Italy Italian Wolfen
China Chinese (Simplified) 狼风
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 狼風
South Korea Korean 울펜, Wolfen
Netherlands Dutch Wolfen
Russia Russian Вульфен