Ganondorf (SSBM)/Down aerial
Ganondorf does a stomp attack, with an identical animation to Captain Falcon's down aerial. It does 22% damage, with an electric effect. The move is an extremely powerful meteor smash, being by far the most powerful meteor smash in the game (able to KO grounded opponents at under 100%), and the most powerful aerial attack in the game against an aerial opponent (against a grounded opponent, only a few non-meteor aerials such as Bowser's up aerial hit harder). It also has a very large hitbox to compliment the power - covering all of Ganondorf's body and some area around it, it is possible to meteor smash an opponent by hitting with Ganondorf's head. The attack is also fairly easy to land and surprisingly easy to recover from due to its low ending lag. Because of this, the move is considered the best meteor smash in Melee.
However, the move possesses transcendent priority, preventing it from cancelling out projectiles.
Unlike Captain Falcon's down aerial, it lacks the ability to nipple spike, meaning it is always a meteor smash regardless of what body part his opponent gets hit by.
- -1% damage
- -10 base knockback
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