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Piranha Plant (SSBU)/Down tilt

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Hitbox visualization showing Piranha Plant's down tilt.

Overview

Piranha Plant performs a low leaf swipe, then retreats back into its pot/pipe. It is a good combo starter due to its angle and low endlag, linking an instant dash attack or dash grab at 0%, neutral, up or forward aerials at low percents, and just forward aerial at mid to even high percents on bigger characters. With incorrect DI at higher percents, it can even potentially lead into an up aerial for a kill. However, the move falls short in numerous areas. Firstly, it is Piranha Plant's slowest tilt, at frame 9. Combined with its low range, it makes it somewhat risky to use in close-combat situations, as it could get out-framed. Secondly, its damage is quite low, dealing at max 7% at its tip, doing less damage than its down throw, which links into the same aerials down tilt does, although down tilt has a significantly longer combo window and is much less susceptible to DI. It can also hit most ledge hangs with its tip, and for characters where the tip isn't required to hit, down tilt can combo into itself or have a wider percent-range into aerials. It is incapable of killing at realistic percents.

Hitboxes

ID Part Damage SD Angle BK KS FKV Radius Bone Offset SDIx FFx T% Clang Rebound Type Effect G A Sound Direct
0 0 6.0% 0 AngleIcon73.png 55 85 0 3.0 top 0.0 4.0 5.5 1.0x 1.0x 40% HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(Rebound).png TypeIcon(Hand).png EffectIcon(Slash).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png M Slash SpecialsDirect.png
1 0 6.0% 0 AngleIcon73.png 55 85 0 3.0 top 0.0 3.4 9.5 1.0x 1.0x 40% HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(Rebound).png TypeIcon(Hand).png EffectIcon(Slash).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png M Slash SpecialsDirect.png
2 0 7.0% 0 AngleIcon78.png 55 85 0 3.0 top 0.0 2.8 13.0 1.0x 1.0x 40% HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(Rebound).png TypeIcon(Hand).png EffectIcon(Slash).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png M Slash SpecialsDirect.png
3 0 7.0% 0 AngleIcon78.png 55 85 0 3.0 top 0.0 2.0 17.0 1.0x 1.0x 40% HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(Rebound).png TypeIcon(Hand).png EffectIcon(Slash).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png M Slash SpecialsDirect.png

Timing

Hitboxes 9-10
Interruptible 29
Animation length 39
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Lag time
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Hitbox
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Interruptible

Trivia

  • Despite launching upwards, Piranha Plant's down tilt has a trip chance of 40%, which can never be achieved in-game.