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PICHU: Gameplay Tip, Moveset, Final Smash, Unlock

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

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PICHU - Rating & Overview

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PICHU - Fighter Rating

Rating
A
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PICHU - Debut & Appearances

Debut in Smash Bros. First Appearance
Super Smash Bros. MeleePokemon

Character Origin & Backstory

Pichu debuted in Pokémon Gold and Silver, released in North America in 2000. If you leave two PIkachu or two Raichu of the opposite sex at the Daycare, Pichu can hatch from the Egg that is found.

Did You Know? Facts About the Fighter

Pichu isn't a professional at charging electicity like Pikachu. The slightest touch can make Pichu discharge its electricity and shock itself.

PICHU - 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 LightMisty Woods Zone
Classic ModeClassic ModeUnlocked by Clearing 7 Games with PIKACHU
Smash ModeSmash ModeNo.34 to Unlock
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PICHU - Fighter Tips & Featured Move Sets

PICHU - Featured Video

Electric Attack Back Fires

Any move when Pichu is engulfed in electricity will deal damage to Pichu. However, Pichu's moves also have significant power and are great for launching opponents.

PICHU - All Move Sets

Volt Tackle - Final Smash

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Volt Tackle
Pichu turns into a ball of electricity that darts around at high speed. If an opponent gets caught in this attack, they'll be constantly hit. Pichu also takes damage from this attack.

Super Move List

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

ControlDamageSuper Move & Effect
Super
(B)
8.4%[Thunder Jolt]
Sends a ball of electricity bouncing across the stage. This ball is faster than Pikachu's!
Side Super
(← or → + B)
9.4 ~ 39.6%[Skull Bash]
Charges up a flying headbutt that when fully charged does more damage than Pikachu's.
Up Super
(↑ + B)
-%[Agility]
Moves at high speed! The direction can be changed once, and it travels a bit farther than Pikachu's.
Down Super
(↓ + B)
16.8%[Thunder]
Calls down thunder from above to hurt nearby opponents. However, Pichu also takes a small amount of damage.

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 Smash21.6%
(30.2%)
Pichu releases electricity from his cheeks to where he is facing.
Up Smash17.2%
(23.5%)
Swiftly, Pichu leans back and swings his head forward.
Down Smash17.1%
(23.5%)
Electricity surrounds Pichu as he quickly spins in a circle.

Normal Attack List

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

ControlDamage
Normal Attack11.4%
Normal Attack22.8%
Normal Attack35.7%

Tilt Attack List

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

ControlDamage
Side Tilt Attack9.6%
Up Tilt Attack6.0%
Down Tilt Attack7.2%
Dash Attack9.6%

Jump Attack List

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

ControlDamage
Jump Attack8.4%
Jump Front Attack12.6%
Jump Back Attack8.4%
Jump Up Attack4.8%
Jump Down Attack15.6%

Throw Attack List

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

ControlDamage
Grab Attack1.6%
Front Throw14.4%
Back Throw12.0%
Up Throw9.6%
Down Throw10.8%

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