Sonic (SSBU)/Forward smash
|Sonic forward smash hitbox visualizations|
|Due to model scaling issues,
the hitboxes jitter around and aren't accurate.
The Wind-Up Punch from Sonic the Fighters. It has high knockback growth, deceptive range (outspacing several other disjointed moves), and can be angled, all of which make it one of Sonic's most viable KOing options and can be used to two-frame opponents at the ledge when angled downward. Sonic's hurtbox extends only to his wrist when performing the move, making it somewhat disjointed. Because of this disjointed range, it can clang with most projectiles, and beat out many non-disjointed moves. It is also relatively safe on shield when spaced. However, its very low base knockback makes it better suited for KO attempts later instead of earlier. Like most forward smashes, it also has noticeable start-up and ending lag, making it risky if used unwisely.