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Final Smash

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A Final Smash is considered to be the ultimate finishing attack in the Super Smash Bros. series, first appearing in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Each fighter has their own Final Smash, which can be unleashed by acquiring the Smash Ball and then using a Neutral special move. Said attack will be replaced with the Final Smash. After using it, the fighter cannot use it again unless another Smash Ball is obtained. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate only, the Final Smash can also be unleashed if the Final Smash Meter is enabled and filled up, but this charged version is weaker than the Smash Ball version.

Each fighter from the Kirby series has a unique Final Smash, though the specific move utilized can vary between games. Unlike Kirby and Meta Knight, King Dedede has had a different Final Smash in each Super Smash Bros. game he has appeared in.

Final Smashes by Kirby characters[edit]


Kirby's Final Smashes  
Final Smash Game(s) Description Notes
Super Smash Bros. Brawl This is based on the Cook Copy Ability. When activated, Kirby dons his chef hat, pulls out a big gold cooking pot and some implements, and bangs them together, sucking in all nearby opponents and items. Opponents caught are trapped, simmered and stewed for a moment, taking gradual damage, until Kirby is finished cooking, upon which they are launched upward. Items that were taken in become food that Kirby can use to lower his damage percentage while his opponents are launched. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Chef Kawasaki Assist Trophy attacks in a similar fashion to this Final Smash.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Kirby uses the Ultra Sword Super Ability from Kirby's Return to Dream Land. When activated, he pulls out the sword and makes an initial swipe. Any opponent he hits is then trapped, allowing him to follow up with several more swipes, finishing off with one big slash that sends them flying. While this move does not produce items like Cook Kirby, it is significantly more powerful in terms of damage and knockback. Some elements from this Final Smash, particularly Kirby's battle cry when unleashing the final hit, were later incorporated into the final Ultra Sword clash against Magolor in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe.

King Dedede[edit]

King Dedede's Final Smashes  
Final Smash Game(s) Description Notes
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Waddle Dee Army
on Smash Wiki
Super Smash Bros. Brawl King Dedede whistles, then proceeds to dance as several of his subjects, Waddle Dees, Waddle Doos, and Gordos flood the stage. Opponents hit by this army take considerable damage, especially if they hit a Gordo. As this move can be activated anywhere with the same effect, it is also relatively easy for opponents to dodge.
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Dedede Burst
on Smash Wiki
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U King Dedede activates this move by first inhaling to trap his opponents. He then proceeds to clobber them with several large hammer swings, and finishes by having an unexpectedly large bomb pop out of his hammer and explode on them, sending them flying. Functionally, it is similar to Kirby's Ultra Sword Final Smash.
King Dedede SSBU Final Smash.png
on Smash Wiki
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate King Dedede activates this Final Smash by swinging his hammer, his eyes glowing yellow. If it connects, one caught opponent is sent to the Dedede Arena. Then, Dedede becomes Masked Dedede, fires a barrage of missiles at them and finishes by knocking them out of the ring with his Jet Hammer.

Meta Knight[edit]

Meta Knight's Final Smashes  
Final Smash Game(s) Description Notes
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Galaxia Darkness
on Smash Wiki
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Meta Knight activated this move by throwing his cape out while proclaiming either "Behold!" or "Know my power!". If he catches someone with it, the screen goes dark and time slows for a moment. Then everyone on the stage (allies included) is hit by successive swipes from the Galaxia, with the largest hit made on the one trapped. Meta Knight later went on to be able to use this move as a special attack in the Kirby series itself, in Meta Knightmare Returns from Kirby: Planet Robobot.
Meta Knight SSBU final smash.png
Darkness Illusion
on Smash Wiki
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Upon activation, Meta Knight gains another pair of wings and performs an Up Thrust with sparks, his eyes glowing red. If it connects, he sends the caught opponents into the air and unleashes a series of quick aerial slashes to them. This attack is similar to other Final Smashes like Ike's Great Aether and Cloud's Ominislash. This attack could be also inspired by Meta Knight's own Zap Sword Up Thrust, Mach Tornado (the startup cross effect in Meta Knightmare Ultra) and Upper Calibur (aerial slashes).


  • While both of Kirby's Final Smashes are based on things he can do in his home series, neither of King Dedede's first two are. Meta Knight's Final Smash, however, has the distinction of originating in Super Smash Bros., then making it into the home series later on.
  • Meta Knight's pose when activating Darkness Illusion is almost identical to the one he strikes before performing Mach Tornado in Meta Knightmare Ultra, including the sparks.