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.
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
Grabs and Throws
Up to date as of version 3.6.
In competitive play
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), except with red gloves instead of white. As an aesthetic, Peach's heart effects are replaced by darkness and explosions for those costumes, respectively.