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Blizzard in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
User Ice Climbers
Universe Ice Climber
This article is about the down special move of the Ice Climbers. For other uses of the term, see Blizzard (disambiguation).

Blizzard (ブリザード, Blizzard) is the Ice Climbers' down special move.


The controlled Ice Climber stays put on the ground and shoots out a stream of frigid air from the palm of its outstretched hand for about a second to damage opponents in front. This move is mimicked by the CPU Ice Climber if it is with the human-controlled one, and the CPU Ice Climber will shoot out Blizzard in the opposite direction while standing behind the back of the human Ice Climber.

If used in midair, the CPU Ice Climber's Blizzard will be used in the same direction as the human Ice Climber's, making it more powerful. This attack does ice damage and a good amount of hitstun when it connects with an opponent at a distance, and can freeze opponents very nearby, but the freeze effect does not last very long. Of course, this move also has more range than most of the Ice Climbers' melee attacks. This move can rack up to 18% damage if all hits connect.

In Ultimate, both Ice Climbers face the same direction when executing the move, and so it loses its crowd-control abilities (unless buffered from a down smash, where the CPU Ice Climber will turn around). However, the freezing duration at high percents is extended, making it an effective move when used well in a one-on-one battle.

Instructional quotes[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee instruction booklet IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png Attack as a pair with a freezing wind that shoots out on either side of you.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl instruction booklet IceClimbersHeadSSBB.png Do this with both Ice Climbers to produce a blizzard attack that covers you from both sides.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List IceClimbersHeadSSBU.png Unleash an icy flurry that may freeze foes. On an already frozen foe, this prolongs their freeze.


Blizzards are one of the hazards in VS. Ice Climber, the arcade variant of Ice Climber released for the Nintendo VS. System. Though Blizzard as it is depicted is unique to Super Smash Bros. series, it resembles the Ice ability from the Kirby series, which has Kirby breathe icy breath which can freeze enemies.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ブリザード, Blizzard
UK English Blizzard
France French Blizzard
Germany German Blizzard
Spain Spanish Ventisca
Italy Italian Bufera
China Chinese (Simplified) 暴风雪
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 暴風雪
South Korea Korean 눈보라
Netherlands Dutch Vriesstraal
Russia Russian Метель