Razor Leaf (はっぱカッター Happa Kattā?, lit. "Leaf Cutter") is an attack originating from the Pokémon series that appears in all four Super Smash Bros. titles. The users of the move have changed through the series.
As Chikorita, Venusaur and Snivy's attack
In the first installment, Venusaur uses this move when it randomly attacks characters in the Saffron City stage. In both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, it is used by Chikorita to attack its summoner's opponents when released from a Poké Ball. On Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and 3DS, Snivy followed this move, using out of a Poké Ball, just like Chikorita. The three shoot a barrage of small leaves.
As Ivysaur's Special Move
As Ivysaur's Side Special Move, it is functionally different; Ivysaur shoots a large, single leaf, knocking opponents back significantly for a ranged move. With this move, Ivysaur makes between 5%-8% of damage. It may curve mildly in a random direction at the end of its reach. It is very useful for canceling others' attacks. This strategy is often used when recovering back on to the stage with Ivysaur, as its Up Special Move is only a Tether Recovery, and a projectile must be used to clear edgeguarders and edgehoggers.
Nonetheless, despite the leaf's long range, it will disappear after a short while and has a slight arc, so Ivysaur players must be in a decent position to the opponent before unleashing the move. Razor Leaf can actually be "Smash-thrown", like Samus' missiles. This makes the leaf travel a bit faster, and about a character or two character lengths further.
|Ivysaur's Special Moves|
|Standard Special||Bullet Seed|
|Side Special||Razor Leaf|
|Up Special||Vine Whip|
|Down Special||(Pokémon Change)|
|Final Smash||Solar Beam (of Triple Finish)|