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Head-On Assault

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Head-On Assault
Mii Brawler Down B SSBU.gif
Head-On Assault in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
User Mii Brawler
Universe Super Smash Bros.

Head-On Assault (くい打ちヘッドバット, Piledriving Headbutt) is one of the three down special moves usable by Mii Brawlers.


The move acts similarly to Bowser's Bowser Bomb and Yoshi's Yoshi Bomb. On the ground, the Mii leaps diagonally upwards into the air, flips upside down and heads straight to the ground, landing on its head. The grounded version has an initial hitbox that leads into the main hit. In the air, the Mii will skip straight to flipping upside down and headbutting. The move can actually edge sweetspot if used while facing one, making it usable for edgeguarding.

The headbutt has the ability to bury opponents, similarly to Zero Suit Samus's Flip Jump, though its impact range is rather small. The attack also has heavy ending lag and deals low damage to shields, making it easily punishable. As such, the move is rarely used in competitive play, apart from hard punishes or setting up sacrificial KOs while having a stock lead.

In Ultimate, the move is exactly the same, except the move does not bury opponents. To compensate, the move is now a multi-hit attack, and deals heavy shield damage, being able to break a full shield if both ground hits connect. However, the move's final hit now deals less damage if initiated from the ground.

Instructional quotes[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS case foldout MiiBrawlerHeadSSB4-3.png Crash headfirst into the ground.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List MiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png Jumps up using both feet, then falls down headfirst. Opponents in the air are launched downward.


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

1. Head-On Assault 2. Feint Jump 3. Foot Flurry
"Crash headfirst into the ground, burying any foes standing nearby." "An invincible leap out of danger that you can combo into a mighty kick." "A flurry of kicks. On the ground you'll charge forward, but in the air you'll stay in place."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese くい打ちヘッドバット
UK English Head-On Assault
Quebec French (NTSC) Assaut piqué
Germany German Flugkopfnuss
Mexico Spanish (NTSC) Cabezazo meteórico
Italy Italian Testata siluro
China Chinese (Simplified) 打桩头槌
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 打樁頭槌
South Korea Korean 말뚝 박치기
Netherlands Dutch Heipaal
Russia Russian Головной штурм
Mii Brawler's special moves
Super Smash Bros. 4
Neutral special Shot Put Ultimate Uppercut Exploding Side Kick
Side special Onslaught Burning Dropkick Headache Maker
Up special Soaring Axe Kick Helicopter Kick Piston Punch
Down special Head-On Assault Feint Jump Foot Flurry
Final Smash Omega Blitz
Mii Brawler's special moves
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Neutral special Shot Put Flashing Mach Punch Exploding Side Kick
Side special Onslaught Burning Dropkick Suplex
Up special Soaring Axe Kick Helicopter Kick Thrust Uppercut
Down special Head-On Assault Feint Jump Counter Throw
Final Smash Omega Blitz