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Air acceleration

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This article is about how quickly a character can change speed in midair. For the maximum speed a character can move in midair, see Air speed.

Air acceleration is the rate at which a character can change their horizontal velocity in midair. High air acceleration is advantageous for recovery and aerial combat, as it allows a character to reach their maximum air speed sooner and change direction more easily. Characters with high air acceleration do not necessarily have high air speed.

Air acceleration operates the same whether the character is attempting to speed up, slow down, or reverse direction. When the player is providing no horizontal input, air friction controls the character's rate of deceleration instead of air acceleration.

Air acceleration is controlled by two values: a base value that determines the minimum acceleration, and an additional value that is scaled based on how much the control stick is tilted. A character's maximum potential acceleration is the sum of these two values. For example, if a character has a base value of 0.01 and an additional value of 0.07, their acceleration can vary from 0.01 at minimum input to 0.08 at maximum input. It is most beneficial for a character to have a low base value with a high additional value, as this combination offers the most precise aerial control; a character with a high base and low additional would have a very limited range of possible speeds.

Air acceleration values[edit]

Note: By default, these lists are sorted first by total maximum acceleration, then by additional value in case of a tie.

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

In Super Smash Bros., characters have a single maximum acceleration value instead of the later games' two-value system.

JPN/NA/AUS
Rank Character Max
1 Jigglypuff's head icon from SSB. Jigglypuff 0.07
2 Pikachu's head icon from SSB. Pikachu 0.055
3-7 C. Falcon's head icon from SSB. Captain Falcon 0.04
Kirby's head icon from SSB. Kirby
Link's head icon from SSB. Link
Ness's head icon from SSB. Ness
Yoshi's head icon from SSB. Yoshi
N/A Metal Mario's head icon from SSB. Metal Mario 0.035
8-9 Fox's head icon from SSB. Fox 0.03
Samus's head icon from SSB. Samus
10-12 DK's head icon from SSB. Donkey Kong 0.025
Luigi's head icon from SSB. Luigi
Mario's head icon from SSB. Mario
N/A DK's head icon from SSB. Giant Donkey Kong 0.025
EUR
Rank Character Max
1 Jigglypuff's head icon from SSB. Jigglypuff 0.07
2 Pikachu's head icon from SSB. Pikachu 0.055
3 Link's head icon from SSB. Link 0.05
4-7 C. Falcon's head icon from SSB. Captain Falcon 0.04
Kirby's head icon from SSB. Kirby
Ness's head icon from SSB. Ness
Yoshi's head icon from SSB. Yoshi
N/A Metal Mario's head icon from SSB. Metal Mario 0.035
8-9 Fox's head icon from SSB. Fox 0.03
8-9 Samus's head icon from SSB. Samus 0.03
10-12 DK's head icon from SSB. Donkey Kong 0.025
Luigi's head icon from SSB. Luigi
Mario's head icon from SSB. Mario
N/A DK's head icon from SSB. Giant Donkey Kong 0.025

Version differences[edit]

PAL (EUR)[edit]
  • Buff Link's air acceleration: 0.04 → 0.05

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Rank Character Base Additional Max
1 JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png Jigglypuff 0.19 0.09 0.28
2 FoxHeadSSBM.png Fox 0.02 0.06 0.08
3 FalcoHeadSSBM.png Falco 0.02 0.05 0.07
4 PeachHeadSSBM.png Peach 0.01 0.06 0.07
5-11 CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png Captain Falcon 0.02 0.04 0.06
GanondorfHeadSSBM.png Ganondorf
KirbyHeadSSBM.png Kirby
LinkHeadSSBM.png Link
NessHeadSSBM.png Ness
SheikHeadSSBM.png Sheik
YoungLinkHeadSSBM.png Young Link
N/A FightingWireFramesHeadSSBM.png Male Wire Frame 0.02 0.04 0.06
12-18 BowserHeadSSBM.png Bowser 0.02 0.03 0.05
MarthHeadSSBM.png Marth
MewtwoHeadSSBM.png Mewtwo
MrGame&WatchHeadSSBM.png Mr. Game & Watch
PichuHeadSSBM.png Pichu
PikachuHeadSSBM.png Pikachu
RoyHeadSSBM.png Roy
N/A GigaBowserHeadSSBM.png Giga Bowser 0.02 0.03 0.05
19 ZeldaHeadSSBM.png Zelda 0.01 0.038 0.048
N/A FightingWireFramesHeadSSBM.png Female Wire Frame 0.01 0.038 0.048
20 YoshiHeadSSBM.png Yoshi 0.02 0.028 0.048
21 IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png Ice Climbers 0.02 0.027 0.047
22 MarioHeadSSBM.png Mario 0.02 0.025 0.045
23 DrMarioHeadSSBM.png Dr. Mario 0.02 0.024 0.044
24 LuigiHeadSSBM.png Luigi 0.015 0.025 0.04
25 DonkeyKongHeadSSBM.png Donkey Kong 0.02 0.02 0.04
26 SamusHeadSSBM.png Samus 0.02 0.0125 0.0325

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Rank Character Base Additional Max
1 WarioHeadSSBB.png Wario 0.04 0.3 0.34
N/A Wario-Man 0.04 0.3 0.34
2 JigglypuffHeadSSBB.png Jigglypuff 0.05 0.08 0.13
3 SquirtleHeadSSBB.png Squirtle 0.01 0.11 0.12
4 PeachHeadSSBB.png Peach 0.01 0.1 0.11
5 KirbyHeadSSBB.png Kirby 0.03 0.08 0.11
6-9 NessHeadSSBB.png Ness 0.01 0.09 0.1
PikachuHeadSSBB.png Pikachu
ZeldaHeadSSBB.png Zelda
ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png Zero Suit Samus
10 MrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.png Mr. Game & Watch 0.07 0.03 0.1
11-12 IvysaurHeadSSBB.png Ivysaur 0.01 0.085 0.095
LucasHeadSSBB.png Lucas
13-18 FoxHeadSSBB.png Fox 0.01 0.08 0.09
IceClimbersHeadSSBB.png Ice Climbers
MarioHeadSSBB.png Mario
SheikHeadSSBB.png Sheik
ToonLinkHeadSSBB.png Toon Link
WolfHeadSSBB.png Wolf
N/A Fighting Alloy Team 0.01 0.08 0.09
19 SamusHeadSSBB.png Samus 0.04 0.05 0.09
20-24 FalcoHeadSSBB.png Falco 0.01 0.07 0.08
MarthHeadSSBB.png Marth
MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png Meta Knight
OlimarHeadSSBB.png Olimar
YoshiHeadSSBB.png Yoshi
25 LuigiHeadSSBB.png Luigi 0.0 0.075 0.075
26 PitHeadSSBB.png Pit 0.01 0.065 0.075
27 LucarioHeadSSBB.png Lucario 0.0 0.07 0.07
28-30 CaptainFalconHeadSSBB.png Captain Falcon 0.01 0.05 0.06
CharizardHeadSSBB.png Charizard
DonkeyKongHeadSSBB.png Donkey Kong
31 DiddyKongHeadSSBB.png Diddy Kong 0.0 0.05 0.05
32-36 BowserHeadSSBB.png Bowser 0.01 0.04 0.05
IkeHeadSSBB.png Ike
KingDededeHeadSSBB.png King Dedede
LinkHeadSSBB.png Link
SonicHeadSSBB.png Sonic
37 ROBHeadSSBB.png R.O.B. 0.04 0.006 0.046
38 GanondorfHeadSSBB.png Ganondorf 0.01 0.03 0.04
N/A Giga Bowser 0.015 0.025 0.04
39 SnakeHeadSSBB.png Snake 0.01 0.02 0.03

Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Rank Character Base Additional Max
N/A Wario-Man 0.04 0.3 0.34
1 Jigglypuff's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Jigglypuff 0.05 0.08 0.13
2 Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Wario 0.04 0.08 0.12
3-6 Mega Man's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mega Man 0.01 0.1 0.11
Palutena's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Palutena
Peach's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Peach
Rosalina and Luma's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Rosalina & Luma
7-9 Ness's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Ness 0.01 0.09 0.1
Pikachu's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Pikachu
Falco's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Falco
10 Mr. Game & Watch's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mr. Game & Watch 0.07 0.03 0.1
11 Yoshi's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Yoshi 0.03 0.068 0.098
12-14 BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png Bayonetta 0.01 0.085 0.095
LucasHeadSSB4-U.png Lucas
Zero Suit Samus's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Zero Suit Samus
15 Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Kirby 0.03 0.065 0.095
16-19 Fox's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Fox 0.01 0.08 0.09
Sheik's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Sheik
Toon Link's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Toon Link
Wii Fit Trainer's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Wii Fit Trainer
20 SamusHeadSSB4-U.png Samus 0.04 0.05 0.09
21 R.O.B.'s stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. R.O.B. 0.04 0.045 0.085
22-31 Bowser Jr.'s stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Bowser Jr. 0.01 0.07 0.08
Duck Hunt's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Duck Hunt
Greninja's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Greninja
Lucina's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Lucina
Mario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mario
Marth's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Marth
Mii Gunner's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mii Gunner
Olimar's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Olimar
Pac-Man's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Pac-Man
Robin's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Robin
32 Luigi's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Luigi 0.0 0.075 0.075
33-36 Captain Falcon's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Captain Falcon 0.01 0.065 0.075
Dark Pit's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Dark Pit
Pit's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Pit
Meta Knight's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Meta Knight
37 Lucario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Lucario 0.0 0.07 0.07
N/A Mega Lucario 0.0 0.07 0.07
38 CloudHeadSSB4-U.png Cloud 0.01 0.06 0.07
39 Mewtwo's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mewtwo 0.02 0.05 0.07
40 Mii Brawler's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mii Brawler 0.01 0.058 0.068
41 Zelda's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Zelda 0.01 0.055 0.065
42 Dr. Mario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Dr. Mario 0.00808 0.05656 0.06464
43-45 Charizard's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Charizard 0.01 0.05 0.06
Donkey Kong's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Donkey Kong
Villager's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Villager
46 Diddy Kong's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Diddy Kong 0.0 0.05 0.05
47-54 Bowser's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Bowser 0.01 0.04 0.05
CorrinHeadSSB4-U.png Corrin
Ike's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Ike
King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. King Dedede
Link's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Link
Mii Swordfighter's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mii Swordfighter
Shulk's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Shulk
Sonic's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Sonic
N/A Giga Mac 0.01 0.04 0.05
55 RoyHeadSSB4-U.png Roy 0.02 0.03 0.05
N/A Giga Bowser 0.02 0.025 0.045
56 Ganondorf's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Ganondorf 0.01 0.03 0.04
57 Little Mac's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Little Mac 0.01 0.028 0.038
58 RyuHeadSSB4-U.png Ryu 0.01 0.025 0.035

Update history[edit]

1.0.8[edit]
  • Buff Falco's max additional air acceleration: 0.07 → 0.09

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Rank Character Base Additional Max
1 JigglypuffHeadSSBU.png Jigglypuff 0.05 0.08 0.13
2-4 PeachHeadSSBU.png Peach 0.04 0.08 0.12
DaisyHeadSSBU.png Daisy
WarioHeadSSBU.png Wario
5 PalutenaHeadSSBU.png Palutena 0.01 0.105 0.115
6-7 MegaManHeadSSBU.png Mega Man 0.01 0.1 0.11
RosalinaHeadSSBU.png Rosalina & Luma
8 SquirtleHeadSSBU.png Squirtle 0.01 0.095 0.105
9-13 PikachuHeadSSBU.png Pikachu 0.07 0.03 0.1
NessHeadSSBU.png Ness
PichuHeadSSBU.png Pichu
FalcoHeadSSBU.png Falco
MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png Mr. Game & Watch
14 YoshiHeadSSBU.png Yoshi 0.03 0.068 0.098
15 SoraHeadSSBU.png Sora 0.01 0.086 0.096
16 KirbyHeadSSBU.png Kirby 0.03 0.065 0.095
17-20 ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png Zero Suit Samus 0.01 0.085 0.095
IvysaurHeadSSBU.png Ivysaur
LucasHeadSSBU.png Lucas
BayonettaHeadSSBU.png Bayonetta
21 IceClimbersHeadSSBU.png Nana 0.0105 0.084 0.0945
22-28 FoxHeadSSBU.png Fox 0.01 0.08 0.09
IceClimbersHeadSSBU.png Popo
SheikHeadSSBU.png Sheik
LucarioHeadSSBU.png Lucario
ToonLinkHeadSSBU.png Toon Link
WolfHeadSSBU.png Wolf
WiiFitTrainerHeadSSBU.png Wii Fit Trainer
29-30 SamusHeadSSBU.png Samus 0.04 0.05 0.09
DarkSamusHeadSSBU.png Dark Samus
31 ROBHeadSSBU.png R.O.B. 0.04 0.045 0.085
32-43 MarioHeadSSBU.png Mario 0.01 0.07 0.08
MarthHeadSSBU.png Marth
LucinaHeadSSBU.png Lucina
OlimarHeadSSBU.png Olimar
GreninjaHeadSSBU.png Greninja
Pac-ManHeadSSBU.png Pac-Man
RobinHeadSSBU.png Robin
BowserJrHeadSSBU.png Bowser Jr.
DuckHuntHeadSSBU.png Duck Hunt
InklingHeadSSBU.png Inkling
JokerHeadSSBU.png Joker
Sephiroth's stock icon. Sephiroth 0.01 0.07 0.08
44 LuigiHeadSSBU.png Luigi 0 0.075 0.075
45-48 CaptainFalconHeadSSBU.png Captain Falcon 0.01 0.065 0.075
MetaKnightHeadSSBU.png Meta Knight
PitHeadSSBU.png Pit
DarkPitHeadSSBU.png Dark Pit
49-53 CloudHeadSSBU.png Cloud 0.01 0.06 0.07
RidleyHeadSSBU.png Ridley 0.01 0.06 0.07
IncineroarHeadSSBU.png Incineroar
Banjo&KazooieHeadSSBU.png Banjo & Kazooie
MythraHeadSSBU.png Mythra
54 MewtwoHeadSSBU.png Mewtwo 0.02 0.05 0.07
55 MiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png Mii Brawler 0.01 0.058 0.068
56-57 ZeldaHeadSSBU.png Zelda 0.01 0.055 0.065
PyraHeadSSBU.png Pyra
58 DrMarioHeadSSBU.png Dr. Mario 0.007648 0.053536 0.061184
59-66 DonkeyKongHeadSSBU.png Donkey Kong 0.01 0.05 0.06
CharizardHeadSSBU.png Charizard
VillagerHeadSSBU.png Villager
MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png Mii Swordfighter
IsabelleHeadSSBU.png Isabelle
PiranhaPlantHeadSSBU.png Piranha Plant
TerryHeadSSBU.png Terry
MinMinHeadSSBU.png Min Min
67 YoungLinkHeadSSBU.png Young Link 0.02 0.04 0.06
68 HeroHeadSSBU.png Hero 0.01 0.045 0.055
69-70 MiiGunnerHeadSSBU.png Mii Gunner 0.01 0.043 0.053
BylethHeadSSBU.png Byleth
71 DiddyKongHeadSSBU.png Diddy Kong 0 0.05 0.05
72-80 ShulkHeadSSBU.png Shulk 0.01 0.04 0.05
LinkHeadSSBU.png Link 0.01 0.04 0.05
BowserHeadSSBU.png Bowser
IkeHeadSSBU.png Ike
SonicHeadSSBU.png Sonic
KingDededeHeadSSBU.png King Dedede
CorrinHeadSSBU.png Corrin
KingKRoolHeadSSBU.png King K. Rool
Steve's stock icon. Steve
81-82 RoyHeadSSBU.png Roy 0.02 0.03 0.05
ChromHeadSSBU.png Chrom
83-85 GanondorfHeadSSBU.png Ganondorf 0.01 0.03 0.04
LittleMacHeadSSBU.png Little Mac
KazuyaHeadSSBU.png Kazuya
86-87 RyuHeadSSBU.png Ryu 0.01 0.025 0.035
KenHeadSSBU.png Ken
88-90 SnakeHeadSSBU.png Snake 0.01 0.02 0.03
SimonHeadSSBU.png Simon
RichterHeadSSBU.png Richter

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