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A character matchup, or a counter, is a prediction on how two characters would fare against each other in tournament settings. For example, the matchup between Meta Knight and Peach favors Meta Knight. This list does not mean that a character has no chance of beating another character in any match, or that players cannot beat a certain character while using any certain character. In addition, this chart does not directly affect tier rankings, nor is it influenced by a character's tier ranking. It simply shows what the general outcome would be if two players with exactly the same skill level played each other and used specific characters.

Below is a chart for Super Smash Bros. Brawl obtained from Smash World Forums. The chart is subject to change and current as of June 29, 2012 To use it, choose a character from the left side. That characters are displayed in the corresponding row. Since the "think tanks" of the two characters may not agree, there may be a slightly different number listed as the opposite matchup.

The numbers displayed in the cells refer to their respective row's (horizontal) character's ability to defeat their respective column's (vertical) character.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Character Matchups
  MetaKnightHead.png IceClimbersHead.png OlimarHead.png DiddyHead.png MarthHead.png SnakeHead.png FalcoHead.png PikachuHead.png ZSSHead.png WarioHead.png LucarioHead.png DededeHead.png ToonLinkHead.png WolfHead.png FoxHead.png GWHead.png PitHead.png ROBHead.png PeachHead.png KirbyHead.png DKHead.png SonicHead.png IkeHead.png SheikHead.png NessHead.png YoshiHead.png LuigiHead.png PTHead.png LucasHead.png MarioHead.png SamusHead.png BowserHead.png CFalconHead.png LinkHead.png JigglypuffHead.png ZeldaHead.png GanondorfHead.png Avg.  
MetaKnightHead.png Mirror match +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 ±0 +1 +2 +2 +3 +2 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +3 +2 +2 +2 +3 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +2 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +4 +4 +2 MetaKnightHead.png
IceClimbersHead.png -1 Mirror match +1 ±0 ±0 ±0 +2 +1 -1 ±0 +1 +3 -1 ±0 +3 +2 +1 ±0 -1 +2 +2 +1 ±0 +3 +1 +1 +2 +1 +2 +2 +2 +4 +3 +2 +2 +3 +4 +1 IceClimbersHead.png
OlimarHead.png -1 -1 Mirror match ±0 ±0 +1 -1 +2 +1 ±0 +1 +2 +1 ±0 +1 +1 ±0 +2 ±0 +2 +3 +2 +2 +1 ±0 +2 +1 +1 +2 +1 +3 +2 +3 +3 +3 +4 +4 +1 OlimarHead.png
DiddyHead.png -1 ±0 ±0 Mirror match ±0 -1 -1 +1 +1 ±0 +1 +1 ±0 +1 +1 +2 ±0 +1 ±0 +1 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +1 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +1 DiddyHead.png
MarthHead.png -1 ±0 ±0 ±0 Mirror match ±0 ±0 +1 ±0 +2 +1 -1 +1 ±0 +1 +2 +1 ±0 +2 +1 ±0 +1 +1 +1 +3 +1 +2 +3 +3 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +3 +1 MarthHead.png
SnakeHead.png -1 ±0 -1 +1 ±0 Mirror match ±0 -2 ±0 ±0 +1 -1 +1 +1 +1 +1 ±0 +1 +3 +1 +1 +1 ±0 +1 +2 +1 +2 +2 +3 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +3 +1 SnakeHead.png
FalcoHead.png -1 -2 +1 +1 ±0 ±0 Mirror match -2 +1 ±0 ±0 +2 +1 +1 ±0 +1 ±0 +2 +1 ±0 +2 +2 +1 +1 +2 +3 +2 +2 +1 +2 +3 +3 +3 +3 +2 +3 +4 +1 FalcoHead.png
PikachuHead.png ±0 -1 -2 -1 -1 +2 +2 Mirror match +1 ±0 -1 +2 +1 +2 +3 ±0 +1 +1 ±0 ±0 +2 +1 +1 +3 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +1 +2 +2 +3 +2 +2 +2 +3 +1 PikachuHead.png
ZSSHead.png -1 +1 -1 -1 ±0 ±0 -1 -1 Mirror match -1 ±0 +1 +1 ±0 ±0 +1 +1 +2 ±0 +1 +2 ±0 ±0 +1 +1 +1 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +3 +1 ZSSHead.png
WarioHead.png -2 ±0 ±0 ±0 -2 ±0 ±0 ±0 +1 Mirror match +1 -2 +1 +2 +1 ±0 +1 +1 -1 +1 +2 +1 +1 ±0 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +1 +2 +3 +1 +2 +2 +2 +3 +1 WarioHead.png
LucarioHead.png -2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 ±0 +1 ±0 -1 Mirror match -2 ±0 ±0 -1 -1 ±0 +1 +2 ±0 ±0 +2 +1 +2 +1 +2 +1 +2 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +1 LucarioHead.png
DededeHead.png -3 -3 -2 -1 +1 +1 -2 -2 -1 +2 +2 Mirror match +1 +3 -1 ±0 ±0 +2 +1 ±0 +3 +1 +1 ±0 +3 ±0 +2 +3 +2 +3 +3 +4 +2 +3 +2 +2 +3 +1 DededeHead.png
ToonLinkHead.png -2 +1 -1 ±0 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 ±0 -1 Mirror match ±0 ±0 +1 ±0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 ±0 +2 +1 +1 +2 +2 +1 ±0 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +1 ToonLinkHead.png
WolfHead.png -1 ±0 ±0 -1 ±0 -1 -1 -2 ±0 -2 ±0 -3 ±0 Mirror match ±0 ±0 ±0 ±0 +1 ±0 +1 +1 +1 -1 +2 +2 +1 +2 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +2 +1 WolfHead.png
FoxHead.png -1 -3 -1 -1 -1 -1 ±0 -3 ±0 -1 +1 +1 ±0 ±0 Mirror match ±0 ±0 +2 +1 -1 +2 +1 ±0 -3 ±0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 ±0 FoxHead.png
GWHead.png -2 -2 -1 -2 -2 -1 -1 ±0 -1 ±0 +1 ±0 -1 ±0 ±0 Mirror match +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 ±0 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +1 +3 +3 +3 +1 GWHead.png
PitHead.png -2 -1 ±0 ±0 -1 ±0 ±0 -1 -1 -1 ±0 ±0 ±0 ±0 ±0 -1 Mirror match ±0 ±0 ±0 +2 -1 +1 ±0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 ±0 PitHead.png
ROBHead.png -2 ±0 -2 -1 ±0 -1 -2 -1 -2 -1 -1 -2 -1 ±0 -2 -1 ±0 Mirror match ±0 ±0 ±0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 ±0 +1 +2 +1 +1 +1 +3 ±0 ROBHead.png
PeachHead.png -3 +1 ±0 ±0 -2 -3 -1 ±0 ±0 +1 -2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 ±0 ±0 Mirror match ±0 ±0 ±0 ±0 +1 +2 ±0 +1 +1 +2 +2 ±0 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 ±0 PeachHead.png
KirbyHead.png -2 -2 -2 -1 -1 -1 ±0 ±0 -1 -1 ±0 ±0 -1 ±0 +1 -1 ±0 ±0 ±0 Mirror match ±0 ±0 +1 +1 ±0 ±0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 ±0 KirbyHead.png
DKHead.png -2 -2 -3 -2 ±0 -1 -2 -2 -2 -2 ±0 -3 -1 -1 -2 -1 -2 ±0 ±0 ±0 Mirror match -1 ±0 ±0 +3 ±0 +1 -1 +3 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +3 +2 +2 ±0 DKHead.png
SonicHead.png -2 -1 -2 -1 -1 -1 -2 -1 ±0 -1 -2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 +1 -1 ±0 ±0 +1 Mirror match ±0 ±0 +1 ±0 +1 ±0 ±0 ±0 +2 +2 +1 +2 +1 +2 +2 ±0 SonicHead.png
IkeHead.png -3 ±0 -2 -1 -1 ±0 -1 -1 ±0 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 ±0 -1 -1 -1 ±0 -1 ±0 ±0 Mirror match ±0 +1 ±0 +2 +2 +1 ±0 -1 ±0 +1 +2 +1 +1 +2 ±0 IkeHead.png
SheikHead.png -2 -3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3 -1 ±0 -2 ±0 ±0 +1 +3 -1 ±0 -1 -1 -1 ±0 ±0 ±0 Mirror match +1 ±0 -1 +1 +3 +1 +2 +1 +3 +2 +1 +1 +4 ±0 SheikHead.png
NessHead.png -2 -1 ±0 -1 -3 -2 -2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3 -2 -2 ±0 -2 -1 -1 -2 ±0 -3 -1 -1 -1 Mirror match ±0 ±0 -2 +1 ±0 +1 ±0 ±0 +1 +1 +1 +2 -1 NessHead.png
YoshiHead.png -2 -1 -2 -1 -1 -1 -3 -1 -1 -1 -2 ±0 -1 -2 -1 ±0 -1 -1 ±0 ±0 ±0 ±0 ±0 ±0 ±0 Mirror match +1 +2 +1 +1 ±0 +3 +1 +2 +2 +1 +3 ±0 YoshiHead.png
LuigiHead.png -3 -2 -1 -1 -2 -2 -2 -1 -2 -1 -1 -2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2 +1 ±0 -1 Mirror match -1 -1 ±0 ±0 +1 +2 +1 +1 +1 +2 -1 LuigiHead.png
PTHead.png -3 -1 -1 -2 -3 -2 -2 -2 -1 -2 -2 -3 -2 -2 -1 -2 -1 -1 -1 -1 +1 ±0 -2 -1 +2 -2 +1 Mirror match +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 -1 PTHead.png
LucasHead.png -2 -2 -2 -2 -3 -3 -1 -2 -1 -2 -1 -2 -2 -1 -1 -2 -1 -1 -2 -1 -3 ±0 -1 -3 -1 -1 +1 -1 Mirror match +1 ±0 ±0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 -1 LucasHead.png
MarioHead.png -3 -2 -1 -1 -3 -3 -2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -3 -1 -2 -1 -2 -1 -1 -2 -1 -1 ±0 ±0 -1 ±0 -1 ±0 -1 -1 Mirror match ±0 ±0 +1 +1 +1 ±0 +2 -1 MarioHead.png
SamusHead.png -3 -2 -3 -3 -2 -2 -3 -2 -1 -2 -2 -3 ±0 -2 -1 -2 -1 ±0 ±0 -1 -1 -2 +1 -2 -1 ±0 ±0 -2 ±0 ±0 Mirror match +2 ±0 +1 +1 +2 +3 -1 SamusHead.png
BowserHead.png -3 -4 -2 -2 -2 -2 -3 -2 -2 -3 -2 -4 -2 -2 -2 -2 -2 -1 -2 -1 -1 -2 ±0 -1 ±0 -3 -1 -2 ±0 ±0 -2 Mirror match ±0 ±0 +2 ±0 +1 -2 BowserHead.png
CFalconHead.png -3 -3 -3 -2 -2 -2 -3 -3 -2 -1 -2 -2 -2 -2 -2 -2 -2 -2 -2 -2 -1 -1 -1 -3 ±0 -1 -2 -2 -1 -1 ±0 ±0 Mirror match ±0 ±0 ±0 +1 -2 CFalconHead.png
LinkHead.png -3 -2 -3 -2 -2 -2 -3 -2 -2 -2 -2 -3 -2 -2 -2 -1 -2 -1 -2 -2 -2 -2 -2 -2 -1 -2 -1 -2 -1 -1 -1 ±0 ±0 Mirror match ±0 +1 +1 -2 LinkHead.png
JigglypuffHead.png -3 -2 -3 -2 -3 -3 -2 -2 -3 -2 -2 -2 -2 -2 -2 -3 -2 -1 -2 -2 -3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2 -1 -2 -1 -1 -1 -2 ±0 ±0 Mirror match ±0 +2 -2 JigglypuffHead.png
ZeldaHead.png -4 -3 -4 -2 -3 -3 -3 -2 -3 -2 -2 -2 -2 -3 -2 -3 -2 -1 -2 -2 -2 -2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2 -1 ±0 -2 ±0 ±0 -1 ±0 Mirror match +2 -2 ZeldaHead.png
GanondorfHead.png -4 -4 -4 -3 -3 -3 -4 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -2 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -2 -2 -2 -2 -4 -2 -3 -2 -3 -2 -2 -3 -1 -1 -1 -2 -2 Mirror match -3 GanondorfHead.png
-2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 ±0 -1 ±0 ±0 ±0 ±0 ±0 ±0 ±0 ±0 +1 ±0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3

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