- This article is about Jigglypuff's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. For other uses, see Jigglypuff.
Jigglypuff (プリン, Purin: Purin) is a character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Jigglypuff was indirectly revealed in an updated trailer on the official Japanese Wii website. It was confirmed on the Smash Bros. DOJO!! on March 25, 2008.
Jigglypuff can be a popular choice despite being a light character. Wall of Pain is an effective technique, that can be used at amateur (thanks to the buffing of Fair) and experienced levels. All avid Jigglypuff users need to know how to do this, using Bair, and pound as well to juggle enemies off the stage at relatively low damages. Rollout and Pound have huge knockbacks and do a good amount of damage. Care must be used when executing a Rollout, though, because if it misses and you do not turn around in time, Jigglypuff will roll off of the stage. However, unlike melee, Jigglypuff is no longer helpless after rollout and can usually reach the stage again by jumping and Rising Pound. However, if Jigglypuff does hit an opponent in the air with rollout it will be helpless until it lands. Sing can be used after lots of damage has been inflicted by the means of Rest, Pound, and Rollout, and use Rest as a finisher. Rest can also be used in midair, as well as all of Jigglypuff's other Specials.
- Event 29: All-Star Semifinal Regulars- Select your character to fight against the original 4 hidden characters on Yoshi's Island.
- Event 35: The Visitor to Flat Zone- As Mr. Game & Watch, KO Peach, Jigglypuff, and Toon Link on Flat Zone 2. All three opponents have the "Game & Watch" effect on their models.
Co-Op Event Matches
- Co-Op Event 16: Jigglypuff's Great Comeback- On Castle Siege, play as tiny Jigglypuff and Mr. Game & Watch against giant Ness and Lucas. Over the course of the battle, your opponents shrink down to your tiny size, while Jigglypuff grows.
- Co-Op Event 21: The True All-Star Battle- Select your character and take on the entire roster on Battlefield.
Role in the Subspace Emissary
Jigglypuff does not play a major role in the Subspace Emissary, as it is an optional character in Subspace Emmisary, much like Toon Link and Wolf. If you enter the new door in Swamp which appears after you've finished Subspace Emissary, it will take you to Pokémon Stadium 2, where Jigglypuff is performing a song. You will then fight Jigglypuff.
How to Unlock:
- Play 350 Brawl Matches, then defeat Jigglypuff
- Fight Jigglypuff in the Swamp stage after completing Subspace. Access to Jigglypuff is through the first door found after defeating giant Shadowbug clone of Diddy Kong.
- Complete Subspace Emissary and then, Events 1-20. Afterwards, defeat Jigglypuff.
If you have already completed Events 1-20, play (succeed or fail) another event match regardless if it's already been done or not and defeat Jigglypuff.
Pros and Cons
- Rest is a powerful kill move at mid-percentages, and racks up a lot of damage at lower percentages
- Aerials are still quick and have good priority and damage
- Has one of the best recoveries in the game
- Can Wall of Pain and is extremely effective at doing so; technique itself was invented for Jigglypuff
- Small target
- Deceptively strong
- Powerful throws
- Most moves have small knock back, which allows for great combo ability
- Rest now adds the flower effect
- Has the best aerial maneuvering in the game allowing for a hit and run strategy that involves a short-hop towards an opponent followed by an aerial and then floating back
- Cannot be put into Helpless mode.
- Can Shield Jump
- All tilts are useful for combos or quick combo interception
- Extremely low crouch that allows for easy projectile dodging, except ground huggers (Ice Shot, Gyro etc.)
- Can Rising Pound which can recover horizontally infinitely with almost no height loss.
- Very difficult to combo and chain grab.
- Has 5 mid-air jumps
- Fantastic edgeguarder
- Dash attack canceled into an up smash covers a significant distance
- Huge priority
- Can combo and juggle characters off the screen and still recover
- Extremely floaty allowing for easy recovery from the side and difficult follow-ups for enemies combos.
- Rollout is still a powerful speed move, with great horizontal knockback, allowing for easy pre-100% damage kills, if not dodged.
- Second fastest horizontal Aerial Speed in the game (is much faster her dash. Her midair speed is also faster than several other characters' dashes, such as Zelda).
- Largest multijumps in the game
- Dsmash semi-spikes
- Has a long Smash-boost.
- Smallest character, making it hard to attack it.
- The lightest character in the game, making it easy to knock around and KO, especially without proper DI.
- No projectile or way to reflect projectiles
- Short Range gives it a hard time dealing with opponents with a long range.
- Up-Special move can't be used to recover at all
- A missed Rest leaves Jigglypuff vulnerable for 4 seconds allowing others to take advantage.
- Has the slowest dash speed in the game, Reliant on Rollout and Aerial Movement for speed.
- Breaking Jigglypuff's shield results in instant KO if there is no ceiling to stop it. (See Shield Jump)
- Slowest falling speed in the game, which can make Jigglypuff's floatiness a disadvantage against jugglers, and aids in recovery.
- In Team Brawl, if Final Smash is used, teammates would also have a disadvantage to get on the stage.
- Rest has changed a lot. It is much weaker, it now sends the opponent flying up without flames and adds a flower on the opponent's head. Initial damage = 15%, flower damage = 7-15% (when in brawl). Flower damage is potentially 30% if the enemy stands still, meaning a possible total damage of 45%, and so, in theory, one of the most damaging moves in the game.
- Down Throw now only does damage when the opponent is thrown. In Melee it did damage when Jigglypuf was squishing the enemy.
- Blue and Green Costume have changed. Blue is now a sunhat, green is now a nighthat, and she also got a new costume which is a white hat with a bit of pink, based on Blue's hat in FireRed and LeafGreen.
- Aerials, except Fair, weakened.
- Possibly lighter, is no longer is tied in weight with Mr. Game & Watch.
- Yellow soundwaves appear around Jigglypuff when Sing is used instead of colorful soundwaves. Jigglypuff also doesn't open her eyes in the last part of the song and now opens them until the song is over.
- No longer becomes helpless when Rollout is used in the air.
- No longer the easiest character to unlock.
- Rollout makes different noises when it's charging.
- Due to Zelda's running speed increased, she is no longer tied with Zelda for the slowest dash speed and now is the slowest.
- Standard Combo - Slaps two times. (Double Slap)
- Forward Tilt - Spins once while kicking. (Sweep)
- Up Tilt - Lifts its foot behind it, attacking upward. (Back Kick)
- Down Tilt - Sticks its foot out. (Foot Jab)
- Forward Smash - Slides forward while keeping foot stuck out. Long duration . (Lunge Kick)
- Up Smash - Headbutts upward. (Headbutt)
- Down Smash - Puffs downward, hitboxes on the side. (Squash Kick)
- Neutral Aerial - Sticks foot out, shrinking in on itself a little (Air Kick)
- Forward Aerial - Dropkicks forward (Double Kick)
- Back Aerial - Spins once backward and kicks (Spin Kick)
- Up Aerial - Waves once upward (Uppercut)
- Down Aerial - Spinning drill kick (Drill Kick)
Grabs & Throws
- Forward Throw - Puffs once, hitting opponent forward (Expand)
- Back Throw - Back suplexes opponent (Overthrow)
- Up Throw - Spins once and sends opponent up (Twirl)
- Down Throw - Rolls back and forth on its opponent (Wrestle)
Puff Up is a deadly move on a small stage. On stages such as as Shadow Moses Island with walls on either sides, 72% damage can be dealt, as 18% is taken each time an enemy collides with Jiggly, right until it is normal size again, and you can't control yourself while you're bouncing around! However, avoiding this final smash is quite easy: cliffhanging and then dropping off just before the "hit", and then jumping back on, works well. To combat this, Puff users should either short hop before using the final smash, as this causes Puff's legs to dangle when it grows and so its legs can hit people cliffhanging. However, for better success, on stages such as Battle Field, Final Destination and the Stadiums, Use 2/3 jumps to get under the middle of the stage.... then see where the enemy can run.
Also, if you play as Fox/Falco/Wolf, If on a larger stage, Jigglypuff tries to trap you off on one side of the stage before using Puff Up, you can use your side B, and as long as the normal distance the attack would move you, would move you beyond the centre of Jigglypuff, you'll appear on the other side, and can run to freedom!
A glitch has been discovered where Jigglypuff can stay in its massive size after the Final Smash is over. Strength and defense do not increase, and neither does knockback decrease. Jigglypuff is exactly the same, just gargantuan. The person who discovered this glitch calls it "Giga Jigglypuff". It is performed by jumping in the hole created in the Bridge of Eldin and activating Puff Up in midair there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL3JOy98WUE
Strategies & Tips
Combo! Going for a big attack in the beginning is a bad idea. Bring the opponent to the air and combo them over and over.
Be careful using Rest; it's hard to land and even if you do hit with it, opponents will catch on. A good setup to Rest is Jigglypuff's down air.
Once an enemy is off the stage, Wall of Pain them. Use Jigglypuff's forward air (or back air if you're experienced enough) and keep knocking them away. Jigglypuff can almost always get back to the stage.
Don't wait from a distance, because Jigglypuff has no projectiles and is vulnerable to them. Keep in close to accommodate for Jigglypuff's short range but make sure to not get too cocky and get hit by a powerful attack.
Rollout recoveries are extremely helpful. Although everyone sees them coming, they ensure you make it back to the stage without being sent flying again, as most people dodge, and rollout has high priority.
- Snake: "Aw, there's a big eyeball walking around here..."
- Colonel: "That's just Jigglypuff."
- Snake: "Jigglypuff? That some kind of marshmallow?"
- Colonel: "Jigglypuff is a balloon-shaped Pokémon. It may be light and puffy and full of air, but its Sleep ability is devastating."
- Snake: "Sleep...? What's so devastating about it going to sleep?"
- Colonel: "The instant it falls asleep, there's a huge buildup of energy in its center of gravity. If it hits you, it's lights out for sure."
- Snake: "So it puts a lot of energy into sleeping? Sounds pretty irresponsible if you ask me."
- Colonel: "Takes all kinds, Snake. Especially here in 'Brawl.'"
Up: Spins once, puffs up and winks, then says "Jigglypuff!" (same as in Melee).
Side: Spins quickly and points to the sky.
Down: Deflates and floats down. (same as KO animation in 3D Pokémon games)
Appears from a Poké Ball, and puffs itself up.
- Rests, wakes up for a split second before resting again.
- Jumps up two times, then an aerial flip
- Attempts to bounce up, but ends up on her back
Makes a puffing sound and then says "Puff!", as if doing Pound.
- Road to Viridian City (From Pallet Town/Pewter City)
- One of Jigglypuff's alternate costumes is Leaf's hat (Leaf is the female counterpart to Red, also known as Pokémon Trainer, in the games Pokemon FireRed and Pokemon LeafGreen). Its fellow Pokémon Pikachu, who has also appeared in all iterations of the Smash Bros. series, has Red's hat. Another one of Jigglypuff's alt. coustumes is Yellow's hat from the Manga. Yellow, AKA "The Yellow Caberello" from the Pokemon Manga has never been in any of the Pokemon games, and was a girl who disguised herself as a boy by hiding her Ponytail in a hat to protect her idenity while stopping the Elite Four from destroying the world.
- Another one of Jigglypuff's alternate costumes is very simular to hat of Kirby's Sleep Ability. Also in the original SSB and in SSBM, Kirby and Jigglypuff were the only 2 characters that had multiple midair jumps. In Brawl, 4 more characters had this ability (Meta Knight, Pit, Charizard, and King Dedede).
- Jigglypuff, alongside Lucario and Ness, were leaked as playable characters in an official preview video before the game's release and before being revealed on the Smash Bros. DOJO!! website (see image on the right).
- Jigglypuff can become the largest character in the game. Jigglypuff must use its Final Smash in the Bridge of Eldin while it is being rebuilt, and then pick up a Super Mushroom, or be turned into an egg by Yoshi.
- In some games bought, Jigglypuff's eyes are blue. In others, her eyes are green.
- Unlike its previous appearances, Jigglypuff is no longer the easiest character to unlock.
- Jigglypuff is the only veteran character to not have a role in the main story of the Subspace Emissary, being unlockable only after it's completion.
- When in Group Records, It shows the first 11 original characters. Jigglypuff is 4th to last on the chart when the scores are even.The same thing happens in the Sound Test although Jiggly is 5th to last.