Traction is a measure of how far a character can slide on the ground, either by shielding an attack or by wavedashing. It is generally considered best for characters to have a moderately low traction, so they can wavedash an optimal distance.
This is a ranking of each character's traction, from least to greatest.
- Ice Climbers (Except on ice, where their traction is best)
- Dr. Mario/Mario/Mr. Game & Watch (all equivalent)
- Young Link
- Donkey Kong
- Pikachu/Sheik (equivalent)
- Captain Falcon/Kirby (equivalent)
- Peach/Zelda (equivalent)