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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]

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Super Smash Bros. uses a different scale for air speed compared to later games. An approximate scale conversion is (a * 100) / 3 (so an air speed of 30 is around 0.9, using the scale from later games)

JPN
Rank Character Air speed
1 Yoshi's head icon from SSB. Yoshi 40
2 Pikachu's head icon from SSB. Pikachu 37.5
3 Fox's head icon from SSB. Fox 36
4 Jigglypuff's head icon from SSB. Jigglypuff 35
5-6 Link's head icon from SSB. Link 31
C. Falcon's head icon from SSB. Captain Falcon
7-8 Mario's head icon from SSB. Mario 30
DK's head icon from SSB. Donkey Kong
9-11 Samus's head icon from SSB. Samus 28
Kirby's head icon from SSB. Kirby
Ness's head icon from SSB. Ness
12 Luigi's head icon from SSB. Luigi 26
NA
Rank Character Air speed
1 Yoshi's head icon from SSB. Yoshi 44
2 Pikachu's head icon from SSB. Pikachu 37.5
3 Fox's head icon from SSB. Fox 36
4 Jigglypuff's head icon from SSB. Jigglypuff 35
5-6 Link's head icon from SSB. Link 31
C. Falcon's head icon from SSB. Captain Falcon
7-8 Mario's head icon from SSB. Mario 30
DK's head icon from SSB. Donkey Kong
9-11 Samus's head icon from SSB. Samus 28
Kirby's head icon from SSB. Kirby
Ness's head icon from SSB. Ness
12 Luigi's head icon from SSB. Luigi 22.5
AUS
Rank Character Air speed
1 Yoshi's head icon from SSB. Yoshi 44
2 Pikachu's head icon from SSB. Pikachu 37.5
3 Fox's head icon from SSB. Fox 36
4 Jigglypuff's head icon from SSB. Jigglypuff 35
5 C. Falcon's head icon from SSB. Captain Falcon 31
6-7 Mario's head icon from SSB. Mario 30
DK's head icon from SSB. Donkey Kong
8-9 Kirby's head icon from SSB. Kirby 28
Ness's head icon from SSB. Ness
10 Link's head icon from SSB. Link 27
11 Samus's head icon from SSB. Samus 26
12 Luigi's head icon from SSB. Luigi 22.5
EUR
Rank Character Air speed
1 Yoshi's head icon from SSB. Yoshi 44
2 Pikachu's head icon from SSB. Pikachu 37.5
3 Link's head icon from SSB. Link 37
4 Fox's head icon from SSB. Fox 36
5 Jigglypuff's head icon from SSB. Jigglypuff 35
6 C. Falcon's head icon from SSB. Captain Falcon 31
7-8 Mario's head icon from SSB. Mario 30
DK's head icon from SSB. Donkey Kong
9-10 Kirby's head icon from SSB. Kirby 28
Ness's head icon from SSB. Ness
11 Samus's head icon from SSB. Samus 26
12 Luigi's head icon from SSB. 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 Mii Brawler's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mii Brawler (lightest) 1.422
1 Yoshi's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Yoshi 1.28
2 Jigglypuff's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Jigglypuff 1.269
3 Mewtwo's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mewtwo 1.25
N/A Mii Gunner's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mii Gunner (lightest) 1.24425
4 RoyHeadSSB4-U.png Roy 1.24
N/A Giga Bowser 1.22
5 Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Wario 1.21
6-7 Zero Suit Samus's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Zero Suit Samus 1.2
Mii Brawler's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mii Brawler (default)
8 Greninja's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Greninja 1.18
9-11 Mario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mario 1.15
Donkey Kong's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Donkey Kong
Sonic's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Sonic
N/A A Fighting Mii Team Mii Brawler's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mii Brawler (Fighting Mii Team) 1.15
N/A MiiGunnerHeadTeamSSB4-U.png Mii Gunner (Fighting Mii Team) 1.15
N/A Mii Swordfighter's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mii Swordfighter (lightest) 1.1376
12-13 Mr. Game & Watch's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mr. Game & Watch 1.12
RyuHeadSSB4-U.png Ryu
14-19 Captain Falcon's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Captain Falcon 1.1
Sheik's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Sheik
LucasHeadSSB4-U.png Lucas
Mega Man's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mega Man
Duck Hunt's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Duck Hunt
CloudHeadSSB4-U.png Cloud 1.1
20 Lucario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Lucario 1.09
21-23 Ike's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Ike 1.08
ROBHeadGreySSB4-U.png R.O.B.
Bowser Jr.'s stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Bowser Jr.
24 Shulk's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Shulk 1.06
25 Mii Gunner's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mii Gunner (default) 1.05
26-27 Zelda's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Zelda 1.04
Pac-Man's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Pac-Man
N/A Mega Lucario 1.04
28 SamusHeadSSB4-U.png Samus 1.03
29-30 Marth's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Marth 1.02
Lucina's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Lucina
N/A Mii Brawler's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mii Brawler (heaviest) 1.02
31-34 Bowser's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Bowser 1.0
Rosalina and Luma's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Rosalina & Luma
Little Mac's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Little Mac
Robin's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Robin
35 Meta Knight's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Meta Knight 0.99
36-38 Wii Fit Trainer's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Wii Fit Trainer 0.97
CorrinHeadSSB4-U.png Corrin
BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png Bayonetta
39-40 Fox's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Fox 0.96
Mii Swordfighter's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mii Swordfighter (default)
41 Ness's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Ness 0.9588
42 Peach's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Peach 0.95
43-44 Toon Link's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Toon Link 0.94
Villager's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Villager
45 Falco's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Falco 0.93
46 Dr. Mario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Dr. Mario 0.9292
47 Charizard's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Charizard 0.92
48 Pikachu's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Pikachu 0.9118
49 Palutena's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Palutena 0.91
N/A A Fighting Mii Team Mii Swordfighter's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mii Swordfighter (Fighting Mii Team) 0.9
N/A Mii Gunner's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mii Gunner (heaviest) 0.8925
50-51 Pit's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Pit 0.89
Dark Pit's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Dark Pit
52-53 Link's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Link 0.88
Diddy Kong's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Diddy Kong
54 Olimar's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Olimar 0.82
N/A Mii Swordfighter's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mii Swordfighter (heaviest) 0.816
55 Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Kirby 0.8
56 Ganondorf's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Ganondorf 0.79
57 Luigi's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Luigi 0.7341766
58 King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. 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 MythraHeadSSBU.png Mythra 1.22
12 CaptainFalconHeadSSBU.png Captain Falcon 1.218
13-17 MarioHeadSSBU.png Mario 1.208
DonkeyKongHeadSSBU.png Donkey Kong
SonicHeadSSBU.png Sonic
LittleMacHeadSSBU.png Little Mac
InklingHeadSSBU.png Inkling
18 MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png Mr. Game & Watch 1.176
19 MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png Mii Swordfighter 1.17
20-25 BowserHeadSSBU.png Bowser 1.155
SheikHeadSSBU.png Sheik
LucasHeadSSBU.png Lucas
MegaManHeadSSBU.png Mega Man
DuckHuntHeadSSBU.png Duck Hunt
CloudHeadSSBU.png Cloud 1.155
26 MiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png Mii Brawler 1.15
27-29 IkeHeadSSBU.png Ike 1.134
ROBHeadGreySSBU.png R.O.B.
BowserJrHeadSSBU.png Bowser Jr.
30-31 RyuHeadSSBU.png Ryu 1.12
KenHeadSSBU.png Ken
32 ShulkHeadSSBU.png Shulk 1.113
33 FoxHeadSSBU.png Fox 1.11
34-36 SamusHeadSSBU.png Samus 1.103
DarkSamusHeadSSBU.png Dark Samus
CharizardHeadSSBU.png Charizard
37-38 JokerHeadSSBU.png Joker 1.1
PyraHeadSSBU.png Pyra
39-40 ZeldaHeadSSBU.png Zelda 1.092
Pac-ManHeadSSBU.png Pac-Man
41-42 MarthHeadSSBU.png Marth 1.071
LucinaHeadSSBU.png Lucina
43-46 ToonLinkHeadSSBU.png Toon Link 1.05
RosalinaHeadSSBU.png Rosalina & Luma
RobinHeadSSBU.png Robin
RidleyHeadSSBU.png Ridley
47 MetaKnightHeadSSBU.png Meta Knight 1.04
48-50 PeachHeadSSBU.png Peach 1.029
DaisyHeadSSBU.png Daisy
PichuHeadSSBU.png Pichu
51 IsabelleHeadSSBU.png Isabelle 1.02
52-54 WiiFitTrainerHeadSSBU.png Wii Fit Trainer 1.019
CorrinHeadSSBU.png Corrin 1.019
BayonettaHeadSSBU.png Bayonetta
55-56 SquirtleHeadSSBU.png Squirtle 1.01
HeroHeadSSBU.png Hero 1.01
57 NessHeadSSBU.png Ness 1.007
58-59 PalutenaHeadSSBU.png Palutena 1.0
PiranhaPlantHeadSSBU.png Piranha Plant
60 IvysaurHeadSSBU.png Ivysaur 0.998
61-62 SnakeHeadSSBU.png Snake 0.987
VillagerHeadSSBU.png Villager
63 FalcoHeadSSBU.png Falco 0.977
64 YoungLinkHeadSSBU.png Young Link 0.966
65 PikachuHeadSSBU.png Pikachu 0.957
66-67 TerryHeadSSBU.png Terry 0.95
Sephiroth's stock icon. Sephiroth 0.95
68 KingKRoolHeadSSBU.png King K. Rool 0.945
69-70 SimonHeadSSBU.png Simon 0.94
RichterHeadSSBU.png Richter
71-72 PitHeadSSBU.png Pit 0.935
DarkPitHeadSSBU.png Dark Pit
73 MiiGunnerHeadSSBU.png Mii Gunner 0.93
74-75 LinkHeadSSBU.png Link 0.924
DiddyKongHeadSSBU.png Diddy Kong
76 DrMarioHeadSSBU.png Dr. Mario 0.9238784
77 Banjo&KazooieHeadSSBU.png Banjo & Kazooie 0.92
78 BylethHeadSSBU.png Byleth 0.89
79 IncineroarHeadSSBU.png Incineroar 0.88
80 IceClimbersHeadSSBU.png Ice Climbers (partner) 0.8715
81 OlimarHeadSSBU.png Olimar 0.861
82 Steve's stock icon. Steve 0.86
83 MinMinHeadSSBU.png Min Min 0.85
84 KirbyHeadSSBU.png Kirby 0.84
85-86 IceClimbersHeadSSBU.png Ice Climbers (leader) 0.83
GanondorfHeadSSBU.png Ganondorf
87 LuigiHeadSSBU.png Luigi 0.77
88 KingDededeHeadSSBU.png King Dedede 0.735


See also[edit]