Super Smash Bros. series

Air speed

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Air speed, or lateral air movement, is the maximum rate at which a character can move left or right while in midair. Air speed, air acceleration, falling speed, and gravity are factors for how far a character can recover.

Airspeed is often confused with how far a character can travel without landing. Characters with low falling speeds tend to be able to travel farther in the air, simply due to hitting the ground later, not due to traveling through the air faster. As a result, characters with higher falling speeds are often perceived as having lower airspeeds, when in reality, some fast falling characters can move around in the air faster than the floaty characters.

Super Smash Bros. air speed ranking[edit]

JPN
Rank Character Air speed
1 YoshiHeadSSB.png Yoshi 40
2 PikachuHeadSSB.png Pikachu 37.5
3 FoxHeadSSB.png Fox 36
4 JigglypuffHeadSSB.png Jigglypuff 35
5-6 LinkHeadSSB.png Link 31
CaptainFalconHeadSSB.png Captain Falcon
7-8 MarioHeadSSB.png Mario 30
DonkeyKongHeadSSB.png Donkey Kong
9-11 SamusHeadSSB.png Samus 28
KirbyHeadSSB.png Kirby
NessHeadSSB.png Ness
12 LuigiHeadSSB.png Luigi 26
NA
Rank Character Air speed
1 YoshiHeadSSB.png Yoshi 44
2 PikachuHeadSSB.png Pikachu 37.5
3 FoxHeadSSB.png Fox 36
4 JigglypuffHeadSSB.png Jigglypuff 35
5-6 LinkHeadSSB.png Link 31
CaptainFalconHeadSSB.png Captain Falcon
7-8 MarioHeadSSB.png Mario 30
DonkeyKongHeadSSB.png Donkey Kong
9-11 SamusHeadSSB.png Samus 28
KirbyHeadSSB.png Kirby
NessHeadSSB.png Ness
12 LuigiHeadSSB.png Luigi 22.5
AUS
Rank Character Air speed
1 YoshiHeadSSB.png Yoshi 44
2 PikachuHeadSSB.png Pikachu 37.5
3 FoxHeadSSB.png Fox 36
4 JigglypuffHeadSSB.png Jigglypuff 35
5 CaptainFalconHeadSSB.png Captain Falcon 31
6-7 MarioHeadSSB.png Mario 30
DonkeyKongHeadSSB.png Donkey Kong
8-9 KirbyHeadSSB.png Kirby 28
NessHeadSSB.png Ness
10 LinkHeadSSB.png Link 27
11 SamusHeadSSB.png Samus 26
12 LuigiHeadSSB.png Luigi 22.5
EUR
Rank Character Air speed
1 YoshiHeadSSB.png Yoshi 44
2 PikachuHeadSSB.png Pikachu 37.5
3 LinkHeadSSB.png Link 37
4 FoxHeadSSB.png Fox 36
5 JigglypuffHeadSSB.png Jigglypuff 35
6 CaptainFalconHeadSSB.png Captain Falcon 31
7-8 MarioHeadSSB.png Mario 30
DonkeyKongHeadSSB.png Donkey Kong
9-10 KirbyHeadSSB.png Kirby 28
NessHeadSSB.png Ness
11 SamusHeadSSB.png Samus 26
12 LuigiHeadSSB.png Luigi 22.5

Version differences[edit]

NTSC-U[edit]

  • Buff Yoshi's air speed: 40 → 44
  • Nerf Luigi's air speed: 26 → 22.5

PAL (AUS)[edit]

  • Nerf Link's air speed: 31 → 27
  • Nerf Samus' air speed: 28 → 26

PAL (EUR)[edit]

  • Buff Link's air speed: 27 → 37

Super Smash Bros. Melee air speed ranking[edit]

NTSC
Rank Character Air speed
1 JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png Jigglypuff 1.35
N/A GigaBowserHeadSSBM.png Giga Bowser 1.22
2-3 YoshiHeadSSBM.png Yoshi 1.2
MewtwoHeadSSBM.png Mewtwo
4 CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png Captain Falcon 1.12
5 PeachHeadSSBM.png Peach 1.1
6-9 DonkeyKongHeadSSBM.png Donkey Kong 1
LinkHeadSSBM.png Link
YoungLinkHeadSSBM.png Young Link
MrGame&WatchHeadSSBM.png Mr. Game & Watch
10 ZeldaHeadSSBM.png Zelda 0.95
11 NessHeadSSBM.png Ness 0.93
12-14 DrMarioHeadSSBM.png Dr. Mario 0.9
MarthHeadSSBM.png Marth
RoyHeadSSBM.png Roy
15 SamusHeadSSBM.png Samus 0.89
16 MarioHeadSSBM.png Mario 0.86
17-18 PikachuHeadSSBM.png Pikachu 0.85
PichuHeadSSBM.png Pichu
19-20 FoxHeadSSBM.png Fox 0.83
FalcoHeadSSBM.png Falco
21-22 BowserHeadSSBM.png Bowser 0.8
SheikHeadSSBM.png Sheik
23-24 KirbyHeadSSBM.png Kirby 0.78
GanondorfHeadSSBM.png Ganondorf
25 IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png Ice Climbers 0.7
26 LuigiHeadSSBM.png Luigi 0.68
PAL
Rank Character Air speed
1 JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png Jigglypuff 1.35
N/A GigaBowserHeadSSBM.png Giga Bowser 1.22
2-3 YoshiHeadSSBM.png Yoshi 1.2
MewtwoHeadSSBM.png Mewtwo
4 CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png Captain Falcon 1.12
5 PeachHeadSSBM.png Peach 1.1
6-9 DonkeyKongHeadSSBM.png Donkey Kong 1
LinkHeadSSBM.png Link
YoungLinkHeadSSBM.png Young Link
MrGame&WatchHeadSSBM.png Mr. Game & Watch
10 ZeldaHeadSSBM.png Zelda 0.95
11 NessHeadSSBM.png Ness 0.93
12-13 DrMarioHeadSSBM.png Dr. Mario 0.9
RoyHeadSSBM.png Roy
14 SamusHeadSSBM.png Samus 0.89
15-17 PikachuHeadSSBM.png Pikachu 0.85
PichuHeadSSBM.png Pichu
MarthHeadSSBM.png Marth
18-20 MarioHeadSSBM.png Mario 0.83
FoxHeadSSBM.png Fox
FalcoHeadSSBM.png Falco
21-22 BowserHeadSSBM.png Bowser 0.8
SheikHeadSSBM.png Sheik
23-24 KirbyHeadSSBM.png Kirby 0.78
GanondorfHeadSSBM.png Ganondorf
25 IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png Ice Climbers 0.7
26 LuigiHeadSSBM.png Luigi 0.68

Version differences[edit]

PAL[edit]

  • Nerf Marth's air speed: 0.9 → 0.85
  • Nerf Mario's air speed: 0.86 → 0.83

Super Smash Bros. Brawl air speed ranking[edit]

Rank Character Air speed
N/A Wario-Man 1.692
1 YoshiHeadSSBB.png Yoshi 1.316
2 JigglypuffHeadSSBB.png Jigglypuff 1.269
3-4 WarioHeadSSBB.png Wario 1.222
WolfHeadSSBB.png Wolf
N/A Giga Bowser 1.222
5 CaptainFalconHeadSSBB.png Captain Falcon 1.18
6 SonicHeadSSBB.png Sonic 1.1092
7-9 DonkeyKongHeadSSBB.png Donkey Kong 1.081
MrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.png Mr. Game & Watch
SquirtleHeadSSBB.png Squirtle
10 LucasHeadSSBB.png Lucas 1.05
11-13 BowserHeadSSBB.png Bowser 1.034
MarthHeadSSBB.png Marth
ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png Zero Suit Samus
14-17 SamusHeadSSBB.png Samus 0.987
ZeldaHeadSSBB.png Zelda
CharizardHeadSSBB.png Charizard
LucarioHeadSSBB.png Lucario
18 NessHeadSSBB.png Ness 0.9588
19-21 MarioHeadSSBB.png Mario 0.94
SnakeHeadSSBB.png Snake
ToonLinkHeadSSBB.png Toon Link
22 IkeHeadSSBB.png Ike 0.9212
23 PikachuHeadSSBB.png Pikachu 0.9118
24-26 PeachHeadSSBB.png Peach 0.893
FalcoHeadSSBB.png Falco
PitHeadSSBB.png Pit
27-28 FoxHeadSSBB.png Fox 0.89
ROBHeadSSBB.png R.O.B.
29 KirbyHeadSSBB.png Kirby 0.85
30-31 SheikHeadSSBB.png Sheik 0.846
GanondorfHeadSSBB.png Ganondorf
32 DiddyKongHeadSSBB.png Diddy Kong 0.8272
33 OlimarHeadSSBB.png Olimar 0.82
34 LinkHeadSSBB.png Link 0.8084
35 IceClimbersHeadSSBB.png Ice Climbers 0.7708
36-37 MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png Meta Knight 0.752
IvysaurHeadSSBB.png Ivysaur
38 LuigiHeadSSBB.png Luigi 0.7332
39 KingDededeHeadSSBB.png King Dedede 0.658

Super Smash Bros. 4 air speed ranking[edit]

Rank Character Air speed
N/A Giga Mac 1.7
N/A Wario-Man 1.69
N/A MiiBrawlerHeadSSB4-U.png Mii Brawler (lightest) 1.422
1 YoshiHeadSSB4-U.png Yoshi 1.28
2 JigglypuffHeadSSB4-U.png Jigglypuff 1.269
3 MewtwoHeadSSB4-U.png Mewtwo 1.25
N/A MiiGunnerHeadSSB4-U.png Mii Gunner (lightest) 1.24425
4 RoyHeadSSB4-U.png Roy 1.24
N/A Giga Bowser 1.22
5 WarioHeadSSB4-U.png Wario 1.21
6-7 ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.png Zero Suit Samus 1.2
MiiBrawlerHeadSSB4-U.png Mii Brawler (default)
8 GreninjaHeadSSB4-U.png Greninja 1.18
9-11 MarioHeadSSB4-U.png Mario 1.15
DonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.png Donkey Kong
SonicHeadSSB4-U.png Sonic
N/A MiiBrawlerHeadTeamSSB4-U.png Mii Brawler (Fighting Mii Team) 1.15
N/A MiiGunnerHeadTeamSSB4-U.png Mii Gunner (Fighting Mii Team) 1.15
N/A MiiSwordfighterHeadSSB4-U.png Mii Swordfighter (lightest) 1.1376
12-13 MrGame&WatchHeadSSB4-U.png Mr. Game & Watch 1.12
RyuHeadSSB4-U.png Ryu
14-19 CaptainFalconHeadSSB4-U.png Captain Falcon 1.1
SheikHeadSSB4-U.png Sheik
LucasHeadSSB4-U.png Lucas
MegaManHeadSSB4-U.png Mega Man
DuckHuntHeadSSB4-U.png Duck Hunt
CloudHeadSSB4-U.png Cloud 1.1
20 LucarioHeadSSB4-U.png Lucario 1.09
21-23 IkeHeadSSB4-U.png Ike 1.08
ROBHeadGreySSB4-U.png R.O.B.
BowserJrHeadSSB4-U.png Bowser Jr.
24 ShulkHeadSSB4-U.png Shulk 1.06
25 MiiGunnerHeadSSB4-U.png Mii Gunner (default) 1.05
26-27 ZeldaHeadSSB4-U.png Zelda 1.04
Pac-ManHeadSSB4-U.png Pac-Man
N/A Mega Lucario 1.04
28 SamusHeadSSB4-U.png Samus 1.03
29-30 MarthHeadSSB4-U.png Marth 1.02
LucinaHeadSSB4-U.png Lucina
N/A MiiBrawlerHeadSSB4-U.png Mii Brawler (heaviest) 1.02
31-34 BowserHeadSSB4-U.png Bowser 1.0
Rosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.png Rosalina & Luma
LittleMacHeadSSB4-U.png Little Mac
RobinHeadSSB4-U.png Robin
35 MetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.png Meta Knight 0.99
36-38 WiiFitTrainerHeadSSB4-U.png Wii Fit Trainer 0.97
CorrinHeadSSB4-U.png Corrin
BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png Bayonetta
39-40 FoxHeadSSB4-U.png Fox 0.96
MiiSwordfighterHeadSSB4-U.png Mii Swordfighter (default)
41 NessHeadSSB4-U.png Ness 0.9588
42 PeachHeadSSB4-U.png Peach 0.95
43-44 ToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.png Toon Link 0.94
VillagerHeadSSB4-U.png Villager
45 FalcoHeadSSB4-U.png Falco 0.93
46 DrMarioHeadSSB4-U.png Dr. Mario 0.9292
47 CharizardHeadSSB4-U.png Charizard 0.92
48 PikachuHeadSSB4-U.png Pikachu 0.9118
49 PalutenaHeadSSB4-U.png Palutena 0.91
N/A MiiSwordfighterHeadTeamSSB4-U.png Mii Swordfighter (Fighting Mii Team) 0.9
N/A MiiGunnerHeadSSB4-U.png Mii Gunner (heaviest) 0.8925
50-51 PitHeadSSB4-U.png Pit 0.89
DarkPitHeadSSB4-U.png Dark Pit
52-53 LinkHeadSSB4-U.png Link 0.88
DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png Diddy Kong
54 OlimarHeadSSB4-U.png Olimar 0.82
N/A MiiSwordfighterHeadSSB4-U.png Mii Swordfighter (heaviest) 0.816
55 KirbyHeadSSB4-U.png Kirby 0.8
56 GanondorfHeadSSB4-U.png Ganondorf 0.79
57 LuigiHeadSSB4-U.png Luigi 0.7341766
58 KingDededeHeadSSB4-U.png King Dedede 0.63

Update history[edit]

1.0.8[edit]

  • Buff Falco's air speed: 0.893 → 0.93

1.1.3[edit]

  • Buff Lucario's air speed: 1.01 → 1.09
  • Buff Mewtwo's air speed: 1.15 → 1.25

1.1.4[edit]

  • Nerf King Dedede's air speed: 0.658 → 0.63

1.1.5[edit]

  • Buff Bowser's air speed: 0.98 → 1.0
  • Buff Charizard's air speed: 0.87 → 0.92
  • Nerf Corrin's air speed: 1.0 → 0.97
  • Buff Samus's air speed: 0.95 → 1.03

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate air speed ranking[edit]

Rank Character Air speed
1 YoshiHeadSSBU.png Yoshi 1.344
2 JigglypuffHeadSSBU.png Jigglypuff 1.332
3 MewtwoHeadSSBU.png Mewtwo 1.313
4-5 RoyHeadSSBU.png Roy 1.302
ChromHeadSSBU.png Chrom
6-7 LucarioHeadSSBU.png Lucario 1.281
WolfHeadSSBU.png Wolf
8 WarioHeadSSBU.png Wario 1.271
9 ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png Zero Suit Samus 1.26
10 GreninjaHeadSSBU.png Greninja 1.239
11 CaptainFalconHeadSSBU.png Captain Falcon 1.218
12-16 MarioHeadSSBU.png Mario 1.208
DonkeyKongHeadSSBU.png Donkey Kong
SonicHeadSSBU.png Sonic
LittleMacHeadSSBU.png Little Mac
InklingHeadSSBU.png Inkling
17 MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png Mr. Game & Watch 1.176
18 MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png Mii Swordfighter 1.17
19-24 BowserHeadSSBU.png Bowser 1.155
SheikHeadSSBU.png Sheik
LucasHeadSSBU.png Lucas
MegaManHeadSSBU.png Mega Man
DuckHuntHeadSSBU.png Duck Hunt
CloudHeadSSBU.png Cloud 1.155
25 MiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png Mii Brawler 1.15
26-28 IkeHeadSSBU.png Ike 1.134
ROBHeadGreySSBU.png R.O.B.
BowserJrHeadSSBU.png Bowser Jr.
29-30 RyuHeadSSBU.png Ryu 1.12
KenHeadSSBU.png Ken
31 ShulkHeadSSBU.png Shulk 1.113
32 FoxHeadSSBU.png Fox 1.11
33-35 SamusHeadSSBU.png Samus 1.103
DarkSamusHeadSSBU.png Dark Samus
CharizardHeadSSBU.png Charizard
36 JokerHeadSSBU.png Joker 1.1
37-38 ZeldaHeadSSBU.png Zelda 1.092
Pac-ManHeadSSBU.png Pac-Man
39-40 MarthHeadSSBU.png Marth 1.071
LucinaHeadSSBU.png Lucina
41-44 ToonLinkHeadSSBU.png Toon Link 1.05
RosalinaHeadSSBU.png Rosalina & Luma
RobinHeadSSBU.png Robin
RidleyHeadSSBU.png Ridley
45 MetaKnightHeadSSBU.png Meta Knight 1.04
46-48 PeachHeadSSBU.png Peach 1.029
DaisyHeadSSBU.png Daisy
PichuHeadSSBU.png Pichu
49 IsabelleHeadSSBU.png Isabelle 1.02
50-52 WiiFitTrainerHeadSSBU.png Wii Fit Trainer 1.019
CorrinHeadSSBU.png Corrin 1.019
BayonettaHeadSSBU.png Bayonetta
53-54 SquirtleHeadSSBU.png Squirtle 1.01
HeroHeadSSBU.png Hero 1.01
55 NessHeadSSBU.png Ness 1.007
56-57 PalutenaHeadSSBU.png Palutena 1.0
PiranhaPlantHeadSSBU.png Piranha Plant
58 IvysaurHeadSSBU.png Ivysaur 0.998
59-60 SnakeHeadSSBU.png Snake 0.987
VillagerHeadSSBU.png Villager
61 FalcoHeadSSBU.png Falco 0.977
62 YoungLinkHeadSSBU.png Young Link 0.966
63 PikachuHeadSSBU.png Pikachu 0.957
64 TerryHeadSSBU.png Terry 0.95
65 KingKRoolHeadSSBU.png King K. Rool 0.945
66-67 SimonHeadSSBU.png Simon 0.94
RichterHeadSSBU.png Richter
68-69 PitHeadSSBU.png Pit 0.935
DarkPitHeadSSBU.png Dark Pit
70 MiiGunnerHeadSSBU.png Mii Gunner 0.93
71-72 LinkHeadSSBU.png Link 0.924
DiddyKongHeadSSBU.png Diddy Kong
73 DrMarioHeadSSBU.png Dr. Mario 0.9238784
74 Banjo&KazooieHeadSSBU.png Banjo & Kazooie 0.92
75 BylethHeadSSBU.png Byleth 0.89
76 IncineroarHeadSSBU.png Incineroar 0.88
77 OlimarHeadSSBU.png Olimar 0.861
78 MinMinHeadSSBU.png Min Min 0.85
79 KirbyHeadSSBU.png Kirby 0.84
80-81 IceClimbersHeadSSBU.png Ice Climbers 0.83
GanondorfHeadSSBU.png Ganondorf
82 LuigiHeadSSBU.png Luigi 0.77
83 KingDededeHeadSSBU.png King Dedede 0.735


See also[edit]