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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]

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

Rank Character Acceleration
1 JigglypuffHeadSSB.png Jigglypuff 0.07
2 PikachuHeadSSB.png Pikachu 0.055
3-7 CaptainFalconHeadSSB.png Captain Falcon 0.04
3-7 KirbyHeadSSB.png Kirby 0.04
3-7 LinkHeadSSB.png Link 0.04
3-7 NessHeadSSB.png Ness 0.04
3-7 YoshiHeadSSB.png Yoshi 0.04
n/a Metal Mario 0.035
8-9 FoxHeadSSB.png Fox 0.03
8-9 SamusHeadSSB.png Samus 0.03
10-12 DonkeyKongHeadSSB.png Donkey Kong 0.025
n/a Giant Donkey Kong 0.025
10-12 LuigiHeadSSB.png Luigi 0.025
10-12 MarioHeadSSB.png Mario 0.025

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
5-11 GanondorfHeadSSBM.png Ganondorf 0.02 0.04 0.06
5-11 KirbyHeadSSBM.png Kirby 0.02 0.04 0.06
5-11 LinkHeadSSBM.png Link 0.02 0.04 0.06
5-11 NessHeadSSBM.png Ness 0.02 0.04 0.06
5-11 SheikHeadSSBM.png Sheik 0.02 0.04 0.06
5-11 YoungLinkHeadSSBM.png Young Link 0.02 0.04 0.06
n/a Male Wire Frame 0.02 0.04 0.06
12-18 BowserHeadSSBM.png Bowser 0.02 0.03 0.05
n/a GigaBowserHeadSSBM.png Giga Bowser 0.02 0.03 0.05
12-18 MarthHeadSSBM.png Marth 0.02 0.03 0.05
12-18 MewtwoHeadSSBM.png Mewtwo 0.02 0.03 0.05
12-18 MrGame&WatchHeadSSBM.png Mr. Game & Watch 0.02 0.03 0.05
12-18 PichuHeadSSBM.png Pichu 0.02 0.03 0.05
12-18 PikachuHeadSSBM.png Pikachu 0.02 0.03 0.05
12-18 RoyHeadSSBM.png Roy 0.02 0.03 0.05
19 ZeldaHeadSSBM.png Zelda 0.01 0.038 0.048
n/a 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
6-9 PikachuHeadSSBB.png Pikachu 0.01 0.09 0.1
6-9 ZeldaHeadSSBB.png Zelda 0.01 0.09 0.1
6-9 ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png Zero Suit Samus 0.01 0.09 0.1
10 MrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.png Mr. Game & Watch 0.07 0.03 0.1
11-12 IvysaurHeadSSBB.png Ivysaur 0.01 0.085 0.095
11-12 LucasHeadSSBB.png Lucas 0.01 0.085 0.095
13-18 FoxHeadSSBB.png Fox 0.01 0.08 0.09
13-18 IceClimbersHeadSSBB.png Ice Climbers 0.01 0.08 0.09
13-18 MarioHeadSSBB.png Mario 0.01 0.08 0.09
13-18 SheikHeadSSBB.png Sheik 0.01 0.08 0.09
13-18 ToonLinkHeadSSBB.png Toon Link 0.01 0.08 0.09
13-18 WolfHeadSSBB.png Wolf 0.01 0.08 0.09
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
20-24 MarthHeadSSBB.png Marth 0.01 0.07 0.08
20-24 MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png Meta Knight 0.01 0.07 0.08
20-24 OlimarHeadSSBB.png Olimar 0.01 0.07 0.08
20-24 YoshiHeadSSBB.png Yoshi 0.01 0.07 0.08
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
28-30 CharizardHeadSSBB.png Charizard 0.01 0.05 0.06
28-30 DonkeyKongHeadSSBB.png Donkey Kong 0.01 0.05 0.06
31 DiddyKongHeadSSBB.png Diddy Kong 0.0 0.05 0.05
32-36 BowserHeadSSBB.png Bowser 0.01 0.04 0.05
32-36 IkeHeadSSBB.png Ike 0.01 0.04 0.05
32-36 KingDededeHeadSSBB.png King Dedede 0.01 0.04 0.05
32-36 LinkHeadSSBB.png Link 0.01 0.04 0.05
32-36 SonicHeadSSBB.png Sonic 0.01 0.04 0.05
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 JigglypuffHeadSSB4-U.png Jigglypuff 0.05 0.08 0.13
2 WarioHeadSSB4-U.png Wario 0.04 0.08 0.12
3-6 MegaManHeadSSB4-U.png Mega Man 0.01 0.1 0.11
3-6 PalutenaHeadSSB4-U.png Palutena 0.01 0.1 0.11
3-6 PeachHeadSSB4-U.png Peach 0.01 0.1 0.11
3-6 Rosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.png Rosalina 0.01 0.1 0.11
7-9 NessHeadSSB4-U.png Ness 0.01 0.09 0.1
7-9 PikachuHeadSSB4-U.png Pikachu 0.01 0.09 0.1
7-9 FalcoHeadSSB4-U.png Falco 0.01 0.09 0.1
10 MrGame&WatchHeadSSB4-U.png Mr. Game & Watch 0.07 0.03 0.1
11 YoshiHeadSSB4-U.png Yoshi 0.03 0.068 0.098
12-14 BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png Bayonetta 0.01 0.085 0.095
12-14 LucasHeadSSB4-U.png Lucas 0.01 0.085 0.095
12-14 ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.png Zero Suit Samus 0.01 0.085 0.095
15 KirbyHeadSSB4-U.png Kirby 0.03 0.065 0.095
16-19 FoxHeadSSB4-U.png Fox 0.01 0.08 0.09
16-19 SheikHeadSSB4-U.png Sheik 0.01 0.08 0.09
16-19 ToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.png Toon Link 0.01 0.08 0.09
16-19 WiiFitTrainerHeadSSB4-U.png Wii Fit Trainer 0.01 0.08 0.09
20 SamusHeadSSB4-U.png Samus 0.04 0.05 0.09
21 ROBHeadSSB4-U.png R.O.B. 0.04 0.045 0.085
22-31 BowserJrHeadSSB4-U.png Bowser Jr. 0.01 0.07 0.08
22-31 DuckHuntHeadSSB4-U.png Duck Hunt 0.01 0.07 0.08
22-31 GreninjaHeadSSB4-U.png Greninja 0.01 0.07 0.08
22-31 LucinaHeadSSB4-U.png Lucina 0.01 0.07 0.08
22-31 MarioHeadSSB4-U.png Mario 0.01 0.07 0.08
22-31 MarthHeadSSB4-U.png Marth 0.01 0.07 0.08
22-31 MiiGunnerHeadSSB4-U.png Mii Gunner 0.01 0.07 0.08
22-31 OlimarHeadSSB4-U.png Olimar 0.01 0.07 0.08
22-31 Pac-ManHeadSSB4-U.png Pac-Man 0.01 0.07 0.08
22-31 RobinHeadSSB4-U.png Robin 0.01 0.07 0.08
32 LuigiHeadSSB4-U.png Luigi 0.0 0.075 0.075
33-36 CaptainFalconHeadSSB4-U.png Captain Falcon 0.01 0.065 0.075
33-36 DarkPitHeadSSB4-U.png Dark Pit 0.01 0.065 0.075
33-36 PitHeadSSB4-U.png Pit 0.01 0.065 0.075
33-36 MetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.png Meta Knight 0.01 0.065 0.075
37 LucarioHeadSSB4-U.png 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 MewtwoHeadSSB4-U.png Mewtwo 0.02 0.05 0.07
40 MiiBrawlerHeadSSB4-U.png Mii Brawler 0.01 0.058 0.068
41 DrMarioHeadSSB4-U.png Dr. Mario 0.01 0.0574 0.0674
42 ZeldaHeadSSB4-U.png Zelda 0.01 0.055 0.065
43-45 CharizardHeadSSB4-U.png Charizard 0.01 0.05 0.06
43-45 DonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.png Donkey Kong 0.01 0.05 0.06
43-45 VillagerHeadSSB4-U.png Villager 0.01 0.05 0.06
46 DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png Diddy Kong 0.0 0.05 0.05
47-54 BowserHeadSSB4-U.png Bowser 0.01 0.04 0.05
47-54 CorrinHeadSSB4-U.png Corrin 0.01 0.04 0.05
n/a Giga Mac 0.01 0.04 0.05
47-54 IkeHeadSSB4-U.png Ike 0.01 0.04 0.05
47-54 KingDededeHeadSSB4-U.png King Dedede 0.01 0.04 0.05
47-54 LinkHeadSSB4-U.png Link 0.01 0.04 0.05
47-54 MiiSwordfighterHeadSSB4-U.png Mii Swordfighter 0.01 0.04 0.05
47-54 ShulkHeadSSB4-U.png Shulk 0.01 0.04 0.05
47-54 SonicHeadSSB4-U.png Sonic 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 GanondorfHeadSSB4-U.png Ganondorf 0.01 0.03 0.04
57 LittleMacHeadSSB4-U.png 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 WarioHeadSSBU.png Wario 0.04 0.08 0.12
2-4 PeachHeadSSBU.png Peach 0.04 0.08 0.12
2-4 DaisyHeadSSBU.png Daisy 0.04 0.08 0.12
5 PalutenaHeadSSBU.png Palutena 0.01 0.105 0.115
6-7 RosalinaHeadSSBU.png Rosalina 0.01 0.1 0.11
6-7 MegaManHeadSSBU.png Mega Man 0.01 0.1 0.11
8 SquirtleHeadSSBU.png Squirtle 0.01 0.095 0.105
9-13 MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png Mr. Game & Watch 0.07 0.03 0.1
9-13 PichuHeadSSBU.png Pichu 0.01 0.09 0.1
9-13 FalcoHeadSSBU.png Falco 0.01 0.09 0.1
9-13 PikachuHeadSSBU.png Pikachu 0.01 0.09 0.1
9-13 NessHeadSSBU.png Ness 0.01 0.09 0.1
14 YoshiHeadSSBU.png Yoshi 0.03 0.068 0.098
15-19 KirbyHeadSSBU.png Kirby 0.03 0.065 0.095
15-19 ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png Zero Suit Samus 0.01 0.085 0.095
15-19 BayonettaHeadSSBU.png Bayonetta 0.01 0.085 0.095
15-19 LucasHeadSSBU.png Lucas 0.01 0.085 0.095
15-19 IvysaurHeadSSBU.png Ivysaur 0.01 0.085 0.095
20 IceClimbersHeadSSBU.png Nana 0.0105 0.084 0.0945
21-29 WolfHeadSSBU.png Wolf 0.01 0.08 0.09
21-29 FoxHeadSSBU.png Fox 0.01 0.08 0.09
21-29 SheikHeadSSBU.png Sheik 0.01 0.08 0.09
21-29 WiiFitTrainerHeadSSBU.png Wii Fit Trainer 0.01 0.08 0.09
21-29 LucarioHeadSSBU.png Lucario 0.01 0.08 0.09
21-29 IceClimbersHeadSSBU.png Popo 0.01 0.08 0.09
21-29 ToonLinkHeadSSBU.png Toon Link 0.01 0.08 0.09
21-29 SamusHeadSSBU.png Samus 0.04 0.05 0.09
21-29 DarkSamusHeadSSBU.png Dark Samus 0.04 0.05 0.09
30 ROBHeadSSBU.png R.O.B. 0.04 0.045 0.085
31-41 GreninjaHeadSSBU.png Greninja 0.01 0.07 0.08
31-41 BowserJrHeadSSBU.png Bowser Jr. 0.01 0.07 0.08
31-41 RobinHeadSSBU.png Robin 0.01 0.07 0.08
31-41 InklingHeadSSBU.png Inkling 0.01 0.07 0.08
31-41 MarioHeadSSBU.png Mario 0.01 0.07 0.08
31-41 DuckHuntHeadSSBU.png Duck Hunt 0.01 0.07 0.08
31-41 MarthHeadSSBU.png Marth 0.01 0.07 0.08
31-41 LucinaHeadSSBU.png Lucina 0.01 0.07 0.08
31-41 OlimarHeadSSBU.png Olimar 0.01 0.07 0.08
31-41 Pac-ManHeadSSBU.png Pac-Man 0.01 0.07 0.08
31-41 JokerHeadSSBU.png Joker 0.01 0.07 0.08
42-46 CaptainFalconHeadSSBU.png Captain Falcon 0.01 0.065 0.075
42-46 MetaKnightHeadSSBU.png Meta Knight 0.01 0.065 0.075
42-46 PitHeadSSBU.png Pit 0.01 0.065 0.075
42-46 DarkPitHeadSSBU.png Dark Pit 0.01 0.065 0.075
42-46 LuigiHeadSSBU.png Luigi 0 0.075 0.075
47-51 MewtwoHeadSSBU.png Mewtwo 0.02 0.05 0.07
47-51 IncineroarHeadSSBU.png Incineroar 0.01 0.06 0.07
47-51 CloudHeadSSBU.png Cloud 0.01 0.06 0.07
47-51 RidleyHeadSSBU.png Ridley 0.01 0.06 0.07
47-51 Banjo&KazooieHeadSSBU.png Banjo & Kazooie 0.01 0.06 0.07
52 MiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png Mii Brawler 0.01 0.058 0.068
53 ZeldaHeadSSBU.png Zelda 0.01 0.055 0.065
54 DrMarioHeadSSBU.png Dr. Mario 0.007648 0.053536 0.061184
55-63 YoungLinkHeadSSBU.png Young Link 0.02 0.04 0.06
55-63 CharizardHeadSSBU.png Charizard 0.01 0.05 0.06
55-63 MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png Mii Swordfighter 0.01 0.05 0.06
55-63 PiranhaPlantHeadSSBU.png Piranha Plant 0.01 0.05 0.06
55-63 DonkeyKongHeadSSBU.png Donkey Kong 0.01 0.05 0.06
55-63 VillagerHeadSSBU.png Villager 0.01 0.05 0.06
55-63 IsabelleHeadSSBU.png Isabelle 0.01 0.05 0.06
55-63 TerryHeadSSBU.png Terry 0.01 0.05 0.06
55-63 MinMinHeadSSBU.png Min Min 0.01 0.05 0.06
64 HeroHeadSSBU.png Hero 0.01 0.045 0.055
65-66 BylethHeadSSBU.png Byleth 0.01 0.043 0.053
65-66 MiiGunnerHeadSSBU.png Mii Gunner 0.01 0.043 0.053
67-78 RoyHeadSSBU.png Roy 0.02 0.03 0.05
67-78 ChromHeadSSBU.png Chrom 0.02 0.03 0.05
67-78 BowserHeadSSBU.png Bowser 0.01 0.04 0.05
67-78 ShulkHeadSSBU.png Shulk 0.01 0.04 0.05
67-78 KingDededeHeadSSBU.png King Dedede 0.01 0.04 0.05
67-78 LinkHeadSSBU.png Link 0.01 0.04 0.05
67-78 IkeHeadSSBU.png Ike 0.01 0.04 0.05
67-78 CorrinHeadSSBU.png Corrin 0.01 0.04 0.05
67-78 SonicHeadSSBU.png Sonic 0.01 0.04 0.05
67-78 KingKRoolHeadSSBU.png King K. Rool 0.01 0.04 0.05
67-78 DiddyKongHeadSSBU.png Diddy Kong 0 0.05 0.05
67-78 SteveHeadSSBU.png Steve 0.01 0.04 0.05
79-80 LittleMacHeadSSBU.png Little Mac 0.01 0.03 0.04
79-80 GanondorfHeadSSBU.png Ganondorf 0.01 0.03 0.04
81-82 RyuHeadSSBU.png Ryu 0.01 0.025 0.035
81-82 KenHeadSSBU.png Ken 0.01 0.025 0.035
83-85 SnakeHeadSSBU.png Snake 0.01 0.02 0.03
83-85 RichterHeadSSBU.png Richter 0.01 0.02 0.03
83-85 SimonHeadSSBU.png Simon 0.01 0.02 0.03

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