Green Fireball

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This article is about green fireballs used by Luigi. For the enemy from Mario Bros. that sometimes appear green, see Fireball (obstacle).
Green Fireball
Green fireball in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
A green fireball from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
First appearance Super Smash Bros. (1999)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)

A Green Fireball is a projectile used by Luigi in some games, based on Mario's fireballs.


Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Green fireballs are first attributed to Luigi in Super Smash Bros., appearing as his standard special move. The move is called Fireball, the same name as Mario's move, but it floats while drifting around in a circle, rather than bounces. Kirby can use green fireballs if he copies Luigi's ability.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Luigi's Fireball, from Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Luigi's Fireball in Super Smash Bros. Melee

Green fireballs reappear as Luigi's standard special move and when Kirby copies his ability in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Metal Luigi can also use green fireballs during his boss fight alongside Metal Mario.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

R.O.B. uses his Arm Rotor move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Luigi's Fireball in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Green Fireballs reappear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where False Luigi in the Great Maze can also use them.

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

Special move for Luigi.
Luigi's Fireball in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Screenshot from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Luigi's Fireball in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Green Fireballs return in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, where they can be altered into either Bouncing Fireball or Iceball via custom moves, provided that they are unlocked first. Bouncing Fireball is affected by gravity with each successive bounce decaying in height, much like Mario's Fireball, although Luigi takes more time to fire it. In comparison, Ice Ball has a chance of freezing opponents and has longer range, but deals slightly less damage and travels slower. When Kirby copies Luigi, he will always remains with Luigi's default standard special, even if Luigi has a set custom move.

As Master Shadow can copy characters and their abilities, he can also copy Luigi to shoot Green Fireballs as well.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Luigi's Fireball in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Luigi's Fireball in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Green Fireballs return in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, where Dharkon's Luigi clone can also use them in its boss battle in the World of Light.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

Luigi shooting a green fireball in the Mario Kart: Double Dash!! group artwork
Green Fireball
Item roulette icon in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Green fireballs appear in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, as Luigi's Special item and can be used only by him; not even Petey Piranha or King Boo can use it. It works similarly to Mario's Fireball item. When Luigi throws it either forward or backward, the green fireball splits into five that bounce around the course and may ricochet off walls. When they hit any kart, including Luigi and his teammate's kart, the kart will spin out and the rear player is burned and momentarily stunned. If a green fireball hits a racer under the effects of a heart, the icon for the green fireball received is of a red fireball. The green fireball is also one of the only two Special Items that Petey Piranha and King Boo cannot get, the other being Birdo's Egg.

As well as having the special item, Luigi has a personal kart, the Green Fire, which is unlocked once players beat Mushroom Cup on 50cc.

Mario Superstar Baseball[edit]

Green fireball

The Green Fireball, again simply known as the Fireball, is Luigi's Star Skill in Mario Superstar Baseball. When pitched with, the Green Fireball surrounds the ball with green fire and throws it as a fastball with very high velocity and little movement. Compared to Mario's equivalent Fireball pitch, it has slightly lower velocity and greater movement, matching Luigi's specialties as a pitcher. When batted with, the Green Fireball also surrounds the ball with green fire, hitting it as a ground ball to the infield. Players who attempt to catch the ball while it is lit are burned, stunning them for a short time.

In Challenge Mode with Mario, the player must purchase the Green Fireball item in order to enable the use of this ability for Luigi.

Super Mario Strikers[edit]

Green fireballs are used in Super Mario Strikers. When Luigi or Yoshi uses their Super Strike, the ball will be encased in a green fireball while launching at the goal.

Mario Hoops 3-on-3[edit]

A Green Fireball is used in Mario Hoops 3-on-3, as Luigi's Special Shot known as the Green Fire Shot, identical to Mario's Fire Shot. When the player taps out the letter L on the touch screen, Luigi starts charging the ball with green fire. If he is not hit while charging it, he launches the ball to the basket.

Mario Sports Superstars[edit]

A Green Fireball appears in Mario Sports Superstars, as Luigi's special shot in baseball and soccer. When using his special shot, the ball is encased in a Green Fireball. Baby Luigi also uses a Green Fireball as his special shot in soccer only. In baseball, players who attempt to catch the ball in while it is lit are burned, stunning them for a short time.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブルブルファイア (Mario Superstar Baseball)
Buruburu Faia
Trembling Fire
Italian Sfera di fuoco
Palla di fuoco verde
Green fireball


  • Despite the fireballs being green, they still make red-orange burn animations upon impact on a character.