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Kirby is another robust character with only a few minor matchup problems.

As a general buff Kirby has inherited improved versions of all buffed neutral specials for other characters. Copy itself also does 10% damage now, equal to spitting an enemy out. Futher consider that Copy is now generally safe, and Kirby will have a lot more reason to be using his special powers. Stone has also been given a decent strength boost, which helps a surprising amount in Kirby’s worst matchups.

Otherwise, Kirby hasn’t changed much; even his low damage chain throws are untouched!

Balanced Brawl Bonus: Copying Your Balanced Brawl Bonus

  • Balanced Brawl changes to neutral specials in general also apply to Kirby’s Copy version with a few powers being even better. Copy itself now does 10% damage and is safe for Kirby to use.

Other Major Changes

  • Jab combo now links properly.
  • Neutral aerial now hits more favorably and ends more quickly.
  • Up throw now does 1% more damage.
  • Aerial Hammer Swing can now grab ledges from the front after the first hit.
  • Stone generally hits harder.

Full Technical Change List

  • Jab 2 hitbox 0-2 properties: Base Knockback (8 -> 10)
  • Rapid jab loop hitbox 0-3 properties: SDI Multiplier (1.10 -> 1.50)
  • Neutral aerial frame 10 hitbox 0 properties: Base Knockback (10 -> 40)
  • Neutral aerial frame 12 hitbox 0 properties: Base Knockback (10 -> 30)
  • Neutral aerial frame 16 hitbox 0 properties: Base Knockback (10 -> 20)
  • Neutral aerial frame 21 hitbox 0 properties: Base Knockback (10 -> 20), Knockback Growth (80 -> 50)
  • Neutral aerial autocancels on frame 42 (previously on frame 56)
  • Neutral aerial interruptible on frame 57 (previously on frame 73)
  • Up throw throw box properties: Damage (10 -> 11)
  • Copy throw box properties: Damage (6 -> 10), Knockback Growth (0 -> 30)
  • Copy swallowing fully invincible
  • Aerial Hammer Swing able to grab ledges from the front starting on frame 19
  • Stone (aerial) hitbox 0 propeties: Damage (9 -> 10)
  • Stone (aerial) hitbox 1 properties: Damage (18 -> 20)
  • Copy power changes to the following character powers: Mario, Luigi, Diddy Kong, Yoshi, Wario, Link, Zelda, Sheik, Ganondorf, Samus, R.O.B., Meta Knight, Captain Falcon, Ivysaur, Jigglypuff, Marth, Ike, Ness, Lucas, Mr. Game & Watch