Hand Slap is the name of Donkey Kong's Down Special in all of the Smash Bros. installments. It is a reference to how Donkey Kong could slap the ground and force bananas out of tree, only he slaps much faster with an earthquake-like effect. It is commonly used for spacing from close enemies because it launches the opponent a short distance.
This attack allows Donkey Kong to get items (such as bananas) out of a cracked piece of ground, or from enemies.
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