Pikachu (SSB)/Dash attack

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The hitbox of Pikachu's dash attack.

Pikachu does a running headbutt and falls on the ground, doing 9%-12% damage and average knockback. While its power is high enough to make it a decent move for getting opponents offstage, and it is a decent punishing option because of this, its very high ending lag and predictability makes it very easy for opponents to punish (especially against a shielding opponent, who can immediately shield grab Pikachu). This makes its usefulness rather questionable. Commonly considered Pikachu's second worst move behind its forward tilt.

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This move in SSB64 This move in SSBM This move in SSBB This move in SSB4 This move in SSBU Pikachu's moveset
Neutral attack · Forward tilt · Up tilt · Down tilt · Dash attack · Forward smash · Up smash · Down smash
Neutral aerial · Forward aerial · Back aerial · Up aerial · Down aerial
Grab · Forward throw · Back throw
Floor attack (front) · Floor attack (back) · Edge attack (fast) · Edge attack (slow)
Neutral special · Up special · Down special