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PIKACHU
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Availability Starter
Final Smash Catastropika


Pikachu is a starter playable character in Super Smash Bros. Calamity.

Changes

Buff Alternate side smash which activates when fully charged, the Electro Ball. While being slow in start-up, the move is very powerful and can kill at low percents.

Notice Iron Tail is now its up smash, which is similar to its old up smash animation-wise, but it is slower and stronger.

Buff New side special, which is way more powerful than the previous one.

Buff New Final Smash, its exclusive Z-Move from Pokémon Sun and Moon. It is now a Directional Final Smash and is much more powerful than the previous Final Smash.

Moveset

Normal attacks
Attack Name Description Damage
Jab Headbutt Pikachu does a quick headbutt. Due to its low lag, players can use this move rapidly to rack up damage. However, it barely has any hitstun and is weak. 2% ~ 1%
Side tilt Handstand kick Pikachu does a handstand and kicks with its hind legs. Can be angled. 11%
Side smash Electroshock/Electro Ball Uncharged and charged, Pikachu fires a short-ranged electric shock.
Fully charged, Pikachu stores the electricity and creates a ball of electricity at the tip of its tail and throws it. The ball does paralysis and does high knockback and can kill at early percents.
12% (uncharged)
17% (charged)
24% (fully charged)
Up tilt Tail swipe Pikachu does a swipe above it with its tail. 7%
Up smash Iron Tail Pikachu's tail turns iron and swings it above it. Has high start-up lag. 16% (uncharged)
23% (fully charged)
Down tilt Tail sweep Pikachu does a floor sweep with its tail. 6%
Down smash Electro-spin Pikachu spins around, discharging electricity around it. Deals multiple hits. 13% (in total; uncharged)
18% (in total; fully charged)
Dash attack Semi-Skull Bash Pikachu does a running headbutt. 12% (early)
8% (late)
Aerial attacks
Attack Name Description Damage
Neutral air Pika-spin Pikachu spins around like a ball. 10%
Forward air Spinning headbutt Pikachu does a spinning headbutt while discharging electricity. Deals multiple hits. 14%
Back air Behind kick Pikachu kicks behind with its hind legs. 12%
Up air Aerial tail swipe Pikachu does a front-flip, attacking with its tail. There is a sweetspot at the tip of its tail which semi-spikes. 9%
Down air Down spinning headbutt Pikachu does something similar to its forward aerial, however it only hits once and has some lag, but is strong. 16%
Grabs and throws
Attack Name Description Damage
Grab Pikachu reaches out for the opponent.
Pummel Electrocute Pikachu electrocutes the opponent. 2%
Forward throw Electro-throw Pikachu places the opponent on its back and electrocutes them before tossing them away. 12%
Back throw Rolling judo throw Pikachu rolls behind it and throws the opponent away. 10%
Up throw Headbutt toss Pikachu headbutts the opponent upwards. 8%
Down throw Spine slam Pikachu slams the opponent on the ground and back slams them. 2% (slam), 7% (back slam)
Special attacks
Attack Name Description Damage
Neutral special Thunder Jolt Pikachu fires a jolt of electricity forward that bounces and hugs onto platforms and walls. When performed in mid-air, the jolt will be fired diagonally downwards until it touches the ground. 4%
Side special Volt Tackle Similar to his previous side special, Pikachu spins around while launching itself forward and discharging electricity. If charged, the move will become stronger and Pikachu will be launched farther. 8% (uncharged) ~ 14% (fully charged)
Up special Quick Attack Pikachu warps to a direction twice depending on where the player inputs. Each warp deals damage. 4%
Down special Thunder A thundercloud appears above Pikachu and fires a thunderbolt downwards. The cloud can meteor smash opponents and the thunderbolt can easily kill opponents at the upper blast line. If the thunderbolt makes contact with Pikachu, it will release an electric shockwave which can kill at mid percents 9% (thunderbolt), 12% (shockwave)
Final Smash Catastropika ... ??%

Miscellaneous

Alternates

Pikachu has multiple alternates, with most of them changing his headwear from each region's respective protagonists' headgear, to having a detective cap. It also has a Pikachu Libre alternate costume which changes its idle animation, throws, side special victory poses and taunts.

Trivia

Super Smash Bros. Calamity
Bold denotes unlockable content
Italic denotes downloadable content
Items
Returning
Assist Trophy | Back Shield | Banana Peel | Barrel | Beam Sword | Beehive | Beetle | Blast Box | Bob-omb | Bombchu | Boomerang | Boss Galaga | Bullet Bill | Bunny Hood | Bumper | Capsule | Cloaking Device | Cracker Launcher | Cucco | Daybreak | Deku Nut | Dragoon | Drill Arm | Fan | Fire Bar | Fire Flower | Flipper | Food | Franklin Badge | Freezie | Golden Hammer | Grass | Green Shell | Gooey Bomb | Gust Bellows | Hammer | Heart Container | Hocotate Bomb | Home-Run Bat | Hothead | Killer Eye | Lightning | Lip's Stick | Master Ball | Maxmium Tomato | Metal Block | Motion-Sensor Bomb | Party Ball | Pitfall | Poison Mushroom | Poké Ball | POW Block | Red Shell | Rocket Belt | Smart Bomb | Smash Ball | Spiny Shell | Star Rod | Steel Diver Gun | Super Leaf | Super Scope | Super Star | Timer | Unira | X Bomb
New
1-Up Mushroom | Beam Rod | Boo | Cape Feather | Dusk Ball | Energy Tank | Fireworks | Ice Flower | Exploding Tag | Mini Mushroom | NES Zapper | Propeller Box | Shield Monitor | Shooting Star | Splattershot | Super Horn | Yellow Shell
Playable Characters
Returning
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New
Captain Toad | Geno | Daisy | Waluigi | Dixie Kong | King K. Rool | Gooey | Bandana Dee | Meloetta | Tetra | Masked Man | Tails | Sandbag | Paper Mario | Bomberman | Shovel Knight | Banjo & Kazooie | Inkling | Squid Sisters| Starfy | Shantae | Chibi-Robo | Goku | Luffy | Black Mage | Ringabel | Crash | Rayman | Isaac | Spyro | Klonoa | Doomguy | Lilac | Cuphead | Yooka & Laylee
Unten | Leah | Rachel | Strafe | Sakeena | PalmMan
Assist Characters
Assist Trophy Characters
Andross | Ashley | Barbara | Bandit | Bass | Boom Boom | Chain Chomp | Color TV-Game 15 | Chargin' Chuck | Dark Pit | Dark Samus | Daroach | Devil | Dillon | Dr. Wright | Eggrobo | Elec Man | Excitebike | Hades | Hammer Bro. | Ghirahim | Ghosts | Goombario | Grey Fox | Infantry & Tanks | Jeff | Kat & Ana | King Boo | Knuckle Joe | Knuckles | Krillin | Lady Bow | Lakitu | Little Mac | Lucina | Lyn | Magikoopa | Magnus | Medusa | Metal Sonic | Metroid | Midna | Mother Brain | Nabbit | Nightmare | Pom Pom | Prince Peasley | Phosphora | Plague Knight | Proto Man | Ridley | Silver | Shadow | Skull Kid | Starman | Tingle | Vegeta | Viridi | Wingo | Zero
Assist Pokémon
Abomasnow | Absol | Aipom | Articuno | Arceus | Axew | Banette | Beedrill | Bellossom | Bewear | Bisharp | Blastoise | Blaziken | Bonsly | Braixen | Brionne | Chespin | Cinccino | Clefairy | Combee | Cyrogonal | Darkrai | Decidueye | Dedenne | Deoxys | Dialaga | Ditto | Dugtrio | Eevee | Electrode | Emolga | Espurr | Excadrill | Farfetch'd | Fletchling | Gallade | Gardevoir | Genesect | Gengar | Goldeen | Groudon | Gyarados | Hawlucha | Hitmonlee | Ho-Oh | Hoopa | Horsea | Houndoom | Hypno | Inkay | Jirachi | Jumpluff | Jynx | Keldeo | Klink | Koffing | Komala | Krokorok | Kyruem | Latios & Latias | Lickitung | Litten | Litwick | Lugia | Lunala | Lurantis | Machomp | Magnearna | Marshadow | Mismagius | Moltres | Onix | Oshawott | Palkia | Porygon | Porygon2 | Porygon-X | Rattata | Ribombee | Rotom | Sceptile | Scizor | Scizor | Scraggy | Shinx | Shroomish | Snivy | Snorlax | Spiritomb | Staryu | Steenee | Swirlix | Tapu Bulu | Tapu Fini | Tapu Koko | Tapu Lele | Teddiusra | Tepig | Togepi | Unown | Vanilluxe | Victini | Weavile | Weezing | Wobbuffet | Xerneas | Yvetal | Zoroark | Zygarde
Stages
Battlefield | Final Destination | Final Destination | Metal Cavern | Battlefield (64) | Final Destination (64) | New Donk City | Dr. Mario | Paper Jam | Bowser's Castle | Starship Mario | Inside Bowletta | Super Mario Maker | Mushroom Kingdom U | Mario Circuit | Delfino Plaza | Luigi's Mansion | Princess Peach's Castle | Mushroom Kingdom II | Mushroom Kingdom | Gankplank Galleon | Jungle Hijinx | 75mm | Jungle Japes | Kongo Jungle | Yoshi's Island | Baby Bowser's Castle | Woolly World | Yoshi's Island (SSBM) | Yoshi's Island (64) | Wario Land | Emerald Cave | WarioWare, Inc. | Gamer | Hylian Skies | Clock Town | Skyloft | Bridge of Edin | Temple | Hyrule Castle | Crateria | Phase 8 | Tourian | Pyrosphere | Frigate Orpheon | Norfair | Rainbow Route | Haldera Volcano | Dream Land | Halberd | Fountain of Dreams | Dream Land (64) | Meteo Campaigns | Corneria | Sector Z | Lylat Cruise | Pokémon Colosseum | Alolan Pokémon League | Lake of Rage | Silph Co. | Pokémon Stadium 2 | Saffron City | Sand Ocean | Mute City | Port Town Aero Dive | Saturn Valley | Devil's Machine | Onett | Fourside | Coliseum | Castle Siege | Flat Zone X | Palutena's Shrine | Skyworld | Garden of Hope | Distant Planet | Town and City | Smashville | Shadow Moses Island | Studiopolis Zone | Casino Night Zone | Sky Sanctuary Zone | Hidden Palace Zone | Windy Hill Zone | Green Hill Zone | Central Highway | Skull Fortress | Hunter Base | Bomb Factory | PAC-Maze | Pac-Land | Glitz Pit | Redpepper Volcano | Planet Namek | World Tournament | Cell Games | Dr. Gero's Lab | M. Bison's Stage | Gaur Plains | Umbra Clock Tower | Wuhu Island | Nintendo 3DS | Miiverse | Nintendo DS | Pictochat | Dracula's Castle | Lunar Core | Chaos Shrine | Hidden Leaf Valley | Scuttle Town | Pilotwings | Twilight Town | Tower of Salvation | Steel Diver | Wrecking Crew | Urchin Underpass | Desk | Dragon Valley | Arms Arena | Aetheral Gates | Air Armada | One Hell of A Time
Bosses
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