|First appearance||Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions (2002)|
Volt Tackle is an Electric-type move featured as a signature move of Pikachu and its evolutionary line in the Pokémon franchise. Volt Tackle made its first appearance in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions. Aside from the core series, Volt Tackle has also appeared throughout the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, and is both Pikachu's and Pichu's Final Smash in the Super Smash Bros. series.
Super Smash Bros. series
Upon using the move, Pikachu or Pichu turns into a large ball of electricity, able to fly around the stage freely and damage opponents they touch. The player can press the attack button to discharge electricity, dealing greater damage and knockback. After discharging, the player has to wait a second for the move to recharge. Once Volt Tackle is about to end, Pikachu or Pichu begins to slow down, and their movement becomes slightly restricted. Additionally, Pikachu cannot fly past the blast lines in this form. The only difference with Pichu's Volt Tackle is that it is stronger and deals recoil damage to the user.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, a ball of light appears alongside Pikachu that follows the direction the player is holding, serving as a guide, though the this ball deals no damage to opponents. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, there is a trophy of Volt Tackle that can be unlocked by clearing All-Star Mode with Pikachu.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Volt Tackle is automatically controlled, as Pikachu flies rapidly across the screen multiple times before finishing with a burst of electricity that launches opponents away.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
|Volt Tackle||Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl||Pikachu, transformed into a ball of light that can slam into foes. It can also fly to chase down those who try to jump out of range. Sparks get stronger when you press the attack button. However, its increased inertia makes midair movement tough. If you get carried away flying, the effect will end, and you'll destroy yourself. Be careful it doesn't happen to you.|
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS screenshot
Names in other languages
|Volteccer (from the 1994 game Pulseman, another title developed by Game Freak)|
|Spanish||Placaje Eléctrico||Electric Tackle|
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