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Artwork of the Assist Trophy, Barbara, from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Barbara's artwork for Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Full name Barbara the Bat
Species Human
First appearance Daigasso! Band Brothers (2004, Daigasso! Band Brothers series)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008, Mario-related media)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo) (2018)

Barbara is the mascot of Daigasso! Band Brothers, the Japan-exclusive predecessor to Jam with the Band. She is the arrogant owner of the music shop of Waruwaru Town, GB Music, and helps the player throughout the game. She also made several appearances in Mario-related media, most notably as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.


Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

When Barbara is summoned in a battle via an Assist Trophy, she strums her guitar for a few seconds, releasing sound waves that moderately damages opponents and knocks them back. Her last sound wave is larger and stronger than the other ones.

In addition, a collectible trophy of Barbara can be obtained when it appears at random in the game's single-player modes.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Barbara returns in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS as a collectible trophy.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Barbara appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an Ace-class Grab-type primary spirit. It has three support slots and, when used on a fighter, only boosts their power without granting additional effects. The spirit is summonable with a Rouge the Bat, Prince Saruno, and a grab-type core. A Barbara wig is unlockable in the game for 900G, and can be worn by Mii Fighters.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Costume Mario sprite of Barbara, in Super Mario Maker.

Barbara later appears in Super Mario Maker as an add-on Mystery Mushroom costume for Costume Mario. It can be unlocked by clearing the "Barbara in Tomatoland" Event Course, which was released on February 25, 2016.

Other appearances[edit]

Barbara and Ashley in a comic strip

Barbara appears in a web comic strip posted on April 01, 2016 on Nintendo's Japanese kids website[1] called Ashley Meets Halloween and Barbara and Ashley. In the strip, Barbara hires Ashley to sing at her live club, but she struggles due to her shyness. Barbara watches Ashley and smugly thinks Ashley can make her rich, but soon after this, the witch falls asleep on stage, to Barbara's dismay.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Barbara BrawlTrophy308.png DS Daigasso! Band Brothers (Japan Only)
DS Master of Illusion
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."

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS trophy[edit]

Name Image Description
Barbara Trophy of Barbara in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. As the manager of a slightly dubious talent agency, Barbara's always looking for people who want to join a band. She'll even teach you to play—whether you ask her or not. It's best to let her think she's taking advantage of you, even if she really isn't. Her hidden theme music really illustrates the contrast of darkness and light in her soul...or something.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
Barbara the Bat Barbara spirit from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Jam with the Band Primary (3) Ace Grab Summoned with a Rouge the Bat, Prince Saruno, and grab-type core N/A N/A N/A N/A


  1. ^ Web Comic page (April 01, 2016). Nintendo News. Retrieved April 01, 2016.