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Fire Hydrant is Pac-Man's Down Special Move.

Overview

Pac-Man puts a hydrant beneath him which sprouts two bursts of water from left, right and up at three second intervals. Similarly, like F.L.U.D.D, if it hits an opponent, he or she will be pushed away. It can also push Pac-Man. The hydrant can be attacked, and if the attack is powerful enough the hydrant will go flying, dealing considerable damage. If it is used in midair, Pac-Man drops it quickly and damages opponents that are stuck by it. After it fires two bursts from both sides, it will disappear.

Custom Variations

Via customizations, it can turn into On-Fire Hydrant and Dire Hydrant.

On-Fire Hydrant

On-Fire Hydrant makes the Fire Hydrant spout fire, but the fire can also damage Pac-Man.

Strengths:

  • Edge-guarding
  • Deals damage
  • Fires 3 times instead of 2
  • Easier to launch the hydrant

Weaknesses:

  • The move will also hurt Pac-Man
  • Less range

This move, unlike the default, will deal damage and shoot three times instead of two. It also suffers from lack of range; however, it has many uses; edge-guarding, combos, and overall damage. Placing the hydrant on the edge will blast recovering opponents away from the edge. Launching the hydrant will also work; the hydrant is easier to launch as well. This combo can be hard to pull off, but will be effective when done correctly. Place the hydrant on the stage and get just out of range of the fire blasts. If your opponent is nearby, grab them and start pummeling; make sure you are facing the hydrant. The fire blasts will add extra damage to the opponents before the throw; Pac-Man can even throw opponents towards the hydrant to cause them to be caught in the blast as well.

Dire Hydrant

Dire Hydrant lets Pac-Man drop a Fire Hydrant straight below that makes a big explosion. It explodes either when it hits the ground or after a set amount of time has elapsed.

Pros:

  • Deals damage
  • Pac-Man can use the move faster between uses

Cons:

  • Doesn't stay on-stage
  • Explodes after a set distance

The Dire Hydrant has some good uses but they are quite different from the original move. The move deals damage, unlike the default. However, it won't stay on stage since it explodes when it hits the ground. It also explodes after a set distance, so if Pac-Man is too high above an enemy they won't be hit by it. Since it doesn't stay on stage though, Pac-Man doesn't have to launch the hydrant or wait for it to disappear after using it; he can use the move faster, with much shorter times between uses.

Pac-Man's Custom Special Moves
Custom 1 Custom 2
Standard Special Freaky Fruit Lazy Fruit
Side Special Distant Power Pellet Enticing Power Pellet
Up Special Power Pac-Jump Meteor Trampoline
Down Special On-Fire Hydrant Dire Hydrant

Trophy Description

Fire hydrants appear as obstacles in the game PAC-LAND. Some of them shoot water, and some even reveal items when pushed. In Smash Bros., PAC-MAN's down special puts a fire hydrant under him that shoots water to push foes. Try dropping it on someone returning to the stage!

  • Arcade - PAC-LAND (1984)

Origin

In Pac-Land, the Fire Hydrant can be found in the town, Pac-Man can push it to find items and also use it as a platform, and also sprout water form three sides.

Pac-Man's Special Moves
SSBWU/3DS
Standard Special Bonus Fruit
Side Special Power Pellet
Up Special Pac-Jump
Down Special Fire Hydrant
Final Smash Super Pac-Man

Pac-Man's Custom Special Moves
Custom 1 Custom 2
Standard Special Freaky Fruit Lazy Fruit
Side Special Distant Power Pellet Enticing Power Pellet
Up Special Power Pac-Jump Meteor Trampoline
Down Special On-Fire Hydrant Dire Hydrant

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