Super Smash Bros. series

Short hop

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Sheik's short hop (right) compared to her normal jump (left).
An example of where short hops are useful. Link dodges Meta Knight's forward smash by short hopping over him, then using a down aerial to punish.

A short hop, or low jump in Super Smash Bros. 4, is the act of inputting a jump command and letting go of the appropriate button or control stick during a character's jump squat. This will result in a jump height that is lower than that of a normal jump. This technique can be performed in all Super Smash Bros. games.

Mechanics[edit]

A short hop can be performed using any controller and configured control scheme, including button-jump and control-stick-jump methods. A character's jump timing or jumpsquat affects the timing of the short hop, with longer jumpsquats leading to more lenient timing for short hopping. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, for instance, a player using Fox must release the jump button before the 3rd frame of jump squat to achieve a short hop, while a player using Bowser must release within 8 frames. For frame data, refer to Jumping. The height of a short hop varies from character to character, but the height is not directly proportional to the height of a character's full jump.

In Super Smash Bros., characters have a different full jump height depending on the input type; a jump using the C buttons has a different height from a jump using the control stick. A short hop in SSB refers to an input from lightly tapping the C button to jump, but it is also possible to cause low or medium jump heights using the control stick by not tilting it to 100% threshold.

In Brawl's Subspace Emissary mode, the time frame to input a short hop is reduced by 2 frames, increasing the difficulty of performing a short hop.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the standardized 3-frame jumpsquat makes it more difficult to perform short hops with any character. To compensate, players now have the ability to input both a jump and attack button at the same time to perform a short hop aerial (officially known as a "short hop attack" in English and 小ジャンプ攻撃 small jump attack in Japanese). Short hop aerials have a 0.85× damage modifier applied to them, which, in turn, also makes them deal slightly less knockback. Additionally, update 2.0.0 notably added the ability to perform a regular short hop without attacking by pressing two jump buttons simultaneously, further compensating for the 3-frame jumpsquat.

In competitive play[edit]

The short hop technique is an essential move in competitive play, allowing the user to perform aerial attacks close to the ground and connect with grounded opponents. This can allow for a wider variety of options from a grounded neutral position.

In Super Smash Bros., short hops can be used in conjunction with Z-cancels and double jump cancels to cause perfect shield pressure, shield breaks, or grab confirms.

In Melee, short hops are used as part of the SHFFL technique to aid in aerial approaches and pressure. Melee also features the ability to combine short hops with double jump cancels, but it is not nearly as powerful as it is in Super Smash Bros. Short hopping is also used during wavedashing.

In Brawl, Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, short hops can be combined with a reverse aerial rush for characters to approach with back aerials close to the ground. Short hops can also be combined with b-reverses and wavebounces for tricky and unusual momentum changes.

Outside of its applications in competitive play, short hopping can also be used for Bat dropping in the Home-Run Contest.

Short hop heights[edit]

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Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Rank Character Jump force Jump height Difference
1 Samus 1.7 21.05218939 65.041%
2 Sheik 2.14 18.02666667 57.627%
n/a Male Wire Frame 1.8 17.11125 51.104%
3 Zelda 1.6 16.74337158 57.410%
n/a Female Wire Frame 1.6 16.74337158 57.410%
4 Yoshi 1.8 16.53097984 51.079%
5 Peach 1.6 15.21 52.160%
6 Ganondorf 2.0 14.40086538 58.265%
7 Luigi 1.4 13.51152355 33.322%
8 Kirby 1.5 13.3225 55.487%
9 Captain Falcon 1.9 12.95086538 36.556%
10 Marth 1.5 12.49591912 38.222%
11-12 Pichu 1.7 12.30011364 41.779%
11-12 Pikachu 1.7 12.30011364 41.779%
13 Donkey Kong 1.6 12.0125 34.211%
14 Ness 1.5 11.76125 35.126%
15 Mewtwo 1.4 11.26146951 36.191%
16 Falco 1.9 9.688897059 20.435%
17-19 Dr. Mario 1.4 9.627664474 36.053%
17-19 Mario 1.4 9.627664474 36.053%
17-19 Mr. Game & Watch 1.4 9.627664474 36.053%
20-21 Young Link 1.5 9.491022727 31.737%
20-21 Link 1.5 9.491022727 34.928%
22 Roy 1.5 9.132671053 32.199%
23 Ice Climbers 1.4 9.1125 28.028%
24 Bowser 1.6 9.062403846 31.499%
25 Fox 2.1 8.565706522 31.003%
26 Jigglypuff 1.05 8.09628125 42.151%
n/a Giga Bowser 1.6 4.35125 13.102%

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Rank Character Full Hop Short Hop
1 Greninja 46 22.114738
2 Zero Suit Samus 44.5 21.354742
3 Bayonetta 39 21.354742
4 Luigi 44 19.984556
5 Diddy Kong 41.208694 19.897078
6 Rosalina 40 19.370632
7 Sheik 39 18.752533
8 R.O.B. 38 18.378603
9 Lucario 37.619999 18.193617
10 Samus 37 18
11 Captain Falcon 37.306652 17.980684
12-13 Mario, Dr. Mario 36.331814 17.539339
14 Mii Gunner 32 17.539339
15 Mewtwo 31.110001 17.5
16 Yoshi 36.094189 17.434723
17 Falco 50.506073 17.34
18 Palutena 35.900002 17.303881
19 Donkey Kong 34 17.297209
20 Wii Fit Trainer 35.599998 17.179214
21 Pikachu 35.5 17.123371
22 Mii Brawler 35 17
23 Cloud 32.5 17
24 Sonic 35 16.887465
25 Shulk 34.799999 16.887465
26 Ness 34.476265 16.652296
27 Bowser Jr. 34.400002 16.592869
28 Pac-Man 34.099998 16.477137
29 Duck Hunt 34 16.477137
30 Fox 35 16.403395
31 Toon Link 33.799999 16.320242
32-33 Lucina, Marth 33.660133 16.263107
34 Olimar 33.5 16.191645
35 King Dedede 32.849998 16.019524
36 Robin 33.208813 16.018034
37 Corrin 33 16
38 Ike 29.9 16
39 Bowser 33 15.699792
40 Villager 32.5 15.689452
41 Charizard 32 15.42625
42 Zelda 31.552761 15.239396
43 Mii Swordfighter 28.299999 15
44 Ryu 26 15
45-46 Dark Pit, Pit 31 14.955608
47 Wario 30.5 14.699989
48 Peach 30.025824 14.501237
49 Meta Knight 32 13.915902
50 Link 27.799999 13.380496
51 Mr. Game & Watch 27.511969 13.261467
52 Roy 30.969999 13
53 Lucas 29.41 13
54 Little Mac 26 12.526741
55 Ganondorf 25.488228 12.244264
56 Kirby 25.368114 12.241816
57 Mega Man 32.799999 11.492068
58 Jigglypuff 19.786329 11.260982

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Rank Character Full Hop Short Hop
1 Greninja 46 22.11
2-3 Zero Suit Samus 44.5 21.35
2-3 Bayonetta 39 21.35
4 Luigi 44 19.98
5 Diddy Kong 41.21 19.9
6 Rosalina & Luma 40 19.37
7 Sheik 39 18.75
8 R.O.B. 38 18.38
9 Lucario 37.62 18.19
10-13 Samus 37 18
10-13 Dark Samus 37 18
10-13 Simon 30 18
10-13 Richter 30 18
14 Captain Falcon 37.31 17.98
15 Banjo & Kazooie 29.8 17.8
16-18 Mario 36.33 17.54
16-18 Inkling 33 17.54
16-18 Dr. Mario 30.8805 17.54
19-20 Piranha Plant 37.4 17.5
19-20 Mewtwo 31.11 17.5
21 Pichu 36.75 17.43
22 Falco 50.51 17.34
23-24 Palutena 35.9 17.3
23-24 Donkey Kong 34 17.3
25 Wii Fit Trainer 35.6 17.18
26 Pikachu 35.5 17.12
27 Squirtle 35.35 17.03
28-29 Mii Brawler 35 17
28-29 Cloud 32.5 17
30 Sonic 35 16.89
31 Shulk 33.5 16.8
32 Ice Climbers 34.69 16.75
33 Ness 34.48 16.65
34 Bowser Jr. 34.4 16.59
35-36 Pac-Man 34.1 16.48
35-36 Duck Hunt 34 16.48
37 Fox 35 16.4
38 Toon Link 33.8 16.32
39-41 Marth 33.66 16.26
39-41 Lucina 33.66 16.26
39-41 Young Link 33.66 16.26
42 Olimar 33.5 16.19
43-44 Robin 33.21 16.02
43-44 King Dedede 32.85 16.02
45-46 Corrin 33 16
45-46 Ike 29.9 16
47 Bowser 33 15.7
48-49 Isabelle 32.5 15.69
48-49 Villager 32.5 15.69
50 Ivysaur 32.25 15.58
51 Hero 29 15.5
52 Charizard 32 15.43
53 Wolf 32.02 15.38
54 Zelda 31.55 15.24
55 Terry 27 15.2
56-57 Ryu 26 15
56-57 Ken 26 15
58-59 Pit 31 14.96
58-59 Dark Pit 31 14.96
60 Wario 30.5 14.7
61 Mii Gunner 30.9 14.6
62-63 Peach 30.03 14.5
62-63 Daisy 30.03 14.5
64 Yoshi 36.09 14.43
65 Incineroar 31.6 14.4
66-67 Ridley 34 14.2
66-67 Joker 32.5 14.2
68 Byleth 26.5 14
69 Meta Knight 32 13.92
70 Snake 21.62 13.69
71 King K. Rool 33 13.5
72 Link 27.8 13.38
73 Mr. Game & Watch 27.51 13.26
74-76 Roy 30.97 13
74-76 Chrom 30.97 13
74-76 Lucas 29.41 13
77 Little Mac 26 12.53
78 Mii Swordfighter 28.3 12.3
79-80 Ganondorf 25.49 12.24
79-80 Kirby 25.37 12.24
81 Mega Man 32.8 11.49
82 Jigglypuff 19.79 11.26