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This article is about the attack in Super Smash Flash. For the Super Smash Flash 2 variant, see down aerial (Super Smash Flash 2).

Link's thrusting the Master Sword downwards with his down aerial.

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.

Down attacks in Super Smash Flash
Character P M S Description Damage
Blade No No N/A Slashes while facing downwards. 6%
Blue No No Slashes while facing downwards. 7%
Captain Falcon No No Performs a diving flameless Falcon Kick. 6%
Cloud No No Flips in the air as he slashes with the Buster Sword downwards in an arc. 5%
Crono No No Thrusts the Suzaku beneath him. 6%
Fox No No 20 Uses Fire Fox, engulfing himself in fire and plummeting towards the ground at great speed. 5%
InuYasha No No N/A Uses Sankon Tessō to extend the range of his claws and directly scratches downwards. 6%
Jigglypuff No No Performs a downward pit point kick. 5%
Kirby No No Rapidly kicks with both feet in quick succession. 6%
Knuckles No No Throws a swinging chop.
Link No No 8
6
Thrusts the Master Sword downwards. Link will bounce upwards slightly after hitting an opponent. 4%
Lloyd No No 15 Plummets himself towards the ground with Rising Falcon, diagonally slanted, with the Flamberge extended.
Luigi No No N/A Uses Luigi Cyclone, spinning around with his arms extended out. 7%
Mario No No Uses Mario Tornado, spinning around with his arms extended out, shouting "Wa haa!".
Mega Man X Yes No Shoots with his semi-charged X-Buster at an downward angle. 4%
Meta Knight No No 15 Thrusts Galaxia downwards, plummeting towards the ground. 6%
Mewtwo No No N/A Uses Disable, producing a psychic spark that semicircles beneath its feet.
Mr. Game & Watch No No Delivers a downward swift kick. 5%
Mr. Incredible No No Deals an aerial ground kick. 6%
Naruto No No Delivers a downwards swing kick, emitting a shockwave at the moment his foot reaches the highest point that extends directly below him. 3%
Pikachu Yes No Produces a large lightning bolt with Thunder that has infinite range, spawning above it and travels from top to bottom. 4%
Samus Yes No Rapidly fires multiple shots from her arm cannon in a similar way to a machine gun at an downward angle. 6%
Shadow Yes No Closes his eyes and snaps his fingers, firing an invisible projectile of Chaos Magic straight down, with a considerable long range. 4%
Sheik No No Spins clockwise while performing a kick. 6%
Sonic No No Delivers a downward rocket kick. 5%
Super Sonic No No Delivers a downward kick. 6%
Tails Yes No Faces down and fires a ball directly downwards with his Energy Ball. 4%
Young Link No No 8
6
Thrusts the Kokiri Sword downwards.
Zelda No No N/A Perform a downwards angled Lightning Kick, a kick that she delivers with a shine coming from her heel.
Zero No No Flips in the air as he slashes with his Z-Saber downwards in an arc. 6%
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