Paralyze

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Pit is paralyzed by Zero Suit Samus' Paralyzer.
For the effect causing characters to be dazed for a period of time, see Stun.
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Debuting in Brawl, there are a few attacks in the Smash Bros. series that can cause the rare paralyze effect. Targets hit by these attacks will be frozen in place for a short period of time, shaking back and forth, before taking knockback. The duration that the paralysis lasts for depends on how much knockback the move will do, and a unique paralysis multiplier attached to each paralyzing move. As such, moves that have knockback scaling (rather than fixed knockback like Zero Suit Samus's Paralyzer) will paralyze the opponent for longer as their percent increases. There is also a cap on how long a player can be paralyzed for. The user of the paralyzing effect can follow up with a smash attack or other powerful move during the paralysis, making the effect very strong. Repeatedly using a paralyzing attack will not increase the duration of the effect. This is often confused with the electric and stun effects.

The vast majority of paralyzing attacks are either Final Smashes, custom moves, or the effects of certain items or Smash Run enemies. Extremely few standard characters' moves can paralyze.

This is the only status that can affect other things besides characters, like items, causing them to shake.

List of paralyzing attacks[edit]

By characters[edit]

Character Move(s) Games
Captain Falcon Lightning Falcon Kick (side hitboxes, landing) Super Smash Bros. 4
Corrin Dragon Fang Shot
Dark Pit Dark Pit Staff (trapping hit)
Donkey Kong Focused Slap (first of each pair)
Ganondorf Beast Ganon (trapping hit) Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4
Greninja Secret Ninja Attack (trapping hit) Super Smash Bros. 4
Ike Paralyzing Counter
Kirby Ultra Sword (first trapping hit)
Kirby (Copy Abilities) Dragon Fang Shot
Bonus Fruit (bell)
Paralyzer Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. 4
Link Triforce Slash (trapping hit)
Little Mac Stunning Straight Lunge Super Smash Bros. 4
Lucario Stunning Double Team
Pac-Man Bonus Fruit (bell)
Lazy Fruit (bell)
Pikachu Thunder Wave
R.O.B. Super Diffusion Beam (second-last hit)
Robin Pair Up (Chrom's trapping dash)
Toon Link Triforce Slash (trapping hit) Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4
Sheik Light Arrow (trapping hit)
Paralyzing Needle Super Smash Bros. 4
Zelda Light Arrow (trapping hit) Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4
Zero Suit Samus Down smash
Paralyzer
Electromagnetic Net Super Smash Bros. 4

By items[edit]

Item Attack Games
Assist Trophies Starman: PK Beam γ and PK Beam Ω Super Smash Bros. 4
Poké Ball Pokémon Spewpa: Stun Spore

By enemies and bosses[edit]

Enemy/Boss Attack(s) Games
Devil Car Paralyzing fumes Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Kihunter Acid
Red Bubble Ramming into the player
Starman PK Beam γ and PK Beam Ω

By stage hazards[edit]

Stage Attack Games
Mute City (SSB4) Racers that touch the track boundaries occasionally get shocked, which paralyzes anyone on them. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Orbital Gate Assault Orbital Gate's Force Field Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Gamer 5-Volt
Midgar Electricfied platforms Super Smash Bros. 4
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