[[Image:knockback.jpg|thumb|As the damage meter goes up, so does the knockback of most moves. When a character is at low damage, the character won't fly far and can return to the stage. However, if the character has
high damage and gets hit with an attack with powerful upwards force, they will be [[Star KO]]'d.|right]]
'''Knockback''' is a measure of how far an attack sends its target. For example, [[Bowser ]]'s [[forward smash]] is an attack of high knockback; it launches opponents very far, so far that at high damages it's more powerful than a [[Home-run Bat]]'s [[smash attack]]. [[Pikachu]]'s [[neutral A]], on the other hand, has very low knockback - it hardly sends opponents anywhere.