It’s 2020, and new amiibo trainers still have the same question on their minds: what is a personality? That’s a complicated question, but here’s a simple answer: a rather meaningless label. We’ll start with this: trying to force your amiibo into a certain personality often muddies its training and lowers its potential. For example, feeding a Pikachu amiibo Spirits over and over again (or putting it through specific or odd training) in an attempt to make its personality Lightning Fast usually won’t go well. Personalities change at the drop of a hat, and the intricacies behind this change are so complicated that we may never fully figure them out.
But there’s a lot more to understand about personalities, too. If you’re interested in learning what amiibo can actually be taught to do – or what little aspects compose a personality – you’ve come to the right place. Continue reading Understanding amiibo Personalities in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ever since the old days of amiibo training in Super Smash Bros. 4, Mii Brawler has been the least represented of the three Mii Fighters. Unfortunately, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is no exception, but certain trainers have given the character a much-needed chance to shine. There’s certainly potential to be found here, but it’s quite difficult to unlock. Today we’re going to look at how you might go about doing that!
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Tournaments have played by the same rules for a really long time. Stages have always been limited to Ω- and Battlefield-forms. This is because amiibo AI doesn’t navigate certain courses very well, but after a ton of testing, we’re ready to update the metagame’s official stage list! We’ve selected a variety of new stages – a much wider variety than competitive Smash – to keep things fresh, interesting, and maybe even a bit more balanced!
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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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So, I’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 I 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 I’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 Leaf. The topic itself was explored prior by the competitive amiibo community. 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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