Side special move
 Smash special move
Some side special moves are different depending on whether or not the control stick (or pad) is "smashed" or simply tilted to the side. The characters where "smashing" the control stick are;
- Samus' missiles, where the Smash missiles are more powerful, faster, non-homing missiles.
- Ivysaur's Razor Leaf also travels faster and is more powerful, but its trajectory cannot be arced as effectively.
- Snake's Remote Missile, which increases in speed.
- Wario's Wario Bike, which moves faster when smashed, and deals more damage.
 List of moves
|Bowser||Koopa Klaw (SSBM), Flying Slam (SSBB)|
|Captain Falcon||Raptor Boost|
|Diddy Kong||Monkey Flip|
|Dr. Mario||Super Sheet|
|Ganondorf||Gerudo Dragon (SSBM), Flame Choke (SSBB)|
|Ice Climbers||Squall Hammer|
|King Dedede||Waddle Dee Toss|
|Link||Boomerang (SSBM), Gale Boomerang (SSBB)|
|Meta Knight||Drill Rush|
|Mr. Game & Watch||Judgement (SSBM), Judge (SSBB)|
|Zero Suit Samus||Plasma Whip|
 Reverse side special move
In Brawl, most side special moves can be reversed in the first few frames (except Bowser and Samus), although the usefulness is questionable, since any character can quickly turn around on the spot and immediately perform their side special move. The only true use for a reverse side special is while running; when running, the player cannot use their side special backwards without having to stop or turn around first. The reverse side special can be done while running and gives certain characters boosts when turning around, the most notable boosts being Donkey Kong's and Luigi's reverse side specials, where the former gets a quick boost backwards and has an unsurprising hit, and the latter will keep sliding forwards while being able to charge his move.
Attacks in the Super Smash Bros. series
|Standard ground attacks||Neutral attack · Dash attack|
|Tilt attacks||Forward tilt · Up tilt · Down tilt|
|Smash attacks||Forward smash · Up smash · Down smash|
|Aerial attacks||Neutral aerial · Forward aerial · Back aerial · Up aerial · Down aerial · Grab aerial · Glide attack|
|Throws||Grab · Pummel · Forward throw · Back throw · Up throw · Down throw|
|Get-up attacks||Floor attack · Edge attack|
|Special moves||Neutral special move · Side special move · Up special move · Down special move · Final Smash|