Explosive Flame

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Explosive Flame
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Explosive Flame in Ultimate.
User Palutena
Universe Kid Icarus
Article on Icaruspedia Explosive Flame

Explosive Flame (爆炎, Bursting Flame) is one of Palutena's alternate neutral special moves in Super Smash Bros. 4 and is her side special move in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Overview[edit]

Upon using this move, Palutena summons a spherical explosion in front of her a set distance away (increased by a smash input in Ultimate). This explosion expands and engulfs any opponents trapped in it, causing steady damage and trapping opponents, similar to the Smart Bomb. It is unable to hit anyone directly in front of her, but if she is moving – falling or on a moving platform – the explosion will appear in relation to where she was when the button was pressed (indicated by a flash) instead of where she is when the explosion begins.

Instructional quote[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List PalutenaHeadSSBU.png Sets off an explosion a distance away. The stick can be flicked to make it go even farther.

Customization[edit]

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

1. Autoreticle 2. Explosive Flame 3. Heavenly Light
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"Fire energy blasts from your staff directly at an opponent in front of you." "Create a blast in front of you that can hit opponents multiple times." "Surround yourself in rays of light that damage opponents."

Origin[edit]

Explosive Flame in Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Explosive Flame is an offensive power that Pit or a fighter can use in Kid Icarus: Uprising. It is functionally similar to a Smart Bomb; when used, an explosion appears in front of the user, trapping any enemies and dealing damage. In Uprising, though, this explosion's center lies on the ground forming a hemispherical shape, and is much larger than its incarnation in Smash.

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Trivia[edit]

  • In the Russian translation of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this move is known as "Отражающий барьер", which means "Reflective Barrier". This is an error, as it was previously Palutena's side special move in Super Smash Bros. 4.
    • Notably, the move's description accurately describes Explosive Flame, and Reflect Barrier is even properly translated as well, using the same name.
  • Explosive Flame is one of six special moves to have its directional input changed throughout the series. The other five are Boomerang, Pound, Rock Smash, Reflect Barrier and PK Fire.

Palutena's special moves
Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Neutral special Autoreticle Explosive Flame Heavenly Light Autoreticle
Side special Reflect Barrier Angelic Missile Super Speed Explosive Flame
Up special Warp Jump Glide Rocket Jump Warp
Down special Counter Lightweight Celestial Firework Counter/Reflect Barrier
Final Smash Black Hole Laser