Special Attacks are very powerful moves from Kid Icarus: Uprising that can only be used in Air Battles. They attack all enemies on screen, no matter how far away, and also cancel out enemy attacks. It appears as a small blue orb at the bottom left corner of the touchscreen. The player always begins each mission with one Special Attack orb. An empty orb slowly fills up over time, filling quicker when meleeing enemies. Special Attacks can be activated by tapping the orbs. The player can have up to two orbs at a time. Each weapon type has a different animation.