Party Ball (item)

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Party Ball
Artwork of a Party Ball from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
First appearance Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Party Ball
A Party Ball releasing items (namely a Timer, Poison Mushroom, Bob-omb, and Green Shell) in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

A Party Ball is an item container featured in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. When thrown or attacked, they rise up and release items after a few seconds. Like the crate, the Party Ball is a heavy item. Only very strong fighters, such as Donkey Kong or Bowser, can walk with relative ease while carrying a Party Ball.

Party Balls have a 42% chance of releasing a random number of assorted items, a 36% chance of revealing exclusively food items, and a 12% chance of dropping several Bob-ombs onto the battlefield (known as a "Bob-omb Fest"); the other 10% of the time, the Party Ball self-destructs. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Party Ball also has a chance of not releasing any items.

Trophy information[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Party Ball Party Ball Super Smash Bros. Melee
Party Balls are just what they sound like: a recipe for wild fun packed into a paper ball. Throw or strike one into the air, then wait for it to trigger its time-release. Parties are always unpredictable, so here are the odds on how zany your party might be:
Self-destruction: 10%
Food banquet: 36%
Bob-omb fest: 12%
Other: 42%

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Party Ball BrawlTrophy534.png GCN Super Smash Bros. Melee A giant ball stuffed to bursting with items and food. Throw it or attack it, and after a few seconds, it will burst open with fanfare, spilling items all around. The fluttering confetti adds to the celebratory atmosphere. Some Party balls are filled with nothing but bombs, though, so handle with care. Perhaps if you just pulled the string... Naw, that doesn't work.
Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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

Name Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Party Ball PartyBallTrophy3DS.png GCN Super Smash Bros. Melee (12/2001)
Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
A celebratory ball, filled with irresistible treasures just begging to be released. Once thrown, it floats into the air and releases its prizes. It could be a variety of awesome items, but you should be careful—sometimes the Party Ball is stuffed full of Bob-ombs! How rude! These balls are just bursting with items! Hit or throw one, and it'll start to float up. And then...POP! Streams of confetti and goodies galore! Keep in mind, though, that there are actually two types of party ball - the other one is packed with Bob-ombs! ...What do you call a group of those things, anyway? A kaboom of Bob-ombs?

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese くす
Kusudama (薬玉), a ball-shaped, paper ornament
Chinese 彩球
Cǎi qiú
A paper ornament similar to kusudama
German Party-Ball Party Ball
Italian Sfera festa Party sphere
Russian Дискобол
Spanish Bola de fiesta Party ball