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BOWSER
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Universe Super Mario
Other Super Smash Bros. Appearances SSBM Icon
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Availability Starter
Final Smash Giga Bowser
Tier C (60)


Bowser is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Calamity. Bowser is usually the primary antagonist of the Mario games, always kidnapping Peach just so she can marry him and rule the Mushroom Kingdom, but in some games he allies up with Mario and his friends temporarily to fight off greater evil than himself, usually willingly or unwillingly.

Changes

Notice Bowser has his Melee/Brawl moveset brought back, with the exception of his jab, which is completely new, all the while keeping his aesthetics from SSBWU/3DS.

Notice Bowser has a new victory theme, which now matches the one used in Project M.

Notice Bowser is more heavier than he was last time.

Buff Jab is a slash to a claw thrust, similar to one of his attack animations from Super Mario RPG, which deals more damage.

Buff Side smash deals more knockback.

Nerf Up aerial is quicker, but weaker than it was last time.

Notice Koopa Klaw's bite is his pummel.

Notice Bowser's forward, back and down throw are changed.

Nerf Neutral special is changed into a simple fireball spit, which has knockback, but no capabilities of racking up damage and loses power when spammed.

Notice Side special has a sourspot, which behaves similar to the Koopa Klaw slash.

Moveset

Normal attacks
Attack Name Description Damage
Jab Claw combo Bowser slashes forward before doing a claw thrust. 3%, 7%
Side tilt Side punch Bowser turns to his side and swings his fist forward. 12%
Side smash Explosive headbutt Bowser brings back his head and swings it forward, effectively headbutting the opponent. One of Bowser's best killing moves, however it has high lag. 15% (uncharged)
26% (fully charged)
Up tilt Claw swipe Bowser does a quick swipe above him with his claw. 11%
Up smash Shell hop Bowser gets on all fours and hops with his shell out in the open, hitting with his spikes. 14% (uncharged)
23% (fully charged)
Down tilt Crouching swipes Bowser swipes twice while crouching. 13%
Down smash Shell spin Bowser gets into his shell and spins around. Hits multiple times. 13% (uncharged; all hits)
21% (fully charged; all hits)
Dash attack Dashing headbutt Bowser does a flying headbutt. 12%
Aerial attacks
Attack Name Description Damage
Neutral air Aerial shell Bowser spins around in his shell. 13%
Forward air Aerial swipe Bowser swipes down in front of him with his claws. 15%
Back air Shell attack Bowser hits behind him with his shell. 12%
Up air Aerial headbutt Bowser swings his head above him. 10%
Down air Upside down shell spin Bowser flips upside down and retreats to his shell, spinning around. Hits multiple times. 14% (if all hits connect)
Grabs and throws
Attack Name Description Damage
Grab Bowser grabs the opponent with his claw.
Pummel Bite Bowser bites the opponent. Slow pummel. 3%
Forward throw Headbash Bowser bashes the opponent forward with his head. 10%
Back throw Back toss Bowser tosses the opponent behind him. 10%
Up throw Spike skewer Bowser puts the opponent on top of him and retreats to his shell, spinning around and skewering the opponent with his spike. Deals multiple damage. 12% (in all)
Down throw Ground slam Bowser slams the opponent on the ground with one arm. 13%
Special attacks
Attack Name Description Damage
Neutral special Fireball Spit Bowser spits out a fireball from his mouth that travels forward. If performed in mid air, Bowser will shoot the fireball diagonally down. When spammed enough, it will lose power to the point Bowser won't spit any more fireballs temporarily, just cough out a red/orange cloud that deals no damage. 9%-2%
Side special Flying Slam Bowser swings his arms forward in an attempt to grab the opponent. If he is successful, he will leap high into the air with them on his stomach, spin around twice and belly flops downwards, smashing them into the ground. If done offstage, he will effectively kill himself and the opponent will break free. Has a sourspot on his claw, which deals damage and sends opponents behind Bowser. 14% (body slam), 6% (slash)
Up special Whirling Fortress Bowser retreats to his shell and spins around. Good comboing tool and travels very fast on the ground. In the air he will launch himself upwards in the direction inputted. Deals multiple damage. 18% (if all hits connect)
Down special Bowser Bomb On the ground, Bowser will jump upwards, face the screen and slams back down on his rear. Good shield breaker and killing move. When done in midair, Bowser won't leap upwards, and when done off-stage, he will effectively kill himself. 4% for the leap, 12% for the ground-pound.
Final Smash Giga Bowser Bowser transforms into Giga Bowser. He can attack in this form and most of his moves have dark/freeze/flame effects. His attacks also do twice more damage. x2% for all of his attacks.

Animations

Animation Description
On-screen appearance Bowser comes out of a wall of flames, grunting and snorting.
Idle animation Bowser rears his head back, exhaling steam, not as much as his side taunt though.
Side taunt Bowser rears his head back, exhaling steam, similar to his idle animation, however he rears his head farther.
Standard taunt Bowser clenches his fists and roars forward. The roar is the same one he uses in Super Mario 64.
Up taunt Bowser snaps forward with chomps five times.
Down taunt Bowser leans over on one leg, almost like he is in his teetering animation.
Victory theme Click here to listen!
Bowser's victory theme is a rock remix of his battle theme in Super Mario 64.
This victory theme shared with Bowser Jr..
Victory pose #1 Bowser spins around in his shell, before coming out and looking behind him with his mouth open.
Victory pose #2 Bowser advances forward to the screen, slashing downards with his claws.
Victory pose #3 Bowser steps forward, rears his head back and roars, producing flames from his mouth, before facing the screen.
Victory pose #4 Bowser clenches his fists, before roaring violently at the screen. The roar SFX is the same one used in his down taunt, which is the roar SFX from Super Mario 64.
"Giga Bowser" victory pose Giga Bowser advances slowly forward to the screen, engulfed in flames, before reverting back to original Bowser. This victory pose is only used when Bowser wins a match while in his Giga Bowser transformation via Final Smash.

Alternates

Bowser has four alternate costumes, one of them turns him into Dry Bowser; the skeletal, undead version of the Koopa King, giving him blue flame aesthetics to his flame attacks. The same goes for his Meowser costume.

Trivia

  • Bowser is one of the few characters to have a secret victory pose.
Super Smash Bros. Calamity
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Items
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Assist Trophy | Back Shield | Banana Peel | Barrel | Beam Sword | Beehive | Beetle | Blast Box | Bob-omb | Bombchu | Boomerang | Boss Galaga | Bullet Bill | Bunny Hood | Bumper | Capsule | Cloaking Device | Cracker Launcher | Cucco | Daybreak | Deku Nut | Dragoon | Drill Arm | Fan | Fire Bar | Fire Flower | Flipper | Food | Franklin Badge | Freezie | Golden Hammer | Grass | Green Shell | Gooey Bomb | Gust Bellows | Hammer | Heart Container | Hocotate Bomb | Home-Run Bat | Hothead | Killer Eye | Lightning | Lip's Stick | Master Ball | Maxmium Tomato | Metal Block | Motion-Sensor Bomb | Party Ball | Pitfall | Poison Mushroom | Poké Ball | POW Block | Red Shell | Rocket Belt | Smart Bomb | Smash Ball | Spiny Shell | Star Rod | Steel Diver Gun | Super Leaf | Super Scope | Super Star | Timer | Unira | X Bomb
New
1-Up Mushroom | Beam Rod | Boo | Cape Feather | Dusk Ball | Energy Tank | Fireworks | Ice Flower | Exploding Tag | Mini Mushroom | NES Zapper | Propeller Box | Shield Monitor | Shooting Star | Splattershot | Super Horn | Yellow Shell
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