A complete summary of Isabelle’s performance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can be found on the character’s information page. It includes strengths and weaknesses, quirks in artificial intelligence, and an archive of tournament representation and results.
An amiibo becomes strongest when it is mirror matched all the way to Level 50 with its Learn button switched on. For more information on effectively raising an amiibo, follow this link. Here is a complete breakdown of Isabelle’s moveset and which options to focus on during training:
- Neutral: Isabelle has a wide variety of neutral tools at her disposal. Forward tilt and down tilt are respectably strong and help make space, while up tilt combos into itself and can link into an up aerial. Fishing Rod is a fantastic damage-racker that should be used frequently, though keep in mind it is blocked by shields. Lloid Trap should be planted periodically.
- On-stage KOs: The aforementioned Fishing Rod and Lloid Trap work well as KO moves. Up smash and down smash are fairly reliable, though their range is lacking. Forward smash is incredibly strong but also incredibly slow, so try to avoid using it too often.
- Above-stage: Isabelle can juggle enemies with her up tilt, up smash, up aerial, and Lloid Trap moves. The AI is good about setting off Lloid Trap at the right time, so as long as its trainer sets it up often, it will use it correctly.
- Off-stage: Forward aerial, back aerial, and down aerial can all be used to keep opponents away. Alternatively, Isabelle can go for Fishing Rod to reel victims in and then toss them away again.
Stats & Spirit Effects
By all accounts, the best Spirit effects in the game are Super Armor, Slow Super Armor, Armor Knight, and Autoheal. Unfortunately, these bonuses are prohibited in competitive play; if you do not intend on entering online tourneys, all of them work well with Isabelle. For trainers looking to participate in tournaments where these Spirit effects are banned, here are a handful of alternate options: Air Attack ↑, Side Special ↑, and Shooting Attack ↑. In terms of stat spreads, setups between 2100 / 2100 and 0 / 4200 are viable options to consider.