A picture of a Heart Container.
|Series Appearances:|| Super Smash Bros.|
|Appearance:||Pink, heart shaped|
see also: Heart Container
 Item Effect
The Heart Container is an item from The Legend of Zelda series, and has been in every installment of the Super Smash Bros. series so far. In the original Super Smash Bros. The Heart Container would restore all health when picked up, reducing the player's damage percentage back to to 0. In later installments however, its power was reduced so that it only decreased your damage percentage by 100%.Heart Containers float to the ground very slowly,which gives your opponent a chance to get it.3 Heart containers appear in All-Star Mode and Boss Battle,the difference between those and the regular ones is that those heal all your percentage. In All Star Mode and Boss Battles if your playing two player there will be five hearts instead of three hearts.
The strategy with the Heart Container is very straightforward. Treat it like a Smash Ball, only you're trying to keep from dying as quickly instead of trying to KO others. Since it restores your health, everyone will be going after it and attacking like crazy to fend off others. Because of this, those with high damage take a big risk to try and get rid of that damage as, if they get hit with an attack in the process, they will easily be sent flying and possibly even KOed. It's because of this that the same thing that can preserve your safety is also a very big risk to it. If you are playing as a character that can jump high, like Falco or Luigi, then you can simply attempt to jump over everyone and grab it in the air in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl. Sometimes, it's just safer and wiser to let someone else get the Heart Container so you don't risk getting yourself KOed or damaged significantly. This is especially true of those who already have significant damage.