Captain Falcon

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

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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)

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. His signature "Falcon Punch" move in the Super Smash Bros. series has become a popular Internet meme.

History[edit]

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Main articles: SmashWiki:Captain Falcon (SSB), SmashWiki:Captain Falcon (SSBM)

In Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee, despite being a bit of a slow walker, 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 has a unique way of using weapons. For example, Captain Falcon sends the Sandbag flying vertically with the Home-Run Bat in Super Smash Bros. Melee's Home-Run Contest. 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.

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.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

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.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Captain Falcon's artwork, from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Main article: SmashWiki:Captain Falcon (SSBB)
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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. Captain Falcon's fighting techniques are shared with Ganondorf, who has similar abilities, but is slower and has more powerful attacks. Captain Falcon is voiced by Ryo Horikawa.

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 all fly to The Canyon where they meet up with everyone else. Before that though, Meta Ridley attacks but he is taken care of. 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. So far, it appears that his moveset, including his Final Smash, will remain unchanged. He appears as a starter character for the first time since Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Special Moves[edit]

Falcon Punch[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Falcon Punch
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The Falcon Punch in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
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The Falcon Punch in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.


Falcon Punch is an attack that Captain Falcon can use in all Super Smash Bros. games. It is performed by simply pressing B Button. If the player uses this move, Captain Falcon will hold his arm back, charge it up, and then push forward, devastating anyone he hits. However, if Captain Falcon is attacked during the charging process, he will lose focus and he will cancel the attack. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Captain Falcon can turn around during the charge up. If he turns around and succeeds, the Falcon Punch will have more power. The attack is best used when the player is getting up from a previous blow. When Captain Falcon succeeds in the attack, the fire that appears around his hand takes on the shape of a falcon. The player can also hear a falcon squawk when doing this. Ganondorf's Warlock Punch works the same way as Falcon Punch. Kirby will be able to use this move if he uses Swallow on Captain Falcon; Kirby will even say "Falcon Punch" in his high-pitched voice when using the attack.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, this attack has two variations: the Falcon Dash Punch, in which Captain Falcon dashes forward as he performs the punch, though it is weaker he is vulnerable before attacking; and the Mighty Falcon Punch, which takes longer to charge up but is more powerful.

Raptor Boost[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Raptor Boost
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The Raptor Boost in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
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The Raptor Boost in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.


Raptor Boost is a special attack that Captain Falcon is able to use in every Super Smash Bros. game since Super Smash Bros. Melee. The player must tilt Control Stick to the side and then press the special move button. Captain Falcon will proceed to do a very swift punch and hit anyone who gets in the way. He will then send them flying straight up, which can leave them open to use Captain Falcon's Falcon Dive. However, he will stumble and fall forward if he misses his target. If Captain Falcon falls off an edge while using this move, he'll become helpless and will not be able to recover.

If Captain Falcon executes this move in the air, the move will send his opponent downwards, which would make the move act as a Meteor Smash. However, using this move while airborne does leave him helpless afterwords. There is a very similar attack of Ganondorf's, called Gerudo Dragon. However, this attack sends the opponent flying diagonally upwards, regardless of whether or not the move is used in the air or not. Captain Falcon will be put into a helpless state if the move ends in mid-air.

The two variations of this move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U include the Heavy Raptor Boost, which is slower than the default move but is less prone to being interrupted, and the Wind-up Raptor Boost, in which Captain Falcon steps back before charging forward; the mover also charges faster.

Falcon Dive[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Falcon Dive
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The Falcon Dive in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
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The Falcon Dive in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.


Falcon Dive is a special move that Captain Falcon can use in every Super Smash Bros. game. It is executed by tilting Control Stick up, and pushing the special move button. Captain Falcon will then proceed to punch upwards, acting as a third jump. As an added bonus, if he hits an opponent on the way up, he will grab them and cause an explosion, sending the two separate ways and sending the other player flying far. This can even act as fourth jump, if the user succeeds in hitting someone. Captain Falcon will be able to use this attack over and over again in one jump, but only if he manages to hit someone each time. If the move doesn't connect, Captain Falcon will be put into a helpless state. Ganondorf's attack, Dark Dive, is exactly the same as Falcon Dive, but with some differences.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, this move's two alternates are the Falcon Strike, which has a higher jump but Falcon cannot grab opponents when using it, and the Explosive Falcon Dive, which has a more powerful explosion at the cost of jump height.

Falcon Kick[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Falcon Kick
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The Falcon Kick in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
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The Falcon Kick in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.


Falcon Kick is a special attack performed by Captain Falcon in the Super Smash Bros. series. To execute, the player has to press B Button while tilting Control Stick down. Captain Falcon will then kick across the ground, hurting anyone who is in the way. It can be used on the ground or in mid-air. If performed in the air, Captain Falcon will kick the ground diagonally, depending on which way he's facing, hurting anyone he hits. This can be dangerous if done near an edge. If done on the ground, he will slide across the ground, kicking anyone he comes in contact with. A similar move is Ganondorf's Wizard's Foot.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, this move has two variants. The first one is Falcon Kick Fury, which hits multiple times and can launch opponents. The second variation is Lightning Falcon Kick, which deals electrical damage rather than fire and can go through opponents.

Blue Falcon[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Blue Falcon
Main article: Blue Falcon

The Blue Falcon is Captain Falcon's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Here, Captain Falcon calls the vehicle once he obtains the Smash Ball, and it drives past at high speed and hits anybody next to the captain. The victims land on a track, where Captain Falcon speeds towards them and runs them over. When returning to the stage, the victims are automatically sent flying. The Blue Falcon is the only Final Smash to feature a cinematic cut-scene. Because it is a Final Smash, the Blue Falcon has its own trophy instead of sharing one with Captain Falcon. It also has a Sticker in the game.

Solid Snake Codec Conversation[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!!

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[edit]

A bounty hunter who boasts speed and power.

Trophies[edit]

# Name Image First Game/Move Description
28 Capt. Falcon
(Classic)
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F-Zero
08/91
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]
(Adventure)
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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]
(All-Star)
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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[edit]

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.

Trophies[edit]

# Name Image Appearance(s) Description
63 Captain Falcon
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SNES F-Zero
GCN F-Zero GX
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
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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[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.

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • One of Captain Falcon's alternate costumes is that of his evil clone, Blood Falcon. He wears his red clothing, and even has a patch on his uniform saying "25 - Blood Hawk", which corresponds to the number and name of Blood Falcon's own F-Zero Racer (which is called "Hell Hawk" in Japan). His All-Star trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee depicts him with this costume. The only difference from this alternate costume and Blood Falcon's design, actually, is the emblem on the helmet, which is still the falcon emblem (Blood Falcon has a skull emblazoned on his helmet, however the skull appears on the back of Captain Falcon's uniform in the same trophy).
  • The Male Wire Frame and Red Alloy were modeled after Captain Falcon, having some of the exact same attacks and similar idle poses.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Melee, when Captain Falcon uses the Home-Run Bat, he will first thrust forward and then strike upwards, unlike the traditional swing that other characters use. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, however, he swings the bat like the other characters do.
  • Captain Falcon's moves in Super Smash Bros. were loosely based on those of Kamen Rider, a Japanese tokusatsu hero.
  • Captain Falcon, along with several F-Zero and Star Fox characters, was designed by Takaya Imamura. Both series were handled largely by him, as well.

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
Kaebtin Palkon
Chinese 飛隼隊長 (Traditional)
飞隼队长 (Simplified)
Fēisǔn Duìzhǎng

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