A strong attack, also known as a Tilt Attack or simply a Tilt, is a ground attack performed by lightly pushing and holding, or "tilting", the control stick in a direction and pressing the attack button, but not smashing the control stick as for a Smash Attack. They typically have good range but less knockback than a smash. But when the foe is in at high damage, the player can use these to avoid Star KOs. The easiest way to perform a strong attack is to either press the attack button while running, walking, or crouching. Like Smash Attacks, there are Strong attacks to the side, up, and down. Characters can also perform diagonal tilts. Characters like Fox, who have bad side tilts usually have better diagonal tilts, although downward diagonal tilts have less range than upward diagonal tilts. These moves can damage the opponent well while also keeping them in range for more attack combos.