By using this service, some information may be shared with YouTube. Throws the opponent into the ground and shoots them with his Blaster. Fox received a mix of buffs and nerfs upon making the transition between games but was buffed overall. This is called a jab reset. Doesn't have much combo potential, so it is mainly used for throwing the opponent off stage. When successfully performing a waveshine, Fox can easily follow-up into a range of many different attacks which makes up for the fact that Reflector no longer auto-cancels on landing. In Classic Mode, Fox can appear as an ordinary opponent, an ally or opponent in team battles, alongside Falco, Captain Falcon, Donkey Kong or Samus, or as a metal opponent. Regrettably, this move is very awkward due to the short amount of forward distance, short range of the move, and bad physics of the kicks being chained together. While he took a huge hit from the Brawl environment as well as the removal of several of his abilities, he has returned to his former glory. Another noteworthy buff is his Reflector, as it can now be jump-cancelled. Strong side (lightly sideways and A): Fox sticks his foot out. Fox's universally strong tools, such as his quick, versatile combo ability, great aerial attacks, and his very effective shine techniques, allow him to compete against any character. The nerf to his up smash allows several characters to barely survive in that version where they would not have been able to in NTSC, forcing Fox mains to learn later KO percentages for it; at those percentages, however, some up smash setups are no longer guaranteed. He even has very oppressive tools in certain matchups, such as a potential waveshine infinite that, even if performed to a limited degree, can shut down a large portion of the cast. Despite its generally poor combo ability, it can chain-grab on some heavy characters. I've recently found pivot jab/gentleman really useful against Fox when he is right behind you because you can space yourself and no other move will be quick enough to stop him from just chasing you down and nairing you if you commit to jumping or running away. While his higher falling speed and gravity more than make up for his vertical endurance, they make him even more susceptible to combos and the inclusion of up and down throws have made him very susceptible to chain grabs (although his own up throw is arguably the best in the game). While he has all the tools that made him top tier before, he has to worry about the characters that got buffs. Using X and Y also makes it easier to jumping lower (lightly pushing the jump button or stick), also known as a short hop, due to it being easier to press the button lightly rather than pushing the control stick up. Despite being a top-tiered character and considered among the most powerful in Melee, Fox is not completely infallible. He is emblematic of speed, possessing fast attacks that also give him excellent comboing and damaging abilities. This article has been viewed 79,875 times. While this technique is very useful, it requires quick inputs and proper timing, making it very difficult to do. He is fast, strong, and yet requires a lot of technical ability to properly control at a high level of play. Good combo ability, especially into an up smash. This also means that Blaster can no longer be used to gimp opponents or lead into followups. This move has decent range and power and pops opponents upward. So while Fox has incredible fighting process and potential, many consider Fox to be arguably the hardest character to play as and master, requiring a lot of practice. Along with harder matchups against Peach and even Captain Falcon, some PAL professionals have vouched that Falco or Marth is the best in that particular version of Melee instead. We encourage you to read our updated PRIVACY POLICY and COOKIE POLICY. From SmashWiki, the Super Smash Bros. wiki, This article is about Fox's appearance in, Super Smash Bros. Melee Character Matchups, https://www.ssbwiki.com/index.php?title=Fox_(SSBM)&oldid=1502560, A quick jab that can combo into several other attacks, including an up smash. L-cancelling allows a character to act sooner out of an aerial attack when they land on the ground. Stunned next to Dr. Mario on Princess Peach's Castle. For example, when Fox sticks out his leg for a kick, if hitboxes were visible, you would see a circle around his foot. Overall, Fox is Fox. After defeating Fox once, the player will have to face him again, this time on offense donning his red costume and featuring "trigger happy" Arwings, which fire at the stage considerably more often. Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 79,875 times. Despite being ranked first, Fox is not flawless. A handful of these players own copies of both the PAL and NTSC versions of the game to allow practice before international tournaments, mainly to practice executing certain Fox-specific setups that are impossible in the PAL version but present in the NTSC version, or to practice accommodating for the lack of these setups with backup strategies. He has the second fastest dashing speed (which remedies his low air speed somewhat), tied with Marth for the fastest walking speed, the third fastest normal falling speed, tied with Captain Falcon for the second fastest fast falling speed, fast dash-dancing, and fast attacks. With Japanese as the set language, he says. It is best used to get back onto the stage, due to the fact that it is very quick. 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