Asleep is a status condition in the Super Smash Bros. series that is inflicted by attacks with the sleep effect. It has appeared in every Super Smash Bros. game. A fighter that is asleep is shown visibly sleeping.
Any fighter on the ground hit by an attack with a sleep effect will be put to sleep; fighters in the air, hanging from an edge or on a ladder cannot fall asleep. Examples of attacks with the sleep effect are Jigglypuff's Sing, Peach's Peach Blossom, and the Poké Ball Pokémon Togepi's Sleep Powder. Additionally, the slumber floor Spirit Battle condition causes a stage's floor to put players who stand on it to sleep (but not puppet fighters).
A sleeping fighter is unable to take any actions until the status wears off.
The amount of time a character remains asleep is dependent on that character's damage percentage. In the original Super Smash Bros., characters sleep longer at lower damages, having the shortest possible duration when damage is 300% or greater; in all other games, characters sleep longer when they have taken more damage. Except in the original Super Smash Bros., the duration of sleep can be decreased by button mashing. Additionally, a character immediately wakes up if they are hit by an attack that causes flinching or the ground disappears.
In the original Super Smash Bros., Jigglypuff's Sing was the only way that characters could be put to sleep. The animation for sleeping characters was also the same as the animation for when stunned, except that the sleeping character flashes different colors, emits musical notes (as if they were hypnotized by the song), and uses a different voice clip, such as Mario snoring like in Super Mario 64 instead of constantly saying "Uuh!".
From Melee onward, all characters have a unique sleeping animation. For example, Donkey Kong rocks on his back and puts his thumb in his mouth, and Fox curls up on the ground like his real-world animal counterpart. Sleeping characters also flash magenta, and they also emit stylized "bubbles" from their faces. In Melee, Mr. Game & Watch emits stylized Z's instead of bubbles; from Brawl onward, both the bubbles and Z's are shown.
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