This move is a chargeable projectile that the trainer summons by performing the yoga pose of the same name. It can be stored and used later, similarly to Samus's Charge Shot. While charging the move generates a weak push effect. When fully charged, the move heals Wii Fit Trainer by 2% when shot, and Wii Fit Trainer will sometimes shout "Sun salutation!" in the PAL version or "Salute the sun!" in the American version of the game. In Smash 4 the move deals 18% when fully charged, and in Ultimate it deals 21%. Additionally, in Ultimate's 8.0.0 update, the move was given a ~1.27x base knockback increase, greatly improving its KO potential. Sun Salutation also uses a unique effect known as the solar effect.
Special Move customization was added in Super Smash Bros. 4. These are the variations:
In Wii Fit, Sun Salutation is one of the yoga poses the player can choose from and then be guided through by either the male or female Wii Fit Trainer. Designed to tone the arms and thighs, it goes as follows: standing on the Wii Balance Board, the player must keep their center of balance within a yellow oval while reaching up and behind them, bending down to touch their toes, reaching up while bending their knees, returning to the starting position, and then repeating for the chosen amount of repetitions.
In the Super Smash Bros. series, Wii Fit Trainer reaches up and slightly behind while charging Sun Salutation and touches their toes when shooting it. The knee-bending step is not used.
While the sun energy ball does not appear in Wii Fit, it does resemble the background of the yoga training exercises, meant to regulate breathing.