King Dedede (SSBB)/Back aerial

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The two hitboxes of Dedede's bair.

King Dedede sticks out a foot behind himself, doing 13% damage with the initial hitbox and 9% with the subsequent hitbox. It functions as a sex kick due to becoming weaker the longer it is out, but the knockback does not decrease that much. The move has far horizontal reach, a long-lasting hitbox, strong horizontal knockback, and very fast startup. The move is great for edgeguarding and can be used as a WoP technique at low percentages in conjunction with his forward aerial. It also has above average KO power and is a reliable KO move when not stale. While the move has minor landing lag, it is difficult to punish. It is considered to be one of the best back aerials in the game, and also King Dedede's best attack.

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Attack data[edit]

  • Minimum duration: 32 frames
  • Hits on frames: 6-8, 9-25
  • Autocancel frames: 1-4, 25-33
  • IASA frames: 33
  • Landing lag: 21 frames
  • Shield stun: 4, 3
  • Shield hitlag: 10, 8
  • Advantage on shield: -22 (jump/grab OoS), -15 (normal shield drop)

This move in SSBB This move in SSB4 King Dedede's moveset
Neutral attack (1 · 2 · inf) · Forward tilt · Up tilt · Down tilt · Dash attack · Forward smash · Up smash · Down smash
Neutral aerial · Forward aerial · Back aerial · Up aerial · Down aerial
Grab · Pummel · Forward throw · Back throw · Up throw · Down throw
Floor attack (front) · Floor attack (back) · Floor attack (trip) · Edge attack (fast) · Edge attack (slow)
Neutral special · Side special · Up special · Down special · Final Smash