Pikachu using Volt Tackle.
|Effect||Pikachu flies around surrounded by a big sphere of electricity.|
When performed, Pikachu transforms into a ball of electricity and flies around the stage. During this time, anyone who comes into contact with Pikachu takes heavy damage and is sent flying after being electrocuted, plus if an attack button is pressed, Pikachu will launch thunderbolts surrounding the player. This attack causes 10% damage per hit. If hit with the lighting that can be activated by the attack button, it delivers 20% each hit. Also, this Final Smash is hard to control, and the player will be helpless when it finishes. If it is not controlled correctly, it can cause the player to self-destruct. However, if used efficiently, it can deal up to 350% damage, or up to 500% with repeated thunderbolts.
Volt Tackle is a damage-dealing Electric-type attack that was introduced in the Generation III Pokémon games, Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, although it would not be until Pokémon Emerald that the move could be used without trading. It is the signature move of Pikachu's evolutionary family and can be learned only by Pichu when hatched from an egg from a female Pikachu or Raichu holding a Light Ball and a compatible partner. As a move, Volt Tackle is a physical counterpart to the special Electric-type move Thunder, though Thunder's power was slightly nerfed in Generation VI while Volt Tackle kept its power. While also more accurate, it has a drawback of the user receiving recoil damage equal to one third of the damage dealt to the target, though this effect is not present in SSF2.
The move in Pokémon is a direct reference to Voltteccer, the signature move of the titular character of Pulseman, a Sega Genesis game made by GAME FREAK. The move's look and controls in the Super Smash Bros. series and SSF2 are also direct references to the move's look and controls from Pulseman.
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- In demo v0.9a, if Mario uses Cape on Pikachu using Volt Tackle, it will not do damage at all if they connect with anyone.
- If the Volt Tackle is perfect shielded, then the player who shielded will become immune to the attack.
|Pikachu's special moves|
|Neutral special move||Thunder Jolt|
|Side special move||Skull Bash|
|Up special move||Quick Attack|
|Down special move||Thunder|
|Final Smash||Volt Tackle|