Super Smash Bros Ultimate Pikachu Guide – Moves List, Special Moves, Outfits

Pikachu is a character that is known all around the world. This Electric-type Pokemon has been a part of the Smash series for quite a while. Since all of the characters in the series are making an appearance in the new game, so is Pikachu. Our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Pikachu Guide will take you through all of the changes that Pikachu has gone through since it was last seen in a Smash Bros. game.

In our SSBU Pikachu Guide, we talk about what changes have been brought on board for Pikachu including his moves, combos, playing as Pikachu, and countering him.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Pikachu

Pikachu has undergone quite a few changes since it was last seen in a Smash game. We will take you through everything new that is going on with the Pokemon and mention which of the things are still the same.

We will also take a look at some of the alternate costumes that you can use when you are playing as Pikachu.

We will start off by listing all of the changes that Pikachu has undergone, followed by his special moves. In the end, we will mention the alternate costumes that are available to you.


Pikachu is fairly different from how it was in the last game. Although the changes we mention now will seem quite subtle, they end up having a huge impact on the way you play.

For example, your cheeks now flash white whenever you are using an electric attack. This does not seem like a huge change at the beginning, but now anyone might be able to predict your attacks a little bit better and account for them.

As for the animations, your taunts are now much shorter. Both your Side Taunt as well as your Down Taunt use less time overall than they used to. There have also been other buffs to Pikachu to make sure that it is a competitive character.

For example, your thunder attack is now much stronger than it was before and deals more damage.

That is not all, as you also have a new aerial attack that does Area of Effect damage. This attack can be performed by Pikachu and will cause electric damage to the enemies that are located within a certain area.

Special Moves and Final Smash

Your Neutral Special is known as the Thunder Jolt and can be performed by pressing the B button. Your Green Missile is known as the Skull Bash and you can perform it by holding your left stick either towards the right side or towards the left side.

As is the case with other characters in the game, you can also perform your Up and Down Specials by holding the corresponding button and then pressing B.

Up Special is known as Quick Attack and your Down Special is known as Thunder. Those who have used Pikachu in any of the classic Pokemon games should be familiar with all of these moves.

If you have used Pikachu in any of the previous games before, then you know just how powerful its Final Smash can be. Volt Tackle has gone completely unchanged from all of the previous games as far as we can tell.

There does seem to be a slight change to its animation, but as far as the smash itself goes and the damage it deals, it does seem like there is no change. In order to perform this smash, you need to press B when your FS meter is full.

Alternate Costumes

One of the best things about Pikachu is the number of alternate costumes you have available for use.

Not only do you have a female Pikachu variant that has the same capabilities except a heart shaped tail, but you can also get a costume that has Pikachu wearing Moon’s hat from Pokemon Sun and Moon.

Lastly, you also have the Libre costume from the Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby games to add to all of the standard color change costumes in the game.

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