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Captain Falcon

The most famous F-Zero pilot that fans know and love makes a comeback in Project M, once again as the tough and speedy challenger he was in Melee, while still having received several buffs.

After his Brawl iteration was heavily criticized due to a loss of some of the amazing speed and power he had from Melee, in addition to the general physics of the former itself, Falcon was reverted back to his unanimously better iteration from Melee, with a minority of his buffs from Brawl maintained, and the reintroduction of the Melee physics only make it better for him.

Falcon is arguably one of the most versatile fighters in the game; as mentioned, he utilizes a combination of impressive speed and power.

Standard Attacks[edit]

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Standard Attack Info
A button 2 button A button A button Falcon Combo Two punches a knee and more fast punches.
Right nunchuk+A button Right dpad+2 button Right lstick+A button Right control+A button Roundhouse Kick Falcon does a roundhouse kick on the opponent.
Up nunchuk+A button Up dpad+2 button Up lstick+A button Up control+A button Falcon Axe does an axe kick.
Down nunchuk+A button Down dpad+2 button Down lstick+A button Down control+A button Low Sweep Falcon kicks while crouching.
A buttonwhile dashing 2 buttonwhile dashing A buttonwhile dashing A buttonwhile dashing Falcon Lunge Rams himself into the opponent.

Smash Attacks[edit]

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Smash Attack Info
Smash Right nunchuk+A button Right dpad+1 button+2 button (Smash Right lstick+A button) or Right rstick (Smash Right control+A button) or Right cstick Elbow Smash He smashes his elbow into the opponent.
Smash Up nunchuk+A button Up dpad+1 button+2 button (Smash Up lstick+A button) or Up rstick (Smash Up control+A button) or Up cstick Double Kick He kicks upward twice.
Smash Down nunchuk+A button Down dpad+1 button+2 button (Smash Down lstick+A button) or Down rstick (Smash Down control+A button) or Down cstick Falcon Sweep He kicks in front of him then behind him.

Pummels and Throws[edit]

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Pummel/Throw Info
A buttonafter grab 2 buttonafter grab A buttonafter grab A buttonafter grab Light Knee Falcon knees the opponent.
Right nunchukafter grab Right dpadafter grab Right lstickafter grab Right controlafter grab Forward Punch Punches the opponent forwards.
Left nunchukafter grab Left dpadafter grab Left lstickafter grab Left controlafter grab Back Kick Kicks his opponents backwards.
Up nunchukafter grab Up dpadafter grab Up lstickafter grab Up controlafter grab High Punch Punches his opponents upwards.
Down nunchukafter grab Down dpadafter grab Down lstickafter grab Down controlafter grab Ground Shove Falcon shoves them on to the ground.

Air Attacks[edit]

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Air Attack Info
A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png 2 buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Kicks of Retribution Falcon kicks two times.
Right nunchuk+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Right dpad+2 buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Right lstick+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Right control+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Knee Smash Falcon knees his opponent. If this attack hits at the very beginning in the right spot it is a powerful electrical blast that sends opponents far. Otherwise it's just a weak tap. If the taunt button is hit on impact with the sweetspot, Falcon will yell, "Yes!" just like he does during the Falcon Dive.
Left nunchuk+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Left dpad+2 buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Left lstick+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Left control+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Falcon Backhand Falcon backhands his opponent.
Up nunchuk+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Up dpad+2 buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Up lstick+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Up control+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Falcon Flip Falcon does a flip kick.
Down nunchuk+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Down dpad+2 buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Down lstick+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Down control+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Falcon Stomp Falcon thrusts his legs downwards. This attack can meteor smash. If the move connects with his torso, it will spike and deal fire damage.

Special Attacks[edit]

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Special Attack Info
B button 1 button B button B button Falcon Punch
Brawl Falcon Punch.png
The main drawback of this attack is that it takes a bit of time to execute, so Falcon can easily be struck before his signature punch is unleashed. But when you can find the time to hit with this, it's easily his most potent attack.

If you tilt the Control Stick backwards while this move charges, he'll turn around and perform it in that direction instead. Doing this makes it slightly more powerful, but also takes slightly more time to charge. It can be reversed up to 4 times, with it gaining a 1% increase every time.

Right nunchuk+B button Right dpad+1 button Right lstick+B button Right control+B button Raptor Boost
Brawl Raptor Boost.png
First he is just charging at the opponent. At the encounter, his fist becomes coated with fire, then...POW! This will launch the opponent up if used on the ground, or launch down if used in the air.

Since Falcon charges straight forward in the air, this can be used as a recovery move. But when Raptor Boost is used in the air, Falcon will be completely helpless until he lands, even if it hits.

Up nunchuk+B button Up dpad+1 button Up lstick+B button Up control+B button Falcon Dive
Brawl Falcon Dive.png
This is Falcon's main recovery move; He'll leap into the air and attempt to grab an opponent and deal fire damage to him/her. This is notable for being an aerial grab attack, which can be surprisingly useful to capture shield-users on different platforms.
Down nunchuk+B button Down dpad+1 button Down lstick+B button Down control+B button Falcon Kick
Brawl Falcon Kick.png
Capt. Falcon launches forward with his foot cloaked with flames, attacking any one or anything in his path. This travels forward when used on the ground, but at a downward angle if used in the air.


Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Taunt
1 button A button Up dpad Up dpad He salutes and says, "Show me ya' moves!"
1 button+2 button (Left dpad or Right dpad)+A button Left dpad or Right dpad Left dpad or Right dpad He holds out one hand in a beckoning gesture and says, "Come on!"
2 button Down dpad+A button Down dpad Down dpad He charges up with a fiery aura, while muttering a soft, "Yes!"

Final Smash[edit]

Captain Falcon's Final Smash, The Blue Falcon

Blue Falcon: summons his Blue Falcon in front of him to hit any number of opponents. then teleports his victim to an unknown track and rams them with his car, the Blue Falcon. The attack causes very high knockback, often a one-hit KO if the opponent has a medium damage level. However, this only works if he hits someone when summoning his car. He is the only character with a cinematic final smash. Strangely, it will delete all items on screen.