Super Smash Bros. Ultimate artwork
|First appearance||Star Fox Act.1 Desperado (1993)|
|Latest appearance||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)|
|Portrayed by||Mark Lund (English, 2011-present)|
Kōsuke Takaguchi (Japanese, 2011, 2016-present)
- “Personally, I prefer the air!”
- – Falco Lombardi, Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Falco Lombardi is one of the main protagonists of the Star Fox series, the "ace pilot" of the Star Fox team and, due to his flying skills, the friendly rival of team leader Fox McCloud. He used to be the head of a gang, but bailed out to join the Star Fox team as Fox's second-in-command. Falco leaves the Star Fox team on occasions, and always reappears when needed. He has a very laid back but cocky attitude and is smart mouthed. Despite this, nothing gets in the way of Falco and Fox's friendship.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Falco's moves are exactly the same as Fox's, though his special moves have different attributes. Falco's Blaster has more of a forceful effect but isn't rapid-fire, and his Reflector attack blasts people upwards instead of sideways. His side special, named Falco Phantasm, possesses a meteor smash effect when used in midair though it does not travel as far as Fox Illusion, and his up special, Fire Bird, does not have as much reach as Fox's Fire Fox but can deal more damage. In addition, Falco has more attack power and jumps higher than Fox, while running slower and falling faster. Falco is also heavier than Fox, though is still one of the lighter characters.
Falco also appears in Stage 6 of Adventure. In this, he, Slippy Toad, and Peppy Hare appear in their Arwings in the second half of the battle to shoot at both the player and Fox. Additionally, if Falco is unlocked, he sometimes replaces Fox in the second battle, forcing Fox into the Arwing.
Falco's voice clips are mostly provided by Hisao Egawa, although during the Stage 6 cutscene of Adventure mode and the Corneria Smash Taunt, Falco's voice clips are provided by Ben Cullum, who would later provide Falco's voice for Star Fox Adventures.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Falco returns as an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. To unlock him, the player must to play 50 Brawl matches, complete 100-Man Brawl, or having him join the party in The Subspace Emissary after clearing The Swamp; using one of the former two methods the player must then defeat him on Lylat Cruise to unlock him. His design has been changed, appearing more similarly to his appearance in Star Fox Command rather than Star Fox 64, and is now voiced by Dex Manley for the English version.
Falco's moveset has been altered for this game, differentiating him further from Fox. He kicks his Reflector forward rather than holding it in place, and his Falco Phantasm travels as far as Fox Illusion. His Final Smash is the Landmaster, in which he summons one of the vehicles to drive and attack opponents. In his stage entrance, Falco ejects from an upside-down Arwing.
Falco also has a Smash Taunt on the Lylat Cruise stage as well as on the returning Corneria stage.
Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary
In Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary, Falco appears after Bowser shoots Diddy Kong (and uses him and some Shadow Bugs to create False Diddy Kong) and almost shoots Fox McCloud. Falco comes in with Arwing and jumps out with his guns to shoot and destroy Bowser's Dark Cannon (causing Bowser to retreat) and sees False Diddy Kong, Fox revives Diddy Kong and they all fight the evil clone. After defeat, Falco attempts to leave but Diddy Kong tries to tells him Donkey Kong has been kidnapped and turned into a trophy. Falco however ignores him, so Diddy Kong grabs Falco and drags him, just as he did with Fox when he ignored Diddy Kong. After Falco understands, he jumps inside his Arwing so they can follow Donkey Kong. Falco drops Diddy Kong off on the plane Donkey Kong is on, and he (with Captain Olimar and Captain Falcon) rescues Donkey Kong. Falco flies by in his Arwing giving a thumbs up at Diddy Kong.
After this, he wasn't seen again until the battle at the Battleship Halberd Bridge, where he joins Fox, Princess Peach, Princess Zelda, Lucario, and Solid Snake in defeating Duon. Once all of the teams unite, they enter Subspace, where they are defeated by Tabuu, with Falco being among the victims. King Dedede, however, comes to his aid with the help of Luigi and Ness, who were revived by Dedede's badges and are helping him revive most of the others. The newly revived Falco then heads with the others to stop Tabuu at the Great Maze once and for all.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Falco returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, his moveset and appearance being largely unchanged from his Super Smash Bros. Brawl incarnation, though he is now voiced in English by Mark Lund, who voiced Falco in Star Fox 64 3D, and reprised his role in Star Fox Zero and Starlink: Battle for Atlas. In the Nintendo 3DS version, Falco is unlocked by either completing Classic Mode without the use of continues or by playing 20 matches, then defeating Falco in a 1-stock match on the Corneria stage. In the Wii U version, he is unlocked by either completing Classic Mode for the first time or by playing 10 matches, then defeating Falco in a 1-stock match on the Orbital Gate Assault stage.
Falco once again has Smash Taunts on the returning Corneria stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and the returning Lylat Cruise stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Falco also appears during the conversations on Orbital Gate Assault.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Falco returns as an unlockable playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this time more closely resembling his appearance in Star Fox Zero. Compared to the previous installment, Falco receives improvements, such as increased mobility, decreased landing lag on his aerial attacks, faster special moves, and greater ability to knock opponents back for many of his attacks. However, Falco's damage output is slightly toned down overall. He has a new Final Smash, involving him leading an "unorthodox formation" of Arwings. Mark Lund reprises his role as Falco, though with newly recorded voice clips, such as saying "Come on!" rather than "Get some!" for his side taunt.
Several of Falco's attacks have names: down tilt is Tail Cutter; standard aerial is Spinning Falco Chop; and down aerial is Corkscrew Meteor.
Classic Mode route
|Soar above the Darkness|
|1||Dark Samus||Frigate Orpheon||Multiplayer - Metroid Prime 2: Echoes|
|2||Dark Pit||Reset Bomb Forest||Dark Pit's Theme|
|3||Link (dark costume), Toon Link (dark costume)||Bridge of Eldin||Dark World (for 3DS / Wii U)|
|4||Lucas (gray costume)||New Pork City||Porky's Theme|
|5||Captain Falcon (Blood Falcon costume)||Port Town Aero Dive||Devil's Call in Your Heart|
|6||Giant Mr. Game & Watch||Find Mii||Flat Zone|
|Final||Master Hand (intensity 7.0 or higher), Crazy Hand||Final Destination||Crazy Hand|
Master Hand / Crazy Hand (intensity 7.0 or higher)
Profiles and statistics
Super Smash Bros. Melee trophies
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Smash Bros. DOJO!! bio
Falco is a pilot from the Star Fox series. He’s a cool customer who likes doing things his own way.
He has the best initial jump of all the characters, and he likes shooting his Blaster as he leaps about.
Note: this is the only codec conversation where Snake is given information from someone other than his team members, due to Falco's own teammate, Slippy Toad, hacking the channel (which does not occur for Fox's codec conversation).
- Snake: This is Snake...
- Slippy: Copy, Snake! This is Slippy!
- Snake: Whaa--! Who is this? What are you, some kind of frog?!
- Slippy: Easy there, buddy! Just thought I'd hop on the wireless and give you a holler. Don't get mad!
- Snake: Hacked right into my channel, huh...
- Slippy: But I'm not here to mess nothin' up. Don't worry.
- Snake: ...
- Slippy: Just so ya know, Falco uses a Blaster and Reflector that I designed, just like Fox does. But Falco will kick his Reflector and send it flyin' around. Just showin' off, if you ask me.
- Snake: No reason a weapon can't have more than one use. In fact, I'd say its versatility shows how well you designed it.
- Slippy: Hey, maybe so! I feel all fuzzy now! Thanks, Snake!
- Snake: Maybe next time we meet, you can design me a weapon...
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U only
- Palutena: Do you know who this is, Pit?
- Pit: Falco Lombardi! Ace pilot on the Star Fox team! Great Jumper!
- Palutena: ...Exactly. Captain Falcon's already got the falcon motif. Falco looks more like a pheasant to me.
- Pit: Mmm, sounds delicious.
- Viridi: If I were you, I'd keep your voice down. If he hears you, he'll make you eat his boots.
- Palutena: Falco used to be the leader of a galactic gang, so you can expect him to be good in a fight.
- Pit: I'm starting to freak out here. I mean, this guy is famous throughout the entire galaxy!
- Palutena: Watch out for long-range attacks like his Reflector shot and Blaster.
- Viridi: You'll see he's quick on the draw.
- A talented pilot and part of the Star Fox team, Falco can be a bit rough around the edges. He once led his own galactic gang before joining up with Fox. He affects an air of cool disdain and is sometimes uncooperative, but in reality his passion for Star Fox is second to none.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
|No.||Name||Image||Series / game||Type||Class||Strength / effect(s)||How to obtain||Spirit battle|
|383||Falco Lombardi||Star Fox Series||Fighter||N/A||N/A||Classic Mode as Falco||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Super Smash Blog bio
"He's a talented aerial fighter with amazing jumping ability, but Falco is a bit slower on the ground. His final smash is an all-out attack using an unorthodox formation of Arwings!"
- "Mission complete!" - Super Smash Bros. Melee
- "Hands off my prey!" - Super Smash Bros. Melee (Japanese), Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- "Piece of cake!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- "Don't try me!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- "You aren't worth the trouble!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
- "Had enough already?!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
- "You're off your game, Fox!" -Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo / and Wii U
- "Get some!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
- "Sorry, gotta jet!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- "Showtime!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- "We've got multiple bogies inbound!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- "Time for a little payback!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
| Super Smash Bros. Melee - "Mission complete!" - Winning a versus match. (Hisao Egawa, 2001)||File info|
| Super Smash Bros. Brawl - "Personally, I prefer the air." - Falco summoning the Landmaster. (Dex Manley, 2008)||File info|
| Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Japanese) - One of Falco's taunts. (Kōsuke Takaguchi, 2018)||File info|
| Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (English) - "Hands off my prey!" - One of Falco's taunts. (Mark Lund, 2018)||File info|
Names in other languages