IS THE PLANT FROM SUPER MARIO THE BEST CHARACTER IN THE GAME? Well, probably not, but we'll be damned if he isn't a lot of fun to play.
The Piranha Plant has finally landed on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and he is pretty great. Solid special attacks and some fast, useful tilts make him a great rushdown fighters, with some solid kill moves and the ability to keep enemies at a distance. What's not to like?
There's even a damn aerial spike. Every character should have one.
If you're interested in playing Piranha Plant in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this is the guide for you. We'll go through all of his moves together, so you'll be prepared to take him online and use these new strats for yourself. Happy smashing!
How to playPiranha Plant is mostly a close range brawler, with some decent multi-hit attacks that can be used to keep enemies disabled and afraid to get close. Though that's to be coupled with a few longer range attacks that can combat other, longer range fighters.
Piranha Plant can be a great rushdown character. Decent, if a bit short, smash attacks, and fairly quick tilts - though again, hit boxes here might be a bit shorter than you would like.
The neutral special and down special both allow Piranha Plant to hit enemies from a larger distance. Both can be used as kill moves too, and have some unique utilities. Down special withdraws into the plant pot before shooting out, and while withdrawn, has some invulnerability.
Neutral special meanwhile can be used while aerial, and will slow Piranha Plant's descent, meaning it can used while just off the ledge of the stage to attack enemies attempting to ledge guard. It's also good for actually edge guarding yourself.
You don't have to be too afraid of using moves off stage, as PP's up special recovery is massive, and offers plenty of aerial mobility. Just like King K. Rool, Piranha Plant will be a difficult character to gimp or footstool to kill.
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