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'''Traction''' is a measure of how far a character can slide on the ground, either by [[shield]]ing an attack or by [[wavedash]]ing. It is generally considered best for characters to have a moderately low traction, so they can wavedash an optimal distance.
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'''Traction''' is a measure of how long it takes for a character to stop moving from a sideways force when grounded. Characters with low traction slide farther than others after walking, dashing, [[wavedashing]], being hit by an attack while grounded, and so on.
   
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Having high traction affords greater ground control over a character, so high traction is generally an advantage. Characters with low traction generally require more precise movement across the ground and cannot [[punish]] attacks as effectively [[out-of-shield]] since they will get pushed further away from the opponent. However, there are cases where low traction is useful: low traction is necessary for a long [[wavedash]] in ''[[Super Smash Bros. Melee]]'' and there are cases where sliding away from a shielded attack can help escape later hits of it. [[Luigi]] is well-known for having the least traction of any character in all games.
==Traction ranking==
 
   
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Traction is significantly lessened by slippery terrain such as ice; all characters have decreased traction on slippery surfaces except the [[Ice Climbers]], who are unaffected.
This is a ranking of each character's traction, from least to greatest. <br>
 
1) [[Luigi]] <br>
 
2) [[Ice Climbers]] <br>
 
3) [[Mewtwo]] <br>
 
4) [[Marth]] <br>
 
5) [[Yoshi]] <br>
 
6) [[Roy]] <br>
 
7-9) [[Dr. Mario]]/[[Mario]]/[[Mr. Game & Watch]] <br>
 
10) [[Samus]] <br>
 
11) [[Ness]] <br>
 
12) [[Fox]] <br>
 
13) [[Bowser]] <br>
 
14) [[Falco]] <br>
 
15) [[Young Link]] <br>
 
16) [[Ganondorf]] <br>
 
17) [[DK]] <br>
 
18-19) [[Pikachu]]/[[Sheik]] <br>
 
20-21) [[Captain Falcon]]/[[Kirby]] <br>
 
22) [[Pichu]] <br>
 
23) [[Jigglypuff]] <br>
 
24) [[Link]] <br>
 
25-26) [[Peach]]/[[Zelda]] <br>
 
   
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==Traction rankings==
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===''[[Super Smash Bros.]]''===
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{|class="wikitable sortable" align="center" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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!Rank!!Character!!Value
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|-
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|'''1-5'''||{{SSB|Link}}||2
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|-
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|'''1-5'''||{{SSB|Samus}}||2
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|-
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|'''1-5'''||{{SSB|Fox}}||2
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|-
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|'''1-5'''||{{SSB|Pikachu}}||2
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|-
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|'''1-5'''||{{SSB|Ness}}||2
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|-
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|'''6'''||{{SSB|Captain Falcon}}||1.8
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|-
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|'''7'''||{{SSB|Donkey Kong}}||1.7
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|-
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|'''8'''||{{SSB|Yoshi}}||1.6
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|-
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|'''9'''||{{SSB|Mario}}||1.5
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|-
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|'''10'''||{{SSB|Kirby}}||1.4
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|-
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|'''11'''||{{SSB|Jigglypuff}}||1.1
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|-
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|'''12'''||{{SSB|Luigi}}||0.7
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|}
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===''[[Super Smash Bros. Melee]]''===
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{|class="wikitable sortable" align="center" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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!Rank!!Character!!Value
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|-
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|'''1-4'''||{{SSBM|Peach}}||0.1
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|-
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|'''1-4'''||{{SSBM|Link}}||0.1
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|-
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|'''1-4'''||{{SSBM|Zelda}}||0.1
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|-
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|'''1-4'''||{{SSBM|Pichu}}||0.1
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|-
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|'''5-6'''||{{SSBM|Pikachu}}||0.09
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|-
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|'''5-6'''||{{SSBM|Jigglypuff}}||0.09
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|-
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|'''7-13'''||{{SSBM|Donkey Kong}}||0.08
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|-
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|'''7-13'''||{{SSBM|Young Link}}||0.08
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|-
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|'''7-13'''||{{SSBM|Sheik}}||0.08
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|-
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|'''7-13'''||{{SSBM|Kirby}}||0.08
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|-
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|'''7-13'''||{{SSBM|Fox}}||0.08
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|-
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|'''7-13'''||{{SSBM|Falco}}||0.08
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|-
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|'''7-13'''||{{SSBM|Captain Falcon}}||0.08
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|-
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|'''14'''||{{SSBM|Ganondorf}}||0.07
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|-
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|'''15-23'''||{{SSBM|Mario}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''15-23'''||{{SSBM|Dr. Mario}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''15-23'''||{{SSBM|Bowser}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''15-23'''||{{SSBM|Yoshi}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''15-23'''||{{SSBM|Samus}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''15-23'''||{{SSBM|Ness}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''15-23'''||{{SSBM|Marth}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''15-23'''||{{SSBM|Roy}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''15-23'''||{{SSBM|Mr. Game & Watch}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''24'''||{{SSBM|Mewtwo}}||0.04
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|-
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|'''25'''||{{SSBM|Ice Climbers}}||0.035
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|-
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|'''26'''||{{SSBM|Luigi}}||0.025
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|}
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====Notes====
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*[[Wireframes]] have friction values of 0.08 (Male) and 0.1 (Female).
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*[[Giga Bowser]] has a friction value of 0.06.
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*[[Sandbag]] has a friction value of 0.06.
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===''[[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]''===
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{|class="wikitable sortable" align="center" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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!Rank!!Character!!Value
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|-
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|'''1'''||{{SSBB|Lucario}}||0.0736
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|-
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|'''2'''||{{SSBB|Jigglypuff}}||0.0718
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|-
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|'''3-6'''||{{SSBB|Wario}}||0.07
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|-
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|'''3-6'''||{{SSBB|Zero Suit Samus}}||0.07
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|-
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|'''3-6'''||{{SSBB|Wolf}}||0.07
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|-
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|'''3-6'''||{{SSBB|Sonic}}||0.07
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|-
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|'''7-8'''||{{SSBB|Peach}}||0.068
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|-
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|'''7-8'''||{{SSBB|Ganondorf}}||0.068
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|-
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|'''9'''||{{SSBB|Falco}}||0.065
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|-
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|'''10'''||{{SSBB|Link}}||0.064
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|-
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|'''11-16'''||{{SSBB|Mario}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''11-16'''||{{SSBB|Sheik}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''11-16'''||{{SSBB|Fox}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''11-16'''||{{SSBB|Mr. Game & Watch}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''11-16'''||{{SSBB|Olimar}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''11-16'''||{{SSBB|R.O.B.}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''17'''||{{SSBB|Pikachu}}||0.0596
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|-
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|'''18'''||{{SSBB|Samus}}||0.0585
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|-
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|'''19'''||{{SSBB|Bowser}}||0.0577
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|-
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|'''20-22'''||{{SSBB|Meta Knight}}||0.055
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|-
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|'''20-22'''||{{SSBB|Charizard}}||0.055
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|-
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|'''20-22'''||{{SSBB|Marth}}||0.055
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|-
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|'''23'''||{{SSBB|Toon Link}}||0.0547
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|-
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|'''24'''||{{SSBB|Ness}}||0.0546
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|-
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|'''25'''||{{SSBB|Snake}}||0.0542
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|-
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|'''26'''||{{SSBB|Zelda}}||0.054
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|-
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|'''27'''||{{SSBB|Ivysaur}}||0.0532
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|-
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|'''28'''||{{SSBB|Donkey Kong}}||0.0529
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|-
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|'''29'''||{{SSBB|Pit}}||0.0505
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|-
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|'''30'''||{{SSBB|Captain Falcon}}||0.05
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|-
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|'''31'''||{{SSBB|Kirby}}||0.0493
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|-
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|'''32-33'''||{{SSBB|Diddy Kong}}||0.0484
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|-
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|'''32-33'''||{{SSBB|King Dedede}}||0.0484
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|-
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|'''34'''||{{SSBB|Lucas}}||0.045
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|-
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|'''35'''||{{SSBB|Ike}}||0.044
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|-
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|'''36'''||{{SSBB|Yoshi}}||0.0426
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|-
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|'''37'''||{{SSBB|Squirtle}}||0.042
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|-
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|'''38'''||{{SSBB|Ice Climbers}}||0.035
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|-
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|'''39'''||{{SSBB|Luigi}}||0.022
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|}
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====Notes====
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*The [[Fighting Alloy Team]] all share Captain Falcon's friction value of 0.05.
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*[[Giga Bowser (Final Smash)|Giga Bowser]] and [[Wario-Man]] have traction values of 0.067 and 0.1 respectively.
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===''[[Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U]]''===
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{{Incomplete}}
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{|class="wikitable sortable" align="center" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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!Rank!!Character!!Value
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|-
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|'''1'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Lucario}}||0.0736
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|-
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|'''2'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Jigglypuff}}||0.0718
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|-
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|'''3-5'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Zero Suit Samus}}||0.07
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|-
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|'''3-5'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Wario}}||0.07
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|-
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|'''3-5'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Little Mac}}||0.07
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|-
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|'''6-9'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Peach}}||0.068
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|-
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|'''6-9'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Ganondorf}}||0.068
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|-
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|'''6-9'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Rosalina}}||0.068
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|-
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|'''6-9'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Palutena}}||0.068
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|-
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|'''10'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Falco}}||0.065
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|-
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|'''11-12'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Link}}||0.064
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|-
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|'''11-12'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Mii Swordfighter}}||<span class="explain" title="Assuming perfect weight and height values.">0.064</span>
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|-
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|'''13-21'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Fox}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''13-21'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Sheik}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''13-21'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Mr. Game & Watch}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''13-21'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Olimar}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''13-21'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|R.O.B.}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''13-21'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Villager}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''13-21'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Wii Fit Trainer}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''13-21'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Sonic}} ||0.06
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|-
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|'''13-21'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Mega Man}}||0.06
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|-
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|'''22'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Pikachu}}||0.0596
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|-
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|'''23'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Samus}}||0.0585
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|-
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|'''24'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Bowser}}||0.0577
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|-
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|'''25-28'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Marth}}||0.055
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|-
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|'''25-28'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Lucina}}||0.055
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|-
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|'''25-28'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Meta Knight}}||0.055
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|-
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|'''25-28'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Robin}}||0.055
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|-
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|'''29'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Toon Link}}||0.0547
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|-
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|'''30'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Ness}}||0.0546
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|-
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|'''31'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Zelda}}||0.054
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|-
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|'''32'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Donkey Kong}}||0.0529
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|-
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|'''33-34'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Pit}}||0.0505
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|-
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|'''33-34'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Dark Pit}}||0.0505
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|-
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|'''35'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Captain Falcon}}||0.05
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|-
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|'''36'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Kirby}}||0.0493
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|-
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|'''37-38'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Diddy Kong}}||0.0484
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|-
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|'''37-38'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|King Dedede}}||0.0484
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|-
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|'''39-46'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Mario}}||0.045
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|-
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|'''39-46'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Dr. Mario}}||0.045
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|-
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|'''39-46'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Bowser Jr.}}||0.045
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|-
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|'''39-46'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Greninja}}||0.045
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|-
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|'''39-46'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Duck Hunt}}||0.045
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|-
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|'''39-46'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Pac-Man}}||0.045
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|-
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|'''39-46'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Mii Brawler}}||<span class="explain" title="Assuming perfect weight and height values in the case of the Miis">0.045</span>
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|-
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|'''39-46'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Mii Gunner}}||<span class="explain" title="Assuming perfect weight and height values in the case of the Miis">0.045</span>
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|-
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|'''47-48'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Ike}}||0.044
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|-
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|'''47-48'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Shulk}}||0.044
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|-
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|'''49'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Yoshi}}||0.0426
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|-
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|'''50'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Charizard}}||0.04
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|-
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|'''51'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Luigi}}||0.024
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|-
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|'''n/a'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Mewtwo}}||?
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|-
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|'''n/a'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Lucas}}||?
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|-
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|'''n/a'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Roy}}||?
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|-
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|'''n/a'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Ryu}}||?
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|-
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|'''n/a'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Cloud}}||?
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|-
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|'''n/a'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Corrin}}||?
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|-
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|'''n/a'''||{{SSBWU/3DS|Bayonetta}}||?
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|}
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====Notes====
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*The traction values for all [[Final Smash]]-related transformations are 0.067 ([[Giga Bowser (Final Smash)|Giga Bowser]]), 0.06 ([[Wario-Man]]), 0.0736 ([[Mega Lucario]]), and 0.07 ([[Giga Mac]]).
 
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[[Category:Character attributes]]

Latest revision as of 17:51, 28 March 2016

Traction is a measure of how long it takes for a character to stop moving from a sideways force when grounded. Characters with low traction slide farther than others after walking, dashing, wavedashing, being hit by an attack while grounded, and so on.

Having high traction affords greater ground control over a character, so high traction is generally an advantage. Characters with low traction generally require more precise movement across the ground and cannot punish attacks as effectively out-of-shield since they will get pushed further away from the opponent. However, there are cases where low traction is useful: low traction is necessary for a long wavedash in Super Smash Bros. Melee and there are cases where sliding away from a shielded attack can help escape later hits of it. Luigi is well-known for having the least traction of any character in all games.

Traction is significantly lessened by slippery terrain such as ice; all characters have decreased traction on slippery surfaces except the Ice Climbers, who are unaffected.

Traction rankings

Super Smash Bros.

Rank Character Value
1-5 Link 2
1-5 Samus 2
1-5 Fox 2
1-5 Pikachu 2
1-5 Ness 2
6 Captain Falcon 1.8
7 Donkey Kong 1.7
8 Yoshi 1.6
9 Mario 1.5
10 Kirby 1.4
11 Jigglypuff 1.1
12 Luigi 0.7

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Rank Character Value
1-4 Peach 0.1
1-4 Link 0.1
1-4 Zelda 0.1
1-4 Pichu 0.1
5-6 Pikachu 0.09
5-6 Jigglypuff 0.09
7-13 Donkey Kong 0.08
7-13 Young Link 0.08
7-13 Sheik 0.08
7-13 Kirby 0.08
7-13 Fox 0.08
7-13 Falco 0.08
7-13 Captain Falcon 0.08
14 Ganondorf 0.07
15-23 Mario 0.06
15-23 Dr. Mario 0.06
15-23 Bowser 0.06
15-23 Yoshi 0.06
15-23 Samus 0.06
15-23 Ness 0.06
15-23 Marth 0.06
15-23 Roy 0.06
15-23 Mr. Game & Watch 0.06
24 Mewtwo 0.04
25 Ice Climbers 0.035
26 Luigi 0.025

Notes

  • Wireframes have friction values of 0.08 (Male) and 0.1 (Female).
  • Giga Bowser has a friction value of 0.06.
  • Sandbag has a friction value of 0.06.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Rank Character Value
1 Lucario 0.0736
2 Jigglypuff 0.0718
3-6 Wario 0.07
3-6 Zero Suit Samus 0.07
3-6 Wolf 0.07
3-6 Sonic 0.07
7-8 Peach 0.068
7-8 Ganondorf 0.068
9 Falco 0.065
10 Link 0.064
11-16 Mario 0.06
11-16 Sheik 0.06
11-16 Fox 0.06
11-16 Mr. Game & Watch 0.06
11-16 Olimar 0.06
11-16 R.O.B. 0.06
17 Pikachu 0.0596
18 Samus 0.0585
19 Bowser 0.0577
20-22 Meta Knight 0.055
20-22 Charizard 0.055
20-22 Marth 0.055
23 Toon Link 0.0547
24 Ness 0.0546
25 Snake 0.0542
26 Zelda 0.054
27 Ivysaur 0.0532
28 Donkey Kong 0.0529
29 Pit 0.0505
30 Captain Falcon 0.05
31 Kirby 0.0493
32-33 Diddy Kong 0.0484
32-33 King Dedede 0.0484
34 Lucas 0.045
35 Ike 0.044
36 Yoshi 0.0426
37 Squirtle 0.042
38 Ice Climbers 0.035
39 Luigi 0.022

Notes

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

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Rank Character Value
1 Lucario 0.0736
2 Jigglypuff 0.0718
3-5 Zero Suit Samus 0.07
3-5 Wario 0.07
3-5 Little Mac 0.07
6-9 Peach 0.068
6-9 Ganondorf 0.068
6-9 Rosalina 0.068
6-9 Palutena 0.068
10 Falco 0.065
11-12 Link 0.064
11-12 Mii Swordfighter 0.064
13-21 Fox 0.06
13-21 Sheik 0.06
13-21 Mr. Game & Watch 0.06
13-21 Olimar 0.06
13-21 R.O.B. 0.06
13-21 Villager 0.06
13-21 Wii Fit Trainer 0.06
13-21 Sonic 0.06
13-21 Mega Man 0.06
22 Pikachu 0.0596
23 Samus 0.0585
24 Bowser 0.0577
25-28 Marth 0.055
25-28 Lucina 0.055
25-28 Meta Knight 0.055
25-28 Robin 0.055
29 Toon Link 0.0547
30 Ness 0.0546
31 Zelda 0.054
32 Donkey Kong 0.0529
33-34 Pit 0.0505
33-34 Dark Pit 0.0505
35 Captain Falcon 0.05
36 Kirby 0.0493
37-38 Diddy Kong 0.0484
37-38 King Dedede 0.0484
39-46 Mario 0.045
39-46 Dr. Mario 0.045
39-46 Bowser Jr. 0.045
39-46 Greninja 0.045
39-46 Duck Hunt 0.045
39-46 Pac-Man 0.045
39-46 Mii Brawler 0.045
39-46 Mii Gunner 0.045
47-48 Ike 0.044
47-48 Shulk 0.044
49 Yoshi 0.0426
50 Charizard 0.04
51 Luigi 0.024
n/a Mewtwo ?
n/a Lucas ?
n/a Roy ?
n/a Ryu ?
n/a Cloud ?
n/a Corrin ?
n/a Bayonetta ?

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