Falcon Dive

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Falcon Dive in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Falcon Dive is Captain Falcon's up special move in every Super Smash Bros. game. When used, Captain Falcon leaps upward while his leading hand is engulfed in flames. In addition to being his primary recovery option, if Captain Falcon makes contact with an opponent during his leap, he will grab them and cause an explosion that launches the opponent, and says "Yes!" upon doing so. Captain Falcon can use this attack multiple times consecutively, but only if it hits someone; if it fails to hit, he is left helpless. Ganondorf's Dark Dive functions similarly, but its grab consists of multiple hits instead of two.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, the Falcon Dive's first custom variant is Falcon Strike, which has a higher jump and results in Captain Falcon throwing an energy-infused uppercut, but at the cost of less horizontal movement. The second is Explosive Falcon Dive, which has a more powerful explosion when hitting an opponent, but at the cost of lower jump height.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファルコンダイブ
Farukon Daibu
Falcon Dive