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Captain Falcon vs. Pikachu Super Smash Bros. Brawl tiers, match-up votes and discussion



Captain Falcon


Pikachu

SSBB match-up numbers for Captain Falcon vs. Pikachu

Captain Falcon 2 / Pikachu 8:
100% of the votes

  Total votes for Captain Falcon vs. Pikachu match-up: 115

Comments

datautisticgamer said on September 12, 2019 at 10:52 a.m.

One of the 6 hard counters for our fallen racer, and one of the mouse's best 4 matchups.

The neutral is bad enough with Pikachu's low hurt box making him difficult for Captain Falcon to attack from the air and Thunder Jolt forcing him into shield or go for tightly timed down tilts. The biggest factor into why Pikachu does so well is that both forward and down throws can chain grab Captain Falcon for a long time, due to both his heavy weight and fast falling speed. Down throw, in fact, can 0-to-death CF just like against Fox and Sheik, because it can combo at around 120% into up smash and then Thunder; it is completely inescapable regardless of DI. Recovery also f**ks CF hard too. Pikachu already has the benefit of unpredictability due to Quick Attack, thus requiring hard reads for CF to land a down air, but Thunder Jolt, Thunder, back air, and down smash easily keep CF trapped at the ledge. Pikachu thus doesn't really have to take the risk of being read and then taking a Falcon Dive.

In summary, Captain Falcon/Pikachu is 2/8 because Pikachu is too difficult for the Captain to consistently hit let alone combo and kill, but when it comes to Pikachu doing the same, he has the opposite of a problem. CF players will have to bait and punish, avoiding Pikachu's grab at all costs and trying as hard as possible to stay near the center of the stage. Otherwise, they will respectively lose a stock from the chain grab or have to cope with his poor ability to respond to Pikachu's options at ledge. If you personally are up for the Ganondorf-style masochism, don't say we didn't warn you.

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