Peach is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Super Smash Bros. series Peach amiibo was first released on November 21, 2014 as part of Wave 1. The Super Mario Bros. series Peach amiibo can also be used as a Figure Player.
In Super Smash Bros. 4
Peach is currently placed in the B tier in Super Smash Bros. 4. Although a rarity in modern tournaments, Peach is an impressive contender with a strong skill set. Her jab comes out on frame three and consists of two separate hits, the first of which can link into a down tilt to forward smash combo. On the subject of smash attacks, Peach’s are quite good; for her forward smash, she uses a variety of different weapons, including a frying pan, a golf club, and a tennis racket. These tools have different properties but all three are equally viable. Between her double jump, up special, and hover capability, Peach’s recovery is both versatile and reliable. Her neutral special, Toad, serves as a pseudo-counter that can catch opponents off-guard if used decisively.
However, Peach suffers from several flaws. Her AI tends to misuse its hover ability and does not use it as an offensive maneuver; instead, it hovers in place and does not attack while doing so. It may also spam its forward aerial if left unchecked. Peach herself also struggles with a light weight, meaning that she is easily knocked around by metagame titans Bowser and Ganondorf.
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In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Peach has been notably buffed for her appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In addition to enhanced movement speed, she is not affected by the new short hop multiplier that adversely impacts the rest of the cast, meaning her aerials are relatively stronger. The three weapons used for her forward smash (tennis racket, frying pan, and golf club) can now be manually selected by aiming the attack, while her up smash has increased range and power. Toad and Vegetable also enjoy reduced startup lag.
Despite receiving little direct nerfs, Peach suffers from many of the same problems as her previous iteration. While she retains her light weight, her AI and its poor use of its float ability has been maintained. It continues to jump in the air and “waste” its float before descending and leaving itself vulnerable, and has gained a new flaw in that its selection of forward smash weapons is fairly poor.
Overall, Peach is about on par with her Smash 4 iteration. She has received average tournament results and representation; trainers like Blank have found moderate success with the character but have not been able to win any tournaments with her as of yet.
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