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.

Traction ranking

This is a ranking of each character's traction, from least to greatest. 1. Luigi

2. Ice Climbers (Except on ice, where their traction is best)

3. Mewtwo

4. Marth

5. Yoshi

6. Roy

7-9. Dr. Mario/Mario/Mr. Game & Watch (all equivalent)

10. Samus

11. Ness

12. Fox

13. Bowser

14. Falco

15. Young Link

16. Ganondorf

17. Donkey Kong

18-19. Pikachu/Sheik (equivalent)

20-21. Captain Falcon/Kirby (equivalent)

21. Pichu

23. Jigglypuff

24. Link

25-26. Peach/Zelda (equivalent)

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