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Down air stall

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The down air stall (sometimes referred to as WindWaking) is an exploit which allows a character with a stall-then-fall aerial (with the exception of Ivysaur) to float in midair. It was introduced in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and returned in Super Smash Bros. 4 as well as being initially present in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, affected Greninja, Bayonetta, Corrin, Simon and Richter in the process, but was removed in patch 4.0.0.

Description[edit]

Although it was discovered with Toon Link, the glitch is not exclusive to Toon Link. In fact, it may not be considered a glitch at all. It is an exploitation of the way that Brawl's physics engine works. If a character who has a stall-then-fall aerial performs their down aerial (or in Ivysaur's case, an up aerial) at a certain height they will lag and hover for a while.

How to perform[edit]

Using the down aerial repeatedly after being thrown or otherwise launched into the air will eventually cause the character to perform a small hop, then float in the air for a short time in the normal position for their down aerial.

Application[edit]

Since its movement can be controlled while the player is stalled (like Peach's float), it can be used as a recovery technique to glide back onstage (see the video below).

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