Ivysaur (SSBU)

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This article is about Ivysaur's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Ivysaur. Also, for information about Ivysaur in regards to Pokémon Trainer, see Pokémon Trainer (SSBU), Squirtle (SSBU), and Charizard (SSBU).
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Universe Pokémon
Shares character slot with Pokémon Trainer
Other Smash Bros. appearance in Brawl

Availability Unlockable
Final Smash Triple Finish

Ivysaur is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It was confirmed on June 12th, 2018. Along with the Pokémon Trainer, Ivysaur is classified as fighter #34.

Ivysaur's English voice is now provided by Justin Anselmi, its current voice actor as of Pokémon the Series: XY. In Japanese, it is instead voiced by Inuko Inuyama.

Changes from Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]


  • Change Ivysaur's design and proportions match its appearance in more recent Pokémon games. Its flower bud now has multiple layers of petals and a smoother texture.
  • Change Ivysaur is much more expressive than it was in Brawl.
  • Change Ivysaur always faces the screen regardless of which direction it turns, causing all of its animations to be mirrored.


  • Buff Like all characters, Ivysaur's jumpsquat animation now takes 3 frames to complete (down from 5).
  • Buff Ivysaur dashes slightly faster (1.5 → 1.595).
  • Buff Ivysaur's air speed is much faster (0.752 → 0.998).
  • Nerf Ivysaur's weighs less (100 → 96).
  • Buff The Stamina mechanic has been removed, eliminating the necessity of switching out Pokémon to restore their power.
  • Buff The removal of edgehogging improves Ivysaur's tether-dependent recovery.

Ground attacks[edit]

  • Neutral attack:
    • Buff Neutral attack now has a finishing hit - a double vine slap. This makes it less punishable.
  • Forward tilt:
    • Buff Forward tilt has increased range.
    • Buff Forward tilt deals more damage.
  • Down tilt:
    • Change Down tilt hits once instead of twice.
  • Dash attack:
    • Change Dash attack has a new animation, with Ivysaur performing a shoulder charge/headbutt.
  • Down smash:
    • Buff Down smash has increased range.

Aerial Attacks[edit]

  • Neutral aerial:
    • Change Neutral aerial has a new animation. Ivysaur points its bud towards the screen and spins its leaves, hitting 6 times.
    • Buff Neutral aerial has increased range, and its hitboxes are disjointed.
    • Nerf Neutral aerial has more landing lag.
  • Back aerial:
    • Nerf Back aerial's first hit has slightly more startup.
    • Nerf Both hits of back aerial have slightly less range.
  • Up aerial:
    • Buff Up aerial no longer causes Ivysaur to fast fall. This makes it easier to use as a conventional aerial attack and less risky to use offstage.
      • Nerf Up aerial is more punishable since Ivysaur no longer launches itself away from the opponent.
  • Down aerial:
    • Buff Down aerial's entire hitbox is a spike rather than having a small sweetspot and a large sourspot.
    • Buff Down aerial no longer halts Ivysaur's horizontal momentum.

Throws/other attacks[edit]

Special Moves[edit]

  • Bullet Seed:
    • Buff Bullet Seed now has a finishing hit, making it less punishable.
    • Change The seeds are larger but less numerous.
  • Razor Leaf:
    • Buff Razor Leaf travels faster.
    • Buff Razor Leaf's smash input variant travels further.
  • Vine Whip:
    • Buff Vine Whip no longer causes helplessness in the air. In addition, it can be used repeatedly in the air.
    • Buff Vine Whip can now be angled upward as well as diagonally.
    • Nerf Vine Whip can no longer be performed out of an airdodge.
    • Nerf Grounded Vine Whip no longer has a hitbox directly in front of Ivysaur.
  • Pokémon Change:
    • Buff Pokémon Change can now be used in the air and is much quicker, allowing the user to potentially combo into another Pokémon's moves or choose the recovery move that suits their situation best. Like in Brawl, it also offers brief intangibility during the switch, giving it the functionality of a dodge, even in the air.
      • Nerf If Pokémon Change is used repeatedly, it will grant no invincibility frames for a period of time. Pokémon Change also has a cooldown of around 2 seconds.
  • Triple Finish:

Role in World of Light[edit]

Pokémon Trainer was among the fighters that were summoned to fight against the army of Master Hands, and he brought his three Pokémon with him.

During the opening cutscene, Ivysaur was sent out by Pokémon Trainer, along with Squirtle and Charizard, shortly before Galeem unleashed his beams of light. Under Pokémon Trainer's command, Ivysaur used Solar Beam in an attempt to fight the beams of light, but this attempt failed. Pokémon Trainer, Squirtle, Ivysaur and Charizard were all vaporized and placed under Galeem's imprisonment along with the other fighters, excluding Kirby.



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