In Super Smash Bros. 4
Bowser Jr. is currently placed in the C+ tier in Super Smash Bros. 4. Bowser Jr. boasts several interesting options, including a strong neutral attack and a powerful set of tilts. His smash attacks also inflict high damage and knockback, with his up smash serving as a particularly potent kill move.
However, Bowser Jr. is severely outclassed by Bowser and Ganondorf; all three are heavyweights, but Bowser Jr. lacks a gimmick. Where Bowser has Flying Slam and Ganondorf has Flame Choke, Bowser Jr. has a set of mostly useless special moves. In other words, Bowser Jr. suffers from an unimpressive kit.
Overall, Bowser Jr. has accrued poor tournament results and representation. Of all the fighters in the game, Bowser Jr. is undeniably the least represented; the character had no consistent trainers throughout the metagame’s lifespan.
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In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bowser Jr. was slightly buffed for his appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Junior Clown Car’s hurtbox now takes priority over Bowser Jr.’s, meaning the character will take less damage compared to other fighters. His special moves have also seen helpful reductions in lag and additional damage and knockback.
Bowser Jr. did not receive any noticeable nerfs from Super Smash Bros. 4, meaning the transition to Ultimate was entirely beneficial for him. Unfortunately, this means he has fallen into the same rut as in Smash 4; he continues to be severely underrepresented.
Overall, Bowser Jr. has received terrible tournament results and representation. The character is almost never entered into competitive tournaments and has no consistent trainers.
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