Peach (SSBM)/Down smash

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Overview[edit]

The hitbox of Peach's d-smash.

Peach does an anticlockwise spin on her left foot and utilizes the edge of her dress as a weapon, dealing damage. Despite consisting of five hits, the move is designed as a single-hit smash attack, with decent damage, above-average base knockback, and slightly reduced knockback scaling. As a result, if multiple hits land for whatever reason, the move can deal very high damage and knockback - if a foolish or outguessed opponent at low damage crouch cancels, the attack can deal a theoretical 64.96% damage if all the hits land (due to how Melee's staleness works), and even three hits can outdamage Ganondorf's up smash. While its 140 launch angle is not much different than the Sakurai angle (reversed), it can still act as a deadly move against fast-fallers, whom it can KO as low as 20% near the edge. With its ridiculous damage potential at low percentages and decent power at high ones, overall it could be considered the best down smash and one of the best moves in the game, next to Fox's Reflector. It is well-known among the competitive community and gained such a high notoriety that both commentators and competitors alike commonly nickname it "The Ultimate tornado slam", "The blender", "The meat grinder" or "The washing machine". Another popular nickname for it is "The equalizer" for its ability to instantly bring back a large percentage deficit. [1] Because of the numerous hitboxes, the attack is very effective against characters with large hurtboxes and/or are very resistant to knockback as all five hits are guaranteed to connect with the opponent. Giga Bowser, having the largest hurtbox of all the characters in Melee, is extremely vulnerable to Peach's d-smash as his heavy weight will keep him from flying away at low percentages which allows all five hits to connect and inflict heavy damage in a very short amount of time. Both metal and giant characters are also extremely vulnerable to Peach's d-smash as their heavy weight will keep them from being knocked away by the attack at low percentages. Even though smaller and lighter characters are usually knocked away before all five hits, Peach's d-smash can still be dangerous to them if it only connects with Phantom Hits.

Hitboxes[edit]

ID Part Damage SD Angle BK KS FKV Radius Bone Offset Clang Rebound Effect G A Sound
All hits (5)
0 0 14% 0 AngleIcon140.png 40 80 0 3.6 0 0.0 1.6 8.0 HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(Rebound).png EffectIcon(Normal).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png L Kick
1 0 14% 0 AngleIcon140.png 40 80 0 3.6 0 0.0 1.6 -8.0 HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(Rebound).png EffectIcon(Normal).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png L Kick
2 0 12% 0 AngleIcon140.png 35 80 0 3.6 0 0.0 2.0 3.2 HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(Rebound).png EffectIcon(Normal).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png L Kick
3 0 12% 0 AngleIcon140.png 35 80 0 3.6 0 0.0 2.0 -3.2 HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(Rebound).png EffectIcon(Normal).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png L Kick

Timing[edit]

Legs intangible 3-24
Charge interval 3-4
Hitboxes 5-6, 9-10, 13-14, 17-18, 21-22
Animation length 39
Interruptible 46
Hitboxes  FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(LagChargeS).png FrameIcon(LagChargeE).png FrameIcon(Hitbox).png FrameIcon(Hitbox).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Hitbox).png FrameIcon(Hitbox).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Hitbox).png FrameIcon(Hitbox).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Hitbox).png FrameIcon(Hitbox).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Hitbox).png FrameIcon(Hitbox).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png FrameIcon(Lag).png
Legs  FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Intangible).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png
Legend (1 square = 1 frame)
FrameIcon(Lag).png
Lag time
FrameIcon(LagChargeS).pngFrameIcon(LagChargeE).png
Charge interval
FrameIcon(Hitbox).png
Hitbox
FrameIcon(Vulnerable).png
Vulnerable
FrameIcon(Intangible).png
Intangible

References[edit]


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