Wing Blitz is the up special move of Ridley in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. When triggered, Ridley pauses, and generates purple flames underneath himself, before quickly flying upward. Unlike Fox's similar up special Fire Fox, Wing Blitz can only be angled in four specific directions: straight upward, forward and slightly downward, downward and slightly forward, or backward and slightly upward. It deals damage to opponents as it happens, and the first hit will deal exceptionally high knockback. Wing Blitz will put Ridley into a helpless state, wherein he cannot jump or move until he touches the stage again. Ridley's wings are invincible during Wing Blitz, allowing him to power through some oncoming attacks.
If Ridley hits a wall when using Wing Blitz, he will bounce off of it with vertical momentum. The move can be used as an "edgeguard" (a move that prevents other players from recovering via the stage ledge) by going off-stage and then aiming it downward toward the edge, which will cause Ridley to hit the recovering opponent before grabbing the ledge himself.
Official data[edit | edit source]
- 65 Ridley
- Wing Blitz
- "Charges up and rises into the air with force. The path can be adjusted with directional input."
- Tips - Wing Blitz (Up Special)
- "Tilt the control stick up, down, left, or right to charge in that direction. When charging downward, Ridley can unleash a kick with a meteor effect."
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- While the Wing Blitz is not confirmed to be directly based on any of Ridley's moves from the Metroid series, Omega Ridley in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption utilizes a similar attack, where he spreads his wings and then folds them as he launches himself towards Samus while glowing with purple aura.