amiibo Wiki: Ken

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Ken is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Super Smash Bros. series Ken amiibo was released alongside Daisy and Young Link on April 12, 2019.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Compared to Ryu, Ken is seen as a direct downgrade; however, he does have a few of his own advantages. Ken’s movement speed is noticeably faster, allowing him to more easily keep up with quicker fighters; his back throw and special moves deal more damage as well.

Unfortunately, Ken suffers from terrible AI; it barely knows how to use its inputs and almost never uses its roundhouse kicks. Furthermore, Ken’s recovery is quite poor, granting below-average distance and leaving him vulnerable to attack. Ken also has a horrific matchup spread, losing to fighters who are faster, have more range, or can gimp him (which winds up being almost the entire cast).

As a result of his crippling flaws, Ken has accrued below-average tournament results and representation. TraumatizedBaconbits is considered the best Ken trainer, and has even won a standard competition with the character. As a result, Ken’s standings have improved, though he is still seen as low-tier.

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