Gravity

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Gravity is a measure of how fast a falling character reaches their maximum falling speed. A character with high gravity does not necessarily have a fast falling speed; they simply reach their top falling speed faster.

From Super Smash Bros. Brawl onward, the vertical knockback suffered by characters is based on both their weight and their gravity, with higher-gravity characters taking more knockback; horizontal knockback is unaffected. This reduces the natural effect of gravity on launch distance, keeping characters with low weight but high gravity (most notably Fox) from having disproportionally high vertical endurance, and in fact results in their endurance being slightly worse than a fighter with lower gravity. Despite horizontal knockback being unaffected, fighters with higher gravity tend to have poorer horizontal endurance, due to the gravity compensation resulting in slightly higher hitstun. Since a character's air friction only takes effect after the hitstun ends, this results in it taking slightly longer for fighters with higher gravity to be slowed down by their air friction, thus getting KOed earlier. It also affects how difficult the character is to combo - by applying slightly more knockback to characters that more quickly fall into the next attack, it slightly normalizes the effect of setup and multi-hit moves on the cast.

Gravity also affects how high a character is able to jump; two characters with the same jump force will not jump the same height if they have different gravity.

In Super Smash Bros. 4, a character's gravity can be altered by using the equipment bonus effects, Thistle Jump or Anchor Jump, with Thistle Jump decreasing it, while Anchor Jump increases it. However, both bonus effects also alter a character's falling speed.

Super Smash Bros. gravity values[edit]

Source: [1]

Super Smash Bros. Melee gravity values[edit]

Rank Character Gravity
n/a Giga Bowser 0.25
1 FoxHeadSSBM.png Fox 0.23
2 FalcoHeadSSBM.png Falco 0.17
3-5 BowserHeadSSBM.png Bowser 0.13
3-5 GanondorfHeadSSBM.png Ganondorf 0.13
3-5 CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png Captain Falcon 0.13
6 SheikHeadSSBM.png Sheik 0.12
7 RoyHeadSSBM.png Roy 0.114
8-11 LinkHeadSSBM.png Link 0.11
8-11 YoungLinkHeadSSBM.png Young Link 0.11
8-11 PikachuHeadSSBM.png Pikachu 0.11
8-11 PichuHeadSSBM.png Pichu 0.11
12-13 DonkeyKongHeadSSBM.png Donkey Kong 0.1
12-13 IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png Ice Climbers 0.1
14-16 MarioHeadSSBM.png Mario 0.095
14-16 DrMarioHeadSSBM.png Dr. Mario 0.095
14-16 MrGame&WatchHeadSSBM.png Mr. Game & Watch 0.095
17 YoshiHeadSSBM.png Yoshi 0.093
18 NessHeadSSBM.png Ness 0.09
19 MarthHeadSSBM.png Marth 0.085
20 MewtwoHeadSSBM.png Mewtwo 0.082
21-22 PeachHeadSSBM.png Peach 0.08
21-22 KirbyHeadSSBM.png Kirby 0.08
23 ZeldaHeadSSBM.png Zelda 0.073
24 LuigiHeadSSBM.png Luigi 0.069
25 SamusHeadSSBM.png Samus 0.066
26 JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png Jigglypuff 0.064

Notes[edit]

  • Wireframes have gravities of 0.09 (Male) and 0.073 (Female).
  • Sandbag has a gravity of 0.05.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl gravity values[edit]

Rank Character Gravity
1 FoxHeadSSBB.png Fox 0.175
2 SheikHeadSSBB.png Sheik 0.1409
3 WolfHeadSSBB.png Wolf 0.13
4 FalcoHeadSSBB.png Falco 0.112
5 SquirtleHeadSSBB.png Squirtle 0.1067
6-8 BowserHeadSSBB.png Bowser 0.1027
6-8 GanondorfHeadSSBB.png Ganondorf 0.1027
6-8 CaptainFalconHeadSSBB.png Captain Falcon 0.1027
9 MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png Meta Knight 0.0956
10 DiddyKongHeadSSBB.png Diddy Kong 0.092
11 LucasHeadSSBB.png Lucas 0.09
12 LinkHeadSSBB.png Link 0.089
13 ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png Zero Suit Samus 0.0884
14 PikachuHeadSSBB.png Pikachu 0.087
15-16 CharizardHeadSSBB.png Charizard 0.085
15-16 SonicHeadSSBB.png Sonic 0.085
17 WarioHeadSSBB.png Wario 0.0842
18-19 KingDededeHeadSSBB.png King Dedede 0.0837
18-19 IkeHeadSSBB.png Ike 0.0837
20 DonkeyKongHeadSSBB.png Donkey Kong 0.081
21 SnakeHeadSSBB.png Snake 0.08
22 IceClimbersHeadSSBB.png Ice Climbers 0.077
23 MrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.png Mr. Game & Watch 0.07505
24-25 MarioHeadSSBB.png Mario 0.075
24-25 PitHeadSSBB.png Pit 0.075
26 YoshiHeadSSBB.png Yoshi 0.07347
27 NessHeadSSBB.png Ness 0.0711
28-29 ToonLinkHeadSSBB.png Toon Link 0.07
28-29 IvysaurHeadSSBB.png Ivysaur 0.07
30 MarthHeadSSBB.png Marth 0.06715
31 ZeldaHeadSSBB.png Zelda 0.067
32-33 LuigiHeadSSBB.png Luigi 0.065
32-33 ROBHeadSSBB.png R.O.B. 0.065
34 PeachHeadSSBB.png Peach 0.0632
35 LucarioHeadSSBB.png Lucario 0.0625
36 KirbyHeadSSBB.png Kirby 0.061
37 OlimarHeadSSBB.png Olimar 0.06
38 SamusHeadSSBB.png Samus 0.058
39 JigglypuffHeadSSBB.png Jigglypuff 0.05056

Notes[edit]

  • The Fighting Alloys all share Mario's gravity value of 0.075, just as they share his weight.
  • In Melee and Brawl, Captain Falcon, Ganondorf, and Bowser have all shared the same gravity values.
  • Sheik is the only veteran to have her gravity increased from Melee to Brawl.

Super Smash Bros. 4 gravity values[edit]

Rank Character Gravity
n/a Giga Bowser 0.198
1 FoxHeadSSB4-U.png Fox 0.19
2 GreninjaHeadSSB4-U.png Greninja 0.18
3 SheikHeadSSB4-U.png Sheik 0.15
4 FalcoHeadSSB4-U.png Falco 0.13
5-8 ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.png Zero Suit Samus 0.12
5-8 CaptainFalconHeadSSB4-U.png Captain Falcon 0.12
5-8 RyuHeadSSB4-U.png Ryu 0.12
5-8 BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png Bayonetta 0.12
n/a Giga Mac 0.12
9 RoyHeadSSB4-U.png Roy 0.114
10-12 BowserHeadSSB4-U.png Bowser 0.11
10-12 MetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.png Meta Knight 0.11
10-12 CharizardHeadSSB4-U.png Charizard 0.11
13 GanondorfHeadSSB4-U.png Ganondorf 0.107835
14 MegaManHeadSSB4-U.png Mega Man 0.1071
n/a Wario-Man 0.1071
15-16 DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png Diddy Kong 0.105
15-16 PalutenaHeadSSB4-U.png Palutena 0.105
17 MiiBrawlerHeadSSB4-U.png Mii Brawler 0.1
18 CloudHeadSSB4-U.png Cloud 0.098
19-20 LinkHeadSSB4-U.png Link 0.096
19-20 MiiSwordfighterHeadSSB4-U.png Mii Swordfighter 0.096
n/a MiiSwordfighterHeadSSB4-U.png Mii Swordfighter (Fighting Mii Team) 0.096
21 PikachuHeadSSB4-U.png Pikachu 0.095
22-25 BowserJrHeadSSB4-U.png Bowser Jr. 0.092
22-25 WarioHeadSSB4-U.png Wario 0.092
22-25 IkeHeadSSB4-U.png Ike 0.092
22-25 CorrinHeadSSB4-U.png Corrin 0.092
26-29 LucasHeadSSB4-U.png Lucas 0.09
26-29 ROBHeadSSB4-U.png R.O.B. 0.09
26-29 WiiFitTrainerHeadSSB4-U.png Wii Fit Trainer 0.09
26-29 SonicHeadSSB4-U.png Sonic 0.09
n/a MiiBrawlerHeadSSB4-U.png Mii Brawler (Fighting Mii Team) 0.09
30 RobinHeadSSB4-U.png Robin 0.089
31 KingDededeHeadSSB4-U.png King Dedede 0.087885
32-34 MarioHeadSSB4-U.png Mario 0.08715
32-34 DrMarioHeadSSB4-U.png Dr. Mario 0.08715
32-34 MiiGunnerHeadSSB4-U.png Mii Gunner 0.08715
n/a MiiGunnerHeadSSB4-U.png Mii Gunner (Fighting Mii Team) 0.087
35 DonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.png Donkey Kong 0.08505
36 ShulkHeadSSB4-U.png Shulk 0.085
37 LucarioHeadSSB4-U.png Lucario 0.084
n/a Mega Lucario 0.084
38 MewtwoHeadSSB4-U.png Mewtwo 0.082
39-40 PitHeadSSB4-U.png Pit 0.081
39-40 DarkPitHeadSSB4-U.png Dark Pit 0.081
41-43 YoshiHeadSSB4-U.png Yoshi 0.08
41-43 MrGame&WatchHeadSSB4-U.png Mr. Game & Watch 0.08
41-43 LittleMacHeadSSB4-U.png Little Mac 0.08
44 ToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.png Toon Link 0.079
45 VillagerHeadSSB4-U.png Villager 0.078
46-47 SamusHeadSSB4-U.png Samus 0.077
46-47 NessHeadSSB4-U.png Ness 0.077
48 DuckHuntHeadSSB4-U.png Duck Hunt 0.076
49-51 LuigiHeadSSB4-U.png Luigi 0.075
49-51 MarthHeadSSB4-U.png Marth 0.075
49-51 LucinaHeadSSB4-U.png Lucina 0.075
52 Pac-ManHeadSSB4-U.png Pac-Man 0.072
53 ZeldaHeadSSB4-U.png Zelda 0.071
54-55 PeachHeadSSB4-U.png Peach 0.068
54-55 OlimarHeadSSB4-U.png Olimar 0.068
56 KirbyHeadSSB4-U.png Kirby 0.06405
57 Rosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.png Rosalina 0.062
58 JigglypuffHeadSSB4-U.png Jigglypuff 0.053088

Update history[edit]

1.1.5[edit]

  • Change Samus's gravity: 0.075 → 0.077

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gravity values[edit]

Rank Character Gravity
1 FoxHeadSSBU.png Fox 0.23
2 MiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png Mii Brawler 0.192
3 GreninjaHeadSSBU.png Greninja 0.18
4 SheikHeadSSBU.png Sheik 0.15
5-6 PichuHeadSSBU.png Pichu 0.14
5-6 PiranhaPlantHeadSSBU.png Piranha Plant 0.14
7-8 FalcoHeadSSBU.png Falco 0.13
7-8 WolfHeadSSBU.png Wolf 0.13
9 SquirtleHeadSSBU.png Squirtle 0.128
10 JokerHeadSSBU.png Joker 0.127
11 IncineroarHeadSSBU.png Incineroar 0.126
12-13 BowserHeadSSBU.png Bowser 0.125
12-13 DiddyKongHeadSSBU.png Diddy Kong 0.125
14-19 BayonettaHeadSSBU.png Bayonetta 0.12
14-19 CaptainFalconHeadSSBU.png Captain Falcon 0.12
14-19 KenHeadSSBU.png Ken 0.12
14-19 PalutenaHeadSSBU.png Palutena 0.12
14-19 RyuHeadSSBU.png Ryu 0.12
14-19 ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png Zero Suit Samus 0.12
20-21 ChromHeadSSBU.png Chrom 0.114
20-21 RoyHeadSSBU.png Roy 0.114
22-23 CharizardHeadSSBU.png Charizard 0.11
22-23 MetaKnightHeadSSBU.png Meta Knight 0.11
24 GanondorfHeadSSBU.png Ganondorf 0.108
25-26 MegaManHeadSSBU.png Mega Man 0.107
25-26 WarioHeadSSBU.png Wario 0.107
27 MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png Mii Swordfighter 0.106
28 KingKRoolHeadSSBU.png King K. Rool 0.105
29-31 CloudHeadSSBU.png Cloud 0.098
29-31 MiiGunnerHeadSSBU.png Mii Gunner 0.098
29-31 ShulkHeadSSBU.png Shulk 0.098
32 KingDededeHeadSSBU.png King Dedede 0.097
33-34 LinkHeadSSBU.png Link 0.096
33-34 YoungLinkHeadSSBU.png Young Link 0.096
35 PikachuHeadSSBU.png Pikachu 0.095
36-38 BowserJrHeadSSBU.png Bowser Jr. 0.092
36-38 CorrinHeadSSBU.png Corrin 0.092
36-38 IkeHeadSSBU.png Ike 0.092
39-44 LittleMacHeadSSBU.png Little Mac 0.09
39-44 LucasHeadSSBU.png Lucas 0.09
39-44 ROBHeadSSBU.png R.O.B. 0.09
39-44 RidleyHeadSSBU.png Ridley 0.09
39-44 SonicHeadSSBU.png Sonic 0.09
39-44 WiiFitTrainerHeadSSBU.png Wii Fit Trainer 0.09
45 RobinHeadSSBU.png Robin 0.089
46-48 DrMarioHeadSSBU.png Dr. Mario 0.087
46-48 InklingHeadSSBU.png Inkling 0.087
46-48 MarioHeadSSBU.png Mario 0.087
49-51 DonkeyKongHeadSSBU.png Donkey Kong 0.085
49-51 RichterHeadSSBU.png Richter 0.085
49-51 SimonHeadSSBU.png Simon 0.085
52 LucarioHeadSSBU.png Lucario 0.084
53 LuigiHeadSSBU.png Luigi 0.083
54-56 IceClimbersHeadSSBU.png Ice Climbers 0.082
54-56 IvysaurHeadSSBU.png Ivysaur 0.082
54-56 MewtwoHeadSSBU.png Mewtwo 0.082
57-59 DarkPitHeadSSBU.png Dark Pit 0.081
57-59 PitHeadSSBU.png Pit 0.081
57-59 ToonLinkHeadSSBU.png Toon Link 0.081
60-62 MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png Mr. Game & Watch 0.08
60-62 SnakeHeadSSBU.png Snake 0.08
60-62 YoshiHeadSSBU.png Yoshi 0.08
63 VillagerHeadSSBU.png Villager 0.078
64 NessHeadSSBU.png Ness 0.077
65 DuckHuntHeadSSBU.png Duck Hunt 0.076
66-68 DarkSamusHeadSSBU.png Dark Samus 0.075
66-69 LucinaHeadSSBU.png Lucina 0.075
66-69 MarthHeadSSBU.png Marth 0.075
66-69 SamusHeadSSBU.png Samus 0.075
70 Pac-ManHeadSSBU.png Pac-Man 0.072
71 ZeldaHeadSSBU.png Zelda 0.071
72-74 DaisyHeadSSBU.png Daisy 0.07
72-74 IsabelleHeadSSBU.png Isabelle 0.07
72-74 PeachHeadSSBU.png Peach 0.07
75 OlimarHeadSSBU.png Olimar 0.068
76 KirbyHeadSSBU.png Kirby 0.064
77 RosalinaHeadSSBU.png Rosalina 0.062
77 JigglypuffHeadSSBU.png Jigglypuff 0.053

Trivia[edit]

  • Not counting Giga Bowser, Fox holds the distinction of being the character with the highest gravity value in all games.
  • Lucas is the only character from the transition from Brawl to Smash 4 to have his gravity value kept the same. Similarly, fellow DLC veterans Roy and Mewtwo's gravity values are the same as in their last appearance in Melee.
  • Sheik is the only character to debut in Melee whose gravity has been increased in more than one game.

See also[edit]

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