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How to train a Simon amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

A complete summary of Simon’s performance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can be found on the character’s information page. It includes strengths and weaknesses, quirks in artificial intelligence, and an archive of tournament representation and results. Continue reading How to train a Simon amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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How to train a Ganondorf amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

A complete summary of Ganondorf’s performance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can be found on the character’s information page. It includes strengths and weaknesses, quirks in artificial intelligence, and an archive of tournament representation and results. Continue reading How to train a Ganondorf amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Bowser has been banned from the Exion amiibo metagame

2020 is almost here, and with the new year comes the inevitable new year’s resolution – and our new year’s resolution is to revitalize the amiibo metagame by cleaning up a noticeable stain on its character diversity. As of today, Bowser is officially banned from the Exion amiibo metagame. To summarize our reasoning:

  • Bowser is the heaviest character in the game, making him extremely resilient
  • Bowser’s recovery is incredibly reliable for a character of his weight
  • Bowser has several powerful kill moves, including forward tilt, down tilt (at the ledge), down aerial, forward smash, up smash, down smash, Flying Slam, and Bowser Bomb
  • Bowser is statistically dominant, winning over sixty percent of his total matches over the course of a year
  • According to many top trainers, Bowser is the easiest amiibo to train, making success far to easy to find relative to the amount of time needed to train him
  • Bowser has almost no counters (save for Little Mac, who is rather uncommon and is himself countered by many other characters)

For a more in-depth look at the amiibo metagame and its Bowser problem, please watch this analysis video by Splice. It goes into great detail on Bowser’s position in the metagame and shows matchup data and tournament clips to back up our claims.

P.S. The amiibo tier list has been updated alongside the release of this post to reflect Bowser’s explusion. You can check that out here. Thanks for reading, and happy training!

How to hatch Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Shield

Pokémon Sword and Shield are over a month old now, and players are already hard at work searching for their favorite Shiny Pokémon. Unfortunately, finding wild Shiny Pokémon is more difficult than it’s been for a long time, meaning hatching eggs can be your new go-to! If you’re looking to hatch a Shiny Pokémon of your own, look no further!

Continue reading How to hatch Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Shield

How to train a Robin amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

A complete summary of Robin’s performance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can be found on the character’s information page. It includes strengths and weaknesses, quirks in artificial intelligence, and an archive of tournament representation and results. Continue reading How to train a Robin amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate