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Pink Fresh releases Byleth match up chart for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The early tournament winner shares his thoughts on the latest Fire Emblem hero to join Smash

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • February 9, 2020 at 5:23 a.m. PST • Comments: 4

Fire Emblem's Byleth has only been available as the latest DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for a few weeks now, but the pro scene has already put in some nice results with the "distance demon" at early events.

VGBC|Pink Fresh scored one of, if not the first solo Byleth tournament win less than a week after the fighter released, and now he's put together an early match up chart for the Fire Emblem hero he feels has a lot of potential.

As for whom Pink thinks Byleth currently does the best against, the top of the list is obviously Donkey Kong, but also the other heavies in King Dedede, K. Rool, Ganondorf and Incineroar along with Dr. Mario and surprisingly Ivysaur. I'd wager a guess that's because the grass-type Pokemon can be effectively out-ranged by the new character's long spear attacks.

Like FOX|MkLeo's recent match up chart, however, the decade long competitor believes Byleth has their worst experiences against fighters that are fast enough to get in past their ranged options like Pikachu, Zero Suit Samus and Squirtle or those who can out-zone the mid-range tactician: Simon, Snake, Mega Man, Samus, etc.

Unfortunately, those aspects generally make up most of the top tier characters in Smash Ultimate including Joker though Mr. Fresh still feels Byleth can at least go even with some of the others like Palutena, Peaach and Lucina.

This match up chart is still early of course, so it'll be interesting to see how the match ups change in the coming months though Pink Fresh seems to be sticking to his guns that Byleth is pretty good overall.

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