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Pokémon Sword & Shield – Shiny Hunting Guide

By all accounts, trainers looking for Shiny Pokémon are better off hatching eggs. That being said, hunting Wild Pokémon comes with a slew of potential benefits that you can’t get through any other shiny hunting methods — these include marks and square sparkles. Marks, in particular, are rather interesting; Pokémon that have them can be given custom titles that appear whenever they’re called upon in battle! If you’re looking for the best way to hunt Wild Shiny Pokémon, look no further!

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The problem with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Bayonetta amiibo

In Super Smash Bros. 4, simply uttering the name “Bayonetta” would send players running — unless you were in the competitive amiibo scene. She was a solid mid-tier in that game; not particularly dominating, but by no means bad. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, however, she’s taken a turn for the worst. She’s dropped all the way down to the very bottom of our tier list’s lowest rankings, and to this day has only gotten one or two tournament wins ever. I’ve had faith in her ever since I joined the amiibo community, and I have put more time and effort into raising her FP than any of my others. Today, I’m going to detail my experience with the Bayonetta amiibo and  explain why she is (unfortunately) one of the worst contenders in competitive Smash Ultimate tournaments.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Luigi amiibo Guide

Welcome to our Luigi amiibo guide! Believe it or not, Luigi was a top-tier character in Super Smash Bros. 4’s amiibo metagame! It took trainers quite a while to discover his best move: his jab. That isn’t a joke, by the way — in that game, most top-tier fighters relied on their jabs. If that sounds boring, don’t worry! Things aren’t that simple in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as Luigi is required to use much more of his moveset to be able to properly contend. If you want to learn more about his metagame history, feel free to read his wiki page. Otherwise, let’s jump right into today’s training!

Special thanks to Staples for contributing Luigi’s training information!

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons – May Day 2021 Guide

From April 29 to May 7 is the May Day event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! In this event, players have the opportunity to meet Rover – a character introduced at the beginning of past games in the series – and to obtain an exclusive item. You won’t be getting that item without effort, of course, as you’ll have to find your way through a surprisingly complex island maze. It’s more fun to figure out the solution yourself, but if you’re stuck and need some additional guidance, we’ve got you covered!

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – amiibo Backup Guide (Powersaves)

Super Smash Bros. 4’s amiibo metagame had a lot of problems. There was no learn toggle, the AI couldn’t taunt, and – most of all – you couldn’t use FPs online in any way. Then Datel came to the rescue with the revolutionary amiibo Powersaves device, which paved the way for online tournaments and helped build the metagame we all know (and hate) to this day! Powersaves work for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as well, and you can use them to download a copy of your amiibo figure’s backup file to send to tourneys. Though today’s guide will be targeting Powersaves usage for Ultimate, we’ll be talking about its functions for the previous title as well.

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