Mario's Final Smash, the Mario Finale.

The Final Smash (JP) is an attack that can be used in Super Smash Bros. Brawl , Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It is a "secret skill" that has different effects for its different users, but it can only be activated after obtaining a Smash Ball. Due to their activation, Final Smashes can effectively replace the Standard Special.

According to the game's director Masahiro Sakurai, Final Smashes were intended to be in the Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 64. They had even recorded the voices that would be used in the attacks. However, like many things, it was taken out, probably for limits on the Nintendo 64's hardware.


There are five basic types of Final Smash. These types vary depending on their range. Directional Final Smashes affect the area that is in front of their user, such as Mario's Mario Finale. Focused Final Smashes radiate outward from their user, such as Donkey Kong's Konga Beat. Trapping Final Smashes trap characters and deal lots of damage, but their range is limited. An example is Captain Falcon's, Blue Falcon. Stage-wide Final Smashes can hit the stage's entirety, depending on their user's choice. One example is Ness and Lucas's PK Starstorm in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Transformation Final Smashes give their user stronger forms, such as Fox McCloud, Falco Lombardi, and Wolf O'Donnell's Landmaster in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4 and Bowser's Giga Bowser. Certain Final Smashes combine two or more types. Fox McCloud's Team Star Fox (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate), Wolf O'Donnell's Team Star Wolf (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate), Link's Triforce Slash, Incineroar's Max Malicious Moonsault, and Ren Amimaya's All-Out Attack combine the Directional and Trapping types.

List of Final Smashes

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Character Final Smash Type
Bowser Giga Bowser Transformation
Captain Falcon Blue Falcon Trapping
Diddy Kong Rocketbarrel Barrage Transformation
Donkey Kong Konga Beat Focused
Falco Landmaster Transformation
Fox Landmaster Transformation
Ganondorf Beast Ganon Directional
Ike Great Aether Trapping
Ice Climbers Iceberg Stage-Wide
Jigglypuff Puff Up Focused
King Dedede Waddle Dee Army Stage-Wide
Kirby Cook Kirby Trapping/Focused
Link Triforce Slash Trapping/Directional
Lucario Aura Storm Directional
Lucas PK Starstorm Stage-Wide
Luigi Negative Zone Focused
Mario Mario Finale Directional
Marth Critical Hit Directional
Meta Knight Galaxia Darkness Trapping
Mr. Game & Watch Octopus Transformation
Ness PK Starstorm Stage-Wide
Olimar End of Day Stage-Wide
Peach Peach Blossom Focused
Pikachu Volt Tackle Transformation
Pit Palutena's Army Stage-Wide
Pokémon Trainer Triple Finish Directional
R.O.B. Diffusion Beam Transformation
Samus Zero Laser Directional
Sheik Light Arrow Directional
Snake Grenade Launcher Stage-Wide
Sonic Super Sonic Transformation
Toon Link Triforce Slash Trapping
Wario Wario-Man Transformation
Wolf Landmaster Transformation
Yoshi Super Dragon Transformation
Zelda Light Arrow Directional
Zero Suit Samus Power Suit Samus Focused

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, some characters had changes to their final smashes, while the new characters get their own.

Character Final Smash Type
Bayonetta Infernal Climax Stage-Wide (Phase 1), Trapping (Phase 2)
Bowser Giga Bowser Transformation
Bowser Jr. Shadow Mario Paint Stage-Wide
Captain Falcon Blue Falcon Trapping
Charizard Mega Evolution Transformation
Cloud Omnislash Trapping/Directional (Phase 1), Stage-wide (Phase 2)
Corrin Torrential Roar Trapping
Dark Pit Dark Pit Staff Directional
Diddy Kong Rocketbarrel Barrage Transformation
Donkey Kong Konga Beat Focused
Dr. Mario Doctor Finale Directional
Duck Hunt NES Zapper Posse Trapping
Falco Landmaster Transformation
Fox Landmaster Transformation
Ganondorf Beast Ganon Directional
Greninja Secret Ninja Attack Trapping
Ike Great Aether Trapping/Focused (Phase 1), Stage-wide (Phase 2)
Jigglypuff Puff Up Focused
King Dedede Dedede Burst Trapping
Kirby Ultra Sword Trapping
Link Triforce Slash Trapping
Little Mac Giga Mac Transformation
Lucario Mega Evolution Transformation
Lucas PK Starstorm Directional
Lucina Critical Hit Directional
Luigi Poltergust 5000 Trapping
Mario Mario Finale Directional
Marth Critical Hit Directional
Mega Man Mega Legends Trapping
Meta Knight Galaxia Darkness Trapping
Mewtwo Psystrike Directional
Mii Brawler Omega Blitz Trapping
Mii Gunner Full Blast Directional
Mii Swordfighter Final Edge Directional
Mr. Game & Watch Octopus Transformation
Ness PK Starstorm Directional
Olimar End of Day Stage-Wide
Pac-Man Super Pac-Man Transformation
Palutena Black Hole Laser Trapping
Peach Peach Blossom Focused
Pikachu Volt Tackle Transformation
Pit Three Sacred Treasures Stage-Wide
R.O.B. Super Diffusion Beam Directional
Robin Pair-Up Trapping
Rosalina Power Star Focused
Roy Critical Hit Trapping
Ryu Shin Shoryuken Trapping
Shinku Hadoken Directional
Samus Zero Laser Directional
Sheik Light Arrow Directional
Shulk Chain Attack Trapping
Sonic Super Sonic Transformation
Toon Link Triforce Slash Trapping
Villager Dream Home Trapping
Wario Wario-Man Transformation
Wii Fit Trainer Wii Fit Directional
Yoshi Super Dragon Transformation
Zelda Light Arrow Directional
Zero Suit Samus Gunship Stage-Wide

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Character Final Smash Type Operation Notes
Mario Mario Finale Directional Mario unleashes fire from his palms, creating a wave that travels ahead. Spreads in a cone.
Donkey Kong Jungle Rush Trapping/Directional Donkey Kong rushes his opponent and punches rapidly. Konga Beat in the Beta.
Link Ancient Bow and Arrow Directional Link fires the Ancient Arrow from his Bow. Replaced his Triforce Slash.
Samus Aran Zero Laser Directional Samus fires the Zero Laser from her cannon. Just like in Super Smash Bros. 4, she will not transform into the Zero Suit form. Can be angled.
Yoshi Yoshi Stampede Directional/Trapping Yoshi tackles forward, sending his opponent to a rocky plain. Then, hundreds of Yoshis stampede the character. This ends with Yoshi releasing them, sending them flying. Referred to as Stampede! in the game. Replaced Super Dragon
Kirby Ultra Sword Directional/Trapping Kirby swings his Ultra Sword forward, slashing his foes repetitively.
Fox McCloud Team Star Fox Trapping/Directional Fox summons his Arwing ahead of him, trapping his opponent in a cutscene that shows the Star Fox Team flying, as he tells his teammates to shoot his enemy at will ("Star Fox! Fire at will!"). Replaced his old Final Smash, which used the Landmaster Tank.
Pikachu Volt Tackle Transformation/Stage-wide Pikachu surrounds his body in a blazing ball of electricity and charges around the arena, shouting, "Pika... CHUUUUU!" Much harder to control than before, but Pikachu teleports to the centre during the finisher.
Luigi Poltergust G-00 Trapping/Focused Luigi busts out his Poltergust G-00 from Luigi's Mansion 3 and sucks his foes in, blasting them away afterwards. Basically Luigi's SSB4 Final Smash.
Captain Falcon Blue Falcon Trapping/Directional Captain Falcon summons his legendary Blue Falcon, taking his opponent to the racetrack with him, then ramming his target as he speeds by.
Ness PK Starstorm Stage-wide Ness and his old friends Paula Jones and Poo, where they unleash PK Starstorm together.
Jigglypuff Puff Up Focused Jigglypuff puffs up to around 10 to 20 times her normal size, dealing damage and shouting, "Jigloo!" when she reaches maximum size.
Doctor Mario Doctor Finale Directional Doctor Mario releases megavitamins that travel forward in a wave from his hands. Same as Mario's Final Smash, but deals bludgeoning/lightning damage and has 8-bit effects.
Princess Peach Toadstool Peach Blossom Focused/Stage-wide Princess Peach dances, putting her foes to sleep and summoning peaches that she can consume to heal.
King Bowser Giga Bowser Transformation Bowser transforms into his powered-up form which debuted as a boss in Super Smash Bros. Melee. This gives him more devastating attacks to dish out on his foes. If he dies in a stamina battle in this form, Bowser will revert back to his regular form with only one hit point rather than dying.
Princess Zelda Triforce of Wisdom Focused/Trapping Zelda uses the Triforce to trap her foes in a whirlwind. She then sends them flying after she deals a considerable amount of damage. If their damage reaches 100% before she finishes up, Zelda's target automatically dies. This also replaces the Light Arrow.
Sheik Sheikah Dance Directional/Trapping Sheik performs the Sheikah dance over their target, damaging them. This replaces Sheik's Light Arrow.
Ganondorf Dragmire Beast Ganon Directional Ganondorf starts by crouching down. He then enters his beast form just one second later, and charges forward. Ganondorf does not actually move according to the game's coding, which reveals his beast form to be an unreflectable, unabsorbable projectile that cannot be pocketed. A humanoid variation of Ganondorf's beast form appears as a boss in the game's adventure mode.
Young Link Triforce Slash Directional/Trapping Young Link rushes forward slashing his foes repeatedly with the power of the triforce and sending them flying with a powerful final slash. This was Link's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4.
Falco Lombardi Team Star Fox Trapping/Directional Falco summons his Arwing ahead of him, trapping his opponent space. He then returns with his teammates, shooting down the captive enemy. Falco usually says, "Time for a little payback", but switches his quote to "We've got multiple bogeys inbound!" if he catches at least two targets. Replaced his old Final Smash, which had him summon his own Landmaster Tank.
Prince Marth Critical Hit Directional/Trapping Marth raises his Exalted Falchion and dashes forward, sending the first foe to cross him flying. This is his most powerful attack. The "Directional" part comes from how much distance Marth can cover if he is not blocked by anything (e.g. deadfalls).

Critical Miss: If his dash takes him past the blast line, Marth DIES.

Roy Critical Hit Trapping/Focused Roy swings his sword over his head, bringing it down in front of him and then slashing anyone who touched his blade, sending them flying. Roy cannot trigger Critical Misses since he cannot move.
Mr. Game & Watch Octopus Transformation Mr. Game & Watch enters his celaphopod form and can charge around the arena, damaging foes with his body. This Final Smash causes the screen to turn a lighter hue.
Ice Climbers Iceberg Stage-wide Popo raises his hammer (or high-fives Nana if she is near him), summoning a giant ice-berg that damages foes who touch it. The iceberg will shrink if hit.
Pichu Volt Tackle Stage-wide Pichu charges around the stage, but goes in random directions unlike her evolved counterpart. Since she hurts herself using electrical moves, Pichu takes 10% recoil damage.
Mewtwo Psystrike Directional Mewtwo mega-evolves into his Mega Mewtwo Y form and launches powerful psychic energy that launches enemies.
Wario Wario-Man Transformation Wario munches on his favourite food, garlic, transforming into his super anti-hero form. Good luck hitting him before his powers wear off! Wario goes much faster on his bike in this form.
Diddy Kong Hyper Rocketbarrel Trapping/Stage-wide Diddy straps on his jet pack, flying throughout the stage. After a few seconds of this madness, Diddy locks onto the foes with the lowest stamina and rams them. This replaced Diddy's old Final Smash, the Rocketbarrel Barrage, giving him an overall buff.
Toon Link Triforce Slash Directional/Trapping Toon Link rushes his foe and slashes at them. Same as Link's old Final Smash.
Zero Suit Samus Zero Laser Stage-wide Zero Suit Samus jumps aboard her gunship and flees the scene... only to return in a Power Suit in the background! She fires a devastating beam into the foreground.
Meta Knight Darkness Illusion Trapping Meta Knight thrusts his sword to the sky, then slashes the foe above the stage. This replaced Meta Knight's previous Final Smash, the Galaxia Darkness
King Dedede Dede-Rush Trapping King Dedede enters his Masked Dedede form, bringing his target with him to his arena in Kirby Super Star Ultra. He then barrages them with missiles, finishing up by smashing his opponent with his hammer. This replaced his SSB4 Final Smash, the Dedede Burst.
Wolf O'Donnell Team Star Wolf Trapping Wolf summons his Wolfen, which strikes the area in front of him and traps his opponent in a cutscene.

Then, he tells his teammates that "the hunt is on", and the Star Wolf team shoots their target.

There is a rare chance if he traps Fox or Falco that Wolf says, "I've got you now, Star Fox!"
Lucario Aura Storm Stage-Wide Lucario jumps into the sky and fires his Aura Storm downwards. This was Lucario's Final Smash in Brawl, replacing his SSB4 Final Smash, which had him mega-evolve.
Pit Lightning Chariot Stage-wide/Trapping Pit boards the Lightning Chariot and rushes the foe from the foreground, knocking them away. Pit uses this instead of his previous Final Smash, the Three Sacred Treasures.
Ike Great Aether Trapping (Phase 1)

Stage-Wide (Phase 2)

Ike slashes his Ragnell above his head, sending opponents into the air. The move continues with him slashing his opponent above the stage, then slamming them down into the stage. Since Ike moves over the closest platform to the centre should he fall into the Void, Sacrificial KO's cannot be performed with this Final Smash.
Captain Olimar End of Day Stage-wide Captain Olimar summons his ship and gets on. Red Bulborbs then rampage across the stage, damaging others. Olimar then crashes his ship onto the stage, damaging anyone who gets hit. Captain Olimar dies if the ship carries him into the Void.
R.O.B. Guided Robo Beam Directional R.O.B. enters his cannon form and fires multiple beams forward. This acts like Pit's Three Sacred Treasures Final Smash from SSB4.
Red, Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard Triple Finish Directional Red unleashes his Pokémon, who launch Hydro Pump, Solar Beam, and Fire Blast, respectively, to devastate the opponent. Due to her nature as Red's costume, Leaf can also perform the move.
Lucas PK Starstorm Stage Wide Lucas and his friends Kumatora and Boney Lucas can change the path his meteors travel, allowing him to get the drop on his opponents.
Solid Snake Covering Fire Stage Wide Snake calls his team to fire missiles upon his foes. This replaced Snake's old Final Smash, the Grenade Launcher
Sonic the Hedgehog Super Sonic Transformation/Stage-wide Sonic enters his Super form and charges around the stage. Players on Sonic's X axis are struck repeatedly for damage.
Rosalina Grand Star Focused Rosalina summons a Grand Star that fires all around, damaging nearby opponents and then exploding. This is the same as her previous Final Smash, Power Star, except she summons a Grand Star, not a normal Power Star.
Bowser Jr. Shadow Mario Paint Stage Wide Bowser Jr. enters his Shadow Mario form, painting a giant X on the screen (and breaking the Fourth Wall). Characters whose body the X blocks take fire damage and are launched.
Mega Man Mega Legends Directional/Trapping Mega Man traps his foes with the Black Hole Bomb. The cutscene shows Mega Man summoning his alternate counterparts and then his brother and rival. The seven fire upon their opponent. Neither Proto Man nor Bass were present in Super Smash Bros. 4.
Villager Housewarming Party Trapping Tom Nook and his nephews build the Villager's next Dream Home... on top of an enemy. Then, Villager accidentally blows up his new house, sending his foes flying in a comical manner.
Wii Fit Trainer Wii Fit Directional The Wii Fit Trainer assumes her Warrior Pose, sending several images that depict various poses from Wii Fit flying forward. She finishes with a large Dancer pose image.
Little Mac Giga Mac Transformation Little Mac enters his Giga form, becoming even more dangerous to deal with. Killing Little Mac in this state causes the Undeath Glitch.
Shulk Chain Attack Trapping Shulk and his team trap their foe in a Chain Attack, dealing big damage with the move finishing with Shulk launching his target.
Duck Hunt Duo NES Zapper Posse Trapping The duo summons ducks that trap the character in a cutscene. They and their fellow NES Zapper characters rush their target.
Pac-Man Super Pac-Man Transformation Pac-Man eats a Power Pellet and Super Pellet, transforming into a giant version of his Wedge form which can move in any direction and devour any foe.
Palutena Black Hole Laser Trapping/Stage-wide Palutena traps her foes in a black hole and zaps them with a laser.
Dark Pit Dark Pit Staff Directional Dark Pit takes out his staff, firing forwards.
Robin Pair Up Trapping/Directional Robin summons his old friend Chrom, who charges forward. Robin and Chrom gang up on their target, using magic and sword slashes, eventually slamming them down. Chrom is now a playable character, making this move unusual.
Greninja Secret Ninja Attack Trapping/Focused Greninja kicks a white floorboard and sends nearby foes into the air. He then splits into 3 Greninjas that strike the target quickly and repetitively. Greninja finishes off by dunking his foe into the floor.
Mii Fighters Brawler: Omega Blitz Trapping The Mii Brawler kicks his foe to the sky, then beats them up above the stage.
Swordsman: Final Edge Directional The Mii Swordfighter swings his sword rapidly, launching crescents that damage foes.
Gunman: Full Blast Directional The Mii Gunman summons two lasers that fire as he fires his own in the same direction.
Ryu Shinku Hadoken Directional Ryu generates energy and fires a giant Hadoken forward. If he performs this close to his opponent, Ryu will perform a Shin Shoryuken, which launches foes with a powerful uppercut.
Cloud Strife Omnislash/Omnislash Ver. 5 Directional/Trapping Cloud dashes forward and slashes any foe in his way above the stage, slamming them back down in the middle. This can cause a Sacrificial KO. The Omnislash Ver. 5 move is exclusive to Cloud's Advent Children costume that was added in Ver. 10.1.0.
Corrin Torrential Roar Trapping Corrin transforms into his dragon form, trapping his foes in a cutscene which shows him breathing a blast of water at his foes.
Bayonetta Infernal Climax Stage-wide/Trapping Bayonetta casts Witch Time over the stage, slowing down her foes. She must attack them to build the Infernal Gauge. At full, Bayonetta unleashes Gomorrah. Gomorrah ravages the foes with his bite and roar. If Gomorrah's bite attack causes their damage to go above 100%, Bayonetta's target dies.
Dark Samus Phazon Laser Directional Dark Samus fires a beam of Phazon from her cannon. She can angle this.
Princess Daisy Daisy Blossom Focused/Stage-wide Daisy dances, putting her foes to sleep and summoning flowers she can use to heal. Same as Princess Peach's Final Smash.
Chrom Awakening Aether Directional/Trapping Chrom rushes his foe, trapping them in a cutscene which has him draw his sword back and slash at them. Chrom can only catch to foes, so he cannot catch everyone who is not on his team if there are more than 2 opponents for him to get.
Ken Masters Shippu Jinraikyaku Trapping Ken kicks his foe, trapping them in a move which has him kick his opponent repetitively. If he misses, Ken performs the Shinryuken. This is a fiery take on his Shoryuken, having him perform an uppercut which releases flames.
The Inklings Killer Wail Directional The chosen Inkling summons a Killer Wail that fires a beam forward.
Ridley Plasma Scream Directional Ridley rushes his opponent and then traps them on a gunship which takes them to a cutscene that involves Ridley breathing fire onto the ship, destroying it. This has an automatic KO limit. The move has no KO power otherwise.
Simon Belmont Grand Cross Trapping/Directional Simon Belmont traps his foes in the coffin and blasts them with Grand Cross energy.
Richter Belmont Grand Cross Trapping/Directional Richter Belmont traps his foes in the coffin and blasts them with Grand Cross energy.
King K. Rool Blast-O-Matic Directional/Trapping King K. Rool rushes his foe, trapping them in a cutscene which has the croc king blast them with the Blast-O-Matic.
Secretary Isabelle Dream Town Hall Trapping Isabelle calls Tom Nook over to build her Dream Town Hall. Nearby opponents step inside, and then she blows it up on accident.
Incineroar Max Malicious Moonsault Directional/Trapping Incineroar rushes his opponent and brings them to the Boxing Ring. This leads to Incineroar throwing his opponent into the ropes, followed by him throwing his foe into the air and punching them. He then dunks them into the floor, dealing massive damage and launching them. Incineroars use this as their Z-move.
Piranha Plant Petey Piranha Stage-wide/Trapping Piranha Plant summons his boss, Petey Piranha himself. Petey swings his cages and traps foes just like he did as a boss in Brawl. Petey then breathes fire on the cages and slams them, breaking them and ejecting the caught foes.
Ren Amamiya All-Out Attack Directional/Trapping Ren rushes his opponent and his teammates strike at them. Ren can turn around to strike someone who dodges him. There is an instant KO limit at 115%.
Banjo and Kazooie The Mighty Jinjonator Trapping/Directional Banjo and Kazooie summon a Jijo statue. The Mighty Jinjonator possesses the statue, which animates. He and his fellow Jinjos strike down their target.
Terry Bogard Triple Wolf Trapping/Directional Terry traps his target with a Triple Geyser and follows with an attack combo. The attack combo can hit a single opponent only, though the geysers hit other opponents.
Byleth Eisner Progenitor God Ruptured Heaven Trapping/Directional Byleth swipes his Sword of the Creator forward turning it into a whip that traps his target. Byleth and Sothis then attack their target with a powerful swing.
Min Min ARMS Rush Trapping/Directional Min Min punches forward. She and the other fighters from the ARMS series punch their target, with the move finishing with Min Min shooting a laser into the target. Players can hear a gong sound when Min Min shoots the target.

Other Translations

Languages/Regions: Translates to:
Spanish/French Smash Final
German Ultra Smash
Italian Smash Finale