Bayonetta (SSBU)/Forward smash
|Angle||Wicked Weaves||Bullet Arts|
Uses Wicked Weaves to summon Madama Butterfly's arm, which is used to throw a punch. Based on the final hit of Bayonetta's Punch + Punch + Punch • Punch (PPP • P) combo while wielding Love is Blue. Can be angled. The Bullet Arts version of this move fires her gun depending on how the smash was angled: forward if unangled, slightly upward if angled up, and slightly downward if angled down. It has great power and horizontal range, and Madama Butterfly's hitbox cannot be reversed. However, it has high ending lag and low priority, making it fairly easy to cancel out. A blindspot will always be present directly in front of Bayonetta, regardless of angle, and its animation renders it unable to hit prone opponents (or those with very low crouches).
- Forward smash has more base knockback (26 → 34/35) and a longer hitbox duration (frames 17-19 → 17-21).
- The Wicked Weaves, while attached to Bayonetta and causing her to experience hitlag alongside opponents hit, are programmed as a separate object. This gives the hitboxes pseudo-projectile properties; for example, they do not have their damage affected by Bayonetta being giant or tiny.
- Additionally, when shielded, the 0.67× hitlag reduction only applies to the opponent, making it comparatively less safe than other attacks.
- Compared to other smash attacks, it has a lower maximum charge damage multiplier, capping at 1.2× instead of 1.4×, and can only be held for up to 60 frames after reaching full charge instead of 120 frames. If hitting an opponent slowed down by Witch Time, the multiplier is further reduced to 1.1×, with the damage increase per charge frame being halved.
The bullet is shot from Bayonetta's right arm gun.
|Bullet Arts window||23|
Up to 10 consecutive bullets can be fired by holding the button, with each one adding 7 frames to the move's duration. Otherwise, the Bullet Arts extension lasts 6 frames.