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King K. Rool (SSBU)/Neutral attack

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Overview

King K. Rool's neutral attack consists of a palm strike, a claw swipe and then a kick. The first hit comes out very quickly for a superheavy - at frame 4 - making it effective for outframing opponent's options, breaking out of combos that lead to a grounded state, and more. It is one of the most damaging neutral attack combos in the game, dealing 12%.

Due to King K. Rool's initial dash being particularly quick, it is also possible to dash and then quickly use this move as a burst option. This is useful if Belly Super Armor has been damaged. Neutral attack is also important for refreshing the stale-move negation queue, as King K. Rool's high damage output is significantly affected by multipliers due to its nature. Using this alongside pummels and down throw allows K. Rool to regain a large portion of his KO potential. There are also a number of followups from Hit 3, due to the Sakurai angle leading to tech situations and having reasonable hit advantage.

For the technical data of each individual hit, see:


This move in SSBU King K. Rool's moveset
Neutral attack (1 · 2 · 3) · 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) · Floor attack (trip) · Edge attack
Neutral special · Side special · Up special · Down special · Final Smash