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Link's forward smash natural combo in Melee

A natural combo is a move divided into multiple phases. After the first phase is activated, pressing the relevant button at the correct time will launch the next segment of the move, while not pressing the button will end the sequence. This is different from a standard combo as those require multiple attacks to pull off, and is more akin to the rekka seen in traditional fighting games.

The term is sometimes used interchangeably with neutral attack, its most common type; most characters will perform multiple attacks (such as Mario's jab, cross, kick), with some following into a rapid attack. Some characters, such as Snake, Bayonetta and Link, have natural combos using their tilts, aerials, or smashes, and some special moves, like Dancing Blade and Cross Slash, are natural combos as well.

Similarly to multi-hit attacks, most natural combos are useful in quickly damaging the opponent or otherwise applying pressure for relatively little effort (this is especially true for infinite attacks as of Brawl, since the player can simply hold the button down to perform the infinite most of the time). Natural combos tend to do significant damage and shield damage given their quick startup, and often prevent the opponent from using their shield at all if earlier hits connect. The user can also stop the combo early if the first hits are blocked or miss altogether, making them somewhat safer to use than comparable multi-hit attacks.

However, natural combos tend to deal less knockback than single-hit attacks, with early hits merely flinching opponents for the sake of leading into the finisher hit. Opponents can also sometimes escape using techniques like SDI, leaving the user open if they commit to later phases of the combo.

List of natural combos[edit]

Neutral attacks[edit]

Character Phases Game(s)
Banjo & Kazooie 3 / 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bayonetta 5 Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bowser 2 Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bowser Jr. 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Byleth 3 / 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Captain Falcon 3+infinite Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl
3 / 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Charizard 3 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Cloud 3 Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Corrin 3 / 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Daisy 2 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dark Pit 3 / 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dark Samus 2 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Diddy Kong 3+infinite Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4
3 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Donkey Kong 2 Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dr. Mario 3 Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Duck Hunt 3 / 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Falco 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Fox 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Greninja 3 / 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Hero 3 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ice Climbers 2 Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ike 3 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Incineroar 3 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Inkling 3 / 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ivysaur 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Jigglypuff 2 Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Joker 3 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ken 3 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
King Dedede 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
King K. Rool 3 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Kirby 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Link 3 / 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. Melee
3 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Little Mac 3 / 2+infinite[1] Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lucario 3 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lucas 3 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lucina 2 Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Luigi 3 Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mario 3 Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Marth 2 Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mega Man 3[2] Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mewtwo 1+infinite Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mii Brawler 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mii Gunner 3 Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mii Swordfighter 3 Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Min Min 3 / 2+infinite[3] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mythra 3 / 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mr. Game & Watch 1+infinite Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ness 3 Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Olimar 2 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pac-Man 3 Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Palutena 1+infinite Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Peach 2 Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Piranha Plant 3 / 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pit 3 / 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pyra 3 / 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
R.O.B. 2 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Richter 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ridley 3 / 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Robin 3 / 2+infinite[4] Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Rosalina & Luma 3 / 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ryu 3 Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Samus 2 Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Sephiroth 3 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Sheik 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Shulk 3 Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Simon 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Snake 3 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Sonic 3 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Squirtle 3 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Terry 3 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Toon Link 3 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Villager 2[5] Super Smash Bros. 4
2+infinite Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Wario 2 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Wii Fit Trainer 3 Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Wolf 3 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Yoshi 2 Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Young Link 3 / 2+infinite Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Zelda 1+infinite Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Zero Suit Samus 3 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Other moves[edit]

Character Move(s) Phases Game(s)
Bayonetta forward tilt 3 Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
forward aerial 3
Chrom Double-Edge Dance[6] 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Cloud Cross Slash[7] 3 Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Climhazzard 2
Hero forward tilt 2 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Link forward smash 2 Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lucina Dancing Blade[6] 4 Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Marth Dancing Blade[6] 4 Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mega Man forward tilt 2[2] Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
neutral aerial
Meta Knight forward tilt 3 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mii Brawler Soaring Axe Kick 2 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Piranha Plant forward tilt 2 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Richter down tilt 2 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Roy Double-Edge Dance[6] 4 Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Shulk Air Slash 2 Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Simon down tilt 2 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Snake forward tilt 2 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Toon Link forward smash 2 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4
Young Link forward smash 2 Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Unconventional natural combos[edit]

Though the following moves are also divided into phases, they differ significantly from typical natural combos in other ways; early phases may not combo into later ones, and some phases may not even damage opponents at all.

Character Move(s) Phases Game(s)
Banjo & Kazooie Breegull Blaster infinite Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Duck Hunt Clay Shooting 3 Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Falco Blaster infinite Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Fox Blaster infinite Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Joker Gun infinite Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mr. Game & Watch Chef infinite Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pichu Agility 2 Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pikachu Quick Attack 2 Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mii Brawler Feint Jump 2 Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Min Min Punch 2[8] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Zero Suit Samus Flip Jump 2 [9] Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In Smash 4, holding or mashing the button leads to the rapid jab, while slowly tapping the button leads to the standard combo.
  2. ^ a b Mega Man's neutral attack, forward tilt, and neutral aerial are all considered part of the same natural combo.
  3. ^ Can also be performed with the special-move button. Holding the button will perform Punch instead.
  4. ^ If the Elwind or Arcfire tomes are depleted, Robin will be unable to use the rapid jab or normal jab finisher, respectively.
  5. ^ Villager's jab has two distinct parts but can be performed indefinitely.
  6. ^ a b c d All hits after the first can be tilted up or down for different effects.
  7. ^ Cannot continue the combo if the move does not connect.
  8. ^ Can use both arms by tapping the attack button then the special-move button or vice versa, or both at once if A+B Smash is enabled.
  9. ^ In Smash 4 and Ultimate, Flip Jump will automatically activate the hit if the move ends on top of an opponent.