SSF Sonic up attack

Sonic using his up attack.

An up attack in Super Smash Flash, called air attack upward within the How to Play section (despite not being completely aerial-restricted), is an attack that is performed by pressing the attack button with putting the up key. Despite the name, the up attack is not truly an equivalent to the up special move found in the official Super Smash Bros. games, as attacks within this range include high attacks, like high kicks and upward punches, that can attack opponents in the air. Also, whereas up specials can be used for recovering, up attacks fail to be actual recovery moves, as they do not provide an additional jump or similar means to get back on the stage. There are also several moves that slightly propel the character a few inches after the attack is performed, such as Mario's high kick.

List of up 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 if it skids or propels the character forward in a single use.

Up attacks in Super Smash Flash
Character Description P S
Blade Delivers a quick upward slash. No Yes
Blue Delivers a quick upward slash. No Yes
Captain Falcon Delivers a direct flaming uppercut with Raptor Boost, by holding the attack button, he will deliver a motionless diving flameless Falcon Kick. No No
Cloud Raises and holds his Buster Sword directly above him. No Yes
Crono Swings his katana in an arc over his head. No Yes
Fox Delivers a high kick. No No
InuYasha Uses Sankon Tessō to extend the range of his claws and directly scratches upwards. No Yes
Jigglypuff Performs an upward pit point kick. No No
Kirby Performs an arched high kick, holding the button causes him to rapidly stomp the floor with both feet in quick succession. No No
Knuckles Throws an uppercut. No Yes
Link Thrusts the Master Sword upwards. No No
Lloyd Performs a single circling slash with tempest that covers his whole body. No No
Luigi Jumps and kicks upwards. No Yes
Mario Jumps and kicks upwards. No Yes
Mega Man X Shoots with his semi-charged X-Buster at an upward angle. Yes No[1]
Meta Knight Stabs with Galaxia upwards. No Yes
Mewtwo Uses Disable, producing a psychic spark that semicircles above its head. No No
Mr. Game & Watch Headbutts with a diving helmet, swinging his head from side to side. No No
Mr. Incredible Deliver a more powerful super uppercut. No No
Naruto Delivers a high kick, emitting a shockwave from his foot that extends directly upwards above him. No No
Pikachu Flips itself, hitting opponents with its body and its tail. No No
Samus Rapidly fires multiple shots from her arm cannon in a similar way to a machine gun at an upward angle. Yes No
Shadow Throws a high kick. No No
Sheik Rapidly spins clockwise. No Yes
Sonic Flips around and performs an arched kick. No Yes
Super Sonic Flips around and performs an arched kick. No No
Tails Curls up and fires a ball directly upwards with his Energy Ball. Yes No
Young Link Thrusts the Kokiri Sword upwards. No No
Zelda Perform an upwards Lightning Kick, a kick that she delivers with a shine coming from her heel. No No
Zero Slashes overhead with his Z-Saber as he performs a small leap. No No


  1. This attack does not cause Mega Man X to skid forward; on the contrary, it uniquely ricochets him back instead.
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