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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS
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Boxart of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Wii U
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Boxart of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
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Basic info
Platform: 3DS*, Wii U
Category: Versus Fighting
Players: 1-4 players simultaneous (3DS), 1-8 players simultaneous (Wii U)
Connectivity: Nintendo Network, StreetPass, SpotPass
Developer: Namco Bandai
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: Generation VI spin off
Ratings
CERO: A
ESRB: E10+
ACB: PG
OFLC: N/A
PEGI: 12+
GRAC: ALL
GSRR: 6+
Release dates
Japan: September 13, 2014 (3DS)[1]
December 6, 2014 (Wii U)[1]
North America: October 3, 2014 (3DS)[2]
November 21, 2014 (Wii U)[2]
Australia: October 4, 2014 (3DS)[3]
November 29, 2014 (Wii U)[4]
Europe: October 2, 2014 (3DS)*[5]
October 3, 2014 (3DS)[6]
November 28, 2014 (Wii U)[6]
South Korea: September 10, 2015 (3DS)[7]
Hong Kong: July 24, 2015 (3DS)
Taiwan: July 24, 2015 (3DS)
Websites
Japanese: Official site
English: Official site
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Japanese boxart of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
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Japanese boxart of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Japanese: 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS Great Fray Smash Brothers for Nintendo 3DS) and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Japanese: 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Wii U Great Fray Smash Brothers for Wii U), both unofficially known as Super Smash Bros. 4, are officially the fourth and fifth installments in the Super Smash Bros. series. They were released on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U respectively in 2014. As with previous installments, characters from various Nintendo video games do battle with each other. The game also includes characters from third-party games such as Mega Man, Ryu, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Pac-Man. The 3DS version was released on September 13 for Japan, October 2 for Germany, October 3 for North America and the rest of Europe, and October 4 for Australia, and the Wii U version was released on November 21 for North America, November 28 for Europe, November 29 for Australia, and December 6 for Japan.

The game has 51 playable characters, with seven downloadable characters, bringing the count to 58. Pikachu, Greninja, Jigglypuff, Lucario, Charizard, and Mewtwo are the playable Pokémon, with the latter three being capable of Mega Evolution with their Final Smashes. Trophies also return and most of them are exclusive to either handheld games for the 3DS version or home console games for the Wii U version.

Playable characters

Bold denotes a Pokémon character. Italics denotes a newcomer.

Unlockable characters

Characters with a 3DS are unlocked by default in the Wii U version

Downloadable content

Pokémon stages and music

Bold denotes an unarranged track taken directly from the soundtrack of a Pokémon game.

Wii U

Italics denotes an unlockable track. The player must collect a CD while playing or achieve a certain milestone for a chance to unlock one. For more details, see here.

  1. Pokémon X and Y - Battle! (Trainer Battle)
  2. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl - Battle! (Champion) / Champion Cynthia
  3. Pokémon Black and White - Route 10
  4. Pokémon Black and White - N's Castle Medley
  5. Pokémon Black and White - Battle! (Reshiram/Zekrom)
  6. Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 - Route 23
  7. Pokémon X and Y - Battle! (Team Flare)
  8. Pokémon Red and Blue - Pokémon Center
  9. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl - Battle! (Team Galactic)
  10. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl - Route 209
  11. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl - Battle! (Dialga/Palkia) / Spear Pillar
  12. Pokémon X and Y - Battle! Wild Pokémon
  13. Pokémon X and Y - Victory Road
  14. Pokémon X and Y - Battle! (Champion)
  1. Pokémon Red and Blue - Pokémon Main Theme
  2. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl - Battle! Wild Pokémon
  3. Pokémon Red and Blue - Road to Viridian City (From Pallet Town / Pewter City)
  4. Pokémon Red and Blue - Pokémon Gym / Evolution
  5. Pokémon Red and Blue - Poké Floats
  6. Pokémon Red and Blue - Pokémon Stadium
  7. Pokémon Gold and Silver - Pokémon Stadium 2
  8. Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire - Battle! Wild Pokémon
  9. Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire - Victory Road

Nintendo 3DS

Each stage has two tracks associated with it. To guarantee the second track, the player can hold the R button while selecting a stage.

  1. Pokémon X and Y - Battle! (Trainer Battle)
  2. Pokémon X and Y - Lumiose City
  1. Pokémon Black and White - N's Castle Medley
  2. Pokémon Black and White - Battle! (Reshiram/Zekrom)

Poké Ball and Master Ball Pokémon

The following Pokémon will appear from Poké Balls and Master Balls:

# Pokémon Move Description Damage Later Appearances
052 052 Meowth Pay Day Throws coins at opponents over a wide area. 4% per hit Ultimate
101 101 Electrode Explosion Causes an Explosion that affects any fighter. Can also be picked up and thrown just before detonating. 30% Ultimate
118 118 Goldeen Splash Flops around to no effect. 0% Ultimate
120 120 Staryu Swift Chases after the nearest opponent, then locks itself into position and shoots a flurry of 38 stars. Also damages on contact. 1% per hit
17%
Ultimate
133 133 Eevee Take Down Slams its body sideways into nearby opponents up to five times. 8% Ultimate
143 143 Snorlax Body Slam Jumps up out of view, then returns much larger and Body Slams any foe on the way down. 19%
20%
Ultimate
146 146 Moltres Fly Rises away from the battlefield and burns opponents that touch it. 40-45% Ultimate
151 151 Mew Fly Flies away in a force field and drops a trophy, custom part, or a new option in the Settings menu. 0% Ultimate
175 175 Togepi Metronome Randomly uses one of several moves: Night Shade temporarily blackens the screen, Leech Seed plants a flower on opponents' heads for gradual damage, Hypnosis causes sleep, Icy Wind freezes, and Earthquake traps them in the ground. 0%
5%
10%
25%
62%
Ultimate
182 182 Bellossom Sweet Scent Uses Sweet Scent to put nearby opponents to sleep. 3% Ultimate
244 244 Entei Fire Spin Generates a huge column of fire, trapping opponents for severe damage and launching them at the end. up to 41% Ultimate
245 245 Suicune Aurora Beam Shoots a powerful Aurora Beam directly forward, freezing opponents. Also damages on contact. 39%
4%
Ultimate
249 249 Lugia Aeroblast Flies into the background and fires Aeroblast at a section of the stage. 20% per hit Ultimate
282 282 Gardevoir Reflect Creates a large sphere that reflects all enemy projectile attacks, then traverses the stage with it. 0% Ultimate
376 376 Metagross Earthquake Steps on foes to trap them, then launches nearby grounded opponents with a stomp. Done four times in total. 6%
3%
Ultimate
380 380 Latias Steel Wing After the released Pokémon flies off-screen, both Pokémon zoom back and forth 3-5 times using Steel Wing. Those who barely avoid being hit are blown by the turbulence. 7% per hit Ultimate
381 381 Latios
382 382 Kyogre Hydro Pump Floats about the stage, shooting blasts of water to push opponents off the battlefield. Damages foes who touch its mouth. 8% Ultimate
386 386A Deoxys Hyper Beam Floats up into the air and fires Hyper Beam at the ground, causing repeated damage. Also damages on contact. 30%
7%
Ultimate
460 460 Abomasnow Blizzard and Ice Punch Releases a swirling wind that sucks in and damages nearby foes, then punches and freezes them. 9%
15%
Ultimate
484 484 Palkia Spacial Rend Temporarily flips the camera upside-down. Also damages on contact. 10% Ultimate
487 487 Giratina Dragon Breath Releases a whirlwind that repeatedly damages opponents and may carry them off-screen. Also damages on contact. 14%
6%
Ultimate
491 491 Darkrai Dark Void Puts nearby fighters to sleep and damages them repeatedly. up to 35% Ultimate
493 493 Arceus Gravity Stomps on the stage with Gravity, slamming nearby airborne opponents down. 0% Ultimate
494 494 Victini Victory Star Gives the fighter who sent it out a temporary 50% boost in attack power and resistance to flinching. In team battles, this also affects teammates. 0% Ultimate
495 495 Snivy Razor Leaf Faces a direction and fires 14 leaves in quick succession. 6% per hit Ultimate
501 501 Oshawott Surf Charges at an opponent while riding on water to deal damage and push them off the stage. 1% per hit Ultimate
571 571 Zoroark Fury Swipes Brings an opponent to the top of the screen, slashes them 14 times with its claws, then slams then down to the ground with both arms. 38% Ultimate
646 646 Kyurem Icy Wind Blows freezing wind over a wide, horizontal area. 6 or 12% per hit Ultimate
647 647R Keldeo Secret Sword Approaches foes and slashes with its horn in a large, upward arc. Done seven times in total. 18% Ultimate
648 648 Meloetta Echoed Voice Releases vocal attacks that bounce off of surfaces, opponents, and the edges of the screen. 12% Ultimate
649 649 Genesect Techno Blast Jumps around the stage while shooting four Techno Blasts from its cannon, fires a wide, long-range laser, then repeats. Both attacks can go through walls. 8%
30%
Ultimate
650 650 Chespin Seed Bomb Shoots explosive seeds around itself five times. 11 or 22% Ultimate
653 653 Fennekin Incinerate Releases fireballs in front of it that explode into pillars of flame, causing repeated damage. Alternates facing right and left twice. up to 38% Ultimate
661 661 Fletchling Peck Hops around the stage, Pecking its target numerous times. 2% per hit Ultimate
665 665 Spewpa Stun Spore When hit, releases a powder to temporarily stun opponents. 3% per hit Ultimate
673 673 Gogoat Take Down Charges left and right, ramming opponents along the way and leaping periodically. Can be jumped on and ridden. 15% Ultimate
684 684 Swirlix Cotton Spore Slows down nearby opponents. 0 Ultimate
686 686 Inkay Topsy-Turvy Attacks the ground, causing all foes on land to trip. Done five times in total. 5% Ultimate
702 702 Dedenne Discharge Jumps into the air and emits a large, X-shaped electric field that slowly rotates counter-clockwise, repeatedly shocking opponents and launching them at the end. 30% Ultimate
716 716 Xerneas Geomancy All fighters, especially the one who sent it out, are surrounded by an aura that boosts launch power. 0% Ultimate

Master Balls will only contain Legendary Pokémon, Mythical Pokémon, Zoroark, and Goldeen. Several of these Pokémon must be unlocked first through special requirements before they can be summoned by the Master Ball.

Smash Run enemies

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The following Pokémon can appear as enemies in the 3DS-exclusive game mode, Smash Run:

# Pokémon Move Description Maximum Damage
092 092 Gastly Floats around the area, damaging fighters on contact. Is immune to all attacks but projectiles. N/A
109 109 Koffing Poison Gas Releases gas which reduces the stats of any fighter caught by it. N/A
548 548 Petilil Sleep Powder Sprays purple powder in front of it to put fighters to sleep. N/A
609 609 Chandelure Will-O-Wisp and Fire Spin Attacks with fire attacks in bursts of three. Fire and dark-based attacks or items are absorbed and cause the strength of its attacks to increase. N/A
615 615 Cryogonal Ice Beam Fires freezing beams at fighters that either fly straight or curve to follow the target. N/A

Pokémon Trophies

All playable Pokémon have alternate trophies in addition to the ones listed.

Both versions

3DS only

Wii U only

In this version, each Pokémon character has a trophy of their Final Smash.

Reception

Gaming magazine Famitsu gave both versions a score of 37 out of 40.[8][9] IGN, however, rated the Nintendo 3DS version a "Great" 8.8/10[10] and the Wii U version a higher "Amazing" 9.8/10.[11] On GameRankings, the Nintendo 3DS version holds a rating of 86.10%,[12] while the Wii U version holds a rating of 92.39%.[13]

Sales

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS sold 6.75 million units in the fiscal year of its release.[14] As of September 30, 2019, it has sold 9.54 million copies worldwide.[15]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U sold 3.65 million units in the fiscal year of its release.[14] As of September 30, 2019, it has sold 5.37 million copies worldwide.[16]

Japanese sales

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS sold 944,644 units on its first week on the Japanese market,[17] with a sell-through of 93.45%. By December 30, 2018, the end of its 225th week, it had sold 2,531,708 copies.[18] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Double Gift Pack sold 1,263 units on its first week, with a sell-through of 6.05%. By January 3, 2016, the end of its 56th week, it had sold 12,129 copies.[19] Combining both releases, the game sold 2,555,966 copies.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U sold 227,527 units on its first week,[20] with a sell-through of 59.95%. By December 30, 2018, the end of its 213th week, it had sold 867,934 copies.[18]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Week Week ending Ranking Units sold Total units sold
1 September 14, 2014 1st 944,644 944,644
2 September 21, 2014 1st 321,363 1,266,008
3 September 28, 2014 1st 109,811 1,375,818
4 October 5, 2014 1st 105,619 1,481,438
5 October 12, 2014 2nd 76,392 1,557,829
6 October 19, 2014 2nd 53,075 1,610,904
7 October 26, 2014 7th 36,625 1,647,529
8 November 2, 2014 3rd 29,428 1,676,957
9 November 9, 2014 3rd 24,509 1,701,465
10 November 16, 2014 11th 18,723 1,720,189
11 November 23, 2014 8th 16,846 1,737,035
12 November 30, 2014 8th 21,755 1,758,790
13 December 7, 2014 5th 29,670 1,788,460
14 December 14, 2014 6th 47,393 1,835,852
15 December 21, 2014 5th 74,226 1,910,078
16 December 28, 2014 3rd 91,857 2,001,935
17 January 4, 2015 3rd 70,913 2,072,848
18 January 11, 2015 3rd 23,667 2,096,515
19 January 18, 2015 5th 15,443 2,111,958
20 January 25, 2015 9th 10,475 2,122,433
69 January 3, 2016 22nd - 2,339,898
121 January 1, 2017 49th - 2,415,125
173 December 31, 2017 - - 2,483,895
225 December 30, 2018 28th - 2,531,708

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Week Week ending Ranking Units sold Total units sold
1 December 7, 2014 1st 227,527 227,527
2 December 14, 2014 4th 79,005 306,533
3 December 21, 2014 4th 78,927 385,460
4 December 28, 2014 4th 85,776 471,236
5 January 4, 2015 4th 58,008 529,244
6 January 11, 2015 5th 18,884 548,128
7 January 18, 2015 6th 12,858 560,986
8 January 25, 2015 11th 8,728 569,714
9 February 1, 2015 14th 6,398 576,112
10 February 8, 2015 15th 5,683 581,796
11 February 15, 2015 18th 6,118 587,913
12 February 22, 2015 17th 4,881 592,794
13 March 1, 2015 17th 4,936 597,730
14 March 8, 2015 17th 4,829 602,560
15 March 15, 2015 27th - -
16 March 22, 2015 27th - -
17 March 29, 2015 40th - -
18 April 5, 2015 41st - -
19 April 12, 2015 37th - -
20 April 19, 2015 34th - -
57 January 3, 2016 25th - 723,617
109 January 1, 2017 46th - 818,544
161 December 31, 2017 - - 861,575
213 December 30, 2018 - - 867,934

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Double Gift Pack

Week Week ending Ranking Units sold Total units sold
1 December 14, 2014 - 1,263 1,263
3 December 28, 2014 - - 6,230
56 January 3, 2016 - - 12,129

Trivia

  • Every random Generation IV Pokémon introduced in Super Smash Bros. Brawl had its Poké Ball role removed in the sequel, with only Manaphy being changed into a stage hazard in the Kalos Pokémon League.
  • This is the first Super Smash Bros. game to have playable Pokémon from more than two generations.
    • This is also the first Super Smash Bros. game to only add one new playable Pokémon character. All past games introduced at least 2.

In other languages

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS
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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Wii U
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
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Russia Flag.png Russian Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
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References



Pikachu series: Hey You, Pikachu!Channel
PokéPark series: PokéPark WiiPokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
TCG: Play It! series: Play It!Play It! Version 2
Game Boy TCG series: Trading Card GameCard GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
Misc. TCG: TCG OnlineCard Game: How to Play DSTCG Card Dex
Pinball series: PinballPinball miniPinball: R&S
Puzzle series: Puzzle LeaguePuzzle Challenge
Mystery Dungeon
series
:
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team
Explorers of Time, Darkness & Sky
Blazing, Stormy & Light Adventure Squad
Gates to Infinity
Super Mystery Dungeon
Ranger series: RangerShadows of AlmiaGuardian Signs
Rumble series: RumbleRumble BlastRumble URumble WorldRumble Rush
Trozei series: Trozei!Battle Trozei
Puck series: BattrioTrettaTretta LabGa-Olé
Super Smash Bros. series: Super Smash Bros.MeleeBrawlfor Nintendo 3DS/Wii UUltimate
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