Yeah I used to be boss at the original SB for the N64 because I played it all the time. I was especially beast with Yoshi and PIkachu but eventually I gave my N64 to my best friend's ex and until Brawl I hadn't owned another SB game in years. I was only ever able to play melee at my best friend's which with her at college and always busy was almost never. Now I have not played my brawl in ages and my best friend and I both have pro guy friends. So I am like ALWAYS at a disadvantage.
^ That's jumpin' the gun a tad IMO. Lookin' for strategy guides and such prior to becoming perfectly comfortable and skilled with a character (minus "advanced techniques") is generally a bad idea. Gotta step your game up one level at a time.
Pikachu... Ugh, that yellow rat was too good in 64. I'll stick with Craptain Failcon 'n Fox, thanks.