Red Shell

The Red Shell
Red Shell
Game Series Mario
Appearances Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl


[edit] Background

See also: Red Shell

[edit] Item Description

The Red Shell is a throwing item that hunts down the nearest player and attacks them, even if it is the player that threw the item. It will slide from left to right, targeting any opponent close to them. When it appears, it can be activated by being jumped on or after being hit. Similar to the Green Shell, it will halt moving when it's jumped on. It has moderate set knockback and if it is reflected, its damage output gets an increase.

The Red Shell has appeared in all Super Smash Brother games except Super Smash Bros. Brawl. A Red Koopa Shell would appear in Brawl's Subspace Emissary.

[edit] Damage Output

[edit] Super Smash Bros.

  • Collision: 10%
  • Throws
    • Tilt: 19%
    • Tilt Up: 16%
    • Tilt Down: 10%
    • Dash: 19%
    • Smash: 19%
    • Smash Up: 20%
    • Smash Down: 10%
  • Air Throws
    • Tilt: 17%
    • Tilt Up: 19%
    • Tilt Down: 20%
    • Smash: 19%
    • Smash Up: 20%
    • Smash Down: 20%

[edit] Super Smash Bros. Melee

  • Direct smash throw does 17%.
  • Tap A throw does 14%.
  • While rolling, it does 9%.
  • When dropped, it does 15%.

[edit] Red Koopa Shell

The Red Koopa Shell only appears in Adventure Mode in Melee and The Subspace Emissary in Brawl. It can only be obtained by attack a Red Koopa Troopa, or Paratroopa. It will behave like a Green Shell and does fire damage in Melee. It does more damage than a Green Shell and has better knockback. If a Red Koopa Shell is left alone for a period of time, it will turn back to a Red Koopa.

[edit] Strategy

This item stays on the ground and will not fall off of the platform it moves around on. The best way to use this item is to knock others back into it as they will certainly not go toward a red shell voluntarily. When avoiding this item, just be sure to keep a safe distance away from it. Others will try to knock you into a Red Shell, but as long as you keep a safe distance away from it, you should be ok. Don't be afraid to use jumps to dodge it either. On stages with only one platform like Final Destination, the only way to keep away from it is by jumping above it when it comes toward you.

[edit] Trophy Description

Throw a Red Shell, and it will home in on random characters and send them flying straight up. Red Shells moving around the surface are dangerous to all players, but they may also present attack chances for players with good timing and strategy. Red Shells won't leave the platform they're on once they start moving.

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Last edited by Eon80 on 22 October 2011 at 17:52
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