Negative Zone

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King Dedede sleeping from Luigi using Negative Zone
Negative Zone in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Negative Zone is Luigi's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It is rather a bizarre Final Smash, in which after Luigi uses it, he starts dancing around in a strange way, while Arabian-style music plays. A large greenish circle appears on the stage, which has a fairly large radius. Everything in the circle is altered to look like an inverted image, hence the name. Any opponents caught in the circle can be affected by a variety of effects, such as uncontrollable taunting, falling asleep, and even constant tripping. Even airborne opponents are affected by this move, which can easily stop from recovering.

Opponents can escape the circle and possibly avoid the effects after leaving the circle. They are affected while the circle is still on the stage, and will stay affected a little bit after the circle disappears. Luigi is not affected by this move in any way, except for being slightly slowed down. The effects wear off after a while, after the circle starts to shrink. It is stated in Luigi's Final Smash trophy that Negative Zone is fueled by Luigi's dislike of being in his brother's shadow.

The effects include the following:

  • Drastically reduced attack power
  • Greater launch distance when hit
  • Increased likelihood of slipping
  • Steady increase in damage percentage
  • Flower growth on head
  • Dizziness
  • Uncontrollable taunting
  • Sudden sleepiness
  • Decreased movement speed
  • Tumbling midair (the player cannot use their midair jump)

The move is original in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. However, the name of the move may be a reference to Luigi always being in his brother's shadow, Luigi being originally a palette swap of Mario, the inverted overworld in Super Mario Bros. 2, or every color viewed through the bubble being changed into its negative color.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the move was replaced by the Poltergust 5000, which was replaced by the Poltergust G-00 in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy information[edit]

Name Image Description
Negative Zone BrawlTrophy060.png Luigi's Final Smash. As exotic music plays, he performs a dance befitting a sorcerous incantation. A barrier envelops him, negatively impacting all in his area. Random effects include getting launched, sleeping, moving in slow motion, tripping, fainting, and losing attack power. This technique is a reflection of the dark side he embraced in his brother's shadow.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ネガティブゾーン
Negatibu Zōn
Negative Zone
Italian Zona negativa Negative zone
Spanish Zona negativa Negative Zone