Wavedashing Returns in Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS

Super Smash Bros Perfect Pivot - Gamers Heroes

Super Smash Bros Perfect Pivot – Gamers Heroes

Super Smash Bros. fans: Do you miss wavedashing? After its removal in Super Smash Bros Brawl, the spacing technique makes its return (kind of) in Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS.

Dubbed “perfect pivoting” by fans, this move closely matches that of wavedashing. By flicking the analog stick just right, characters can hold some momentum and slide across the stage. This allows players to punish players out of shields, trapping opponents trying to get back on the ground from above, pivot into back air moves, and more. This might not seem like much, but the extra few seconds perfect pivoting provides could mean the difference between victory and defeat.

The following video by My Smash Corner goes into this technique in detail:

Source: YouTube