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Bare Knuckle is Trish's signature hand-to-hand combat style involving lightning-infused punches and kicks, and, occasionally, the Sword of Sparda.


Bare Knuckle made its official debut in Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition. In Devil May Cry 2, Trish has a similar, unnamed fighting style that is a match to Dante's hand-to-hand and Ifrit fighting styles.

In Devil May Cry 2, Trish can use punches and kicks during Round Trip, or after planting Sparda in the ground. Compared to Sparda, her hand to hand combat has less range, but the moves are stronger and raise Stylish Rank more. She has access to Magma Drive, which can be charged, Kick 13 and Jump Kick, and those moves function like they did in Devil May Cry, down to having a fire effect.

In Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, it's Trish's main method of combat. All of its attacks can be charged for extra damage (although only one level high), and the moveset will change depending on whether or not Sparda has been thrown.


Note: Names taken from Devil May Cry 2 Official Complete Guide[1]

Action Command Description
Punch and Kick Combo Button ps4 triangle,Button ps4 triangle,Button ps4 triangle A quick 4-hit combo ending with a roundhouse kick.
Magma Drive Button ps4 r1+Button ps4 ls-down+Button ps4 triangle Charge power and release it in the form of a magma uppercut.
Kick 13 Button ps4 r1+Button ps4 ls-up+Button ps4 triangle A quick and powerful flaming back roundhouse kick, its impact will drive the enemy back.
Air Kick Button ps4 triangle (Mid-air) A diving kick performed in mid-air.

Action Command Description Preview
Bare Knuckle Combo A Button xbone y,Button xbone y,Button xbone y,Button xbone y Pound your enemy with lightning-charged kicks, then finish with a series of shockwaves from Sparda. DMC4SE Action Bare Knuckle Combo A
Maximum Over Drive Hold Button xbone y on the forth part of Bare Knuckle Combo A Unleash additional shockwaves after Bare Knuckle Combo A. DMC4SE Action Maximum Over Drive
Bare Knuckle Combo B Button xbone y,Button xbone y - rapidly tap Button xbone y Slash your way through enemies with this combo featuring kicks and Sparda. DMC4SE Action Bare Knuckle Combo B
High Voltage ​​Button xbone rb+Button xbone ls-down+​Button xbone y Dazzle your enemies with lightning charged rising kicks. DMC4SE Action High Voltage
Rolling Thunder ​​Button xbone rb+Button xbone ls-up+Button xbone y Flatten enemies with rolling pinwheel kicks, followed by an electric heel stomp. DMC4SE Action Rolling Thunder
Rolling Thunder 2 ​​Button xbone rb+​Button xbone ls-up+Button xbone y A more powerful version of Rolling Thunder with a lightning finish. DMC4SE Action Rolling Thunder 2
Bare Knuckle Combo C During Round Trip, press Button xbone y,Button xbone y,Button xbone y,Button xbone y Get your helicopter on with this spinning kick whirlwind combo. Charge any of the first three attacks by holding. DMC4SE Action Bare Knuckle Combo C
Electrical Dance After Bare Knuckle Combo C, rapidly tap Button xbone y Max out the number of additional spinning kicks you can chain in for Bare Knuckle Combo C. DMC4SE Action Electrical Dance
Bare Knuckle Combo D During Round Trip, press Button xbone y,Button xbone y - Button xbone y​​​​​​​​​​,Button xbone y​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Dazzle the enemy with rapid-fire kicks, then take to the skies with a flashy rising uppercut. DMC4SE Action Bare Knuckle Combo D
Thunder Blow ​​During Round Trip, press Button xbone rb​​​​​​​​+​Button xbone ls-up+​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Button xbone y​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Get in your enemy's face and deliver a lightning charged blow. Hold to increase power. DMC4SE Action Thunder Blow
Collider During Round Trip, press Button xbone rb​​+​Button xbone ls-down+Button xbone y​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Strike the ground with your fist to send lighting bolts through the earth. Hold to up the voltage. DMC4SE Action Collider
Inazuma Button xbone y​​​​​​​ (Mid-air) Swoop down from above with a kick that leaves lightning in your wake. DMC4SE Action Inazuma
Inazuma 2 Button xbone y​​​​​​​ (Mid-air) This improved version of Inazuma features more lightning trails. DMC4SE Action Inazuma 2
Spark Button xbone a Dish out pain to those in the way of your lightning-charged jumps. DMC4SE Action Spark


DMC4SE Action Unused "Draw" move (Trish)

The unused Bare Knuckle move.

  • Interestingly, High Voltage launches Trish up in the air higher than her regular jump would do. The only other move that does that is Level 3 EX High Roller.
  • The game files for Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition include a tutorial video that shows an unused move for the Bare Knuckle. In the clip, Trish is shown performing a move similar to Gilgamesh's "Draw".
  • "Inazuma" means "lightning" in Japanese.
  • "Bare Knuckle" is the Japanese name of the series known as Streets of Rage in the West.



  1. Devil May Cry 2 Official Complete Guide. p. 246.