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Top Super Smash Bros. Melee player Hungrybox reveals how his main character, Jigglypuff, matches up against the rest of the roster

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • September 16, 2020 at 8:37 a.m. PDT • Comments: 21

It's been a little while since we've seen the Super Smash Bros. Melee scene in full competition as the more modern Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has continued forward with incredible momentum and Covid has hampered fighting game events in general, but Juan "Liquid|Hungrybox" DeBiedma continues to stand as the current best in the business with his patient yet effective Jigglypuff.

While streaming recently for fans, Hungrybox put together a match up chart for Jigglypuff wherein he orders the game's 25 other roster members with regards to how efficiently they fight against Puff.

DeBiedma creates no fewer than eight different tiers that imagine how well characters would fare given 100 matches against the pink Pokemon. Only three win more than they lose (and by a relatively small margin) while two go 50:50 and the rest lose with increasing severity.

Even in a game as old as 2001's Melee, the competitive scene has been known to make small amendments to their general view of how the overall balance sits from time to time. No doubt due in major part to Hbox's success, Jigglypuff has been entertained as perhaps SSBM's strongest character by some, but that title still widely goes to the nimble and hard-hitting Fox McCloud.

We can see by the chart here that DeBiedma surely sees Puff as one of the absolute strongest, but he specifically notes that he feels he only does well against top Fox players when they make profuse mistakes. It seems Jigglypuff is easily one of the game's best, but surely not the number one avatar by these metrics.

You can view the final product by simply clicking the thumbnail immediately below. If you'd like to hear Hungrybox's reasoning alongside a bit of banter with the chat then we'd highly suggest you watch through the video. It's only 16 minutes in total length, and his insights as one of the greatest of all time are surely worth the investment.

Let us know to what extents you agree and/or disagree in the comments when you've had ample time to check the Jigglypuff match up chart out.

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