A complete summary of Ganondorf’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 Ganondorf’s moveset and which options to focus on during training:
- Neutral: Ganondorf boasts some of the strongest neutral options in the game. Jab is his fastest option, dealing respectable damage to nearby opponents. Forward tilt is another powerful move that can even get KOs at the edge. Other viable options include neutral aerial, forward aerial, forward smash, Flame Choke, and Wizard’s Foot.
- On-stage KOs: Given the extreme strength of Ganondorf’s moveset, it is no surprise that he has access to a wide variety of kill moves. Dash attack, forward smash, up smash, and Wizard’s Foot can all get the job done. Do note their low speed, though, and use them sparingly.
- Above-stage: Ganondorf can use his powerful aerials to intercept recoveries and attack off-stage opponents. If knocked upward, he can use Wizard’s Foot to return to the stage quickly.
- Off-stage: Ganondorf boasts the strongest meteor smash in the game. Down aerial can close out stocks early – just be sure to stay close to the edge.
- Moves to avoid: The AI has a problem with its up tilt, as it doesn’t realize it has immense startup lag. If your Ganondorf is using up tilt even though you didn’t train it to, don’t worry: it’s not your fault! Down smash and Warlock Punch rarely land, and are outclassed by other options, so try to avoid these too.
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 Ganondorf. For trainers looking to participate in tournaments where these Spirit effects are banned, here are a handful of alternate options: Physical Attack ↑, Move Speed ↑, and Hyper Smash Attacks. In terms of stat spreads, setups between 4200 / 0 and 2100 / 2100 are viable options to consider.