Smash Bros Melee Rule

Melee Rule Set

General Rules

  • Items off, 8 Minutes, 4 Stocks
  • Singles: All sets are best-of-3 besides winners finals, losers finals, and grand finals, which are best-of-5.
  • All sets are best-of-3 for weekly tournaments
  • Doubles: All sets are best-of-3 besides winners finals, losers finals, and grand finals, which are best-of-5.
  • No excessive stalling (Rising Pound, Luigi ladder, etc.)
  • Wobbling is legal, stalling past 300% is illegal
  • Double Blind and Neutral Start is offered at request
  • You cannot counter pick to any stage you have already won on
  • Gentleman’s Clause: Any stage may be played on if both players agree to it
  • If a match times out, the winner is determined by remaining stocks, then lowest percentage on the same stock
  • Pausing Results in a stock loss, at the discretion of the opponent
  • Winning player is not locked into the same character for the next match, but has to pick before loser selects character

Starters/Neutral Stages

  • Yoshi’s Story
  • Fountain of Dreams
  • Battlefield
  • Final Destination
  • Dream Land

Counterpick Stages:

  • Pokemon Stadium

Selecting Stages

  • The first stage is decided by banning from the Starter Stages in P1-P2-P2-P1 order
  • Following stages decided by winner banning 1 stage and then loser choosing
  • Best-of-5 sets have no bans

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