- This article is about the attack in Super Smash Flash. For the Super Smash Flash 2 variant, see down aerial (Super Smash Flash 2).
A down attack in Super Smash Flash, called air attack downward within the How to Play section, is an attack that is performed by pressing the attack button with putting the down key while the character is found in midair, sometimes as a result of jumping. True to their name, down aerials are very similar to their equivalents in the official Super Smash Bros. games. Attacks of this type usually include characters directly hitting below them, such as swordfighters. As per usual for many attacks in the game, some characters may be propelled forwards while performing their down aerials.
Down aerials in SSF are unique, as they are the only aerial attack in the game that cannot be used on the ground, and, when unaffected by the Instant-KO attack bug, will spike opponents on contact. If a character's attack deals the same damage as their down aerial attack, said move will send opponents upwards. A character's up attack and air attack downward will always share their damage dealt.
Trying to hold down the down aerial input will, most of the time, cause the character to reuse their air attack downward. However, on characters whose attack cooldown time is lower than their default attack length, such as Kirby and Blue, trying to hold down the input will instead result in the character temporarily playing their hurt animation.
List of down attacks
The following is a list of all the down aerials in SSF per character, with a brief description, the amount of damage per frame dealt, and an explanation related to whether or not the attack contains a projectile. Whether or not a down aerial, on its first frame, gives a character a speed boost will be noted as well. In cases where a character does receive a momentum gain, the boost value will be written as well. Otherwise, characters will simply reuse their attack boost stat, which can be viewed in each SSF character's individual hard data page.
|Blade||N/A||Slashes while facing downwards.||6%|
|Blue||Slashes while facing downwards.||7%|
|Captain Falcon||Performs a diving flameless Falcon Kick.||6%|
|Cloud||Flips in the air as he slashes with the Buster Sword downwards in an arc.||5%|
|Crono||Thrusts the Suzaku beneath him.||6%|
|Fox||20||Uses Fire Fox, engulfing himself in fire and plummeting towards the ground at great speed.||5%|
|InuYasha||N/A||Uses Sankon Tessō to extend the range of his claws and directly scratches downwards.||6%|
|Jigglypuff||Performs a downward pit point kick.||5%|
|Kirby||Rapidly kicks with both feet in quick succession.||6%|
|Knuckles||Throws a swinging chop.|
|Thrusts the Master Sword downwards. Link will bounce upwards slightly after hitting an opponent.||4%|
|Lloyd||15||Plummets himself towards the ground with Rising Falcon, diagonally slanted, with the Flamberge extended.|
|Luigi||N/A||Uses Luigi Cyclone, spinning around with his arms extended out.||7%|
|Mario||Uses Mario Tornado, spinning around with his arms extended out, shouting "Wa haa!".|
|Mega Man X||Shoots with his semi-charged X-Buster at an downward angle.||4%|
|Meta Knight||15||Thrusts Galaxia downwards, plummeting towards the ground.||6%|
|Mewtwo||N/A||Uses Disable, producing a psychic spark that semicircles beneath its feet.|
|Mr. Game & Watch||Delivers a downward swift kick.||5%|
|Mr. Incredible||Deals an aerial ground kick.||6%|
|Naruto||Delivers a downwards swing kick, emitting a shockwave at the moment his foot reaches the highest point that extends directly below him.||3%|
|Pikachu||Produces a large lightning bolt with Thunder that has infinite range, spawning above it and travels from top to bottom.||4%|
|Samus||Rapidly fires multiple shots from her arm cannon in a similar way to a machine gun at an downward angle.||6%|
|Shadow||Closes his eyes and snaps his fingers, firing an invisible projectile of Chaos Magic straight down, with a considerable long range.||4%|
|Sheik||Spins clockwise while performing a kick.||6%|
|Sonic||Delivers a downward rocket kick.||5%|
|Super Sonic||Delivers a downward kick.||6%|
|Tails||Faces down and fires a ball directly downwards with his Energy Ball.||4%|
|Thrusts the Kokiri Sword downwards.|
|Zelda||N/A||Perform a downwards angled Lightning Kick, a kick that she delivers with a shine coming from her heel.|
|Zero||Flips in the air as he slashes with his Z-Saber downwards in an arc.||6%|