Oh no! You’ve just been hit off of a platform!
You’re done for!
Y-you’re safe!! But how?!
Of course! He used his recovery move!
A recovery move, usually the up special, are specifically designed to lead you back to the ledge, and kick major butt at the same time.
Some recovery moves, like Spring Jump and Beat Call, excell at Vertical Distance.
While others, like Kirby’s multiple jumps, are great for Vertical, and Horizontal recovery!
All characters have some form of recovery, you just have to find it! Some are unexpected…
Mario’s cape is great for an extra horizontal push when you really need it!
Recoveries are great, but they are to be used wisely. Most Up Specials, after execution, put you in a Helpless State, in which you cannot move (besides slight horizontal movement) until you hit the ground, making you a big target for opponents.