List of meteor smashes (SSBB)
Characters who have an attack with a meteor smash hitbox are listed here, along with each attack. The thrown Pitfall, a falling Warp Star, Moltres's body, Metagross, Lakitu's Spinys, Deoxys (when it is ascending), Ho-Oh's Sacred Fire and Waluigi's stomp also have this effect. Semi-spikes are not included in this list. No spikes are currently known in Brawl, so all meteors can be cancelled. However, meteor cancelling is not possible when meteor smashed while swimming. Also, meteor smashes can cause tripping on grounded opponents if their damage was too low to produce knockback.
Compared to Melee, meteor smashes are more difficult to land in general in Brawl, due to the physic changes and altered ledge physics significantly aiding recovering players. However, meteor cancelling was altered to be more difficult to perform, and some time must pass now before it can be performed, instead of being performable the instant a player is meteored. As such, while more difficult to land, meteor smashes are significantly more effective when landed in Brawl.
While the Footstool Jump is claimed to be a meteor smash on the Smash Bros. DOJO!!, it does not actually function as one, instead having its own unique mechanics that differ from a meteor smash's. As such, there are still characters in Brawl who lack access to a true meteor smash.
Items that meteor smash
Enemies and bosses
Meteor smash chart
The following is a chart showcasing the post-calculation data of the meteor smashes in Super Smash Bros. Brawl (negligible meteor smashes are not included in the chart). The data shown is the data of the strongest hitbox within the attack that meteor smashes. Meteor smashes are ranked based on the knockback they produce on Mario at 100%.
Base knockback is the knockback produced at 0%, while knockback scaling is the amount of knockback increase per percentage point.