Meteor smash

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It has been requested that this article be rewritten and expanded to include more information. Reason: list all meteor smashes in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Mario's forward aerial meteor smash in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

A meteor smash is an attack in the Super Smash Bros. series that causes the enemy to fly directly downwards when hit. Because of this, they are usually difficult, though not impossible, to recover from. Meteor smashes also have variations called spikes, which function the same in terms of knockback physics, but differ in the fact that they are completely impossible to recover from.

Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, players can tell if a move is a meteor smash if the opponent can cancel the downward knockback after being hit. There are also some bonuses earned, which involve meteor smashes.



Certain items and Pokémon also have meteor smash properties, including:

Some of Master Hand and Crazy Hand's attacks are also capable of meteor smashing in this game.

Meteor Smash bonuses

Name Description Points
Meteor Smash KO'd foe with a Meteor Attack. 800
Meteor Clear Cleared the level with a Meteor Attack. 3000
Meteor Master Every Meteor Attack KO'd an opponent. (Minimum of 2) 8000
Meteor Survivor Succeeded in recovering from a Meteor Attack. 2000
Flying Meteor Hit a flying enemy with a Meteor Attack. 4000

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, meteor smashes are harder to cancel, and there are no bonuses involving them; bonuses aren't awarded or recorded in this game. Also, the Footstool Jump acts as a meteor smash as well.



Like in the previous game, certain items, Poké Ball Pokémon, and Assist Trophies have moves that contain meteor smash features. These include:

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, characters that are meteor smashed onto a floor will bounce back up. It also allows players to tech even if they were standing on the ground, and several Final Smash attacks make use of this change. In addition, stronger meteor smashes are now denoted by a unique sound effect upon connection. In addition, meteor smashes can no longer be canceled, though to compensate hitstun does not last as long when used on opponents with lower damage percentages.



Items, Assist Trophies, and Pokémon that meteor smash in this game include:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Banjo & Kazooie - Down aerial
  • Bayonetta - Down smash, Down aerial
  • Bowser - Down aerial, Bowser Bomb
  • Byleth - Down aerial, Sword of the Creator
  • Captain Falcon - Up tilt, down aerial, Raptor Boost
  • Charizard - Down aerial
  • Chrom - Down aerial, Soaring Slash
  • Cloud - Forward aerial, down aerial, Climhazzard, Omnislash
  • Corrin - Down aerial
  • Dark Pit - Down aerial
  • Dark Samus - Down aerial
  • Diddy Kong - Down aerial, Monkey Flip
  • Donkey Kong - Forward aerial, down aerial, Headbutt, aerial Hand Slap
  • Dr. Mario - Forward aerial
  • Duck Hunt - Down aerial
  • Falco - Down aerial, Falco Phantasm
  • Ganondorf - Down aerial, Flame Choke, Wizard's Foot; Ganon, The Demon King
  • Greninja - Down aerial, Substitute, Secret Ninja Attack
  • Hero - Down aerial
  • Ice Climbers - Forward aerial (Nana only)
  • Ike - Down aerial, Aether, Great Aether
  • Incineroar - Down aerial, Cross Chop
  • Inkling - Down aerial
  • Isabelle - Down aerial
  • Ivysaur - Down aerial
  • Joker - Down aerial (when Arsene is available)
  • Ken - Down aerial
  • King Dedede - Down aerial, Super Dedede Jump
  • King K. Rool - Up smash, back aerial, down aerial
  • Luigi - Down aerial, down taunt
  • Mario - Forward aerial
  • Marth - Down aerial
  • Mega Man - Down aerial
  • Mewtwo - Down aerial
  • Mii Brawler - Down aerial, Onslaught, Soaring Axe Kick, Head-On Assault, Feint Jump, Omega Blitz
  • Mii Gunner - Down aerial, Cannon Jump Kick
  • Mii Swordfighter - Down aerial, Stone Scabbard
  • Min Min - Down aerial
  • Mr. Game & Watch - Down aerial
  • Ness - Down aerial
  • Olimar - Down aerial, End of Day
  • Palutena - Down aerial
  • Pichu - Down aerial, Thunder
  • Pikachu - Down aerial, Thunder
  • Piranha Plant - Down aerial
  • Pit - Down aerial
  • Richter - Down aerial
  • Ridley - Down aerial, Wing Blitz, Plasma Scream
  • R.O.B. - Down aerial
  • Robin - Down aerial, Elwind, Pair Up
  • Rosalina & Luma - Down aerial (Rosalina only)
  • Roy - Down aerial
  • Ryu - Down aerial
  • Samus - Down aerial
  • Sheik - Down aerial
  • Shulk - Down aerial
  • Simon - Down aerial
  • Snake - Forward aerial
  • Sonic - Down aerial
  • Terry - Down aerial, Power Dunk
  • Toon Link - Down aerial
  • Villager - Down aerial
  • Wii Fit Trainer - Forward aerial, down aerial, Header
  • Wolf - Down aerial, Wolf Flash
  • Yoshi - Forward aerial
  • Zelda - Down aerial
  • Zero Suit Samus - Down aerial, Flip Jump

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