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Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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Boxart of Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Basic info
Platform: Wii
Category: Versus Fighting
Players: 4 players simultaneous
Connectivity: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
Developer: Nintendo/Sora and various others, notably Game Arts
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: Generation IV spin off
PEGI: 12
Release dates
Japan: January 31, 2008
North America: March 9, 2008
Australia: June 26, 2008
Europe: June 27, 2008
South Korea: April 29, 2010
Hong Kong: January 30, 2008
Taiwan: July 12, 2008
Japanese: Official site
English: Official site
Japanese boxart
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Japanese boxart of Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Japanese: 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズX Great Fray Smash Brothers X) is the third installment of the Super Smash Bros. series, released on the Wii in early 2008. As with previous installments, characters from various Nintendo video games will do battle with each other. The game allows the use of the Nintendo GameCube controller, the Wii Remote alone, the Nunchuck + Remote control scheme, and the Wii Classic Controller. Non-Nintendo characters are also featured for the first time, namely Solid Snake and Sonic the Hedgehog.

Several game mechanics have been introduced into the sequel, like the ability to crawl, the existence of containers with wheels, and the introduction of the Final Smash, an extremely powerful signature move. The game also built on Melee's one-player modes, with the Adventure Mode being expanded into a complete side-scrolling game called The Subspace Emissary. This mode features a story told through cutscenes which were co-written by Kazushige Nojima, who is best known as the scenario writer for Final Fantasy VII.

The game has 39 playable characters, including transformations, 11 more than Melee. Pikachu and Jigglypuff return as playable Pokémon but Pichu and Mewtwo were both cut from the roster. Pikachu's Final Smash is Volt Tackle and Jigglypuff's Final Smash is Puff Up.

A new character present in the starting lineup is a Pokémon Trainer, whose character design is based on the Generation III Red. He appears in the background and directs his Pokémon to do the actual fighting. The members of his team are Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard, which he cycles through in that order with his Down Special move, Pokémon Change. Squirtle knows Waterfall, Water Gun, and Withdraw; Ivysaur knows Bullet Seed, Razor Leaf, and Vine Whip; and Charizard knows Flamethrower, Fly, and Rock Smash. In addition, Charizard has the ability to glide. The Pokémon Trainer's Final Smash is Triple Finish, which is a combination of Fire Blast, Hydro Pump and SolarBeam.

The other new playable Pokémon based character in the game is Lucario, who was accidentally revealed to be a playable character in a commercial released ten days before the game. When browsing through the sticker book, the icons at the bottom of the screen list the playable characters that can use it, so Groudon's sticker naturally showed Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Pokémon Trainer and Lucario. Lucario is unlocked by completing the five target tests, playing 100 VS matches, or meeting it in the Subspace Emissary. Lucario's Final Smash is Aura Storm.

The Poké Ball returns as an item, providing the debut of many Generation III and Generation IV Pokémon to the series. It is joined by the Assist Trophy, which uses the same concept to bring characters from other franchises into the fray.

Playable characters

Ivysaur about to attack a Smash Ball

Bold denotes a Pokémon character. Italics denotes a newcomer.

Unlockable characters

Pokémon stages and music

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 Red and Blue - Main Theme
  2. Pokémon Red and Blue - Road to Viridian City (From Pallet Town / Pewter City)
  3. Pokémon Red and Blue - Pokémon Center
  4. Pokémon Red and Blue - Pokémon Gym & Evolution
  5. Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire - Wild Pokémon Battle! (Ruby / Sapphire)
  1. Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire - Victory Road
  2. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl - Dialga / Palkia Battle at Spear Pillar!
  3. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl - Wild Pokémon Battle (Diamond / Pearl)
  4. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl - Team Galactic Battle!
  5. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl - Route 209
  1. Super Smash Bros. Melee - Pokémon Stadium (Melee)
  2. Super Smash Bros. Melee - Poké Floats (Melee)
  3. Super Smash Bros. Melee - Battle Theme (Melee)

Subspace Emissary Pokémon

Rayquaza appears alongside the playable characters in the game's Adventure Mode, The Subspace Emissary in a boss fight.

Poké Ball Pokémon

The following Pokémon appear from Poké Balls:

# Pokémon Move Description Maximum Damage Later Appearances
052 Meowth Meowth Pay Day Uses Pay Day on opponents. It will turn and face the direction with the closest opponent. 66 SSB4, Ultimate
101 Electrode Electrode Explosion Electrode uses Explosion. It can be thrown after some time has passed. It may fail to detonate. 45 SSB4, Ultimate
118 Goldeen Goldeen Splash Uses Splash. No effect. 0 SSB4, Ultimate
120 Staryu Staryu Swift Chases after the nearest opponent, then locks itself into position and uses Swift, shooting a flurry of stars. 38 SSB4, Ultimate
143 Snorlax Snorlax Body Slam Jumps up out of view, soon returns much larger and uses Body Slam on the battlefield. 33 SSB4, Ultimate
146 Moltres Moltres Fly Uses Fly to lift away from the battlefield while burning all who touch it. 40 SSB4, Ultimate
151 Mew Mew Fly Appears using Fly and leaves a CD. If all CDs are collected, Mew will release a Sticker instead. 0 SSB4, Ultimate
152 Chikorita Chikorita Razor Leaf Unleashes a flurry of Razor Leaf attacks hitting anyone in its path. 8 None
175 Togepi Togepi Metronome Uses Metronome to randomly perform one of five attacks: Sleep Powder, Leech Seed, Earthquake, Powder Snow, and SmokeScreen. 0, 30, 35, 37 SSB4, Ultimate
182 Bellossom Bellossom Sweet Scent Uses Sweet Scent to put nearby players to sleep. 0 SSB4, Ultimate
202 Wobbuffet Wobbuffet Counter Uses Counter to knock away anyone who hits it, including the player that called it. random None
244 Entei Entei Fire Spin It uses Fire Spin, trapping and severely damaging anyone who lands in it. 72 SSB4, Ultimate
245 Suicune Suicune Aurora Beam Shoots a powerful Aurora Beam directly forward. This move can OHKO an opponent. 35 SSB4, Ultimate
249 Lugia Lugia Aeroblast Flies into the background and uses Aeroblast to shoot foes with a blast of air. OHKO SSB4, Ultimate
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Sacred Fire Flies into the background and uses Sacred Fire to trap a foe in a vortex of flames. 80 None
251 Celebi Celebi Fly Appears using Fly and leaves some Trophies. 0 None
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Spin It engulfs nearby battlers with flames it radiates from its body by using Fire Spin. 40 None
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Reflect Uses Reflect to conjure a sphere that will protect the player that summoned it from projectile attacks. 0 SSB4, Ultimate
316 Gulpin Gulpin Swallow Uses Swallow to trap nearby players and then spits them out after chewing on them. 22 None
376 Metagross Metagross Earthquake Uses Earthquake to damage and trap all nearby grounded opponents. 104 SSB4, Ultimate
380 Latias Latias Steel Wing Fly to opposite ends of the screen then converge in the middle using Steel Wing, attacking anyone in their paths. 50 SSB4, Ultimate
381 Latios Latios
382 Kyogre Kyogre Hydro Pump Kyogre uses Hydro Pump to shoot a stream of water at an opponent and pushes them across the battlefield. 0 SSB4, Ultimate
383 Groudon Groudon Overheat Groudon takes up a significant portion of the battlefield, using Overheat to form a fiery aura that harms and knocks away upon contact. 30 None
385 Jirachi Jirachi Fly Appears using Fly and leaves some Stickers. 0 None
386 Deoxys Deoxys Hyper Beam Floats up into the air and unleashes a Hyper Beam at the ground. 38 SSB4, Ultimate
393 Piplup Piplup Surf Slides around using Surf to push anyone caught in the water off the stage. random None
438 Bonsly Bonsly Tackle Wanders around the stage and can be picked up and tossed to cause severe damage with Tackle. 30 None
446 Munchlax Munchlax Pickup Slowly walks around looking for items using Pickup, which it then eats. 0 None
461 Weavile Weavile False Swipe Uses False Swipe to run around the stage slashing wildly. It does minimal damage but causes stunning. 28 None
490 Manaphy Manaphy Heart Swap Uses Heart Swap to make the players switch characters for ten seconds. 0 None

Pokémon cameos

The following Pokémon and Fossils make cameos on the Pokémon Stadium 2 stage:

The following Pokémon make cameos on the Spear Pillar stage:

Pokémon Trophies

Note: Random trophy drops denote that they may be obtained either from the Coin Launcher, during All-Star or Boss Battles Mode (between stages), in the Subspace Emissary (either by defeating enemies or obtaining them in item boxes), Home-Run Contest (by having Sandbag collide with them as it slides on the ground), or from Celebi drops.

Name Obtain by
Aura Storm Finish All-Star Mode with Lucario.
Azelf Random trophy drop.
Bellossom Random trophy drop.
Blaziken Random trophy drop.
Bonsly Random trophy drop.
Bulbasaur Random trophy drop.
Buneary Random trophy drop.
Celebi Random trophy drop.
Charizard Finish Classic Mode with Pokémon Trainer, and have Charizard deal the finishing blow to Master Hand.
Charmander Random trophy drop.
Chikorita Random trophy drop.
Chimchar Random trophy drop.
Cresselia Random trophy drop.
Cubone Random trophy drop.
Cyndaquil Random trophy drop.
Darkrai Random trophy drop.
Deoxys Random trophy drop.
Dialga Random trophy drop.
Drifloon Random trophy drop.
Dugtrio Random trophy drop.
Electivire Random trophy drop.
Electrode Random trophy drop.
Entei Random trophy drop.
Gardevoir Random trophy drop.
Glaceon and Leafeon Random trophy drop.
Goldeen Random trophy drop.
Groudon Random trophy drop.
Gulpin Random trophy drop.
Gyarados Random trophy drop.
Ho-Oh Random trophy drop.
Hoppip Random trophy drop.
Ivysaur Finish Classic Mode with Pokémon Trainer, and have Ivysaur deal the finishing blow to Master Hand.
Jigglypuff Finish Classic Mode with Jigglypuff.
Jirachi Random trophy drop.
Kyogre Random trophy drop.
Latias and Latios Random trophy drop.
Lucario Finish Classic Mode with Lucario.
Lugia Random trophy drop.
Magnezone Random trophy drop.
Manaphy Random trophy drop.
Meowth Random trophy drop.
Mesprit Random trophy drop.
Metagross Random trophy drop.
Mew Random trophy drop.
Mewtwo Finish All-Star Mode on Intense difficulty.
Moltres Random trophy drop.
Mudkip Random trophy drop.
Munchlax Random trophy drop.
Palkia Random trophy drop.
Pichu Finish All-Star Mode without continuing.
Pikachu Finish Classic Mode with Pikachu.
Piplup Random trophy drop.
Plusle and Minun Collect Final Smash trophies for all characters.
Poké Ball Random trophy drop.
Puff Up Finish All-Star Mode with Jigglypuff.
Pokémon Trainer Finish Classic Mode with Pokémon Trainer.
Rayquaza Capture Rayquaza in a Trophy Stand in the Subspace Emissary.
Riolu Random trophy drop.
Skarmory Random trophy drop.
Snorlax Random trophy drop.
Snorunt Random trophy drop.
Snover Random trophy drop.
Squirtle Finish Classic Mode with Pokémon Trainer, and have Squirtle deal the finishing blow to Master Hand.
Starly Random trophy drop.
Staryu Random trophy drop.
Togepi Random trophy drop.
Torchic Random trophy drop.
Totodile Random trophy drop.
Treecko Random trophy drop.
Triple Finish Finish All-Star Mode with Pokémon Trainer
Turtwig Random trophy drop.
Uxie Random trophy drop.
Volt Tackle Finish All-Star Mode with Pikachu
Weavile Random trophy drop.
Wobbuffet Random trophy drop.

Pokémon Stickers

Pokémon Effect Usable on
Bellossom Grass +8 Pokémon Trainer
Bonsly Leg + 3 All
Celebi Grass + 14 Pokémon Trainer
Charizard Arm, Leg +10 Jigglypuff, Lucario, Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer
Chikorita Aura +13 Lucario
Deoxys Slash Attack +10 Jigglypuff, Lucario, Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer
Electrode Explosive +7 All
Entei Flame Attack +20 Jigglypuff, Lucario, Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer
Gardevoir Shield Resistance +9 All
Goldeen Leg +4 Jigglypuff, Lucario, Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer
Groudon Flame Resistance +14 Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer
Gulpin Electric Attack +16 Jigglypuff, Lucario, Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer
Ho-Oh Flame Attack +12 All
Ivysaur Grass +39 Pokémon Trainer
Jigglypuff Body, Spin + 31 Jigglypuff, Lucario, Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer
Jirachi Arm, Leg +7 Jigglypuff, Lucario, Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer
Kyogre Flinch Resistance +42 All
Latias and Latios Grass +42 Pokémon Trainer
Lucario Aura +41 Lucario
Lugia Grass +18 Pokémon Trainer
Manaphy Specials: Direct +4 All
Meowth Slash Attack +5 Jigglypuff, Lucario, Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer
Metagross Launch Resistance +23 Jigglypuff, Lucario, Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer
Mew Body, Spin +4 Jigglypuff, Lucario, Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer
Moltres Flame Attack +20 Jigglypuff, Lucario, Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer
Munchlax Aura +13 Lucario
Pikachu Electric Attack +33 Pikachu
Piplup Water +26 Pokémon Trainer
Pokémon Trainer Leg +13 Jigglypuff, Lucario, Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer
Rayquaza Aura +24 Lucario
Snorlax Electric Attack +5 All
Squirtle Water +41 Pokémon Trainer
Staryu Specials: Direct + 3 Jigglypuff, Lucario, Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer
Suicune Grass +17 Pokémon Trainer
Togepi Body, Spin +11 Jigglypuff, Lucario, Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer
Torchic Flame Attack +8 Jigglypuff, Lucario, Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer
Weavile Slash Attack +5 Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer
Wobbuffet Head +12 All

Other Stickers affecting Pokémon characters

These are non-Pokémon stickers that affect Pokémon characters (other than stickers that affect all characters).

Sticker Effect Usable on
Akari Hayami (Wave Race BS) Water +8 Pokémon Trainer*
Barkle (Tingle's Rupeeland) Tail +32 Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer*
Blathers (Animal Crossing: WW) Tail +7 Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer*
Bone Dragon (Yoshi's Story) Bite +13 Pokémon Trainer*
Box Boxer (Kirby: Squeak Squad) Aura +26 Lucario
Boxy (Kirby: Squeak Squad) Bite + 24 Pokémon Trainer*
Bowser Jr. (Super Mario Sunshine) Tail +25 Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer*
Bubble Baby Mario (Yoshi's Island) Bite +6 Pokémon Trainer*
Burt the Bashful (Yoshi's Island) Bite +6 Pokémon Trainer*
Chain Chomp (Mario Party 8) Bite +23 Pokémon Trainer*
Chihuahua (Nintendogs) Tail +12 Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer*
Chozo Statue (Metroid II) Aura +25 Lucario
Crazee Dayzee (Yoshi's Island DS) Grass +7 Pokémon Trainer*
Dry Bones (Mario Party 7) Aura +17 Lucario
Fairy (Zelda: Twilight Princess) Tail +7 Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer*
Lakitu (New Super Mario Bros.) Aura +6 Lucario
Master Belch (EarthBound) Bite +9 Pokémon Trainer*
Petey Piranha (Mario Strikers Charged) Bite +32 Pokémon Trainer*
Rachel (Advance Wars: DS) Aura +11 Lucario
Rouge the Bat (Sonic Adventure 2: Battle) Tail +10 Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer*
Ryota Hayami (Wave Race BS) Water +34 Pokémon Trainer*
Sable (Animal Crossing: WW) Bite +6 Pokémon Trainer*
Saharah (Animal Crossing: WW) Water +8 Pokémon Trainer*
Seiuchi-kun (Densetsu no Stafy 3) Water +18 Pokémon Trainer*
Spitz (WarioWare: MPG) Tail +12 Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer*
Stafy (Densetsu no Stafy) Tail +7 Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer*
Starman (New Super Mario Bros.) Aura +6 Lucario
Wario (Super Mario Strikers) Bite +15 Pokémon Trainer*
Warrior Ing (Metroid Prime 2 Echoes) Bite +10 Pokémon Trainer*
Water Fairy Elias (Nintendo Puzzle Collection) Water +30 Pokémon Trainer*


Super Smash Bros. Brawl became the seventh game to ever receive a perfect score from gaming magazine Famitsu.[1] IGN rated the game an "Amazing" 9.5/10.[2] It holds a rating of 93% on Metacritic, based on 81 critic reviews.[3]


In the fiscal year of its release, it sold 4.85 million units.[4] As of March 31, 2021, Super Smash Bros. Brawl has sold 13.32 million copies worldwide.[5]

Japanese sales

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sold 819,647 units on its first week on the Japanese market, with a sell-through of 94.37%. By December 28, 2014, the end of its 361st week, it had sold 2,509,467 copies.

Week Week ending Ranking Units sold Total units sold
1 February 3, 2008 1st 819,647 819,647
2 February 10, 2008 1st 251,789 1,071,436
3 February 17, 2008 1st 141,544 1,212,980
4 February 24, 2008 1st 77,525 1,290,505
5 March 2, 2008 2nd 67,007 1,357,512
6 March 9, 2008 2nd 50,401 1,407,913
7 March 16, 2008 4th 40,984 1,448,897
8 March 23, 2008 7th 41,070 1,489,967
9 March 30, 2008 6th 34,180 1,524,147
10 April 6, 2008 9th 24,209 1,548,356
11 April 13, 2008 10th 14,297 1,562,653
12 April 20, 2008 9th 12,703 1,575,356
13 April 27, 2008 15th - -
14 May 4, 2008 15th - -
15 May 11, 2008 10th 16,403 1,620,000
16 May 18, 2008 19th - -
17 May 25, 2008 21st - -
18 June 1, 2008 30th - -
19 June 8, 2008 27th - -
20 June 15, 2008 24th - -
48 December 28, 2008 39th - 1,789,596
101 January 3, 2010 36th - 1,953,982
153 January 2, 2011 - - 2,082,292
205 January 1, 2012 - - 2,221,906
257 December 30, 2012 - - 2,332,789
309 December 29, 2013 - - 2,430,992
361 December 28, 2014 - - 2,509,467


  • This game introduced the largest number of playable Pokémon characters, with the total being four (Squirtle, Ivysaur, Charizard, and Lucario).

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズX
France Flag.png French Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Germany Flag.png German Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Italy Flag.png Italian Super Smash Bros. Brawl
South Korea Flag.png Korean 대난투 스매시 브라더스 X
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