Home-Run Bat

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Home-Run Bat
BrawlHome-RunBat.jpg

First Appearance

Super Smash Bros. (1999)

Latest Appearance

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014)
The Home-Run Bat.

Not to be confused with the bat Ness uses, the Home-Run Bat (or Homerun Bat) is an extremely powerful item in the Super Smash Bros. series. Fighters can grab the bat and use it to hit other fighters or throw it at them. The smash attack of the Home-Run Bat is very powerful, but the process takes a while, leaving the player open for attack. It can also allow the opponent to run away. It will hit any player struck by it instantly off the screen, but there is an exception for large stages, like the Temple.

While the Home-Run Bat does send opponents flying diagonally for most characters, the item operates differently for Captain Falcon and Sheik, but only in Melee; the two will send foes flying upwards with their Home-Run Bats, instead of diagonally. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Home-Run Bat has different animations for each of the different characters.

Toon Link attacking Donkey Kong with a Home-Run Bat in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

The Home-Run Bat reappears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and later in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with a new design: The main part of the bat is black and yellow, while the handle is red and golden. The Super Smash Bros. emblem also appears on it in gold on the handle end of the bat.

The Home-Run Bat is also used in the Home-Run Contest mode since Super Smash Bros. Melee.

To unlock the Home-Run Bat trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the player must hit the Sandbag in the Home-Run Contest at least 500 meters.

A similar bat can be found in Paper Mario: Sticker Star, as one of the many objects the player can find in the game.

Trophy information[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Home-Run Bat Trophy95.PNG Super Smash Bros.
04/99
Smash an enemy with this slugger, and you'll send them flying out of sight; hence the name Home-Run Bat. The sound of the bat being swung immediately strikes fear into the hearts of opponents and can turn the tide of a battle. It's slightly risky to use, though; it has a very limited range, and it takes a little time to wind up for your swing.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Home-Run Bat BrawlTrophy502.png N64 Super Smash Bros. A battering item. Smash a foe with this and be rewarded with the distinctive "KREEEEENG!" sound of a home run as your foe goes flying. The sound echoes with what's surely the timbre of supreme bliss. For the character being hit, though, it must be one of the scariest sounds ever. But it's not easy to use--it swings slowly and has a limited range. High risk, high reward.
Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Name Image Description
Home-Run Bat Combine this black bat with a forward smash to try for a home run, using an opponent as the ball! Unfortunately, the reach on the bat is not all that impressive, so it takes some real skill to line up a hit. Keep your chin up, though—the loud "KREEENG" of a hit makes it all worthwhile.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
German Baseballschläger Baseball bat