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Plum
Rayman uses Plum
Rayman symbol
Rayman using Plum.
Universe Rayman
User(s) SSF2 Rayman head
Effect Rayman takes out a large bouncing plum that acts as a platform.

Plum is Rayman's down special move in Super Smash Flash 2.

Overview

When performed, Rayman pulls out a large purple plum and places it directly beneath him, dealing 6% damage and weak knockback to opponents it touches. Once placed, the plum can then be stood on as a platform and it bounces on platforms it lands on. Attacking the plum will cause it to be knocked in the attack's direction, with the distance depending on the knockback of the attack and how much damage the plum has accumulated. Upon being attacked, the plum will briefly be able to attack opponents that make contact with it, dealing between 7% and 14% damage with moderate knockback. The plum will disappear after not being attacked or not touching the ground for a certain period of time or reaching a blast line. Only one plum can be out at once, as Rayman will simply shrug if the player tries to place a second one.

One of the most notable uses of Plum is as a recovery move. By standing atop the plum and attacking it, the player is able to launch it while still remaining on the plum. Attacks such as Rayman's up tilt and down tilt will cause it to rise slightly, whereas attacks such as Rayman's up smash and down smash will launch the plum much farther. The player can also jump off of the plum and then use other means of recovery. This makes the move very intricate for both horizontal and vertical recovery, and it can be used to cover very far distances. However, as the plum gets launched farther the more damage is dealt to it, it becomes riskier to control and can lead to the player launching it into a blast line, potentially KO'ing them. Additionally, opponents can abuse the plum by attacking it to knock it away and damage the player on top of it.

Origin

Plum Origin

Rayman standing atop a plum on an enemy’s head in Rayman.

Plums are large fruits that commonly appear in the Rayman series, starting with its debut title. They grow off of plants and can be knocked off to be used in several ways. Like in SSF2, they bounce on the ground and can be moved if Rayman punches or throws them. They can stick to posts and certain enemies' heads, float in water, and even resist most lava, making them effective makeshift platforms.

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Trivia

  • The function of this move may be based on Wario's down special move from the Super Smash Bros. Brawl mod Brawl Minus, in which he summons a Rolling Crate beneath him that can then be stood on and moved using his attacks.
Rayman's special moves
Standard special move LockJaw
Side special move Vortex
Up special move Helicopter
Down special move Plum
Final Smash Bzzit
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