In Super Smash Bros. 4
Olimar resides in the C+ tier in Super Smash Bros. 4. Olimar is one of the strangest amiibo in Smash 4; unlike traditional fighters who actively try to KO their opponents, Olimar’s AI prefers to stand and wait. A well-trained Olimar Figure Player can control the pace of the game by “intimidating” its opponents into standing still. At times, the character’s passive nature will freeze matches for minutes on end; consequently, Olimar generally wins games via timeout. His primary damage-racking move is Pikmin Throw, which functions as a campable projectile depending on which Pikmin is being thrown.
Olimar’s weaknesses stem from his AI. Its passive behavior isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it does seem incapable of properly responding to direct attacks. It tends to use its laggy grab to intercept incoming opponents rather than blocking or dodging, Olimar’s AI also tends to underuse its smash attacks, meaning it has immense trouble KOing opponents.
Overall, Olimar has accrued below average tournament results and representation. TMac is known to have trained the strongest Olimar amiibo in Super Smash Bros. 4, and even won a tourney with the character; this level of success appears to have been a one-time situation, however.
If you would like to read the Super Smash Bros. 4 Olimar amiibo training guide, please refer to this post.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Olimar was significantly buffed for his appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and is now considered one of the strongest Figure Players in the game. As with all fighters, his overall mobility has been noticeably improved; he also received buffs to his grab range, attack speed, and damage output, allowing him to better contend against powerful opponents.
Olimar barely received any nerfs during the transition from 4 to Ultimate; as a result, he is considered to have objectively improved. Olimar’s AI is now incredibly aggressive and cannot be trained to match the level of passiveness it showed in 4.
If you would like to read the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Olimar amiibo training guide, please refer to this post. If you would like to return to the amiibo Wiki, please follow this link to return to its master list.