The Plasma Whip is an attack performed by Zero Suit Samus in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It is her side special move, and is an electric whip fired from her Paralyzer with small knockback and damage. The move is a little laggish after extending, but comes out at almost the speed of a Smash Attack. In the air it can also be used as a tether recovery, like the Plasma Wire, her up special, which also fires the Plasma Whip. However, both attacks differ from each other in that the Plasma Whip has longer horizontal range, but much less vertical range, giving Zero Suit Samus several options for Tether recovering, depending on whether she is level with or below the ledge. The Plasma Whip is also part of Zero Suit Samus's Side Smash in Brawl. The Plasma Wire can also grapple ledges that are below Zero Suit Samus's level, which can be useful for varying up her recovery. This is similar to the Grapple Beam she would use with her Power Suit.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, the Plasma Whip returns as Zero Suit Samus' side B move. However, the Plasma Wire up move has been replaced by Boost Kick. The Plasma Whip has two variants, including Whip Lash.
- Plasma Whip - "Attack foes with an energy whip. Can also be used to grab onto edges." Deals 8% damage.
- Plasma Dash - "A dashing strike with your gun. Doesn't use the whip, so it can't grab on to edges." This is slightly more powerful as it deals 9% damage.
The Plasma Whip is part of two of Zero Suit Samus' taunts. In one, she swings the whip in front of her and says "Try me". In the other, she spins with the whip around her and says "You're mine..."
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U: Prima Official Game GuideEdit
Damage 0.8~6% Max Damage 10.4% : 5 Hits
"Zero Suit Samus attacks with her energy whip. Hitting with the tip launches an opponent farther. This can also be used to grab onto edges!"
"This move swings a whiplike stream of plasma directly in front of Zero Suit Samus. Opponents struck by the very tip of it will be blasted away."
|Suit||Moon Walk • Spin Jump Attack • Wall Jump • Spin Jump • Crystal Flash • Shinespark • SenseMove • Counter Attack • Search View • Strafe/Dash|
|Arm Cannon||Special Charge Beam Attacks • Headshot • Lock-on • Welding • Overblast • Lethal Strike • Concentration • Precision Aiming • Free Aim • Melee Counter|
|Morph Ball||Bomb Jump • Bomb-Trick • Five-Bomb Drop • Turbo Bomb • Ballspark • Boost Jump • Boost Charge • Spider Boost|
|Samus (Super Smash Bros.)|| Charge Shot • Screw Attack • Missile • Bomb (Slip) • Zero Laser • Cover Fire • Side Smash • Down Smash Attack • Forward Air Attack |
Edge Attack • List of moves
|Zero Suit Samus (Super Smash Bros.)|| Paralyzer • Plasma Whip (Lash) • Plasma Wire • Flip Jump (Low) • Power Suit Samus • Boost Kick (Impact/Lateral) • Gunship • Side Smash |
Down Smash Attack • Forward Air Attack • Edge Attack • List of moves