Dream Smashers: An Explanation About the Stats

Stats

Ever since opening the doors to to allow our wonderful fans to submit guest articles we have seen a great influx in one particular type of article: Dream Smashers. Everyone loves thinking about how characters might work in the Super Smash Bros series and here at Source Gaming we have strict guidelines to follow in regards to how we present and make these types of articles. So far all of our successful submission have followed our guidelines successfully but there is one question that has been asked of me time & time again and that is in relation to the stats. What do I mean when I say that a character has weight class of D?  Where does xxxx fall in your height chart? Does the speed chat refer to running or walking speed? So, after a bombardment of all these question I decided to make everyone’s life easier by laying it all out on the table.

Before I jump I would like to direct everyone’s attention to this site: http://kuroganehammer.com/Smash4

This website is incredibly useful for learning the statistics for certain characters in Super Smash Bros for Wii U & 3DS. This website includes everything from air acceleration to weight (although they do not have height). This is the site I used to figure out the following statistics and while I am going to focus only on the three that are required for a Dream Smashers post (Height, Weight and Speed) if you wish to put some extra information like fall speed or dash length then feel free, I won’t stop you.

Speed

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First I will focus on speed and for these stats the big question is about whether I am referring to the walk speed or run speed. In reality I am actually referring to both. The way I decided to figure out the speed of each character is to take their top walk and run speeds and find the average. Below is a chart that is in ranking order. It tells both the walk and run speed for every character in SSB4 as well as their average and the final ranking that I have given them.

Character Top Walk Speed Top Run Speed Overall Average Ranking
Sonic 1.375 3.5 2.4375 S
Fox 1.45 2.184 1.817 A+
Little Mac 1.32 2.24 1.78 A
Greninja 1.43 2.08 1.755 A
Zero Suit Samus 1.4 2.1 1.75 A
Sheik 1.4 2.016 1.708 A
Marth 1.5 1.785 1.6425 B+
Lucina 1.5 1.785 1.6425 B+
Captain Falcon 0.94 2.32 1.63 B+
Mewtwo 1.2 2.05 1.625 B+
Charizard 1.2 2 1.6 B+
Roy 1.15 1.95 1.55 B
Palutena 1.21 1.888 1.549 B
Pikachu 1.24 1.85325 1.546625 B
Meta Knight 1.18 1.9 1.54 B
Diddy Kong 1.25 1.824 1.537 B
Cloud 1.1 1.97 1.535 B
Yoshi 1.15 1.86 1.505 B
Donkey Kong 1.3 1.7031 1.50155 B
Toon Link 1.2265 1.7325 1.4795 C+
Mii Brawler 1.15 1.72 1.435 C+
Wii Fit Trainer 1.166 1.696 1.431 C+
Pit 1.199 1.66215 1.430575 C+
Dark Pit 1.199 1.66215 1.430575 C+
Duck Hunt 1.155 1.63 1.3925 C
Falco 1.28 1.472 1.376 C
Rosalina 1.0835 1.632 1.35775 C
Mario 1.1 1.6 1.35 C
R.O.B. 1.122 1.568 1.345 C
Mii Swordfighter 1.188 1.5 1.344 C
Mr. Game & Watch 1.1242 1.5264 1.3253 C
Bowser 0.858 1.792 1.325 C
Shulk 1.1 1.52 1.31 C
Lucario 1.05 1.55 1.3 C
Corrin 1.15 1.45 1.3 C
Link 1.188 1.3944 1.2912 D+
Luigi 1.08 1.5 1.29 D+
Samus 1.0615 1.504 1.28275 D+
Pac-Man 1.045 1.52 1.2825 D+
Mega Man 1.078 1.456 1.267 D+
Kirby 0.93 1.57 1.25 D+
Bayonetta 0.9 1.6 1.25 D+
Olimar 0.9 1.47 1.185 D
Ike 0.869 1.5 1.1845 D
Mii Gunner 1.05 1.3 1.175 D
Lucas 0.85 1.5 1.175 D
Ryu 0.75 1.6 1.175 D
Wario 0.847 1.5 1.1735 D
Dedede 0.98 1.36 1.17 D
Ness 0.8635 1.46265 1.163075 D
Villager 1.04 1.27 1.155 D
Bowser Jr. 0.88 1.424 1.152 D
Peach 0.86 1.4175 1.13875 D
Dr. Mario 0.902 1.312 1.107 D
Zelda 0.87 1.3 1.085 E+
Robin 0.891 1.15 1.0205 E+
Ganondorf 0.73 1.218 0.974 E
Jigglypuff 0.7 1.155 0.9275 E

So this chart was easy to figure which ranking goes to which average. Jigglypuff is the slowest character with an E rank while Sonic is the fastest character by a lot, giving him his own special ranking of S.

  • E = <1.0
  • E+ = 1.0-1.1
  • D = 1.1-1.2
  • D+ = 1.2-1.3
  • C = 1.3-1.4
  • C+ = 1.4-.1.5
  • B = 1.5-1.6
  • B+ = 1.6-1.7
  • A = 1.7-1.8
  • A+ = 1.8-2.0
  • S = 2.o>

Weight

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Weight is the most straight forward of the bunch so lets just jump right into the chart.

Character Weight Ranking
Bowser 130 A+
Donkey Kong 122 A
King Dedede 119 B+
Charizard 116 B+
Ganondorf 113 B+
Bowser Jr. 108 B
Samus 108 B
Wario 107 B
Ike 107 B
R.O.B. 106 B
Link 104 B
Yoshi 104 B
Captain Falcon 104 B
Ryu 103 B
Mii Fighter (heaviest) 102 B
Mega Man 102 B
Shulk 102 B
Mii Fighter (default) 100 B
Cloud 100 B
Lucario 99 C+
Corrin 98 C+
Dr. Mario 98 C+
Mario 98 C+
Mii Fighter (lightest) 97 C+
Luigi 97 C+
Villager 97 C+
Dark Pit 96 C+
Pit 96 C+
Wii Fit Trainer 96 C+
Pac-Man 95 C+
Roy 95 C+
Robin 95 C+
Lucas 94 C
Ness 94 C
Greninja 94 C
Sonic 94 C
Diddy Kong 93 C
Toon Link 93 C
Duck Hunt 91 C
Palutena 91 C
Lucina 90 C
Marth 90 C
Peach 89 D+
Zelda 85 D+
Bayonetta 84 D
Little Mac 82 D
Falco 82 D
Sheik 81 D
Zero Suit Samus 80 D
Meta Knight 80 D
Fox 79 E+
Olimar 79 E+
Pikachu 79 E+
Kirby 79 E+
Rosalina 77 E+
Mr. Game & Watch 75 E+
Mewtwo 74 E+
Jigglypuff 68 E

Just like with the speed averages, the weight averages have a fairly easy to organize range. The lightest is Jigglypuff who is the only E rank and the heaviest is Bowser who is the only A+ rank.

  • E = <70
  • E+ = 70-79
  • D = 80-84
  • D+ = 85-89
  • C = 90-94
  • C+ = 95-99
  • B = 100-109
  • B+ = 110-119
  • A = 120-130
  • A+ = 130>

Height

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So Height was a bit more complicated to do. In my research I cam across one Smash Boards thread where a user by the name of Tuen had attempted to figure out the height of every pre-DLC character. It is his results that I have based my own on and while I have not worked out the height of the DLC characters, except for Corrin and Bayonetta, I do think the data he provided is more than enough to create a ranking.

Character Height Ranking
Ganondorf 5.625 A+
Bowser 5.55 A
Rosalina and Luma 5.15 B+
Bayonetta 5 B+
Captain Falcon 5 B+
Samus 4.925 B+
Donkey Kong 4.925 B+
King Dedede 4.85 B+
Wii Fit 4.8 B+
Zelda 4.75 B
Shulk 4.7 B
Marth 4.7 B
Corrin 4.675 B
Zero Suit Samus 4.675 B
Palutena 4.65 B
Lucina 4.6 B
Link 4.575 B
Robin 4.51 B
ROB 4.5 B
Ike 4.475 C+
Mewtwo 4.45 C+
Sheik 4.425 C+
Peach 4.4 C+
Pit 4.4 C+
Dark Pit 4.4 C+
Yoshi 4.4 C+
Falco 4.375 C+
Bowser Jr 4.2 C+
Luigi 4.2 C+
Sonic 3.95 C
Fox 3.9 C
Little Mac 3.875 C
Mario 3.85 C
Pac Man 3.775 C
Mega Man 3.75 C
Lucario 3.7 C
Dr. Mario 3.6 D+
Charizard 3.575 D+
Villager 3.525 D+
Wario 3.525 D+
Ness 3.45 D+
Toon Link 3.45 D+
Diddy Kong 3.25 D
Duck Hunt 3.1 D
Mr. Game and Watch 3.075 D
Olimar 2.9 D
Jigglypuff 2.875 E+
Kirby 2.65 E+
Pikachu 2.555 E+
Meta Knight 2.5 E+
Greninja 2.475 E

It was a lot harder to rank these results due to the wider range they encompassed and that a character’s size can change dramatically depending on how they are idle and how they crouch. I decided to go for the height of just their idle animation only as it is from this that all movement from the character comes from. This is why Greninja is the smallest because he ticks low to the ground in his idle animation and Ganondorf is the biggest because he stands strong and threatening above all opponents. For reference, the difference between ranks is 0.39.

  • E = <2.49
  • E+ = 2.5-2.89
  • D = 2.9-3.29
  • D+ = 3.3-3.69
  • C = 3.7-4.09
  • C+ = 4.1-4.49
  • B = 4.5-4.79
  • B+ = 4.8-5.19
  • A = 5.2-5.59
  • A+ = 5.6>

So with that I hope I have made my character statistics for Dream Smashers a lot easier to understand. These are the statistics we like to use on Source Gaming so if you ever want to submit a Dream Smashers article then make sure you follow this, and the guest post outline for Dream Smashers, extensively.

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If video game historian was a career that would be my goal in life. I have spent a lot of my life studying various histories and so I am super familiar with sourcing, which is pretty essential for this site and just a good thing to do in general so you do not spread lies. I have a huge fascination with the old days and ips with Nintendo. There is so much potential for old franchises like Balloon Fight, Marvelous, Nazo no Murusame Jo and more to come back in the modern age. At least Smash celebrates those games! My focus for source gaming are the Dream articles and working on Project Omega. I hope you enjoy reading my work.
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  1. Ganondorf, Bowser and Rosalina are taller then Bayonetta? I really didn’t expect that as in Bayonetta’s home series she’s portrayed so tall and her legs are very exaggerated. So I’m surprised to hear that she isn’t the tallest.

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