Palutena points her staff forward and announces "Explosive Flame!" as a fireball materializes in front of her a set distance away from her. The fireball has a vortex effect, drawing opponents close. If it makes contact, it will trap the opponent for some time before exploding, launching them slightly and dealing 6% with fiery damage.
Explosive Flame is Palutena's only Neutral Special Move with KO potential, as it can KO middleweights at 173%. However, it has considerable startup lag and goes a short distance, making it easy to predict and avoid altogether.
Explosive Flame is one of the many Powers from Kid Icarus: Uprising. It is usable in both single player and multiplayer. Using it causes a flaming explosion to take place in front of the player affecting all opponent in its range. The explosion repeatedly hits all opponents inside of it and inflicts the burn status. It is much larger and more devastating in Kid Icarus: Uprising than it is in SSBWU/3DS.