The 'Shroom:Issue XLVIII/Brawl Tactics
Hello, Brawlers, it’s time for BRAWL TACTICS! As you all know, March is Pokemon Month! So this month, I will be doing Pikachu!
Pikachu is a light character with strong attacks. It is quite fast, has a fairly high jump, but due to its light size, it gets knocked off the stage easily.
Pikachu’s Standard Special is Thunder Jolt. I recommend using this move when your enemies have taken a lot of damage. Pikachu’s moves all have high launch power and using this move when your enemies are ready to fly is a good choice. Thunder Jolt is not an actual Pokemon move.
Pikachu’s Side Special is Skull Bash. Like Luigi’s Green Missile, Pikachu will charge up and go flying to the side. Use this move to knock enemies off the stage when they’re close to the edge. Be careful that you don’t send Pikachu flying off the stage, because this move has a lot of power and it will go flying.
Pikachu’s Down Special is Thunder. This is a Super‐Effective move because it has a LOT of power, both in strength and launch power. Use this move when your enemies are close in to you, or when they are directly above you. Make sure there’s nothing over Pikachu’s head to block the attack, because if there’s another level of stage or something like that, the attack will be deflected and it won’t hit.
Pikachu’s Up Special is Quick Attack. Nothing like rushing to pull yourself back onto the stage quickly. Pikachu can cover a lot of ground in this move, so don’t be shy about using it. It can also use it on the stage. Surge upwards and hit your opponents after you pull off the move to do a lot of damage they aren’t expecting.
Pikachu’s Final Smash is Volt Tackle. In my opinion, this is the MOST ANNOYING Final Smash in the game. It’s super hard to control, and it’s mega powerful. You can try to control Pikachu, by pressing your buttons, but it usually won’t listen. It will hone in on the target, and one hit is usually all it takes.
Hope this has helped ease your Pikachu pains, Brawlers! Good luck with Pikachu!