Wolf Flash

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Wolf Flash
Wolf Flash
The Wolf Flash being used in Brawl.
User Wolf
Fox (custom)
Universe Star Fox
Scarring performed in Brawl.

Wolf Flash (ウルフフラッシュ, Wolf Flash) is Wolf's side special move, and one of Fox's custom side special moves in Smash 4. It appears to work the same way as Fox's or Falco's side special move. However, the attack sends Wolf upward around 35 degrees, allowing it to act as a recovery from points below the stage. As with other Star Fox characters' side special moves, Wolf Flash can be cancelled by pressing the button for a special move, which sends Wolf further horizontally without an angle. The attack appears to be weaker than Falco Phantasm, although it deals the same amount of damage as Fox Illusion, doing only minor damage (normally 3%). The trail behind Wolf deals negligible knockback (KOs at around 700%). However, when there's an enemy at the spot where Wolf stops, the attack is electrified and deals considerable damage while stunning the enemy, as well as doing a meteor smash or causing high knockback (10% if hit at the end, 15% if Wolf ends in the character model of his foe, 18% should one land both the beginning hitbox and the final hitbox).

Wolf Flash has two cancel frames. This removes the sweetspot of the attack but greatly increases the horizontal reach of the move for recovery.

Wolf Flash and ledges[edit]

Wolf Flash has characteristics that can cause a number of unusual outcomes when performed near ledges.

  • If Wolf uses Wolf Flash from a particular position in relation to a ledge, he can seemingly travel through a portion of the stage and land safely (if looked at in slow motion, Wolf isn't actually traveling through the stage, but hugging the ledge onto the stage). This technique is called "scarring", and can only be performed near certain ledges. It can be useful as an approach option from the edge should Wolf end up there, and can be used as a way to get back on stage to avoid edge pressure from the opponent.
  • There is a variant of this strategy called semi-scarring, whereby the player uses Wolf Flash to propel Wolf toward a ledge, but holds down on the control stick. This prevents Wolf from immediately grabbing the ledge, and can sometimes cause him to travel through a small part of the edge of the stage.
  • Performing Wolf Flash from certain other positions in relation to a ledge can cause Wolf to drop from the ledge without grabbing it, or land close to the ledge onstage, in a standing position.

As a Custom Move for Fox Illusion[edit]

3. Wolf Flash
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"Dash into the air at an angle. When it hits, it sends opponents crashing downward."

Gallery[edit]

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