Pac-Man users might just be the most creative players that play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. How they are able to constantly find new pieces of tech and use them during real matches remains a mystery to the rest of the Smash community.
A recent clip has surfaced that showcases CUP|SmashPuff64, using Pac-Man, going up against Olive, the player using Corrin. During the clip, SmashPuff64 utilizes a tech known as the “hydro-stutter”, something that was originally shown off by StokedPac (who also highlighted the tournament clip).
Timed perfectly against Corrin making it back to the ledge while recovering, SmashPuff64 begins the complicated setup by placing a hydrant (down special) with a bell in hand (generated from neutral special). While on top of the hydrant, SmashPuff64 then throws the bell upwards.
Despite the height difference of Pac-Man standing on the hydrant, he is able to initiate a grab against Corrin. Though Pac-Man can be seen performing a down throw briefly, the throw animation doesn’t have a chance to finish because of the water spout effect of the hydrant. Needless to say, a grab release is triggered.
While Corrin undergoes the normal effects of a grab release, she is then hit by the bell as it falls back down. Instead of stopping in place, Corrin is launched, and then launched again.
SmashPuff64 is then able to position himself in just the perfect location to get the optimal and flashy finish. Check it out in the clip below:
Bro this pac named Smashpuff landed my hydrostutter in bracket and I’m freaking out about it. This is so sick 😭 pic.twitter.com/qI1WCWoUXr
— TE | BL | STØKED (@stokedpac) June 28, 2022
Source: Event Hubs