Crates are items in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. They release other items when broken. Crates can be easily broken with a throw, smash attack or ground pound. Crates, alongside the Barrel ,change appearance depending on what stage you are playing on (Crates can be wooden, present-like, or "laboratory"-like). Crates on the Item Switch appear as containers. If the Containers Switch is off no Crates, Barrels, Capsules, or Party Balls will appear. Crates are excellent throwing items that have high knockback (usually KOing) if it hits.