|Initial: Flying Barcelona Attack||+|
|Followup: Follow-up Attack|
|Followup: Izuna Drop||or +|
Executed by charging down and then pressing up and kick, Vega will leap towards the edge of the screen and kick-jump off of it high into the air and towards his opponent. Which side of the screen Vega jumps to is also determined by the direction pressed for "up": diagonal up-right will take him to the righthand wall, while diagonal up-left will take him to the lefthand wall. Up alone will merely take him to the wall furthest from the opponent.
If no further input is entered, Vega lands harmlessly; however, if a punch button is pressed, Vega will perform one of the two attacks depicted below.
Follow-up AttackEditIf punch is pressed alone or at any sort of distance from the opponent, Vega executes a follow-up attack, in which he will angle himself upside-down and slash viciously at his opponent.
Izuna DropEditOn the other hand, if punch AND a direction (left or right) is pressed, Vega proceeds to perform the Izuna Drop, where he will grab his opponent around the waist and slam them head-first into the ground. The Izuna Drop can even be performed on an airborne opponent. Being a command grab, this move is unblockable.
The attack has a disadvantage: it will never take the opponent completely by surprise, as Vega will always leap towards the edge of the screen (and so away from the opponent) first, giving plenty of warning that an attack is imminent. It compensates for this, however, by keeping the opponent guessing if used right.
It resembles the Sky High Claw during its startup, up until Vega kicks off the edge of the screen. Furthermore, in addition to having two attacks to choose from, after he kick-jumps off the wall, his position can be controlled in order to fake out the opponent.
From the Street Fighter IV series on, the EX Special version also damages the opponent if Vega touches them on the way up; the opponent is knocked into the air and Vega is able to juggle with the followup attack, or else land a surefire Izuna Drop.
In earlier games in the Street Fighter II series, if Vega performes this move on his own stage, he will jump and cling onto onto the cage positioned in the stage's background, instead of towards the edge of the screen. From here the player has (limited) control of the direction in which Vega climbs around the cage, before jumping off after a preset time and performing the move as normal. While attached to the cage, Vega is completely invulnerable to attack.
- Its name is based of the capital city of Catalonia, Barcelona.