Bumper (item)

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Bumper artwork in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

First Appearance

Super Smash Bros. (1999)

Latest Appearance

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014)
The Bumper in Super Smash Bros.

A Bumper is an item in Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. In Super Smash Bros, it remains on the ground when thrown, damaging players who bump into it. There is also a Bumper floating above the Peach's Castle stage. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Bumper reappears. Bumpers in this game can float in midair when thrown, making it possible to use them as deterrents for opponents trying to recover. Bumpers can also lie on the surface if thrown downward toward the ground.

In Super Smash Bros., if one is thrown and directly hits an opponent, it causes a significant amount of knockback despite causing only one percent of damage. In Brawl, no damage is done, but the knockback is even greater. Additionally, the knockback that the Bumper delivers increases as the target's damage increases.

A Bumper in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Bumpers return in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, now with a new design: the outer part is silver instead of blue, and the central part is red with a yellow Super Smash Bros. symbol.

Bumpers also appear in Super Mario Maker as a free update (1.30) on 12/22/15. They resemble donuts with eyes, and they look like Lemmy Koopa's ball. They are unlocked by shaking a Grinder and also have the same size.

Trophy Information[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Type Image Description
Bumper BrawlTrophy524.png An item that originally appeared in Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64. After many years, it now makes its triumphant return. Bumpers are used in pinball to send balls flying, and they perform the same role in Smash Bros. They react to anything that touches them, including the people who set them. As they can also be set in midair, using them requires good tactics.

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

Name Image Appears In (Wii U version only) Description
N64 Super Smash Bros. (4/1999)
Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Ah, pinball... What a fun game. And with this item, you can add a bit of pinball to the battlefield. Once thrown, this item will bounce anything that comes near it violently away. Just don't get careless and walk into a deployed one yourself, or you'll get bounced too!