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R.O.B.
20141010193425!ROBSSB4EN
ROBSymbolSSB4
Nickname The Last of His Kind
Special Moves Robo Beam (Neutral), Arm Rotor (Side), Robo Burner (Up), Gyro (Down)
Final Smash Super Diffusion Beam
First appearance Stack-Up / Gyromite (1985)

R.O.B. (ロボット, Robot) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch. After initially being leaked in Super Smash Bros. 4 on August 19th, 2014 as part of the ESRB leak, his return in this game was officially announced on Super Smash Bros. 4's official website on October 9th, 2014, during which Ganondorf was also announced.

Trophy Description

This NES accessory was released in 1985, a groundbreaking system that controlled the robot via a game on the screen. In Smash Bros., R.O.B. has two projectile weapons and can use his rocket base to fly through the air. If you let his Robo Beam charge over time, it'll make a powerful blast.

Trivia

  • R.O.B.'s NTSC Boxing Ring title, "The Last of His Kind", directly references the fact that he is the only surviving memberof his species following the conclusion of Brawl's Adventure Mode, The Subspace Emissary.
  • R.O.B.'s default costume differs between the international and Japanese versions of SSB4. In international regions, his default costume consists of his Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) color scheme, whereas his default costume in Japan consists of his Family Computer (Famicom) color scheme. This affects the color scheme of R.O.B.'s standard trophy, but not his appearances in the Sound Test for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS or the Special Orders tickets for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. His Final Smash trophy and Classic post-credits scenes in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U also use his Famicom color scheme. R.O.B. is the only character in the series with this distinction.
    • This also applied to R.O.B.'s amiibo, although this trend ended when his Famicom design was released internationally on March 18th, 2016.
    • Despite the distinctions, the official website shows R.O.B.'s Famicom color scheme in official artwork, although half of the screenshots show his NES color scheme.
  • Unlike in Brawl, R.O.B. can now be rendered helpless. This can only be done if he lands on Pac-Jump's trampoline while the trampoline is red.
  • In the Wii U version of the game, since its release, R.O.B. cannot display emotion in the game's Smash mode, which is a visual glitch. However, he can properly emote in most other game modes, as well as on any mode in the 3DS version of the game.
  • R.O.B.'s in-game portrait is the only one that does not briefly emit flashing sparkles when his chargeable attack (Gyro in his case) is fully charged.
  • R.O.B.'s status as a video game peripheral is referenced in Palutena's Guidance to Pit regarding R.O.B., in which Pit suggests calling him "Mr. HVC-012". HVC-012 is R.O.B.'s Japanese product ID.
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