This article is about Pichu's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Pichu.
Pichu is back after 17 years! Pichu's electric attacks have greater range and do more damage than its other attack types – but they also damage Pichu.
—Description from the Super Smash Blog.

Pichu is a veteran fighter in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It was confirmed to return on June 12, 2018 during E3 2018. It remains relatively unchanged from Melee; some of its attacks still cause itself damage.





Changes from Melee


  • Pichu's appearance has been updated to match its appearance in the more recent games in the Pokémon franchise.

Ground Attacks

  • Its down tilt now has an electric effect on the opponents it hits.

Aerial Attacks

Grabs and Throws

Special Attacks


Ground Attacks


  • Neutral Attack: Pichu delivers a quick headbutt.
  • Forward Tilt: Pichu stands on both feet and kicks both feet forward. Has an electric effect that causes recoil damage.
  • Up Tilt: Pichu crouches and whips its tail in an arc over its body.
  • Down Tilt: Pichu spins around on the ground and attacks with its tail.
  • Dash Attack: Pichu leaps forward to attack enemies with a headbutt.

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash: Pichu leans forward and shocks the opponent with a jolt of electricity from its cheeks.
  • Up Smash: Pichu attacks with an upwards headbutt.
  • Down Smash: Pichu quickly spins in place.

Other attacks

  • Floor Attack (Front): Pichu attacks with a headbutt on both sides while getting up.
  • Floor Attack (Back): Pichu delivers a sweepkick attack that hits on both sides.
  • Floor Attack (Trip):
  • Ledge Attack:

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral aerial: Pichu curls up and somersaults in the air.
  • Forward aerial: Pichu spirals forwards while emitting sparks from its cheeks.
  • Back aerial: Pichu spins horizontally multiple times in the air.
  • Up aerial: Pichu strikes upwards with its tail while doing a flip.
  • Down aerial: Pichu spirals towards the ground while emitting electricity from its cheeks.

Grabs and Throws

  • Pummel: Pichu shocks the opponent with electricity.
  • Forward Throw: Pichu places the opponent on its back and electrocutes them before launching them away.
  • Back Throw: Pichu flips backwards and performs multiple somersaults before launching the opponent away.
  • Up Throw: Pichu throws the opponent upward and attacks with a headbutt.
  • Down Throw: Pichu drops the opponent onto the ground and jumps on top of them.

Special Moves

Neutral Special: Thunder Jolt:

Side Special: Skull Bash:

Up Special: Agility:

Down Special: Thunder:

Final Smash: Volt Tackle:


  • Up Taunt:
  • Down Taunt:
  • Side Taunt:

On-Screen Appearance

Idle Poses

Victory Poses

In competitive play

To be added


Palette Swaps


  • Pichu and Young Link share the longest gap between playable appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series, with seventeen years between Melee and Ultimate.
  • One of the poses Pichu strikes in its new taunt resembles its trophy from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
  • Pichu is the only veteran previously cut from SSB4 to not appear in the full group artwork version of the box cover.


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