Maxim Tomato

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Maxim Tomato
Artwork of the Maxim Tomato item from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Maxim Tomato artwork for Super Smash Bros. Brawl
First appearance Kirby's Dream Land (1992, Kirby series)
Super Smash Bros. (1999)
Latest appearance Kirby Star Allies (2018, Kirby series)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)

The Maxim Tomato, or Maximum Tomato[1], is an item in the Kirby series that can heal Kirby's health entirely. It also appears as an item in every installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, also healing a larger amount of damage than normal food. In Super Smash Bros., if a character eats a Maxim Tomato, it heals them for 100% of damage. In any later games, however, the tomato only heals for 50% of damage.

Super Smash Bros. Melee trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Maxim Tomato Maxim Tomato Kirby's Dream Land
8/92
Maxim Tomatoes cure 50 percentage points of your accumulated damage. Once you eat one, after a brief moment, your damage meter slowly drains the appropriate amount, regardless of whether or not you pick up another item right afterwards. In the Kirby series, these juicy, health-restoring items were a favorite of the pink hero.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Maxim Tomato BrawlTrophy489.png GB Kirby's Dream Land A juicy tomato that heals 50 percentage points of the damage you've accumulated. When one of these appears in combat, rest assured there will be a race to see who can reach it first. It's a race of desperation between players who want to heal their damage and those who want to stop them from doing so. In the Kirby series, Maxim Tomatoes healed all damage.
SNES Kirby Super Star

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker[edit]

Name Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary
Maxim Tomato A Sticker of the Maxim Tomato in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Kirby: Squeak Squad Maxim Tomato Effect +50
Usable by: Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede

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

Name Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Maxim Tomato Maxim Tomato's trophy render from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U GB Kirby's Dream Land (08/1992)
SNES Kirby Super Star (08/1996)
A tomato marked with a large, black M. This is Kirby's favorite snack, and in the past it has fully restored Kirby's health. The ones that show up in Smash Bros. aren't from the same crop, though, and only heal 50 points of damage. That'll still help you in a fight—unless an enemy eats it first. A big, juicy tomato with the letter M on it. In the Kirby series, it's Kirby's favourite treat, and it heals damage completely. Sadly, in this game, it only takes 50 off your damage, but it's still a hot item among badly hurt players...and players who just want to stop others from getting it!

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マキシムトマト
Makishimu Tomato
Maxim Tomato
Chinese M番茄
M fānqié
M Tomato
French Maxi Tomate
German Maxi-Tomate Maxi Tomato
Korean 맥시멈 토마토
Maeximeom Tomato
Maximum Tomato
Russian Макси-томат
Maksi-tomat
Maxi Tomato
Spanish Maxi Tomate Maxi Tomato

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