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Bayonetta using Witch Twist in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
|Series||Super Smash Bros.|
|First appearance||Bayonetta (2010)|
|Latest appearance||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)|
|Effect||An aerial attack that can launch certain targets upward|
Witch Twist is a Technique from the Bayonetta franchise. It is an aerial attack that can launch small or staggered enemies airborne. Witch Twist makes its first appearance in Bayonetta, then in Bayonetta 2, both in which it can be purchased from the Gates of Hell. Witch Twist is also one of Bayonetta's moves in the Super Smash Bros. series.
While holding down the dodge and punch buttons at the same time, Bayonetta drops to her knees and spins on the ground before suddenly twisting and launching herself skyward. If the button is held down, she can also fire her guns into the air while twisting.
In the first Bayonetta, a Wicked Weave will also help to launch enemies if there are at least three orbs on the magic gauge. Witch Twist can also be used with nearly any weapon for a particularly damaging effect. In Bayonetta 2, Bayonetta automatically uses Love Is Blue for Witch Twist regardless of what weapon she has equipped on her hands and she is unable to summon a Wicked Weave.
Super Smash Bros. series
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Witch Twist is Bayonetta's up special move. When using it, Bayonetta spins into the air in a short distance, dealing some launch damage to any nearby opponents on the way up. Unlike other up special moves, Bayonetta is not rendered helpless after using Witch Twist, which can be used a second time after using her midair jump. As such, Witch Twist functions more like Witch Strike from Bayonetta 2 due to skipping the grounded spinning section and allowing Bayonetta to shoot whilst she twists. As with most of her abilities, Witch Twist allows Bayonetta to chain other attacks such as After Burner Kick immediately after a successful hit.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Witch Twist retains most of its functionality but grants much less height. It is also easier for opponents to escape from.
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