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Jolt Haymaker (ジョルトブロー, Jolt Blow) is Little Mac's Side Special Move. Little Mac leaps forward and throws a downward punch.

Overview

Little Mac jumps forward a small distance, throwing a punch to the floor, this punch can be done early if you press the special button before it lands normally, but the distance will be the same. This is good for avoiding projectiles, with Little Mac's punch often hitting the thrower. It can also be used as a horizontal recovery.

This is a risky move because if Little Mac uses it and goes off the edge, he cannot use his recovery move. However, the Rising Uppercut is not seen as much of a recovery move, as Little Mac can barely get any vertical distance with it.

The Jolt Haymaker is a good move on the ground but terrible in the air. If Mac finds himself cornered at the edge by an opponent, Jolt Haymaker towards the center of the stage to get back to the middle of the ring and damage the opponent while doing it. Don't use it excessively or Mac will make an input mistake and go in the wrong direction--right off the edge.

Little Mac's Special Moves
SSBWU/3DS
Standard Special Straight Lunge
Side Special Jolt Haymaker
Up Special Rising Uppercut
Down Special Slip Counter
Final Smash Giga Mac

Custom Variations

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, with the introduction of the Custom Moves, Little Mac has 2 variations of Jolt Haymaker.

Grounding Blow

Grounding Blow is Little Mac's Side Special Move that can be used via customizations. Little Mac rises higher than normal and then does a downward punch at full force, if it hits an enemy on the ground, he or she will be buried, if used in the air, it will be a Spike. The move can't avoid projectiles, and if not used correctly, it will be a suicide.

Strengths

  • Increased vertical height
  • Buries opponents on ground leaving them open to attacks
  • Has a meteor smash if used successfully in midair

Weaknesses

  • Deals less damage
  • Left open to attacks
  • Can't avoid projectiles
  • Doesn't travel far
  • Can lead to a Self-Destruct if not used correctly

Guard Breaker

Guard Breaker is one of Little Mac's Side Special Moves that can be used via customization. Little Mac rises up slowly and throws a downward punch, and this attack can't be shielded by opponents as well as the move granting Super Armor.

Strengths

  • Deals more damage
  • The move can't be shielded by opponents
  • Grants the user Super Armor

Weaknesses

  • Doesn't travel far
  • Slow
  • Can still take damage regardless of Super Armor
Grounding Blow

Little Mac using Grounding Blow.

Guard Breaker

Little Mac using Guard Breaker.

Little Mac's Custom Special Moves
Custom 1 Custom 2
Standard Special Flaming Straight Lunge Stunning Straight Lunge
Side Special Grounding Blow Guard Breaker
Up Special Tornado Uppercut Rising Smash
Down Special Compact Counter Dash Counter

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