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Capsule Spawn
Item Pick
Super Smash Bros. symbol
Sandbag using Capsule Spawn.
Universe Super Smash Bros.
User(s) SSF2 Sandbag head
Effect Sandbag pauses for a few seconds and spawns a Capsule from inside himself.

Capsule Spawn is Sandbag's standard special move in Super Smash Flash 2.

Overview

When performed, Sandbag scrunches up while images of him appear around him, and then picks a Capsule out from inside himself. After throwing the Capsule, it will open and dispense an item for Sandbag to use. If items are turned off via the item switch, the Capsule will not dispense any items. However, they must be turned off entirely; merely setting the item frequency to "Off" means that they will still appear with this move.

The Capsule by itself, though able to explode and dealing a powerful 32% damage with strong knockback when it does, is not very damaging when non-explosive at only 9% damage with weak knockback, and the startup time is extremely slow. This is not to mention that the Capsule can easily be destroyed or knocked out of Sandbag's grasp if he is hit, or even caught and thrown back. So while potentially overwhelming in casual play due to the game-changing status of items, its use in competitive play is limited at best and actively harmful to the user at worst.

Origin

SSBB Sandbag Items

Kirby attacking Sandbag to cause items to fall from it in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Capsule Spawn is based mostly off of Sandbag's main function in both Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, where Sandbag appears as a regular item during gameplay. When a Sandbag is attacked heavily enough, confetti will appear from it and it has a chance to drop any other item, which includes Capsules, repeatedly until it eventually disappears. In SSF2, this is referenced in how Sandbag is able to take a Capsule out from himself like an item being knocked out of him normally, though no confetti appears. Bob-omb Toss references the same property.

Overall, part of Sandbag's status as a joke character means that he can potentially pull any zany item he wants to from himself at will in the form of a Capsule, the process of which is bizarre and almost unsettling in appearance compared to the confetti that normally appears.

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Early design

Trivia

  • The move itself recycles the startup sound effect from Falcon's Crest.
  • The effect the item switch has on this move also makes this move the only way to use items in single-player modes where items do not normally appear, such as in Home-Run Contest, during the battle against Master Hand, and during Arena mode.
Sandbag's special moves
Standard special move Capsule Spawn
Side special move Sandgrab
Up special move Bob-omb Toss
Down special move Sanddash
Final Smash Revenge
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