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Grapple canceling

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Grapple canceling is a technique available to Samus, Link, Toon Link, and Lucas (the characters who's grab is a grapple) in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The basis of it is the fact that midair grapples are immediately canceled with no lag upon landing.

Execution[edit]

The easiest way to use the grapple cancel is to short hop. On the way down from the short-hop, press Z (or the equivalent grab button on a non-Gamecube Controller). If the character has a midair grapple move, it will extend quickly, and lightly damage those who touch it. Upon landing, there will be no lag, and any other move can be performed immediately.

Uses[edit]

This is very useful with Samus, as her midair grapple (also known as a Z aerial or Zair) comes out quickly, has a long range, and has decent stun time on it. Samus can even short hop a Homing Missile and start her Zair upon completion of the Homing Missile, canceling when it hits the ground. This technique is great for pressuring, approaching, and stopping approaches.

External links[edit]

Grapple Canceling in action