Pikachu Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guide - Unlock, Moves, Changes, Pikachu Alternate Costumes, Final Smash

Pikachu Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guide - Unlock, Moves, Changes, Pikachu Alternate Costumes, Final Smash

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Full Character Roster, plus guides on every fighter in the game, covering changes, moves and alternate outfits.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will mark the series’ debut on Nintendo Switch. It boasts a huge roster featuring every single Smash Bros Fighter ever to grace the series, and makes a ton of changes to characters new and old. We’ve been busy putting together guides on every character in Smash Bros Ultimate, highlighting all of the changes from the last game. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Pikachu Guide, we’ll break down everything we know so far about Pikachu, including the Pikachu moveset, alternate skins and more.

For a look at the other fighters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate you can head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters hub. There’s an ever-growing list of guides on every fighter in the game, so be sure to check back regularly to see if your favorite has been covered.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Pikachu Guide

Everyone’s favorite pokemon mascot returns in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, boasting a new alternate costume, character animations and white flashing cheeks. There have been several changes to Pikachu since the last game, so let’s take a look at what’s new, and what has stayed the same.

Pikachu Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash

We've detailed all of Pikachu's Special Moves in the table below. You'll find info on how to perform all of Pikachu's special moves and Final Smash.

Special Move ControlsSpecial TypeSpecial Move Name
BNeutral SpecialThunder Jolt
Left Stick Left/Right + BGreen MissileSkull Bash
Left Stick Up + BUp SpecialQuick Attack
Left Stick Down + BDown SpecialThunder
B when FS Meter is FullFinal SmashVolt Tackle

For a look at the first Super Smash Bros DLC Fighter, be sure to head to our Super Smash Bros Joker Guide. It's where you'll find details on the Joker release date, amiibo, and more.

Female Pikachu in Super Smash Bros Ultimate - Pikachu Alternate Costumes, Libre Outfit, Moon Hat

Pikachu Alternate Costumes

Pikachu comes loaded with some awesome alternate outfits in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. The most notable is a Female Pikachu variant. Female Pikachu has a heart shaped tail, but is otherwise exactly the same as the male kind. There’s also a variant of Pikachu wearing Moon’s hat from Pokemon Sun and Moon, as well as a Libre costume from Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Pikachu Changes in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Pikachu has seen a few changes since his appearance in Super Smash Bros. Wii U. We’ve listed all of the ones we’ve noticed so far in the following list:

  • Pikachu’s cheeks now flash white during electric attacks
  • Shorter taunt durations for side taunt and down taunt
  • New aerial attack where Pikachu unleashes an electrical AoE attack
  • Thunder attack is now stronger

Pikachu Final Smash in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Pikachu’s Final Smash in Smash Bros Ultimate is almost completely unchanged from his last outing. There are some slight differences in the start-up animation.

That’s everything you need to know about Pikachu in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. For more info on the game, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides Hub. There’s trailers, a full character roster, a look at the Ridley amiibo, and more.

Jake Green

Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who is still very much new to all of this. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and playing wonderfully silly VR games. He has an unhealthy obsession with Mega Man, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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