Shulk 101

Kirby

Community Rating:
0 (Even)

Professional Rating:
+0.3 (Slight Advantage)

Neutral

  • As we know, Kirby has tons of problems from his approaching strageies. Meanwhile, Shulk has tremendous range to play keep-away game against that Pink Puff ball that name is not a Jigglypuff. 
  • Shulk needs to use defensive spaced attacks such as Spaced Fair, Bair etc. Personally, Crossout Nair isn't recommended because Kirby's OOS Utilt might successfully punish Shulk and starts his own combos.

Advantage

Edgeguarding situations:

  • Footstool him if you can since footstooling Kirby is not hard; Jump and Smash Art will help a lot in this situation.

Disadvantage

  • This is pretty rough for Shulk. Kirby can edgeguard you by using Down B or Down Air since Air slash in linear recovery move. Try to fake your recovery routes against Kirby

Other Notes

Vanilla Full Hop Buffered Nair hits while Crouching? No.
Vanilla Full Hop Buffered Fair hits while Crouching? No.
Vanilla Full Hop Buffered Dair hits while Crouching? No.
Jump SH/Speed FH Buffered Nair hits while Crouching? No.
Jump SH/Speed FH Buffered Fair hits while Crouching? No.

Kirby (79)-

  • Forward Throw (C)
    • Common follow ups are fair and dair which leads into a re-grab
  • Back Throw (C)
    • With Kirby you can immediately bair out of a back throw. When testing this I managed to land the sour spot on a Ganondorf and the sweet spot on a Bowser both registering as a true combo, but couldn’t land anything on Mario, so apparently the heavier you are the more likely you will get hit by this. Any character with a weight less than Mario you should be fine but perhaps DI to Kirby’s back with heavier characters. I also got it to sweetspot on Ness while he was at 54%... maybe my friend was DI’ing towards me?
  • Back Throw (K)
    • Kills at about 125% from the edge of the stage.
    • Kills at about 175% from the middle of the stage.
  • Up Throw (K)
    • Since this throw has Kirby jumping high and then slamming back down, it kills earlier if you use it below or on a platform. Kills at about 125% on the middle platform on Battlefield and at 140% for either of the side platforms. Kills at 145% without any platforms on FD and 160% on BF.

 



Information from this guide on Smashboards

Best Stages:

  • Dream Land 64
  • Battlefield
  • Town and City
  • Duck Hunt (high tree with Uthrow)

 

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