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.
Changes from SSBWU/3DS
Pikachu's Final Smash, Volt Tackle, now moves across the stage automatically at lightning fast speeds.
New up tilt.
Pikachu has a new neutral aerial.
Pikachu's down aerial now spikes.
Grabs and Throws
Quick Attack now has a red arrow indicator showing the trajectory Pikachu is travelling in.