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The problem with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Young Link amiibo

My two best amiibo are Link and Lucas. But despite that, the character I’ve put the most time and effort into was my Young Link amiibo. You’d think that would mean I’d get good results with him, right? Well, the only thing I’ve gained from training Young Link is an extensive understanding of the many flaws that fill up his artificial intelligence.

Young Link’s amiibo figure was printed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, so it’s likely that many of you either have this one or the Majora’s Mask version. Both had a pretty short shelf lifespan, though, so not everybody was able to get their hands on a Young Link amiibo. If you’ve trained one before, you might have been disappointed with how the Figure Player turned out. At one point, Young Link was even a contender for worst FP in the game! But wait — Young Link is a solid character in the competitive metagame (humans versus humans). How can a fighter that good be so bad they contend for bottom one? In this post, we’re going to talk about why his kit translates so poorly and why this character struggles in the amiibo metagame.

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Training the strongest Raid Boss amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

As you (probably) very well know, we’ve got a complete archive of training guides for every single character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These guides are aimed at training your amiibo to fight other amiibo, though. What about those of you who want to raise powerful Figure Players to fight human opponents? Well, we’ve got you covered, too! Today we’re going to talk about tips and tricks you can employ to train a powerful Raid Boss amiibo. And if you don’t know already, the term “Raid Boss” describes an FP with Spirits that is trained to battle human players. It was originated by YouTuber Choctopus, so be sure to check out their channel if you get a moment! Otherwise, let’s get started with the guide!

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Training the strongest Inkling amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Inkling was initially regarded as one of the worst characters in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo metagame. Crazy, right? Especially considering how all of the popular Smash Bros. YouTubers were saying Inkling was “best in the game” at the time. That was for humans versus humans, though — amiibo versus amiibo is a totally different game. Nowadays, Inkling isn’t the worst in the game, but her FP has a critical flaw that’s going to disappoint a lot of you: it doesn’t properly charge its ink. With that zinger out of the way, let’s get started with today’s guide!

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Training the strongest Daisy amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

It’s time to cover another pair of Echo Fighters: Peach and Daisy! These two have been really underrated for almost the entirety of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate metagame. The reason why is understandable, though: they’re tough to train. But that’s exactly what we’re here to talk about today! Quick note, our Daisy and Peach guides are copy-pastes of each other, save for one image and a few sentences. Feel free to use them interchangeably!

Two credits to give here! Thanks to Kangoni and PrinZ! You can check out their works here and here, respectively.

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Training the strongest Peach amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

It’s time to cover another pair of Echo Fighters: Peach and Daisy! These two have been really underrated for almost the entirety of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate metagame. The reason why is understandable, though: they’re tough to train. But that’s exactly what we’re here to talk about today! Quick note, our Peach and Daisy guides are copy-pastes of each other, save for one image and a few sentences. Feel free to use them interchangeably!

Two credits to give here! Thanks to Kangoni and PrinZ! You can check out their works here and here, respectively.

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