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Donkey Kong vs. Kirby Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tiers, match-up votes and discussion



Donkey Kong


Kirby

SSBU match-up numbers for Donkey Kong vs. Kirby

Donkey Kong 5 / Kirby 5:
62.5% of the votes
Donkey Kong 4 / Kirby 6:
18.8% of the votes
Donkey Kong 6 / Kirby 4:
18.8% of the votes

  Total votes for Donkey Kong vs. Kirby match-up: 16

Comments

BuffKirby said on June 17, 2019 at 6:45 a.m.

Besides King K. Rool, as far as I can tell, this is Kirby's most favorable matchup against super heavyweights. Donkey Kong can make things dangerous for Kirby if he can lay moves like back air and giant punch. Plus, DK also has more endurance, which could be a problem for Kirby at higher percents.

However, I think the matchup goes to Kirby. Why? Well, remember how I said DK's moves can be pretty problematic? Kirbs' small size/crouch doesn't let him be touched easily. His combo game can be utilized to rack up DK to mid-high percents, and since his grounded/aerial kit has increased in versatility and damage (Buffing the puffball overall), while DK's kit has been nerfed (bye bye Ding-Dong combo), this is matchup is easier for Kirby. Also, DK's recovery still sucks, so the gumball still takes the lead in disadvantage states (Kirbs can mixup midair jumps/air dodging to get back on stage).

DK has more power and range up his disposal, but Kirby has the more lethal comboing and edgeguarding states, plus his small size/crouching is still effective at making hits miss. Since Kirby has been buffed from 4 to Ultimate, and DK has been nerfed, I'd say the matchup's even for now.

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