Donkey Kong (SSBM)/Forward tilt
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Donkey Kong does a backhanded slap. Despite being quite slow and not having exceptional knockback, this move is probably DK's best grounded poke, as down tilt has too little knockback and less range. Serves as an acceptable mid-range tool for catching people dashing forward, starting jumps, or whiff punishing some sloppily spaced moves at a distance. Generally too little knockback to kill, but has enough to setup up for DK's decent edgeguarding.