Mario's sex kick in Brawl.

The "sex kick" is a term that refers to an aerial attack (as of Brawl, there is now some sex kick special moves) where the hitboxes remain extended for a few moments after the initial thrust. The signature aspect of a sex kick is that they are stronger during the initial frames, and weaker afterwards; they are also known for having high number of active frames, meaning the attack has hitboxes that often lasts longer than many other attacks and is therefore useful for breaking combos.


Captain Falcon's "Knee Smash", a Sex Kick.

Sex kicks are almost always a neutral aerial, though they can sometimes can be other aerials as well. Captain Falcon's Knee Smash is an extreme example of a sex kick, with incredible power when it first comes out and minimal knockback after the strong hitbox (also known as sweetspot) has faded.

Properties that define a sex kick include:

  • Being a single hit attack, as multi-hit attacks always deal the strongest damage and knockback in the last hit.
  • Strong knockback during first few frames, but weak during later frames.
  • Very low lag overall.
  • Long hitbox duration, with a high number of active frames.
  • Identical animation and hitbox placement throughout entire attack.
  • Has a horizontal launch angle.

Term Origin

The term "sex kick" was created by the smasher and ex-tournament director Matt Deezie, as a sexual innuendo referring to the properties of some attacks in the original Super Smash Bros. (initial thrust and extension of the legs). Despite being offensive to many players, the term is widely accepted by the competitive smash community.

List of Sex Kicks

Super Smash Bros.

Almost every character has one sex kick: their neutral aerial. The three exceptions are Donkey Kong, whose sex kick is his back aerial instead, and Kirby and Fox, whose neutral and back aerials are both sex kicks, making Fox and Kirby the only characters with two.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Super Smash Bros Brawl

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

See Also

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