Falco Lombardi

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Falco Lombardi
Falco SSB4 Art.png
Full name Falco Lombardi
Species Avian (possibly a falcon)
First appearance Star Fox (1993, Star Fox series)
Super Mario: Lost in Time (1993, Mario series)
Latest appearance Star Fox 2 (2017, Star Fox series)
Super Mario Maker (as a Costume Mario costume) (2015, Mario series)

“Personally, I prefer the air!”
Falco Lombardi, Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Falco Lombardi is one of the main protagonists of the Star Fox series, the "ace pilot" of the team Star Fox and, due to his flying skills, is the friendly rival of team leader Fox McCloud. He used to be a member of various gangs, but bailed out to join the new Star Fox team being formed by Fox. Falco leaves the Star Fox team on occasions, and always reappears when needed. He has a very laid back but cocky attitude and is smart mouthed. Despite this, nothing gets in the way of Falco and Fox's friendship.


Club Nintendo[edit]


Falco made a brief appearance in the German Club Nintendo magazine comic "Super Mario: Verloren in der Zeit". He is watching the Olympics together with Fox and Peppy.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

StarFox Emblem.png
Super Smash Bros. Character
Falco SSB4 Art.png
Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros. Melee (unlockable)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (unlockable)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (unlockable)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (unlockable)
Special Moves
Standard:  Blaster
Side:  Falco Phantasm
Up:  Fire Bird
Down:  Reflector
Final Smash:  Landmaster
Battle Entrance
Falco ejects from an upside-down Arwing.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Falco Lombardi in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
SmashWiki article: Falco (SSBM)

Falco is a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Melee. He is, however, unlockable, and is unlocked by beating 100-Man Melee or by playing 300 Melee matches, and then beating Falco on Battlefield. While his voice clips are mostly provided by Hisao Egawa, Ben Cullum voices Falco during the Adventure Mode Stage 6 cutscene or the Corneria Smash Taunt, and would later provide Falco's voice for Star Fox Adventures.

Falco's moves are exactly the same as Fox's, though his special moves have different attributes. Falco's Blaster has more of a forceful effect but isn't rapid-fire, and his Reflector attack blasts people upwards instead of sideways. His side special, named Falco Phantasm, possesses a meteor smash effect when used in midair though it does not travel as far as Fox Illusion, and his up special, Fire Bird, does not have as much reach as Fox's Fire Fox but can deal more damage. In addition, Falco has more attack power and jumps higher than Fox, while running slower and falling faster. Falco is also heavier than Fox, though is still one of the lighter characters.

Falco also appears in Stage 6 of Adventure Mode. In this, he, Slippy, and Peppy will appear in their Arwings in the second half of the battle to shoot at both the player and Fox. Additionally, if Falco is unlocked, he will sometimes replace Fox in the second battle, forcing Fox into the Arwing.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

SmashWiki article: Falco (SSBB)
Falco SSBB.png

Falco returns as an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. To unlock him, the player must to play 50 Brawl matches, complete 100-Man Brawl, or having him join the party in The Subspace Emissary after clearing The Swamp; using one of the former two methods the player must then beat him on Lylat Cruise to unlock him. His design has been changed, appearing more similarly to his appearance in Star Fox Command rather than Star Fox 64, and is now voiced by Dex Manley.

Falco's moveset has been altered for this game, differentiating him further from Fox. He kicks his Reflector forward rather than holding it in place, and his Falco Phantasm travels as far as Fox Illusion. His Final Smash is the Landmaster, in which he summons one of the vehicles to drive and attack opponents.

Falco also has a Smash Taunt on the Lylat Cruise stage as well as on the returning Corneria stage.

The Subspace Emissary[edit]
Falco's snapshot in The Subspace Emissary

In the Subspace Emissary, he appears after Bowser shoots Diddy Kong (and uses him and some Shadow Bugs to create False Diddy Kong) and almost shoots Fox McCloud. Falco comes in with Arwing and jumps out with his guns to shoot and destroy Bowser's Dark Cannon (causing Bowser to retreat) and sees False Diddy Kong, Fox revives Diddy Kong and they all fight the evil clone. After defeat, Falco attempts to leave but Diddy Kong tries to tells him Donkey Kong has been kidnapped and turned into a trophy. Falco however ignores him, so Diddy Kong grabs Falco and drags him, just as he did with Fox when he ignored Diddy Kong. After Falco understands, he jumps inside his Arwing so they can follow Donkey Kong. Falco drops Diddy Kong off on the plane Donkey Kong is on, and he (with Captain Olimar and Captain Falcon) rescues Donkey Kong. Falco flies by in his Arwing giving a thumbs up at Diddy Kong.

After this, he wasn't seen again until the battle at the Battleship Halberd Bridge, where he joins Fox, Princess Peach, Princess Zelda, Lucario, and Solid Snake in defeating Duon. Once all of the teams unite, they enter Subspace, where they are defeated by Tabuu, with Falco being among the victims. King Dedede, however, comes to his aid with the help of Luigi and Ness, who were revived by Dedede's badges and are helping him revive most of the others. The newly revived Falco then heads with the others to stop Tabuu at the Great Maze once and for all.

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

SmashWiki article: Falco (SSB4)

Falco returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, his moveset and appearance being largely unchanged from his Super Smash Bros. Brawl incarnation, though he is now voiced in English by Mark Lund, who voiced Falco in Star Fox 64 and Star Fox 64 3D. In the Nintendo 3DS version, Falco is unlocked by either completing Classic Mode without the use of continues or by playing 20 matches, then defeating Falco in a 1-stock match on the Corneria stage. In the Wii U version, he is unlocked by either completing Classic Mode for the first time or by playing 10 matches, then defeating Falco in a 1-stock match on the Orbital Gate Assault stage.

Falco once again has smash taunts on the returning Corneria stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and the returning Lylat Cruise stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Falco also appears during the conversations on Orbital Gate Assault.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Falco appears as a Costume in Super Mario Maker. Falco's costume can be unlocked by scanning his respective amiibo or randomly by completing the 100 Mario Challenge on expert difficulty. His sound clip from the original SNES Star Fox game is used when the player uses the Falco costume.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee trophies[edit]

Type Image Game / Moves Description
Classic Trophy67.PNG Star Fox
A Star Fox team pilot, Falco's constant air of casual indifference belies his precise piloting skills. He avoids discussion of what he did before joining the team, but many consider it likely that his past was filled with reckless behavior. He's not much for cooperation, but he does respect those more skilled than he is.
Adventure Trophy68.PNG B: Blaster
Smash B: Falco Phantasm
Where his leader, Fox, has blinding speed, Falco has his own distinct skills and advantages. He has both a higher jump and a longer reach than Fox, and although his Blaster lacks rapid-fire capabilities, it strikes with shocking force. Unlike Fox Falco can stop enemies in their tracks with his Blaster fire.
All-Star Trophy69.PNG Up & B: Fire Bird
Down & B: Reflector
Falco's amazing jumping abilities have many merits, but it's vital to realize that it comes at the cost of some attack power and defensive strength. He falls at a high speed, which disrupts potential attackers, but this also prevents successful recoveries occasionally. Hit an opponent with Reflector, and he or she will fly straight up; this is Falco's quickest attack.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Website bio[edit]

Falco is a pilot from the Star Fox series. He’s a cool customer who likes doing things his own way.

He has the best initial jump of all the characters, and he likes shooting his Blaster as he leaps about.

Snake's Codec[edit]

Note: this is the only codec conversation where Snake is given information from someone other than his team members, due to Falco's own teammate, Slippy Toad, hacking the channel (which does not occur for Fox's codec conversation).

  • Snake: This is Snake...
  • Slippy: Copy, Snake! This is Slippy!
  • Snake: Whaa--! Who is this? What are you, some kind of frog?!
  • Slippy: Easy there, buddy! Just thought I'd hop on the wireless and give you a holler. Don't get mad!
  • Snake: Hacked right into my channel, huh...
  • Slippy: But I'm not here to mess nothin' up. Don't worry.
  • Snake: ...
  • Slippy: Just so ya know, Falco uses a Blaster and Reflector that I designed, just like Fox does. But Falco will kick his Reflector and send it flyin' around. Just showin' off, if you ask me.
  • Snake: No reason a weapon can't have more than one use. In fact, I'd say its versatility shows how well you designed it.
  • Slippy: Hey, maybe so! I feel all fuzzy now! Thanks, Snake!
  • Snake: Maybe next time we meet, you can design me a weapon...


Name Image Game Description
Falco BrawlTrophy061.png SNES Star Fox (NTSC), Starwing (PAL) A Team Star Fox pilot whose real name is Falco Lombardi. He once roamed the starways as the head of a galactic gang, and his piloting skills are superb. He affects an air of cool disdain and is sometimes uncooperative, but in reality his passion for the Star Fox team is second to none. He once left the team to fly solo for a time.
DS Star Fox Command
Landmaster (Falco) BrawlTrophy062.png Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl Falco's Final Smash. He jumps aboard the Landmaster high-spec, antiaircraft tank. With the tank's powerful cannon blasts and rolling ability, it's possible to take out all enemies at once. The Landmaster is based on actual production vehicles, but Team Star Fox's Landmaster was customized by the team's mechanic, Slippy Toad.
Falco (Assault) BrawlTrophy190.png GCN Star Fox: Assault A somewhat arrogant and smart- mouthed member of Team Star Fox. He often seems perturbed, especially when antagonized by Panther, and claims to dislike the cold. Although separated from the team, he joins back up for the battle on Sauria and pretends that the reason behind his loyalty to the team is purely monetary.
Falco (Command) BrawlTrophy191.png DS Star Fox Command Tired of the daily grind and monotony of work after the events of Star Fox: Assault, Falco seeks more stimulating adventures with his buddies from his days as a space delinquent. He meets up again with Fox, who is battling a new enemy, the Anglar, on the planet Venom. Falco again vows to fight alongside Fox as a member of the Star Fox team.


Image Game Effect
Falco 64 Sticker.png Star Fox 64 [Weapon] - Attack +11
Usable by: Fox, Falco, Wolf
Falco Adventures Sticker.png Star Fox Adventures [Specials: Indirect] - Attack +11
Usable by: Fox, Falco, Wolf
Falco Command Sticker.png Star Fox Command [Energy] - Attack +14
Usable by: Fox, Falco, Wolf
Falco Assault Sticker.png Star Fox Assault [Tail] - Attack +20
Usable by: Falco

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

Trophy information[edit]

Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Falco FalcoTrophy3DS.png FalcoTrophyWiiU.png SNES Star Fox (03/1993)
N64 Star Fox 64 (07/1997)
A talented pilot and part of the Star Fox team, Falco can be a bit rough around the edges. He once led his own galactic gang before joining up with Fox. In Smash Bros., his ability to jump high and deal damage in the air makes him a powerful threat, and his thrown Reflector can catch foes by surprise. Ex-gang leader, ace pilot and comrade of Fox, Falco Lombardi might play it cool, but he's burning with passion on the inside. In this game, he excels at jumping and aerial combat, and the way his Reflector move flies forwards can catch foes off guard. Add to that his balanced array of attacks, and it's clear that Falco's a real threat.
Falco (Alt.) FalcoAllStarTrophy3DS.png FalcoAltTrophyWiiU.png SNES Star Fox (03/1993)
N64 Star Fox 64 (07/1997)
Falco's Blaster looks identical to Fox's at first, but actually it's quite different! The beams Falco fires deal more damage and cause the victim to flinch, but at a slower rate of fire. Considering Falco's lineage, it's not all that surprising that he can fire faster while airborne. Falco's Blaster looks identical to Fox's at first glance, but they are actually quite different. Most notably, Falco's version causes enemies to flinch, which can be invaluable when warding off approaching foes. It also deals more damage and has a slower fire rate - though its fire rate actually increases when used in mid-air.
Landmaster (Falco) N/A LandmasterFalcoTrophyWiiU.png Falco jumps aboard his Landmaster for his Final Smash, This powerful combat vehicle sports an explosive cannon and a heavily armored exterior. Falco can blast other fighters or simply drive into them with his tank. This Landmaster also flies higher than Fox's, letting Falco give his rivals a pick-me-up...off the stage! With immense firepower and tough armour, the Landmaster makes for a mighty Final Smash. Falco can use this fine combat vehicle to run down and roll into rivals, as well as inundate them with cannon blasts. His Landmaster can hover a bit higher than Fox's making it easier to pick rivals up and give them a nice comfy ride off the stage!
Falco (Assault) N/A FalcoAssaultTrophyWiiU.png GCN Star Fox: Assault (02/2005) Falco, the ace pilot on the Star Fox team, and Fox set out to deal with Oikonny's rebel army. However, they were shocked by something completely unexpected! Was it Oikonny's amazing, unmatched fighting prowess? Pfft! As if! They were surprised by a sudden attack by hive-minded alien invaders! Star Fox's ace pilot. He and Fox go to deal with Oikonny's rebel army, only to see something incredibly unexpected - the battle between the Cornerian forces and the rebel army gets interrupted. Good news, right? Nope! It's interrupted by a surprise invasion of countless life forms operating with a single consciousness. Yikes!

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

  • Palutena: Do you know who this is, Pit?
  • Pit: Falco Lombardi! Ace pilot on the Star Fox team! Great Jumper!
  • Palutena: ...Exactly. Captain Falcon's already got the falcon motif. Falco looks more like a pheasant to me.
  • Pit: Mmm, sounds delicious.
  • Viridi: If I were you, I'd keep your voice down. If he hears you, he'll make you eat his boots.
  • Palutena: Falco used to be the leader of a galactic gang, so you can expect him to be good in a fight.
  • Pit: I'm starting to freak out here. I mean, this guy is famous throughout the entire galaxy!
  • Palutena: Watch out for long-range attacks like his Reflector shot and Blaster.
  • Viridi: You'll see he's quick on the draw.


  • A talented pilot and part of the Star Fox team, Falco can be a bit rough around the edges. He once led his own galactic gang before joining up with Fox. He affects an air of cool disdain and is sometimes uncooperative, but in reality his passion for Star Fox is second to none.


  • "Mission complete!" - Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • "Hands off my prey!" - Super Smash Bros. Melee (Japanese), Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
  • "Piece of cake!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
  • "Don't try me!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • "You aren't worth the trouble!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
  • "Had enough already?!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
  • "You're off your game, Fox!" -Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
  • "Get some!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファルコ・ランバルディ
Faruko Ranbarudi
Falco Lombardi
Russian Фалько Ломбарди
Falko Lombardi
Falco Lombardi
Korean 팔코 람바디
Palko Rambadi
Falco Lombardi
Chinese 法爾科・蘭巴帝
Fǎěrkē Lánbādì
Falco Lombardi