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.
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Super Smash Bros. moves
|Standard||Blaster Shot • Boomerang • Charge Shot • Egg Lay • Falcon Punch • Fireball • Giant Punch • Green Fireball • Inhale • PK Fire • Pound • Thunder Jolt|
|Up||Egg Throw • Falcon Dive • Final Cutter • Fire Fox • PK Thunder • Quick Attack • Screw Attack • Sing • Spin Attack • Spinning Kong • Super Jump Punch|
|Down||Bomb • Falcon Kick • Hand Slap • Luigi Cyclone • Mario Tornado • PSI Magnet • Reflector • Rest • Stone • Thunder • Yoshi Bomb|
|Miscellaneous||Jump • Meteor smash • Shield • Smash attack • Taunt|