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Bowser vs. Bowser Jr. Super Smash Bros. 4 tiers, match-up votes and discussion



Bowser


Bowser Jr.

SSB4 match-up numbers for Bowser vs. Bowser Jr.

Bowser 6 / Bowser Jr. 4:
50.8% of the votes
Bowser 5 / Bowser Jr. 5:
18.5% of the votes
Bowser 7 / Bowser Jr. 3:
18.5% of the votes
Bowser 4 / Bowser Jr. 6:
12.3% of the votes

  Total votes for Bowser vs. Bowser Jr. match-up: 65

Comments

datautisticgamer said on September 24, 2018 at 3:15 p.m.

Even or Jr. wins. Bowser is better at edge guarding (since Fire Breath can force Jr. to Abandon Ship, which leaves him open for a down tilt gimp) and has the raw power advantage, but Jr. has projectiles and better combos (which are more effective since Bowser's up throw combos are more likely to hit the Clown Car, which takes less damage than Jr. himself). Mostly, though, Jr.'s item play makes him better at mind games and frame trapping than Bowser, and more mix-up options due to Clown Kart Dash. Jr.'s frame data allows him to contend with Bowser's speed, and while his punishes are not as immediately potent, he is able to get some more often since, again, he has the frame data advantage.
This matchup is highly disputed among mains of both father and son, with ratings going anywhere from 7/3 from DefectiveDagger and Immortal to 2/8 from blanc. The consensus is 47/53.

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