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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 whose grabs are grapples) in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The technique allows a midair grapple to be canceled, with no landing lag.

Execution[edit]

The easiest way to grapple cancel is to short hop, then press the grab button on the way down. If the character has a midair grapple move, it will extend quickly, lightly damaging those who touch it. Upon landing, there will be no lag, and any other move can be performed immediately.

Uses[edit]

Grapple canceling is most useful with Samus, as her aerial Grapple Beam ("zair") comes out quickly, has a long range, and has decent stun time on it. Samus can also short hop a Homing Missile and start her zair upon completion of the Homing Missile, canceling when it hits the ground. This technique is useful for pressuring, approaching, and stopping approaches.

External links[edit]

Grapple Canceling in action