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Sandbag's spirit sprite from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
First appearance Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)

Sandbag is a living punching bag in the Super Smash Bros. series. First appearing in Super Smash Bros. Melee, it is the target in the Home-Run Contest.

Sandbag also makes three appearances in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In the Wi-Fi connection mode, as players are waiting for the game to load, or other players to connect, they are able to attack Sandbag on the waiting screen. It also appeared in the Home-Run Contest once again. It also appears as a container, but can "lose" several items unlike other containers.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, aside from appearing in the Home-Run Contest, it is also introduced as a regular item during fighting matches.

Sandbag reappears as an item in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In this game, it is animated, occasionally showing a happy expression. The Sandbag also appears as a Novice-class support spirit that takes up one support slot. Fighters equipped with this spirit will have increased defense after taking a large amount of damage during battles. The spirit can be obtained by clearing the Smash challenge in which the player has to reach 250% or more damage in a battle. Although the Home-Run Contest was originally missing from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as part of the September 5th, 2019 update that added Banjo and Kazooie as DLC, the Home-Run Contest made its return. Sandbag was updated to blush after being hit across the field.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee trophy[edit]

# Name Image Game Description
190 Sandbag Sandbag Super Smash Bros. Melee
Sandbag exists for one reason only: to get smashed in the Home-Run Contest. Pound on Sandbag as much as possible in the time allotted, then swing for the fences as you compete for the longest home run of all time. Getting hit doesn't hurt Sandbag at all. As a matter of fact, it loves to see players wind up and let loose.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Sandbag BrawlTrophy487.png GCN Super Smash Bros. Melee An item that appears in the Home-Run Contest, where the goal is to do lots of damage to Sandbag, then send it flying as far as you can. It also appears in the regular game. If you smash it, a storm of confetti and items will burst out. Sandbag doesn't feel pain, though; in fact, it's happy to be of service.
Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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

Name Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Sandbag SandbagTrophyWiiU.png GCN Super Smash Bros. Melee (12/2001)
Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
This little guy makes a great sparring partner. No, really! In Home-Run Contest you'll send it flying, and in normal battles it has a habit of dropping items when you lay into it. Sandbag seems pretty content with being your punching bag, so it'd almost be mean not to go all out on it. This little guy is pretty good to practise with! In the Home-Run Contest, the goal is to attack Sandbag and then whack him as hard as you can to send him flying! He even appears in normal matches, where you can hit him to get lots of food and items. Don't worry, though - he loves to help out. It doesn't even hurt him at all!

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Series / Game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
Sandbag Sandbag's spirit sprite from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Series Support (1) Novice Critical-Health Defense ↑ Challenge (Smash: Reach 250% or more during battle.); Spirit Board Samus Rule: Item: Home-Run Bat
  • Timed battle
  • The enemy prefers not to move
Pokémon Stadium 2 (Ω) Online Practice Stage - Super Smash Bros. for 3DS / Wii U


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サンドバッグくん
「サンドバッグ」("sandbag") is a loanword that refers to punching bags in Japanese, and「くん」(-kun) is a Japanese honorific for kiddish and teen people
Chinese 沙包哥
Shābāo Gē
Sandbag Brother
Dutch Sandbag -
French Sac de Sable Sandbag
German Sandsack Sandbag
Italian Sacco da Allenamento Training Bag
Korean 샌드백
Russian Боксерский мешок
Boksyorskiy meshok
Punching bag
Spanish Saco de arena Sandbag