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 the upcoming 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.





Changes from SSBWU/3DS


  • 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.


Ground Attacks


  • 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


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

On-Screen Appearance

Idle Poses

Victory Poses

In competitive play

To be added


Palette Swaps

800px-Pikachu Palette (SSBU)


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