Samus's extended grapple

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Samus' extended grapple

Samus' extended grapple is a technique in Super Smash Bros. Melee that allows Samus to extend the length of her grab.

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Samus can extend the length of her Grapple Beam if the player presses Z, then up, down, and up on the control pad, then Z again. This combo must be inputted between frames 8-39 of the grab (the part of the grab before the grapple becomes visible). If successful, the Grapple Beam will extend to approximately 3 times its normal length. It can also home onto opponents by pressing L when she pulls it out. However, unlike the normal Grapple Beam, one needs to press A or Z when the tip of the beam is over the enemy in order to grab them. These effects will remain after doing the necessary inputs until Samus loses a stock.

This technique was removed in the PAL version of Melee.

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