|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.
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.
- Bowser, along with Bowser Jr., Yoshi, Wario, Mr. Game & Watch, Little Mac, Young Link, Ganondorf, Corrin, Charizard, Lucario, Mewtwo, Pac-Man, Sonic, Justice and SpongeBob are the only characters who transform during their Final Smash. Inkling, Goku and Sakura transform from one of their special moves.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch characters
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|AiAi · Bayonetta · Bowser · Bowser Jr. · Captain Falcon · Charizard · Cloud · Corrin · Crash · Daisy · Dark Pit · Diddy Kong · Dixie Kong · Donkey Kong · Donkey Kong Jr. · Dr. Mario · Duck Hunt · Elsa · Falco · Fox · Ganondorf · Goku · Greninja · Ice Climbers · Ike · Inkling · Inuyasha · Jigglypuff · Justice · King Dedede · Kirby · Lana · Link · Little Mac · Lucario · Lucas · Lucina · Luigi · Marina · Mario · Marth · Mega Man · Meta Knight · Mewtwo · Mii Fighter (Brawler · Gunner · Swordfighter) · Mr. Game & Watch · Naruto · Ness · Olimar · Pac-Man · Palutena · Peach · Pichu · Pikachu · Pit · Pokémon Trainer · R.O.B. · Ralph · Reimu · Robin · Rosalina & Luma · Roy · Ryu · Sakura · Samus · Scott Pilgrim · Sheik · Shulk · Snake · Sonic · SpongeBob · Toon Link · Villager · Wario · Wii Fit Trainer · Wolf · Yoshi · Young Link · Zelda · Zero Suit Samus|