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Training the strongest Lucario amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Lucario was a top-tier threat in Super Smash Bros. 4. In that game, its Aura mechanic was stronger than ever; when paired with equipment, its attacks could reach nuclear power levels. Just one forward smash from Lucario was enough to KO an opponent. For its appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Lucario was significantly nerfed, and so it’s kind of fallen off the radar. It’s still got potential, though, and that’s what we’re here to discuss today!

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A perspective-changing CPU theory

So, we’ve got a theory. And, if it’s true, it’s a theory that would change our perspective on not just amiibo training, but Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s AI as a whole. It’s a time-consuming test, so we can’t say for sure, but it’s still something to discuss regardless. Here’s the premise: yes, amiibo learn from you. We knew that. But what if I told you the CPU learns from you, too? Now, again, it’s tough to say for sure, but we’ve gathered some evidence that might support this. Take this post with a grain of salt and let’s get going.

Please note that this theory was originally researched by Exion staff. Do not repost, rewrite, or otherwise reproduce this work without direct permission from staff. This includes (but is not limited to) blog or website posts, images, and videos. Thank you for your patience.

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Training the strongest Pac-Man amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

In the context of amiibo training, Pac-Man is an interesting case. Way back in Super Smash Bros. 4, Pac-Man was considered one of the worst characters in the game. A group of dedicated trainers changed this, though, and now he’s a solid mid-tier contender! His metagame position is mostly the same in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, except he lacks that dedicated group of trainers he needs. He’s still got loads of potential, though, and that’s what we’re here to talk about today!

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Training the strongest Bowser amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

For as long as amiibo training has existed – even in Super Smash Bros. 4 – Bowser has been at the top. The King of Koopas made waves throughout the entirety of Smash 4’s metagame, and unfortunately, he was even further buffed in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He’s so good now, in fact, that he’s been unanimously banned from the Exion amiibo metagame. You’re probably not going to find many tournaments that allow Bowser, but if you’re just looking to train an amiibo that can crush human opponents, you’ve come to the right place!

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

Hero is one of five (and soon-to-be six) DLC characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Hero’s amiibo is actually the only DLC fighter we were able to test; while the preliminary AI will likely be changed in the final game, we did get an early look at how Hero might play. His kit seems rather promising, and when the real Hero amiibo does come out, you’ll be able to check back and get a headstart in training the strongest one out there!

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