Pichu is also hands down the worst fighter in 3.Q, which isn't the case in 4.0
If Samus Aran, Space Warrior, ends up being worse than Pichu, a baby electric mouse...
Is there anyone else in danger of being outdone by an infant Pokemon?
I always thought that a major part of Pichu's appeal was the bragging rights / humiliation of your opponent that you earned by winning as it. "OHH, you just got wrecked by the worst character in the game
, son!" Picking Pichu in Melee made your foes think, "Really? Pichu?
You think you can disrespect me like that? I definitely won't lose." And that made the victory even sweeter. Now Pichu is going to be as good as everyone else, even better than some... That's weird. If I lose to an equally-skilled player's Pichu, I don't want to think "It's okay, Pichu is really good. A true force to be reckoned with." I should think "AW ****, I can't believe I lost to Pichu
. How embarrassing."
Anyone else think that Pichu should be the lowest standard by which Minus characters should be judged? I mean, Pichu can be great in Minus -- that's fine, everyone
is supposed to be overpowered. But any character who is significantly worse overall than Pichu
is just going to be sad.
My point is: The has to be a "worst" or "least good" character, and I think Pichu should be it. Make it fun to play as, and dangerous in the hands of a skilled player, certainly... But do exercise some restraint, please. Sometimes less is more.