Luigi's down special move.
|Effect||Luigi rapidly spins, damaging opponents.|
In the reboot, Super Smash Flash 2, it has become Luigi's down special move. Luigi can now slide across the stage while performing the move and it only hits twice. However, it functions like a recovery move and a vertical KO move, much like Mario Tornado does. Luigi Cyclone takes elements from Luigi's Super Smash Bros. Brawl incarnation recovery wise, while his hits and power from its original Super Smash Bros. incarnation.
The Luigi Cyclone is likely based on the Spin Jump that originated in Super Mario World. The Spin Jump has lower vertical range than Luigi's jump but deals more damage, can jump on hazardous enemies, and can break rotating blocks. In Super Mario Galaxy, both Mario and Luigi have a spinning attack very similar to the Mario Tornado and Luigi Cyclone. The spinning attack from Super Mario Galaxy made them gain some vertical height when used in the air, just like Luigi Cyclone and Mario Tornado, although in Super Mario Galaxy the spin acted more like a double jump.
Super Smash Flash
Super Smash Flash 2
|Luigi's special moves|
|Standard special move||Fireball|
|Side special move||Green Missile|
|Up special move||Super Jump Punch|
|Down special move||Luigi Cyclone|
|Final Smash||Poltergust 5000|