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VodkaHaze

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I recently discovered something just messing around on Training Mode:
  1. Go as a character with a rapid jab (Bowser Jr, Mr Game & Watch, etc.)
  2. Pick Bowser as your opponent (important, since I haven't found this to work with other characters yet)
  3. Position yourself with your back against a ledge and Bowser right in front of you
  4. Use your rapid jab
If done right, Bowser will just move left to right, still taking damage but no hitstun so he stays in his idle animation, and the number of combos will stay at 1. Is this a glitch - either from the patch or since the game came out - or is this intentional to stop Bowser from being a victim of some jab combos?
 

JiggyNinja

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I recently discovered something just messing around on Training Mode:
  1. Go as a character with a rapid jab (Bowser Jr, Mr Game & Watch, etc.)
  2. Pick Bowser as your opponent (important, since I haven't found this to work with other characters yet)
  3. Position yourself with your back against a ledge and Bowser right in front of you
  4. Use your rapid jab
If done right, Bowser will just move left to right, still taking damage but no hitstun so he stays in his idle animation, and the number of combos will stay at 1. Is this a glitch - either from the patch or since the game came out - or is this intentional to stop Bowser from being a victim of some jab combos?
That's called "Tough Guy", a unique property of Bowser that gives him a small amount of super armor at all times.
 

GRUDGE

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Guys, I've been playing singles competitively for a few months now. There's a big regional coming up for my state and I entered doubles with my friend on a whim just because we both want more experience and why not? Neither of us expect to do well in doubles at all, but I wanted to ask: how do you play doubles in this game? What strategies are common/work? How should I approach it differently from singles? And team attack is typically on, correct?
 

Deanbms

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Hey Everyone,
I've been playing Smash for a long time, but only decided to really learn to play the game in Ultimate. I've been playing online quickplay a lot and recently have played a ton of little mac. I do decent for the most part until I encounter projectile spam characters such as the Links (young, toon, reg). I was wondering if anyone had any tips to deal with projectile spam as a character who relies on being close to the opponent.
Thanks ahead of time
 
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Hey Everyone,
I've been playing Smash for a long time, but only decided to really learn to play the game in Ultimate. I've been playing online quickplay a lot and recently have played a ton of little mac. I do decent for the most part until I encounter projectile spam characters such as the Links (young, toon, reg). I was wondering if anyone had any tips to deal with projectile spam as a character who relies on being close to the opponent.
Thanks ahead of time
You'll have to get good at parrying the projectiles to close the gap between you and the camper. Once you've gotten into close range with your opponent, instead of just attacking right away, wait and observe what defensive option they choose. Do they roll? Do they jump away? Do they shield? Little Mac can cover all of these options very well if you know what they'll do, but you'll first want to figure out which habits they tend to resort to when under pressure.
 

Flowen231

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Is it possible to full hop attack cancel? I've seen some videos of tweak's roy lately and I swear he does it somehow lol. Or is it possible to rar in the middle of an initial dash?
 

Skarjak

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I want to use L and R as my jump buttons since it makes short hops really easy compared to flicking a face button on my pro controller, but when I go into training mode to practice, doing neutral airs makes me reset position constantly. :/ You don't even need to hit L+R+A all at once to trigger that, just pressing A shortly after L+R does it. Does anyone know of any way to address this? Anyone else use this control scheme? How do you train?
 

JiggyNinja

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I want to use L and R as my jump buttons since it makes short hops really easy compared to flicking a face button on my pro controller, but when I go into training mode to practice, doing neutral airs makes me reset position constantly. :/ You don't even need to hit L+R+A all at once to trigger that, just pressing A shortly after L+R does it. Does anyone know of any way to address this? Anyone else use this control scheme? How do you train?
Then don't practice in training mode. Beat up on some low-level CPUs instead.
 

Arion200

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im thinking in buying the fighter pass but my nintendo switch online is ending in september, like when my membership ends i wont be able to play online

What are your Thoughs about these and what should i buy first? (i will purchase the second probably in december or other month idk)

(i know i should made it as an poll but i wanna see ur opinions so)
 

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Depends on how often you play Ultimate, and how invested you are in online mode. If you play online a lot then you would want to pay for your membership so you can still practice with other players rather than CPU's. If you play LAN a lot more than online then buy the fighter pass, but just note that solely practicing on CPU's is a bad habit since they do silly mistakes that no human would ever do. You can experiment with the new characters offline to get a feel, but you won't get the full experience if you only play against CPU's.
 
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I've been trying to do attack cancel back airs, and I can't. Is there a better way to instant back air? If not then when do I press the C-stick back? I can never get it and I don't know the correct timing.
 

JoseSGG

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I've been trying to do attack cancel back airs, and I can't. Is there a better way to instant back air? If not then when do I press the C-stick back? I can never get it and I don't know the correct timing.
You have to press C-stick back, then immediatly jump. Keep in mind that you can only attack cancel out of a dash, not the running animation
 

JoseSGG

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I have a question regarding shield advantage

I understand that “on shield data” determines how many frames a character can act before the other, but on what conditions is it determined? What frame of the move does it take into consideration? Does it consider both characters were initially grounded? Does it consider fast-falls and sourspots?
 

AmpuleGado

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Yo i have a question. The difficulty for the AI when you rechallenge a newcomer, is it the same level when you first fight them or is the difficulty the same for both fights?
 

Arion200

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i have another question,


since im buying online next month, i think if i buy fighter pass lately, i wont receive the past fighters like if its alreadly october and i buy fighter pass i still wont receive banjo released in fall/september (im thinking its coming in september). i need someone to confirm if this is true or not.
 

daddypeach

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I have a question regarding shield advantage

I understand that “on shield data” determines how many frames a character can act before the other, but on what conditions is it determined? What frame of the move does it take into consideration? Does it consider both characters were initially grounded? Does it consider fast-falls and sourspots?
For grounded attacks, it is the first possible frame that the move could hit. If you hit at a later frame, you will have to do some math to figure out your advantage.

For aerials, I'm pretty sure that frame advantage is calculated at the lowest possible point the attack can come out, so your frame advantage is VERY optimistic. The better frame advantage is for sweetspot/worse frame advantage is for sourspot; usually there are two frame-advantages reported.
 
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Is there a reason why trying to do a pivot grab can result in a forward smash?
For some reason you can't grab while already in the pivot animation, so if your grab button input is slightly off the game will read the grab button as an attack input instead. It's especially noticable with characters who have long pivot animations, like Charizard. I don't know why the game is programmed like that, but it makes the pivot grab input far tighter then it needs to be. If it's a frequent problem for you then you might want to practice the input in training mode.
So I’m trying to figure out how to play 2v2 offline with some friends, but don’t know how, can someone help please
I'm probably too late for this to be of much help, but on the character select screen, there should be a be a yellow bar near the top that says "solo battle". If you select it it will change to "team battle". You can change team colors by selecting the flags next to the character portraits.
 

Firox

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OK, this is kind of random but curiosity is killing me:

So I was looking at my Smash records and noticed that my Power Time Count is about 700 hrs. That means that the game has supposedly been on for 700 hrs.

Then I noticed that my Play time count was only about 400 hrs. That's the amount of time I've actually spent in game playing, ie in battle.

That means I've got a 300 hrs discrepancy between the amount of time the game is on and how much I've played. How is that possible. I've 99% sure that I haven't just left the game sitting on overnight or something like that. Could it be that the Power time is including even when I'm "logged in" but have the switch on standby? Does any one have any ideas as to how this could happen?
 
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