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SSF Pikachu down attack - down aerial

Pikachu's down attack (and down aerial): Thunder.

A down attack in Super Smash Flash, called special attack within the How to Play section (not to be confused with an actual special attack), is an attack that is performed by pressing the attack button with putting the down key. The down attack is more or less an equivalent to the down special move found in the official Super Smash Bros. games as attacks within this range include close-ranged attacks that surround the character's frame, like Cloud's Materia orbs, or launching attacks that directly make the character travel a far fixed distance, the most out of all the other attacks, like Sonic's Spin Dash.

Unlike the other attacks in the game, some down attacks cannot be held indefinitely with the attack button and attempting to do so will make the character to perform their standard attack instead afterwards. However, finding and carrying an item makes it possible to hold these attacks indefinitely, as this is the only attack that is allowed to be used while holding an item.

List of down attacks

The following is a list of all the up attacks in SSF per character, adding a brief description, and explaining if the attack is a projectiles and characters can hold this attack to perform it again indefinitely

Whether or not the attack makes characters skid or get propelled forwards in a single use will be noted, as well. Characters whose down attacks propel them forwards are able to cancel their down aerial into a down attack instantly upon touching the ground while performing their down aerial.

Down attacks in Super Smash Flash
Character Description P S H
Blade Uses the Spin Dash, curling into a ball and propelling forward at high speed, travelling a fixed distance and slashing with his sword at the same time as he rolls. No Yes Yes
Blue Uses the Spin Dash, curling into a ball and propelling forward at high speed, travelling a fixed distance and slashing with his sword at the same time as he rolls. No Yes Yes
Captain Falcon Performs the Falcon Kick, kicking forward with his leg engulfed in flames as he yells "Falcon Kick!". No Yes Yes
Cloud Surrounds himself with colorful and damaging Materia orbs. No Yes Unknown
Crono Dives forwards on the ground with his katana outstretched. No Yes Unknown
Fox Uses his Reflector, covering himself in a blue short-ranged energy field, surrounding him completely. No No No
InuYasha Uses Sankon Tessō to extend the range of his claws and directly scratches forwards. No Yes Unknown
Jigglypuff Uses Rollout, curling into a ball and rolling forward a fixed distance. No Yes Unknown
Kirby Slides across the ground while sticking out one of his feet. No Yes No[1]
Knuckles Uses Rock Free Fall, pulling out a huge rock from the ground and immediately throwing it in front of him. Yes Yes No
Link Throws a Boomerang that travels across the floor and then returns through the air. Yes No No
Lloyd Creates a sliding shockwave along the floor with Demon Fang. Yes No Unknown
Luigi Uses Green Missile, launching himself sideways like a rocket and travelling a fixed distance. No Yes Unknown
Mario Slides across the ground while kicking with his foot. No Yes Yes
Mega Man X Shoots a Hadoken, a small, fast, and damaging shot. Yes No[2] No
Meta Knight Slides across the ground with Galaxia extended. No Yes No[1]
Mewtwo Uses Shadow Ball, rapidly charging a ball of energy and launching it in front of itself. Yes No Unknown
Mr. Game & Watch Pulls out a frying pan and flips out a single sausage from it. Yes No Unknown
Mr. Incredible Performs a small leap into the air to violently smash the ground with his powerful arms, producing a big damaging shockwave that expands to the sides. No No Unknown
Naruto Headbutts forward, producing two shockwaves that extend from his sides. No Yes Unknown
Pikachu Produces a large lightning bolt with Thunder that has infinite range, spawning above it and travels from top to bottom. This is also his down aerial. Yes No No
Samus Enters her Morph Ball, turning into a ball and rolling forward a fixed distance. No Yes Yes
Shadow Closes his eyes and snaps his fingers, which creates a small explosion with Chaos Magic.. No No Unknown
Sheik Covers herself with Nayru's Love octahedron-like blue barrier and once this dissipates, she has already Transformed into Zelda. No No No
Sonic Uses the Spin Dash, curling into a ball and propelling forward at high speed, travelling a fixed distance. No Yes Yes
Super Sonic Uses the Spin Dash, curling into a ball and propelling forward at high speed, travelling a fixed distance. No Yes Yes
Tails Fires his "Magic Hook", which is a boxing glove on a chain that gets launched around his shoulders. No No No
Young Link Throws a Boomerang that travels across the floor and then returns through the air. No No Unknown
Zelda Covers herself with Nayru's Love octahedron-like blue barrier and once this dissipates, she has already transformed into Sheik. No No No
Zero Slashes overhead with his Z-Saber without leaping. No No Unknown

Note

  1. 1.0 1.1 Trying to hold a down attack as Kirby or Meta Knight will cause them to enter their standard attack animation for one frame, before it gets cancelled into a down attack.
  2. This attack does not cause Mega Man X to skid forward; on the contrary, it uniquely ricochets him back instead.
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