Pichu using Electro Ball.
|Effect||Pichu launches a weak sphere of electricity that paralyzes opponents.|
When performed, Pichu launches a small jolt of lightning, similarly to Pikachu's Thunder Jolt. Unlike Thunder Jolt, however, the jolt of lightning does not bounce across platforms; instead, it travels diagonally upward through the air when used on the ground, and diagonally downward when used in the air. It also does not travel as fast or as far and deals 3% recoil damage to Pichu when used. Opponents hit by the jolt are dealt 7% electric damage and are paralyzed for a short time.
When used with Discharge, in which Pichu has accumulated at least 50% damage, the jolt of electricity becomes slightly bigger and paralyzes opponents for slightly longer. Pichu also shakes more when using the move, and when used in the air, it moves forward slightly.
Electro Ball is a damage-dealing Electric-type attack that was introduced in the Generation V Pokémon games, Pokémon Black and White. It consists of the user hurling a ball of electricity at the target, which deals more damage depending on how fast the user is compared to the target. However, while the move can be learned by its evolution Pikachu through leveling up, Pichu itself cannot learn Electro Ball in any way on its own. Additionally, the Speed-based mechanic is not featured in SSF2, though it may be a reference to Pichu's quick speeds in the game.
|Pichu's special moves|
|Neutral special move||Electro Ball|
|Side special move||Skull Bash|
|Up special move||Agility|
|Down special move||Thunder|
|Final Smash||Electric Terrain|