Zero Suit Samus shooting her Paralyzer.
|Effect||Zero Suit Samus shoots a small laser from her Paralyzer gun that paralyzes opponents hit.|
When performed, Zero Suit Samus kneels down and takes out her Paralyzer gun and then shoots a short ranged laser, which paralyzes opponents and deals a low amount of damage. This move can be charged, dealing 6% damage uncharged and 9% charged, with noticeably more paralysis and less knockback with a greater charge. The charged shot is also bigger and travels a longer distance.
The Paralyzer first appeared as Zero Suit Samus' only weapon in Metroid: Zero Mission, where it was quite weak. Her role in this game is a stealth role; even with the Paralyzer charged, the best she can do with her "rather useless emergency pistol" is paralyze Space Pirates for a few seconds. The Paralyzer is, however, able to destroy Bomb Blocks, blocks that are normally vulnerable to Morph Ball bombs only.
The name "Paralyzer" has no origin in the Metroid series; the weapon is not referred to as a "Paralyzer" until Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and it is not referred to like this in an official Metroid game until Metroid: Other M.
- The Paralyzer gun is also used in Zero Suit Samus's down smash and forward throw. However, only her down smash deals paralysis.
|Zero Suit Samus's special moves|
|Standard special move||Paralyzer|
|Side special move||Plasma Whip|
|Up special move||Plasma Wire|
|Down special move||Flip Jump|
|Final Smash||Crystal Flash|