Appearance Round disk-like throwing object with SSB emblem in the middle
Effect Bumps players around when touched
Games Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The Bumper is an item from Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It behaved similarly in both games, with a few minor differences.

In Super Smash Bros, the Bumper was set at the spot it landed when thrown. Characters who touched it were knocked back a ways and took 1% damage. There was also a floating bumper in the Peach's Castle stage.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Bumper had much greater knockback, and could be thrown and set in midair, and did not do any damage. If a bumper is directly thrown at a character with a high % damage, they will be knocked off the battlefield.

Its replacement for Super Smash Bros. Melee was the Flipper.

[edit] Strategies

This item provides decent knockback and good damage sometimes. The best thing to do is throw it while someone is trying to recover after a fall down the stage. You could also throw it upwards when the player is going that way. Another trick is to put two bumpers side-by-side as a trap and when one person steps in, they will bump back and fourth uncontrollably while you charge up a powerful move to finish them with.

[edit] Damage

  • Collision: 1%

[edit] Throws

  • Tilt: 6%
  • Tilt Up: 7%
  • Tilt Down: 1%
  • Dash: 8%
  • Smash: 9%
  • Smash Up: 9%
  • Smash Down: 1%

[edit] Air Throws

  • Tilt: 8%
  • Tilt Up: 9%
  • Tilt Down: 9%
  • Smash: 9%
  • Smash Up: 9%
  • Smash Down: 9%

[edit] Trophy Notes

"An item that originally appeared in Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64. After many years, it now makes its triumphant return. Bumpers are used in pinball to send balls flying, and they perform the same role in Smash Bros. They react to anything that touches them, including the people who set them. As they can also be set in midair, using them requires good tactics."

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