Jigglypuff vs Ganondorf


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Suggested by Sonic Ganondorf is a pretty strong fighter. Not only is his raw strength impressive but he also has dark magic to augment his abilities. He can take on whole armies. While Jigglypuff is no slouch in the power department either, I have to admit that she is a little outgunned here. Ganondorf is just too powerful a fighter to go down very easy and the sing attacks certainly won’t work on him. He’s got the durability to endure whatever Puff throws at him until he claims victory. Ganondorf wins.

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Jigglypuff vs Toon Link


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Suggested by Sonic Jigglypuff is back, but can she win this one? It’s actually a closer fight than you may expect upon seeing this match from the start. Jigglypuff does have a lot of good attacks and an evolved form as well. That being said, Toon Link has his light arrows and a bunch of other attack options. I think his shield will help him block most of Puff’s attacks and he will narrowly be able to escape defeat. His weapons served him well here. Toon Link wins.

Jigglypuff vs Whispy Woods


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Suggested by Sonic Whispy Woods is a pretty strong tree, but I just don’t think he has what it takes against everyone’s favorite Pokemon singer. Jigglypuff may not be a big hand to hand fighter, but she has a great arsenal of long range options at her disposal. Whispy Woods will end up getting burned and shocked as Jigglypuff continues her onslaught. Whispy isn’t very quick so dodging those attacks is completely out of the question. Jigglypuff wins.

Jigglypuff vs Kirby


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Suggested by Sonic Kirby and Jigglypuff are compared a lot as both fighters look really similar and are actually quite powerful. They each have a ton of abilities at their disposal so this kind of fight can go either way. That being said, I have to give Jigglypuff the edge here. Her energy blasts can match Kirby’s and her speed is on par as well. Both fighters have healing abilities and countless other tricks up their sleeve, but the Puff also has an evolved state which increases her abilities even further. Jigglypuff wins.

Jigglypuff vs Fox


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Suggested by Sonic Fox is a good pilot and his Arwing has gotten him through many fights. That being said, it’s difficult to take down a smaller opponent like Jigglypuff. She has a variety of attacks up her sleeve like Hyper Beam, Thunder, and more. Fox can reflect some of the attacks, but he isn’t quite fast enough to dodge forever and getting close to Jigglypuff will be incredibly difficult. He is simply outgunned here and while his tech will make it close, he just won’t be close enough. Jigglypuff wins.

Little Beeper vs Jigglypuff




Suggested by Destroyer The Little Beeper is a nice little guy, but his abilities were never too impressive. This will end up being another fight that he loses since Jigglypuff is just a lot more impressive. He has a large amount of techniques to use in combat and while Jigglypuff may not be as fast as the Beeper, his attacks will connect eventually and singing will expedite the process. Jigglypuff wins.

5 Reasons why I won’t main a low tier in Super Smash for Switch.

I take no credit for the images used in this article. Credit goes to their respective creators

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So the next Smash Bros game is coming out soon and you’re wondering who to main. I don’t blame you, this is the kind of decision that is super important and will come back to bite you if you aren’t careful.I’m going to impart some wisdom to you here on not only why I won’t main a low tier, but why you shouldn’t either. I mained Fox in the first 3 iterations of Smash Bros and upgraded to Bayonetta for Sm4sh. For Sm5sh I fully expect to be maining a top tier fighter as well. You need to choose quickly because otherwise you will become stuck. For example, if you approach most players who main a low tier they will deny it. You can yell it as loudly as the character in the picture above but they can no longer recognize that their character is low tier. You simply lose sight of the character’s faults and that’s why you need to make the right choice the first time around.

1. You have to develop your own Metagame.
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When you pick a top tier like Diddy Kong or Bayonetta you’re in for a fun time since you can just toss out the same old combos that you see the top players pulling off. For Bayonetta just keep using her witch twists until it gets the KO. It’s an extremely safe attack so don’t worry about getting punished for it. See, the thing with low tiers is that everybody is always eager for someone else to main them, but nobody wants to do it personally. That’s because you are the guinea pig here. They want you to learn the combos so they can just steal it along with the character once you prove that they can be viable. Of course, that’s hardly a guarantee in the first place. Odds are that you’ll be doomed. Worst case you think you are picking a great character as seen in the picture above, but then the reality is a little different.

2. You can’t have any Johns
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If you lose to someone when you’re playing one of the best characters then you can easily make an excuse like you didn’t sleep well or something and people might believe it. After all, how else could you lose to a low tier? However, if you lose to someone while playing a bottom 5 character then you only have yourself to blame for picking the character. At least that’s going to be the counter argument and it will be a very tough one to get around. How do you debunk such a statement? It gets tricky and this actually leads into my 3rd reason.

3. You always have to settle for 2nd best
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Whether you are second in your pool, in the tourney, or in your half of the pool, there will always be a ceiling that you can’t shatter. After all, when was the last time someone saw Buff The Puff win a big tourney or Melee Kirby doing anything? You’ll ultimately never get to see most of the prize money for the Smash tournaments and that will turn the game into a very expensive hobby. If you can’t make money off of it then why continue to spend money to enter the tournament? It just doesn’t make any sense. Character loyalty will only hold you back in bracket. Better to be just another Bayo than to be known as the Zelda guy who is always stuck at pools. If you don’t know any better you’d think you were out of the range of another character’s attack like in this picture, but hitboxes can be very deceiving.

4. You won’t get Top Player privilege.
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Prepare to be treated like everyone else. Overslept through a pool and want the TOs to give you mercy? Not unless you’re a top player and last I checked, to be a top player you can’t use a low tier. It’s a tough predicament, but one that you will ultimately have to live with. A loop hole that you could use for any of the reasons on the list is to pick a top tier and just call him/her a low tier. Some top players have attempted this and while most will smirk you can probably trick a few into thinking this. Top character privelege is a thing as well. Top tier characters have a lot of cheesy gimmicks and techniques to break their fall so the player can afford to get outplayed the entire set and still win anyway. If you main a low tier then there is nobody to save you from the fall.

5. The more you play, the worse your results get
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This may sound contradictory but it’s true. Low tiers thrive on match up inexperience and gimmicks. Most of them are really one trick ponies. At first they will terrify the opponent but then they realize that their attacks actually aren’t so dangerous. Zelda has her down throw to up air, but that’s it. Ganondorf has his powerful attacks, but will get combo’d to death way before that. Buff the Puff dies against anyone with range, etc. Once your opponents figure out what you are doing then it is over. Unfortunately for you, they will inevitably figure it out since this will become obvious the more you play them. You want to play a character who is really OP so even once they know what you are doing it won’t matter.
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I say all of this to help you enjoy the game more. You may think that as long as you enjoy a character that you will be fine, but this isn’t usually the case. After all, if you are still losing a lot then that will take away the joy. You can play a boring character all day meanwhile but if it delivers the wins then you won’t mind so much. Of course it will be tough to tell who the top tiers for Smash 5 are right away (Assuming it’s not a port although I have my doubts) but just listen to the general consensus and stick with it for a while. Listen to the Twitch chat or the Reddit professionals and just copy their ideas. It will help you win a lot of tournaments before everyone has picked up the pieces. This was a relatively short editorial, but one that I felt was necessary to release before the game came out. Pick a main wisely as you won’t be able to switch right away without the world taking notice.

Jigglypuff vs 5 Volt


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5 Volt is a pretty tricky figure and her rapid attacks can make anyone waver, but Jiggles has this. Jigglypuff has many nicknames from her adoring public and everyone knows that you never want to counter her out. All Jigglypuff needs is a brief opening to land her Rest attack and the match will be history. It’s nearly impossible to get up after such a brutal attack. Jigglypuff wins.

Jigglypuff vs Pooka


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Jigglypuff is back and she is ready for another solid victory. A Pooka can be a pretty tricky fellow to battle because of how they tend to explode if you fill them with too much air. Luckily, Jigglypuff can just fire off a good ole fashioned Hyper Beam, which may prevent this from happening. The Pooka will have lost and Jigglypuff can say that she won without breaking a sweat. It’s a win win situation! Jigglypuff wins.

Captain Falcon vs Jigglypuff


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Captain Falcon is one tough customer and it never gets old to see him take another win. Both of these characters are a lot of fun to play as in Super Smash Bros although their gameplay styles are so different. Captain Falcon has a lot of punishing attacks that deal heavy damage, but Jigglypuff’s wear and tear game will eventually crush anyone. Jigglypuff’s arsenal of attacks will overwhelm the racer and the crowd will be surprised as they look at the new champ. Jigglypuff wins.