In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Upon Pichu’s release, trainers thought it to be on par with Pikachu; however, after several months of lackluster tournament results, this has been proven false. Pichu’s few advantages include its excellent AI (which is impressively proficient with combos), reliable recovery, and powerful meteor smash that it can use to gimp opponents at early percentages.
However, Pichu suffers from horrendous survivability; it is the lightest character in the game, making its matchups against Link, Ganondorf, and Bowser extremely difficult. Its weight is particularly unfortunate because the character has good AI and a usable moveset but is often cut down to size by an opponent’s smash attack at a low percentage.
Overall, Pichu has accrued terrible tournament results and is considered a low-tier character. Its trump card is its down aerial: if Pichu can land the move against off-stage opponents, it has a chance; otherwise it will not survive for very long.
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