amiibo Wiki: Ridley

Ridley is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Super Smash Bros. series Ridley amiibo was released on December 7, 2018 as part of Wave 11.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Ridley is an aerial-based character with the power and durability of a heavyweight. This opens up multiple options for trainers; Ridley can be trained exclusively on the ground or in the air (or a mixture of both). In addition to boasting a powerful set of smash attacks, Ridley also has access to Space Pirate Rush, a damaging command grab that can lead to a sacrificial KO.

However, Ridley is plagued with a multitude of flaws, the most notable of which revolving around his side and up specials. Wing Blitz can only be angled in a few directions, which severely limits Ridley’s recovery potential; the AI also uses the move on-stage and leaves itself vulnerable. Ridley tends to perform too many sacrificial KOs with Space Pirate Rush; the AI uses it to recover but often grabs an opponent before plummeting to the bottom blast zone.

Ridley was regarded rather poorly in the early metagame, but over time has accrued solid tournament results and representation. Supernova and Omega have both won standard competitions with the character, proving his viability.

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