The Rope Snake is Lucas' Grab attack. He can also use it as a Tether Recovery, similarly to Samus's and Link's grabs (Grapple Beam and Clawshot, respectively), although it has a much shorter reach than these tether recoveries. It also makes an appearance as Lucas' Side Taunt; he converses with the rope snake after it taps him on the shoulder.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, the Rope Snake returns both as a taunt and a grab. Its reach has been significantly increased, especially when using it as a Tether Recovery.
Lucas can use his Rope Snake on air to hit oponents. The attack causes 2 - 4% damage and has little knockback. This attack is pecially used for neutral game and spacing.
Rope Snake can also cancel many projectiles very effectively.
- When used as a tether recovery in Brawl, it is only slightly shorter than Ivysaur's Vine Whip.
- Similar to all of his Special Moves, Lucas never obtained the Rope Snake in the EarthBound games.