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SSB EarthBound Series.png Franklin Badge
The Franklin Badge in Smash 4.
Item Type Reflecting
Kind of Item Badge
First Appearance SSB EarthBound Series.png Earthbound Beginnings, NES, 1990 (Japan)/Wii-U Virtual Console, 2015 (international)
Latest Appearance SSB Super Smash Bros. Series.png Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Switch, 2018
Bounces certain attacks back to their attacker.

The Franklin Badge is an item from the Earthbound/Mother series. In its debut appearance, it was used by Ninten to bounce back the otherwise-lethal PK Beam Gamma back at attackers. In Earthbound and Mother 3, however, it bounces back any electrical-based attack.

It also appears in the Smash Bros. games, starting with Brawl. Here, it bounces back any projectile, regardless of element.