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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. In Smash Bros., his ability to jump high and deal damage in the air makes him a powerful threat, and his thrown Reflector can catch foes by surprise.

Move Guide

Neutral Attack / Special Press the attack or special button only without using the Circle Pad.
Side Attack / Special Hold the circle pad to the left or right then press the attack / special buttons
Down Attack / Special Hold the circle pad down and press the attack / special buttons
Up Attack / Special Hold the circle pad up and press the attack / special buttons
Up/ Side / Down Smash Hold the circle pad to the corresponding direction and press the attack button at the same time. Smash attacks can be charged. It can be released prematurely or the character will release it after charging the move enough.
Dash Attack Tap left or right to dash then press the attack button.
Air Attacks Similar to basic attacks and specials, most characters perform different air attacks by using similar button and circle pad combinations.
Recovery This is the recommended move to get back to the edge of the stage ledge if ever you get blown off but not KO'd
Final Smash After successfully destroying a Smash Ball, press and hold the special button to unleash your character's Final Smash attack.


True to his name, Falco excels in mid-air combat. Though his attacks are patterned closely to Fox, his variation of moves can be put in to good use. His air attacks can be chained together to form a remarkable aerial combo. He seems to be one of the lightest characters since his initial jump height is quite high. The drawback for this characteristic is that he can be easily launched by powerful smash attacks. His power and defense isn't that great but he is capable of dealing small amount but consistent damage. His Falco Phantasm allows him to effectively deal with enemies both in land or air. If an enemy is hit by Falco Phantasm in mid-air, this will cause a meteor effect on the target. This move also doesn't leave Falcon falling, and will still allow him to jump to safety.

His blaster is not that powerful but it is effective in stopping enemy rushes since each shot can make them flinch briefly. Fire Bird does a solid, multi-hit damage if ever you catch an enemy along your trajectory. However since you'll be vulnerable after using it, try using that move for recovery or for launching heavily damaged enemies. Falco's Reflector can push back enemies at the same time reflect projectiles. You can even guard the edge of the stage and use this as a cheap move to keep them from grabbing hold of the ledge.

Basic Attacks

Neutral attack

Two quick jabs then Falco will spin before landing the last punch that will send the opponent away.

Side attack

A solid high kick that can be aimed slightly up and down.

Up attack

A wide, spinning swipe that hits twice and will send enemies flying upward.

Down attack

Falco attacks low, using his tail to sweep the enemies' legs.

Dash Attacks

Dash attack

Running high-jump kick that has decent range and knockback power.

Smash Attacks

Side Smash

Falcon performs an overhead chop using both his wings.

Up Smash

Falco performs a somersault kick upward.

Down Smash

Falco performs a split, capable of hitting enemies on both sides.

Special Attacks

Blaster (Neutral Special)

Falco fires a laser beam that can briefly flinch targets.

Falco Phantasm (Side Special)

Falco dashes in a blink of an eye, knocking everyone along the path. If this move hits anyone in mid-air, opponents will hurtle down.

Fire Bird (Up Special)

Falco will be covered in flames and will charge up. When released, he'll blast off the air while flaming.

Reflector (Down Special)

Falco generates an energy shield that can be kicked out. It can damage and push back enemies it hits, and reflect projectiles as well.

Air Attacks

Neutral Air

Falco will spin in the air with his wings outstretched.

Side Air Attack (Forward)

Falco will spin and attack the target with its beak. This move can hit multiple times.

Side Air Attack (Back)

Falco performs a side kick.

Down Air

Falco performs a spinning drop kick from above, capable of sending enemies hard back on the ground.

Final Smash


Falco summons a giant tank called the Landmaster. This large vehicle's main and most powerful attack is it cannon. You can control move it and getting run over or bumped by the tank will also damage our opponents. The tank can lift itself up using its powerful thrusters which will allow you to reach low ledges. This tank excels in form stages since it only have one platform to move on, compared to the obstacle-ridden normal stages.


Falco's main recovery move is the Fire Bird. This move gives hive great height and it can also be steered slightly to any direction. This will leave him in a fall state; however, Falco has this mitigated since he seems to fall faster - thus, lesser time being vulnerable.

Fire Bird recovery

Falco Phantasm is also a great recovery tool if you want to cover a lot of distance. This is pretty useful if you're thrown far away from the stage and you need to grab on the ledge immediately.

Falco Phantasm recovery

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