Pichu Not as good as you think.

Crynomite

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#1
Despite getting incredible results thus far, I do not believe pichu is top tier. He has too many exploitable weaknesses, such as his low range and minuscule weight (dying at 30 to an f smash is not fun). This causes him to lose to most characters with anything more than slightly larger range, and I personally have trouble against heavies and zoners especially. Overall a great character with his combos, killpower, and edgeguarding, but probably on the upper end of high tier rather than top. And after getting nerfed and doing more damaged to himself, makes him easier to kill.
 

xzx

Smash Lord
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#3
"Low range" yeah, but he is also a small character that is hard to hit.

"Dying to an f-smash at 30%" yeah but his f-smash also kills at 30%...

"I personally have trouble against..." then that's your problem, not the character's.

"Upper end of high tier rather than top tier" which is still crazy good. That means your character is viable! At least your character isn't mid tier or below.

No hard feelings btw. =)
 

BlackInk

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#4
"Low range" yeah, but he is also a small character that is hard to hit.

"Dying to an f-smash at 30%" yeah but his f-smash also kills at 30%...

"I personally have trouble against..." then that's your problem, not the character's.

"Upper end of high tier rather than top tier" which is still crazy good. That means your character is viable! At least your character isn't mid tier or below.

No hard feelings btw. =)
Just because something is viable, it doesn’t mean the design isn’t trash.
 
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#5
Pichu is a glass cannon mixed with a lightning bruiser. There's a risk to its reward but there's balance involved. It is more than adequate imo because it can combo you for days, especially heavies. Pichu is no longer a joke character but it is not busted either. Its design separates it from being too much like Pikachu and the other characters in the game. You have to play cautiously, but the little runt is a force to be reckoned with.
 
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