Thunderbird

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Thunderbird
Thunderbird.png
Type Curve
Attribute Electric Electric
Weight Medium
Default Fighter Icon-Twintelle.png Twintelle
Brand Brand7.svg


The Thunderbird is a Curve-type ARMS weapon with the Electric attribute.

Description[edit]

Appearance[edit]

The Thunderbird appears as a blue bird atop a nest. Yellow thunderbolts are painted on parts of the bird body. When launched, 3 hatching chicks can be seen rotating in the nest.

Function[edit]

"A bird in the hand is worth two in an opponent's face, especially if they're electrically charged and ready to attack from any direction!"
Official Description


  • When a fighter punches with the Thunderbird, the bird flies away from its nest in the direction of the punch, then returns to it.
  • Unlike other Curve-type ARMS, the Thunderbird can arc its trajectory both up and down, as well as left to right.
  • A Rush will increase the weight class of the projectiles to Heavy for the duration of the attack.

Technical data[edit]

Damage[edit]

Uncharged Charged
80 80

Frame data[edit]

Charge state Grounded Aerial
Extension speed Retraction speed Extension speed Retraction speed
Maximum duration (uncharged) TBD TBD TBD TBD
Maximum duration (charged) TBD TBD TBD TBD
Maximum duration (Rush) TBD TBD TBD TBD
Maximum duration [Outer Curve] (uncharged) TBD TBD TBD TBD
Maximum duration [Outer Curve] (charged) TBD TBD TBD TBD
Maximum duration [Outer Curve] (Rush) TBD TBD TBD TBD
Maximum duration [Inner Curve] (uncharged) TBD TBD TBD TBD
Maximum duration [Inner Curve] (charged) TBD TBD TBD TBD
Maximum duration [Inner Curve] (Rush) TBD TBD TBD TBD

Note: ARMS runs at 30 fps when in three or four player split screen, meaning all frame counts are halved.

Note: All frame data shown is tested using Spring Man.

Note: All frame data shown are from punches that do not contact the opponent and are started at the maximum range possible.


Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
 Japanese サンダーバード
Sandābādo
Thunderbird
 Dutch Dondervogel Thunderbird
 French Hirondelle Swallow
 German Donnerschwinge Thunder Wing
 Italian Albatros Albatross
 Russian Громобой
Gromoboy
Thunderfight
 Spanish Roc Rock

Version history[edit]

Version history
1.0.0 Added to game.
3.1.0 Decreased homing.
4.0.0 Max retraction time of charged punch in frames: 39 (straight)/52 (curved) → 41/53

Max extension time of curved charged punch increased from 62 to 64 frames.
Decreased homing.


Trivia[edit]

  • On the return journey from an attack, the mother bird will appear to be watching the nest.