amiibo Patch Report: Ver. 11.0.0

Tonight’s update to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate added the new fighters Pyra and Mythra to the game’s impressive lineup of characters. But hey, this is an amiibo training site, so who cares about new characters that don’t have FPs yet?! We’re interested in specific fighter changes that might shake up our tier list. The last update, version 10.0.0, didn’t feature many fighter adjustments, so we decided not to write a post about it. But 11.0.0 has changed a few characters in particular, and we’re going to cover all of them! Before we continue, you can view the full changelog here.

  • Pichu: Let’s get right into it with tonight’s big winner. At present, Pikachu is considered stronger than Pichu, and this is of course because Pikachu doesn’t take recoil damage on its electric moves. As of this patch, though, Pichu takes less recoil damage after using its forward smash, forward air, forward throw, side special, and up special. Forward smash of one of Pichu’s best moves, so taking less damage is a big help to its viability. Have a look at our Pichu guide right here if you’d like!
  • Mii Gunner: This character is one of the highest on our tier list, and its claim to fame is its forward smash. Well, its forward smash just got its range increased, and this makes it an even stronger neutral option. Now’s a great time to train a Mii Gunner, so feel free to check out our competitive training guide!
  • Joker: Minor changes here, but Joker is now left vulnerable for more time when using Eiha. He’s also left open for longer if he uses his down special with Arsène active (and the counterattack isn’t triggered). This doesn’t affect Joker’s viability all that much, but it does confirm our opinion that you shouldn’t overuse down special while training a Joker amiibo. If you want to learn how to train a Joker amiibo, you can do so here!
  • Byleth: This character’s amiibo files were accessed early a few months back. Good news for future Byleth trainers, though: the character was buffed! His down smash and down air have higher knockback, and his side special has less lag when used in midair. At the time of writing, Byleth is the only unreleased Figure Player we don’t have a guide on. Sit tight, it’s coming!

Overall, not too shabby! There were some other minor changes to characters, but none of them were significant enough to warrant a fighter-specific section here. Of course, there’s always a possibility that the game’s AI was changed, but it’s tough to pinpoint exactly what was changed. If we notice anything, we’ll be sure to post an update. In the meantime, feel free to check out our guides if you’re looking to train an amiibo. Have fun!

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