Does the yellow stick smash have less impact than a normal joystick smash in Melee?

I am a casual player, and with all my mates with whom I play Smash Melee, we agreed to ban the C yellow joystick smash technique because it was making the smash way faster and we decided to ban this way of winning.

Now that I grew older, I’m still wondering if the yellow joystick on the GameCube controller was only faster but not hitting as strong has left joystick + A would hit.

Is there any difference between the two hits (damage and impact of how much the opponent will get thrown away)?


According to the super smash bros wiki, the C-Stick is just a shortcut and changes nothing to the damage done or the attack’s range :



In Brawl, the C-Stick (And right stick on the classic controller) can be assigned other control behaviors:

Smash: (Default) Smash attack short cuts, just like in Melee

In other words, when you’re “C-sticking”, the smash damage is exactly the same as the using the combination of left stick + A, though the C-stick can be executed much quicker.

Additional interesting information can be found about the advantages and disadvantages of both methods:

The C stick is one frame slower than using A and cannot be charged.
The A, on the other hand, can do more knockback (with the charge) and
is easier to repeatedly tap. In short, the C stick is just like using
X to jump or Y to grab. It’s a different mechanism for control that
can be used without any form of bad sportsmanship.

Source : Link , Question Author : EmperorJP , Answer Author : B. S. Morganstein

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