Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition 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
. In Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition , Trish has a similar, unnamed fighting style that is a match to Dante's hand-to-hand and Ifrit fighting styles.
Devil May Cry 2
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.
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.
Bare Knuckle Combo A
, , ,
Pound your enemy with lightning-charged kicks, then finish with a series of shockwaves from Sparda.
Maximum Over Drive
on the forth part of Bare Knuckle Combo A
Unleash additional shockwaves after Bare Knuckle Combo A.
Bare Knuckle Combo
, - rapidly tap
Slash your way through enemies with this combo featuring kicks and Sparda.
Dazzle your enemies with lightning charged rising kicks.
Flatten enemies with rolling pinwheel kicks, followed by an electric heel stomp.
Rolling Thunder 2
A more powerful version of Rolling Thunder with a lightning finish.
Bare Knuckle Combo C
Round Trip, press , , ,
Get your helicopter on with this spinning kick whirlwind combo. Charge any of the first three attacks by holding.
Bare Knuckle Combo C, rapidly tap
Max out the number of additional spinning kicks you can chain in for Bare Knuckle Combo C.
Bare Knuckle Combo D
Round Trip, press , - ,
Dazzle the enemy with rapid-fire kicks, then take to the skies with a flashy rising uppercut.
Get in your enemy's face and deliver a lightning charged blow. Hold to increase power.
Strike the ground with your fist to send lighting bolts through the earth. Hold to up the voltage.
Swoop down from above with a kick that leaves lightning in your wake.
This improved version of Inazuma features more lightning trails.
Dish out pain to those in the way of your lightning-charged jumps.
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.