Skull Barrier (スカルバリアー Sukaru Bariā) is Mega Man's Down Special Move that can be used via Customizations in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Mega Man creates a skull-shaped energy shield that surrounds him for one second.



  • Reflects projectiles.
  • Has pushboxes.


  • Little range.
  • Less damage than Leaf Shield.
  • Cannot use Up Special while it is up.

The Skull Barrier has pushboxes while it spins around Mega Man, short-ranged as they may be. The move does not deal damage until actually thrown. While it surrounds Mega Man, it will reflect projectiles, providing Mega Man with both a defensive and offensive move. It has very little range when thrown, though throwing it won't do much damage, so it is actually better to hold onto it until it vanishes. Mega Man can't use any of his up special variations when the Skull Barrier is up, so Mega Man should not use it if trying to get back to the stage.

Mega Man's Custom Special Moves
Custom 1 Custom 2
Standard Special Hyper Bomb Shadow Blade
Side Special Ice Slasher Danger Wrap
Up Special Tornado Hold Beat
Down Special Plant Barrier Skull Barrier


Mega Man receives this weapon by defeating Skull Man in Mega Man 4. Unlike its incarnation in the Smash Bros. series, Mega Man wasn't able to throw it, and it was able to hit enemies rather than pushing them.