Falco (SSBM)/Forward smash

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Overview[edit]

The hitbox of Falco's f-smash.

Falco flips his body and kicks in front of himself while jumping forward. This is similar to Fox's forward smash, but is much stronger, usually KO'ing at around 90-110%. It also has high speed, as well as good range, with the hitbox being out for most of the time while Falco is moving forward. Because of these advantages, it is a great KO option. The move can also be deadly to an opponent on the edge at above 100% damage, and can be used for mindgames, punishing, and to pressure an opponent. The move is often used as a followup to an onstage down aerial, with its long duration and lack of a sour spot allowing it to easily cover tech and getup options, and it is the most useful followup to a short hop laser reset. It is arguably the best forward smash in Melee (with Marth's generally being comparable for the best Forward Smash).

Hitboxes[edit]

ID Part Damage SD Angle BK KS FKV Radius Bone Offset Clang Rebound Effect G A Sound
Clean
0 0 17% 0 AngleIcon361.png 40 90 0 3.6 13 4.2 0.0 0.0 HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(NoRebound).png EffectIcon(Normal).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png L Kick
1 0 17% 0 AngleIcon361.png 40 90 0 3.2 12 2.4 0.0 0.0 HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(NoRebound).png EffectIcon(Normal).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png L Kick
2 0 17% 0 AngleIcon110.png 40 90 0 2.4 4 0.0 0.0 0.0 HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(NoRebound).png EffectIcon(Normal).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png L Kick
Late
0 0 14% 0 AngleIcon361.png 10 105 0 3.6 13 4.2 0.0 0.0 HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(NoRebound).png EffectIcon(Normal).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png M Kick
1 0 14% 0 AngleIcon361.png 10 105 0 3.2 12 2.4 0.0 0.0 HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(NoRebound).png EffectIcon(Normal).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png M Kick
2 0 14% 0 AngleIcon361.png 10 105 0 2.4 4 0.0 0.0 0.0 HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(NoRebound).png EffectIcon(Normal).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png M Kick

Timing[edit]

Charges between 7-8
Clean hit 12-16
Late hit 17-21
Animation length 39
Interruptible 46
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Legend (1 square = 1 frame)
FrameIcon(Lag).png
Lag time
FrameIcon(LagChargeS).pngFrameIcon(LagChargeE).png
Charge interval
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Hitbox
FrameIcon(HitboxChangeS).pngFrameIcon(HitboxChangeE).png
Hitbox change

Similar moves[edit]


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) · Edge attack (fast) · Edge attack (slow)
Neutral special · Side special · Up special · Down special