For the most part, wild Shiny hunting is easier than ever in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet! All you’ve got to do is make a sandwich and run around for a few minutes until the Pokémon you’re looking for appears. However, if you’re trying to Shiny hunt Zorua, Zoroark, or Ditto, things are a bit more difficult — they disguise themselves in the overworld, and don’t appear Shiny until you encounter them. We’ve put together a list of tips to Shiny hunt these elusive Pokémon anyway, so let’s get right into it!
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Have you ever taken one of your Figure Players to a friend’s house and thought they played odd on your friend’s Switch? It may not be a coincidence. For the entirety of the amiibo competitive scene’s lifespan, there have been occasional mentions of unusual behavior when amiibo are sent to tournaments or used in arenas. Why would this be the case? Well, no one knows for sure, but I have proposed a theory as to what may be responsible for this.
Please note that this is only speculation based on observations – nothing presented here is definitive or proven.
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The idea of a free-for-all frenzy involving multiple amiibo at once is a very exciting idea to those new to training. Unfortunately, as most experienced trainers will tell you, it often ends up in the same way: sooner or later some or all of the Figure Players present in the match will simply stop moving. They’ll end up just standing still completely vulnerable to incoming attacks, and for the longest time no one really knew why this would happen. With some new research, we may have found an answer!
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Yesterday, the Exion Discord community announced the newest entry in its sophisticated and elite series of tournaments (which are referred to as F.A.R.T.). This time around, all edited Figure Players are both allowed and encouraged! A new amiibo editing tool was released just the other day, so it should be easier than ever to whip up a freshly-edited FP. You can join our aforementioned Discord server if you need any help learning how to edit.
In the meantime, here are the rules! Incineroar, Kazuya, and Captain Falcon are banned from this particular tournament, each trainer is allowed to use 1 FP, and they must be vanilla. Submissions are due by March 31, so be sure to enter — slots are capped at 32 trainers. You have to be a member of the server to join, so once you’re there, check out the tournaments channel for the submission look. Good luck to everyone entering!
In case you aren’t already aware, we recently updated our Raid Boss tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Unlike our other tier lists, this one specifically is more subjective because you can’t really rank Raid Bosses using tournament data. To help clear up any potential confusion, we’ve put together a list of every character on the tier list and why they’re ranked in their respective tiers. Do note that this post covers the Raid Boss tier list as it appeared on March 17, 2022 — it’s possible that we update the list in the future.
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