Dashing is a form of ground movement faster than walking. It is performed by tapping sideways on the control stick. The player's character enters his or her initial dash animation and then proceeds to his or her running animation. In Brawl, a character attempting to dash can Prat Fall instead. The Bunny Hood item increases a character's running speed.
The initial dash is the first part of a character's dash during which a character can change directions with very little lag. The concept of the initial dash is vital to many forms of ground movement, such as dash dancing, fox-trotting, and pivoting.
Running Speed is the rate at which a character can run.
|6-7||Donkey Kong and Kirby|
|9-10||Link and Jigglypuff|
|11-12||Luigi and Ness|
Taken from Antdgar's Frame Data
- A ">" means that the character to the left of the ">" accelerates to his/her top speed quicker than the character to the right of the ">."
- A "=" means the two or three characters between the "=" have the same exact acceleration.
|4-6||Sheik > Pikachu > Pichu|
|7-10||Young Link > Roy > Yoshi > Donkey Kong|
|11-15||Falco > Dr. Mario = Mario > Mr. Game & Watch > Bowser|
|16-20||Samus > Kirby = Mewtwo > Ice Climbers > Ness|
|23-24||Link > Peach|
|25-26||Jigglypuff > Zelda|
|4-5||Zero Suit Samus and Sheik|
|7-8||Charizard and Pikachu|
|9-10||Diddy Kong and Marth|
|12-13||Toon Link and Donkey Kong|
|15||Mr. Game & Watch|
|16-20||Lucas, R.O.B., Bowser, Ivysaur and Mario|
|22-23||Lucario and Falco|
|24-27||Olimar, Ness, Wolf and Ice Climbers|
|28-30||Kirby, Squirtle and Ike|
|31-35||Wario, Peach, Snake, Luigi and Link|
|36-37||Zelda and King Dedede|
Note: Several slow runners have a dash attack to move a far distance quickly, and some characters have a DACUS to increase mobility.