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 and power, but the moves raise Stylish Rank more. While using her hand to hand, she has a fire enhanced uppercut and a flaming dive-kick.

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: None of Trish's hand-to-hand techniques in Devil May Cry 2 have official names.

Action Command Description
Bare Hands Combo B t,B t,B t A quick 4-hit combo ending with a roundhouse kick.
Magma Drive B r1+B d+B t Charge power and release it in the form of a magma uppercut.
Kick 13 B r1+B u+B t A quick and powerful flaming back roundhouse kick, its impact will drive the enemy back.
Jump Kick B t (Mid-air) A diving kick performed in mid-air.

Action Command Description Preview
Bare Knuckle Combo A Bx y,Bx y,Bx y,Bx 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 Bx 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 Bx y,Bx y - rapidly tap Bx y Slash your way through enemies with this combo featuring kicks and Sparda. DMC4SE Action Bare Knuckle Combo B
High Voltage ​​Bx rb+Bx down+​Bx y Dazzle your enemies with lightning charged rising kicks. DMC4SE Action High Voltage
Rolling Thunder ​​Bx rb+Bx up+Bx y Flatten enemies with rolling pinwheel kicks, followed by an electric heel stomp. DMC4SE Action Rolling Thunder
Rolling Thunder 2 ​​Bx rb+​Bx up+Bx 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 Bx y,Bx y,Bx y,Bx yGet 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 Bx 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 Bx y,Bx y - Bx y​​​​​​​​​​,Bx 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 ​​Bx rb​​​​​​​​+​Bx up+​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Bx y​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Get in your enemy's face and deliver a lightning charged blow. Hold to increase power. DMC4SE Action Thunder Blow
Collider Bx rb​​+​Bx up+Bx y​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Strike the ground with your fist to send lighting bolts through the earth. Hold to up the voltage. DMC4SE Action Collider
Inazuma Bx y​​​​​​​ (Mid-air) Swoop down from above with a kick that leaves lightning in your wake. DMC4SE Action Inazuma
Inazuma 2 Bx y​​​​​​​ (Mid-air) This improved version of Inazuma features more lightning trails. DMC4SE Action Inazuma 2
Spark Bx 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.


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