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Belay in Ultimate.
User Ice Climbers
Universe Ice Climber

Belay (ゴムジャンプ, Rubber Jump) is the Ice Climbers' up special move.


Belay used as a recovery in Brawl.

It functions as a third jump, but only if the computer controlled Nana is present (in Melee, in later games it still grants a minor momentum boost). Popo throws Nana up a short distance while the two are attached by a rope, and Nana will then send Popo a significant distance vertically by pulling on the rope, and both will enter the helpless state until they land, making them individually vulnerable until then. If the move is used too low, and no ledge is grabbed, Nana will likely fall to the bottom blast line while Popo will land on the stage safely. Nana gains a hitbox that deals decent damage when she is thrown.

Without Nana alive or near enough in the air, Popo merely does the motion for the belay, which will still grab the ledge when close enough, but gains very little altitude and leaves the Climber helpless to fall. Nana may also use the move alone to try and get back to Popo. Players typically use Squall Hammer when left with a single Climber.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nana will aim for and grab the ledge of the stage provided they are facing toward the ledge, and will then pull up Popo. As both Climbers can now grab the ledge simultaneously, this effectively eliminates the problem of potentially being edge-hogged by one's own partner.

A technique using this move (known as Bungie Jumping) allows a player to edge-hog for an extended period of time with invincibility frames that can be repeatedly attained. The technique also sets up to chain grab any opponents who get past the edge-hog.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, if Nana does not make it back to the stage when the move is used, Popo can use the move again to rescue Nana if they are close enough.

Instructional quotes[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee instruction booklet IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png Popo throws Nana, who attacks enemies and then pulls Popo up behind her.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl instruction booklet IceClimbersHeadSSBB.png Popo throws Nana into the air to attack, then follows her by jumping a moment later.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List IceClimbersHeadSSBU.png Nana pulls on the rope that Popo throws, and the two work together to jump up high.


To "belay" is a mountaineering term referring to securing oneself with a safety rope. The Ice Climbers' use of climbing ropes is unique to the Super Smash Bros. series, but it is possibly based on the Ice Climber's ability to "footstool jump" on each other in the two-player mode of Ice Climber. The animation is similar to when they jumped on each other's head while in midair in the original game.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ゴムジャンプ,
UK English Belay
France French Cordée
Germany German Notseil
Spain Spanish Salto con cuerda
Italy Italian Corda
China Chinese (Simplified) 橡皮绳跳跃
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 橡皮繩跳躍
South Korea Korean 고무 점프
Netherlands Dutch Reddingstouw
Russia Russian Страховка


  • When appropriately used, the audience will gasp twice, first when Nana grabs the ledge using this move, and a second time when Popo joins her on the ledge.

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