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:''This article is about Pikachu's appearance in [[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]]. For other uses, see [[Pikachu]].''
 
:''This article is about Pikachu's appearance in [[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]]. For other uses, see [[Pikachu]].''
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{{cquote|''This fierce fighter uses electric moves like [[Thunder Jolt]] and [[Thunder (Pokémon)|Thunder]]. Pikachu Libre is one of the alternate costumes, and you can tell she's female by the shape of her tail.''|cite=Description from the [[Super Smash Blog]].
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{{Infobox Character
 
{{Infobox Character
 
|name = Pikachu
 
|name = Pikachu
|image = [[File:Pikachu SSBU.png|250px]]
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|image = <tabber>
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Male=[[File:Pikachu SSBU.png|250px]]|-|
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Female (Libre)=[[File:Pikachu Libre SSBU.png|250px]]</tabber>
 
|caption =[[File:PokemonSymbol.svg|50px]]
 
|caption =[[File:PokemonSymbol.svg|50px]]
 
|universe = ''[[Pokémon (universe)|Pokémon]]''
 
|universe = ''[[Pokémon (universe)|Pokémon]]''
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|finalsmash = [[Volt Tackle|Volt Tackle]]|availability = [[Starter]]|voiceactor = Ikue Ōtani}}
 
|finalsmash = [[Volt Tackle|Volt Tackle]]|availability = [[Starter]]|voiceactor = Ikue Ōtani}}
   
'''Pikachu''' is a [[veteran]] fighter in the upcoming ''[[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]]''. 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.
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'''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==
 
==Attributes==
 
===Strengths===
 
===Strengths===
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* Small hurtboxes mean it can be hard to hit.
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* Fast ground speed.
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* Thunder can spike.
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* Thunder Jolt is useful projectile.
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* Has arguably the best recovery in the game
 
===Weaknesses===
 
===Weaknesses===
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* Skull Bash is easily punishable when recovering.
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* Very light weight means it is easy to launch.
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* Low range on most moves.
 
== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
   
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=== Special Attacks ===
 
=== Special Attacks ===
 
*Quick Attack now has a red arrow indicator showing the trajectory Pikachu is travelling in.
 
*Quick Attack now has a red arrow indicator showing the trajectory Pikachu is travelling in.
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*Quick Attack can sometimes charge up and have voltage powers
   
 
== Moveset ==
 
== Moveset ==
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==== Normal ====
 
==== Normal ====
*'''Neutral Attack''':
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*'''Neutral Attack''' (Headbutt): Pikachu headbutts forwards. It is a repetitive jab with short range, and does not attempt to link into itself.
*'''Forward Tilt''':
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*'''Forward Tilt''': Pikachu kicks forwards with both its hind legs.
*'''Up Tilt''':
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*'''Up Tilt''': Pikachu scoots its backside upwards to hit with its tail.
*'''Down Tilt''':
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*'''Down Tilt''': Pikachu sweeps its tail along the floor, and can trip opponents at mid percents.
*'''Dash Attack''':
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*'''Dash Attack''': Pikachu yeets itself into opponents, and can kill at higher percents.
   
 
==== Smash Attacks ====
 
==== Smash Attacks ====
*'''Forward Smash''':
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*'''Forward Smash''': Pikachu sends multiple electrical shocks forwards from its cheeks.
*'''Up Smash''':
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*'''Up Smash''' (Iron Tail):Pikachu does a backflip, swinging its tail overhead.
*'''Down Smash''':
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*'''Down Smash''' (Electric Flower): Pikachu spins around with its tail extended and multiple electrical bolts surrounding it.
   
 
==== Other attacks ====
 
==== Other attacks ====
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*'''Floor Attack (Back)''':
 
*'''Floor Attack (Back)''':
 
*'''Floor Attack (Trip)''':
 
*'''Floor Attack (Trip)''':
*'''Ledge Attack''':
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*'''Ledge Attack''': Hits with its tail.
   
 
=== Aerial Attacks ===
 
=== Aerial Attacks ===
*'''Neutral aerial''':
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*'''Neutral aerial''': Pikachu emits a small electric surge around itself, similar to Mewtwo's Neutral Aerial. Hits multiple times and has great drag-down capability.
*'''Forward aerial''':
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*'''Forward aerial''': Pikachu headbutts forwards whilst spinning in midair, electricity surrounding its body.
*'''Back aerial''':
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*'''Back aerial''' (Glider): Pikachu spins around several times horizontally, hitting with its outstretched arms and tail.
*'''Up aerial''':
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*'''Up aerial''': Pikachu swings its tail above itself.
*'''Down aerial''':
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*'''Down aerial''' (Electric Screw): Pikachu headbutts downwards whilst spinning, electricity surrounding its body; spikes when sweetspotted.
   
 
=== Grabs and Throws ===
 
=== Grabs and Throws ===
*'''Pummel''':
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*'''Pummel''': Pikachu delivers an electrical shock to the opponent.
*'''Forward Throw''':
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*'''Forward Throw''': Pikachu places the opponent on its head and shocks them multiple times before launching them away.
*'''Back Throw''':
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*'''Back Throw''': Pikachu rolls backwards before tossing the opponent behind it.
*'''Up Throw''':
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*'''Up Throw''': Pikachu headbutts the opponent upwards.
*'''Down Throw''':
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*'''Down Throw''': Pikachu slams the opponent on the ground with its back.
   
 
===Special Moves===
 
===Special Moves===
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{{Pikachu Special Moves}}
 
   
 
===[[Taunts]]===
 
===[[Taunts]]===
*Up Taunt:
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*Up Taunt: Tucks its body into a powering-up pose as electricity surrounds it like an aura.
*Down Taunt:
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*Down Taunt: Says "Pikaaaaaa!" in a sing-song voice while rolling over cutely on its back.
*Side Taunt:
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*Side Taunt: Says "Pika, pika!" while waving at the camera twice.
   
 
=== On-Screen Appearance ===
 
=== On-Screen Appearance ===
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[[File:Pika.jpg|thumb|222x222px]]
   
 
=== Idle Poses ===
 
=== Idle Poses ===
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* Turns its head slightly to the side and scratches behind its ear.
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* Perks up as if something caught its attention. Stands up taller than usual, and looks side-to-side while wiggling its ears.
 
=== Victory Poses ===
 
=== Victory Poses ===
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* Ears perk, scratches its right ear.
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* Backflips and spins, and looks forward.
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* Sleeps.
   
 
==In competitive play==
 
==In competitive play==
 
''To be added''
 
''To be added''
   
==Trophies==
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== In Spirit Battles ==
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=== As the Main Opponent ===
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* Mouser
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* Honey Queen (Giant)
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* [[Zinger]]
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* Little Mouser
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* Rick
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* Moley (Giant)
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* Alolan [[Raichu]]
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* [[Mimikyu]]
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* [[Tapu Koko]]
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* Detective Pikachu (x4)
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* Partner Pikachu
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* [[Elec Man]]
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* Great Zapfish (Giant)
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* Reporter & Wrestler
   
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=== As a Minion ===
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* Gandrayda
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* Kracko (x2)
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* [[Raikou]], [[Entei]], & [[Suicune]]
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* Dribble & Spitz
   
 
==Palette Swaps==
 
==Palette Swaps==
[[File:800px-Pikachu_Palette_(SSBU).png|700px|center]]
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[[File:800px-Pikachu_Palette_(SSBU).png|660px|center]]
   
 
== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Pikachu Libre SSBU.png|Pikachu Libre
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ss_1 (4).jpg|Regular Female Pikachu with Leaf.
ss_1 (4).jpg|Female Pikachu with Leaf.
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ss_2 (4).jpg|Male Pikachu during his down smash.
ss_2 (4).jpg|Pikachu during his down smash.
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ss_3 (4).jpg|A giant Male Pikachu charging at [[Mario (SSBU)|Mario]].
ss_3 (4).jpg|A giant Pikachu charging at Mario.
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ss_4 (4).jpg|Male Pikachu doing his down aerial on [[Diddy Kong (SSBU)|Diddy Kong]].
ss_4 (4).jpg|Pikachu doing his down aerial on Diddy.
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ss_5 (4).jpg|[[Squirtle (SSBU)|Squirtle]] and [[Ivysaur (SSBU)|Ivysaur]] looking at a golden Pikachu.
ss_5 (4).jpg|Squirtle and Ivysaur looking at a golden Pikachu.
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ss_6 (4).jpg|Pikachu Libre doing her down throw on [[Little Mac (SSBU)|Little Mac]].
ss_6 (4).jpg|Pikachu Libre doing her down throw on Little Mac.
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PikachuSSBUCongrats.png|Pikachu and [[Exeggutor|Alolan Exeggutor]] on [[Great Bay]].
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KingDededeSSBUCongrats.png|[[King Dedede]] with Pikachu, [[Kirby]], and [[Ganondorf]] on [[Green Greens]].
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MarioOtherChallenge.png|[[Mario]] with [[Villager]], [[Kirby]], [[Pichu]], Pikachu, [[Luigi]], [[Lucas]] and [[Yoshi]] on [[New Pork City]].
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SonicSSBUCongrats.png|[[Sonic]] with Pikachu, [[Yoshi]], [[Diddy Kong]], and [[Knuckles]] on [[3D Land]].
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Red Game & Watch, Red Pikachu, Yellow Kirby, and Red Kirby in Rainbow Cruise in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.jpg|Pikachu with [[Mr. Game & Watch (SSBU)|Mr. Game & Watch]] and Two [[Kirby (SSBU)|Kirbys]] in [[Rainbow Cruise]].
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
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[[Category:Characters]]
 
[[Category:Characters]]
 
[[Category:Veterans]]
 
[[Category:Veterans]]
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[[Category:Amiibo]]
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[[Category:Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]]
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[[Category:Starters]]
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[[Category:Veterans (SSBU)]]

Latest revision as of 05:38, July 23, 2020

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.

AttributesEdit

StrengthsEdit

  • Small hurtboxes mean it can be hard to hit.
  • Fast ground speed.
  • Thunder can spike.
  • Thunder Jolt is useful projectile.
  • Has arguably the best recovery in the game

WeaknessesEdit

  • Skull Bash is easily punishable when recovering.
  • Very light weight means it is easy to launch.
  • Low range on most moves.

Summary Edit

Changes from SSBWU/3DS Edit

Attributes Edit

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

Ground Attacks Edit

  • New up tilt.

Aerial Attacks Edit

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

Grabs and Throws Edit

Special Attacks Edit

  • Quick Attack now has a red arrow indicator showing the trajectory Pikachu is travelling in.
  • Quick Attack can sometimes charge up and have voltage powers

Moveset Edit

Ground Attacks Edit

Normal Edit

  • Neutral Attack (Headbutt): Pikachu headbutts forwards. It is a repetitive jab with short range, and does not attempt to link into itself.
  • Forward Tilt: Pikachu kicks forwards with both its hind legs.
  • Up Tilt: Pikachu scoots its backside upwards to hit with its tail.
  • Down Tilt: Pikachu sweeps its tail along the floor, and can trip opponents at mid percents.
  • Dash Attack: Pikachu yeets itself into opponents, and can kill at higher percents.

Smash Attacks Edit

  • Forward Smash: Pikachu sends multiple electrical shocks forwards from its cheeks.
  • Up Smash (Iron Tail):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 Edit

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

Aerial Attacks Edit

  • Neutral aerial: Pikachu emits a small electric surge around itself, similar to Mewtwo's Neutral Aerial. Hits multiple times and has great drag-down capability.
  • Forward aerial: Pikachu headbutts forwards whilst spinning in midair, electricity surrounding its body.
  • Back aerial (Glider): Pikachu spins around several times horizontally, 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 Edit

  • 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 MovesEdit

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

TauntsEdit

  • 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 twice.

On-Screen Appearance Edit

Pika

Idle Poses Edit

  • 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 Edit

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

In competitive playEdit

To be added

In Spirit Battles Edit

As the Main Opponent Edit

  • 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 Edit

Palette SwapsEdit

800px-Pikachu Palette (SSBU)

Gallery Edit

External linksEdit

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