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Jab reset

Link getting up thrown, then jab locked twice by Mario.

A forced getup, also known as a jab lock, is a mechanic that occurs when a player hits a knocked down foe with a weak attack, usually their jab; hence the name, "jab lock".

This will make the opponent replay their "crash" animation (shown by a little bounce right after getting hit), then get forced to stand up slowly, without invincibility, allowing the player to then follow up with a KO attack or start a combo.

From Beta 1.0 onwards, once an opponent gets jab locked three times, they will instantly get up, with invincibility, to prevent infinites. This is called a jab reset.

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