Peach Parasol

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Peach/Daisy Parasol

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Peach and Daisy using their up special moves in Ultimate.
User Peach
Daisy (Daisy Parasol)
Universe Mario
Article on Super Mario Wiki Peach Parasol (move)
Use a parasol to float gently down from the sky or to recover.
Melee's instruction manual
Glide gracefully through the sky by umbrella. Good for recovery.
Brawl's instruction manual
Open and close the parasol with Circle Pad to change gliding speed.
Smash for 3DS's foldout
Jumps high into the air and opens her parasol. Keeping it open allows her to slowly float downward.
—Description from Ultimate's Move List

Peach Parasol (ピーチパラソル, Peach Parasol) is Peach's up special move, and Daisy Parasol (デイジーパラソル, Daisy Parasol) is Daisy's functionally identical up special move.

Overview[edit]

Peach leaps up into the air, holding her Parasol above her. At the apex of her jump, she will open the parasol and float down gently. The parasol does damage at all times of the animation, and opponents that touch the top of the parasol are sent upward. It also possesses a large and disjointed hitbox above Peach that makes the move difficult to intercept from above. Once in the air floating, control is similar to using the Parasol item. Daisy Parasol is functionally identical, but the parasol is colored orange as part of Daisy's default costume.

In Melee[edit]

Peach using her Parasol in Melee.

While floating, it is possible to move left or right via directional influence. If down is pressed, Peach will close her umbrella, fall at normal speed, and become helpless. Pressing up again will open her umbrella and allow her to float again, although altitude cannot be regained. However, after a certain amount of time with the umbrella open without landing on the stage, Peach will enter a permanent helpless state that cannot be escaped.[1]

In Brawl[edit]

Peach using her Parasol in Brawl.

The move returns in Super Smash Bros. Brawl; however, the parasol's appearance is retained from Super Paper Mario. It also allows greater vertical and horizontal recovery in Brawl than it did in Melee. Peach can still grab ledges when facing away from them, but only if her parasol is closed.

Glitch[edit]

In Brawl, a glitch known as the parasol glitch can be performed using the Peach Parasol. It causes Peach to drift indefinitely against a wall using her Parasol.

In SSB4[edit]

Peach using her Parasol in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

This move also returns in Super Smash Bros. 4, being mostly the same as in Brawl. However, it is now a magic attack, its knockback when opened is fixed, and Peach jumps faster and higher. Peach will now automatically close her parasol after floating for 8 seconds, and can no longer open it again once she does. Finally, the last hit of the initial jump attack has less knockback.

In Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the parasol is partially reverted to its Melee iteration in that after it is opened completely, it deals little knockback and instead can be used to rack up damage. Additionally, Daisy, who is Peach's Echo Fighter, possesses Daisy Parasol as her up special; it is functionally identical to Peach Parasol, but the parasol is colored orange as part of Daisy's default costume.

Customization[edit]

Special Move customization was added in Super Smash Bros. 4. These are the variations:

1. Peach Parasol 2. Parasol High Jump 3. Light Parasol
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"Jump high into the air and open your parasol. Keep it open to slowly float down." "Jump into the air quickly, but you can't open your parasol." "The jump isn't very high, but opening the parasol lifts you a little bit higher."
  1. Peach Parasol: Default.
  2. Parasol High Jump: Peach jumps around 50% higher in to the air, but does not pull out her parasol, and instead falls helplessly. The move has slightly more startup and landing lag, as well as lacking a hitbox, however it mitigates Peach's weakness of having a poor vertical recovery.
  3. Light Parasol: Deals low damage. The initial jump lacks vertical recovery, and has no hitbox, but opening the parasol lifts Peach higher, which can be easier for recovering, and at this point, the parasol deals 3% damage on contact with opponents (although with reduced knockback). Closing and reopening the parasol at this point lifts her higher again, and it can be performed at most seven times in a row while airborne. The parasol does not slow her fall quite as much, and if the parasol is open for slightly more than a second, then she will become completely helpless. The move also has slightly less landing lag.

Origin[edit]

Peach's parasol design from Brawl onward is derived from Super Paper Mario.

The move is most likely based on a scene from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars where, in order to leave her room without alerting the castle guards, Peach parachutes from her second-story room using a parasol. This parasol can later be used as a weapon. It could also be inspired by a minigame from Mario Party 3, Parasol Plummet; similar gameplay mechanics are used, including the ability to freely close and reopen the parasol.

Peach has otherwise been pictured with a parasol since Super Mario Sunshine, released after Melee, where she used her parasol as a parachute in the ending cutscene. She also used a parasol in Yoshi's Island DS, Super Princess Peach (where it was a character named Perry), and Super Paper Mario. Peach's parasol as of Brawl is an exact replica of its appearance in Super Paper Mario, with its heart-shaped handle. This design was also used in Yoshi's Island DS, but the handle was not visible.

While Daisy has never been seen using a unique parasol like Peach's outside of Smash Bros., she has a unique color scheme for the Peach Parasol glider (with the color being identical to that of the parasol she uses in Ultimate) in Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. She also used one in the Parasol Plummet minigame in Mario Party 3, alongside all the other playable characters.

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • From Brawl onward, the parasol changes color depending on the alternate costume.
  • Unused data in Brawl suggests that Perry from Super Princess Peach was intended to be used as part of Peach's moveset, rather than her parasol from Super Paper Mario.
  • In Melee, if Peach is holding a Parasol, she will use that one instead of her own.