A command grab is a special move that when used will grab an opponent that the move connects with. Often times an attack animation will follow the grab automatically; some of these attacks, such as Flying Slam, can be directed to land in a certain position on the stage through directional inputs once the grab occurs. Some command grabs can be used to kill both the grabbed opponent and the user of the move; this strategy is commonly known to be used by Ganondorf players because the grabbed opponent will always die before Ganondorf does, ending the game quickly and before the game has a chance to register Ganondorf's death.
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In Competitive Play
The use of command grabs to commit "Bowsercides", "Ganoncides", and "Kirbycides" is not banned in tournaments and is a legal and legitimate way to get a kill on an opponent. It is a fast way to get a kill and an effective way to punish edge-guarding opponents. Some see this as cheap and discourage its use in tournament-level play, though it is allowed nonetheless.