Pikachu's Official Artwork
Character Information
Series Pokémon
Smash Bros. Debut Super Smash Bros.
Smash Bros. Information
Smash Bros. Starter
Melee Starter
Brawl Starter
3DS / Wii U Starter
Special Moves
Standard Move Thunder Shock
Side Move Skull Bash
Up Move Quick Attack
Down Move Thunder
Final Smash Volt Tackle


[edit] Background

Main Article

Pikachu is an Electric-type Pokemon from the Pokemon series, and is widely recognized enough to be considered the franchise's mascot. Pikachu is a Smash veteran, having appeared in all 3 Smash Bros. Games. Using his nimbleness, kicks, and various electric attacks, Pikachu is a very good character. Don't let the cute look fool you though! Those little red pouches on its cheeks actually store electricity, which can be used to perform devastating electrical attacks!

[edit] Super Smash Bros.

“Pikachu Mouse PKMN Height: 1’4” Weight: 13 Pounds When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity could cause lightning storms. (Pokédex excerpt.) Pikachu is possibly the most agile character in the game. The little mouse also packs some punch with his thunder attack, which strikes opponents with lightning bolts.”

[edit] Super Smash Bros. Melee

The mascot for all Pokemon, this little yellow rat captured the world’s collective heart after featuring prominently in the Pokemon anime. His signature trait is his ability to discharge varying amounts of electricity from the little red pouches on his cheeks, shocking all those nearby. In Melee, he’s an odd little character; Quick, and with some unique moves, but not particularly balanced. He suffers from a lot of attack-delay, making him difficult to learn, but at the very least he does not lack power.

[edit] Role in SSE

Pikachu was being used as a power supply in the Subspace Bomb Factory. Zero Suit Samus releases Pikachu, and they team up in order to escape. The two progress deeper into the Research Facility, coming across Samus's Power Suit and fighting Samus's enemy, Ridley. Later, the two meet up with Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Captain Falcon and Olimar. They try to prevent a group of R.O.B. Sentries from setting off a number of Subspace Bombs. They however fail, and escape in Captain Falcons Ship. They are followed however, by Meta Ridely and after defeating him, they proceed to join the rest of the characters before heading into Subspace. However, every character, including Pikachu, was turned into a trophy by Tabuu's Off-Waves. Pikachu can be used in the final battle against Tabuu if it is found in the Great Maze and revived.

[edit] Multiplayer

[edit] Pros

  • Very Nimble
  • Great projectile
  • Awesome vertical and horizontal recovery
  • Thunder is great when they are above your head
  • Has very fast attacks
  • Disjointed hit boxes on a lot of moves
  • Thunder can be used as an edged guard move
  • Can charge up side B for horizontal recovery
  • Up B can recover in two different directions
  • Up B can be canceled out of into any other special, jump or aerial
  • Can Chain Grab with D throw and F throw

[edit] Cons

  • Light
  • Sub-par tilts
  • Up B does very little damage
  • Recovery can be bad if you don't aim it in two different directions
  • Thunder has major lag if missed (though this penalty was shaved in Brawl)

[edit] Strategies

[edit] Game Appearances

  • Pokémon Red (GB)
  • Pokémon Green (GB)
  • Pokémon Blue (GB)
  • Pokémon Yellow (GB)
  • Super Smash Bros (N64)
  • Pokémon Gold (GBC)
  • Pokémon Silver (GBC)
  • Pokémon Crystal (GBC)
  • Pokémon Ruby (GBA)
  • Pokémon Sapphire (GBA)
  • Pokémon Emerald (GBA)
  • Pokemon Fire Red (GBA)
  • Pokemon Leaf Green (GBA)
  • Super Smash Bros Melee (GCN)
  • Pokémon Diamond (DS)
  • Pokémon Pearl (DS)
  • Pokémon Platinum (DS)
  • Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii)
  • Pokémon Puzzle League (N64)
  • Pokémon Stadium (N64)
  • Pokémon Stadium 2 (N64)
  • Pokemon Snap (N64)
  • Pokémon Colosseum (GCN)
  • Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness (GCN)
  • Pokémon Trozei (DS)
  • Pokémon Dash (DS)
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (GBA)
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team (DS)
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time (DS)
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness (DS)
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (DS)
  • Pokémon Ranger (DS)
  • Pokémon Ranger Battonage (DS)
  • Pokemon Battle Revolution (Wii)
  • Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
  • Pokemon Heart Gold (DS)
  • Pokemon Soul Silver (DS)
  • Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs
  • Pokemon Black (DS)
  • Pokemon White (DS)
  • Pokemon Conquest (DS)
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates To Infinity (3DS)
  • Pokemon Scramble U (Wii-U)
  • Pokemon Black 2 (DS)
  • Pokemon White 2 (DS)
  • Pokemon X (3DS)
  • Pokemon Y (3DS)
  • Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS (3DS)
  • Super Smash Bros for Wii U (Wii U)
  • Pokemon Art Academy (3DS)
  • Pokemon Battle Trozei (3DS)
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby (3DS)
  • Pokemon Alpha Sapphire (3DS)

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