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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Their limited reach makes them poor approach options. Instead let me save you some time and tell you this: just use Shadow Ball. It's basically the only move he has that characters with projectiles and/or disjoints actually need to respect in neutral. He is basically Shadow Ball: The Movie...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Because no one likes getting hit when they're trying foxtrot away, or when they're trying to land a tilt. Real world logic should be discarded if it compromises the gameplay experience. Can you imagine trying to play Ridley if Ridley's tail was also a hurtbox? God help you. He's mostly...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    I think his unfavorable match-ups against the top tiers limits his competitive viability. His game plan is to basically take control of the game early, get his opponent on the back foot, and then tech chase them around until he can seal the deal with an edge guard. Against anyone who can out...
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    Media Ridley Match Analyses, Tips/Discussion

    I always found theirs to be one of the easiest ones to edge guard; it follows a predictible flight path, has no hitbox, and grows weaker when used in succession. Is it because they're hugging the side of the stage? You can up-b spike them right through those balloons with the proper timing.
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    We know, that's kind of the point lol. Bowser and DK aren't exactly putting on a particularly impressive performance atm. And right now they're basically forced to play on stages that don't favor them every game because there aren't any small ones that are legal. If you're wondering which...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Olimar, huh? Any particular reason why? It looks to me like Pichu could really tear him up once he gets in(he's also a free edgeguard with that slow, floaty up-b he has). Same with the anime swords(wo)men. I suppose Snake's grenades disrupt his combos, though. Does Snake have anything else...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    I'm curious as to what you consider to be Pichu's bad match-ups. It seems to me that he has the tools to go even or better with pretty much everyone in neutral. And his recovery is one of the best out there.
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    Can we talk for a moment about my favorite move of Ridley's, his down-smash?

    In that situation you're the one who's in control. You should be mixing them up, not the other way around. I don't know if you're charging your smash early and waiting for them to come down(???), but if you just follow them around without committing to anything, they can't do much. They can...
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    Ridley deserves better

    Yes it could have saved you. The farther away you are from the ledge while starting your up-b, the longer it will take for your opponent to reach you before the hitbox is active, and it doesn't require you to waste precious jumps turning yourself around. Currently there are 3 ways to sweetspot...
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    PSA: Learn to edge-guard, and quit recommending that people use neutral b to do so

    The rest of the post didn't really relate to what I was saying. I think you're making this out to be way more complicated than it actually is.
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    PSA: Learn to edge-guard, and quit recommending that people use neutral b to do so

    You were responding to him, were you not?
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    PSA: Learn to edge-guard, and quit recommending that people use neutral b to do so

    He brought it up, in a half joking sort of way. He wasn't replying to your OP, just the portion of the post he quoted. I responded to the tangent he started, then I responded to your response. Just to be clear, I wasn't referring to edgeguarding at all in the first response. But I was in the...
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    PSA: Learn to edge-guard, and quit recommending that people use neutral b to do so

    He was talking about recovery in a more general sense, not for edgeguarding specifically. He's not wrong though.
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    PSA: Learn to edge-guard, and quit recommending that people use neutral b to do so

    I was responding to the Kalomaze convo, but yes. The lack of distance he can travel with his up-b hurts his off stage edgeguarding ability against characters with better ones, since they can go lower to avoid being gimped.
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    Can we talk for a moment about my favorite move of Ridley's, his down-smash?

    It's not used much because it's not a very good move overall. It's slow compared to his other two smash attacks, and not all that strong given how slow it is. The best way to use it is exactly the opposite: not very often. It's basically a move you use for the occasional "Hail Mary" roll...
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