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    Princess Peach by somebdysunshine

    Version: 2.1 | Updated: 09/05/08 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    Princess Peach FAQ Version 2.1 
     
    Table of Contents 
     
    Section 1: Version History 
    Section 2: Introduction 
    Section 3: Why Princess Peach? 
    Section 4: Peach Information 
    Section 5: Peach's advantages and disadvantages 
    Section 6: Peach's attacks and skills 
               Standard Attacks 
                 -Ground 
                 -Smash Attacks 
               Grabbing and Throwing 
               Aerial 
               Special Attacks 
               Final Smash 
               Other Skills 
               Taunts 
               Peach Combos 
    Section 7: Character Strategies 
               Mario 
               Donkey Kong 
               Link 
               Samus and Zero Suit Samus 
               Kirby 
               Fox 
               Pikachu 
               Marth 
               Mr. Game & Watch 
               Luigi 
               Diddy Kong 
               Zelda and Sheik 
               Pit 
               Meta Knight 
               Falco 
               Pokemon Trainer 
               Ike 
               Snake 
               Peach 
               Yoshi 
               Ganondorf 
               Ice Climbers 
               King Dedede 
               Wolf 
               Lucario 
               Ness 
               Sonic 
               Bowser 
               Wario 
               Toon Link 
               R.O.B 
               Olimar 
               Captain Falcon 
               Jigglypuff 
               Lucas 
    Section 8: Boss Strategies 
               Petey Piranha 
               Master Hand and Crazy Hand 
               Rayquaza 
               Porky 
               Galleom 
               Duon 
               Ridley 
               Meta Ridley 
               Tabuu 
    Section 9: Contact Information 
    Section 10: Reader Contributions 
    Section 11: Acknowledgements and Special Thanks 
    Section 12: Legal 
     
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    Section 1 
    Version History 
    1.0 - March 31, 2008 - Initial FAQ released 
     
    1.1 - April 1, 2008 - Updates to Peach's attacks made.  Information against   
                          Pokemon Trainer revised for inaccuracy.  Bits and  
                          pieces of extra information added in different areas.   
                          Also fixed some glaring grammatical errors. 
     
    1.2 - April 3, 2008 - More updates to Peach's attacks and moves.  Added the  
                          Reader Contribution section.  Added information  
                          according to Gironatsu another Peach user! 
     
    1.3 - April 4, 2008 - Corrected and Updated Peach Parasol.  Updated  
                          information on fighting against the Ice Climbers.   
                          Added new sticker information.  Updated Toad. 
     
    1.4 - April 13, 2008 - Added information according to kikyo-hater in the  
                          Reader Contribution section.  Added new sticker  
                          information.  Updated Tabuu information.  Updated Toad. 
                          Added combo information according to Anthony.  Update  
                          several of Peach's attacks.  Keep your comments,  
                          suggestions, and questions coming! 
     
    1.5 - April 14, 2008 - Added sticker information.  Added beam sword  
                           information. 
     
    1.6 - April 26, 2008 - Updated Peach Parasol and Peach Blossom information. 
     
    1.7 - May 2, 2008 - Updated against Lucas, Ness, and Mario and match- 
                        ups.  Updated Heart Blast information.  Updated Toad.   
                        Updated Combos.  Updated Peach Bomber.  Updated Peach  
                        Flurry. 
     
    1.8 - May 21, 2008 - Added information according to CedricIzDead. 
     
    1.9 - June 5, 2008 - Revised the Boss Strategies section.  Update Turnips  
                         information.  Updated drop kick information.  Update  
                         Peach Sweeper and Peach Blossom.  Moved CedricIzDead  
                         information to Peach Parasol. Updated floating jumps. 
     
    2.0 - June 21, 2008 - Updated Sweeping slap information.  Added a brief  
                          discussion on Tap Jump, look for it under Other Skills.   
                          Updated Combos.  Updated advantages. 
     
    2.1 - September 5, 2008 - Added information according to JSbahamut.  Updated 
                              introduction. 
     
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    Section 2 
    Introduction
    I have to say that Smash Bros has been one of my favorite video game series 
    ever and the installment of Brawl is no exception.  This guide is for players 
    who are interested in using Peach or for players who just want to get to know 
    Peach a little bit better.  I am aware that Brawl allows you to use four 
    different remotes but from my point of view the gamecube controller is still 
    best for this game.  The gamecube controller is especially critical for timing 
    with Peach especially with her floating jumps.  Since I feel this way this FAQ 
    has been written using gamecube controller terminology and buttons. 
     
    Update:  Thank you for all the positive e-mails I've received for my Princess 
    Peach FAQ!  It's great to know the hours I spent writing this FAQ helped one 
    or two other gamers out there!  Keep playing and keep sending me tips and I'll 
    do my best to incorporate them into the FAQ! 
     
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    Section 3 
    Why Princess Peach? 
     
    I am an avid fan of Princess Peach and whenever I play Smash Bros people 
    always ask me, "Why are you playing as Peach?"  I swiftly beat them and say, 
    "That's why."  For one I have a personal affinity with Peach.  She's always 
    being saved; it's nice that she can lay the smack down every now and then.  
    Second, Peach is much more powerful than she seems.  She's had some major 
    downgrades since Melee but it doesn't take much time adjusting.  Third, people 
    always underestimate Peach especially when they haven't faced a human 
    controlled Peach.  This gives you a huge advantage since people will not see 
    Peach's devastating might.  It's also pretty satisfying to see your friends' 
    faces get frustrated when they can't beat the silly airheaded Peach. 
    
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    Section 4
    Peach Information
    Here I'll describe some Peach Related trophies, stickers, and other random 
    Peach information.
    
    **Trophies**
    Peach - Trophy for beating Classic mode with Peach
    "The princess of the Mushroom Kingdom.  Her long blond hair is a perfect match 
    for her pink dress.  Regardless of the number of Toad retainers she has, she's 
    often kidnapped by Bowser.  Though she's usually the damsel in distress, she 
    got a starring role in Super Princess Peach, where it was her turn to rescue 
    Mario and Luigi."  Super Mario Bros and Super Princess Peach
    
    Peach Blossom - Trophy for beating All Star mode with Peach
    "Peach's Final Smash.  Images of the princess border the screen and a rain of 
    peaches falls.  While this is happening, all of the other characters fall 
    asleep.  So, Peach's dilemma is this-does she eat the peaches to lower her 
    damage, or does she smack around her dozing enemies?  Take stock of the 
    situation and choose the path that leads to victory."  Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    
    Paper Peach - Random Trophy
    "The Princess of the Mushroom Kingdom.  With her sparkling crown and gorgeous 
    blond hair, Peach always looks the part, even when flat as paper.  Counter 
    Bleck kidnaps the princess and tries to force her to marry Bowser.  While 
    jumping, Peach can use a special umbrella technique that allows her to float 
    down gently or reach otherwise inaccessible place."  Super Paper Mario
    
    Wedding Peach - Random Trophy
    "The princess of the Mushroom Kingdom adorned in a pure white wedding dress 
    rather her usual pink one.  Peach also has her long blond hair drawn up in a 
    ponytail.  And who might she be marrying?  Bowser of all people, who was also 
    forced into the marriage by the scandalous Count Bleck.  Brainwashed by 
    Nastasia, Peach is even forced into giving her vows."  Super Paper Mario
    
    Toad - Random Trophy
    "One of the servants at Peach's Castle in the Mushroom Kingdom.  Toads give 
    off a strong sense of peace.  Most feature white heads with red polka dots, 
    but there are other colors as well. Toad's incredible uprooting speed in Super 
    Mario Bros. 2 is unrivaled, adding the rumor of his superhuman 
    strength...however out of place it might seem."  Super Mario Bros. and Mario 
    Kart: Double Dash!
    
    Toadsworth - Random Trophy
    "An elderly, refined Toad steward of Princess Peach, with a white beard and 
    small glasses.  He advises Mario on his adventures and has appeared in many 
    games since his debut in Super Mario Sunshine.  Although he can get annoyingly 
    flustered, it's only because he cares for Peach.  In the Japanese mah-jongg 
    game Yakuman DS, Toadsworth appears as a competitive opponent."  Super Mario 
    Sunshine and Yakuman DS (Japan Only)
    
    Baby Peach - Get 500 different trophies
    "Princess Peach as a baby with a pink pacifier.  Even though she's an infant, 
    she wears her crown with all the charm and elegance you would expect from a 
    princess.  In Yoshi's Island DS, she rode out for adventure just like Baby 
    Mario-on Yoshi's back.  While riding Yoshi she can use her special parasol to 
    extend their hang time."  Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time and Yoshi's Island 
    DS
    
    Perry - Random Trophy
    "A mysterious talking parasol Peach obtains from Toadsworth before heading out 
    to save the captured Mario and Luigi.  Perry provides a number of useful 
    functions to assist Peach on her mission.  Besides its obvious combat worth, 
    Perry can also be used to sweep aside enemies, slide across ropes, and float 
    on water.  You can also buy upgrades for Perry."  Super Princess Peach
    
    **Stickers**
    Here I'll list Peach related stickers...  
    
    1-Up Mushroom (New SMB)
    [Leg] Attack + 4
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Acro (Kirby 64)
    [Magic] Attack + 15
    Usable by: Peach and Zelda
    
    Ashley (WarioWare: Touched!)
    [Magic] Attack + 22
    Usable by: Peach and Zelda
    
    Bow (Paper Mario)
    [Magic] Attack + 8
    Usable by: Peach and Zelda
    
    Bowser (DDR: Mario Mix)
    [Throwing] Attack + 20
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Bowser (Mario Kart 64)
    [Weapon] Attack + 13
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Bowser (Super Paper Mario)
    [Arm] Attack + 23
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Coin (New Super Mario Bros.)
    [Specials: Indirect] Attack + 4
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Dice Block (Mario Party 8)
    [Arm] Attack + 8
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Dr. Mario (Nintendo Puzzle Collection)
    [Head] Attack + 18
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Girl (Animal Crossing: WW)
    [Magic] Attack + 21
    Usable by: Peach and Zelda
    
    Girl (Magical Vacation)
    [Magic] Attack + 19
    Usable by: Peach and Zelda
    
    Horse Call (Zelda: Twilight Princess)
    [Magic] Attack + 9
    Usable by: Peach and Zelda
    
    Kamek (Yoshi's Island)
    [Magic] Attack + 11
    Usable by: Peach and Zelda
    
    Katrina (Animal Crossing: WW)
    [Magic] Attack + 13
    Usable by: Peach and Zelda
    
    Kyorosuke (Densetsu no Stafy 4)
    [Magic] Attack + 8
    Usable by: Peach and Zelda
    
    Koopa (Super Mario Strikers)
    [Body], [Spin] Attack + 10
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Lakitu (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)
    [Leg] Attack + 13
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Luigi & Baby Luigi (Mario & Luigi: PiT)
    Launch Power + 5
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Luigi (Mario & Luigi: SS)
    Launch Power + 23
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Mario & Luigi (Mario & Luigi: SS)
    [Flame] Resistance + 19
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Mario & Yoshi (Super Mario Sunshine)
    [Specials: Indirect] Attack + 13
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Mario (Mario Kart DS)
    [Leg] Attack + 22
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Mega Rush Badge (Paper Mario: TTYD)
    [Specials: Direct] Attack + 8
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Moon Fair Seren (Nintendo Puzzle Collection)
    [Magic] Attack + 16
    Usable by: Peach and Zelda
    
    Mushroom (New Super Mario Bros.)
    [Arm], [Leg] Attack + 5
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Myrrh (Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones)
    [Magic] Attack + 15
    Usable by: Peach and Zelda
    
    Naomi Hunter (MGS: The Twin Snakes)
    [Leg] Attack +5
    Usable by: Peach and Zelda
    
    Peach & Daisy (Mario Party 7)
    [Leg] Attack + 27
    Usable by: Peach and Zelda
    
    Peach (Mario Strikers Charged)
    [Flame] Attack + 41
    
    Peach (Mario Superstar Baseball)
    [Slash] Attack + 5
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Peach (Super Mario Bros. 2)
    Launch Resistance + 29
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Peach (Super Princess Peach)
    [Weapon] Attack + 23
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Perry (Super Princess Peach)
    [Specials: Direct] Attack +6
    
    Pinkle (Tingle's Rupeeland)
    [Magic] Attack + 15
    Usable by: Peach and Zelda
    
    Rawk Hawk (Paper Mario: TTYD)
    [Arm] Attack + 5
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Red Fire (Mario Kart: DD!!)
    [Flame] Attack + 26
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Shahra (Sonic & the Secret Rings)
    [Leg] Attack + 7
    Usable by: Peach and Zelda
    
    Stork (Yoshi's Island DS)
    [Body], [Spin] Attack + 21
    
    Super Mario Bros. 
    [Arm], [Leg] Attack + 15
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    The Great Fairy (Zelda: Wind Waker)
    [Magic] Attack + 21
    Usable by: Peach and Zelda
    
    Toad & Toadette (Mario Party 7)
    [Head] Attack + 16
    Usable by: Peach and Zelda
    
    Toad (Mario Party 6)
    Launch Resistance + 10
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Toadette (Mario Party 6)
    [Magic] Attack + 7
    Usable by: Peach and Zelda
    
    Waluigi (Mario Superstar Baseball)
    [Specials: Indirect] Attack + 8
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Waluigi (Super Mario Strikers)
    [Slash] Attack + 15
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Yoshi (Mario Party 2)
    Launch Resistance + 35
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Yoshi (Paper Mario: TTYD)
    [Throwing] Attack + 5
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Yoshi (Yoshi Touch & Go)
    [Arm], [Leg] Attack + 8
    Usable by: Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, and Peach
    
    Zelda (Zelda: Link to the Past)
    [Magic] Attack + 27
    Usable by: Peach and Zelda
    
    Other Random Peach Information
    
    Color Schemes
    1.  Peach's standard Pink dress and blonde hair
    2.  Peach's Daisy outfit.  She has brunette hair, green accessories, and a 
    yellow dress.
    3.  Red Peach.  Her dress and accessories are mostly red.
    4.  Blue Peach.  Her dress is a blue or violet color with plum/red 
    accessories.
    5. Green Peach.  Her dress is a scary looking green with purplish accessories.
    6.  Wedding Day Peach!  A white dress with turquoise accessories. 
     
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    Section 5
    Peach's advantages and disadvantages
    
    **Advantages**
    
    Good knock out attacks - She has a good potential to knock opponents off the 
    screen even when they don't have a lot of damage accumulated.
    
    Easy to follow-up - When you get really skilled with Peach you can let loose a 
    flow of attacks especially when your opponent hasn't accumulated a lot of 
    damage.  
    
    Counter - Characters with counters are always a plus and Peach has got one!  
    
    Great recovery - Although her second jump has been seriously downgraded since 
    Melee she can still come back from pretty far away with ease.
    
    Floating jump - She's the only character that's got this ability!  Hold Y 
    after performing her second jump to hover or initiate it right away by pushing 
    down + Y.  While floating you can perform aerial attack after aerial attack 
    but you cannot pick up items, including recovery items, while you're floating.
    
    Quasi-projectiles - Although she doesn't have projectile weapons like Fox or 
    Pit she can pull turnips out of the ground for a quick item.  The best part is 
    sometimes she'll pull out a super strong turnip, a bob-omb, or a beam sword.  
    Of course, sometimes she'll pull a Mr. Saturn too.  Turnips are handier than 
    you think - I'll explain more later.
    
    Unpredictable - Peach is a difficult character to fight against because some 
    of her moves show up at random.  Her forward smash + A attack and her turnips 
    have different effects at random making it difficult for your opponents to 
    predict your next attack.  In addition, the fact that you can activate her 
    floating jump at anytime adds to the unpredictability.
    
    Great final smash - All of my friends agree that when they hear Peach's final 
    smash music they get highly annoyed.  It has to be one of the most effective 
    final smashes.  You can recover a good deal of health while your opponents 
    can't do anything and/or you can knock them out with a charged smash attack.  
    In addition, it's fairly hard to avoid.
    
    **Disadvantages**
    
    Way easy to knock out - She is light, much lighter than she was in Melee, and 
    it doesn't take much to finish her off.
    
    Special abilities can be too complex to be useful - What I mean is that even 
    though she has a counter, the timing to use Toad is pretty difficult.  I do 
    have to say it's easier to use Toad than in Melee but for a novice just 
    starting out to use Peach it can be frustrating to pull out Toad and have it 
    be unsuccessful.
    
    Poor second jump - All she does is bounce a little and spin.  She used to 
    float up 10x as much!  That said, though she has a great recovery it's better 
    for long distance.  If she falls below a platform it'll be tough getting back 
    up.
    
    Slow - Well she's a Princess right?  Of course she's going to take her time 
    getting around.  It's difficult to follow through with combos and a beat down 
    with Peach because she takes her time getting around.  Also, even though she's 
    got a great recovery if you're floating back with your parasol try to shake it 
    up otherwise you'll just float into your opponent's attack range.
    
    Lacks a repeat attack - Fox for example has that Chun Li kick.  Though she 
    doesn't have a repeat attack her attacks cause pretty high damage so it 
    balances out.
    
    Poor throws - Her throws have been weakened to the point where they won't 
    knock out anybody anymore, at least not as effectively as they used to.
    
    Uhm, unpredictability again - It's just as hard for you to plan your next 
    attack as it is for your opponent to predict them.  It can be frustrating to 
    get the frying pan when you need the tennis racket or when you pull Mr. Saturn 
    out of the ground. 
    
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    Section 6
    Peach's attacks
    
    Each attack will be listed in this format:
    Button Combination - My unique name for the attack (damage dealt)
    Description of the attack and advice in using it
    
    **Standard Attacks (A button attacks)**
    
    *Ground*
    
    A - One-two slap (each slap does 3% damage)
    It isn't much but it's pretty potent getting your opponent away from you when 
    they are hassling you.  It's also pretty good at disrupting your opponent's 
    attacks. This attack is not reliable for knocking your opponent off the 
    screen.
    
    Down + A - Sweeping slap (10%)
    This is a pretty effective attack so don't forget it!  You knock your opponent 
    into the air just enough that they can land in time for you to do another 
    sweeping slap!  It can knock your opponent off the screen but it takes a lot 
    of damage.  It is effective when there are two opponents to attack instead of 
    just one.
    
    Update: This is a great edge guarding attack as well.  If you are accurate it 
    will send your opponent downward instead of upward and most opponents cannot 
    make it back up (Pit and Kirby for example have a good chance of making it 
    back up for example).  The precise location where you have to connect is still 
    a little unclear to me but it seems to be somewhat in the middle of her body.  
    So in order for this to work you'll have to get as close to the edge as you 
    can.  It is also slightly more successful if they are hanging on the edge or 
    falling downward toward the edge.  In the latter case though, you might be 
    better of charging up her Weapon Attack instead.
    
    Forward + A - Ballerina Kick (Between 10% and 13%)
    Peach shows off her flexibility here!  This is a reliable attack, more 
    reliable than her sweeping slap, and is great for juggling your opponents in 
    the air.  The ballerina kick is a little more effective at knocking your 
    opponents off the screen but it's not as effective when facing multiple 
    opponents at the same time.  One downside is its poor range.
    
    Up + A - Heart Blast (13%)
    This attack is new to Peach's arsenal.  In Melee it was a simple head butt but 
    now it's a magical heart attack!  This attack is very effective at knocking 
    opponents off the screen even at low percentages.  However, at higher 
    percentages it is less accurate than Spinning Palm.  If your opponent isn't 
    hit midair by Heart Blast it might not send them flying up but rather sideways 
    probably not knocking them out.  In addition, Heart Blast may not hit 
    opponents that are beside you.  For a sure fire knock out or to hit opponents 
    next to you, use Spinning Palm.  In addition, when fighting against the 
    bosses, especially in the boss battles mode, it deals a lot of damage quickly.  
    Another good point to this attack is that it extends her reach past her 
    Spinning Palm attack so if an opponent is standing on a platform above her use 
    Heart Blast and it will connect!  Players don't usually see this coming.  In 
    sudden death matches players will typically wait for Peach to come to them and 
    knock her away easily but if you're in a level like Luigi's Mansion just walk 
    underneath them and use a Heart Blast!
    
    Update: Heart Blast is a very effective way to prevent attackers from getting 
    a surprise hit on you as they fall downward.  Characters like Sonic, Toon 
    Link, and Zero Suit Samus have very effective mid-air down + A attacks.  Since 
    Heart Blast puts so much distance between you and where the attack can connect 
    it will protect you!
    
    Dash + A - Dashing Palm and Headbutt (4% each for a total of 8%)
    This is another change up from Melee.  Before she just used use Dashing Palm 
    but now she does two attacks.  It's also much less powerful than it was in 
    Melee so it's not as useful for juggling or even knocking opponents off the 
    screen.  However, it is very handy at setting up for combos.
    
    *Smash Attacks*
    
    Smash Forward + A - Weapon Attacks - Golf Club (15%-21%), Tennis Racket (12%-
    16%), or Frying Pan (18%-25%)
    Peach pulls out a random weapon to beat her opponent with.  The golf club is 
    very effective at knocking an opponent off the screen in a slight arc.  The 
    tennis racket doesn't launch your opponents as high as the golf club but is 
    just about as effective at knocking them off the screen.  The frying pan 
    launches your foes straight up, deals a huge amount of damage, and is the most 
    effective of the three at knocking your opponents off the screen.  Interesting 
    side note:  Most of my friends don't know where the frying pan came from.  If 
    you don't know either it's her strongest weapon from Super Mario RPG on SNES.
    
    Smash Up + A - Spinning Palm (8%-21%)
    It seems like Peach took a little ballet in her younger years.  This attack is 
    fairly strong but its best characteristic is juggling and dealing damage.  Use 
    Heart Blast to knock away your opponents, it's much faster and easier to use 
    than Spinning Palm.  However, Spinning Palm is more accurate at sending 
    opponents straight up and out of the arena at higher percentages especially 
    when charged up, even when the opponent is next to you rather than right above 
    you.  If you need a sure fire knock out give Spinning Palm a try.
    
    Smash Down + A - Peach Sweeper (between 3% and 7% for each hit, up to about 
    15%)
    This move used to be my favorite Peach attack but it was seriously weakened 
    for Brawl.  Before she kicked up dust that was super potent at knocking back 
    opponents now she just spins around.  Don't underestimate the peach sweeper it 
    can push all of your attackers away from you.  It's very effective when 
    everybody is trying to get a pokeball or an assist trophy.  Peach sweep them 
    all away and claim your reward.  
    
    **Grabbing and Throwing**
    
    Peach isn't the best at throwing at all, at least not anymore.  If your style 
    lends to grabbing and throwing your opponents a great deal you might want to 
    try someone else.  Peach is best for attacking full on.  However, you'll want 
    to grab occasionally to help you knock out an opponent or for those pesky 
    shields and counters.
    
    Grab + A - Ankle Kick (2% per hit)
    Like most grab hits it doesn't do a lot of damage but the possibility is 
    there.  I don't recommend it though.  Grab them and throw them!
    
    Grab + Forward - Betch Slap (10%)
    Gah!  This attack was weakened so much from Melee.  In Melee you could knock 
    out an opponent instantly with 80% damage.  Now it barely sends them flying!  
    It is good to push your opponent far if their percentages are high and it 
    helps set up combos for opponents with low percentages but it's effectiveness 
    since Melee is way down.
    
    Grab + Back - Pop Your Hip! (11%)
    With Betch Slap weakened this is a little more effective at knocking out your 
    opponents but even at high percentages they won't go far.
    
    Grab + Down - Booty Smash (7%)
    Meh, you might want to pass up on this throw.  It doesn't deal much damage, 
    won't send your opponent far, and it can be difficult to follow up with 
    another attack (although it's not impossible).
    
    Grab + Up - Rising Palm (2% initially then 8% total)
    This is her best throw by far.  It throws the target far into the air with 
    enough damage but best of all sets up the opponent for juggling or a quick 
    Heart Blast for a finish.  If you grab your opponent this is your best bet for 
    an attack.
    
    **Aerial**
    
    Neutral + A - Heli-Peach (13%)
    She jumps in the air and spins with her arms straight out.  It's a quick 
    aerial attack, good at pushing multiple attackers away, and is fairly good at 
    knocking opponents off the screen.  This is an important move for getting out 
    of sticky situations such as being caught in an opponent's repeat attack.
    
    Up + A - Dropkick (13%)
    This attack was changed a lot since Melee as well.  This used to be her best 
    knock out attack but it's been weakened greatly and now it's less effective at 
    knocking out her opponents.  The animation is a little different too making it 
    difficult for an inexperienced player to connect with it.  It's good for 
    juggling your opponent in the air, setting up for Royal Crown, but also for 
    knocking out an opponent that has a decent amount of damage and near the top 
    of the screen (remember this for levels like Shadow Moses Island).
    
    Update: Dropkick is super effective at hitting opponents through platforms.  
    Much like Heart Blast the contact point for damage is further up from Peach 
    than the center of her body.  In levels like Shadow Moses Island, Luigi's 
    Mansion, and Yoshi's Island float just underneath the platform to avoid damage 
    from down attacks but attack with Dropkick.  Your opponent's will take a good 
    amount of damage while you're pretty safe from retaliation.
    
    Forward + A - Royal Crown (15%)
    It works faster than it did in Melee which is great because now it's her 
    strongest aerial attack.  She takes the crown off her head and strikes her 
    opponent with it.  It is highly effective at knocking opponents off the screen 
    and can easily handle multiple opponents at the same time.  It leaves you wide 
    open for a counter if you miss though since she takes time to put her crown 
    back on.  Royal Crown is great for getting the Smash Ball.  It's a powerful 
    attack that you only need to do once or twice to get the smash ball and if 
    there are other players around it will send them flying.
    
    Back + A - Badunkadunk (Between 7% and 14%)
    Peach lets her hips do the talking!  This is the second most effective attack 
    to knock your opponent off the screen right behind royal crown.  The best 
    aspect is that it doesn't leave you as open for a counter attack as royal 
    crown.  However, if you don't connect right at the beginning of the attack 
    it's much weaker and won't send your opponent as far.  If you have a clever 
    opponent who jumps over you when you're floating and you just used Royal 
    Crown, try to float backward an use a quick Badunkadunk to teach them a lesson 
    they won't soon forget.
    
    Down + A - Peach Flurry (About 3% a hit for a total of about 14%)
    Peach fires off a round of kicks in rapid succession then it ends with the 
    last kick sending your opponent away.  It is great to pair up with her 
    floating jump to juggle your opponent and really build up the damage.  When 
    your opponent is at higher percentages it pushes them away so it's not as easy 
    to juggle.  Peach Flurry is also great to use to avoid being attacked as 
    you're coming down after being knocked away.  Start Peach Flurry a moment 
    before you come in contact with your attacker.  The first few kicks will miss 
    but the last few will prevent them from launching you away with a powerful 
    Smash Up + A attack.  Be careful against opponents with excellent up + A and 
    smash up + A attacks though like Lucas and Ivysaur.  You're better off moving 
    off of their way instead.
    
    **Special Attacks (B button attacks)**
    
    B - Toad (If all the spores connect 18%)
    Peach pulls out Toad to take a hit for her.  It's not the most effective 
    counter in the game but it does have a great knock back and range.  If one 
    opponent sets Toad off and a third party opponent is nearby they'll get hit as 
    well.  Toad is easier to use than in Melee and is a little stronger but Peach 
    is better as an aggressive fighter and players can adjust really quickly to a 
    Toad happy Peach.  Try using Toad when you are pretty even with an opponent 
    and you are locked in heated close combat.  For example: Peach gets a one-two 
    slap in the opponent gets a punch in and it goes back and forth like that 
    pretty regularly since there isn't enough time to pull off a smash attack.  
    Toss out Toad and then follow up with a smash attack or Royal Crown.  Toad 
    (and for the matter Princess Peach in general) is best for when you get good 
    at predicting your opponents moves.
    Update: When facing an opponent that just got a hammer or golden hammer you 
    can use Toad to attack the hammer user!  Have the attack come at you and whip 
    out Toad and the spores will send the enemy flying.  Sometimes it will knock 
    the hammer out of their hands and if you can use Toad when they are at the 
    edge of the stage it will blow them off and they won't be able to recover!  
    Try it! 
    Update:  Here's two great times to use Toad.  If an opponent is trying to get 
    back on the ledge use Toad to cancel out their Up + B recovery.  If that 
    doesn't work but they grab onto the ledge many times players will press A 
    which will pull them up over the ledge and have them attack right away.  If 
    you use Toad that attack will be blocked and they will be sent flying by 
    spores.  These are especially effective when players have high damage 
    percentages.  Another great time to use Toad is when you are going after the 
    Smash Ball especially when it hasn't been touched yet.  When several players 
    are scrambling for the smash ball use Toad while everyone is attacking it.  If 
    it works, Toad will have gotten you the Smash Ball or at the very least pushed 
    everyone away so that you can just float and grab it. 
    Update: There are a few characters you have to be careful about using Toad 
    against.  Mainly it's anybody that can reflect projectiles.  Mario, Ness, and 
    Lucas are the tough ones because their attacks can activate Toad and reflect 
    his spores at the same time.  Other characters you have to be careful around 
    include Wolf, Fox, Falco, Pit, and Zelda.  Toad is also pretty good at slowing 
    down your momentum while you're mid-air.  
    Update: After you use Toad you can seamlessly use your floating jump.  Using 
    Toad at the right time can help prevent an attack from an opponent who is 
    waiting for you on the stage.
    
    Forward + B - Peach Bomber (15%)
    Way different than it was in Melee.  Hearts burst forth now instead of a fiery 
    explosion.  Still this attack is very potent at knocking opponents off the 
    screen and can hit multiple targets if they are within range.  However, if she 
    misses you'll be wide open to attacks.  One plus to Peach Bomber is that if 
    does connect it's very easy to use again.  This tactic is very effective in 
    boss battles especially against Petey Piranha.
    
    Update: When you use Peach Bomber and you're holding a vegetable or other 
    throwing item if after you connect with Peach Bomber you immediately use a 
    mid-air A attack you will not throw the item but instead use your regular mid-
    air attack.  
    
    Down + B - Vegetable
    Peach pulls a turnip, or an item, out of the ground and chucks it at her 
    opponent.  The damage caused by the turnip depends on its face:
    Smiley Face, Singing - 5-6%
    Sleepy Face, Circle Eyes, Girly Eyes  - 4-5%
    Winking - 9 - 10%
    Dot Eyes - 15 - 16%
    Stiched up Mouth/Grumpy Turnip - 33-35%
    
    Of course sometimes you'll put out an item:
    Mr. Saturn - 5-6%
    Bob-omb - 35%
    Or even a beam sword
    
    For the naysayers Mr. Saturn is not completely useless.  If you attack Mr. 
    Saturn, even with a turnip, and he hits an opponent he causes additional 
    damage.  Also, he gets in the way a lot.  Mr. Saturn can intercept Super Scope 
    charged blasts for example.  He's not super useful to attack with but he has 
    his good moments.
    
    When Peach first pulls a beam sword out of the ground it isn't very effective.  
    When she does a smash attack with it, instead of extending to its full range 
    she holds it straight up and swings it.  This poor range affects all the 
    attacks that she can perform with the beam sword.  While you can still attack 
    this way it's better to use the beam sword's full range.  You can wait and 
    eventually she will use it properly or you can toss it behind you by tapping Z 
    and picking it back up again.  Beam swords are rare, rarer than bob-ombs and 
    Mr. Saturn's, so don't expect to pull up that many.
    
    If you have any down time and you're not pursuing your opponent pull up a 
    turnip and chuck it at him.  It'll add damage, push him back a good distance, 
    and it doesn't really hurt if you miss.  Turnips are great for keeping your 
    opponent away from the edge of the stage as well.  Another great way to use 
    turnips is to throw a bunch in the air, although one will suffice, as an 
    opponent is coming to attack you.  As they attack you, or if you're attacking 
    them, the turnip will fall and hit them.  It will halt their attack on you 
    giving you a chance to escape or add damage to your attack.  Turnips are also 
    great for taking out laid mines and setting off smart bombs.  Turnips are 
    pretty versatile aren't they?
    
    Update: Peach throws turnips vertically much better than she can throw them 
    horizontally.  Remember this especially for the Subspace Emissary and Boss 
    Battles.
    
    Up + B - Peach Parasol (5% for the first hit, 1% for three extra hits, then 
    another hit for 4% more damage for a total of 12% then 3% if it connects when 
    it's fully opened for a grand total of 15%)  
    
    Here's the break down:
    Peach pulls out the parasol (1 hit at 5%)
    Peach flies upward (3 hits each 1%)
    The attack reaches its climax; Peach stops moving upwards and opens the   
      parasol (1 hit at 4% and decent knock back)
    The parasol is opened and she is floating downward (1 hit at 3%) 
    
    It's not as useful as an attack as it was in Melee but it's great for recovery 
    and great for pushing attackers away if they have a high enough percentage.  
    It's also great to combine with the screw attack.  Jump twice with the screw 
    attack then open your parasol.  If the stage is small enough it might send 
    them off the top of the screen even at low percentages! Remember once the 
    Parasol is opened it will only connect once no matter how many times the same 
    opponent runs into it (until she uses Peach Parasol again). *Update* This 
    isn't entirely true.  If you close the parasol by pressing down while in mid-
    air and then reopen it by pressing up you can connect again. 
     
    *Update* In addition, Peach Parasol may be the only attack you need to knock 
    out a really damaged opponent (200+ damage) if you can get that climax to 
    connect.  The fifth hit with the parasol (the 4% connection) is pretty potent 
    for sending opponents away but it can be difficult to get that specific hit to 
    connect against most characters unless you are precise.  If you can activate 
    the attack while you are in the middle of their body all of the hits will 
    connect.  So the best chances to get all the hits to connect are a) when you 
    are walking by them and b) when they are coming down from a jump/recovery.  
    Remember if you don't connect with that fifth hit you won't get the knock back 
    (in other words, this isn't the most reliable knock out method).
    
    Update:  CedricIzDead says, "Peach's Parasol can also be used to be 
    unpredictable. If Peach is getting juggled (which can happen unsurprisingly 
    often), use Peach's Parasol. Since this can be open and closed at will, use it 
    to your advantage. If you are getting sent one way, pretend to float across to 
    that direction and your opponent will most likely try to head you off there, 
    since most difficult opponents are much faster than Peach. 
    Then simply close the parasol and fall in the other direction. You will take 
    about a second to recover, but at least you aren't being hit back up into the 
    air."
    
    **Final Smash**
    
    Peach Blossom (10% - 40%)
    Peach dances around, puts her opponents to sleep, and peaches fall from the 
    sky.  The closer the opponents are the more damage they take and the longer 
    they sleep.  I recommend eating as many peaches as you can (each recover 5%), 
    especially on small stages, before you attack your opponents.  If they wake up 
    they'll end up eating your peaches and if you knock them off right away they 
    could come back and prevent you from getting them.  The peaches also trigger 
    falling blocks, like in ones in custom stages, so in a level with lots of 
    falling blocks this move can be devastating.  Also, if opponents are asleep 
    while on falling blocks they could fall to their doom.  Be careful though 
    because if you are on a falling block when you use Peach Blossom you will fall 
    until the move is over.  Opponents who are midair or recovering back to the 
    stage typically don't fall asleep so keep that in mind.  Peach Blossom is one 
    of the Final Smashes you can activate midair so use whenever is best!
    Update:  Another great time to use Peach Blossom is when your opponents are 
    far from the stage and trying to recover.  Peach Blossom focuses on Peach so 
    players can't see themselves.  It's a lot harder to perform a successful 
    recovery when you can't see what you're doing.
    Update: To avoid being put to sleep stay airborne or hang on a ledge.  Peach, 
    Pit and other flying characters will have a big advantage here.  After the 
    effect is over you can knock away Peach and eat all the peaches before she can 
    make it back.  To prevent opponent's from using this tactic against you make 
    sure to attack an opponent and then use Peach Blossom.  Hopefully they will be 
    touching the ground and fall asleep.  Otherwise get as close as you can to 
    them and inflict 40% damage. 
    
    **Other skills**
    
    Tap Jump under control settings - If you haven't looked around the options and 
    set up a control style for yourself you should take a look around.  An 
    interesting setting is tap jump.  With tap jump on if you push up on the 
    control stick (this is for gamecube controllers and nunchuk controllers) your 
    character will jump up.  Otherwise with the gamecube controller if you push y 
    you will jump.  With tap jump on you run the risk of using up a mid-air jump 
    while performing an up + A mid-air attack or just inaccurately using a mid-air 
    jump in general.  With Peach this can be helpful.  If you've already used your 
    mid-air jump and perform her aerial Drop Kick she automatically start floating 
    with tap jump on.  Without tap jump she slowly start to descend until you 
    press and hold Y.  Depending on how you like to play you may want to turn tap 
    jump off.  If you don't really know, or don't really care, about tap jump 
    trying turning it off and playing a few rounds and see if you notice a 
    difference in your game play.  It's worth taking a look into.
    
    Floating Jumps - Continue to hold down Y while jumping, or press down + Y at 
    anytime, and Peach will begin to float for about 4 seconds.  At this time 
    you'll move perfectly horizontally until you touch a platform (and land on it) 
    or you run out of time.  During the float you can perform any of your midair 
    attacks but you cannot pick up items, including recovery items.  Also while 
    floating Peach cannot climb ladders, throw items, or perform an air dodge 
    (very important to know!). However, if you couple her floating jump with a few 
    Peach Flurries on a smash ball you'll get it right away.  She is hands down 
    the best at getting the smash ball while it's midair.  In addition you can use 
    her floating jumps to hover off the side of the stage to avoid being attacked.  
    This is very useful during boss battles, like with Crazy Hand or Master Hand.  
    Her floating jumps are about as fast as she is when she runs.
    
    Update: By now you may have noticed the computer on higher levels tends to use 
    a floating jump right on the ground.  This is a great way to use her floating 
    jump because as soon as it cancels you land on the ground and you can float 
    again.  Also you can pursue your enemies without any delay since she can just 
    float backwards as easily as she floats forwards.  Be aware that since the 
    computer uses this technique that many players will already know how to 
    counter this (particularly by either using projectiles or using a down aerial 
    attack).
    
    Crawling, wall jumps, and clinging to walls - I'm just putting this in here to 
    let you know she can't do any of those unfortunately.  Maybe someday we'll get 
    ninja Peach but as for now she can't do these tactics so don't try.
    
    *Taunts*
    
    Up Taunt - Peach pulls out her parasol, twirls it, and says, "Sweet."
    Side Taunt - Peach grabs her skirt and dances and sings, "La la la la la la" 
    in that annoying playground taunt voice.  I like to use this one during wifi 
    play :)
    Down Taunt - She spins and then leans forward and puts one finger out and 
    says, "Uh huh."
    
    *Peach Combos*
    
    Here are a few reliable combos that I find myself performing all the time.
    
    Peach Bomber + Royal Crown - This is a very good combo.  If they have a lot of 
    damage you'll definitely sending them flying if not knock them out.  Hit them 
    with a Peach Bomber then after you recoil just push forward to fall toward 
    them and use a Royal Crown attack right away.
    
    Peach Bomber + Heli-Peach - It's pretty much the same idea but it's better to 
    use at low percentages since your attacker can recover faster and may disrupt 
    your Royal Crown attack.  Heli-Peach activates pretty quickly so you can use 
    it to prevent their counterattack or if another enemy is trying to come behind 
    you.
    
    Dashing Palm + Peach Bomber + Heli-Peach - This is basically the same combo 
    with just Dashing Palm added.  It's great when there are a lot of attackers 
    that you are chasing, or even if they are coming after to you, because it'll 
    send them flying in all directions.  You can pull off these attacks fast 
    enough since there's little down time.
    
    Rising Palm + Heart Blast/Spinning Palm + Royal Crown/Midair Attack - It's a 
    little more difficult to pull off but you can rack up the damage pretty 
    quickly.  Remember the game lowers the damage dealt for consecutive attacks,  
    so switch up the combo and keep the damage high!
    
    Ballerina Kick + Weapon Attack - Kick them up then send them flying.  It's 
    very easy to pull off and good at pushing back oppressors.
    
    Rising Palm + Dropkick + Peach Flurry + Badunkadunk/Royal Crown - Peach's best 
    strength is her aerial prowess so be sure to exploit it.  This combo takes 
    some practice to get the timing down but once you get it down it'll be the 
    source of frustration for many of your opponents.
    
    Peach Sweeper + Heart Blast/Spinning Palm/Ballerina kick - This is a great 
    combo when you have a lot of enemies coming at you.  Drag them in and make it 
    difficult for them to attack you with the Peach Sweeper then send them away 
    with an up attack.  If you can try to follow up with a Heli-Peach or Royal 
    Crown.
    
    Use vegetables and Peach Parasol to help add to the carnage but be aware that 
    when you use her Parasol you leave yourself pretty open to a counterattack 
    especially if you don't connect with every hit.  If that's the case use the 
    parasol to float away or just close it by pushing down and trying to fall 
    fast.  You can always reopen the parasol by pressing Up again. (Thanks to 
    gironatsu for pointing out it's only Up not Up + B) 
    
    Anthony suggested this combo:
    When an opponent is lying on the ground (after slipping or being knocked down) 
    try floating over them and use Peach Flurry + Heli Peach.  It will add damage 
    when your opponents have low damage percentages or it will knock back your 
    opponents a good distance at high enough percentages.  Also, since you're so 
    close to the ground you can follow up with a variety of attacks not just 
    aerial.
    
    Spinning Palm + Heart Blast - This is a good combo that seamlessly flows from 
    the first attack to the next.  This is great for tacking on damage when your 
    opponent has a low percentage of damage.
    
    Throw a turnip in mid-air + Royal Crown - This isn't really a combo but a 
    technique.  As an opponent is coming at you in the air either just trying to 
    use aerial attacks or recovering this is a handy trick to help you push them 
    back.  As they are coming at you, jump up and throw a turnip, then quickly 
    pursue them with a royal crown.  The turnip will break their attack leaving 
    them open for a royal crown.  This isn't the easiest technique to pull off but 
    it can come in very handy.
    
    Peach Flurry + Peach Bomber + Royal Crown + Heart Blast - This is a great 
    combo to use on the sandbag but also on an opponent with 0% damage.  Once they 
    get past 30% or 50% the attacks might push them too far to follow-up right 
    away. 
    
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    Section 7
    Character Strategies
    
    In general
    
    Peach is very good against average characters and characters who have a lot of 
    bulk and can't move around easily.  In contrast, she is poor against strong 
    hitters (because she's light) and fast characters (since she's particularly 
    slow especially while falling).  Hit and run tactics are especially good 
    against Peach as well as chucking items at her face.  To counter this use 
    peach sweeper and throws to set up some combos while getting comfortable with 
    dodging.  You could always catch items being thrown at you as well.  I like to 
    pick up items and throw them off the edge of the platform, especially the 
    cracker launcher, since it always seems to get knocked out of my hands with 
    little effort from my opponent.  Remember that Peach's aerial attacks are her 
    best asset and to use turnips pretty freely, with some exceptions.  Also, it's 
    best to use combos that end with an aerial attack than it is to float and just 
    use aerial attacks.  For example: Set up your opponent with a ground attack or 
    a throw then follow with a midair attack and float to pursue them.  Floating 
    pursuits are a great way to polish off an opponent who is trying to recover 
    but remember a lot of opponents attack when they are recovering (Up + B 
    specials) so avoid that strategy.
    
    Mario
    Since Mario is an all around character he is on about the same level as Peach.  
    If you're an expert and using Peach, Mario is no problem.  Watch out that he 
    doesn't turn you around while you're charging up your Weapon Attack.  If he 
    uses a fireball counter with a Toad since Mario users typically follow up 
    after using a fireball.  Update: Be careful about using Toad freely against 
    Mario.  If he uses his cape it will activate Toad but just in time to reflect 
    Toad's spores at you.
    
    Donkey Kong
    You're going to hear this a lot so I'm sorry ahead of time but heavy hitters 
    like Donkey Kong have an edge against Peach because she's so light.  Don't 
    rely on Toad against DK instead use Peach Bomber more often than usual (but 
    not so often that it become predictable!)  Your best bet is to use the terrain 
    to your advantage, try throwing him into a spiked object or a walking bomb-
    omb.  Otherwise, focus on using aerial combos to bring up his damage and knock 
    him out.
    
    Link
    Link is slower and bulkier now than he was in Melee so use that to your 
    advantage and focus on aerial attacks.  His down + A midair attack and smash 
    forward + A attacks are pretty potent especially against Peach so keep your 
    eyes open for that.  You can use Toad or Turnips to block his bombs.  You 
    should be able to avoid the resulting explosion.
    
    Samus and Zero Suit Samus
    Samus' missiles will be a constant threat to Peach.  They're strong enough to 
    blast Peach away and it's difficult to get the timing down to use Toad.  So 
    instead, use turnips!  The turnips will set off the missiles every time.  Try 
    throwing turnips while pursuing Samus to prevent those missiles from 
    interrupting your pursuit. Zero Suit Samus shouldn't be too much trouble just 
    watch out for her Down + A midair attack which can a good counter to times 
    when Peach fumbles.
    
    Kirby
    Kirby's hammer is definitely Peach's biggest woe against Kirby.  Do your best 
    to avoid it.  When Kirby turns into a stone don't be afraid to grab him and 
    throw him to set up a combo.  Since Kirby can fly back to the stage it'll take 
    a little extra effort if you're trying to knock him off the screen on the 
    sides.  Use Heart Blast or Spinning Palm and send him sky high.  When the 
    computer is playing Kirby and has copied Peach he uses Toad a lot.  Knock it 
    out of him by grabbing and throwing him around.
    
    Fox
    Fox is one of Peach's worst match ups.  He's has pretty strong attacks, great 
    follow up attacks, and is speedy.  Even though I love Peach I still have 
    trouble against Fox.  Don't fight him using her aerial prowess because he has 
    great knock out attacks for opponents in the air.  Instead, concentrate on 
    pushing him away from you and using Peach Bomber to knock him out.
    
    Pikachu
    Pikachu is a bad match up for Peach too.  Well, his Thunder is pretty annoying 
    for any opponent but because Peach slowly falls back to the field it leaves 
    her that much more open.  When recovering try to grab onto the edge rather 
    than falling straight onto the field so that he can't use Thunder.  Pikachu 
    acts pretty quickly so Toad may not be useful against him.
    
    Marth
    Marth is very speedy so Peach is at a slight disadvantage.  However, Marth is 
    fairly light so a couple combos and it's pretty easy to send him flying.  When 
    the computer plays as Marth he tends to be an edge hog so remember that when 
    you're recovering when Marth is recovering as well.
    
    Mr. Game & Watch
    Is it just me or did Mr. Game & Watch get stronger while Peach got weaker?  
    Watch out for Mr. Game & Watch's seemingly random attacks because they all 
    have the potential to send Peach flying especially his torch attack.  
    Otherwise he should be an easy target to send flying.
    
    Luigi
    He seems to be a little faster than he used to be but that might just be me.  
    With this in mind he has a slight advantage against Peach.  Focus on pushing 
    him to the edge with Royal Crown and use turnips to cancel out his Green 
    Missile ability when he tries to get back on to the stage.
    
    Diddy Kong
    His speed and flamboyant movements can make it hard to predict his next move.  
    Put the pressure on him and be very aggressive.  I haven't met a player who 
    likes Diddy Kong so I wouldn't worry too much.
    
    Zelda and Sheik
    Zelda is very powerful and is good at sending Peach flying.  However, she is 
    slower than Peach and just as light so don't be afraid to be aggressive.  When 
    she is Sheik though, the battle will be a lot tougher.  Sheik is one of the 
    worst match ups for Peach so play it defensively.  It may not seem like it but 
    your turnips and Toad will be very handy against Sheik since it'll slow down 
    Sheik's flow.
    
    Pit
    Pit has an incredible recovery thanks to Wings of Icarus so treat him like 
    Kirby and send him flying upward.  Pit has a lot of repeating attacks which is 
    bad news for Peach.  Do your best to avoid those attacks by dodging more often 
    than usual.  Try to drag the battle into the air since Pit's specials are not 
    suited for aerial combat.  Keep an eye on Palutena's arrow though.
    
    Meta Knight
    Meta Knight has a huge array of repeating attacks which make it hard for Peach 
    to even get near him.  Avoid using Peach Bomber and try using turnips and Toad 
    to break up those attacks.  Meta Knight is pretty light but can fly pretty 
    well so try to force him off the top of the screen rather than the sides.
    
    Falco
    Falco isn't as a bad a match up for Peach as he was in Melee.  Still though 
    Peach is at a disadvantage.  Put the pressure on Falco by being aggressive 
    (watch out for defensive Falco players though!) and focus on using a lot of 
    aerial attacks.  He may jump high but you have the advantage with your floats!
    
    Pokemon Trainer
    The Pokemon Trainer's Pokemon Change ability will definitely interfere with 
    your Final Smash so try to use it while his pokemon are in the middle of 
    attacking.  Squirtle's Smash Up + A as well as Charizard's Smash Down + A are 
    pretty powerful and can send Peach flying in no time.  What's worse is 
    Ivysaur's Bullet Seed counters Peach's aerials easily.  When fighting Squirtle 
    push him back off the side of the stage but don't be too aggressive - his 
    Waterfall attack is a great recovery and can push Peach far away.  Charizard 
    is slow and bulky so aerial attacks work best but keep an eye on rock smash.  
    Stick to ground attacks against Ivysaur and try to use Peach's Dashing Palm to 
    help you set up a midair combo.  This will make Bullet seed harder to use.
    
    Ike
    Ike is very very very good against Peach.  His attacks are almost effortlessly 
    powerful and can send Peach flying with hardly any damage.  He is pretty bulky 
    so try to move around a lot and use a mix of aerial attacks to keep your 
    opponent guessing.  Watch out for Aether if you're one of those players who 
    stand on the edge trying to keep your opponent from getting back on the stage.  
    It's a very good recovery against players with that strategy.
    
    Snake
    Snake's explosives are bad news for the light-weight Peach.  Use turnips to 
    destroy his remote controlled missiles and the mines he lays with his Smash 
    Down + A attack.  Focus on aerials since a lot of his attacks are ground based 
    but watch out for his Smash Up + A attack.
    
    Peach
    Surprising, or not, Peach is pretty good against herself.  It can be alarming 
    when another Peach uses Toad when you use Royal Crown so don't let your guard 
    down.  Throw a lot of turnips to keep Peach off balanced and follow up with a 
    powerful attack.  When she's floating back to the stage send her away with a 
    Peach Bomber.
    
    Yoshi
    Yoshi is pretty aggravating for most players, including the players that use 
    Yoshi.  I mean how many times have we just egg rolled right off the stage.  
    That in mind, jump around a lot with Peach and hang around the edge to try to 
    coax him to fall off.  Yoshi Bomb is pretty powerful when Peach is weakened so 
    when you're low on health use combos, especially ones that put Yoshi in the 
    air, sparingly.  Instead send Yoshi flying with a good old fashioned Weapon 
    Attack.  Remember that he hardly flinches when he is using his midair jump so 
    avoid attacking him during it.
    
    Ganondorf
    Ganondorf and Captain Falcon are very good at countering Peach's midair 
    prowess because of their Up + B specials.  So remember that Peach's aerial 
    attacks may not be effective against Ganondorf.  However, he's bulky, slow, 
    and has a poor recovery.  So, use a Dashing Palm + Royal Crown combo to send 
    him off the stage but don't be tempted to float off the stage and pursue him 
    to send him flying because he'll just turn the tables.
    
    Ice Climbers
    I love the Ice Climbers.  I think they're so silly.  However, they can be a 
    little aggravating.  They are pretty strong as they can rack up the damage on 
    Peach easily and their hammers can send her flying without a problem.  Don't 
    let this put you off though.  Peach can still fight in the air against them 
    well and they are pretty light.  Peach is also pretty good at separating the 
    two by throwing one of them and using Peach Bomber on the other creating a 
    little confusion.  Their Final Smash, Iceberg, can create mass confusion and 
    rack up a lot of damage.  However, when the iceberg is attacked it shrinks in 
    size.  Use Peach Bomber to break it down and prevent taking damage in return!
    
    King Dedede
    I think King Dedede is really silly too.  He is very bulky and slow moving so 
    aerial attacks work well against him but watch out for his hammer attacks as 
    they are just as powerful as Ike's attacks.
    
    Wolf
    Wolf seems like a stronger, but somewhat slower, version of Fox.  Push Wolf 
    back a lot using Peach Bomber and send him flying with midair attacks like 
    Royal Crown.  Watch out for his reflector attack though because it can push 
    Peach back when she's trying to put the pressure on.
    
    Lucario
    Lucario seems threatening with his innate aura ability but he's extremely 
    light and very easy to knock out.  Use a lot of combos against Lucario and 
    avoid using turnips to build up damage as you'll only strengthen him.  Don't 
    be afraid to pursue him with a floating jump off the edge of the stage since 
    his Up + B special doesn't damage opponents.
    
    Ness
    Ness is pretty strong, especially with his baseball bat, but Peach is a pretty 
    even match.  Use turnips to cancel out his PK Thunder when he's trying to 
    recover.  It's a mean but effective trick.  Be aggressive against Ness and use 
    Peach Bomber a lot to push him back.  Watch out for his PK Fire which has to 
    be one of the most aggravating attacks in the game.
    
    Update: Watch out when using Toad against Ness.  His baseball bat smash attack 
    can be used to reflect projectiles.  Just like Mario, if he activates Toad he 
    will just reflect the spores back at you.
    
    Sonic
    Remember how I said fast characters have an advantage against Peach?  Well 
    Sonic being the fastest character in the game is a good opponent against 
    Peach.  Peach will have a hard time connecting her attacks against Sonic while 
    he can run around and avoid her.  In addition he has several good attacks for 
    knocking out light opponents like Peach.  Throw turnips around a lot to try to 
    throw off Sonic and use Dashing Palm and Peach Sweeper a lot to counter his 
    constant spinning attacks.  Eventually you'll force him off the stage.
    
    Bowser
    Bowser is a lot stronger and much better to use this time around.  Focus on 
    using aerial attacks against him but watch out for his Smash Up + A attack 
    with can knock Peach away even at low damage.  As a heavy character Bowser 
    will be difficult to knock off the top of the stage so Heart Blast and 
    Spinning Palm won't work as well to knock him out.  Use it to build up his 
    damage.
    
    Wario
    Wario's erratic movements and pretty powerful attacks are a constant headache 
    for Peach.  Don't be afraid of his motorcycle - one Peach Bomber should send 
    him flying right off.  Wario is fairly decent in the air so mix up aerial 
    attacks with ground attacks to throw players off.
    
    Toon Link
    Toon Link is more effective against Peach than Link since he's faster and can 
    jump higher.  With that in mind, aerial attacks may not work well against him.  
    In fact when I was trying to unlock Toon Link he beat me down a bunch of times 
    - pretty embarrassing for a Peach fanatic!  Watch out for his midair Down + A 
    attack which is what caught me off guard because it's much faster than Link's.  
    Use turnips to counter all his projectiles and follow up with a Royal Crown to 
    finish him off.
    
    R.O.B.
    Peach is pretty effective against ROB both on the ground and in the air.  
    Avoid using Toad as you'll want to take a more aggressive stance against ROB.  
    Weapon Attacks are actually your best bet against ROB since his Smash Up + A 
    attack is pretty strong.
    
    Olimar
    You can try to use your turnips to block his pikmin but it's not very easy to 
    do.  Olimar can be a pretty tough opponent seeing as how his pikmin can really 
    add on the damage and then send you flying.  Instead, try a more defensive 
    stance and use Dashing Palm and Toad more often.  Be careful about pursuing 
    Olimar off the stage he has a pretty lousy recovery but his Up + B special can 
    be enough to knock Peach out.
    
    Captain Falcon
    Captain Falcon is speedy and has great counters to Peach's aerial attacks.  
    Next to Fox, Captain Falcon is a bad match up for Peach.  Focus on ground 
    attacks, like Weapon Attack and Dashing Palm, to take him out.  Avoid using 
    Toad since Captain Falcon grabs and throws a lot.  Don't pursue Captain Falcon 
    with floating jumps because he'll just use his Up + B special to send you 
    flying.
    
    Jigglypuff
    Jigglypuff is very very very light and easy to knock out but can be a pretty 
    powerful attack at times.  Jigglypuff's pound attack can send Peach flying at 
    decent percentages and it's midair attacks are just as good as Peach's.  Your 
    big concern is Jigglypuff's throws which are actually really good and are a 
    great way to counter an aggressive Peach.  Use turnips to get Jigglypuff off 
    balance.
    
    Lucas
    Lucas is a bad match up for Peach as well.  His Smash Up + A attack is very 
    powerful and is a great counter for her aerial attacks.  Focus on ground 
    attacks but follow up with aerial attacks like Royal Crown to finish him off 
    and you shouldn't have much of a problem.
    
    Update: Just like Mario and Ness be careful about using Toad against Lucas.  
    His stick smash A attack can activate Toad and then reflect his spores back at 
    Peach. 
     
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    Section 8 
    Boss Strategies
    First let me just say thanks to MogAzure10 for writing such an in-depth boss 
    FAQ.  If you haven't read it yet, you really should especially if you're going 
    to read this section.  I refer to MogAzure10's guide for attack names and 
    similar information so it would be in your benefit to read that guide.
    
    Peach probably isn't the best character for the boss battles.  Since she's so 
    light many bosses can send her flying even at low damage and because she 
    doesn't have a projectile weapon, like Fox, for example she'll have a hard 
    time in long distance fights.  However, don't underestimate her vegetable 
    ability.  It can intercept bombs and sometimes you'll pull out her Grumpy 
    turnip and it will devastate the boss.  With all that said, I was able to beat 
    the boss mode all the way up to very hard with Peach.  Also, there are a few 
    bosses that Peach can knock out without taking even 1% damage. With some 
    practice I was able to get all the way to Tabuu on intense and weaken him 
    almost all the way to win but he grappled me with his gold chain and that was 
    the end.  The moral is it takes a lot of practice to win on intense.
    
    Update: As of now this paragraph is out of date!  The lovely and vivacious 
    Princess Peach led me to victory and I was successful on intense mode.  It's 
    very gratifying I have to say and the "Wow incredible!" you hear at the end is 
    not enough of a reward.  It takes a lot of patience, a lot of skill, and a lot 
    of luck to win but keep going at it and you'll eventually succeed.
    
    Some basic boss tips:
    Try your best to not take your first heart until you've defeated 4 or 5 
    bosses.  It may seem difficult to do but if you can hold out that long it'll 
    pay off in the long run.
    
    Start off the boss battles against Duon, Galleom, Ridley, Rayquaza or Porky.  
    The further a boss is in the line up the stronger and faster they become.
    
    Dodging is more important that shielding.  If your shield is broken you're a 
    sitting duck.  There are times when air dodging, rolling, and side step 
    dodging are more appropriate to use but only practice will give you a good 
    feel for it.
    
    Learn all of the animations for the bosses.  The sooner you learn them the 
    sooner you can know what attack is coming and how to react.  This will be a 
    key to victory.
    
    Finally, if you're getting frustrated turn off the game and try another day.  
    You didn't get Brawl for the boss battles!  You got it to play against your 
    friends!  Also, while we're talking about friends try boss battles with an 
    ally and it might be a little easier to win.  I don't know if that will count 
    toward your challenge though (does anybody know?) [Update: According the Smash 
    Bros Dojo website it does!  So if you have a friend who is good at Smash Bros 
    too try it out!]
    
    Petey Piranha
    
    Petey is one of the bosses that Peach can beat without any problem.  From the 
    get go either jump and use Peach Bomber or use Peach Bomber on the ground.  
    The recoil of her attack will send you upward and you can use Peach Bomber 
    again... as you should!  Keep using Peach Bomber on Petey's head no matter how 
    long it takes.  Peach won't take any damage since she's out of his range.
    
    Master Hand and Crazy Hand
    
    You'll want to attack them both with similar strategies.  Once again it's all 
    about using the same attack over and over and then just dodging their attacks.  
    Whenever you can attack run underneath the Hand and use Heart Blast (Up + A) 
    and just keeping going at it.  Their health will deplete quickly and if they 
    attack using lasers you'll take them down before they switch to another 
    attack.  They can send Peach flying if you don't use a defensive approach when 
    they're attacking.  You best bet is when they are trying to use Finger Twist, 
    Angry Fist, Finger Walk, Crawl, or Triple Poke is to float off the stage and 
    just hang there until he's finished attacking.  This strategy won't work 
    against Handgun, Rocket Hand, Flying Fist, or Grab & Squeeze and is sometimes 
    successful against Slap and Sweeping Backhand.  In those cases you'll want to 
    try another tactic.  Air dodging and rolling work really well to avoid most of 
    those attacks so get comfortable and learn the timing.  You can also use Toad 
    to defend against Handgun, Rocket Hand, and Flying Fist but it can be 
    unreliable and sometimes the Hand moves too fast for Toad to get a hit in.  
    Toad is a little more successful against Slap and Sweeping Backhand but 
    remember that with Sweeping Backhand he attacks three times so you may leave 
    yourself open by using Toad.  My best advice is just to avoid all of their 
    attacks and use Heart Blast from underneath them.  Master Hand almost always 
    uses his lasers early on in the battle so he'll be significantly easier to 
    take out than Crazy Hand.
    
    Rayquaza
    
    Rayquaza is a pretty tough boss especially for Peach.  He has large variety of 
    attacks and because Peach is on the slow side it's difficult for her to react 
    in time.  However, if you take your time you can minimize the damage you take 
    and beat Rayquaza.  While Rayquaza is standing still it is a good time to 
    attack him with midair attacks and Peach Bomber.  You should get in about 3 
    Peach Bombers, one right after the other, and then back off to prepare for his 
    attack.  When he is coming out of the ground or diving from the sky keep 
    moving or use rolls a lot. Rayquaza's biggest threat is when he's using 
    extremespeed.  Most characters can just duck and be fine but often times Peach 
    doesn't duck down far enough to avoid the whole attack.  If you can sidestep 
    his head during this attack then duck you should be okay and as long as you 
    miss the head you won't get knocked back as far.  Eventually you'll take him 
    down.
    
    Porky
    
    Porky is either really easy or really hard, but one thing is for sure he can 
    be very annoying.  It all just depends on your luck and the moves he uses.  
    Start off the battle with a Peach Bomber then back away incase he is going to 
    use a Claw Jab attack.  If you can run up really close to him and get him to 
    start using Claw Jab then roll behind him and let loose with a flurry of 
    attacks including a few Peach Bombers, Heart Blast, and Peach Flurries.  Watch 
    out for when he's walking around or dashing at you because Peach will have a 
    hard time reacting, especially when he's dashing off the screen, to those 
    attacks.  When he is using walk and poke (he's slowly walking toward you no 
    matter if you jump over him or not) he's somewhat open to attacks. If you get 
    so close to Porky you're right up against the central part you won't take 
    damage from the legs.  You can also try landing on top of him and using ground 
    attacks.  When he does dash, do you best to jump over him when you can and 
    when he dashes off the screen pursue him and attack him like crazy.  He won't 
    counterattack until he gets back onto the screen.  His laser is pretty 
    difficult to avoid with Peach but you can air dodge and at least avoid one of 
    the hits, sometimes both if you're good.  Watch out for Float and Zap 
    especially at higher difficulties because he only gets faster and stronger.  
    Run around constantly and don't stop for anything.  He doesn't seem to zap you 
    when you're in his sights but rather in timed intervals so keep that in mind.  
    In general, if you can try to land on the machine and use a Peach Sweeper, 
    it's difficult but you can score a lot of hits this way.  Don't stay on him 
    too long because electricity pulses up there and it can knock you back.   
     
    JSBahamut - "I always start with a Jump + Bomber to be high enough to dodge 
    most of the possible Claw Jab counter. Then I switch side by jumping above its 
    head, use another bomber, and repeat. The fact is, Porky does aggressive 
    actions much less frequently if you switch side very often, to the point he 
    once made NO attack on Intense. Of course, that tip only works when you're 
    alone."
    
    Galleom
    
    On easier levels Peach can take down Galleom no sweat and not take any damage 
    but as he speeds up Peach will have a harder time reacting.  Your best bet is 
    to try to get him to face the closest off screen side by rolling.  Get him to 
    begin an attack and he'll follow through on that side.  While he's busy 
    attacking the side you aren't on you can strike back.  He has a pretty low 
    amount of HP so Peach Bomber works well and the recoil helps keep you in the 
    air which allows you to dodge many of his attacks.  In fact if you time it 
    right you can hit him during his quadruple jump, stomp, and similar moves 
    without taking damage.  It seems like for most of Galleom's attacks they don't 
    connect while you're in the middle of his body or up in the air.  Practice 
    this and you can exploit this weakness.  When he fires his missiles standing 
    up, stay close to him and use Heart Blast to cause decent damage and avoid his 
    missiles.  When he's hopping during Quadruple Hop you can safely use Peach 
    Bomber to stay afloat while causing damage.  Don't get too close or you'll end 
    up on the ground.  If he's using his ground slam try staying off screen (you 
    know when you're in the little magnifying bubble) until he finishes then go 
    after him.  His Body Slam attack leaves him wide open especially if you can 
    get him to face the wrong direction.  His Uppercut is pretty devastating and 
    even experienced players have trouble getting the timing down.  If he's facing 
    you then try to get off screen or if you don't have time try to air dodge or 
    use Toad.  Earthwave is really potent against Peach but if you can stay aloft 
    during the aftershock you'll be fine.  It's the first attack you have to 
    avoid.  If you can get behind him you can attack during the whole animation.  
    Don't try to attack him when he's using Spin or Dashing at you in tank form 
    because you'll only set yourself up to get knocked out.  Dodge until he's 
    finished, I wouldn't recommend Toad, then follow up with an attack.  Try not 
    to let this battle go on too long.  The longer you fight the more likely Peach 
    will get knocked out.
    
    Duon
    
    Duon is very very bad for Peach to face, particularly because she doesn't have 
    a reliable ranged attack.  There is one saving grace: if you can float behind 
    him you can usually lay a few Peach Bombers before switches sides.  However, 
    if he uses Blue Lasers they'll get you no matter where you are so get used to 
    air dodging or using Toad.  Peach is very effective at getting Duon's own 
    missiles to hit him.  When he uses them, run toward him, jump as high as you 
    can, you might even land on his back, and then jump again behind him and land 
    on the platform right behind him.  The missiles will head straight for you but 
    since Duon's in the way they'll hit him instead.  At higher difficulties the 
    missiles will cause more damage so this technique is critical for getting rid 
    of Duon with Peach.  At the same time the homing missiles will fly more 
    accurately so you'll have to get closer and closer and time the missiles 
    better in order to successfully get them to hit him.  It really is all about 
    getting his missiles to hit himself so get used to using them against him.  If 
    he's almost finished, he's one of the last few bosses, and you have an extra 
    heart container, guide the missiles right to him even if it means you'll get 
    knocked out.  If he dies first you'll still succeed.  Sometimes the blue half 
    of Duon will slowly chase you, he's setting up to do a triple slash.  If you 
    can get him to attack the air by getting close enough to set off his attack 
    but then float or roll back you can avoid the attack.  When attacking the Blue 
    side jump up and use Peach Bomber then float backward away and land on the 
    ground before he finishes whatever attack he uses.  While you're in the air 
    use air dodge if necessary.  If the blue side of Duon uses those large mines 
    throw a few turnips in the air to blow them up a safe distance away from you.  
    Do your best to concentrate frontal attacks against the pink side and getting 
    his own missiles to him but honestly, floating behind him is your best bet.
    
    Ridley
    
    Since Ridley acts so much like Master Hand you should use the same strategy: 
    Heart Blast away!  Ridley's attacks are very easy to predict and most are 
    pretty easy to avoid.  He can be very fast so using Toad often may be better 
    than trying to air dodge or roll.  When he is blowing wind at you this is a 
    good opportunity to use Heart Blast to try to finish him off.  The one problem 
    you may face is when he switches sides.  Peach will have a hard time chasing 
    after him so when you are, take a more defensive attitude until you catch up.  
    Your biggest concern against Ridley is being overly anxious and Peach Bombing 
    right into one of his attacks or not being careful and just taking on a lot of 
    damage.  
    
    Meta Ridley
    
    Meta Ridley is much harder than Ridley but once you get the hang of countering 
    his attacks you can sometimes beat him without taking any damage. From the 
    beginning of the battle he'll typically try to Growl and Swoop so just get 
    behind him onto the back of Captain Falcon's ship and start using Heart Blast.  
    You'll avoid Meta Ridley's attack and if you can hit his tail it'll still 
    damage him.  Meta Ridley's rapid fire attack is not the time to stand around.  
    You may think you're safe under him (like when Master Hand uses his lasers) 
    but of course you're not.  Instead of hanging around under him take the chance 
    to jump behind him and hit him with some aerial attacks and Peach Bombers - 
    he's wide open.  Meta Ridley has two techniques (three if you count his triple 
    fireball) that will cause the ship to bounce off the screen and if you're 
    standing on the ship you'll automatically get knocked out.  Get used to the 
    animations and you'll be able to avoid easily by floating in the air.  The 
    ship will recoil from the attack and you'll land in time to hopefully get at 
    least one hit in.  His triple fireball attack is powerful but if you can do 
    enough damage while he's on the edge of the ship he'll cancel the attack, but 
    if you are trying to keep your percentages low I wouldn't advise it.  It's 
    really easy to dodge the fireballs so use that strategy more often.  In fact 
    if you timed it wrong and a fireball is heading toward you use Toad and you'll 
    be fine.  When he is first lowering the ship you can pluck a turnip and toss 
    it at him to get a little extra damage in - if you're lucky it'll be a bob-omb 
    or grumpy faced turnip.  Also if you're hovering right at the tip of the ship 
    the third fireball will come very close to hitting you but the ship will 
    bounce back just in time to cancel it out.  Take your time fighting Meta 
    Ridley.  If you're unsure of what's coming just jump, most of his attacks can 
    be avoided by just doing an initial jump and hanging in the air. 
     
    JSBahamut - "I rely on the fact that every single part of the boss makes Peach 
    Bomber connect, even its thin tail! That being known, Meta Ridley reappears 
    approximately on the same position of the left top corner of the screen. With 
    some practice, you can stay afloat most of the fight, by hitting only its tail 
    with bombers, staying out of range of ALL attacks."
    
    Tabuu
    
    Note: An update on the Smash Bros Dojo website reveals the actual name for 
    "red rings of doom" is "off waves."  However, a disastrous attack by any other 
    name is just as disastrous so I'm not going to change it within the paragraph 
    below.
    
    I hate Tabuu so much.  Mostly because I feel like his Red Rings of Doom are 
    why people typically say, "The computer always cheats."  Use MogAzure10's 
    guide to help you get the timing down, it was definitely a great source of 
    relief to know that you can dodge it with the right strategy.  Rolling dodges, 
    air dodges, and Toad have no effect but if you do a standard sidestep dodge 
    and time it right you should be fine.  Tabuu is tough for Peach because he 
    runs around so much but do your best to keep up.  When he stays still after 
    teleporting around that's when you float and use aerial attacks or, if he's 
    close to the ground, hit him with as many Heart Blasts as you can.  You can 
    use Peach Bomber when he's attacking (Enormous eye lasers, golden chain whip 
    after you've dodged, needle rain, and sonic slashes leave him fairly open) 
    pretty reliably but you can always use turnips to keep a good distance so you 
    don't accidently get caught in the attack (remember she throws turnips better 
    vertically than horizontally).  Since Peach can float in the air you'll avoid 
    powerful attacks like Diamond Saw, Dragon Beam, and Neon Blade easily.  
    Honestly, if you can dodge his Red Rings of Doom you should win against Tabuu.  
    Take your time but be aware the longer this battle lasts the more likely he'll 
    either use Red Rings of Doom again, or eventually knock you out.  When he's 
    using his enormous eye lasers he's wide open! Hit him with every aerial you 
    can, especially Royal Crown and Peach Flurry and when you're getting close to 
    the ground let loose a Peach Bomber.  Get your dodging down and you'll be 
    fine.
    
    Ironically when I was finally able to win against Tabuu on intense he didn't 
    get a single hit on me.  Once again his teleporting is very annoying for Peach 
    but when he sits still you can really hit him, even in the air, since she can 
    float.  If you can enter the battle with no damage then you'll be able to 
    survive most of his attacks the first few times.  Once you get up to 50% 
    damage though (30% is even a little risky) you're one mistake away from being 
    sent back to the beginning.  Just practice against Tabuu in Subspace Emissary 
    or keep playing boss battles and I guarantee you'll win even on intense!  
     
    JSBahamut - "When he teleports, he only stays enough on the screen at the 
    fourth one, so this is useless to try to catch him on the second and third 
    teleport. If you try to keep up on those middle teleports, you'll probably 
    just lose your opportunity on the fourth one, don't you agree?"  Absolutely, 
    sorry for not thinking of mentioning this earlier! 
     
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    Section 9
    Contact Information
    
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read my first FAQ!  If you have any 
    comments, corrections, questions, or suggestions feel free to e-mail me at 
    somebodys_sunshine@hotmail.com.  Please don't send any flames - they are 
    inappropriate, childish, and unnecessary.  Plus it's just bad karma.  If you 
    have any other additional information you'd like to see posted in the FAQ let 
    me know and I'll see if I can fit it in!  P.S. Don't forget to put something 
    like "Peach FAQ" in the subject line otherwise I might not open it!
    
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    Section 10
    Reader Contributions
    
    This is a special section to help give credit to my readers!
    
    Gironatsu - Pointed out that Peach's Parasol can be closed and then re-opened 
    by pressing Up (it isn't necessary to push Up + B).  Also provided a great tip 
    on knocking down opponents who are trying to recover:
    
    "When an opponent is coming up onto the platform use the Peach Sweeper (Smash 
    down + A) and it'll send them straight down. You have to be precise or you'll 
    end up sending them upward."
    
    Kikyo-hater points out that Peach jumps at different heights depending on the 
    controller you use.  Though its not a substantial change Peach will jump 
    highest using the gamecube controller. 
    
    Anthony suggested a combo.  Look for it in the Peach combo section.
    
    CedricIzDead - "Peach's Parasol can also be used to be unpredictable. 
    If Peach is getting juggled (which can happen unsurprisingly often), use 
    Peach's Parasol. Since this can be open and closed at will, use it to your 
    advantage. 
    If you are getting sent one way, pretend to float across to that direction and 
    your opponent will most likely try to head you off there, since most difficult 
    opponents are much faster than Peach. 
    Then simply close the parasol and fall in the other direction. You will take 
    about a second to recover, but at least you aren't being hit back up into the 
    air."  Also featured under Peach's Parasol special.
    
    JSBahamut suggested several boss strategies for Porky, Meta Ridley, and Tabuu.  
    Look for the advice in the boss section. 
    
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    Section 11
    Acknowledgements and Special Thanks
    
    Thank you for GameFAQs for hosting a website that has helped me get through 
    many a troubling situation for years as well as posting my FAQ!  Thank you to 
    Nintendo and all the people who contributed for making Smash Bros Brawl such a 
    great game!  Thank you to MogAzure10 for his guide as it was a reference to 
    the names and descriptions of the boss' attacks.  Thank you to all the people 
    who have written a FAQ since I've used many over the years.  You all have 
    inspired me to write my own!  People helping people is definitely a good thing 
    in any form.  Also, check out www.smashbros.com for the Smash Bros Dojo.  It's 
    the official site for Smash Bros and includes a lot information the 
    instruction booklet leaves out.  It was also a source for some of the 
    information found in this FAQ. 
    
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    Section 12
    Legal
    
    This FAQ is only to be posted on GameFAQs and only be used for personal, 
    private use.  If you'd like to use this FAQ somewhere else, including websites 
    and other public displays, you have to contact me first and we'll try to work 
    out an arrangement.  
    
    Copyright 2008 Jason Shriner