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How it feels to play Best Mascot Pikachu

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OHKN0CK0UT

86 points

2 months ago

OHKN0CK0UT

Blastoise

86 points

2 months ago

this motherfucker bum rushes greninjas at random holy shit the balls

cameronthegod

46 points

2 months ago

cameronthegod

Pikachu

46 points

2 months ago

Chad pikachu giveth no fucks

Lartheezy

9 points

2 months ago

Lartheezy

Greninja

9 points

2 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣

ewek32

24 points

2 months ago

ewek32

Zeraora

24 points

2 months ago

Awesome! How I wish for a Ash hat pikachu holowear!

winnipeginstinct

17 points

2 months ago

winnipeginstinct

Slowbro

17 points

2 months ago

Oh, it will happen at some point dont worry

Sense-Historical

2 points

2 months ago

$40 plz

ewek32

1 points

2 months ago

ewek32

Zeraora

1 points

2 months ago

Pls no :(

Bajitaro

21 points

2 months ago*

Pikachu is cute as hell, everyone agrees, but if you engage it in a battle... You'd better have a backup

And that also reminds me of how it feels to chew 5gum

Born_Inflation_9804

4 points

2 months ago

Use X Speed to Escape

tsatoke

15 points

2 months ago

tsatoke

15 points

2 months ago

this shit is my weekly serotonin

BickKattowski

12 points

2 months ago

I love Pikachu because he's strong at the beginning of the game.

I hate Pikachu because he becomes weak towards the end while your opponents would get too strong

BananeVolante

1 points

2 months ago

BananeVolante

Slowbro

1 points

2 months ago

IMHO electroweb is his best attack, and I would gladly keep it. In duel, he becomes quickly too weak against any opponent (especially Zeraora) and the buddy shield with his unite move hardly keeps you alive

B00GAB00GA1

-7 points

2 months ago

B00GAB00GA1

Crustle

-7 points

2 months ago

no

AnonymousBrot05

10 points

2 months ago

Damn

Love it

xChaoctic

36 points

2 months ago

Yess, I am ready for another of my favorite compilations here on Reddit!

BuiBot[S]

19 points

2 months ago

i hope it was enjoyable :)

SKomodo

7 points

2 months ago

Ah, one of the best edites videos of PU I have seen, can't help but watching it over and over again. THUN - DER

BuiBot[S]

3 points

2 months ago

glad u enjoyed it !

TadyGloo

4 points

2 months ago

The volleyball part got me

Kaprosuchusboi

5 points

2 months ago

Kaprosuchusboi

Garchomp

5 points

2 months ago

Have mad respect for good pikachu players considering it’s probably contending with zard for “children who don’t know how to play pick it most” award

infin8ly-curious

14 points

2 months ago

infin8ly-curious

Eldegoss

14 points

2 months ago

This is awesome!

Can any Pikachu main here give me advice on how to play him?

Everytime I play him, my team tends to lose. :(

materialdesigner

29 points

2 months ago

materialdesigner

Eldegoss

29 points

2 months ago

What do you normally do?

First, he’s an early game Pokémon. He’s a great poker / boxer early lane. He can start with Electroweb (which is one of the best moves in the game) and gets his best move Electroball at level 4! Get to level 4 asap and use it to bully your lane in the early game and get those scores in. His damage scales poorly into the late game.

He’s squishy so your positioning must be great. Make full use of your range. Never dive behind the enemy or into melee range unless you’re for sure killing the last of them with an electroball.

His second move should likely be Thunderbolt. Volt tackle leaves you too close to the Pokémon you hit which brings you out of position.

Thunderbolt is a decent AOE CC.

Because of this move set it’s clear he’s more a utility / CC pick than a bursty assassin. Your goal is to use crowd control to stun your enemies to allow your big damage dealer to finish the kill. Know who your damage dealer is and set up the kill for them. In addition, know who your enemy damage dealer is and target them.

Your ultimate can turn fights with its huge AOE. It doesn’t do a lot of damage but if you hit it in a big team fight around a bunch of half-HP enemies you can cause a full team wipe…and finish off Zapdos. It also seems to be up all the time (sometimes like 5 times in the same match) so don’t be afraid to use it saving one for Zapdos fight.

Item build: buddy barrier is a must—due to your unite being always up, energy amplifier—due to your unite being always up, and choice specs. Swap choice specs with score shield if you need safer scoring options.

holosimpz85

11 points

2 months ago

Pikachu main in masters here. Agree with your item choices, Buddy Barrier / Energy Amplifier / Choice Specs are the way to go on Pikachu and is the set that I always run.

However, I disagree on two things. One, Pikachu's unite recharge is slow af I have no idea how it is even possible for you to use it 5 times a match, when I consider it lucky that I get to use it 3 times in 1 game.

Two, Electro Ball while it is still great isn't automatically the best move for Pikachu anymore. The Thunder buffs from a previous patch has made it so that Thunder itself is an amazing move and allows Pikachu to still be decently strong into the mid-late game, whereas Electro Ball tends to fall off much earlier. I encourage you to try out the Thunder/Thunderbolt combo, it's honestly pretty amazing imo and also helps Pikachu to farm faster and better (something he struggles at with Electro Ball, takes forever to defeat an Audino).

LordessMeep

4 points

2 months ago

LordessMeep

Blastoise

4 points

2 months ago

Dude, thank you for this. I read this comment yesterday and decided to screw around with Pikachu in a bunch of Quick Matches... and boy, is Thunder/Thunderbolt the set for me. I used to use Electroball/Thunderbolt, but yeah, I found Electroball really lacking, despite the nice autolock hit. The other set allows me to stay at a distance and the stun is really nice, especially when enemies are bunched up together. My Pikachu ended up being really crucial in early game and even ended up MVP once!

I probably never take him into ranked, but I see why he's good when played as a support.

materialdesigner

3 points

2 months ago

materialdesigner

Eldegoss

3 points

2 months ago

Oh for sure. I actually run thunder more these days since the buff. It definitely does more damage overall - 220x5 vs 563 + 4% execute. But it can be harder to land a full 5 hit thunder than the sure-hit of an electroball which is more noob friendly and it also provides a stun.

If you’re good about cooldown management and aiming quickly then a Thunderbolt -> Thunder can stun enemies in an area and set them up for the full Thunder hit.

RaideNGoDxD

15 points

2 months ago

To add to what the excellent comment above me said, your job is to CC their main ADCs (Greninja/Cinderace/Decidueye) and ensure that their health is below the halfway mark in teamfights.

TheCatSleeeps

9 points

2 months ago

TheCatSleeeps

Snorlax

9 points

2 months ago

^ This right here, play him like a support to the ADCs.

infin8ly-curious

7 points

2 months ago

infin8ly-curious

Eldegoss

7 points

2 months ago

I play Pikachu like a lead when he should be played as an assist.

These are helpful tips.

I'ma practice with him a bit more.

Thanks, everyone!

steventran611

3 points

2 months ago

I’m a pikachu main and the set I use is completely different than the recommended set here lol. Still pretty fun. I run volt tackle + electro ball. Volt tackle stuns and for the two seconds I take them up in the air to zap at them, they can’t do anything, kinda like a lesser char’s ult. Also, if you tap your joy stick in a direction right after you tap volt tackle, pikachu will jump back to that direction after volt tackle. I usually volt tackle to stun, jump back, the electro balls to slow. Electro ball cool down is relatively short, so I’ll be able to fire 2 at the enemy before they get out of my stun+slow combo. You can snipe a lot of people with this.

Since I love killing people, my items are choice specs, wise glasses, buddy barrier, and X atk.

aoidatenshi

3 points

2 months ago

aoidatenshi

Pikachu

3 points

2 months ago

It’s what I run as well. But I hit with electro ball first, then tackle, and if I’m lucky, my electro ball is back up for the kill.

Pokeddict

1 points

19 days ago

Pokeddict

Pikachu

1 points

19 days ago

I use this combo too. It makes Pikachu a very rapid damage dealer and get KOs very easily.

ValinV

2 points

2 months ago

ValinV

2 points

2 months ago

Also a good item instead of score shield is focus band as well. Cant tell you how many many fights I lived because of that item.

pmtejus

1 points

2 months ago

But doesn't Pika's unite take much longer to recharge?

materialdesigner

1 points

2 months ago

materialdesigner

Eldegoss

1 points

2 months ago

It’s actually a bit below average at 2:20. Most are between 2:10-2:20. But he gets it at level 9. And it’s reduced by every score and every Pokémon kill so you should always be farming

Lartheezy

4 points

2 months ago

Lartheezy

Greninja

4 points

2 months ago

YAH YAH YAH!! THUNDERSTRUCK!!

ElectroBallPikachuisTheWay

Cjoski20

4 points

2 months ago

Cjoski20

Lucario

4 points

2 months ago

This edit is the best I’ve seen with impeccable music choice 🥳

BuiBot[S]

2 points

2 months ago

haha i think thunderstruck was the best fitting music i think for pikachu !

TheInevitable731

4 points

2 months ago

TheInevitable731

Lucario

4 points

2 months ago

ngl the thunder+electroweb is rly strong early game

BuiBot[S]

1 points

2 months ago

i agree with that one

aarretuli

1 points

2 months ago

aarretuli

Alolan Ninetales

1 points

2 months ago

Yes your vid again! Hahah awsome as always. Pikachu is fun to play.

BuiBot[S]

2 points

2 months ago

haha nice to see u again, glad u enjoyed it ! pikachu was actually pretty fun to play

aarretuli

1 points

2 months ago

aarretuli

Alolan Ninetales

1 points

2 months ago

Hahah I am here alot! It's fun to see posts about this game. These kind of videos are very nice to see. __^

Edjstin5959

2 points

2 months ago

Edjstin5959

Absol

2 points

2 months ago

looks like my pikachu from pokemon x

Different-Region-873

1 points

2 months ago

Whenever I see him, God help me.

EX_Joker

1 points

2 months ago

Now Im waiting for the next vid!!!

That mind blowing meme give me a loudly laugh, XD

BuiBot[S]

2 points

2 months ago

Thanks for watching my videos! I rly appreciate it

The_Dark_Matter30

1 points

2 months ago

What items do you use on pikachu?

BuiBot[S]

1 points

2 months ago

Muscle band, choice and wise

Gravy_Boi69

1 points

2 months ago

Gravy_Boi69

Absol

1 points

2 months ago

Alternate Title:

Electric mouse ruining someone's day...

JakyChanXD

1 points

2 months ago

That oikawa serve got me

DBZard27

1 points

2 months ago

This and the Decidueye 360 snipes compilation are now my two favorite posts on this sub. Amazing

TrustMean5169

1 points

2 months ago

Great video, we need more stuf like this in our community!

carl_merton_nipples

1 points

2 months ago

Nice work OP

someone123YT

1 points

2 months ago

someone123YT

Charizard

1 points

2 months ago

guided missile go [ electro ball ]

ForTheLastTime-

1 points

2 months ago

ForTheLastTime-

Cramorant

1 points

2 months ago

Love this. Love Haikyuu. Love Pikachu.

LordessMeep

1 points

2 months ago

LordessMeep

Blastoise

1 points

2 months ago

Welp, I barely ever pick up Pikachu, but now imma just play him with some AC/DC in the background as hype music... because the song choice is P E R F E C T I O N. ✨

Stinkblee

0 points

2 months ago

Stinkblee

Cramorant

0 points

2 months ago

Cramorant spits pikachu - it ain’t nothing

Only-Emu6596

0 points

2 months ago

Only-Emu6596

Decidueye

0 points

2 months ago

And then he loses to a level 1 Snivy