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Samus protects herself from overhead enemies with her up smash, Cover Fire, which can land multiple hits on anyone it connects with.

—Samus (All-Star) Trophy description (Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS)

Samus performing Cover Fire in Brawl

The Up Smash Attack[1] is an attack used by all characters in the Super Smash Bros. series. An Up Smash Attack is performed by tapping the control stick upward while pressing the attack button (which can be held to charge up the move), and typically features the character attacking the space directly above them. Samus, Zero Suit Samus, Ridley, and Dark Samus each have their own Up Smash Attacks.

Cover Fire[2][3] (ヘルファイア?)[4] is the Up Smash Attack of Samus Aran in all games of the Super Smash Bros. series. In this attack, Samus aims her Arm Cannon straight up and shoots four explosive flames in an arc. Each hit deals 4-6 or 10% damage depending on the game. If all hits connect, the fully charged attack deals anywhere between 23%-50% damage.

Cover Fire is also the Up Smash of Dark Samus, an Echo Fighter of Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Her version replaces the fire with blue electrical or Phazon energy, but it otherwise works the same as Samus's.

Zero Suit Samus has the same Up Smash from Super Smash Bros. Brawl onward. She will spin on the spot while extending her Plasma Whip above her head in a swirl. The attack hits opponents six times and has good range, but only the tip of the whip deals (low) knockback. It is best suited to stop the midair combos of opponents and position them for further, juggled hits. In Brawl, the first hit deals 4% damage, hits 2-5 each deal 1%, and the sixth hit deals 3%. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, hits 2-5 only deal 0.8% damage. It is best combined with her Down Smash Attack or Up Air Attack, and is a reliable finishing move.

The Mii Gunner's Up Smash is similar to Samus' Cover Fire.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Official Game Guide[edit | edit source]

Samus[edit | edit source]

Damage 3~6% Max Damage 18% : 5 Hits
"Samus uses her arm cannon in an arc above her head. This can hit grounded opponents but more often hits multiple times against airborne opponents."

Zero Suit Samus[edit | edit source]

Damage 0.8~4% Max Damage 11% : 7 Hits
Zero Suit Samus spins her whip above her head, hitting multiple times. While this move is great for hitting opponents above Zero Suit Samus, it can also be used against grounded opponents.

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