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Piston Punch

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Piston Punch
Piston Punch in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
User Mii Brawler
Universe Super Smash Bros.

Piston Punch (ピストンパンチ, Piston Punch) is one of the three up special moves usable by Mii Brawlers in Super Smash Bros. 4.


When used, the Mii Brawler rises into the air while unleashing a flurry of rapid punches above their head. It is very similar to the Rising Uppercut, though with better vertical recovery. This attack additionally has a sweetspot in the form of the very last hit, which can KO foes at relatively low damage percentages, particularly if they are close to the upper blast zone.

Before the game was updated to version 1.0.6, the base knockback from this move's first hit was high enough to OHKO the lightest characters in Smash 4, and since the move can be initiated from a down throw combo at low percentages, the Mii Brawler could pull off zero-to-death combos against characters like Rosalina. Despite the nerf and rare use of Miis in tournaments, Piston Punch is among the most feared of Mii Brawler's moves, as it is still capable of KOing at low percentages when used against foes high in the air, similar to how alternative up special Helicopter Kick can KO foes near edges at low percentages.

In Ultimate, Piston Punch is replaced by Thrust Uppercut.


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

1. Soaring Axe Kick 2. Helicopter Kick 3. Piston Punch
"Hit 'em on the way up while flipping, and hit 'em on the way down with an axe kick." "A series of spin kicks delivered while soaring diagonally into the air." "A storm of rising punches, carrying both you and your foes into the air for a high-flying combo."
Mii Brawler's special moves
Super Smash Bros. 4
Neutral special Shot Put Ultimate Uppercut Exploding Side Kick
Side special Onslaught Burning Dropkick Headache Maker
Up special Soaring Axe Kick Helicopter Kick Piston Punch
Down special Head-On Assault Feint Jump Foot Flurry
Final Smash Omega Blitz