Super Smash Bros. 4’s amiibo game had an interesting dynamic. It was dominated primarily by heavyweight fighters, namely Bowser and Ganondorf; Charizard, despite fitting the description, fell just a bit short of its top-tiered rivals. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Flame Pokémon has been reunited with Squirtle and Ivysaur, its comrades from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Do they help Charizard reach its full potential, or do they hold it back from greatness?
Given that Pichu is Pikachu’s baby form, it would be safe to assume that Pichu is the weaker Pokémon. Despite being the lightest character in the game (not to mention that using its attack deals recoil damage), Pichu is actually just about on par with its evolved form. Many characters’ amiibo are viable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Pichu’s is no exception.
Pikachu was a rather troubled character in Super Smash Bros. 4. Its base moveset wasn’t enough to secure its viability and its AI was plagued with many flaws that held it back from greatness. Fortunately, Pikachu has been significantly buffed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and it doesn’t even need Thunder Burst (its former signature custom move) to succeed!
Created from modified Mew DNA, Mewtwo was designed to be the ultimate Pokémon. It didn’t take on any of Mew’s kinder traits and only uses its intelligence to destroy its enemies. Or…so it seems. Perhaps it just feels frightened or even tormented, and that’s why it lashes out. Whatever the reason, Mewtwo is not to be messed with.
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Pikachu has charmed fans and given a jolt to opponents for nearly 20 years—whether in the Pokémon TV series, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, or Pokémon video games, Pikachu has always been there as a stalwart companion for any Pokémon Trainer willing to take on the challenge of becoming the very best.
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