Fox (SSBM)/Down special

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Overview[edit]

The hitbox of Fox's shine.
Fox's hitbox and intangibility can be seen on frame 1.

Fox's Reflector, known informally as a shine, can reflect projectiles that are fired on Fox back at the opponent. Fox can also use the reflector as a direct attack, knocking opponents on a set semi-spike trajectory.

This move is widely considered the best move in the game, as well as the primary factor in the advancement of Fox's metagame. It comes out in one frame without any delay and has set knockback and hitstun, allowing it to be used for edgeguarding; gimping an opponent with this move is called a shine spike. By jump canceling the shine, which allows him to wavedash out of it, Fox can follow up with other moves such as a neutral aerial, up tilt, up smash, or another shine, allowing it to be used as a combo starter, extender or finisher at any percent.

The shine is also known for its fantastic ability to pressure shields. Due to the shine's ability to be jump-canceled, Fox can perform a technique called the multi-shine, where he can use several shines in a row without leaving the ground; Fox can use SHFFL'd aerials in the mix to force opponents to react as well. Fox can also use the initial frame of invincibility and jump cancel the shine into a grab (known as shine grabbing) to safely grab opponents. Even if he misses the shine as an attack, Fox can safely jump away from the opponent and force a reaction.

The only flaw with the Reflector is that it will shatter if it bounces back the same projectile too many times due to an upper limit to how much base damage the reflected projectile should have before making contact with the Reflector. When this happens, Fox will go through the stun animation and be completely vulnerable to attack.

Hitboxes[edit]

ID Part Damage SD Angle BK KS FKV Radius Bone Offset Clang Rebound Effect G A Sound
0 0 5% 0 AngleIcon0.png 0 100 80 8.192 3 0.0 0.0 0.0 HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(NoRebound).png EffectIcon(Electric).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png L Burn

Timing[edit]

Minimum duration[edit]

Hitbox 1
Intangible 1
Reflects 4-21
Jump-cancellable 4-21
Turnaround possible 4-21
Animation length 39
FrameIcon(Hitbox).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png
FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png

In general[edit]

Hitbox 1
Intangible 1
Reflects 4-[release+1]
Jump-cancellable 4-[release+1]
Turnaround possible 4-[release+1]
Animation length [release+19]
FrameIcon(Hitbox).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(LagLoopS).png FrameIcon(ReflectLoopE).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(Reflect).png FrameIcon(ReflectLoopS).png FrameIcon(LagLoopE).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png
FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(VulnerableLoopS).png FrameIcon(VulnerableLoopE).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(VulnerableLoopS).png FrameIcon(VulnerableLoopE).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png
Legend (1 square = 1 frame)
FrameIcon(Lag).png
Lag time
FrameIcon(Hitbox).png
Hitbox
FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png
Vulnerable
FrameIcon(BlankLoopS).pngFrameIcon(BlankLoopE).png
Loop point
FrameIcon(Reflect).png
Reflect
FrameIcon(Intangible).png
Intangible

Turning around disables jump-canceling for 3 frames. These frames will always reflect, regardless of release time. If the reflect window was increased that way, the ending lag will also increase by the same amount.

Properties[edit]

Reflection radius 8.5
Reflection damage 1.5x
Reflection speed 1.0x
Max reflectable damage 50
Reflection lag 20

Similar moves[edit]


This move in SSB64 This move in SSBM This move in SSBB This move in SSB4 This move in SSBU Fox'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