A jab reset is a technique in that is performed by jabbing an opponent while they are knocked down. While it differs between games, it will result with the opponent inevitably being forced to get up automatically. The player can then follow up with any move they desire, which is usually utilised to land a KO move. This only works with extremely weak set knockback attacks, or attacks with extremely low base knockback at very low percentages, such as the first hit of jabs. This is because higher knockback attacks will force the opponent to take knockback. Jab resets can also be used to continue a combo on an opponent if they land without teching.
In Super Smash Bros Melee, the jab will force the opponent to get up immediately. It will not provide any invincibility frames like a standard get up.
This technique works differently in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where when hit by such an attack, an opponent goes into a flopping animation, and if not hit after this with a knockback inducing attack, they'll automatically perform a standard getup. However, unlike the previous games, an opponent can be repeatedly hit to induce the flopping animation if hit with a sufficiently weak attack in this state, which can result in a lock, such as various jab locks and the laser lock.
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