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META KNIGHT
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Universe Kirby
Other Super Smash Bros. Appearances SSBB Icon
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Availability Unlockable
Final Smash Galaxia Darkness


Meta Knight is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Calamity. Meta Knight is, for the most part, portrayed as a mysterious character in the Kirby games. He is mainly Kirby's rival in games. He wields the Galaxia and operates a battleship called Halberd, which was originally used for war. Meta can fly around using his wings, slash with his Galaxia and disappear and reappear at will with his cape.

Changes

Buff New back aerial that is stronger.

Buff New down aerial, which deals more damage and meteor smashes.

Buff Meta Knight is more agile with Mach Tornado when used in mid-air. He can also rise upwards with it when the special button is held down, used for recovery and kills at the upper blast line at low percents.

Nerf Drill Rush recoil is stronger, so Meta Knight gets pushed back afterwards further.

Buff Galaxia Darkness, even when missed, still can hit opponents, as when it misses Meta Knight will just do a dashing stab forward that deals high damage and moderate knockback.

Moveset

Normal attacks
Attack Name Description Damage
Jab Flurry Attack Meta Knight starts slashing in multiple directions before slashing upwards. 1% (loop), 5% (finisher)
Side tilt Three slashes Meta Knight slashes forward three times. 45 (first slash), 5% (next two slashes)
Side smash Strong slash Meta Knight slashes forward strongly. Has some start-up lag. Uncharged, 13% Charged, 15% - 25%
Up tilt Up Thrust Meta Knight does a short hop and stabs upwards with his sword. 8%
Up smash Three above slashes Meta Knight does three slashes above him. Uncharged, 4% (each slash) Charged, 7% (each slash)
Down tilt Crouching stab Meta Knight stabs forward while crouching. 6%
Down smash Side slashes Meta Knight slashes on both sides of him. Uncharged, 11% Charged, 14%-23%
Dash attack Flying kick Meta Knight does a flying kick. 12% (early), 6% (late)
Aerial attacks
Attack Name Description Damage
Neutral air Sword Spin Meta Knight spins around in midair, slashing with his sword. 12%
Forward air Aerial slashes Meta Knight slashes three times forward. 4% (all slashes)
Back air Behind slash Meta Knight slashes behind him. 12%
Up air Aerial above slash Meta Knight slashes above him. Meta Knight's fastest aerial. 7%
Down air Down Thrust Meta Knight stabs downwards. A stall-and-fall that meteor smashes, can be angled diagonally left or right and can SD when used off-stage with no platform. 13%
Grabs and throws
Attack Name Description Damage
Grab Meta Knight reaches out for the opponent.
Pummel Wing strike Meta Knight does a wing strike. 3%
Forward throw Kick Meta Knight kicks the opponent away. 8%
Back throw Behind slash Meta Knight teleports and slashes the opponent away. 11%
Up throw Air Drop Meta Knight leaps high into the air and slams the opponent onto the ground. Somewhat similar to the Air Drop move in Kirby's Ninja ability moveset. 11%
Down throw Fury Stomp Meta Knight slams the opponent on the ground and stomps on them rapidly in quick succession. 2% (slam), 11% (stomps; all hits)
Special attacks
Attack Name Description Damage
Neutral special Mach Tornado Meta Knight spins around rapidly, creating a tornado that hits around him. Hold down the special button so Meta Knight can rise upwards. Leaves Meta Knight helpless when used in the air. 3% (each hit), 4% (last hit)
Side special Drill Rush Meta Knight drills forward with his sword outstretched. Pushes Meta Knight backwards after the last hit connects and leaves him helpless when used in mid-air. 3% (each hit), 6% (last hit)
Up special Shuttle Loop Meta Knight does two loop slashes upwards, with the last one being able to kill very early at low percents. Leaves Meta Knight helpless. 5% (first hit), 8% (second hit)
Down special Dimensional Cape Meta Knight teleports away with his cape, reappearing at a different position if any D-Pad input was made. Meta Knight can slash after the move in the special button is held down. Leaves Meta Knight helpless if used in mid-air. 12% (slash)
Final Smash Galaxia Darkness Meta Knight swipes his cape forward, saying "Know my power!" or "Behold..." as the screen goes dark. If the opponent is caught inside the cape, then Meta Knight will do a powerful slash seconds later, dealing high damage and knockback. If nobody is caught inside the cape, Meta Knight will just dash forward while stabbing instead after a few seconds. 40% (slashed opponent), 18% (others), 24% (dashing stab)

Miscellaneous

Alternates

Credit goes to Mirai Moon (tbc) for the alternates.

Meta Knight has four alternate costumes, one which turns him into Galacta Knight (who is acknowledged as a separate character from Meta Knight by the announcer and crowd), which changes his down aerial and Final Smash, one which turns him into Meta Knight's concept art design, or what fans call this concept, "Beta Knight" or "Butterfly (Meta) Knight", one which turns him into Mirror World Meta Knight (or Dark Meta Knight) and one that turns him into his appearance in the NES game, Kirby's Adventure.

Trivia

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