Super Smash Bros. Melee is a fighting game and the second game in the Super Smash Bros. series. Players play as a mash-up of Nintendo characters and attempt to knock their opponents off the screen. It is the GameCube's highest-selling game.

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How do I unlock Pichu and Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. Melee?

Hey I got SSBM for Christmas and I want to know how to unlock Pichu and Mewtwo! You may be thinking "Just google it, kid." but the reason I'm asking here is, I want to hear it from a trusted source! ...
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Do non-player-entities affect move-staling?

I've read that one's stale moves is tracked by the move-performer rather than who (or what) has been hit. Do attacks that hit stuff like Yoshi's Story's Fly Guys or Peach's turnips enter the stale ...
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Faster to Falco AC Bair or SHFFL Bair?

Which occurs in fewer frames: as Falco, auto-cancelled (AC) backwards aerial attack (Bair) or short-hop fast-fall L-cancelled (SHFFLed) backwards aerial attack? I'm wondering which is safer (at ...
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How many DI trajectories are there against up-throw chain-throw?

I play Falco. Fox, Marth, and Peach each have an up-throw chain-grab/throw on him. I know that there are differing trajectories given no DI, slightly behind, fully behind/in, or fully forward/away ...
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Can Falco shine Fire Fox?

Shine is the hitbox of Fox/Falco's reflector. Fire Fox is Fox's up special move. Fox can shine a Fire Fox or Fire Bird (in the case of Falco) with good timing as it comes toward him. But can Falco ...
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Young Link's Kokiri sword makes fire?

Out of all my hours of fun spent on melee, there is that one thing I can't put my finger on ... yet. I have witnessed a rare case of Youg Link's down air attack doing fire damage, and propelling his ...
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Is there a way to copy data from a Gamecube memory card to another?

While my friend was at my house, he accidentally deleted the save file for my Super Smash Bros Melee. To re-pay me, he is willing to let me copy the save data from his memory card so I can get back ...
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Methods to unlocking Mewtwo in Melee

I understand how Mewtwo is unlocked, but I am curious if anyone had a method to reach 20 hours of versus play time or 700 total matches quickly.
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How do I perform the infinite Ice Climber grab?

In a video I saw a long time ago, I saw Popo and Nana (Ice Climbers) grab an enemy, and infinitely hit them. The other player was unable to escape, and had to sit there watching as his damage racked ...
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What makes the Sacred Combo so sacred?

During a Stream of SSBM, I watched what the commentaters called a "Sacred Combo." But, why is this combo so hyped over, and how does one pull it off? Captain Falcon and Fox were used to do it.
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What is a “Power Throw,” and who all gets one?

I remember while watching some Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournaments, the commentators were talking about how one of the players (Ness) went for a "Power Throw (his back throw)." But, what defines a ...
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Getting Celebi in SSB Melee

For the record, yes I can google. Search results all say I need the following before I can see Celebi: All characters All stages All 51 event matches Beating Giga Bowser Beating Crazy Hand Sound ...
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Is there a way to keep the screen steady in Smash Brothers?

If you look back at the n64 version the screen hardly ever shakes/rumbles/termors. I believe it only shakes during bombs and some select heavy attacks. In the Melee and Brawl versions it is almost ...
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What difference does level make?

In VS mode, players may set the difficulty level of CPUs (bots). What're the differences from levels 1 to 9?
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How does Jigglypuff's Rest work?

In Super Smash Brothers Melee (SSBM), Jigglypuff from the Pokémon franchise is a playable character. Her down special move is Rest which causes her to flash then fall asleep. To the uninitiated, this ...
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What's “shine”?

Super Smash Brothers Mêlée (SSBM) is a popular fighting game of a series (the Super Smash Brothers franchise) with its own community and cult-following. Perhaps as a result of being around for so long ...
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What are the chances of Mr. Game-and-Watch's Judgment Hammer?

In Super Smash Brothers Mêlée (SSBM), Mr. Game-and-Watch is a playable character. His side special move is what's known as his Judgment Hammer. Performing this move, in one hand, he holds up a ...
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What are the chances that Peach pulls out something rare?

In Super Smash Brothers Mêlée (SSBM), Princess Toadstool (Peach) is a playable character. She has the ability to pull out turnips with her down special move, which she can throw as a projectile item. ...
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What is float-cancelling?

In Super Smash Brothers Mêlée (SSBM), Princess Toadstool (Peach) is a playable character. She has the ability to float as a function of holding a jump button (X or Y). There seems to be an advanced ...
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What are the differences between Marth and Roy?

In Super Smash Brothers Mêlée (SSBM), there are tens of characters in the roster to play as. Some characters have move-sets that are very similar to each other, but with different effects. These ...
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Action Replay code to cut Jigglypuff's Rest sleep time in Super Smash Bro Melee?

I'm trying to practice the space animal slayer combo, but it's harder than I expected. It's annoying to wait for Jigglypuff to wake up and I have Action Replay (AR) for the GameCube. I've searched ...
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How can I counter edge-tech phantasm/illusion?

In Super Smash Brothers Mêlée, it's possible to tech on the side of the stage against powerful, edge-guarding attacks, such as a Spacie's down-smash, by inputting a tech pre-emptively. This is called ...
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What is L-cancel?

This is a term being thrown around in the Smash Bros. community. Apparently it's a move that you do, but the manual doesn't mention anything like it. What does it mean?
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What is wavedashing?

I've heard this term used multiple times in reference to Melee, the fact that it was removed in Brawl apparently. What does it mean? What is the move, and why was it removed?
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How can I use the shield to reflect projectiles?

I've seen players reflect lasers with just the normal shield. Is there a special button combination?
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How Do I Quickly Reflector, Then Up Smash?

In this video (language NSFW), at 0:15, the Fox labeled "Tang" performs what appears to be a reflector followed by an up smash. The reflector animation only plays for about a frame, before the up ...
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What is DI and how does it affect me?

The other day, I was playing both Smash Bros. Brawl and Melee with some friends and, making note of the fact that they were often surviving to much higher percentages than myself while playing the ...
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How do you play with Master Hand in Super Smash Brothers Melee?

I've heard that you can play with Master Hand by exploiting a glitch in Melee, what do I need to do to play as it?