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This article is about Pikachu's appearance in Super Smash Flash. For the character in other contexts, see Pikachu.
Pikachu
in Super Smash Flash
SSF Pikachu.png
Universe Pokémon
Stock icon SSF Pikachu stock icon.png
Availability Starter
Tier B (19)

Pikachu is a playable veteran starter character in Super Smash Flash coming from the Pokémon franchise. Most of its attacks come from the Super Smash Bros. series. Its custom sprite set was made by user SemiJuggalo.

Pikachu is ranked 19th on the tier list, a pretty large jump from his previous tied-for-last-place placement.

Attributes

Pikachu has a good movement speed and decent finishers, making it possible to disorient opponents with its quick, momentum-cancelling side attack and its instant KO moves at high damages.

Pikachu's other moves end up possessing multiple issues, however. Its standard attack has poor range and a long duration, leaving it wide open if the attack misses. Its Thunder projectiles are one of if not the worst in the game, as they have a long startup time, fall towards Pikachu — making their horizontal range effectively zero — and can be interrupted if Pikachu gets hit. These traits make it rather unsuitable for camping or for use in the neutral game.

Despite its flaws, Pikachu has average matchups across the board, which is why it is ranked near the middle of the tier list.

Hard data

Pikachu's hard data
Base info
Hitstun taken 8 Number of jumps 2
Attack boost N/A Attack length 18
Attack cooldown 20 Health division 14
Movement
Horizontal speed 18
Deceleration 0.9 Attack start speed 0.6x
Acceleration 0.65 Turn around speed 19
Short hopping speed 10 Jumping speed 15
Gravity 1 Falling speed 25
Individual attack data
Standard attack damage 6 Side attack damage 4
Down attack damage 9 Instant-KO value 4
Roll attack speed N/A Jump attack damage N/A

Moveset

Attack Image Description Damage
Standard attack SSF Pikachu standard attack.png Produces a bolt of electricity from its cheeks in front of it that damages opponents and knocks them backwards. 6%
Side attack SSF Pikachu side attack.png Uses Skull Bash, propelling itself forward a fixed distance, delivering a headbutt. This attack offers momentum canceling, aiding in Pikachu's survivability when launched off the stage, and it also aids in its horizontal recovery. 4%
Down attack SSF Pikachu down attack - down aerial.png Uses Thunder, causing a large lightning bolt with infinite range to spawn above Pikachu and travel from top to bottom, launching opponents on contact. This makes it a better option for edgeguarding rather than as an offensive tool. 9%
Up attack SSF Pikachu up attack.png Flips itself, hitting opponents with its body and its tail. 4%
Down aerial SSF Pikachu down attack - down aerial.png Uses Thunder, almost exactly like its down attack. Unlike the down attack version, Pikachu itself is an attackbox in the down aerial version.

Trivia

  • Blade and Pikachu are the only two non-clone characters to ever share a spot on the tier list.
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