This article is about Pikachu's appearance in Super Smash Flash. For the character in other contexts, see Pikachu.
in Super Smash Flash
SSF Pikachu
Universe Pokémon
Availability Starter
Tier D (29-30)

Pikachu is the only starter character of the Pokémon franchise in Super Smash Flash. Most of his attacks come from the Super Smash Bros. series.

Pikachu is tied for 29th on the tier list, alongside Blade, in the bottom tier. He has a decent movement speed, and better finishers than Blade. However that's pretty much where his strengths end.

Pikachu has only four moves at his disposal, half of them possessing flaws that make them near-unusable. His thundershock has extremely poor range, combined with a very long duration that leaves him wide open to attacks if he misses. His Thunder is easily the worst projectile in the game, as it falls towards Pikachu, does piddling damage, and has a long startup time that can be interrupted if Pikachu gets hit. These traits make it unsuitable for camping of any kind, as it leaves Pikachu wide open for a free punish. Because Thunder is also his down air, Pikachu has only one instant-kill attack, his up attack, while his other moves have little to no KO ability whatsoever. Pikachu has no way to deal with disjointed moves nor other projectile attacks.

These attributes give him awful matchups across the board (arguably worse than Blade), which is why he's ranked at the bottom of the tier list.


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Attack Name Description Image
Standard attack Thundershock Pika NA SSF
Side attack Skull Bash Pika SA SSF
Up attack Tail Chop Pika UA SSF
Down attack Thunder Pika DA SSF
Down aerial Thunder (Air) Pika AA SSF


  • Blade and Pikachu are the only two non-clone characters to share a spot on the tier list.

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