The Super Leaf (スーパーこのは, Super Leaf) is an item from the Mario universe that appears in Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It gives the player raccoon ears and a tail, allowing them to float for about three seconds by holding the jump button in a similar manner to Peach's (or Daisy's in Ultimate) floating ability; unlike hers, though, the player will still slowly descend. If released before its time runs out, one can reactivate it at any time by holding down the jump button again. While floating, a character can still perform all of their attacks as normal. It can not be used while in a helpless state, such as after many characters' up special moves.
If Peach uses it, then her own float ability will activate first. As soon as she stops using her float ability, or its time runs out, then the Super Leaf's effect will become active.
In Ultimate, aerial attacks performed during the Super Leaf's float will never apply the new multiplier for short hop aerial attacks no matter how close to the floor the attacker is, much like Peach's aerials when done out of her float.
Prior to becoming an item, it was mentioned in passing in the trophy description for Raccoon Mario in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Super Leaves first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3 as a power-up item and have returned in Super Mario 3D Land and numerous games since. It turned Mario and Luigi into Raccoon Mario and Raccoon Luigi, respectively (Fox Luigi in New Super Mario Bros. 2, and Tanooki Mario and Kitsune Luigi instead in Super Mario 3D Land and Super Mario 3D World), which let them slow descent (or briefly fly if they ran far enough) by waving the tail, and hit enemies and blocks by swinging their tail. The design of the leaf itself is based on its design as of Super Mario 3D Land. Its function in the Super Smash Bros. games is also similar; it gives the fighter raccoon ears and a tail like Raccoon Mario, and allows the player to slow their fall, like in the Mario series. However, it does not allow the character to fly after running far enough, or attack with the tail.
Transform into an adorable version of your normal self thanks to some raccoon ears and a fluffy tail. Unfortunately, you won't be able to fly through the air like Tanooki Mario—but you can hover for a bit by wiggling that tail. Hold the jump button while airborne to pull off this cute tactic.
This item gives you fuzzy ears and a tail. Remember, when it's just ears and a tail, he's Raccoon Mario - Tanooki Mario is the full suit. You won't be able to soar into the air like in Super Mario Bros. 3, but you can float by holding the jump button while in mid-air.
Equipping the ChuChu, Princess Shokora, or Girl from Hajimari no Mori support spirits will give the player a Super Leaf at a start of a match.
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