The Pirate Ship is a stage in the Super Smash Bros. series. First appearing in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and later returning as downloadable content in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, it is loosely based on Tetra's Pirate Ship from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, but with many changes. The main setup is a a slightly curved main platform like a boat and two upper platforms, showing the mast of the ship. The surrounding ocean gives players the ability to swim.
All fighters are on a cruising ship which occasionally passes along an enemy Lookout Platform that fires bombs at the ship. Anyone that comes in contact with the bombs will take heavy damage. Any player that swims into the front of the pirate ship while in the water will be automatically KO'd. The King of Red Lions occasionally makes an appearance by following the Pirate Ship. The ship will also run into a small island from time to time, giving players a newly-shaped terrain to fight on. The ship will eventually right itself as the island sinks, forcing players to return to the norm. There is a catapult at the front of the ship that will come up from the deck on occasion. Anyone who is standing on it will be sent flying when it fires.
Another hazard is that a storm will sometimes cause a cyclone to come from the background, throwing the ship high into the sky, eliminating the option to swim around near the ship. The ship will fall back down after a short time and land back in the water. While falling, the players have improved jumping abilities and stay airborne longer.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, the stage appears as DLC. In addition to its standard Brawl incarnation, the Pirate Ship stage has an Omega form (a more simplified version of a stage that lacks stage hazards besides falling) which takes place on the Lookout Platform instead of the Pirate Ship. The Pirate Ship itself appears sailing in the background of the Omega stage. Like the standard Pirate Ship stage, the weather changes on the Omega stage as well, though it has no effect on the combatants.