Boost Kick

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Boost Kick
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Boost Kick on Pyrosphere.
User Zero Suit Samus
Universe Metroid
Rise into the air, kicking multiple times.
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Raises into the air, striking multiple times, and then finishes with a spinning kick.
—Description from Ultimate's Move List

Boost Kick (ブーストキック, Boost Kick) is Zero Suit Samus's up special move in Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


Zero Suit Samus performs a jet-propelled split-legged side kick that ends with an outside crescent kick, giving it appearance somewhat similar to Fire Wolf. It is a considerably more reliable recovery option than her previous up special move, Plasma Wire, due to its noticeable faster speed, while not requiring timing and spacing due to it not being a tether. In addition to this, it is a potent KOing option as well as a very effective out of shield option, KOing at around 85-110% or earlier if her opponent is close to the blast line. It is typically used as a combo finisher after a down smash or multiple up aerials. However, it is somewhat easy to escape from the move via Directional Influence, especially if the victim is at a high percent.


Special Move customization was added in Super Smash Bros. 4. These are the variations:

1. Boost Kick 2. Impact Kick 3. Lateral Kick
"Rise into the air, striking multiple times, and then finish with a spinning kick." "Kick opponents into the air, and then finish with a powerful spinning kick." "Lift opponents into the air at an angle, and then dash forward with a spinning kick."
  1. Boost Kick: Default.
  2. Impact Kick: Launches opponents skyward with a jump kick, spinning finisher is extremely powerful.
  3. Lateral Kick: Lowers the boost on her heels and performs a low jump kick, uses extra strength to boost forward.