Who Has The Best Horizontal Recovery In SSBB?


In case you don’t know, SSBB stands for Super Smash Bros Brawl. I’ve always wondered who had the best horizontal recovery in the game, so I did some test on the stage Temple to find out. The goal is to get from one side of the stage to the other. The less times you touch the ground, the better. You cannot move on the ground. To move you must jump around in the air. Here are the results of the testing. All characters were heavily tested.

1 Touch - Pit and R.O.B.

2 Touches - Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Jigglypuff, Snake

3 Touches - Sonic, Peach, Bowser, Diddy Kong, Sheik, Toon Link, Samus, ZSS, Ice Climbers, Mr. Game and Watch, Kirby, Metaknight, King Dedede, Wolf, Captain Falcon, Lucas, Lucario

4 Touches - Luigi, Ness, Wario, Zelda, Olimar, Fox, Pikachu, Squirtle, Marth, Charizard

5 Touches - Mario, Link, Ganondorf, Ike

6 Touches - Ivysaur

It was no surprise Pit and R.O.B. were the champions of this experiment, both are known for their amazing recovery skills. I always knew Donkey Kong had a good horizontal recovery, but this experiment surprised me, as his recovery was even better than I imagined. Bowser also surprised me. I probably could’ve done better with ZSS, but I don’t play as her often enough to be good with her. Metaknight’s recovery was slightly worse than I imagined, and Wolf’s surprised me as it was amazing. Pikachu and Ness, I could probably do better with for the same reasons as ZSS. Mario’s recovery was worse than I expected, it was horrible. I always thought Mario’s recovery was average until now.

Image by alacoold via Flickr

So... what do you think? Please leave me a comment.


  • Vale: Do you think you could do screenshots of them jumping across the stage? I’m not sure I get how that works with horizontal recovery
  • Person McPerson: Have you ever played the game before?
  • Vale: No :) This is the first time I heard about it
  • Person McPerson:

    Well you could just search it up on Google.

    Is activity always extremely low nowadays on this site? It seems you and I are the only people with accounts still posting. 

  • Vale: There are a few other users, but not many regulars, we need to figure out how to attract more!
  • Person McPerson: We could ask people from the other sister sites.
  • Vale: That’s a good idea!
  • Person McPerson: So can you do that? (ask other people)
    Also, I’m TAP on Dinosaurhome.
  • Vale: I will mention it :) Now I get the link between your names :D

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