Final Cutter is Kirby's Up B and triple jump. Kirby draws a silver blade, similar to a scimitar, jumps into the air a bit less than the height of Falco's full jump, and falls quickly, releasing a blue "wave" projectile forward if he lands on a solid surface, traveling the distance of a Falco Phantasm. Generally hits best on the way up, and at the very end of the attack. Although it lost much power and use in the transition from SSB to SSBM, it is still quite useful to skilled players. It should also be noted that the move as a whole can be moved much further horizontally when used on the ground as opposed to in the air. In Brawl, the Final Cutter is stronger than in Melee.
Players using this move should take note that if knocked out of it (except for in Brawl), they lose all their jumps.
The descent of the move delivers a heavy spike, which is easier to use over a pit. You can use Recovery Guidance for this move. Unlike other third jumps, Final Cutter does not throw Kirby into helpless; when the ascent is finished, Kirby falls quickly and retains the hitbox. However Final cutter can show Kirby's helpless form, by landing at the edge of a conveyor belt Kirby quickly slides off into his helpless form.
Final Cutter was a special move observed in Kirby Super Star. If Kirby had the Cutter ability and was close enough to the enemy while attacking, the normally ranged Cutter technique would become a rapid cutting Melee attack ending in the Final Cutter.
|Kirby's Special Moves|
|Side Special||—||Hammer||Hammer Flip|
|Up Special||Final Cutter|
|Final Smash||—||Cook Kirby||Ultra Sword|