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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 Ken amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Here we go. Ken’s amiibo figure was first released on April 11, 2019. At the time of writing, it’s October 2020. There’s a reason it’s taken so long for us to push out a Ken guide: his Figure Player is bad. If you’re looking to train a powerful Ken amiibo that can use cool combos and overwhelm opponents, get that out of your head as soon as possible. We’re going to try and do that, but Ken has one of the most notoriously uncooperative AIs in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Without further ado, let’s pull out all the stops to train a decent Ken amiibo!

Thanks to TraumatizedBaconbits for contributing Ken’s training information! Be sure to check out Amiibots — a 24/7 amiibo battle stream!

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Training the strongest Sonic amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

If you’re new to amiibo training, and you’re looking at the Sonic guide… then we’ve got good news for you. He’s not seen as a toxic character at all — at least, not in the context of amiibo training! Sonic’s actually kind of overlooked, but some would argue that’s a label he’s deserved for a long time. Regardless, it’s good to see Sonic amiibo in tournaments. If you want to add yours to that statistic, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s get started!

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Training the strongest Diddy Kong amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Diddy Kong was strong in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he’s considered “pretty good”. That’s never been the case in amiibo training though, neither in nor Ultimate. Combo-based characters tend to have wonky and inconsistent AI, and Diddy Kong is a good example. Even so, he’s still got a great deal of potential, so today we’re going to be talking about how to train a powerful Diddy Kong amiibo! Let’s get started.

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