Down special move

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Stone, Kirby's down special move in all five Super Smash Bros. games.

The down special move (commonly referred to as down B) is a special move performed by pressing the special move button while holding the control stick downwards.

Down specials are the most varied of special moves and are often of the character's more "gimmicky" attacks - the majority of reflectors, absorbers, counterattacks, item-creating moves, mid-match character transformations, difficult recoveries and chargeable attacks are down specials. They tend to involve minimal character movement.

Certain down specials do not function in the air at all, such as Peach's Vegetable and Donkey Kong's Hand Slap prior to SSB4. Others will display unique animations in the air but still fail to activate, like the first part of Villager's Timber.

Reverse down special[edit]

In Brawl, some characters' down special moves can be reversed by pushing the control stick or D-pad in the opposite direction a few frames after inputting the move. There is no animation for reversing a down special. Unlike other reverse specials, a reverse down special has a limited number of characters that can do it and fewer who will gain an advantage from it. The characters who can perform it are: Bowser, Yoshi, Pit, Ice Climbers, R.O.B., Pikachu, Marth, Ike, Ness, Lucas, Fox, Wolf, and Mr. Game and Watch. Since only Bowser, R.O.B., and Yoshi have a use for a reverse down special on the ground, some characters can use it in the air to gain a boost in the opposite direction and surprise opponents like Marth, Ike and Pikachu. The boost is most likely caused from a reverse down special having no animation and swaps the momentum around with the character.

List of down special moves[edit]

Character Down Special Move Custom Special Moves Super Smash Bros. 4
Bayonetta Witch Time N/A
Bowser Bowser Bomb Custom 1: Turbulent Bomb
Custom 2: Slip Bomb
Bowser Jr. Mechakoopa Custom 1: Impatient Mechakoopa
Custom 2: Big Mechakoopa
Captain Falcon Falcon Kick Custom 1: Falcon Kick Fury
Custom 2: Lightning Falcon Kick
Charizard Rock Smash Super Smash Bros. 4 Custom 1: Sinking Skull
Custom 2: Rock Hurl
Chrom Counter N/A
Cloud Limit Charge/Finishing Touch N/A
Corrin Counter Surge N/A
Daisy Vegetable N/A
Dark Pit Guardian Orbitars Custom 1: Impact Orbitars
Custom 2: Amplifying Orbitars
Dark Samus Bomb N/A
Diddy Kong Banana Peel Custom 1: Shocking Banana Peel
Custom 2: Battering Banana Peel
Donkey Kong Hand Slap Custom 1: Focused Slap
Custom 2: Hot Slap
Dr. Mario Dr. Tornado Custom 1: Soaring Tornado
Custom 2: Clothesline Tornado
Duck Hunt Wild Gunman Custom 1: Quick Draw Aces
Custom 2: Mega Gunman
Falco Reflector Custom 1: Accele-Reflector
Custom 2: Reflector Void
Fox Reflector Custom 1: Big Reflector
Custom 2: Amplifying Reflector
Ganondorf Wizard's Foot Custom 1: Wizard's Dropkick
Custom 2: Wizard's Assault
Greninja Substitute Custom 1: Exploding Attack
Custom 2: Substitute Ambush
Ice Climbers Blizzard N/A
Ike Counter Custom 1: Paralyzing Counter
Custom 2: Smash Counter
Inkling Splat Bomb N/A
Isabelle unnamed N/A
Jigglypuff Rest Custom 1: Leaping Rest
Custom 2: Wakie Wakie
King Dedede Jet Hammer Custom 1: Armored Jet Hammer
Custom 2: Dash Jet Hammer
King K. Rool Stomach Attack N/A
Kirby Stone Custom 1: Grounding Stone
Custom 2: Meteor Stone
Link Bomb Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4 Custom 1: Giant Bomb
Custom 2: Meteor Bomb
Remote Bomb Rune Super Smash Bros. Ultimate N/A
Little Mac Slip Counter Custom 1: Compact Counter
Custom 2: Dash Counter
Lucario Double Team Custom 1: Glancing Double Team
Custom 2: Stunning Double Team
Lucas PSI Magnet N/A
Lucina Counter Custom 1: Easy Counter
Custom 2: Iai Counter
Luigi Luigi Cyclone Custom 1: Mach Cyclone
Custom 2: Clothesline Cyclone
Mario Mario Tornado Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. Melee N/A
F.L.U.D.D. Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Custom 1: Scalding F.L.U.D.D.
Custom 2: High-Pressure F.L.U.D.D.
Marth Counter Custom 1: Easy Counter
Custom 2: Iai Counter
Mega Man Leaf Shield Custom 1: Skull Barrier
Custom 2: Plant Barrier
Meta Knight Dimensional Cape Custom 1: Shield Piercer
Custom 2: Stealth Smasher
Mewtwo Disable N/A
Mii Brawler Head-On Assault Custom 2: Feint Jump
Custom 3: Foot Flurry
Mii Gunner Echo Reflector Custom 2: Bomb Drop
Custom 3: Absorbing Vortex
Mii Swordfighter Blade Counter Custom 2: Reversal Slash
Custom 3: Power Thrust
Mr. Game & Watch Oil Panic Custom 1: Efficient Panic
Custom 2: Panic Overload
Ness PSI Magnet Custom 1: PSI Vacuum
Custom 2: Forward PSI Magnet
Olimar Pikmin Order Custom 1: Order Tackle
Custom 2: Dizzy Whistle
Pac-Man Fire Hydrant Custom 1: On-Fire Hydrant
Custom 2: Dire Hydrant
Palutena Counter Super Smash Bros. 4 Custom 1: Lightweight
Custom 2: Celestial Firework
Counter/Reflect Barrier Super Smash Bros. Ultimate N/A
Peach Vegetable Custom 1: Light Veggie
Custom 2: Heavy Veggie
Pichu Thunder N/A
Pikachu Custom 1: Thunder Burst
Custom 2: Distant Thunder
Pit Mirror Shield Super Smash Bros. Brawl N/A
Guardian Orbitars Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Custom 1: Impact Orbitars
Custom 2: Amplifying Orbitars
Pokémon Trainer Pokémon Change N/A
Richter Holy Water N/A
Ridley unnamed N/A
R.O.B. Gyro Custom 1: Fire Gyro
Custom 2: Slip Gyro
Robin Nosferatu Custom 1: Distant Nosferatu
Custom 2: Goetia
Rosalina Gravitational Pull Custom 1: Catch & Release
Custom 2: Guardian Luma
Roy Counter N/A
Ryu Focus Attack N/A
Samus Bomb Custom 1: Slip Bomb
Custom 2: Mega Bomb
Sheik Transform Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. Brawl N/A
Bouncing Fish Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Custom 1: Jellyfish
Custom 2: Pisces
Shulk Vision Custom 1: Dash Vision
Custom 2: Power Vision
Simon Holy Water N/A
Snake C4 N/A
Sonic Spin Charge Custom 1: Auto-Spin Charge
Custom 2: Gravitational Charge
Toon Link Bomb Custom 1: Time Bomb
Custom 2: Short-Fuse Bomb
Villager Timber Custom 1: Timber Counter
Custom 2: Super Timber
Wario Wario Waft Custom 1: Rose-Scented Waft
Custom 2: Quick Waft
Wii Fit Trainer Deep Breathing Custom 1: Volatile Breathing
Custom 2: Steady Breathing
Wolf Reflector N/A
Yoshi Yoshi Bomb Custom 1: Star Bomb
Custom 2: Crushing Bomb
Young Link Bomb N/A
Zelda Transform Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. Brawl N/A
Phantom Slash Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Custom 1: Phantom Breaker
Custom 2: Phantom Strike
Zero Suit Samus Flip Jump Custom 1: Shooting Star Flip Kick
Custom 2: Low Flip

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