Captain Falcon

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Super Smash Bros. Character
Captain Falcon
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Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros. (unlockable)
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (unlockable)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Special Moves
Standard:  Falcon Punch
Side:  Raptor Boost (SSBM), (SSBB), (SSB4)
Up:  Falcon Dive
Down:  Falcon Kick
Final Smash:  Blue Falcon
Battle Entrance
Captain Falcon hops out of the Blue Falcon, which then drives off by itself. (SSB, SSBB, and SSB4)

“Show me your moves!”
Captain Falcon, Super Smash Bros.

Captain Falcon is a character from the F-Zero series. He is an F-Zero racer and a secret bounty hunter, with a mysterious past. In the Super Smash Bros. series, he appears as a secret character in the original Super Smash Bros., then returns as a default one in Super Smash Bros. Melee. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he appears as an unlockable character once again, though in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U he is back to being a default character. In addition, the Male Wire Frame and Red Alloy were modelled after Captain Falcon, having some of the exact same attacks and similar idle poses. Captain Falcon is voiced by Ryou Horikawa.


Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Main articles: SmashWiki:Captain Falcon (SSB), SmashWiki:Captain Falcon (SSBM)
Captain Falcon in Super Smash Bros.

In Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee, despite having a slow walking speed, Captain Falcon has the fastest running speed. His attacks, however, despite being powerful, are slow. The only exception is his attack when repeatedly pressing A Button. In Super Smash Bros., he is an unlockable character, unlocked by beating 1-P Mode in under 20 minutes with any character and then beating him. However, in Super Smash Bros. Melee, he was a default character. He also received the Dash-B Button attack and Raptor Boost in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Captain Falcon's special attacks are unique in that, aside from his Final Smash, none of them are based upon any aspect of his series of origin. His special moves are the Falcon Punch, which involves Captain Falcon charging and unleashing a powerful, fiery punch; Raptor Boost, in which he swifly moves forward and uppercuts anyone in his path; Falcon Kick, which has Captain Falcon kicking across the ground; and Falcon Dive, in which Falcon jumps and punches straight up. His Final Smash, introduced in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, is the Blue Falcon, in which Captain Falcon summons the machine to run over any players he catches.

Captain Falcon is also unique in that he's had a total of six playable recolors in all the Super Smash Bros. installments, with two of the recolors being team battle exclusive in Super Smash Bros.. Starting with Super Smash Bros. Melee, he is able to use all six of his recolors in free-for-all matches. One of Captain Falcon's alternate costumes is that of his evil clone, Blood Falcon, including a patch on his uniform saying "25 - Blood Hawk", which corresponds to the number and name of Blood Falcon's own F-Zero Racer. Another one of his colors are the original, brighter colors used in the F-Zero series.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Captain Falcon in Super Smash Bros. Melee

Captain Falcon is one of the two default fighters that were unlockable in the previous game, along with Ness. Although, Captain Falcon appears in the Adventure Mode as an enemy as well as All-Star Mode. Captain Falcon appears in Event Matches 12, 17, 20, 33, 36, and 43, and he is one of the random characters in Trophy Tussle 1, 2, and 3. Captain Falcon's fighting techniques are shared with Ganondorf, who has similar abilities, but is slower and has more powerful attacks.

Captain Falcon has a unique way of using weapons in this game. For example, when using a Home-Run Bat, Captain Falcon slams the opponent down and then up again instead of hitting them across the screen. According to the trophy information of the Star Rod, it has the most power when it is used with a Smash Attack of Captain Falcon or Sheik.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Captain Falcon's artwork, from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Main article: SmashWiki:Captain Falcon (SSBB)
Captain Falcon SSBB.png

Captain Falcon appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but is no longer the character with the fastest running speed; that status being taken by Sonic the Hedgehog. He can be unlocked by clearing stage 20 in the Subspace Emissary, playing 70 versus matches, or by clearing Classic in 12 minutes on at least Normal difficulty.

The Subspace Emissary[edit]
Captain Falcon's snapshot in The Subspace Emissary.

In the Subspace Emissary, Captain Falcon saves Captain Olimar from an enormous R.O.B.. Later, he and Olimar save Donkey Kong with the help of Diddy Kong and they join a team with them. After getting through the Subspace Bomb Factory, they meet up with Samus Aran and Pikachu but soon, Ganondorf appears and gets all R.O.B.s in the factory to burn the Ancient Minister and detonate Subspace Bombs to create a giant hole in space. The Minister turns out to be a R.O.B. himself, who joins Falcon's team, and then, after the Subspace Army is taken care of, the whole team decides to leave the area.

Captain Falcon calls his Falcon Flyer and after everyone gets on, they are attacked by Meta Ridley, whom must be defeated in a certain time limit. they all fly to The Canyon where they meet up with everyone else. Everyone enters Subspace and find themselves being turned into trophies by Tabuu. King Dedede and his group then arrive and revive Captain Falcon and most of the others until everyone is revived and able to take on Tabuu.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Captain Falcon returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. His moveset, including his Final Smash, remains unchanged from previous games. He appears as a starter character like in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Mario Kart 8[edit]

The Captain Falcon outfit for the Miis.

Though Captain Falcon does not directly appear in Mario Kart 8, his amiibo is compatible with the game, allowing the player to customize their Miis with a Captain Falcon-themed outfit if the player is to connect the Captain Falcon amiibo to the GamePad. Other elements from the F-Zero series appear in the game in the The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 DLC; Captain Falcon's trademark Blue Falcon and an F-Zero themed track named Mute City, which even features F-Zero music. Artwork of Captain Falcon also appears on large television screens around Mute City, along with his signature quote, "Show me your moves!"

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

  • Bio: A regular pilot in the great galactic race F-ZERO Grand Prix, Captain Falcon is skilled at collecting prize money. Much about his past remains hidden in shadow, but it's clear that many a villain held a powerful grudge against him.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

  • Instruction booklet bio: "A bounty hunter who boasts speed and power."


# Name Image First Game/Move Description
28 Capt. Falcon
Usually a relentless bounty hunter, Captain Falcon shifts gears to become a race pilot once the F-Zero Grand Prix begins. His beloved racer, the Blue Falcon, can exceed the speed of sound, and he knows how to drive it; he'll go down as one of the all time-greats. Now 36 years old, Captain Falcon wears his F-Zero X visor.
29 Capt. Falcon [Smash]
B Button: Falcon Punch
Smash B: Raptor Boost
Falcon's style is a balanced combination of raw power and speed. His attacks are slow, but when combined with Falcon's high mobility, he's a formidable combat force. The Falcon Punch packs the highest degree of destructive power, while the explosive Raptor Boost can be used to smash airborne foes into the depths.
30 Capt. Falcon [Smash]
Up & B Button: Falcon Dive
Down & B: Falcon Kick
The Knee Smash, used in midair on foes in front of you, is slow and has a short reach, but if it connects, it'll send foes flying a long way on a low trajectory. Falcon uses his Falcon Dive to grab an enemy in midair and fling them away with an explosive blast. He can do this technique repeatedly without landing, so it can also be used as a recovery move.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

  • Website bio: "He’s making his entrance a little late, but here he is—the famous F-Zero pilot, Captain Falcon! This time around, he’s bringing his pride and joy, the F-Zero machine called the Blue Falcon, to the brawl. This inclusion ought to boost his macho, tough-guy reputation significantly."

Snake's Codec[edit]

  • Snake: Hey! That's Captain Falcon, isn't it?
  • Otacon: Good eye, Snake! He's F-Zero pilot number 07!
  • Snake: You know, seeing Captain Falcon here reminds me... We should do that thing we've always wanted to try...
  • Otacon: Oh yeah! That thing! Good idea! OK, ready? Go!
  • Snake: Falcon Puuuunch!!
  • Otacon: Falcon Kiiiiiiick!!


# Name Image Appearance(s) Description
63 Captain Falcon
A skilled F-Zero pilot and resourceful bounty hunter. All that's known of his past is that he hails from Port Town. He's won fame and fortune outracing his opponents in his beloved Blue Falcon. His incredible athleticism and never-say-die attitude makes him the pilot to turn to in times of trouble.
64 Blue Falcon
Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl Captain Falcon's Final Smash. His beloved ship, the Blue Falcon, roars onto the screen once he touches a foe in front of him. The enemy gets sent to a racetrack, at which point the Blue Falcon screams down at a ridiculous speed and launches the unlucky victim. What track is it? Where did the machine come from? This is one technique that's an utter mystery.

Prima rating[edit]

Offense: 8
Defense: 7
Projectile: -
Final Smash: 6
Throwing Ability: 10
Speed: 10
Overall: 8

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Trophies[edit]

Name Image Description
Captain Falcon In the F-Zero racing scene, Captain Falcon uses his Blue Falcon to win big. His origin largely a mystery, he's made his way to the Smash Bros. battlefield to prove his worth outside the cockpit. He's got speed and power, and his distinct Falcon Punch leaves a dent. Start it in the air to surprise your foes!
Captain Falcon (Alt.) Captain Falcon's default down special, Falcon Kick, is no ordinary kick—it surges forward in a fiery blaze. It's a versatile attack that moves sideways on the ground and diagonally down in the air, His forward air attack, Knee Smash, can send an enemy flying for miles if hit just right.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

  • Pit: Whoa... It's Captain Falcon!
  • Viridi: Oh, he's a captain! What ship does he command?
  • Pit: I think he's more like a pilot or something.
  • Viridi: All these fighters have tons of skill and experience, but you can still hold your own. If we brought vehicles into the picture, though, that would be a totally different story.
  • Pit: Good thing that's not the case. I'd be no match for an F-Zero machine or an Arwing.
  • Viridi: Plus, those G-Diffuser systems are terrible for the environment.
  • Pit: Uh, you sure know a lot about space machinery. For being the goddess of nature and all.
  • Palutena: Anyway, if you're near Captain Falcon, watch out for his jump-and-Falcon Punch combo.

Name in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キャプテン・ファルコン
Kyaputen Farukon
Captain Falcon
Spanish (NOA) Capitán Falcon
Spanish (NOE) Captain Falcon
French (NOA) Capitaine Falcon
French (NOE) Captain Falcon
Dutch Captain Falcon
German Captain Falcon
Italian Captain Falcon
Portuguese Captain Falcon
Capitão Falcon

Captain Falcon
Russian Капитан Фэлкон
Kapitan Felkon
Korean 캡틴 팔콘
Kaeptin Palkon
Chinese 飛隼隊長 (Traditional)
飞隼队长 (Simplified)
Fēisǔn Duìzhǎng