Daisy (デイジー, Daisy) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. She was revealed as a newcomer alongside Inkling and Ridley on June 12th, 2018. She is an Echo Fighter of Peach, thus being classified as fighter #13ε.
How to unlock
Complete one of the following:
With the exception of the third method, Daisy must then be defeated on Figure-8 Circuit.
Daisy is a somewhat light character who is quite slow in terms of walking speed and dashing speed, and has an extremely slow falling speed and very low gravity, while her air speed is only average. While this is an unfavorable combination of traits, it is compensated by her unique floating ability and her very high air acceleration. Her float ability grants her the power to hover at any height she chooses, giving her a distinct advantage in combat. This, combined with a potent aerial moveset, makes her a force to be reckoned with.
Daisy can play an effective keep-away game. Vegetable serves as her projectile, and as a throwable item, it is quite a versatile one; the move also has a 1/250 chance of spawning a powerful Bob-omb and a 1/166 chance of spawning a shield-shattering Mr. Saturn. Daisy's floating ability also helps her to control space; floating low to the ground and using retreating aerials makes her difficult to punish, and this greatly helps her own approach as well, as with good spacing she can attack the opponent's shield with little fear of reprisal. Float can increase her mobility and movement options, allowing her to frustrate her opponents with quick and unpredictable mixups. Her tilt attacks are less safe, but given the right opportunity have decent combo potential; down tilt in particular, is one of her best grounded combo starters. She has a decent grab game, as her down throw can be followed up with a variety of moves and her back throw is relatively strong. All of this gives her a solid set of options in the neutral game.
Daisy does not have trouble KOing, either. Her forward aerial's high knockback makes it her best finishing move, and it can be used while floating to "fish" for a kill with relative safety. Back throw is also a good KO option. Floating allows for effective edgeguarding as well, potentially leading to early KOs. Daisy also has a potent if somewhat situational set of smash attacks: her forward smash can be angled up or down, giving her access to three different weapons (golf club if unangled, frying pan if angled up, or tennis racket if angled down), each with their own useful properties; her down smash is a multi-hit attack good for catching rolls and edge recovery options; and her up smash is a particularly powerful move when sweetspotted.
Daisy does of course have drawbacks, mainly relating to her slow movement. Faster opponents may be able to overwhelm her before she can begin throwing vegetables or otherwise defend herself. If thrown into the air, she can have difficulty landing, and this along with her low weight makes her susceptible to juggling and vertical KOs. Daisy's ability to approach suffers against characters with long reach and disjoints, as she lacks the agility to get in close before they can hit her. Her recovery is also a potential point of failure, as while she can travel a great deal of horizontal distance, she is left vulnerable if forced to rely on Daisy Parasol, and her vertical recovery is average at best (discounting the incredibly dangerous and situational Bob-omb), as well as predictable and slow, making it possible for her to be gimped.
Overall, Daisy is a technical character that, once mastered, is a major threat to any opponent. Daisy's floating ability, very high air acceleration, and solid aerial attacks give her a fantastic air game that allows her to easily outmaneuver her opponents, and initiate devastating set-ups. Her specials grant her a disruptive projectile, two good recovery options—one of which has good KO potential—and a counterattack. However, Daisy players have to be weary of her slow grounded movement, somewhat light weight, and extreme floatiness by maximizing her floating ability to constantly switch between the ground and the air, and carefully utilize her moveset to avoid being punished for even a simple mistake. Daisy's strengths outweigh her weaknesses, and alongside her original fighter, Peach, she has received excellent results in tournaments thanks to players such as Samsora, MuteAce, CaptainZack and Umeki.
Differences from Peach
Unlike all other Echo Fighters in the game, Daisy is exactly the same as Peach gameplay-wise, with all of her major differences (barring her altered hurtbox shapes during her idle and running animations) being purely aesthetic; this essentially means that Daisy is comparable to an alternate costume of Peach with a separate character slot.
In earlier versions, Daisy's only actual gameplay difference was that the turnips from Vegetable had different knockback values from the ones from Peach's version of the move; in version 3.0.0, this difference was removed, rendering Daisy identical to Peach.
Much like her original parent, Daisy has been largely nerfed overall, and also became the first full clone character to receive more nerfs than buffs. Additionally, update 3.0.0 altered the knockback values of Vegetable to match Peach's variant, removing the only genuine gameplay difference between the two.
Note: All numbers are listed as base damage, without the 1v1 multiplier.
In competitive play
Any number following the Smasher name indicates placement on the Spring 2019 PGRU, which recognizes the official top 50 players in the world in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from February 1st, 2019 to July 7th, 2019.
Classic Mode: Sarasaland Represent!
Daisy's opponents are princesses in their respective franchise.
Role in World of Light
Daisy was one of the many fighters that fell under Dharkon's control upon Galeem's first defeat. She is found in the Dracula's Castle sub-area where she is guarded by a ghost; the nearby Dry Bowser spirit must be freed to access the cannon able to destroy the ghost.
Daisy's Fighter Spirit can be obtained by completing Classic Mode. It is also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 500 coins. Unlocking Daisy in World of Light allows the player to preview the spirit below in the Spirit List under the name "???". As a Fighter Spirit, it cannot be used in Spirit Battles and is purely aesthetic. Each Fighter Spirit has an alternate version that replaces them with their artwork in Ultimate.
In Spirit battles
As the main opponent
As a minion
Character showcase video