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The Beetle is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword that appears as an item in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. After picking it up, the player can throw the Beetle to have it fly forward. If it runs into an opponent, then it grabs them and starts to fly up toward the top blast line; they can escape, however, like with a normal grab, or if another player attacks the beetle. If they fail to escape, however, the beetle will OHKO the player it latched onto. Attacking the beetle as it is moving forward causes it to fly in the opposite direction. If a Beetle hits a wall, then it stops moving and lands on the ground, allowing players to pick it up and throw it again. Additionally, if a Beetle is attacked enough, it disappears.
The Beetle's rising speed is affected by the caught fighter's weight, taking away someone like Rosalina much faster than Bowser due to the former's light weight and the latter's heavier build. In Ultimate, the Beetle has been updated to screen KO rather than regular KO (although the latter can sometimes occur). This screen KO is mostly similar to the regular one that can randomly occur with the added detail of seeing the Beetle still holding onto the KO'd fighter.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.
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