If the meteor aspect is maintained throughout the entire attack 'til the lightning strike hits Pikachu, that'l make Thunder an excellent edgeguarding tool. A disjointed, long-lasting meteor with absurd vertical range? Sounds pretty nasty.
I interpret this as Pikachu's U-Smash won't link to Thunder because there's not enough hitstun to guarantee someone can't air dodge out. If my interpretation is correct, this confirms we won't be seein' much hitstun in Smash 4, even if there's more than in Brawl. Almost as bad is the fact air dodge mechanics are still the same, or at least very similar. This would be ****in' awful news... ... ...Originally Posted by Sakurai