Waluigi using Purple Torpedo.
|Effect||Waluigi rockets forward headfirst, homing in on nearly opponents.|
When performed, Waluigi launches himself forward headfirst into the air while spinning like a torpedo, similarly to Luigi's Green Missile. He flies through the air for a short time after launching, and opponents in his way as he flies are dealt flame damage. Unlike Green Missile, however, Waluigi will home in on opponents in front of him as he flies, and he will fly straight forward when there are none. He can also charge the move, entering a crouched position and surrounding himself with purple particles as he does. The move normally gets more powerful and flies further the longer it charges, but if the move is changed for too long then Waluigi will fly a short distance and deal weak damage.
If the move is released just before it becomes weak, then Waluigi will "misfire", in which he launches forward a large distance with a purple flame aura surrounding him and deals strong damage and knockback to opponents hit. However, if Waluigi hits a wall when using this, he will get his nose stuck in the wall for a few seconds.
Purple Torpedo is a move original to SSF2 that is based on Luigi's Green Missile attack, which originates from the Super Smash Bros. series starting with Super Smash Bros. Melee. According to developers, Waluigi stole the technique from Luigi and modified it to home in on opponents, referencing Waluigi's design as Luigi's evil rival and the fact that he often cheats to "get his way".
|Waluigi's special moves|
|Standard special move||Waluigi Dice|
|Side special move||Purple Torpedo|
|Up special move||Whirluigi|
|Down special move||Piranha Plant|