Samus's extended grapple
Samus' extended grapple is a technique in Super Smash Bros. Melee that allows Samus to extend her grab attack.
Samus can extend the length of her grappling beam if her controller presses Z, then up, down, and up on the control pad, then Z again. This combo must be inputted between frames 8-39 of the grab (the part of the grab before the grapple becomes visible). Samus' grapple will extend to approximately 3 times its normal length. It can also home onto opponents by pressing L when she pulls it out. However, opposed to the normal grappling beam, one needs to press A or Z when the tip of the beam is over the enemy in order to grab their opponent.
Samus is not able to perform this technique in the PAL version of SSBM.