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Assist Trophy
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First Appearance

Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)

“Assist Trophies allow you to enjoy even more characters who couldn’t quite make it as playable fighters. You may even see some that only the most dedicated fans will recognize, so you’ll have to look forward to them.”
Masahiro Sakurai, Smash Bros. DOJO!!

The Assist Trophy is an item in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It calls forth a random character to assist the player who used the item, similar to the Poké Ball item. This is unique in that that the character released is from an actual Nintendo or 3rd Party series, but isn't playable. As a result, it introduces characters who couldn't make the cut as playable fighters. Almost all characters that come out of the Assist Trophy are invincible.

Players must be on the ground to summon an Assist Trophy's character. If a player is attacked and sent flying after grabbing the Assist Trophy, but before breaking it open, they must land before they can call forth the Assist Trophy's character. Only one Assist Trophy can appear at a time, unlike Poké Balls.

Assist Trophies have been confirmed to return in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

List of Assist characters[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Default[edit]

Name Description
Andross.jpg Andross StarFox Emblem.png Andross, the main villain from the Star Fox series (his appearance was based off his original depiction) appears from the Assist Trophy, and, floating in the background of a stage, inhales and spits forth a flurry of harmful polygons that damage characters. This is based on his main attack in the original Star Fox.
Devilpointing.jpg Devil SmashBros Emblem.png The Devil is from Devil World, a game only released in Europe. When released from the Assist Trophy, he shifts the stage boundaries. The players will only be able to move within the visible screen and will lose a life if they go off the screen at any point.
Assist03 070710d.jpg Dr. Wright SmashBros Emblem.png Dr. Wright from Sim City appears and attacks opponents by building large skyscrapers beneath them, sending them flying upwards. The attack is executed right in front of Dr. Wright and the vertical range is very high, so fighters should run away immediately after he is released. There is a one-in-ten chance that Dr. Wright will summon a particularly large skyscraper for even more range and power.
BrawlExcitebike.jpg Excitebike SmashBros Emblem.png A group of Excitebikers from the game Excitebike, appearing in their original 8-bit form, drive across the stage, dragging players along with them, eventually driving off screen with the players caught.
Assist Trophy 4.jpg Hammer Bro. Mario Emblem.png A Hammer Bro. appears on the stage and throws hammers at opponents. He can jump up and throw them in midair and he can also throw hammers while on the ground.
BrawlHelirin.jpg Helirin SmashBros Emblem.png The Helirin from Kuru Kuru Kururin appears as a stage obstacle. It acts as an additional platform, rotating on its axis and moving, sometimes getting in the way when players are trying to recover.
BrawlJeff.jpg Jeff EarthBound Emblem.png Jeff from EarthBound puts five rockets on the ground, which shoot into the air, homing in on enemies in unpredictable trajectories. Jeff finishes with one large rocket. There is a one-in-five chance that he will summon a second wave of rockets before disappearing.
BrawlJill.jpg Jill & Drill Dozer SmashBros Emblem.png Jill from Drill Dozer charges at opponents in her driller. She can jump at them and turn around, but may fall off the stage if she goes too far.
BrawlKatandAna.jpg Kat & Ana Wario Emblem.png Kat & Ana swiftly move across the stage together, slicing any players in their way.
Vulcan Jab.jpg Knuckle Joe Kirby Emblem.png Knuckle Joe from the Kirby series, will use the Vulcan Jab on all other players, and then finish off with either Smash Punch or Rising Break.
BrawlLakitu.jpg Lakitu Mario Emblem.png Lakitu, appearing in his 8-Bit Super Mario Bros. form, tosses Spinies, who are also in 8-Bit form, onto the ground, which damage players on contact. Lakitu can be damaged.
Little Mac.jpg Little Mac SmashBros Emblem.png Coming from the game Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, when Little Mac appears, he will continue to punch the opposing player closest to him. He then finishes with a powerful uppercut move.
BrawlLyn.jpg Lyn FireEmblem Emblem.png Lyn from Fire Emblem (GBA) charges her sword, then slashes an opposing player with little to no warning and with great power.
BrawlMetroid.jpg Metroid Metroid Emblem.png A Metroid from the series of the same name will float around the stage, latching onto any players it encounters and sucking their health away, similar to what they do in the Metroid games.
Mr. Resetti.jpg Mr. Resetti AnimalCrossing Emblem.png Mr. Resetti is a character from the Animal Crossing series. When he is released, he simply stands in one spot, and lectures the players through a speech bubble. Mr. Resetti also occasionally causes a small explosion when he is furious. Mr. Resetti can be made to disappear prematurely if the stage scrolls or the platform he is on is destroyed and there's a knockout zone below him.
Nintendog.jpg Nintendog SmashBros Emblem.png A Nintendog from the game Nintendogs briefly appears on the battleground before coming up to the screen and blocking the players' views, causing great distraction.
Saki Amamiya.jpg Saki Amamiya SmashBros Emblem.png Saki Amamiya from Sin and Punishment, will appear, and use his Cannon Sword to shoot and slash his opponents. He can jump and shoot as well.
Samurai Goro 3.jpg Samurai Goroh F-Zero Emblem.png Samurai Goroh from the F-Zero series appears and slashes away at the fighters with his katana. He can jump while slashing horizontally.
StafyBrawl.jpg Starfy SmashBros Emblem.png Starfy, from the Japan-only Densetsu no Starfy series, appears as a vulnerable Assist Trophy. Starfy will perform his spin attack on an opponent if he has the chance. However, fighters can easily attack him and send him flying.
BrawlTingle.jpg Tingle Zelda Emblem.png Tingle simply calls up one of five random effects. These can be helpful (such as a rain of hammers, or giving every fighter a Superspicy Curry status) or a hindrance (such as throwing banana peels, resulting in a slippery ground, creating common occurrences of tripping, or releasing a shower of flowers, causing the camera to zoom in on the summoner. ). One of them has Tingle simply fly away on a group of balloons, not affecting the players.
WaluigiBrawl.jpg Waluigi Mario Emblem.png Waluigi chases after a selected foe, kicks them onto the ground and finally, he does one final power kick, or hits the player with his racket.

Unlockable[edit]

Name Description
Custom Robo.jpg Custom Robo SmashBros Emblem.png Custom Robo, better known as Ray Mk III, comes from the game Custom Robo Arena. Being a toy, it is a very small Assist Character, but it makes the most of its speed by flying around the stage at fast speeds. It fires bullets from its left gun, and fires missiles from its right hand, as a means of attack. To unlock it, the player must play 100 matches in Vs. Mode or any related mode.
Isaac.jpg Isaac SmashBros Emblem.png Isaac from Golden Sun uses Move Psynergy, creating a large hand that pushes enemies away, or off the stage entirely. To unlock him, the player must play 200 matches in Vs. Mode or any related mode.
Infantry and Tanks.jpg Infantry and Tanks SmashBros Emblem.png A group of 2D sprites from the Advance Wars series will appear in the scenery to attack the rivals. To unlock them, the player must play 300 matches in Vs. Mode or any related mode.
Barbara.jpg Barbara SmashBros Emblem.png Barbara enters from the Japan-Only game, Daigassou! Band Brothers. When released, she plays her guitar, sending a powerful field of music around her, which damages opposing players caught in it. The final note does the most damage and has the biggest radius. To unlock her, the player must collect 25 hidden songs.
Gray Fox.jpg Gray Fox MetalGear Emblem.png Gray Fox, from the Metal Gear series, slices his opponents with his sword, causing heavy damage. He also deflects projectiles. Gray Fox is unique among Assist Trophies in that he will return from above should he fall off the stage. To unlock him, the player must unlock Snake.
Shadow the Hedgehog.jpg Shadow the Hedgehog Sonic Emblem.png Shadow, from the Sonic the Hedgehog series, appears as a Assist Trophy. Shadow uses Chaos Control to slow down all opposing fighters. To unlock him, the player must unlock Sonic.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Name Description
SSB4 Andross.jpg Andross StarFox Emblem.png Andross is confirmed to appear as an Assist Trophy. He will retain his features from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Ashley ssb4.jpg Ashley Wario Emblem.png Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that Ashley from the WarioWare series will be appearing as an Assist Trophy.[1] She will create a purple cloud when summoned. Ashley's appearance is based on her appearance from Game & Wario.
SSB4 Chain Chomp.png Chain Chomp Mario Emblem.png Chain Chomp has been confirmed as an Assist Trophy. It attacks players by lunging at them.
SSB4 WiiU ColorTV15.jpg Color TV-Game 15 SmashBros Emblem.png The Color TV-Game 15 is confirmed to appear as an Assist Trophy. When summoned, the two paddles hit the square back and forth, the square dealing damage to others as it hits them.
SSB4 Dark Samus.png Dark Samus Metroid Emblem.png Dark Samus has been confirmed as an Assist Trophy. She will use her rapid-firing Arm Cannon, as well as various Phazon attacks.
SSB4 Devil.png Devil SmashBros Emblem.png The Devil from Devil World is confirmed as an Assist Trophy, and will have the same function as in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
SSB4 WiiU Dillon.jpg Dillon SmashBros Emblem.png Dillon from Dillon's Rolling Western will debut in the Super Smash Bros. series as an Assist Trophy. It has been implied that he will be able to use his rolling ability.[2]
SSB4 Dr. Wright.png Dr. Wright SmashBros Emblem.png Dr. Wright is confirmed to return as an Assist Trophy, retaining his previous features.
SSB4 Elec Man.png Elec Man MegaMan Emblem.png Elec Man from the Mega Man series is confirmed to appear as an Assist Trophy. He will run around and attack opponents with his Thunder Beam attack.
Hammer Bro. Mario Emblem.png Hammer Bro. was revealed to return as an Assist Trophy character from the E3 2014 Demo. He retained his features from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
SSB4 Isabelle.jpg Isabelle AnimalCrossing Emblem.png Isabelle; a character from the Animal Crossing series who made her debut in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, has been confirmed as an Assist Trophy. She assists fighters by tossing different types of fruit.
SSB4 Knuckle Joe.png Knuckle Joe Kirby Emblem.png Knuckle Joe is confirmed to return as an Assist Trophy. He will retain his features from the previous installment.
LakituMario Emblem.png Lakitu and Spinies return, retaining their design and tactics from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
SSB4 Lyn.png Lyn FireEmblem Emblem.png Lyn is confirmed to return as an Assist Trophy, retaining her previous features.
SSB for Wii U Magnus.png Magnus KidIcarus Emblem.png Magnus from Kid Icarus: Uprising was revealed as an Assist Trophy character from the E3 2014 Demo.
SSB4 Metroid.jpg Metroid Metroid Emblem.png The Metroid enemy from the series of the same name is set to return as an Assist Trophy. It will retain the same function as in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
SSB4 Midna.png Midna Zelda Emblem.png Midna from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is confirmed to appear as an Assist Trophy. She attacks by grabbing fighters with her hair and throwing them.
SSB4 Mother Brain.jpg Mother Brain Metroid Emblem.png Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that Mother Brain from the Metroid series will appear as an Assist Trophy.[3] In addition to the Rinkas circling around her, she will use the Laser Brain Attack to attack opponents.
SSB4 WiiU Nintendog.jpg Nintendog Nintendogs Symbol.png The Nintendog maintains its Assist Trophy features from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. However, the French Bulldog will be used, instead of the Labrador Retriever.
SSB for Wii U Phosphora.jpg Phosphora KidIcarus Emblem.png Phosphora from Kid Icarus: Uprising was first confirmed to appear in from Palutena's images in the official Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U website section and revealed as an Assist Trophy character from the E3 2014 Demo.
SSB4 Saki.png Saki Amamiya SmashBros Emblem.png Saki is confirmed to return as an Assist Trophy, retaining his previous features.
Samurai Goroh F-Zero Emblem.png Samurai Goroh is confirmed to return as an Assist Trophy, retaining his previous features.
Shadow the Hedgehog Sonic Emblem.png Shadow has been confirmed to return as an Assist Trophy, keeping his abilities from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
MAJORA-Daily.jpeg Skull Kid Zelda Emblem.png Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that the Skull Kid as he appears in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask will be appearing as an Assist Trophy.[4] When summoned, he will tilt the stage upside down.
SSB4 WiiU Starfy.jpg Starfy SmashBros Emblem.png Starfy is confirmed to maintain his status as an Assist Trophy. He will maintain his features from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Tingle Zelda Emblem.png Tingle was revealed to return as an Assist Trophy character from the E3 2014 Demo. He retained his features from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
SSB4 Waluigi.jpg Waluigi Wario Emblem.png Waluigi has been confirmed to return as an Assist Trophy.[5] He will retain his features from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Trophy information[edit]

Name Description
BrawlTrophy139.png Assist Trophy A capsule that contains characters who will help you out in battle. You won't know who's in the capsule until you open it. It may be someone everyone knows or someone who's a bit of a mystery. The majority of these characters are invulnerable, so attacking them is not an option. You know what that means, right? RUN!
BrawlTrophy303.png Andross A brilliant scientist formerly employed by the Cornerian Army. He took his research too far, and the disastrous results labeled him a Level 1 offender, resulting in this banishment to the nearby Planet Venom. After building a base and declaring himself emperor, he swore he would rule the Lylat system. Thanks to Team Star Fox's heroism, the madman has yet to achieve this.
BrawlTrophy308.png Barbara The manager of the music store GB Music in Waruwaru Town--her real name is Barbara the Bat. She leads the player through the game, showing her arrogant attitude as she cracks the whip at others but pampers herself. Her little brother's name is Tingtin the Bat. By the way, the "GB" in the name of her store stands for "Great Barbara," NOT "Game Boy."
BrawlTrophy296.png Devil A devil who wields serious power in Devil World. In the game, the devil floats above the maze and commands by pointing. When it gives orders, its cyclopean minions turn cranks that scroll the maze in different directions. When Tamagon, your character in the game, places all the stage's books into a hole, the devil turns into a bat and flies away. It's quite striking, no?
BrawlTrophy298.png Dr. Wright A hardworking assistant to the city mayor. He has distinctive hair and spectacles and a dapper moustache. Dr. Wright has a comprehensive knowledge of city government and is happy to give you tips to keep your city running smoothly. In the game, he tracks your city's status and gives you gifts. There was a character reminiscent of him in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.
BrawlTrophy295.png Excitebike High-performance motocross bikes that handle massive jumps with ease. Using turbo on these beauties gives a speed boost but also causes the engine's internal temperature to rise. Overuse turbo, and the bikes overheat and shut down. The engines can be cooled by running over certain marks on the track. Excitebikes cap off every race with an undeniably awesome wheelie.
BrawlTrophy309.png Gray Fox An enigmatic soldier with great physical and combat skills. Calling himself "Deepthroat" and equipped with an enhanced environmental camouflage suit, he dedicated his life to fighting Snake. In a twist of fate, Gray Fox ends up protecting his sworn rival from Metal Gear REX. Long ago, Gray Fox fought Snake in Zanzibarland.
BrawlTrophy165.png Hammer Bros. A character who throws a seemingly endless stream of hammers. Hammer Bros. have also been known to jump every so often. Since they throw their hammers in a high arc, if you manage to get in close, the hammers can't hit you. Unlike Koopas and Buzzy Beetles, Hammer Bros. don't reduce to their shells when jumped on. As the name suggests, most Hammer Bros. are found in pairs.
BrawlTrophy307.png Helirin A unique helicopter that flies with long, slowly rotating wings. If the wings strike walls or obstacles, the Helirin takes damage and loses hearts. The wings normally spin clockwise, but the rotation can be reversed by touching springs. There are many areas that require this technique. The Helirin can be customized by picking up and using a variety of items.
BrawlTrophy452.png Helirin (2) Helirins created by Prof. Rabbit. One is a helicopter that can throw punches from its wings to smash things--HELIBOKAAN! Press and hold a button to submerge, then release to surface--HELIBASHAN! Shoot fire left and right from the wings--HELIBOBOH! Use a spinning ability to create tornadoes--HELIBURUUN! There are also five varieties which shoot in rapid fire--HELIBIBYUUN!
BrawlTrophy305.png Infantry and Tanks Units first introduced in Famicom Wars, where they fight battles against enemy forces. Infantry are the least expensive to deploy of all units. They're not too strong, but they move well and can capture property. There are two tank types: tank A, which is expensive but has good mobility and firepower, and tank B, which is cheaper but can change battles with sheer numbers.
BrawlTrophy311.png Isaac A strong-willed Psynergy adept of the bloodline of an ancient race thought to have been lost with the downfall of civilization. He can manipulate earth-based forces and is also a highly skilled swordsman. He sets out to protect a lighthouse that can release the sealed powers of alchemy. In Smash Bros., he uses "Move" energy, which creates an energy field that pushes foes away.
BrawlTrophy306.png Jeff Dr. Andonuts's son, who attends a boarding school in Winters. He receives a telepathic message from Paula saying that she and Ness have been captured, and he sets out to rescue them. He's Ness's age but has the knowledge of an established scientist. He repairs broken items and makes them into other things. As his IQ increases, so does the number of things he can create.
BrawlTrophy313.png Jill A young girl who takes over the leadership of a band of righteous bandits known as the Red Dozers from her injured father. Jill sets out on the Drill Dozer to recover a red diamond stolen by the Skulkers. Jill has great reflexes and rode the Drill Dozer instead of a baby carriage growing up. She has an intense dislike of studying, however.
BrawlTrophy301.png Kat & Ana Twin female ninjas who attend Diamond City Kindergarten. Kat, the older of the two, has pink hair, while the younger Ana has orange hair. Both of the girls are still very young, but they're also very respectful and address their superiors as budding ninjas should. Kat and Ana have a soft spot for living things. Kat loves cats, and Ana is attracted to flowers.
BrawlTrophy291.png Knuckle Joe A martial artist known for amazing attacks like the Vulcan Jab. With his bandana, he looks and fights the part of a Muay Thai boxer. When Kirby copies Knuckle Joe, he gains the fighting techniques of a hand-to-hand-combat expert. Knuckle Joe also engages in friendly block-breaking competitions with Kirby. His other famous techniques are the Smash Punch and Rising Break.
BrawlTrophy164.png Lakitu and Spinies A particularly stubborn breed of Koopa. Lakitus chase Mario aboard clouds and attack by throwing Spiny Eggs down from above. More recently, Lakitus have taken over the role of cameramen, filming with cameras that they dangle from long rods. Spinies are Koopa creatures with tough, spiked shells. Jumping onto them has no effect, but fireballs can dispatch them.
BrawlTrophy304.png Little Mac A lightweight scrapper from the Bronx. After meeting with a former boxing great named Doc Louis who fell from glory, Mac takes Doc on as his coach, and together the pair try for the championship belt in the WVBA. Little Mac works his way up the ranks of the WVBA, taking out foes several times his size. By landing multiple blows, Little Mac gains a "?" uppercut.
BrawlTrophy302.png Lyn A 15-year-old nomadic girl. Lyn is a strong-willed youth whose skill with the blade draws many admirers. Lyn sets out on her quest to become a master swordsman after coming to the aid of a fallen traveler. She soon learns she's a living member of the nobility of Lycia, a neighboring country. Soon she's involved in a violent dispute over the ascension of the Caelin throne.
BrawlTrophy297.png Metroid A bioengineered life-form found on planet SR388. Metroids attach to organisms and drain life energy. The Galactic Federation commissions Samus to eliminate them, but Space Pirates try to harness their power. One of the few ways Samus can kill Metroids is by shooting them with the Ice Beam and then shattering them with missiles. The Metroid's cry is chilling and indescribable.
BrawlTrophy289.png Mr. Resetti A character who normally appears from underground to lecture the player. However, he is not always underground--in Animal Crossing: Wild World, he can be found sipping coffee at the Roost if you go at a certain time on a certain day. In the Japanese-only "e+" version, he works at a so-called "Resetti Observation Center" where you can pop in for a visit.
BrawlTrophy293.png Mr. Resetti (2) A mole wearing a hard hat who'll show up when you restart your game without having saved. He pops up and lets you know in no uncertain terms the importance of saving your game. The problem is, his speeches are entertaining enough to warrant breaking the rules at least once. In Animal Crossing, his brother Don appears too. He's the polar opposite of his sibling.
BrawlTrophy294.png Nintendogs A puppy for you to train on your Nintendo DS. They come in a wide variety of breeds, colors, coat styles, and personalities. You can train them, use dog toys to play with them, and feed them treats to establish a real link with your virtual pet. Other features include the ability to enter your dog in disc-catching contests and agility trials on obstacle courses.
BrawlTrophy310.png Ray MK III The custom robo used by the main character. It's the latest Shining Fighter model in the Ray line of robots, which appears throughout the Custom Robo series. The main character switches from his beloved Ray Mk II to this model after his sister and father develop it. This one has a great balance between built-in abilities and ease and depth of available customization.
BrawlTrophy312.png Saki Amamiya A member of a rescue group that hunts aliens known as Ruffians that prey on mankind. He's killed by Ruffians, but the advance scout Achi resuscitates him, and he gains remarkable physical prowess and becomes the hunt leader. During a battle, he transforms into a Ruffian, and his companion Airan helps him recover. He's optimistic and copes well with danger.
BrawlTrophy290.png Samurai Goroh A man who presents himself as a bounty hunter much like Captain Falcon but is also the boss of a notorious bandit group. He tries to collect criminal bounties but always fails to beat Captain Falcon to the collar. He considers himself Falcon's archrival and always tries to beat him in F-Zero races. His machine, the Fire Stingray (#05), has a high top speed.
BrawlTrophy314.png Shadow the Hedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog is a black hedgehog who resembles Sonic. He was created by Dr. Eggman's grandfather, Gerald Robotnik, to be the ultimate life-form. Not only does he look like Sonic, but he has equal abilities. He has great skill with the space-time warping technique called Chaos Control. To reach his goals, he'll use any means necessary.
BrawlTrophy299.png Stafy The prince of the kingdom of Tenkai. He's a bit spacey and clumsy, but when he sets his mind to something, he gives it his all. Stafy gets help from his friends Kyorosuke the clam and the wizened Lobjii-san. Stafy sometimes dons a pig suit and throws pork cutlets. In Densetsu No Stafy 3, Stafy meets Wario and goes with him to steal the treasures of the deep.
BrawlTrophy300.png Tingle A strange little man easily spotted by his trademark green bodysuit, bright nose, and pointy beard. Tingle has frequently appeared around Hyrule and always lets those he meets know that he's a fairy and selling homemade maps. In a recent adventure, Tingle escapes a sad and dreary life to embark on a magical adventure in the delightful, dreamlike paradise of Rupeeland.
BrawlTrophy292.png Waluigi A twig-thin man who sees himself as Luigi's ultimate rival. He spent a long time working silently in the shadow of the Mario Bros. before finally becoming strong enough to compete with them in Mario Tennis. Since then, he's had many brilliant game appearances. While the nature of his relationship to Wario is a mystery, the pair have hatched some devious schemes together.

Character artwork[edit]


Name in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アシストフィギュア
Ashisuto Figyua
Assist Figure
Spanish (NOA) Trofeo de asistencia
Spanish (NOE) Ayudante Assistant
French Trophée aide Trophy help
German Helfertrophäe Helper trophy
Italian Gli assistenti Assistant

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miiverse - Sakurai's post | Nintendo
  2. ^ https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/AYMHAAACAADRUqF6psy0BQ
  3. ^ Miiverse - Sakurai's post | Nintendo
  4. ^ Miiverse - Sakurai's Posts
  5. ^ https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/AYMHAAACAAAYUKlLqsgn_Q