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Luigi (SSB)/Forward throw

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Overview

Luigi grabs the opponent and swings them forward. It is rather powerful for a forward throw, dealing 16% and having above average knockback for a forward throw. It can KO Mario at 124% at the center of Dream Land and at 91% when used at the ledge. The throw is decently fast too. Overall, Luigi's forward throw is one of the better forward throws in the game due its solid power. Forward throw is usually Luigi's go to throw, although if he is at the ledge, facing away from it, back throw would be his preferred option.

In the Japanese version, Luigi's forward throw was identical to Mario's back throw, dealing 12% and much lower knockback. This naturally made Luigi's forward throw much less useful, although his back throw was more powerful in the Japanese version, making that his go to throw instead.

Throw and Hitbox Data

NTSC-J

Bone Damage Angle BK KS FKV Effect
Throw
Throw bn! 12% AngleIcon45.png 80 70 0 EffectIcon(Normal).png
Release bn! 6% AngleIcon361.png 10 100 0 EffectIcon(Normal).png

NTSC-U/PAL

Bone Damage Angle BK KS FKV Effect
Throw
Throw bn! 16% AngleIcon45.png 70 70 0 EffectIcon(Normal).png
Release bn! 6% AngleIcon361.png 10 100 0 EffectIcon(Normal).png

Summary

  • Buff Damage (12% → 16%).
  • Nerf Base knockback (80 → 70).

Timing

Invincibility 4-13
Throw Release 14
Animation length 30
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Trivia

  • This is a throw taken directly from Super Mario 64, where during the Bowser battles, Mario must throw Bowser into one of the explosive spiked pillars surrounding the arena.

Similar moves


This move in SSB64 This move in SSBM This move in SSBB This move in SSB4 This move in SSBU Luigi's moveset
Neutral attack (1 · 2 · 3) · 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 · Forward throw · Back throw
Floor attack (front) · Floor attack (back) · Edge attack (fast) · Edge attack (slow)
Neutral special · Up special · Down special
Taunt