Drill Rush (ドリルラッシュ, Doriru Rasshu; formerly named the "Triple Dash") is the name of Meta Knight's Side Special Move. Meta Knight leaps backward via a brief backflip, and whirls forward in the fashion of a drill with his blade outstretched.
If he hits an enemy, he performs a combination lasting up to 2 seconds, knocking Meta Knight's opponent upward. Also, when finished, he pulls back a bit. Meta Knight can also change the course of the attack, allowing it to be used as a recovery. After using the attack, Meta Knight becomes helpless. Of all of Meta Knight's Special Moves, this move gives the most vertical distance of any of them.
|Meta Knight's Special Moves|
|Standard Special||Mach Tornado|
|Side Special||Drill Rush|
|Up Special||Shuttle Loop|
|Down Special||Dimensional Cape|
|Final Smash||Galaxia Darkness|
|Meta Knight's Custom Special Moves|
|Custom 1||Custom 2|
|Standard Special||Entangling Tornado||Dreadful Tornado|
|Side Special||High-Speed Drill||Shieldbreaker Drill|
|Up Special||Blade Coaster||Lazy Shuttle Loop|
|Down Special||Shield Piercer||Stealth Smasher|
It may be derived from Kirby's Running-B move when he has the Master Ability (which he has when he uses Meta Knight's sword) in Kirby and the Amazing Mirror. It also somewhat resembles the barrel roll he does for a Quick Spin attack in Kirby Air Ride.
Drill Rush Canceling
It is possible to cancel the ending lag of the attack by making the end hit the edge, allowing it to be used to rush opponents in stages such as Battlefield.