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Not to be confused with Spike, a similar type of attack whose knockback cannot be meteor cancelled.
Meteor smash

Mario meteor smashing Bowser with his forward aerial.

A meteor smash is an attack in in the Super Smash Bros. series and Super Smash Flash 2 series that possesses a knockback angle of around 270°, hitting the opponent almost straight down on contact. Unlike spikes, these can be meteor cancelled, as explained below.

In Super Smash Flash

Although the How to Play tutorial states that meteor smashes are present in Super Smash Flash, meteor canceling is absent from the game, making every down aerial able to spike opponents, not meteor smash them.

In Super Smash Flash 2

The physics of Super Smash Flash 2 are changed to make them similar to the Super Smash Bros. games. Meteor smashes are easy to perform on this game but still require good timing to be performed correctly. The information on the section below is subject to change.

Meteor canceling

MeteorCancel

Waluigi meteor canceling Sandbag's down smash.

Meteor canceling, also known as meteor cancelling, is the process of cancelling the hitstun and knockback applied to a player after getting hit by a meteor smash, by pressing the jump button. If the player still has midair jumps left, they will instantly midair jump. Otherwise, nothing will happen. From Beta 1.2.3.1 onwards, characters can also meteor cancel by performing their up special move.

Meteor cancelling as a whole was introduced in v0.8a of the demo, and this mechanic is what differentiates meteor smashes from spikes.

List of meteor smashes

Characters

Character Move Notes
Bandana Dee Down aerial N/A
Parasol Dive
Black Mage Down aerial
Bowser Only the last hit will meteor smash.
Captain Falcon Will instead spike opponents who get hit by his chest.
Raptor Boost Must be used in the air to meteor smash.
Chibi-Robo Down aerial N/A
Giga-Robo
Donkey Kong Forward aerial Forward aerial only meteor smashes if sweetspotted.
Down aerial
Headbutt
Falco Falco Phantasm N/A
Down throw
Fox Down aerial
Down throw
Goku Forward aerial Goku's version only meteor smashes at its end whereas his Kaiō-ken variant does it at every point.
Ichigo Down smash Down smash only meteors on the first hit.
Down aerial
Gazan
Isaac Down aerial N/A
Kirby N/A
Inhale Can copy Capsule Spawn and Waluigi Dice.
Final Cutter Final Cutter only meteors on the second hit.
Krystal Down aerial Staff Rocket Boost only meteors at the startup hit.
Staff Rocket Boost
Link Down tilt N/A
Luffy Forward aerial The late hit of down aerial cannot meteor smash.
Down aerial
Gum-Gum Snap
Lucario Down aerial Will only meteor smash if sweetspotted at the first hit.
Luigi Down aerial only meteor smashes when the sweetspot at Luigi's upper body connects.
Down taunt
Mario Forward aerial Only meteor smashes when sweetspotted.
Marth Dancing Blade The up and down variations of the third slash can meteor smash.
Mega Man Down aerial Must be sweetspotted in order to meteor smash.
Mr. Game & Watch N/A
Down throw
Naruto Forward aerial
Down tilt
Down throw
Ness Down aerial Late hit does not meteor smash.
Peach Down tilt N/A
Pichu Down aerial
Thunder
Pichu Only meteor smashes when angled downward or diagonally downwards.
Pit Down aerial Can meteor smash at the bottom of the hitbox.
Ryu Down aerial Meteor smashes if Ryu's fist connects with opponents.
Samus Down aerial N/A
Up tilt
Sandbag Down aerial Down smash only meteors on the first hit.
Down smash
Capsule Spawn Can spawn a Pitfall or a Yellow Shell from his Capsule, both of which will bury grounded opponents.
Simon Down aerial Only meteor smashes if sweetpotted.
Sonic Forward aerial Both moves must be sweetspotted in order to meteor.
Down aerial
Sora Flowmotion The down variation can meteor smash.
Tails Down aerial N/A
Waluigi Up aerial Only meteor smashes on second hit.
Down aerial Must be sweetspotted at the start of the move in order to meteor smash.
Down tilt Meteor smashes at the last hit of the move.
Waluigi Dice #5 Will bury grounded opponents, instead of meteor smashing them.
Wario Down aerial Only as Wario-Man.
Yoshi Forward aerial N/A
Down aerial
Zelda Down tilt Both attacks will only meteor when sweetspotted.
Down aerial
Zero Suit Samus Plasma Wire only meteors on the third hit.
Plasma Wire
Flip Jump Only meteor smashes in the clean hit.

Items

Item Hitbox
Pitfall All hitboxes
Yellow Shell
Assist Trophy
Assist Trophy Notes
Lakitu & Spinies Only Spiny Eggs can meteor smash airborne opponents.
Poké Ball
Pokémon Move
Arceus Judgement
Garchomp Draco Meteor
Metagross Earthquake

Boss

Boss Move Notes
Master Hand Drill N/A
Crush Will bury grounded opponents, instead of meteor smashing them.

Gallery

Screenshots

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