Up special move
Up special moves are usually the main aspect of a character's recovery (except for Yoshi's Egg Throw prior to Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Jigglypuff's Sing); using them typically covers the most vertical distance (and sometimes horizontal distance) out of any of the character's abilities, but also usually renders the character helpless. Most up specials are designed to damage and disrupt opponents going for an edgeguard. Some Up specials behave differently depending on if the character is grounded or airborne, such as Link's Spin Attack and Bowser's Whirling Fortress. As with up smashes, up specials can be used out of shield, where some of them (such as Whirling Fortress) are highly effective.
List of up special moves