In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Piranha Plant is one of the most unique characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and its AI utilizes its kit rather well. Each one of Piranha Plant’s special moves is essentially a gimmick in and of itself; Ptooie is a powerful edgeguard, Poison Breath can be used for stage control, and Long-Stem Strike boasts incredible reach when fully charged. Piranha Plant also benefits from an excellent recovery, a strong down aerial, and a potent set of smash attacks that can KO opponents at relatively low percentages.
However, Piranha Plant suffers from a poor matchup spread. Despite being a high-tier character, Piranha Plant struggles against characters higher than it (particularly against Ness and Mii Gunner). In terms of its own weaknesses, Piranha Plant has a slow moveset and an even slower movement speed.
Though it has fallen off since its introduction, Piranha Plant has accrued fantastic tournament results and is considered one of the better fighters in the game. Smitty’s Piranha Plant amiibo, Venus, is considered to be the strongest in the metagame; it has thus largely contributed to the character’s current standing.
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