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PIKACHU: Gameplay Tip, Moveset, Final Smash, Unlock

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Learn all about PIKACHU in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (SSBU) in this Fighter guide; including rating, unlock condition, Super Moves and Final Smashes, featured move tips & more!

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PIKACHU - Rating & Overview

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PIKACHU - Fighter Rating

Rating
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PIKACHU - Debut & Appearances

Debut in Smash Bros. First Appearance
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Character Origin & Backstory

Pikachu debuted in Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue for Game Boy. Consider yourself a very lucky trainer if you catch one in Viridian Forest.

Did You Know? Facts About the Fighter

Pikachu is an Electric-type Mouse Pokémon with a low appearance rate in Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue. In Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition, you could get one from Professor Oak at the start.

PIKACHU - How to Unlock

3 Unlock Methods Available

3 Unlock Methods Available

There are in total, 3 ways of unlocking / adding new character to your roster in SSBU. By completing either one of these condition will unlock these Fighter to be used in Smash Mode and Classic Mode.

Game ModeCondition
World of LightWorld of LightRiver Bank Zone
Classic ModeClassic ModeDefault Character
Smash ModeSmash ModeDefault Character
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PIKACHU - Fighter Tips & Featured Move Sets

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Use Down Smash to Control Enemy's Positioning

Pikachu's spinning down smash draws in nearby opponents, launching them in the direction Pikachu is facing. This makes it a powerful move to use at the edge of a stage.

Deal Damage & Meteor Enemy with Electric Screw

This move has a meteor effect at the beginning. Pikachu has great recovery skills, so using it to dunk someone off the edge of the stage is a viable option.

Neutral Air Attack to Attack in All Direction

Pikachu's neutral air attack has short reach, but it hits in all directions. It's a handy move since it attacks quickly and easily allows for follow-up hits after you make contact.

PIKACHU - All Move Sets

Volt Tackle - Final Smash

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Volt Tackle
Pikachu turns into a ball of electricity that darts all over the stage. If an opponent gets caught in this attack, they'll constantly be hit. Finally, Pikachu unleashes a powerful spark with a high launch power.

Super Move List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.

ControlDamageSuper Move & Effect
Super
(B)
7.2%[Thunder Jolt]
Sends a ball of electricity bouncing along the stage.
Side Super
(← or → + B)
12.0 ~ 25.6%[Skull Bash]
Charges up a flying headbutt.
Up Super
(↑ + B)
-%[Quick Attack]
Attacks quickly in any direction. Can change direction midmove to a move a second time.
Down Super
(↓ + B)
18.0%[Thunder]
Calls down a lightning strike that deals more damage to opponents if the bolt hits Pikachu.

Smash Attack List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.
*Value in brackets shows damage results when fully charged.

ControlDamageEffect
Side Smash18.0%
(25.2%)
A short-ranged ball of electricity is sent forth from Pikachu's cheeks.
Up Smash16.2%
(21.8%)
Pikachu flips over, swinging its tail along with it in an overhead arc.
Down Smash16.2%
(21.8%)
Pikachu goes low and does a thunder-charged spin move on the ground.

Normal Attack List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.

ControlDamage
Normal Attack11.6%
Normal Attack21.2%
Normal Attack3-%

Tilt Attack List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.

ControlDamage
Side Tilt Attack10.8%
Up Tilt Attack6.0%
Down Tilt Attack7.2%
Dash Attack13.2%

Jump Attack List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.

ControlDamage
Jump Attack10.6%
Jump Front Attack14.1%
Jump Back Attack10.3%
Jump Up Attack7.2%
Jump Down Attack15.6%

Throw Attack List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.

ControlDamage
Grab Attack1.2%
Front Throw12.0%
Back Throw9.6%
Up Throw6.0%
Down Throw10.8%

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