712px-SSB4 - Bowser Artwork
Nickname King of the Koopas
Special Moves Fire Breath (Neutral), Flying Slam (Side), Whirling Fortress (Up), Bowser Bomb (Down)
Final Smash Giga Bowser
First appearance Super Mario Bros. (1985)

Bowser (クッパ, Koopa) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch. His return in Super Smash Bros. 4 was indirectly announced during the E3 Nintendo Direct on June 11th, 2013. Bowser retains his voice clips from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, although they have been heavily altered.

Trophy Description

The archenemy of Mario and the reason Peach spends more time kidnapped than in her own castle. His plans aren't always the best, and occasionally he even finds himself on Mario's side. In Smash Bros., he's a serious heavyweight who laughs off weaker attacks. Hit him hard to send him flying!


  • Although Bowser was the last veteran confirmed during the E3 2013 event, he was the first veteran to debut in Melee to be confirmed.
  • Bowser is the only veteran in SSB4 who has a new victory theme.
  • Bowser's alt. trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U resembles his All-Star Mode trophy in Melee.
  • Bowser, Dr. Mario, and Lucina are the only characters who are not playable in a Solo Event unless selected.
    • Bowser is also the only one who isn't unlockable, or a clone.
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