Monkey Secondaries?

ACAL Squall

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Alabama Diddy Kong main here. Trying to pick up a secondary for certain matchups (preferably characters I find annoying). I also play Wolf but I'm not sure if sticking with the two is the best. Not really sure how my Wolf compliments my Diddy. Was also thinking about picking up Meta Knight but I was thinking that playing all fast fallers wasn't necessarily the best idea. What do you guys think? Also post your Diddy secondaries here!
 

Soft Serve

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I think if you want a secondary for diddy, he needs to be able to fight fox/samus very well, as well as maybe just do well in MUs where you're uncomfortable with diddy.

I play a lot of wolf but don't really like to use him as a secondary/CP character in bracket, he and diddy share a lot of the same winning MUs and wolf has a slight disadvantage vs fox/samus, two characters I consider switching off of. Diddy does cover wolf's falco MU well, and wolf does way better vs m2/puff/peach (and yoshi/sonic/zelda) than diddy does so he's not a bad choice.

What MUs do you want to not play diddy in? I really only think diddy should switch off for MUs vs samus, and then foxes/mewtwos who know the MU perfectly and have amazing item play. No other MUs are that bad, but if you're switching because you don't want to camp (my reason lol) then go for it, wolf can do similar projectile pressure as diddy but all the time and can get more openings off of them while risking less.

Fox is the perfect secondary, only half-kappa.
I actually think puff is a good secondary to pull out vs samus and peach, plus an easier character to pocket. Shiek as well, although shes much deeper and needs more practice in those MUs to do it well.

I had considered ZSS for a while, but I've settled on Pit because I really really enjoy how he plays, and he does really well vs the floaties I don't like having to camp out as diddy (samus, zelda, mewtwo). Haven't had this much fun playing a character since I first found diddy so yeah.
Diddy/Pit, and then maybe fox ditto people is my gameplan.

Edit: Falcon is also a crazy crazy good secondary for diddy, but they play too similarly for me to want to switch between them and get thrown off by doing muscle memory stuff for on as the other (like sharking upairs under platforms as diddy thinking I had falcon upair, or doing falcon side-b to punish a shield like it was diddy's).
 
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ACAL Squall

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I would say I'm similar to you. I don't like to camp and I really really don't enjoy playing against Peach, Jiggs, Samus, Zelda. My Diddy handles Zelda well enough though (there are way too many here) and I personally don't like camping either. So I guess characters that have a easy matchup or just have a generally better time getting in. I actually really considered getting my Fox in better shape. I usually play Sonic against the Foxes here because I'm like the only Sonic and everyone refuses to learn the matchup so I just out dash-dance them and laugh at them. Lol. Maybe Fox should be my go to then. Since he necessarily doesn't have any bad matchups and characters that don't fall to shine are fun.
 

EddyBearr

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I dual-main Diddy Kong and Sheik, because of my Sheik main in Melee.

The matchups I find difficult are "trade heavy floaties" and characters with a lot of priority. Sometimes, if I feel overwhelmed, my Sheik allows me to slow the game enough to re-take control. I feel Sheik covers all of these things.

Since I main Sheik in Melee, I don't make my Sheik a "PM Sheik" -- it's basically a Melee Sheik that has to adapt mid-game to PM. This gives me the best results since I put enough time into Melee Sheik anyways.

I strongly advise you work on your Falcon to cover what your Diddy can't do, and subjugate your PM Falcon to your Melee Falocn's standards.
 
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