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



Ness


Pikachu

SSBB match-up numbers for Ness vs. Pikachu

Ness 4 / Pikachu 6:
100% of the votes

  Total votes for Ness vs. Pikachu match-up: 118

Comments

Earthquakedude said on March 18, 2019 at 9:51 a.m.

Really confused as to how this matchup is in Pikachu’s favour. Ness can absorb Thunder Jolts and Thunder with magnet, is better in the air and walls him out with said aerials (which is one of Pikachu’s weaknesses, forcing it to fight in the air) is significantly better at killing and can counteract Pikachu with PK Fire. Pikachu can’t even chain grab Ness with it’s down throw becaause Ness is to floaty, and it’s chain grab with it’s forward throw only gets a little bit of damage going. Pikachu’s is better at edgeguarding, but even then, Ness still has way more advantages for it to be in Pikachu’s favour. It should be in Nessms favour for at least even.

Could someone please explain this matchup?

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datautisticgamer said on July 27, 2019 at 6:51 a.m.

Ness's 10 extra frames of grab release animation allow Pikachu to get guaranteed regrabs (he does have to dash grab), just like Lucas. It is more difficult for Pikachu to get the grabs since Ness is rather "slippery", however that does give Pikachu an edge in the punish game. Also, Pikachu's approach is not as bad as his in 4 since his QAC makes it more difficult for Ness's aerials and PK Fire to wall him out. Smashboards actually called this even in Brawl's first 2 matchup charts, but in the most recent one they moved it to Ness -1/Pikachu +1. I just feel like Pikachu's ability to get regrabs on Ness as well as gimp his recovery (Thunder Jolt is a bitch to counter if Ness has no double jump, since Pikachu can just go down there and attack with a bair, fair, or nair if he absorbs it) are bigger factors than one might think coming in from 4, where Ness definitely wins against Pikachu. I will agree that there are lots of other characters in Brawl who have better matchups against Ness (Peach, Pokémon Trainer, Wolf), but I would hesitate to call Pikachu an even matchup for Ness in the same vein as, say, Bowser or Yoshi. I voted 4/6.

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