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"Giant peaches descend from above, and nearby fighters fall asleep. The closer a fighter is to Peach, the longer they stay snoozing, giving Peach plenty of time to launch foes or recover health by eating the giant peaches."
― Peach's Move List, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Peach Blossom (ピーチブラッサム Peach Blossom?) is Peach's Final Smash that debuted in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The Final Smash reappeared in Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Description

When Peach activates her Final Smash, she dances, and flower pedals and peaches falling to the ground.[1][2] Opponents will sleep longer when the closer they to Peach.[3] Additionally, opponents take damage depending on their distance from her.[note 1] The player can recover his/her health by eating peaches.[2][1] Additionally, aerial opponents can be KO'd[note 2] above bottomless pits when Peach performs the Final Smash.

In Super Smash Bros. 4, the range for the Peach Blossom has shortened and opponents fall asleep for less time. However, the Peach Blossom can now be used on opponents while on midair. The game uses different artworks of Peach were used.

In Ultimate, the Peach Blossom has a dark pink background when Peach uses the Final Smash. Prior to patch 2.0.0, there was a bug on Peach Blossom and Daisy Blossom, the borders display incorrectly in scrolling stages. After patch 3.0.0, it reduced opponents' sleeping time with Daisy Blossom.

Origin

Sleepy Time

Sleepy Time in Super Mario RPG.

Coin heaven

Coin Heaven's music in Super Mario Bros. 3.

Princess Peach uses Sleepy Time to put opponents to sleep in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. The music is the faster version of the Coin Heaven music in Super Mario Bros. 3.

Etymology

Thyatira batis

The moth's wings resembles peach blossom.

The name is an obvious pun, including Peach's name. Peach blossom is a moth that is scientifically called Thyatira batis, a common species in the British Isles. Its brown forewrings has five pink and white blotches resembling peach blossom petals.

Appearances

Non-canon warning: This article or section contains non-canonical information that is not considered to be an official part of the Mario series and/or isn't considered to be part of the series' overall storyline.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Peach Blossom

Peach Blossom in Brawl.

Peach Blossom is Peach's Final Smash in Brawl. Peach Blossom also appeared as a trophy.

Super Smash Bros. 4

SSB43 Peach Blossom

Peach Blossom in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Peach Blossom is Peach's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. 4. Peach can activate the Final Smash while on midair. Aerial opponents are affected by the Final Smash. Peach spawns three large peaches and thirteen regular-sized peaches.[note 3] Images of Peach replaced Brawl's Peach illustrations. Additonally, Peach Blossom appeared as a trophy in the Wii U version.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

SSBU Peach Blossom Skill Preview

Skill Preview of Peach Blossom.

Peach Blossom is Peach's Final Smash in Ultimate. Although there were no mechanical changes during Ultimate's release date, the dark pink background was added.

Prior to 2.0.0, the borders displayed incorrectly in scrolling stages. After patch 3.0.0, it reduced opponents' sleeping time. Overall, it has been nerfed during its update history.

See also: Daisy Blossom

Due to Daisy's presence in Ultimate, she also has a Final Smash that functions like Peach Blossom. Instead, it has an orange background and Daisy illustrations. Daisy summons edible daisies from the sky. Like Peach Blossom, it has been nerfed overall.

Non-canon warning: Non-canonical information ends here.

Game data

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

SSBB Peach Blossom Trophy
Peach Blossom
Peach's Final Smash. Images of the princess border the screen and a rain of peaches falls. While this is happening, all the other characters fall asleep. So, Peach's dilemma is this--does she eat the peaches to lower her damage, or does she smack around her dozing enemies? Take stock of the situation and choose the path that leads to victory.
Nintendo Wii (logo): Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

SSB4U Peach Blossom Trophy
Peach Blossom
Peach's Final Smash is quite a spectacle to behold. Giant illustrations of Peach herself frame the screen, giant peaches rain down, and all the other fighters fall asleep. The closer they are to Peach, the longer they'll stay snoozing, giving Peach plenty of time to send foes flying or to recover her health with the peaches.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

SSBU Peach Blossom Skill Preview

Peach's Move List: Giant peaches descend from above, and nearby fighters fall asleep. The closer a fighter is to Peach, the longer they stay snoozing, giving Peach plenty of time to launch foes or recover health by eating the giant peaches.

Notes

  1. The closer the opponent is to Peach, the more damage they take.
  2. KO is the abbreviation for knockout. KO'd is the informal past tense for knockout.
  3. The following peaches heal different damages.
    • Each large peaches heal 20% damage.
    • Each regular-sized peaches heal 5%.

Trivia

  • The Super Smash Bros. Brawl Premiere Edition Guide incorrectly stated that Peach Blossom does not inflict damage to opponents. Although it correctly stated that it puts opponents to sleep.
  • Peach Blossom is one of the two Final Smashes to inflict sleeping status effects. The other being Negative Zone.
    • With Negative Zone, no longer used by Luigi. Peach Blossom was the only Final Smash to put opponents to sleep in Super Smash Bros. 4.
      • However, Daisy has a new Final Smash called Daisy Blossom in Ultimate making it one of Final Smashes to put opponents to sleep.
  • Peach Blossom does not KO oppoents. However, it can be used as a set up to KO the opponent.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Peach's Move List: "Giant peaches descend from above, and nearby fighters fall asleep. The closer a fighter is to Peach, the longer they stay snoozing, giving Peach plenty of time to launch foes or recover health by eating the giant peaches." Bandai Namco, Sora Ltd.. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo. Nintendo Switch. 2018-12-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Masahiro Sakurai (2007-10-19). Peach. Smash Bros. DOJO!!. Retrieved on 2019-06-27. “Somehow, Princess Peach always seems go at her own pace. Her Final Smash will lure you into her world. The closer you are to Peach, the deeper you sleep. And all around you is a mountain of peaches that replenish your health when you eat them. The flowers bloom. The peaches pour down. Yes. It’s so elegant.”
  3. "Pull foes into Peach's world, where they fall asleep. The closer they are to Peach, the deeper their slumber. Eat the fallen peaches to recover damage."Super Smash Bros. Brawl instruction booklet, page 27


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