Pikachu (SSB)/Down aerial

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The hitbox of Pikachu's down aerial.

Pikachu thrusts its head downwards whilst covering itself in electricity, electrocuting opponents that are within range. The attack does 10%-13% damage and average knockback, being a good KO move offstage. It is also decent for comboing floaty characters, and can tech-chase fastfallers, along with having some high shield stun which allows it to shield pressure opponents. Like most of Pikachu's other aerials, this move is fairly disjointed as well. On the downside, however, this move can cause a decent amount of landing lag if the move's duration is still taking place whilst Pikachu hits the ground (like Link's down aerial). This leaves it vulnerable to punishing, though the issue can easily be neglected with Z-cancelling. The move also isn't as quick as Pikachu's other aerials, bar forward aerial.

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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