Debut: Pokemon Red/Blue (1996)
Gender: M or F
Affiliations: Ash Ketchum
Availability: Starting fighter
Background: Pikachu is the mascot for the Pokemon series. He/she is the main pokemon and best friend of Ash Ketchum. Pikachu hates being trapped inside his pokeball. He is a loyal and strong-willed competitor, though at the same time as friendly as can be. When upset, ill or in battle it will discharge powerful electric type attacks from it’s red cheeks.
Reasoning: One of the original fighters and a confirmed veteran for SSB4.
Thoughts: Despite what some people say, I would still like to see at least some short hair detailing on Pikachu. He/she just seems too cartoon-like otherwise. Also, he always seems happy in SSB unless being struck. I would highly recommend they give him a fierce battle-ready facial expression like they do in the anime.