"Counter pick so you don't get bodied twice."

- James Slinn when playing League of Legends Duo Queue.

Opponent Picks

Rosalina

Watch out for

  • - Many Hitboxes
  • - Great Zoning
  • - Nullify projectiles
  • - Luma Cancel Grabs
  • - Long range Recovery
  • - Early KO Potential


Advice Against

  • - Quick Attack bypasses Luma
  • - Take out Luma when possible
  • - Lacks kill throw


Suggested Characters

  • - Pikachu

Cloud

Watch Out For

  • - Limit Break Mechanic
  • - Up air juggling
  • - Multiple hit smashes


Advice Against

  • - Abuse weak recovery
  • - Pressure to prevent limit
  • - Cape + Fludd


Suggested Characters

  • - Pikachu
  • - Mario

Sheik

Watch Out For

  • - Fast Combo Strings
  • - Projectiles


Advice Against

  • - Utilise rage
  • - Combo String Breakers


Suggested Characters

  • - Pikachu
  • - Mario

Zero Suit Samus

Watch Out For

  • - Solid punish game
  • - Mobile
  • - Combo strings


Advice Against

  • - Punishable grab
  • - Avoid high platforms


Suggested Characters

  • - Pikachu

Diddy Kong

Watch Out For

  • - Bananas
  • - Decent Air Game
  • - Command Grab


Advice Against

  • - Interrupt Recovery
  • - Grab the banana first
  • - Avoid Platform Stages


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

Ryu

Watch Out For

  • - Heavy
  • - Shield Breaking
  • - Projectiles
  • - Early Kill combos
  • - Focus


Advice Against

  • - Zone him out
  • - Multi hit moves break focus


Suggested Characters

  • - Yoshi

Mario

Watch Out For

  • - Combos
  • - Cape + Fludd
  • - Kill throw
  • - Projectile
  • - Benefits from platforms


Advice Against

  • - Combo Escape move
  • - Show them who's the better Mario


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Yoshi

Sonic

Watch Out For

  • - Mobile
  • - Dictates pace
  • - Some combo power


Advice Against

  • - Playstyle is linear
  • - Figure out the pattern
  • - Don't allow speed to phase you


Suggested Characters

  • - Pikachu

Fox

Watch Out For

  • - Fast bursts of damage
  • - Reflector
  • - Fast faller


Advice Against

  • - Intercept Recovery
  • - No kill throw pressure
  • - Pick combo heavy character


Suggested Characters

  • - Pikachu
  • - Mario

Pikachu

Watch Out For

  • - Combos
  • - Projectile
  • - Small Character Model
  • - Mobile
  • - QAC good on platforms


Advice Against

  • - Play safe at high percent
  • - D.I Away from Thunder setups
  • - Pick Mario


Bad Matchups

  • - Mario

Mewtwo

Watch Out For

  • - Projectile
  • - Reflector
  • - Kill throw
  • - Moves flow well
  • - Floaty


Advice Against

  • - Easy to combo
  • - Get behind him
  • - Avoid Confusion under Platforms


Bad Matchups

  • - Pikachu
  • - Mario

Bayonetta

Watch Out For

  • - Witch Time
  • - 0 to death combos
  • - Kill ability despite D.I


Advice Against

  • - Grab around witch time
  • - Projectiles


Suggested Characters

  • - Pikachu
  • - Mario

Villager

Watch Out For

  • - Spammy Projectiles
  • - Steals projectiles
  • - Good offstage game


Advice Against

  • - Reflectors
  • - Stay calm
  • - Repetitive playstyle
  • - Punish Recovery


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

Meta Knight

Watch Out For

  • - Dash Attack into Up Airs
  • - Up B in the air


Advice Against

  • - Small Grab Range
  • - Combo Break Air Attack
  • - Can't escape Mario Down Throw into F-air


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

Ness

Watch Out For

  • - PK Fire Spacing
  • - Great N-air
  • - Disgusting kill throw
  • - Up-air kills


Advice Against

  • - Interrupt Recovery
  • - Reflector
  • - Avoid Edge of stage
  • - Don't Pick Pikachu


Suggested Characters

  • - Yoshi
  • - Mario

Corrin

Watch our for

  • - Dragon Lance
  • - Vertical counter
  • - High range smashes
  • - Uninterruptable Recovery


Advice Against

  • - Reflect Projectile
  • - Quick Jabs
  • - Dash + Shield aerials


Suggested Characters

  • - Pikachu

Captain Falcon

Watch Out For

  • - High Risk High Reward
  • - Lengthy Combos
  • - Falcon Punch


Advice Against

  • - Avoid Raptor Boost at High %
  • - Exploitable Recovery
  • - Fast Fall Combo Focus


Suggested Characters

  • - Pikachu
  • - Mario

Greninja

Watch out for

  • - Decent Projectile
  • - Decent Combos
  • - Substitute
  • - Shadow Sneak breaks combos
  • - D-air spikes in early frames


Advice Against

  • - Fast Fall Combo focus
  • - Out-Priotise Air Game
  • - Abuse Slow Grab
  • - Substitute can be predictable


Suggested Characters

  • - Pikachu
  • - Mario

Yoshi

Watch out for

  • - 1-frame N-air
  • - Projectile
  • - Super armor jump
  • - Tongue Command Grab


Advice Against

  • - Shield incoming aerials
  • - Be wary of n-air in combos
  • - Footstool edge drops


Suggested Characters

  • - Pikachu
  • - Mario

Luigi

Watch out for

  • - Solid grab game
  • - Aerial Combos
  • - Recovery options
  • - Jab, jab, Up B


Advice Against

  • - N-air can break Mario Combos
  • - Interrupt Recovery
  • - Punish failed Up B's
  • - Avoid Underneath stage


Suggested Characters

  • - Pikachu

Pit

Watch out for

  • - Arrows
  • - Super armour side b
  • - Reflector


Advice Against

  • - Punish recovery
  • - Update with experience


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

Dark Pit

Watch out for

  • - Arrows
  • - Super armour side b
  • - Reflector


Advice Against

  • - Punish recovery
  • - Update with experience


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

R.O.B

Watch out for

  • - Gyro
  • - Lasers
  • - N-air Spacing


Advice Against

  • - Patience
  • - Cape projectiles
  • - Quick Attack Break neutral
  • - Pressure Offstage


Suggested Characters

  • - Pikachu
  • - Mario

Peach

Watch out for

  • - Hovering Aerials
  • - Turnips


Advice Against

  • - Dash + Shield Aerial Approach
  • - Reflectors
  • - Yoshi Eggs


Suggested Characters

  • - Yoshi
  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

Lucario

Watch out for

  • - B reverse aura trap
  • - Rage + Aura


Advice Against

  • - Reflect Aura Spheres
  • - Zone Out with projectiles
  • - Safe at low percents


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

Megaman

Watch out for

  • - Lots of projectiles
  • - Powerful Smash Attacks


Advice Against

  • - Up tilt combos
  • - Reflector
  • - Punish offstage


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario

Marth

Watch out for

  • - Tipper
  • - Sword Spacing
  • - Shield Breaks


Advice Against

  • - Care for counter in combos
  • - Zone out with projectiles


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

Ike

Watch out for

  • - Dash attack kills
  • - Down tilt into aerials
  • - Counter


Advice Against

  • - Care for counter in combos
  • - Zone out with projectiles
  • - Keep mixing up to prevent reads
  • - Dash + shield aerials


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

Donkey Kong

Watch out for

  • - Cargo Grab into aerials
  • - Back air
  • - Multiple spikes


Advice Against

  • - Recovery doesn't work low down
  • - Abuse tilt combos
  • - Fludd doesn't affect Up B
  • - Projectile Spam


Suggested Characters

  • - Pikachu
  • - Mario

Wario

Watch out for

  • - Fart
  • - Command grab chomp
  • - Tripping on dash


Advice Against

  • - Zone out Wario's poor range
  • - try to keep bike on stage
  • - Play safe when fart's online


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

Lucas

Watch out for

  • - PK Fire
  • - Tether recovery
  • - Back Air Spikes
  • - Up Smash punishes rolls


Advice Against

  • - Reflecter
  • - Avoid energy based projectiles
  • - Abuse PK thunder recovery


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario

olimar

Watch out for

  • - Pikmin are frustrating
  • - Different colours do different things


Advice Against

  • - Ignore pikmin latching
  • - Abuse recovery


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

pacman

Watch out for

  • - Different Fruits
  • - Hydrant


Advice Against

  • - Punish awful grab
  • - Take hits off of Up B platform
  • - Close Distance to prevent fruit select
  • - Reflecter


Suggested Characters

  • - Pikachu
  • - Mario

robin

Watch out for

  • - Down Throw to Up Air
  • - Charge projectiles
  • - Sword/Book throwable


Advice Against

  • - Reflecter
  • - Punish recovery from above
  • - Sword/book flash before drop


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario

kirby

Watch out for

  • - Inhale to walk off
  • - Brick
  • - Downthrow to f-air


Advice Against

  • - Fludd the brick
  • - Mash whenever inhaled


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

bowser

Watch out for

  • - Up throw combos
  • - Koopa Claw
  • - Down B shield breaks


Advice Against

  • - Zone out
  • - Roll away from down B
  • - Combo heavy character choice


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

lucina

Watch out for

  • - Jab to F smash
  • - Counter
  • - Neutral B


Advice Against

  • - Mix up recovery
  • - Don't hold shield too much
  • - Prepare for counter during strings


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

mr game and watch

Watch out for

  • - Random 9's
  • - air-based jank
  • - down air
  • - Oil Spill


Advice Against

  • - Don't Play pikachu
  • - avoid energy based projectiles
  • - don't attack from beneath


Suggested Characters

  • - Yoshi
  • - Mario

Wii Fit Trainer

Watch out for

  • - Off Stage Headers
  • - Backwards hitting jab
  • - Odd hitboxes
  • - Up b stage spikes


Advice Against

  • - Don't challenge off stage header
  • - reflect projectile spam
  • - Be wary of wonky hitboxes


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

Little Mac

Watch out for

  • - Up tilt combos
  • - super armour smashes
  • - slip counter
  • - ko punch


Advice Against

  • - Get offstage
  • - Pressure offstage
  • - Fludd + Cape
  • - High Platforms
  • - Stage counterpicks


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

shulk

Watch out for

  • - Monado Shield
  • - Early counter kills
  • - Big aerial range


Advice Against

  • - Dash + shield aerials
  • - Fludd + Cape Recovery
  • - Time Out Shield
  • - Prepare for counter


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

Samus

Watch out for

  • - Falling Up-air to up b
  • - Charged Neutral B's
  • - Tether grab


Advice Against

  • - Punish laggy grab
  • - Reflect Charge shots
  • - Tilt Combo focus


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

falco

Watch out for

  • - Reflector
  • - Up tilt combos
  • - Falling f-air offstage
  • - D-air spikes
  • - Side B spikes


Advice Against

  • - Tilt combos
  • - Punish offstage


Suggested Characters

  • - Pikachu
  • - Mario

Dr. Mario

Watch out for

  • - Reflector
  • - Up tilt combos
  • - Up B Kills


Advice Against

  • - Outspeed
  • - Beware of cape
  • - Don't challenge from above


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Yoshi

roy

Watch out for

  • - Deals with rush down well
  • - Down tilt and n-air
  • - Counter


Advice Against

  • - Pace yourself
  • - Projectile zone


Suggested Characters

  • - Pikachu
  • - Mario

Bowser Junior

Watch out for

  • - Mecha Koopas
  • - Up B hammer + cart bomb


Advice Against

  • - Abuse recovery without cart
  • - Grab mechakoopas
  • - Tilt combos


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

Duck Hunt

Watch out for

  • - Projectile Zoning
  • - Tilts into cans


Advice Against

  • - Abuse recovery
  • - Reflect projectiles
  • - Quick Attack close distance


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

Palutena

Watch out for

  • - Reflect
  • - Counter
  • - Strong Aerials
  • - Weird Tilts


Advice Against

  • - Avoid projectiles
  • - Tilt combos but beware counter
  • - Add more with experience


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

charizard

Watch out for

  • - Super Armour Rock Smash
  • - Kill throw
  • - Back air
  • - Invincible wings


Advice Against

  • - Avoid approaching from above
  • - Don't challenge rock smash
  • - Tilt combo focus


Suggested Characters

  • - Pikachu
  • - Mario

King Dedede

Watch out for

  • - Inhale Walk Off
  • - Gordo Mixups
  • - Up B Spikes
  • - Jab Lock


Advice Against

  • - Tilt combo focus
  • - Hit Gordos Back
  • - Don't challenge recovery from underneath


Suggested Characters

  • - Mario
  • - Pikachu

Ganondorf

Watch out for

  • - Side B suicide kills
  • - Up Smash / F-tilt coverage
  • - Down B spikes


Advice Against

  • - Tilt combo focus
  • - Avoid edges


Suggested Characters

  • - Pikachu
  • - Mario

zelda

Watch out for

  • - Neutral B On approach
  • - Pesky F-air/B-air sweet spots
  • - Up B combos


Advice Against

  • - Avoid Projectile Spam
  • - Update with Experience


Suggested Characters

  • - Pikachu
  • - Mario

jigglypuff

Watch out for

  • - Rest
  • - B-air


Advice Against

  • - Avoid spot dodging
  • - Shield aerial approaches


Suggested Characters

  • - Pikachu
  • - Mario