Super Smash Bros Ultimate Pichu Guide – How to Play, Moves List, Counters

Pichu has been a part of the Super Smash Bros. series for a long time. During this time, it has never been a hugely popular fighter nor a strong one, but it has had a decent following and some people do enjoy playing it. This Super Smash Bros Ultimate Pichu Guide will take you through all of the things that have changed with Pichu in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Pichu

Pichu is actually quite strong in the new game. He is from the Pokemon universe and classifies as a featherweight fighter. He is super-fast when falling and has decent speed both in the air and on the ground. You will be able to use Pichu in a lot of different situations and against a lot of different fighters.

Let us go ahead and take a look at how to unlock Pichu, what his move set can do, and which alternate costumes are available to you when you play as Pichu.

How to Unlock

There are a total of 3 different ways to unlock Pichu. The first one is to play the World of Light method, the second one is to go through the Classic mode, and the third one is to play through the Challenger Approaches fights.

In case you do not get the appropriate Challenger Approaches to fight, play through the fight and then restart the game. After that, head to the custom game screen and start a custom ruleset match with a time limit of 1 minute. Once you complete that game and return to the main menu, there will be a new fight waiting for you.

Move Set

The standard B attack is known as Thunder Jolt and it sends a ball of electricity across the stage. This move is quite similar to Pikachu’s ball but it moves at a higher speed, making it more difficult for enemies to dodge. Your Side Smash is known as Skull Bash and is an attack that can deal more damage than Pikachu when fully charged.

Your Up Smash is called Agility and it causes Pichu to move at a high speed. During this move, you can change your direction once. Your Down Smash is Thunder and it damages nearby opponents through lightning strikes. However, remember that you will also take a small amount of damage.

Your Final Smash is known as Volt Tackle in which Pichu himself turns into a ball of electricity. Pichu will move around the arena at a very high speed. Any opponent unlucky enough to be caught inside will take a lot of damage. However, you will also damage yourself a little bit. Volt Tackle can be performed by pressing B when your FS meter is full.

Alternate Costumes

You have a total of 8 different costumes that essentially add a few accessories to Pichu. You are able to add a red ribbon, a flower, a headband, a cap, a beanie, and goggles to Pichu if you want by selecting the appropriate costume.