Peach (PM)

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Peach
in Project M
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Universe Mario
Base game appearance Brawl
Moveset inspiration Peach (SSBM)
Alternate costume Shadow Queen, Fire Peach

Peach is a playable character in the Brawl mod Project M. She has been faithfully restored to her Melee version for her appearance in Project M.

Peach ranks 14th out of 41 on the official tier list, toward the lower half of the A- tier. This is a slight improvement over her placement in Brawl, where she ranked 19th out of 38, and a distance away from her 6th place out of 26 position in Melee.

Attributes[edit]

Shadow Queen Peach, one of Peach's alternate costumes.

Peach is a methodical fighter with several intimidating tricks in her moveset. Her vegetables can either serve as a barrage of heavy damage, an edgeguarding tool, or a cover for her approach. Her down smash is a formidable and terrifying grinder with long reach and duration, high damage and knockback, and low lag. Players who attempt to crouch cancel it can expect upwards of 80% in damage if it is charged, and its launch power grants it the ability to KO players at early percents. Peach also has her powerful float ability, which allows for the use of her set of fast, powerful aerials while approaching or falling back. It also opens up the ability to float cancel and to go for very deep edgeguards that most characters are incapable of. Peach has great combo starters in her jab, dash attack, and her throws.

However, Peach suffers in her mobility. Despite float granting her free reign of horizontal direction while airborn, her dash speed is quite slow and she has one of the shortest wavedashes in the game. She also suffers from a lack of reliable kill moves with the exceptions of her down smash and forward air. This forces her to go for gimps often, but they are a field she excels in with the combination of her float and turnips. Peach also has a low falling speed, meaning she dies off the top blast line easily.

Changes from Melee to PM[edit]

Ground Attacks[edit]

  • Buff Neutral attack links better.
  • Buff Dash attack can now be cancelled, allowing Peach to DACUS.
  • Buff New up tilt reminiscent of Brawl's, which possesses more range and disjointedness than her headbutt up tilt in Melee.
  • Change Sweetspot of down tilt and hand hitbox of up smash now use a Fan SFX.
  • Buff Forward smash always follows the pattern of "tennis racket, golf club, frying pan", with the first of a match being random.
  • Buff Forward smash has generally increased knockback and damage on each item.
    • Buff Frying pan has slightly increased damage (17% → 18%) and drastically increased knockback. It also does more shield damage. The previously weaker handle hitbox now hits with full strength.
    • Buff Tennis racket has slightly increased damage (12% → 13%) and knockback. (Note: it does not have the powerful sweetspot from Brawl.)
    • Buff Golf club has greatly increased knockback for the sweetspot at the head(tip), giving it serviceable KO power. A new 15% hitbox with intermediate knockback has been added to the shaft(middle), where it would have instead done 13% in Melee.
  • Buff Up smash's most powerful "shoulderpad" hitbox (19%) now takes priority over the raised hand (15%) hitbox if both touch the opponent.
  • Nerf Down smash has slightly decreased damage (14%/12% per hit → 13%/11% per hit).

Aerial Attacks[edit]

  • Buff Down aerial does slightly more damage.

Grabs and Throws[edit]

  • Change Up throw now uses a heart animation.
  • Nerf Up throw can no longer chaingrab fast fallers at higher percentages.

Special moves[edit]

  • Buff Toad spore hitboxes send opponents outward rather than upward, making the move much safer on a successful counter.
  • Buff Peach Bomber has Brawl range and trajectory, being overall better at KOing horizontally and having more utility. It no longer needs to be Smashed for maximum range and power.
  • Change Peach Bomber now uses Brawl's heart animation. When used by Fire Peach, it has Melee's explosion, and when used by Shadow Queen Peach, it instead has a darkness effect.
  • Buff Peach no longer loses the turnip if she is hit while pulling it out. There is still a chance of her dropping it, like with any other item.

Revisions[edit]

v2.1[edit]

  • Change Peach's dash item throw animation cleaned up.
  • Bug fix Fixed Peach's camera issues.
  • Change Peach received some very minor animation adjustments.

v2.5b[edit]

  • Buff Jab 1 angle adjusted to link better into Jab 2 when fully spaced Jab 2 would whiff.
  • Buff Forward-Smash Pan base knockback increased and no longer has a weak hit.
  • Buff Side-B increased in knockback.
  • Buff Up-B is able to reverse grab at its peak like other characters.
  • Buff Up-B uppermost linking hits adjusted to keep opponents in for the final hit better.
  • Buff Turnips and other items are no longer visible when Peach has her parasol out while landing.
  • Change Hurtboxes adjusted.
  • Change Animations cleaned up for some moves.
  • Bug fix Dress/leg clipping issues with certain aerials fixed.
  • Change Dash attack animation matched to Melee.
  • Change Down-Tilt doesn't shift the camera during the move.
  • Change Up-Tilt hitboxes moved more upwards to better match the heart graphics.
  • Change Forward-Air on hit sound effects altered.
  • Nerf Neutral-B spores slightly decreased in knockback growth.
  • Bug fix Aerial Final Smash animation properly transitions to her fall animation.
  • Change Final Smash sleep duration modified.

v2.6b[edit]

  • Change Up-Tilt's knockback is more Melee like and the heart graphical effects no longer follow Peach if she is hit out the move.
  • Change Forward-Smash object animation paths cleaned a bit.
  • Change Up-Smash animation moved to be centered on the movement plane.
  • Change Neutral-Aerial weak hit knockback values have been fixed.
  • Change Neutral-Aerial has proper weak on hit sound effects for its late hit.
  • Change Neutral-B spore release timings matched to Melee.
  • Bug fix Fixed the Beam Sword angle glitch when generated by Down B and held.
  • Change Beam Sword Forward Smash animation uses less interpolation and has more diagonal coverage.

3.5[edit]

  • Buff Raising Peach Parasol hitbox comes out one frame faster, matching Melee's version of the move.
  • Nerf Parasol's vertical distance reduced, making it work similarly to Melee.
  • Change Air dodge now functions exactly like Melee, making Peach fall faster sooner after using it.
  • Change Hitting a Metal Box will transform Peach into Pink Gold Peach from Mario Kart 8.

3.6[edit]

Beta[edit]

  • Change Fixed turnaround input frame from 4 to 6 on Peach Parasol.
  • Change Peach Parasol now better matches Melee's sweetspot and attack reach.
  • Change Up throw and Peach Bomber element now matches selected costume (Normal costumes uses hearts, Fire Peach costume uses fire, and Shadow Queen Peach costume uses darkness).

Moveset[edit]

Up to date as of version 3.6.

Name Damage Description
Neutral attack 3% Slaps the enemy twice. The first hit is usually used to start combos.
2%
Forward tilt 13%/11%/10% (clean), 6% (late) Peach does a 180° high forward kick. This move is capable of seriously juggling heavyweight characters at low percentages if they have already used their second jump. Deals more damage if the enemy is closer to Peach's body and less damage at the foot. The strongest hitbox can KO at very high percentages.
Up tilt 12% Peach points upward, creating a blast of energy above her head that has different effects based on which costume she is currently using. This move has very good disjointed range. Peach's head and her left arm are intangible while the hitboxes are out.
Down tilt 12% Sweeps the ground with her extended arm. This move meteor smashes opponents who hit her forearm and grounded opponents who hit her hand. On airborne opponents, her hand deals vertical knockback. A combo-starter that can also KO at very high percents.
Dash attack 12%(head/body)/9%(hands) (clean), 8%/7% (late) Peach lunges forward with both arms extended. Good at starting combos (strongest hitbox) or at pushing opponents offstage for edgeguarding (hand hitbox).
Forward smash Tennis racket: 13%
Golf club: 13% (grip)/15% shaft)/17% (head)
Frying pan: 18%
Peach swings a frying pan, tennis racket or golf club in a cycling order of increasing range. The frying pan and the (sweetspotted) golf club have KO potential, while the tennis racket is a semi-spike. All three items are disjointed and can serve as anti-air hitboxes, but the move is relatively slow and punishable compared to Peach's other options, and the tennis racket is very weak for a smash attack.
Up smash 8% (sides), 15% (hand), 19% (arm) Twirls around with her arm raised upwards. This move deals powerful vertical knockback if sweetspotted (which is located on Peach's lower arm, as opposed to the upper arm), and is Peach's strongest move when in terms of knockback (excluding a Bob-omb or stitch-face Turnip), though it has very little horizontal range. Landing the sweetspotting is very difficult to do, but has the highest KO potential of all of Peach's attacks. Peach's head and both of her forearms are intangible when performing this attack.
Down smash 11%/13% (5 hits) Peach crouches and spins around to the ground, hitting multiple times. This move has repeating hitboxes, capable of dealing incredible amounts of damage, and contains very little lag, making it a low-risk way to KO foes. Arguably one of the best smash attacks in the game. This move deals more damage if an opponent attempts crouch cancel or is in their metal form, also making it the most damaging most in the game; dealing up to 65% if all five sweetpotted hits connect. Both of Peach's legs are intangible when charging the attack and while the hitboxes are out.
Neutral aerial 14% (clean), 9% (late body), 10% (late arms) Peach twirls in the air, both arms extended. Comes out very fast and kills at high percents.
Forward aerial 15% Peach takes off her crown and strikes with it. This move is a good spacing tool and potential kill move, but has a slightly slow startup.
Back aerial 14% (clean), 10% (late) Peach thrusts her hips backwards, dealing a good amount of knockback. This move comes out fairly quickly and has enough power to be a passable finisher at high percents. The late hitbox lasts for an extremely long time.
Up aerial 11% (body), 12% (leg), 14% (foot) Peach performs a quick kick above her head, having both KO potential and combo utility.
Down aerial 3% (hits 1-4) Kicks downward four times. A good combo starter and edgeguarding tool, but can potentially be escaped with SDI.
Grab
Pummel 3% Stomps opponent with her left foot.
Forward throw 2% (hit), 8% (throw) Peach slaps the enemy forward. Has very poor knockback at low percents, but it scales rapidly with increasing percent to become a powerful KO move. This is the strongest forward throw in the game, and one of the strongest throws in general in terms of knockback.
Back throw 2% (hit), 9% (throw) Peach puts the enemy behind her and bumps them with her rear.
Up throw 2% (hit), 6% (throw) Peach puts the enemy above her, and volleys them upwards. This throw can be used chaingrab or start combos.
Down throw 0% (hit), 7% (throw) Peach places the enemy to the ground before sitting on them. This throw is mainly for mindgames, with strong followups if DI'd incorrectly.
Floor attack (front) 6% (hit 1), 6%/8% (hit 2 body/legs) Performs a sweep kick while getting up.
Floor attack (back) 6% Performs a sweep kick while getting up.
Floor attack (trip) 5% Performs a sweep kick while getting up.
Edge attack (fast) 7% Peach launches herself onto the stage, rear first.
Edge attack (slow) 10% (foot), 8% (body) Peach slowly gets up and swirls her foot in a 360° motion in front of herself.
Neutral special Toad 3% (hits 1-6) Peach holds Toad in front of herself, being a counterattack. If Peach is hit during this move, Toad sends out spores that deals the same amount of damage and knockback, regardless of which attack got countered. However, due to its lag and low reward, it is rarely useful. Peach will not turn around if she is hit from behind and activates the counter.
Side special Peach Bomber 16% Peach launches herself forward, creating an explosion that varies depending on which costume is used. Will pass through shields without hitting unless power-shielded, and is very punishable on a miss, but is a powerful semi-spike.
Up special Peach Parasol 4% (hit 1), 1% (hits 2-11), 3% (parasol) Peach jumps upward while holding her parasol, which allows her to float slowly downward until she touches the ground or grabs an edge. The parasol has a hitbox for the entirety of the float. The parasol can be closed by tapping down on the control pad/stick and opened again by tapping up. Landing with the parasol closed virtually removes all lag.
Down special Vegetable Varies Peach pulls out a vegetable (or other item) out of the ground. The face on the vegetable varies, with some of them dealing additional damage and knockback.
Final Smash Peach Blossom 20-40% (based on distance) Peach dances, putting all opponents to sleep and covering the stage in peaches. Each peach heals 5% damage.
Vegetable Damage Data
Face Damage Pull Rate
Grin 1~9.2% 60.34%
Stare 1~9.2% 10.34%
Closed Eyes 1~9.2% 8.62%
Surprised 1~9.2% 5.17%
Happy 1~9.2% 5.17%
Wink 5~13.2% 6.90%
Dot-Eyes 11~19.2% 1.72%
Stitch-Face 29~37.2% 1.72%
Mr. Saturn 0.33%
Bob-omb 0.33%
Beam Sword 0.33%

In competitive play[edit]

Notable players[edit]

  • Sweden Armada-Placed 1st at Helix with solo Peach.
  • USA Bladewise-Ranked 1st on the Washington Project M Power Rankings. Placed 13th at EVO 2016 and 7th at Super Smash Con 2016.
  • USA Hanky Panky-Formerly ranked 1st on the Columbus Project M Power Rankings.
  • USA Irish Mafia-Ranked 3rd on the Massachusetts Project M Power Rankings.
  • USA Light-The second best Project M player in New Mexico.
  • USA lloD-Ranked 6th on the MD/VA Project M Power Rankings. Placed 3rd at EVO 2016 and 3rd at Smash 'N' Splash 3.
  • USA Jaden-Co-Mains Peach with Sheik when. Ranked 17th on the PMRank 2016.
  • USA Malachi-Considered the best Peach in the world; co-mains her with Sheik. Ranked 4th on the PMRank 2016.
  • USA PeachKid
  • USA Silly Kyle-Formerly ranked 1st on the Arizona Project M Power Rankings. Placed 1st at Rewired 2015 and 7th at Rewired 2016.
  • USA Stingers-Ranked 1st on the North Carolina Project M Power Rankings.
  • Spain Trifasia-Ranked 2nd on the Madrid Project M Power Rankings.

Alternate costumes[edit]

Shadow Queen (from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door) appears as one of Peach's alternate costumes, as well as Fire Peach (from Super Mario 3D World). As an aesthetic, Peach's heart effects are replaced by darkness and explosions for those costumes, respectively.

Peach's alternate costumes in PM
PeachHeadSSBB.png PeachHeadYellowSSBB.png PeachHeadRedSSBB.png PeachHeadBlueSSBB.png PeachHeadGreenSSBB.png PeachHeadWhiteSSBB.png PeachHeadFirePM.png PeachHeadPurplePM.png

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Peach is the only main series Mario character to lack a spike (including Mario's late up smash on grounded opponents).


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