Falco (SSB4)/Side special/Default

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Hitbox visualization showing Falco's Falco Phantasm.

Overview[edit]

Falco dashes forward at a quick speed, leaving behind afterimages. The move is primarily used as a horizontal recovery move, and is a bit faster and reaches farther than Fox's variant of the move. The aerial version is also capable of meteoring aerial opponents, at the cost of doing 1% less damage, making it somewhat risky to edgeguard if the opponent is careless. By holding down while the attack goes to a ledge, Falco can prevent himself grabbing the ledge while the hitbox of Phantasm stays out, potentially spiking opponents trying to recover. The move is also used as an escape option from pressuring, usually by jumping then using side b, as it has very low landing lag, and in general is less laggy than grounded Phantasm, making it difficult to punish from afar. The move props grounded opponents upwards, allowing Falco to score combos off of it sometimes.

Phantasm also has several mixup options offstage. Falco has either the choice of Phantasming onstage, straight to ledge, or under the ledge, in which he can either double jump/wall jump/up special to ledge, or even go under the stage to the other side if timed correctly. Ledge dropping, quickly double jumping then doing Phantasm is also a decent way of getting back onstage, although can be punished when read properly. Even then, the move is easily telegraphed as a recovery, and lacks intangibility, unlike Fox's version, making it very prone to lingering aerials or projectiles.

Update history[edit]

Super Smash Bros. 4 1.0.8

  • Nerf Falco Phantasm's start-up increased: frame 18 → 19.

Hitboxes[edit]

Ground[edit]

ID Part Damage SD Angle BK KS FKV Radius Bone Offset SDIx FFx T% Clang Rebound Type Effect G A Sound Direct
0 0 7% 0 AngleIcon80.png 68 40 0 3.0 0 0.0 5.0 0.0 1.0x 1.0x 0% HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(NoRebound).png TypeIcon(Body).png EffectIcon(Slash).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png L Slash SpecialsDirect.png

Air[edit]

ID Part Damage SD Angle BK KS FKV Radius Bone Offset SDIx FFx T% Clang Rebound Type Effect G A Sound Direct
0 0 7% 0 AngleIcon80.png 68 60 0 4.0 0 0.0 6.0 0.0 1.0x 1.0x 0% HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(NoRebound).png TypeIcon(Body).png EffectIcon(Slash).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialFalse).png L Slash SpecialsDirect.png
1 0 6% 0 AngleIcon270.png 40 50 0 3.0 0 0.0 6.0 0.0 1.0x 1.0x 0% HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(NoRebound).png TypeIcon(Body).png EffectIcon(Slash).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedFalse).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png L Slash SpecialsDirect.png


This move in SSBM This move in SSBB This move in SSB4 Falco's moveset
Neutral attack (1 · 2 · inf) · Forward tilt · Up tilt · Down tilt · Dash attack · Forward smash · Up smash · Down smash
Neutral aerial · Forward aerial · Back aerial · Up aerial · Down aerial
Grab · Pummel · Forward throw · Back throw · Up throw · Down throw
Floor attack (front) · Floor attack (back) · Floor attack (trip) · Edge attack
Neutral special (def · c1 · c2) · Side special (def · c1 · c2) · Up special (def · c1 · c2) · Down special (def · c1 · c2) · Final Smash