Pichu is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Super Smash Bros. series Pichu amiibo is scheduled for release on July 26, 2019 as part of Wave 14. The Pichu amiibo was leaked online in May 2019, allowing trainers to raise the character almost two months early.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Though an amiibo tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate does exist, Pichu is not currently ranked on it; this is because its metagame has not fully developed at this time. Despite this, however, Pichu is considered to be on par with Pikachu if not slightly better than it. Pichu’s biggest strength is its excellent AI: when trained properly, it makes great decisions and knows when to be aggressive and when to hold back. It seems to be aware of its low weight and recoil damage, and thus uses its riskier moves infrequently. Pichu also enjoys a fantastic recovery game as well as access to several throw combos via its down throw; furthermore, it possesses a great off-stage game with access to a fast meteor smash.
However, Pichu suffers from horrendous survivability; it is the lightest character in the game and is often KOed at 70% or less. Being struck by a smash attack can spell doom for the character even at low percentages, so it is forced to play very carefully despite being a combo-oriented fighter. Pichu’s AI may also use Skull Bash at inappropriate times, leaving itself vulnerable.
As Pichu’s amiibo is currently unreleased, the character has not accrued any tournament results or representation at this time.
If you would like to read the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Pichu amiibo training guide, please refer to this post. If you would like to return to the amiibo Wiki, please follow this link to return to its master list.