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This article is about Captain Falcon's appearance in Super Smash Flash. For general information about the character, see Captain Falcon.
Captain Falcon
in Super Smash Flash
SSF Captain Falcon.png
Universe F-Zero
Stock icon SSF Captain Falcon stock icon.png
Availability Starter
Tier S (4)

Captain Falcon is a playable veteran starter character in Super Smash Flash hailing from the F-Zero franchise. His moveset consists mainly of his signature moves from the Super Smash Bros. series, including the famous Falcon Punch. His sprites are completely custom-made, courtesy of user Infinity's End. He is the third fastest character in the game, only behind Sonic and Super Sonic.

Captain Falcon is ranked at 4th on the tier list in the S tier, a huge leap from his placement as 20th in the previous tier list.


Captain Falcon is capable of dealing enormous amounts of damage very quickly, and his moves possess a great amount of horizontal and vertical range, rivalling Mewtwo. This applies for instant-KO attacks as well.

His Raptor Boost gives him extra horizontal momentum, aiding his recovery somewhat. Also, recent discoveries of the game and advanced techniques, such as jump cancelling and momentum cancelling, have been shown to be very effective when used by Captain Falcon.

Unfortunately, his Falcon Punch is slow and does not have enough power to warrant its use, leaving him with only four decent moves. Falcon lacks instant-KO combos and a reliable long-ranged projectile. However, these weaknesses are mitigated by his great movement speed and his roll attack, which is one of the best roll moves in the game, due to its speed and range, making it very difficult to challenge.

This provides Captain Falcon with great matchups against most of the cast, who cannot deal with his incredible range and speed and solidifies his spot at the S tier.

Hard data

Captain Falcon's hard data
Base info
Hitstun taken 8 Number of jumps 2
Attack boost N/A Attack length 25
Attack cooldown 14 Health division 14
Horizontal speed 20
Deceleration 0.9 Attack start speed 0.7x
Acceleration 0.8 Turn around speed 21
Short hopping speed 11 Jumping speed 16
Gravity 1 Falling speed 25
Individual attack data
Standard attack damage 3 Side attack damage 6
Down attack damage 7 Instant-KO value 6
Roll attack speed 20 Jump attack damage N/A


Attack Image Description Damage
Standard attack SSF Captain Falcon standard attack.png Uses Falcon Punch, clenching his fist back before unleashing it in a powerful punch. The falcon-shaped flame is actually a projectile whose hitbox remains until the attack's animation ends. 3%
Side attack SSF Captain Falcon side attack.png Engulfs himself in flames and delivers a low headbutt. 6%
Down attack SSF Captain Falcon down attack.png Performs the Falcon Kick, kicking forward with his leg engulfed in flames as he yells the attack's name. 7%
Up attack SSF Captain Falcon up attack.png Performs Raptor Boost, attacking with a flaming uppercut. 6%
Down aerial SSF Captain Falcon down aerial.png Performs a diving flameless Falcon Kick. Unlike the grounded version, this will not move Falcon at all.


  • Due to the Falcon Punch being coded as a projectile, it is possible for an opponent cancel it out by launching a projectile of their own, as the game was not programmed to handle two projectiles on-screen at the same time.