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Heel Slide / After Burner Kick

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Heel Slide / After Burner Kick
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Heel Slide and After Burner Kick in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
User Bayonetta
Universe Bayonetta

Heel Slide (ヒールスライド, Heel Slide) and After Burner Kick (アフターバーナーキック, After Burner Kick) are two variations of Bayonetta's side special move in Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


Heel Slide is Bayonetta's side special when used on the ground, where she will attack with a sliding kick. Like most of her attacks, if the button is held, she will fire her guns to deal extra damage, but if the button is held longer, she will finish with a flip kick that knocks her opponent into the air, allowing her to follow up with one of her various aerial moves. If she only attacks with a sliding kick, she can bait and punish air dodge opponents with a timed, charged smash attack. The attack also features aesthetic variations: the trails emitted are blue if Bayonetta's default costume is used, or red if her "A Witch With No Memories" alternate costume is used.

When using her side special in the air, Bayonetta will perform After Burner Kick. She will fly diagonally upwards with a kick, and can be performed twice in the air if the first attack hits an opponent. If down is pressed before performing the move, Bayonetta does a diagonal diving kick instead that bounces off opponents. Using a Hadoken-style input often makes this easier. Both variants can be comboed into each other, and various other combos can be done, such as forward aerial out of the After Burner Kick. Getting hit in the air recovers an After Burner Kick, allowing Bayonetta to add it to her recovery again along with another Witch Twist. When the first After Burner Kick connects, the second one can only be activated within a window of 60 frames (one second) after the first one ends, encouraging quick usage of it for combos. In Ultimate, the second After Burner Kick also cannot be used if the first one is shielded.

Instructional quote[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List BayonettaHeadSSBU.png Slides across the ground (or diagonally in the air) with a speedy kick. Another kick is possible if it connects midair.


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

1. Heel Slide / After Burner Kick
"North America The former is for on the ground—the latter for in the air. Hit a foe in the air and you can do a second kick.
Europe The former is for on the ground, the latter for in the air. Hit a foe in the air and you can do a second kick.
  1. Heel Slide / After Burner Kick: Default.

Like the other DLC characters, Bayonetta lacks custom move variations.


Heel Slide as seen in Bayonetta.After Burner Kick as it appears in Bayonetta.
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Heel Slide, and After Burner Kick, as seen in Bayonetta.

Both Heel Slide and After Burner Kick are separate techniques purchasable from Rodin at the Gates of Hell for 20,000 halos each. Heel Slide functions the same way, and if done in the air, a diagonal After Burner Kick is performed if it was already purchased. Heel Slide resembles the Slide attack from PlatinumGames' predecessor Clover Studio's game, Viewtiful Joe. After Burner Kick also has two variants depending on whether Bayonetta is ascending or descending from her jump. The attack is named after the Sega game After Burner. The downward variant resembles Red Hot Kick, another attack from Viewtiful Joe.


Names in other languages[edit]

Heel Slide[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ヒールスライド, Heel Slide
UK English Heel Slide
France French Talonnade
Germany German Absatzgleiter
Spain Spanish Tacón lateral
Italy Italian Scivolata di tallone
China Chinese 高跟鞋滑踢
South Korea Korean 힐 슬라이드, Heel Slide
Netherlands Dutch Sliding
Russia Russian Летящий каблук

After Burner Kick[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese アフターバーナーキック, After Burner Kick
UK English After Burner Kick
France French (PAL) After Burner Kick
Quebec French (NTSC) Coup de pied aérien
Germany German Afterburner
Spain Spanish Patada After Burner
Italy Italian Calcio After Burner
China Chinese (Simplified) 后燃器喷射踢
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 後燃器噴射踢
South Korea Korean 애프터 버너 킥, After Burner Kick
Netherlands Dutch Luchtschop
Russia Russian Форсаж


  • This is the first special move to change its name when used in the air, followed by Min Min's ARMS Jump / ARM Hook.
  • Strangely, in Smash 4, if Bayonetta uses After Burner Kick immediately after being released from Confusion, she can immediately use it again, even if it doesn't hit an opponent or if Bayonetta herself gets hit.

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