amiibo Wiki: Gold

Gold is MegaVGmaster’s Pikachu amiibo. It is considered the strongest Pikachu amiibo in Super Smash Bros. 4 and among the strongest in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Gold is notable for single-handedly representing Pikachu in Smash 4.


Gold’s first tournament was Weekly Amiibo Skirmish 5 in which it finished in second place. This was Pikachu’s first impressive result, and was surprising because the character was considered low-tier; even more remarkable is that it did not utilize Explosive perfect shield despite its overcentralization at the time. Gold’s unusually high placements sparked interest in the character, which led to the discovery of the custom move Thunder Burst and its immense utility. Gold is currently one of the most powerful Pikachu amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and helped demonstrate the character’s buffs and performance in the new metagame.

Gold’s nickname comes from the fact that it wears the same hat as Ethan, the protagonist of Pokémon Gold and Silver. Before being assigned an official name in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Ethan was referred to as Gold, hence the Figure Player’s name.

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