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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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What does it mean to “shff fh nair into knee?”

I was reading a Smash Ultimate combo guide and someone told me that the best Captain Falcon combo is: shff fh nair into knee What on earth are they trying to say? And is it even a real thing? Are ...
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ELO in Super Smash Bros. Melee

I see a lot of people talking about ELO in Smash, (bronze, gold, plat, etc.) but I never understood what it meant. Does anyone have any answers on how to get an ELO? Like is there a competitive scene ...
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How to unlock all stages in Melee in dolphin 5.0?

I enabled the all characters and stages gecko code. It gave me the characters but not all the stages.
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How can I test input lag for my keyboard controller Super Smash Bros Melee dolphin?

I am fairly new to the Melee scene, even more so to Dolphin. My question is, using a keyboard controller, is there anything I can do to test the input lag? If there is any input lag, how can I reduce ...
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How can I counter wavedashing?

I've recently begun playing Melee with players who use wavedashing as a core part of their strategy, using wavedashes not only to traverse entire stages very quickly, but also to steal ledges, attack ...
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What can be Blocked by the Hylian and Deku Shields?

Building off of my previous questions on the topic, What can be blocked by both Link and Young Link's shields? Here when I say shield, I do not mean the shields used by all characters, but rather ...
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How can I use Bowser's Fire Breath to Edge-Guard?

So it seems to me that Bowser's Fire Breath (neutral special) could potentially be used as an edge guarding move, given that it is angled downwards, and can damage characters trying to recover. ...
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Invulnerability Effect of Zelda/Sheik's Transform

My friend and I have been arguing about whether or not using transform grants any sort of temporary invulnerability to attacks in Melee. According to the wiki, invulnerability occurs because the game ...
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What is Special about Yoshi's Egg Shield?

Continuing my trend of asking Melee questions in recent days: In Super Smash Bros: Melee, Yoshi uses his egg as a shield instead of the normal shield that other players use. Functionally, what is ...
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What can Peach's neutral special (Toad Guard) actually block?

Given my previous questions on Peach and countering, this questions seems like a natural extension: What can be blocked using Peach's neutral special (Toad Guard)? The SSBM wiki page above says ...
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Final Destination History/Lore

Many stages in the SSB universe are based on the games from which the SSB characters are drawn. But certain stages, including Final Destination and Battlefield appear to have been created specifically ...
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What Projectiles can Mario/Dr. Mario's Cape Reflect?

The SSB wiki quotes the Melee instruction manual on Mario's cape in stating: Reflect projectile attacks and spin enemies around. Which projectiles are actually reflected? Is it all projectiles? ...
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Peach Down Smash Landing All Hits

In SSB: Melee, Peach has an especially strong attack in the form of her down smash ("The Meat Grinder"), which as the wiki mentions, can deal 64.96% damage if all the hits land. When all the hits are ...
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Do they use a ranking system in smash?

In super smash bros tournaments, do they have a ranking system (for example, Elo)? what is it?
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Which states are you able to press Z to catch an item?

I know it is possible to catch an item by pressing Z while standing still and while in the air. I am guessing it is probably also possible while running. I'm wondering if it is also possible while ...
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Does using an HDMI splitter introduce input lag?

I have a Smash Bros Melee setup with a low-latency display and a low-latency Wii->HDMI converter. I'd like to split the signal across two displays (so everyone can see the screen during 4-player ...
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Does the yellow stick smash have less impact than a normal joystick smash in Melee?

I am a casual player, and with all my mates with whom I play Smash Melee, we agreed to ban the C yellow joystick smash technique because it was making the smash way faster and we decided to ban this ...
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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?

I have witnessed a rare case of Young Link's down air attack doing fire damage, and propelling his victim downward instead of upward. The blow was quite strong, though it just "grounded" the victim. ...
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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 Test ...
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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/tremors. I believe it only shakes during bombs and some select heavy attacks. In the Melee and Brawl versions, however, it ...
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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?