A natural combo is a move composed of multiple phases; 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. The concept is largely derived from the rekka seen in traditional fighting games. Despite their name, natural combos are not always combos, as opponents can sometimes use techniques like SDI to escape the later hits.
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.
List of natural combos