"B" redirects here. For the button on the game controllers, see B Button.
The Neutral Special Move (also commonly referred to as Neutral B, or simply B) is a Special Move performed by pressing the special move button without holding a direction on the control stick. Many of these moves are projectiles, which can be used repeatedly to rack up damage indirectly and/or hinder the enemy's approach.
With the introduction of the Side Special Move in Melee, several character's Standard Special Moves were changed to Side Special Moves (Jigglypuff, Link, and Ness). In Brawl, Kirby and Link had their moves renamed.
Reverse Neutral Special MoveEdit
A Reverse Neutral Special Move allows a character in mid-air to use a standard special in the opposite direction that they're facing. This requires a different method than simply holding backward and pressing 'B', as this would activate the Side Special Move. Instead, tap the control stick in that direction and allow it to return to its neutral position before pressing 'B'.
In Brawl, it can also be done by tapping the control stick in the opposite direction the characters are facing right after pressing 'B'. This can be done on the ground and in mid-air. This is pulled off in the same way as the Reverse Falcon/Warlock Punch. When performed in the air, some characters will get a bounce in the direction tapped in the control stick in. Because of this, characters with Neutral Special Moves that cancel their momentum will not get the bounce, but will turn around. Other characters will only get a small, almost unseeable bounce, in which the turn around-effect is also the only profit. This bounce is often called Wavebouncing. It is, however, performed in a different way than regular Wavebouncing, which requires use of the C-stick for Specials.
List of Neutral Special MovesEdit