An up throw (上投げ, Up/above/upper throw; commonly abbreviated as uthrow or U-Throw, and referred to as ThrowHi in Melee's Debug Menu) is a throw performed by pressing up on the Control Stick after grabbing an opponent.
Up throws were introduced in Super Smash Bros. Melee - in the original Super Smash Bros., there were only forward throws and back throws. Some of the Smash 64 characters had their old forward throw become their new up throw, such as Kirby.
Up throws are typically used for starting aerial combos. Some have such good knockback that they, in some cases, can be used to KO opponents. For some characters, such as Mewtwo, it is one of their primary attacks for KOing an enemy.
Most up throws, such as Captain Falcon's, Link's and Peach's, consist of two hits; one damages the enemy holding them in place, while the other throws them. This means that the first hit can damage enemies next to the thrown opponent, but the second hit cannot. In the case of characters with just one hit, such as Mario's or Mewtwo's, the throw cannot damage other opponents, but for some throws, after the victim is thrown, a hitbox is generated on the enemy's body for the first frames as with other strong throws, which can damage other enemies with minimal knockback.
List of up throws in Super Smash Bros. Melee
List of up throws in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
List of up throws in Super Smash Bros. 4
Lists of up throws in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Notable up throws
Characters with notable up throws include:
Gallery of up throws in Brawl
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