Captain Falcon (PM)
Captain Falcon is currently ranked 9th out of 41 on the official tier list, placing him in the top portion of the A- tier.
Captain Falcon had the reputation of being one of the worst Brawl characters in spite of his speed and power, as Brawl's physics crippled him and resulted in a massive drop in his tier position. Because of this, he has been reverted back to his Melee incarnation, while retaining a few buffs from his Brawl iteration. Since Project M returns to the physics of Melee, Captain Falcon's combo abilities are once again efficient, as the removal of hitstun canceling no longer allows opponents to air dodge like they could in Brawl. Additionally, the Knee Smash, his main finisher in Melee, is once again as easy to sweetspot as it was in Melee.
However, Captain Falcon can be considered a glass cannon because his high falling speed hinders his already poor recovery and makes him susceptible to combos and gimps.
Changes from Melee to PM
Captain Falcon was mostly reverted to his Melee version while keeping a minority of improvements from Brawl.
Up to date as of version 3.6.
In competitive play
Captain Falcon's set of alternate costumes now includes a purple outfit with a tucked in scarf based off of his appearance in the original Super Smash Bros. and his appearance from F-Zero X, and a retro version inspired by his initial F-Zero appearance seen in the original SNES F-Zero.
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