I often see phrases like "two-frame punish" when watching Super Smash Bros 4 tournaments. I often see it when people are edge guarding, and it some how prevents players from grabbing the edge. What does this mean?


As pointed out by @Nelson, I did some quick research and found the answer from Smashpedia:

The Two Frame Punish is a mechanic and technique in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, in which an edge-guarder's attack is timed in order to punish the opponent on the two frames of vulnerability that occur at the beginning of a ledge grab animation.

  • Just FYI. "x-frame punish", where 'x' can be any number, in general means the amount of frames of vulnerability of which the opponent or you can't block or do anything. The "two-frame punish" is what the Sm4sh community calls the ledge punish. "two-frame punish" can mean other things in other fighting games. – bmarkham Aug 22 '16 at 7:30

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