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Flame Nova

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Flame Nova
Pyra's neutral special in Ultimate.
Pyra using Flame Nova.
User Pyra
Universe Xenoblade Chronicles
Article on Xeno Series Wiki Flame Nova (XC2)

Flame Nova (フレイムノヴァ, Flame Nova) is Pyra's neutral special move in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


The attack consists of Pyra twirling her blade around her, similar to the Spin Attack from The Legend of Zelda and Kirby franchises, hitting multiple times, ending in a final explosion. The button can be held to charge up the move, which increases both the power and number of the blade's hits. Two circular flames appear around her if the move is charged. Much like Eruption, the player cannot cancel the charge, and must commit to using the full charge. The player can also slightly move left or right on the ground while the move is activated.

Instructional quotes[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List PyraHeadSSBU.png Launch nearby opponents with a sword that revolves around you. Hold down the button to increase the power of the sword and the number of times it orbits you.


Pyra performing Flame Nova in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Flame Nova is Pyra's Level 1 Special in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. In the original game, the move was more emphasized on the final blast, rather than the spinning of the sword.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese フレイムノヴァ, Flame Nova
UK English Flame Nova
France French Nova ardente
Germany German Brandnova
Spain Spanish Pironova
Italy Italian Nova di fuoco
China Chinese 火焰新星
South Korea Korean 플레임 노바, Flame Nova
Netherlands Dutch Vlammennova
Russia Russian Пылающая нoвая


  • Masahiro Sakurai revealed in a YouTube video that the position of the Aegis during Flame Nova was changed from perpendicular to Pyra to a diagonal angle to look more physically realistic.[1]