Forward smash/Knockback chart
These are charts showing the post hit data (base knockback, knockback scaling, and KO percentages) of the strongest hitbox in every forward smash (or in the case of multi-hit smashes, the values of the final hit when all hits connect) for every character in the Super Smash Bros. series. The forward smashes are given a general rank in power in comparison to other forward smashes based on the knockback produced by their strongest hitbox at critical percentage.
NTSC-J to NTSC-U
NTSC-U to PAL (AUS)
PAL (AUS) to PAL (EUR)
The following chart lists the approximate KO percentages and the knockback values for the strongest hitbox of each forward smash in Super Smash Bros. Melee (or in the case of multi-hitting smashes, the power of the attack if all hitboxes connect). For Link and Peach, each of their different forward smashes are represented on the chart separately. For the Ice Climbers, when both Climbers connect their forward smash and when only Popo connect it are represented separately.
The forward smashes are ranked by which KO the earliest.
The following chart shows the power of the strongest hitbox of every character's forward smash in Super Smash Bros. Brawl (or in the case of multi-hitting forward smashes, the power of the attack if all hitboxes connect). For Olimar, Link, and Peach, each of their different forward smashes are represented on the chart separately. For the Ice Climbers, Popo and Nana have their forward smashes represented on the chart separately, as well as when both connect their forward smashes represented separately. In the case of Lucario, he is represented on the chart at minimum power, half power, and maximum power (however the chart does not take the stock modifier into account).
The data on the chart was collected from testing on Mario, with the approximate KO percentages based from the center of Final Destination. The forward smashes are ranked by which KO the earliest when the opponent doesn't DI.