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Gravity is a measure of how fast a falling character or object reaches their maximum falling speed; this may otherwise be expressed as their gravitational acceleration, though unlike in reality these values are not uniform. A character with high gravity does not necessarily have a fast falling speed; they simply reach their top falling speed faster.

The knockback suffered by characters is based on both their weight and their gravity, with higher-gravity characters taking slightly more knockback. This is an attempt to balance the ability to combo various characters, although the effect of gravity on knockback is minor.

Gravity also affects how high a character is able to jump; two characters with the same jump force will not jump the same height if they have different gravity.

Gravity values in Super Smash Bros.

Source: [1]

JPN
Rank Character Gravity
1 Fox 4
2 Captain Falcon 3.4
3 Link 3.2
4-5 Donkey Kong 3
4-5 Pikachu 3
6-7 Yoshi 2.7
6-7 Ness 2.7
8-9 Mario 2.4
8-9 Kirby 2.4
10 Luigi 2.1
11 Jigglypuff 2
12 Samus 1.9
NTSC/PAL
Rank Character Gravity
1 Fox 4
2-3 Captain Falcon 3.4
2-3 Link 3.4
4-5 Donkey Kong 3
4-5 Pikachu 3
6 Yoshi 2.8
7 Ness 2.7
8-9 Mario 2.4
8-9 Kirby 2.4
10 Luigi 2.1
11 Jigglypuff 2
12 Samus 1.9

Gravity values in Super Smash Bros. Melee

Rank Character Gravity
1 Fox 0.23
2 Falco 0.17
3-5 Bowser 0.13
3-5 Ganondorf 0.13
3-5 Captain Falcon 0.13
6 Sheik 0.12
7 Roy 0.114
8-11 Link 0.11
8-11 Young Link 0.11
8-11 Pikachu 0.11
8-11 Pichu 0.11
12-13 Donkey Kong 0.1
12-13 Ice Climbers 0.1
14-16 Mario 0.095
14-16 Dr. Mario 0.095
14-16 Mr. Game & Watch 0.095
17 Yoshi 0.093
18 Ness 0.09
19 Marth 0.085
20 Mewtwo 0.082
21-22 Peach 0.08
21-22 Kirby 0.08
23 Zelda 0.073
24 Luigi 0.069
25 Samus 0.066
26 Jigglypuff 0.064

Notes

  • Wireframes have gravity values of 0.09 (Male) and 0.073 (Female).
  • Giga Bowser has a gravity value of 0.25.
  • Sandbag has a gravity value of 0.05.

Gravity values in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Rank Character Gravity
1 Fox 0.175
2 Sheik 0.1409
3 Wolf 0.13
4 Falco 0.112
5 Squirtle 0.1067
6-8 Bowser 0.1027
6-8 Ganondorf 0.1027
6-8 Captain Falcon 0.1027
9 Meta Knight 0.0956
10 Diddy Kong 0.092
11 Lucas 0.09
12 Link 0.089
13 Zero Suit Samus 0.0884
14 Pikachu 0.087
15-16 Charizard 0.085
15-16 Sonic 0.085
17 Wario 0.0842
18-19 King Dedede 0.0837
18-19 Ike 0.0837
20 Donkey Kong 0.081
21 Snake 0.08
22 Ice Climbers 0.077
23 Mr. Game & Watch 0.07505
24-25 Mario 0.075
24-25 Pit 0.075
26 Yoshi 0.07347
27 Ness 0.0711
28-29 Toon Link 0.07
28-29 Ivysaur 0.07
30 Marth 0.06715
31 Zelda 0.067
32-33 Luigi 0.065
32-33 R.O.B. 0.065
34 Peach 0.0632
35 Lucario 0.0625
36 Kirby 0.061
37 Olimar 0.06
38 Samus 0.058
39 Jigglypuff 0.05056

Notes

  • The Fighting Alloys all share Mario's gravity value of 0.075, just as they share his weight.
  • In Melee and Brawl, Captain Falcon, Ganondorf, and Bowser have all shared the same gravity values.
  • Giga Bowser and Wario-Man have gravity values of 0.1975 and 0.09 respectively.

Gravity values in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Rank Character Gravity
1 Fox 0.19
2 Greninja 0.18
3 Sheik 0.15
4 Falco 0.13
5-8 Captain Falcon 0.12
5-8 Zero Suit Samus 0.12
5-8 Ryu 0.12
5-8 Bayonetta 0.12
9 Roy 0.114
10-12 Bowser 0.11
10-12 Meta Knight 0.11
10-12 Charizard 0.11
13 Ganondorf 0.10784
14 Mega Man 0.1071
15-16 Diddy Kong 0.105
15-16 Palutena 0.105
17 Mii Brawler 0.1
18 Cloud 0.1
19-20 Mii Swordfighter 0.096
19-20 Link 0.096
21 Pikachu 0.095
22-25 Wario 0.092
22-25 Ike 0.092
22-25 Bowser Jr. 0.092
22-25 Corrin 0.092
26-29 Sonic 0.09
26-29 R.O.B. 0.09
26-29 Wii Fit Trainer 0.09
26-29 Lucas 0.09
30 Robin 0.089
31 King Dedede 0.08788
32-34 Mario 0.08715
32-34 Dr. Mario 0.08715
32-34 Mii Gunner 0.08715
35 Donkey Kong 0.08505
36 Shulk 0.085
37 Lucario 0.084
38 Mewtwo 0.082
39-40 Pit 0.081
39-40 Dark Pit 0.081
41-43 Yoshi 0.08
41-43 Mr. Game & Watch 0.08
41-43 Little Mac 0.08
44 Toon Link 0.079
45 Villager 0.078
46 Ness 0.077
47 Duck Hunt 0.076
48-51 Samus 0.075
48-51 Luigi 0.075
48-51 Marth 0.075
48-51 Lucina 0.075
52 Pac-Man 0.072
53 Zelda 0.071
54-55 Peach 0.068
54-55 Olimar 0.068
56 Kirby 0.06405
57 Rosalina 0.062
58 Jigglypuff 0.05309

Notes

Trivia

  • Not counting Giga Bowser, Fox holds the distinction of having the highest gravity value of any character in all games.
  • Lucas is the only veteran in SSBWU/3DS to keep the same gravity value from Brawl.
  • Sheik is the only veteran from Melee to have her gravity value increased in each future installment.