Heart Container

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Heart Container
Heart Container in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
First appearance The Legend of Zelda (1987, The Legend of Zelda)
Super Smash Bros. (1999, Mario-related media)
Latest appearance The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017, The Legend of Zelda series)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, Mario-related media)

Heart Containers are items appearing in every installment of The Legend of Zelda series, which increase Link's maximum health by one unit. Heart Containers also appear as items in the Super Smash Bros. series as recovery items. Heart Containers drift to the ground slowly. In the first two games, they cannot be picked up until they touch the ground. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl onward, however, they can be grabbed in mid-air.

In Super Smash Bros., Heart Containers heal all damage, returning the player's damage level to 0%. Their design is taken from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. In Super Smash Bros. Melee onward, however, the Heart Container's effect has been changed to only healing up to 100% of damage. However, the three Heart Containers seen in the All-Star mode still recover all damage. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the design of the Heart Container has been changed so as to reflect their appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, they take their appearance from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Trophy information[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Heart Container Heart Container The Legend of Zelda
Heart Containers drift toward the ground slowly and replenish 100 percentage points of health. In The Legend of Zelda, these items beefed up Link's life meter; in most cases, Link found them in the possession of bosses or hidden in secret areas. Heart Containers are often scattered across the land in several fragments.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Heart Container BrawlTrophy490.png NES The Legend of Zelda The best recovery item! Grab this and heal 100 percentage points of damage. It falls slowly, so it's best to grab it in midair. Damage recovery won't happen instantly, though, so try not to get launched while your damage is counting down. In the Legend of Zelda series, Heart Containers raise the player's maximum health. Bosses always have one in their possession.
Wii The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

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

Name Image Appears in
(Wii U version only)
Heart Container HeartContainerTrophyWiiU.png GBC The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Ages (05/2001)
Wii The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (11/2006)
An important item in the Legend of Zelda series, this item would appear when you beat a boss and increase your life by one when collected. In Smash Bros., grabbing this will heal 100 points of damage. Grab it as it gently floats to the ground!


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハートのうつわ
Hāto no utsuwa
Heart Container
Chinese 心之容器
Xīn zhī róngqì
Heart Container
German Herzcontainer Heart Container
Russian Капсула сердца
Kapsula syerdtsa
Heart Capsule
Spanish Contenedor de corazón Heart container