A neutral aerial (ニュートラル空中攻撃, Neutral midair attack; often abbreviated as Nair or n-air, and referred to as AttackAirN internally) is an aerial attack that is performed by pressing only the attack button, and no direction on the control stick, while in midair. Its official term varies between titles; it is known as a standard midair attack in Super Smash Bros. Melee, a standard air attack in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4, and a neutral air attack in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Most characters' neutral aerials are fast moves that hit around themselves, making them useful at particularly close ranges and for stuffing the opponent by beating out slower aerial attack. Many neutral aerials are also sex kicks, and tend to have little landing lag, especially in Melee when L-canceled. In Brawl and Smash 4, with A-sticking, the player is able to do neutral aerials without losing any horizontal momentum.
List of neutral aerials
Notable neutral aerials