How to short hop in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Practice makes perfect.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has a bunch of advanced techniques that you can master in your spare time to give you an edge over your opponents.

One of these techniques is called a short hop, which will push you off of the ground for a short distance while performing an aerial attack at the same time. Short hops can be vital to countering an aggressive opponent.

It was one of many competitive moves added to the game alongside Perfect Shield, which nullifies attacks if you hit the shield button at the right time, and direction air dodging.

So, how exactly do you perform a short hop? Well, it’s quite simple.

All you need to do is press the A button (or whatever you have set as the attack button) at the same time as the jump button to perform a short hop.

Try to master it in training mode before you go into a battle, alongside the other competitive moves on offer, to make sure you can consistently short hop.