I actually have a problem with instant dash there are a bunch of ppl trying to get a good Ike around me, most of them think instant dash is great for approaches but you can bait the swing so hard, when they dash know where they will end up and either powershield down smash or side step punish them, they will be forced to swing even if you side step, the key is making them swing if they don’t swing you can’t do shit against it, I would mostly keep to short hopping neutral air for the final approach.
Combo into final smash is hilarious though.
I actually find neutral B to be a better counter than down B most the time cause that super armor is very unexpected, and its harder to punish.
Learn to do a running short hop backwards so you can surprise ppl with Ikes stupid fast back Air, and if they shield follow up with neutral Air then neutral ground, does good shield drain and is safe.
Up B doesn’t have super armor once you grab your sword O_o ,so ppl like marth can B stab you out of it.
I really don’t get all this talk about his chain grab it only works on a few characters at very low damages, normally I find it better to throw them with forward toss then quickly run up and do neutral Air
grab, or AAA.
Ike isn’t even in the running for best move ever after snakes f-tilt you have his up tilt, pikachu’s downsmash, I mean AAA is Ikes best move but it’s not even #2 or #3 there are plenty of moves that beat Ikes AAA, heck Lucario’s AAA is better because it hits behind lucario starting at like 50%, and is otherwise basically the same thing.