Falco is one of the best characters in Super Smash Bros. Melee with regard to taking quick stocks. His infamous pillar combo can not only be used for easy scrub kills early on in tournaments, but can also catch unsuspecting veterans off guard if they aren’t prepared to counter it.
What players new to the game don’t know is that this combo can be escaped, and can also open up your own potential to counter him should he be unprepared for your escape. SSBM Tutorials goes over exactly how — by using directional influence — you can escape the combo. It’s also of note that at early percentages, you can hit the ground and immediately punish the pillar combo.
Source: SSBM Tutorials