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Rising Break

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Fighter Kirby using Rising Break in Kirby: Planet Robobot.

Rising Break is a notable attack associated with the Fighter ability. It involves the user performing a powerful uppercut with their arm while jumping upward in an arc. This move is capable of dragging opponents caught in the attack up with it, and deals a considerable amount of damage. It can also be used in the air to gain additional height.


Rising Break can be performed by both Fighter Kirby and by Knuckle Joe (enemy or ally). It first appeared alongside the ability in Kirby Super Star, and is usable in every game that features the Fighter ability, regardless of other changes to the moveset. To execute this attack, the player simply has to hold up on the + Control Pad/Circle Pad/Control Stick and then hold down the attack button until the move begins.

Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, this move is often performed by Kirby when he has the Fighter ability, shouting the name of the attack as he uses it in the Japanese version. Rising Break is usually used as the finishing blow on Monsters.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

In the Super Smash Bros. games starting with Brawl, Rising Break can be utilized by Knuckle Joe as an Assist Trophy. He has a chance to use this attack after his third or fourth Vulcan Jab as a finisher, and will send opponents flying almost directly upward with a lightning effect for 20% base damage (as of Ultimate).


  • Rising Break appears to be heavily inspired by the Shoryuken attack from the Street Fighter series.
  • Several languages localize Rising Break with a thunder-related name. This is likely because the Japanese reading of "rising", ライジン, is homonymous with "Raijin" (雷神, the thunder god from Japanese mythology). The Spanish name for Rising Break refers to Raijin directly ("Hook of Raijin"), and the Chinese name refers to the equivalent god from Chinese mythology ("Leishen Break").
    • This also matches with how Vulcan Jab is named after Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ライジンブレイク
Raijin Bureiku
Can be translated as "Rising Break" or "Raijin Break"
Chinese 雷神破
léi shén pò
Leishen Break
Dutch Stijgende hoek Rising Hook
French Percée tonnerre Thunder Break
German Donnerhieb Thunder Break
Italian Montante fulmineo Lightning Uppercut
Korean 라이징 브레이크
laijing beuleikeu
Rising Break
Spanish Gancho de Raijin Hook of Raijin