- This article is about Jigglypuff's appearance in Super Smash Bros.. For this Pokémon in other contexts, see Jigglypuff.
in Super Smash Bros.
|Other Smash Bros. appearances||in Melee|
It is also notable for being the lightest, floatiest, and lowest gravity character in the game. Expert Smashers can use and abuse Jigglypuff's low knockback attacks and floatiness to their advantage in several combos against heavier characters. This, however, has not helped with its position of 8th on the tier list, for Jigglypuff is the lightest character in SSB and the floatiest, making Jigglypuff very easy to KO. In addition, Jigglypuff lacks a rising up special move recovery, forcing it to rely on its remaining midair jumps to recover. Jigglypuff does not have any matchups in its favor, though there are ones considered about even.
 How to Unlock
Upon clearing 1P Game, regardless of the character used, the difficulty, and if continues were used, the player will be challenged by a CPU controlled Jigglypuff. The battle takes place on the Saffron City stage. Defeating it will unlock Jigglypuff as a playable character. Jigglypuff is typically the first character unlocked, due to the ease of unlocking it when compared to the unlocking methods of the other characters.
To many novice players, low knockback is often considered a bad thing. But to the competitive Smasher, Jigglypuff's low knockback attacks, combined with low lag and great aerial maneuverability makes it a good character to combo with. Its great aerial mobility makes up for the fact that it has the slowest dash speed. Jigglypuff also has in its arsenal surprisingly powerful finishing attacks, such as its up smash. Unfortunately, Jigglypuff is very reliant on comboing for its KOs; if the Jigglypuff player fails to land the finishing blow, it is not unusual to see the opponent's health go upwards to 150% before being KO'd.
Jigglypuff's specials are "extreme" moves. This means they have some very good things about them, but also some very poor things about them. Its neutral special move (pound) has short range (like all of Jigglypuff's moves) and a little bit of starting lag, but it has incredibly high damage, does much damage to shields, and gives Jigglypuff additional recovery. Its down special move (rest) is known for having incredible strength if it connects, extreme ending lag, very fast starting time, very poor range, and providing invincibility frames until its eyes close. Its up special move, Sing, should not be used on opponents with low damage, but at high damage, it can lead to a finisher like rest or up smash.
On the receiving end, Jigglypuff's floatiness, low weight, and small size make it difficult to land long combos on it. Furthermore, Jigglypuff's slow falling speed, five midair jumps, good air speed, and rising pounds allow it to recover from almost any distance. On the downside, its slow falling speed makes Jigglypuff very easy to juggle. Light weight also has its downside, as Jigglypuff will often be knocked out at premature percents. Also, despite Jigglypuff's decent horizontal recovery distance, the lack of a real third jump handicaps its vertical recovery. Even at 0%, a single spike can result in a gimp. If Jigglypuff's shield breaks when there is no ceiling, it will be Star KOed (although it does have the largest shield, which helps this problem). It should be noted that Jigglypuff has extremely poor vertical recovery. While possessing many jumps, each is half the magnitude of the last, making the last jump not even gaining Jigglypuff any vertical distance at all, merely slowing its descent.
 Ground Moves
- Neutral attack: Jigglypuff's jab is usually used in the middle of combos for some extra damage. The second jab is rarely used due to it having more cooldown lag. As with most A combos, the combo can be restarted by flicking down on the control stick after a hit. 3% first hit, 4% second hit.
- Forward tilt: Circles in place and kicks. Can be angled. The knockback angle can be adjusted according to the angle of the attack. 8% damage
- Down tilt: Hitting just slightly in front, Jigglypuff's down tilt sends the opponent upwards at a 45 degree angle. This attack is similar to the up-angled forward tilt, with the main difference being that it has more cool down lag. 10% damage
- Up tilt: Jigglypuff swings a foot behind, hitting above its head for a low-knockback attack that sends the opponent up at a steep angle. If hit at the correct spot, this attack can be used repeatedly as an up tilt chain or as a setup for more powerful attacks. 10%
- Dash attack: A generic dash attack, Jigglypuff trips over and slides, hitting opponents in front of it. 10% damage.
 Smash Attacks
- Side smash: This attack sends Jigglypuff forward with a quick burst of speed. One thing to note is that the hitbox comes out near the end of the attack, so if spaced and timed correctly, the opponent can grab the oncoming Jigglypuff before the attack connects. 16% damage, above average knockback
- Down smash: Jigglypuff does a split, sending opponents on either side at a low angle. The hitbox extends quite a bit beyond Jigglypuff's feet, and this disjointed hitbox is most often used for edge-guarding, as it allows the player to avoid getting hit by the recovering opponent while still being able to prevent the opponent from grabbing the ledge. 16% damage.
- Up smash: Jigglypuff rocks its head back then forward for an attack. If the opponent is hit early, this attack sends the opponent straight up for quick, low-percent kills. At the last few frames of the attack, the hitbox exists only in front of Jigglypuff and sends the opponent forward with much less knockback. This attack is often used as a finisher. 18% damage.
 Other attacks
- Ledge attack: Does a flips while curling and sticks it's foot out. 5% damage.
- 100% ledge attack: Slowly gets up and lunges forward with its body. Will not hit foes right next to the ledge where Jigglypuff if. 6% damage.
- Floor attack: Spins around on both sides and kicks, then gets up. 6% damage.
 Aerial attacks
- Neutral aerial: Jigglypuff extends a foot out, sending the opponent back. This move comes out quickly, has a decent-sized, disjointed hitbox, and lasts for quite a while. Has Sex Kick properties. 14% (down to 7%)
- Forward aerial: Unlike most forward aerials, this one has sex kick-like properties—it loses power with time and lasts for quite a while. This attack is often considered a weaker and shorter ranged version of Jigglypuff's neutral aerial. 8-13% damage.
- Back aerial: Jigglypuff spins and kicks backwards. This attack has low knockback and can be chained into more back aerials, although it isn't as effective as Melee's Wall of Pain. 13% damage.
- Down aerial: Like all drill kicks (other than Kirby's), this attack has very low knockback and traps the opponent. When Jigglypuff lands while hitting the opponent with this attack, it can be followed up with almost any ground attack, depending on the DI. It is a very weak Meteor Smash, the weakest in the game, but can nonetheless be used for edge guarding. 3% per hit (total 10 hits)
- Up aerial: Jigglypuff slaps upwards, making an arc with its hand, sending opponents upward. The hitbox extends throughout its body. Because the knockback is consistent throughout the hitbox, if the opponent is hit at the lower part of the hitbox, it may set up for aerial combos. 16% damage.
 Grabs & Throws
- Forward throw: Unlike most forward throws, this throw sends opponents straight up. This is both a blessing and a curse as the attack rarely kills and can't set up for edgeguards, but at low percentages, it can be useful for combos. 14% damage.
- Back throw: Jigglypuff throws the opponent backwards. This throw is among the most powerful throws in the game, knockback-wise. 16% damage.
 Special Moves
- Inflates, puts its arms in front of it, then rocks to its right, then to its left, then to its right again, accompanied by it saying "Jigglypuff!".
 Rising pound
Right after executing Jigglypuff's Pound, the player has the option of tilting the control stick up or down, resulting in a slight movement in that direction during the Pound. Holding up after the Pound is called the "Rising Pound" and assists in horizontal recovery by allowing Jigglypuff to move forward while slowing down its descent. Yet, the player should be warned, as tilting up to soon can cause it to Sing.
Jigglypuff has a wide assortment of low-trajectory attacks as well as three high-knockback ones (Rest, back throw, and up smash), as well as a unique throw, which has earned it the reputation of having some of the most effective and most easy-to-perform combos. Most beginners utilize its drill kick and up tilt while advanced players tend to experiment more with aerials, forward throw, and the different hitboxes that exist in the Pound attack.
The Balloon PKMN with the big, round eyes. It sings a soothing melody, sending those that hear it to sleep. When mad, it puffs itself up. As a Balloon PKMN, its body is light, weak, and easy to knock away.
- Pokémon (GB)
Characters in Super Smash Bros.
|Newcomers||Captain Falcon · Donkey Kong · Fox · Jigglypuff · Kirby · Link · Luigi · Mario · Ness · Pikachu · Samus · Yoshi|
|Characters||Pikachu (SSB · SSBM · SSBB · SSB4) · Jigglypuff (SSB · SSBM · SSBB) · Pichu (SSBM) · Mewtwo (SSBM) · Pokémon Trainer (SSBB) / Charizard (SSBB) / Ivysaur (SSBB) / Squirtle (SSBB) · Lucario (SSBB)|
|Side characters||Bosses: Rayquaza|
|Stages||SSB: Saffron City|
SSBM: Pokémon Stadium · Poké Floats
SSBB: Pokémon Stadium 2 · Spear Pillar · Melee Stages: Pokémon Stadium
|Trophies & Stickers||Trophies in Melee · Trophies in Brawl · Stickers in Brawl|
|Music||Music in Brawl|