ANTi demonstrates that shimmies aren't just good in Street Fighter, but are good in... Smash 4?

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • May 15, 2017 at 2:42 p.m. PDT

Typically, shimmying in a fighting game refers to the backwards moving motion to position oneself outside the throw range of another character. The idea is that you make the opponent think you are going for a grab, so they try to tech it only for you to punish.


In the Smash Bros. series, something like this doesn't have any purpose. The reasoning behind this is that there currently isn't a way to tech grabs in Smash.

...So why did this work!? IMM|ANTi is certainly very creative to make a setup from the Street Fighter series work in Smash Bros.


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Source: ANTi's Twitter.

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