Where the future Pichu mains at?

Anubace

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#1
Is anyone else planning on becoming a Pichu main in Ultimate like I am? Seriously.

Pichu is clearly a pathetic character. He does damage to himself, and this renders almost half his attacks near useless. It required pin-point accuracy and you can't just mess with thunder jolts. But that's one thing it can help with- awareness. Your own attacks are a risk you take, whether it creates an opening for whoever your opponent is, and you can damage yourself as insult to injury. The satisfaction of winning a match with this F tier cutie patootie HAS to be satisfying. The embarrassment of getting bodied by a Pichu is absolutely silly.

I want to main Pichu for the sense of satisfaction and memes. Few can predict his strategy and meta if nobodies gonna play him often, if at all. Thoughts?
 

ryuu seika

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I'm hoping he's at least a little better than he was in Melee because, unlike Kirby, Pichu play doesn't come naturally to me. It's something I'm going to have to work at and I don't know if I want to put in that effort to play a character with no redeeming feature.
Only time will tell if Pichu becomes a regular pick for me.
 

Wonks

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#5
I'm really looking forward to giving him a shot. In the past two Smash games, I've preferred high risk/high reward characters in Sonic and Jigglypuff, respectively.

I'm hoping Pichu will be that glass cannon fighter.
 

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Forreal though, I know I cannot be the only one that firmly believes that the way rage works in Ultimate could possibly make Pichu a far more powerful fighter than in Melee. Perhaps even to the point of him seeing at least decent tournament results when the game drops.
 

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Forreal though, I know I cannot be the only one that firmly believes that the way rage works in Ultimate could possibly make Pichu a far more powerful fighter than in Melee. Perhaps even to the point of him seeing at least decent tournament results when the game drops.
As a combo-based fighter, rage would honestly hinder Pichu the same way it messed with :4pikachu:'s setups more than it helps, even if it wasn't so frail. ''Luckily'' rage doesn't work like that in Ultimate, requiring far more percent accrued before it noticeably affects knockback.

We gotta stop this rage-spouting, the way we know it in 4 is dead & buried. It now only benefits those able to survive until very high percents and have a healthy supply of KO moves, ie. heavyweights.

Pichu's true strengths will most likely lie in being nigh impossible to score solid hits on, let alone combos, with his tiny frame & mobility assisted by a giant Agility. From there Pichu will score similar combos to Pikachu with his ''cloned'' tools from him. As for the potency of his moves, it's still up in the air.
 

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As someone who mains a low tier in Smash 4, the thought of maining Pichu doesn't dissuade me as much as it may other people. I will definitely give him a go once the game is out to see if I like him.
 

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There is a chance that Pichu could be a main for me. There's a lot of other characters that Pichu has to compete with to be my main though. However, whenever I played :pichumelee:Pichu in Melee, I felt overwhelming joy. I could never figure out why I loved Pichu so much, perhaps it's the big floppy ears, I'm a sucker for big floppy ears. I used to hate the idea of self-harming gameplay styles in game, but lately I've been a bit more open-minded to it and it seems like it could be really fun. Also I'm a bit biased towards :ultpichu:Pichu right now because trying to do 100 matches with all characters before ultimate comes out, I'm playing :4pikachu: Pikachu right now. After 50 matches of playing random people in For Glory, I was able to go toe-to-toe with a friend who is a :4pikachu:Pikachu main that has played with him for thousands of hours. The matches were a blast, and I was able to actually win the second match of the 2 we played the other day. The matches felt so awesome. Since :ultridley: Ridley is a character I plan on picking up and I plan on playing Squad Strike battles all the time, I look forward to playing with :ultpichu:Pichu and swap to :ultridley:Ridley (and vice versa) just because they are two characters that are so vastly different.

Booted up Melee the other day, and I gotta say that it feels like you're playing a completely different character when you compared Melee :pikachumelee:Pikachu and :pichumelee:Pichu with Smash 4 :4pikachu:Pikachu. So I'm really curious to see Pichu's changes and gameplay. Will Pichu be more based around it's melee moveset like :4drmario:Dr. Mario was in Smash 4? Or will Pichu be focused on being updated? We don't have a whole lot of info on Pichu. To be honest I do not care how good Pichu is as long as the gameplay is fun and is still adorable. I wonder what taunts Pichu will have. Curious if it'll have a taunt based off the image of it smacking it's butt, because that's like the only time I ever see Pichu nowadays because people love that image.
 
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#19
I plan to pocket main (primary main being ether Young Link, Robin, or an ultimate newcomer) Pichu as a way "getting good". I figured his "unique mechanics" could encourage me to play more skillfully. Also who wouldn't want to be the guy/gal that won with "****ing Pichu". The meme potential would be amazing.
 
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