A complete summary of Jigglypuff’s performance in Super Smash Bros. 4 can be found on the character’s information page. It includes strengths and weaknesses, AI quirks, and an archive of tournament representation and results.
Stats & Bonus Effects
Jigglypuff’s best equipment setup involves heavy investment in Attack and Defense (+120 Attack / +200 Defense / -200 Speed) at the cost of Speed. In terms of bonus effects, Auto-heal capability, Easy perfect shield, and Improved escapability are essential.
Jigglypuff benefits from the Leaping Rest custom move. Its hitbox is larger and its ending lag is shorter, reducing the time in which the character is left vulnerable (though trainers should still refrain from using the move during battle).
An amiibo becomes strongest if it is mirror matched all the way to Level 50. This is done to teach the AI which moves to rely on; after reaching Level 50, it will use this training as a base and expand upon it with matchup experience. While training your amiibo, do not play aggressively or go off-stage; instead, remain grounded and keep the following moves in mind:
- Neutral options: jab, forward tilt, down tilt, and side special (Pound). As mentioned before, Jigglypuff’s jab and tilts lack range, but they’re the among the only available options. Pound is rather slow, but can yield huge benefits if it comes into contact with an opponent’s shield.
- Main KO moves: forward smash and up smash. Jigglypuff’s smash attacks come out somewhat quickly, and are surprisingly powerful, but suffer from high ending lag. Up smash is most powerful if the back of Jigglypuff’s head connects.
- Moves to avoid: down smash (Jiggly Split), neutral special (Rollout), up special (Sing), and down special (Leaping Rest). Down smash isn’t bad, per se, but its speed and damage output leave something to be desired. Your amiibo will be more successful if it focuses on its forward and up smashes instead. Rollout brings no notable benefits and leaves Jigglypuff vulnerable to attack; the same goes for both Sing and Rest.
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