Peach (SSBU)

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This article is about Peach's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For the character in other contexts, see Princess Peach.
Peach
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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Universe Mario
Other Smash Bros. appearances in Melee
in Brawl
in SSB4
Availability Unlockable
Final Smash Peach Blossom
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THE super princess. Watch out for her powerful kicks while she's airborne. Using her down special, she picks vegetables and throws them at her opponents. Sometimes she even gets items...like a Bob-omb!
Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site

Peach (ピーチ, Peach) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Peach was revealed for the game along with the rest of the veterans on June 12th, 2018. However, unlike previous Smash Bros. games since Melee (her first playable appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series), Peach is now an unlockable character rather than being available from the start. She is classified as fighter #13.

As in Smash 4, Samantha Kelly's portrayal of Peach from Brawl was repurposed for Ultimate.

How to unlock

Complete one of the following:

With the exception of the third method, Peach must then be defeated on Princess Peach's Castle.

Attributes

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Peach is a tall, light and floaty character with below-average mobility in all aspects (barring her air acceleration, which is now tied with Wario's as the second best in the game), which means that she has poor survivability and is weak to juggling, but is difficult to combo. Peach's otherwise slow aerial mobility is compensated by her aforementioned air acceleration, as well as her access to her unique floating ability while in midair. At the same time, Peach herself has many combo starters, especially her down tilt, which meteor smashes grounded opponents. Thanks to meteor smashes on grounded opponents no longer being techable, Peach's down tilt, which itself has been sped up from previous installments, can reliably combo into many different moves, such as her forward aerial and up aerial.

Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4

Peach has been considerably buffed from the transition from SSB4 to Ultimate. As with most characters, Peach's mobility has been significantly improved (but is relatively similar to in SSB4), greatly aiding her approach and combo game. The new short hop multiplier which makes short hop aerials weaker affects Peach less than other returning veterans, as she can use her float to bypass the multiplier and still use her aerials low to the ground. Most of her moves remain largely identical to their Smash 4 counterparts, although some of her moves have seen improvements. Her new down tilt is significantly faster, and it cannot be teched, making it a consistent powerful combo tool. Peach can now choose which weapon she wants to use with her forward smash, greatly improving its reliability. Peach Bomber is also faster and stronger, improving its recovery and KO potential. Lastly, her Vegetables are stronger and faster both to pluck and to throw.

Peach has received a few nerfs, however. Like with many returning veterans, her grabs are considerably slower, making it harder for her to grab her opponents and begin her strong grab game (especially since her dash grab also has more startup lag). Her forward aerial now has a weaker sourspot, making it more difficult to use effectively. Lastly, the weakening of rage has made Peach Parasol less effective when she is at higher percents, and her down aerial's new angle makes it more difficult for her to combo her down aerial into Peach Parasol.

Overall, Peach has been considerably improved from her SSB4 incarnation with her superior mobility and combo game, and has achieved excellent results at high levels of competitive play so far, often being considered a top-tier character.

Aesthetics

  • Change As with all veterans returning from SSB4, Peach's model features a more subdued color scheme. Her hair and gloves now feature simple detailing, similar to her design in Brawl. Her dress retains its design from the previous iteration, but now features a glossy satin texture.
  • Change Peach's particle effects have been enhanced. Her pink heart effects are larger and more visually striking.
    • Change Back aerial now has a heart effect.
    • Change Forward aerial now has a magic-like effect (while otherwise remaining a physical attack) with sparkles matching Peach's blue crown jewel.
  • Change Like other fighters, Peach is more expressive, having facial animations for more attacks.
  • Change Peach's dress now has independent physics, like in Melee.
  • Change Peach always faces the screen regardless of which direction she turns. As a result, her stance, moveset, and animations are now mirrored.
    • Buff This allows the player to see which turnip face is held when facing left.
  • Change Turnips now bounce off the ground once instead of disappearing immediately. This has no effect on gameplay.
  • Change Peach's taunts have been tweaked.
    • Change Down taunt now has a heart pop up next to her head. She also no longer spins, and winks immediately.
    • Change Side taunt has been shortened, as she now only dances back and forth once instead of three times, though the music notes still appear.
    • Change Peach performs her up taunt faster.
  • Change Peach's second jump animation has changed slightly.
  • Change Peach no longer spins during her air dodge animation.
  • Change While floating, Peach now faces the screen instead of facing the side, and her dress no longer puffs up while she floats.
  • Change Peach has a new alternate costume—a golden dress. It replaces her Princess Daisy-inspired costume, most likely due to Daisy now being a separate character as Peach's Echo Fighter.
  • Change Two of Peach's victory animations have been changed, while one is slightly edited. [1]
  • Change Peach's stun animation is sped up.

Attributes

  • Buff Like all characters, Peach's jumpsquat animation now takes three frames to complete (down from 5).
  • Buff Peach jumps slightly higher.
  • Buff Peach walks slightly faster (0.86 → 0.924).
  • Buff Peach runs faster (1.4175 → 1.595).
    • Buff Peach's initial dash is significantly faster (1.5 → 1.826).
  • Buff Peach's traction has been increased (0.068 → 0.111).
  • Buff Peach's air acceleration has been increased (base: 0.01 → 0.04; max: 0.1 → 0.08; total: 0.11 → 0.12).
  • Buff Peach's air speed is faster (0.95 → 1.029).
    • Buff As a result, Peach's floating speed and distance have improved.
  • Buff If used while floating, Peach's aerials still behave like ground moves when hitting shields, thus now granting them more shieldstun compared to short hop aerials.
  • Change Peach's falling speed and fast falling speed are slightly faster (1.15 → 1.19) and (1.84 → 1.904) respectively.
  • Change Peach's gravity has been increased (0.068 → 0.07).

Ground Attacks

  • Neutral attack:
    • Buff The first hit of neutral attack can now lock opponents.
    • Nerf The first hit of neutral attack has a shorter duration (frames 2-3 → 2).
  • Forward tilt:
    • Buff Sweetspotted forward tilt has more range.
  • Down tilt:
    • Change Down tilt has been changed from a sweep with her hand to a sweep kick.
    • Buff Down tilt is significantly faster with less startup (frame 13 → 8) and ending lag (frame 28 → 24) and like with all grounded meteor smashes, it can no longer be teched, making it much more consistent for combos.
    • Nerf Down tilt now lacks intangibility.
  • Up tilt:
    • Change The stronger and weaker hits have been reversed: the hitbox on the heart is now stronger than the hitbox on her shoulders, much like in Brawl.
  • Dash attack:
    • Buff First hit of dash attack combos into the second hit much more reliably.
    • Buff Second hit of dash attack has a slightly larger hitbox (5u/4u → 5u/4.5u).
    • Change Dash attack now has hearts at the end of the move.
  • Forward smash:
    • Buff Forward smash no longer cycles between its three weapons in a set order, instead being determined by which angle the stick is held. This greatly improves its reliability, letting Peach use a particular weapon repeatedly without having to telegraph it.
      • Buff Peach can switch to whichever weapons she wants to use during her charging animation for forward smash (depending on angle).
    • Buff The tennis racket deals slightly more damage (13% → 13.5%), and now lacks a sourspot.
  • Down smash:
    • Change Down smash has a greater amount of possible hits (5 hits → 7)
    • Buff Down Smash has its damage buffed. (13% to 15%)
    • Buff All the multi-hits have less startup lag and the move has an overall longer duration due to having more hits.
    • Nerf The final hit has more startup lag (frame 26 → 30).
  • Up smash:
    • Buff Up smash has an additional hitbox at the tip, where a heart graphic appears at the end of the ribbon.

Aerial attacks

  • Buff All aerials have less landing lag (11 frames → 7 (neutral), 22 frames → 13 (forward), 18 frames → 11 (back), 12 frames → 7 (up), 13 frames → 8 (down)).
  • Forward aerial:
    • Nerf Forward aerial now has a sourspot, dealing 1% less damage and KOing later.
  • Down aerial:
    • Nerf Down aerial's hitbox size has been reduced.

Throws/other attacks

  • Nerf Dash grab has more startup lag (frame 8 → 9) and all of her grabs have more ending lag (frame 32 → 37 (standing), frame 40 → 45 (dash), frame 38 → 40 (pivot)).
  • Change Toad now appears when Peach grabs an opponent to attack alongside her when she uses her pummel and throws. Toad also still appears in her back throw and up throw, despite not directly attacking the opponent.
    • Change Because of this, Peach has a new pummel, where Toad punches the opponent.
    • Change Peach has a new forward throw, where Toad headbutts the opponent away.
    • Change Peach also has a new down throw, where Toad headbutts the opponent into the ground.
    • Buff Her new down throw has more combo potential due to her faster jumpsquat and full hop.

Special Moves

  • Toad:
    • Change Toad has a different animation. Peach now ducks down covering her ears while Toad angrily appears in front of her in order to protect her.
    • Buff Toad has less startup lag and a longer duration (frames 10-34 → 8-34) and Toad also gains intangibility sooner (frame 11 → 8).
    • Buff Toad deals more damage per spore (2% → 3.5%).
    • Nerf Toad now leaves Peach stationary in the air on the first use instead of making her hover upwards for a short time, making the move worse for edge-guarding and hindering its recovery potential. Toad's intangibility also has a shorter duration (frames 11-14 → 8-10).
  • Peach Bomber:
    • Buff Peach Bomber now deals more damage (10% → 12%) and knockback.
    • Buff Peach Bomber does more shield damage, depleting half the shield, making it a more reliable move.
    • Buff Peach Bomber now has less startup (frame 14 (grounded), frame 20 (aerial) → 13 (both)) and ending lag (frame 65 → 63 (grounded), frame 95 → 88 (aerial), frame 21 → 20 (hit)).
    • Buff Peach can control her drift much earlier during lag after an aerial Peach Bomber.
  • Peach Parasol:
    • Buff Peach Parasol has less landing lag when open.
    • Buff Peach Parasol's final hit now inflicts slightly more knockback.
    • Nerf Peach Parasol has more landing lag when closed.
      • Buff To compensate this, Peach can reduce some of the lag by doing an attack.
    • Nerf Peach Parasol deals significantly less knockback when it has opened up during Peach's descent.
      • Buff However, this also means that Peach can rack up more damage similar to how it was in Melee.
    • Nerf The weakening of rage has significantly hindered Peach Parasol's KO potential with rage, as it can no longer OHKO opponents unless used near the upper blast line.
  • Vegetable:
    • Buff Turnips are pulled out much quicker (frame 43 → 37).
    • Buff Turnips travel faster, making it easier to hit opponents with them.
    • Buff Peach's item throw has slightly less ending lag, allowing for easier follow-ups (frame 27 → 25)
    • Buff The power levels of all turnips have increased.
      • Buff The power of normal turnips have increased from 2 to 5.
      • Buff The power of winky-face turnips have increased from 6 to 10.
      • Buff The power of dot-eye turnips have increased from 12 to 16.
      • Buff The power of stitch-face turnips have increased from 23 to 24.
    • Buff Turnips have higher knockback growth, allowing them to KO at high percentages.
    • Buff Turnips can now beat certain hitboxes (instead of clanking with them), such as opponents' up specials.

Update History

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 1.1.0

  • Nerf Dash Attack's knockback growth was reduced (140 → 130).

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2.0.0

  • Change Peach Parasol's multi hits have reduced knockback.
    • Nerf This makes it less likely for the move to KO at 0%.
    • Buff Consecutive hits will connect better in some scenarios.
  • Buff It is now easier to grab ledges with Peach Parasol.
  • Bug fix Peach Blossom's camera has been adjusted. The borders will now always display correctly in scrolling stages.

Moveset

  • Peach can float for 2.5 seconds.

Note: All numbers are listed as base damage, without the 1v1 multiplier.

  Name Damage Description
Neutral attack   2% Slaps the enemy twice with the same arm (either her left or right depending on which way she faces). At low percentages, the first hit can lock.
3%
Forward tilt   7% (early, clean leg), 8% (clean foot) Kicks forward 180 degrees from low to high. Has good range for a forward tilt, and unusually for an attack of its type, launches opponents vertically, allowing it to perform air combos.
Up tilt   10% (blast), 8% (arm) Extends her arm upward, creating a discharge of pink magic in the form of a heart.
Down tilt   7% A low sweep kick. This move meteor smashes grounded opponents. Decently strong attack with moderate startup that can follow up into a forward smash at lower percents, forward or up aerials at mid-percents, and into an up special at higher percents. Due to the removal of teching grounded meteor smashes, Peach's down tilt has better combo potential.
Dash attack   4% (hit 1), 6% (hit 2) Creating magical sparks in her hands, Peach strikes with both arms extended forward, then quickly spreads her arms out.
Forward smash   18% (frying pan), 15% (golf club), 13.5% (tennis racket) Strikes with a bludgeon, depending on the angle of the smash: angling upward uses the frying pan, angling downward uses the tennis racket, and no angling uses the golf club. Each weapon has different properties - the frying pan has more vertical knockback (and the most damage), the golf club has more diagonal knockback (and the most range), and the tennis racket has more horizontal knockback and is a strong semi-spike.
Up smash Ribbon Dance 12% (ribbon), 17% (heart) Raises her arm and twirls a pink ribbon. A heart appears at the tip of the ribbon, which is where the sweetspot is located. Her head and arm become intangible for the duration of the move (frames 14-20).
Down smash   2% (hits 1-6), 3% (hit 7) Peach does an anticlockwise spin on her left leg and utilizes the edge of her dress, slashing multiple times.
Neutral aerial   13% (clean), 6% (late arms), 5% (late body) Spins around at an angle with arms extended, dealing damage to her left and right sides. The late hit can lock.
Forward aerial   15% (crown), 14% (arm) Peach grabs the crown off her head and strikes with it in a vertical arc with magic sparkles. Has the slowest startup out of all her aerial attacks. However, it is also her strongest aerial, if sweetspotted. Her arm possesses a sourspot that deals 1% less damage, and KO's much later.
Back aerial   12% (clean), 10.2% (mid), 7% (late) Peach strikes behind her by thrusting her butt. She creates a heart, although it is aesthetic, and possesses no hitbox. At low percent, even hitting clean, can lock.
Up aerial   4% (hit 1), 6% (hit 2) Swipes above her head with her arms from left to right, creating 2 magic rainbow trails. When low floating, only the 2nd hit will hit medium to large opponents, while small characters avoid it entirely.
Down aerial   2% (hits 1-3), 5% (hit 4) Rapidly kicks straight downwards four times. Depending on how the last hit lands, may launch opponents behind her. From a short hop, it can even combo another down aerial after her double jump.
Grab   Reaches out with her left or right arm.
Pummel   1.3% Toad punches the opponent.
Forward throw   2% (hit 1), 8% (throw) Toad leaps forward, headbutting the opponent away.
Back throw   2% (hit 1), 9% (throw) Places opponent behind her and bumps him/her away with her butt. Toad is present, mimicing her butt thrust, but doesn't contribute any damage. The strongest of Peach's throws.
Up throw   2% (hit 1), 6% (throw) Puts opponent above her, and strikes him/her upward. Toad leaps up with Peach, but doesn't hit the opponent.
Down throw   1% (hit 1), 7% (throw) After putting the opponent on the ground, Toad leaps up and headbutts them, sending them upwards and behind Peach. Good for starting combos, as it can lead to her back air and forward tilt at low to mid percents.
Floor attack (front)   7% Swirls around in a similar fashion to Mario's down smash.
Floor attack (back)   7% Swings her legs around.
Floor attack (trip)   5% Two kicks to either side.
Edge attack   9% While getting up, sweep kicks in front of her.
Neutral special Toad 3.5% (per hit) Peach covers her ears with a terrified expression and turns away as Toad appears in front of her, arms spread out. If hit, Toad will retaliate with a spray of spores, and Peach will wince. If attacked from behind, Peach and Toad switch places. Direction can be switched manually, but it has strict timing.
Side special Peach Bomber 12% Peach lunges her body forward to deliver a powerful butt bash. Upon impact, she rebounds away from the victim, allowing for hit-and-run tactics. Deals considerable shield damage. Smash-inputting the move has her travel further.
Up special Peach Parasol 3% (first hit), 1% (hits 2-5), 2% (last hit), 2% (open) Peach jumps upward and then opens her parasol, jabbing those above her in the process. It can then be used as a directional glide but can also be opened or closed at will.
Down special Vegetable Varies Plucks a Super Mario Bros. 2 Vegetable from the ground. She can then throw it as a projectile item. Its face determines how much damage it will do; the rarer the expression, the stronger the turnip. Along with turnips, Peach can rarely pull out Mr. Saturns and Bob-ombs.
Final Smash Peach Blossom 30% (close), 20% (mid), 10% (far) Peach performs a dance, causing all of her enemies to fall asleep. The closer they are to her when she activates it, the more damage they will take and the longer they'll slumber. Three giant peaches appear, healing 20%. This Final Smash fails to effect anyone outside the range of the screen borders.
Vegetable Damage Data
Face Power Level Chance
Grin 5 60.14%
Stare 5 10.14%
Closed Eyes 5 8.62%
Surprised 5 5.17%
Happy 5 5.14%
Wink 10 6.89%
Dot-Eyes 16 1.72%
Stitch-Face 24 1.72%
Mr. Saturn 7~9% 0.6%
Bob-omb 25~36% 0.4%

On-screen appearance

  • Appears spinning out of a shower of hearts, then winks and poses with her parasol saying "Hi!".

Taunts

  • Up Taunt: Faces the screen, and takes out and twirls her parasol. She says "Sweet!" as she does this.
  • Side Taunt: Dances once in a taunting manner as little music notes flutter around her, while singing "La la la la laaa laaa!" in a tune similar to "Ring Around the Rosie".
  • Down Taunt: Faces the screen, and winks and points with her index finger in a somewhat bent posture and says "Uh-huh!" A heart will also pop up by her head.

Idle poses

  • Looks over her shoulders and brushes something off her dress.
  • Raises arms up and stretches.
  • Adjusts her ring before raising her hand and looking at it.
  • Fiddles with her hair.

Victory poses

  • Leans on her umbrella and raises it, while saying "Aw, did I win?"
  • Twirls with hearts surrounding her, poses, then says "This is fun!"
  • Waves, blows a kiss, and says "Peachy!" Afterwards, she rests her right arm across her waist, and waves with her left hand.
A flourished remix of the Course Clear Fanfare used in Super Mario Bros., slightly sped up.

In competitive play

Notable players

Classic Mode: No Damsel in Distress

Peach's opponents are villains in various universes that have all captured a certain damsel before.

Round Opponent Stage Music Notes
1 Bowser Jr. Mushroom Kingdom Delfino Plaza
2 Ganondorf Mushroomy Kingdom Dark World (For 3DS/Wii U)
3 Red Donkey Kong 75m (Battlefield form) Donkey Kong/Donkey Kong Jr. Medley
4 Koopalings Mushroom Kingdom U Fortress Boss - Super Mario Bros. 3 The Koopalings are fought in the order Mario faces them in New Super Mario Bros. U.
5 King K. Rool Jungle Japes Gang-Plank Galleon
6 Bowser Peach's Castle King Bowser - Super Mario Bros. 3
Bonus Stage
Final Master Hand Final Destination Master Hand (Less than 7.0 Intensity) or Master Hand / Crazy Hand (7.0 or higher Intensity) On Intensity 7.0 or higher, Crazy Hand teams up with Master Hand.

Role in World of Light

Although Peach does not appear in the World of Light opening cutscene, she was vaporized and later imprisoned alongside the rest of the fighters (except Kirby) when Galeem unleashed his beams of light. She is seen in the gameplay section, where she unlocks a new area.

Peach is in a desolate platform in the Molten Fortress sub-area where Giga Bowser is fought, a callback to her usual role as a damsel in distress.

Spirits

Peach's Fighter Spirit can be obtained by completing Classic Mode. It is also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 500 coins. Unlocking Peach in World of Light allows the player to preview the first spirit below in the Spirit List under the name "???". As a Fighter Spirit, it cannot be used in Spirit Battles and is purely aesthetic. Each Fighter Spirit has an alternate version that replaces them with their artwork in Ultimate.

Additionally, Peach makes an appearance in various Primary and Support Spirits.

Alternate costumes

Peach Palette (SSBU).png
PeachHeadSSBU.png PeachHeadYellowSSBU.png PeachHeadRedSSBU.png PeachHeadBlueSSBU.png PeachHeadGreenSSBU.png PeachHeadWhiteSSBU.png PeachHeadFireSSBU.png PeachHeadBlackSSBU.png

Gallery

Character Showcase Video

Trivia

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the first Smash Bros. game where Peach holds an object, specifically her Parasol, in her official artwork.
  • One of Peach's new winning animations resembles part of her Hole-in-One animation from Mario Golf: World Tour, albeit without the parasol.
  • Oddly, the red lace at the bottom of Peach's dress disappears when viewed inside from her dress. This did not occur in her SSB4 model. [2]
  • Due to Daisy being an Echo Fighter of her, this is the first Smash game where Peach no longer has her Daisy-based alternate costume since Melee.


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