Jigglypuff is in some ways a joke character, but that does not mean we don’t want her to be good. She was pretty mediocre so she got a lot of help.
Most of her changes improve on her aerial focused gameplay, but she also sees some special help. The Mystery Gift is one of the most radical changes in Balanced Brawl, but it gives her an answer to the types of characters who have always been such a problem for her while simultaneously fitting perfectly with her light hearted nature.
The rebalanced Jigglypuff may be sillier than ever, but she’s also better than ever!
Balanced Brawl Bonus: Mystery Gift
Jigglypuff’s side taunt creates items in her hand. Half of the time it makes a Smoke Ball, and the other half is divided between Mr. Saturn, Springs, Hotheads, Pitfalls, and Freezies.
Other Major Changes
Rollout’s helpless spinning state can now be canceled after a while, no more forced suicides.
Rollout’s turn around animation can be canceled with a pivot grab.
Her aerial game is improved with buffs to neutral aerial, up aerial, back aerial, and Pound.
Down smash and dash attack are more effective KO moves.
Up throw does 1% more damage.
Fake Rest added (hold attack button while doing Rest).
Fake Rest interruptible on frame 40 with item throw, grabs, attacks, dodges, shield, jumping, footstool.
Rest healing does not apply to Fake Rest.
Side taunt: interruptible on frame 108 (previously on frame 127)
Side taunt: if there is no item held, generates an item in Jigglypuff’s hand on frame 71 according to the value in RA-Basic. This variable’s psuedo-random value is based off Jigglypuff’s damage and previous uses of side taunt and is too technical to explain in-depth here. The possible items generated are Smoke Ball (50%), Freezie (10%), Hothead (10%), Pitfall (10%), Spring (10%), and Mr. Saturn (10%).