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Vine Whip (つるのムチ Tsuru no Muchi?) is Ivysaur's Up Special Move. With this move, Ivysaur lashes a pair of vines from its flower, which functions as both an attack and a Tether Recovery. Ivysaur will also gain some slight ascension.

Overview

There are two "forms" for Vine Whip. The first is when Ivysaur is on the ground, Vine Whip being an attack that attacks at a forty-five degree angle in front of and above Ivysaur, with a powerful sweetspot at the end of the whip.

The second is when Ivysaur uses it as a recovery, in which Vine Whip gains a deceptively long range, capable of nabbing the edge with a length far beyond the ground-based Vine Whip. Unfortunately, Ivysaur can easily be edgehogged while attempting to use the Vine Whip to recover. This can, however, be prevented by shooting a Razor Leaf to clear the edgehog off the stage.

Ivysaur's grab also involves using its vines, being that it is quadrupedal and lacks arms. Also, Ivysaur uses its vines for some of its attacks.

Ivysaur's Special Moves
Brawl
Standard Special Bullet Seed
Side Special Razor Leaf
Up Special Vine Whip
Down Special (Pokémon Change)
Final Smash Solarbeam (of Triple Finish)

Trivia

  • Surprisingly, despite being a Grass-type move from the games, a small electric shock will be heard when the sweetspot of the vine hits another character.
  • If used from far enough away, grabbing the front end of the Pirate Ship will cause Ivysaur to swing into the boat, rocketing downwards and resulting in a self-destruct.
  • If left hanging on its vine for long enough, Ivysaur will panic & automatically retract to the ledge.

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