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A home stage is the stage that is most commonly associated with a character, by the game and/or by players. The subject of home stages can at times be somewhat confusing in the Super Smash Bros. series. In both Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee, there are playable characters who do not have a stage belonging to their "universe". In addition, certain characters in SSBM have more than one stage. As secret characters are fought on stages specific to each of those characters, and SSBM's All-Star mode also gives each character a "home" stage, it's possible to determine which characters "own" which stages, even though the results may occasionally cause confusion.

Super Smash Bros.

In Super Smash Bros., each of the eight starter characters has their own stage. Of the four secret characters, two - (Luigi and Jigglypuff) - share their stages with the starter characters from their universe (Mario and Pikachu, sharing Peach's Castle and Saffron City, respectively). The remaining two characters have their home stages defined by where they are fought when they are unlocked. Captain Falcon is fought at Samus's Planet Zebes, while Ness is unlocked by defeating him at Kirby's Dream Land stage. Thus, Captain Falcon and Ness may be considered to have these stages as their home stages. There is another stage from the Mario series, Mushroom Kingdom, which is sometimes considered as Luigi's stage, as well as Mario's.

Character Home stage
Mario Mushroom Kingdom/Peach's Castle
Luigi Mushroom Kingdom/Peach's Castle
Yoshi Yoshi's Island
Donkey Kong Congo Jungle
Captain Falcon Planet Zebes
Fox Sector Z
Kirby Dream Land
Ness Dream Land
Samus Planet Zebes
Link Hyrule Castle
Pikachu Saffron City
Jigglypuff Saffron City

Super Smash Bros. Melee

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, the situation is somewhat more complicated. While secret characters all have a stage of their own for the purpose of unlocking them, all characters have a stage associated with them for the purposes of All-Star Mode.

Character Home stage
Dr. Mario Kingdom II
Mario Rainbow Cruise
Luigi Kingdom
Peach Princess Peach's Castle
Bowser Yoshi's Island
Yoshi Yoshi's Story
Donkey Kong Kongo Jungle
Captain Falcon Mute City
Ganondorf Brinstar Depths
Young Link Jungle Japes
Link Great Bay
Zelda/Sheik Temple
Samus Brinstar
Kirby Green Greens
Ness Onett
Ice Climbers Icicle Mountain
Fox Corneria
Falco Venom
Pichu Fourside
Pikachu Pokémon Stadium
Jigglypuff Poké Floats
Mewtwo Battlefield
Mr. Game & Watch Flat Zone
Marth Fountain of Dreams
Roy Final Destination

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, stages and characters are not matched one-to-one like they are in Melee. What follows is a list of home stages based on where characters are fought in Classic Mode and All-Star Mode, almost always based on a character's universe:

Character(s) Home stage(s)


Mushroomy Kingdom
Delfino Plaza
Luigi's Mansion
Mario Circuit
Yoshi Yoshi's Island
Donkey Kong
Diddy Kong
Rumble Falls
Captain Falcon Port Town Aero Dive
Toon Link
Bridge of Eldin
Pirate Ship
Samus/Zero Suit Samus Norfair
Frigate Orpheon
Meta Knight
King Dedede
New Pork City
Ice Climbers Summit
Lylat Cruise

Pokémon Trainer (Squirtle/Ivysaur/Charizard)

Pokémon Stadium 2
Spear Pillar
Mr. Game & Watch Flat Zone 2
Castle Siege
Pit Skyworld
Wario WarioWare, Inc.
Olimar Distant Planet
Snake Shadow Moses Island
Sonic Green Hill Zone
R.O.B. Mario Bros.

As was the case with the Past Stages in Melee, stages returning from that game are never seen in Classic or All-Star Mode. This leads to the fact that Halberd is always seen in Classic Mode, no matter what.

Home advantage

There is no clear or consistent benefit to a character fighting on his "home stage." In some cases it may be to a character's disadvantage to be fighting on his home stage, for example Ness is unable to use his recovery move when knocked between buildings in Fourside. In SSBB, Donkey Kong's Final Smash makes him immobile; if used on Rumble Falls, a scrolling stage, it will possibly result in a self-destruct, but when he is using his airborne, he moves along with the stage. Ness and Lucas's PK Starstorm is generally poor in New Pork City, due to the size and the camera zooming out, allowing for opponents to see and easily evade most of the damage.

However, in contrast, some stages do offer advantages to some characters. For example, Zelda's Final Smash is much easier to use, and harder to dodge on the Bridge of Eldin (Link also has an advantage since the left and right blast lines are walk-offs, and the lower blast line is close to the stage and is not always present, minimizing the need for recovery, which Link is very poor at; similarly, the lower blast line of Pirate Ship is usually underwater, also helping Link's recovery there). Also on Summit, all the other characters slide around, except the Ice Climbers who are the same as if they were on any other field, although, like other characters, they are still unable to grab onto the ledge.

On Pokémon Stadium 2, when used from the center, Jigglypuff's Final Smash, Puff Up covers the whole stage, and is almost unavoidable.

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