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Header in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Header is Wii Fit Trainer's side special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In the British English version of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, it is named Heading.

When used, the trainer jumps, pulls out a soccer ball, and hits it with their head to attack. The ball disappears after bouncing once, or after hitting an opponent. The player can hit the ball early by pressing the special attack button while she is heading the ball, which changes the angle of the arc in which the ball moves. The headbutt part of the attack also deals a meteor smash if it hits opponents. The move can be canceled by pressing the shield or grab button before the headbutt, which causes the Wii Fit Trainer to be helpless afterward; the soccer ball also falls to the ground, and can be used like the normal soccer ball item, though with less power.

This move is given two customizable special attack variants in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. The first is Huge Header (Over-Pumped Football in the British English version), which hits a larger soccer ball that moves more slowly, at a higher ark, and deals less damage; the headbutt, however, deals more damage, and the ball stays active longer. The second variant is Weighted Header (Weighted Football in the British English version), which hits a soccer ball that is heavier but faster and deals more damage; the soccer ball also does not last as long.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘディング
French Reprise de la tête Head recovery
German Kopfball -
Italian Colpo di testa Head shot
Spanish Cabeceo Pitching