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This article is about Pikachu's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Pikachu.
This fierce fighter uses electric moves like Thunder Jolt and Thunder. Pikachu Libre is one of the alternate costumes, and you can tell she's female by the shape of her tail.
—Description from the Super Smash Blog.

Pikachu is a veteran fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, first playable in Super Smash Bros. It was confirmed to return on June 12, 2018 during E3 2018. Pikachu remains relatively the same, although now it has two new female-exclusive alternate costumes (the Sun/Moon female protagonist and Libre Cosplay). Each female version of Pikachu acquires a heart-shaped tip of the end of its tail.

Attributes

Strengths

  • Small hurtboxes mean it can be hard to hit.
  • Fast ground speed.
  • Thunder can spike.
  • Thunder Jolt is useful projectile.

Weaknesses

  • Skull Bash is easily punishable when recovering.
  • Very light weight means it is easy to launch.
  • Weak aerials.

Summary

Changes from SSBWU/3DS

Attributes

  • Pikachu's Final Smash, Volt Tackle, now moves across the stage automatically at lightning fast speeds.

Ground Attacks

  • New up tilt.

Aerial Attacks

  • Pikachu has a new neutral aerial.
  • Pikachu's down aerial now spikes.

Grabs and Throws

Special Attacks

  • Quick Attack now has a red arrow indicator showing the trajectory Pikachu is travelling in.

Moveset

Ground Attacks

Normal

  • Neutral Attack (Headbutt): Pikachu headbutts forwards; is a rapid jab.
  • Forward Tilt: Pikachu kicks forwards with its hind legs.
  • Up Tilt: Pikachu scoots its backside to hit with its tail.
  • Down Tilt: Pikachu sweeps its tail along the floor.
  • Dash Attack: Pikachu tackles forwards.

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash: Pikachu sends multiple electrical shocks forwards from its cheeks.
  • Up Smash: Pikachu does a backflip, swinging its tail overhead.
  • Down Smash (Electric Flower): Pikachu spins around with its tail extended and multiple electrical bolts surrounding it.

Other attacks

  • Floor Attack (Front):
  • Floor Attack (Back):
  • Floor Attack (Trip):
  • Ledge Attack: Hits with its tail.

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral aerial: Pikachu emits an electric surge around itself, similar to Mewtwo's Neutral Aerial. Hits multiple times.
  • Forward aerial: Pikachu headbutts forwards whilst spinning in midair, electricity surrounding its body.
  • Back aerial (Glider): Pikachu spins around several times, hitting with its outstretched arms and tail.
  • Up aerial: Pikachu swings its tail above itself.
  • Down aerial (Electric Screw): Pikachu headbutts downwards whilst spinning, electricity surrounding its body; spikes when sweetspotted.

Grabs and Throws

  • Pummel: Pikachu delivers an electrical shock to the opponent.
  • Forward Throw: Pikachu places the opponent on its head and shocks them multiple times before launching them away.
  • Back Throw: Pikachu rolls backwards before tossing the opponent behind it.
  • Up Throw: Pikachu headbutts the opponent upwards.
  • Down Throw: Pikachu slams the opponent on the ground with its back.

Special Moves

Pikachu's Special Moves
SSB Melee Brawl SSBWU/3DS Ultimate
Standard Special Thunder Jolt
Side Special Skull Bash
Up Special Quick Attack
Down Special Thunder
Final Smash Volt Tackle

Taunts

  • Up Taunt: Tucks its body into a powering-up pose as electricity surrounds it like an aura.
  • Down Taunt: Says "Pikaaaaaa!" in a sing-song voice while rolling over cutely on its back.
  • Side Taunt: Says "Pika, pika!" while waving at the camera.

On-Screen Appearance

Idle Poses

  • Turns its head slightly to the side and scratches behind its ear.
  • Perks up as if something caught its attention. Stands up taller than usual, and looks side-to-side while wiggling its ears.

Victory Poses

  • Ears perk, scratches its right ear.
  • Backflips and spins, and looks forward.
  • Sleeps.

In competitive play

To be added

In Spirit Battles

As the Main Opponent

  • Mouser
  • Honey Queen (Giant)
  • Zinger
  • Little Mouser
  • Rick
  • Moley (Giant)
  • Alolan Raichu
  • Mimikyu
  • Tapu Koko
  • Detective Pikachu (x4)
  • Partner Pikachu
  • Elec Man
  • Great Zapfish (Giant)
  • Reporter & Wrestler

As a Minion

Palette Swaps

800px-Pikachu Palette (SSBU)

Gallery

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