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Burst Grenade is Sheik's Side Special Move in Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U. Sheik throws a grenade, and after a while she will pull the pin, making it explode.

Overview

Sheik-burst-grenade

The move can be charged, and the longer Sheik charges it, the farther the grenade will go and the later the pin will be pulled. When the grenade explodes, it will create a vacuum effect, pulling anyone it catches toward the center of the explosion and dealing 12%. If used in the air, Sheik will be placed in helplessness.

Due to its small size, Burst Grenade is a difficult projectile to avoid, with its vortex effect rendering it a useful trapping tool for various setups. Its damage output and knockback render the move a viable KO option for Sheik.

Sheik's Special Moves
Melee Brawl SSBWU/3DS Ultimate
Standard Special Needle Storm
Side Special Chain Burst Grenade
Up Special Vanish
Down Special Transform Bouncing Fish
Final Smash Light Arrow Sheikah Dance

Custom Variations

Gravity Grenade

Gravity Grenade is one of Sheik's Side Special Moves that can be used via customizations. Sheik throws a grenade that knocks the opponent toward her with the explosion.

Strengths:

  • Knocks opponents towards Sheik; combo starter
  • Longer range when button held
  • Edge-guarding tool

Weaknesses:

  • Shorter range when button not held
  • No vacuum effect
  • Smaller explosion radius
  • Less damage

Gravity Grenade is a smaller version of the Burst Grenade with a few different attributes. The move's explosion radius is smaller and there is no vacuum effect on the move. When it hits an opponent, they are launched towards Sheik, setting up for a smash attack or tilt attack. The move itself deals less damage, but can start a combo reliably; it has shorter range when the button is not held and longer range when the button is held. Placing the grenade on the edge also makes for a great edge-guarding/edge pressure tool.

Skimming Grenade

Skimming Grenade is one of Sheik's Side Special Moves that can be used via customizations. Sheik throws grenade that bounces along the ground.

Strengths:

  • Hitboxes as the grenade bounces across the ground; can lead right into the explosion
  • Good range both when button is held and when not held

Weaknesses:

  • Explosion deals less damage the farther it gets from Sheik
  • No vacuum effect

Skimming Grenade has a greater range when held and when not held in comparison to the Burst Grenade. As it bounces forwards, the grenade has hitboxes that can damage opponents and carry them away from Sheik until the bomb finally explodes and launches them away. The grenade's explosion deals less damage the farther it gets from Sheik, but if the bouncing grenade's hitboxes all connect, the accumulative damage is more than that of a grenade that is detonated immediately. The bomb has no vacuum effect on it, but the grenade's hitboxes while bouncing forwards can get the job done in terms of trapping opponents for the explosion.

Sheik's Custom Special Moves
Custom 1 Custom 2
Standard Special Penetrating Needles Paralyzing Needle
Side Special Gravity Grenade Skimming Grenade
Up Special Gale Abyss
Down Special Jellyfish Pisces