Category Archives: amiibo Training

The struggles of hosting a Battle Arena amiibo tournament

It goes without saying that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s amiibo metagame is one of the most unique competitive scenes of all time. On the surface, the idea of raising a fighter and sending it away to do battle is highly accessible — and indeed, for tournaments that allow file submission, you don’t even need to attend the actual tour to see your Figure Player’s results! Unfortunately, hosting and entering file submission competitions requires the use of amiibo Powersaves, and while they aren’t all that expensive, it’s an additional barrier to entry nonetheless. For the longest time, we had no choice but to host file submission tournaments — that is, until Nintendo added amiibo compatibility to online Battle Arenas. You would think the struggles of hosting amiibo tours would end there, but that isn’t the case: Battle Arenas are actually quite difficult to work with, and for a variety of reasons.

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The Min Min, Steve, and Sephiroth amiibo files have been accessed early

At the time of writing, the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate patch containing Sora is now available! More importantly, though, the Min Min, Steve, and Sephiroth amiibo files were added to the game and can be accessed by any Nintendo Switch system without mods (thanks to jozz for this). Furthermore, it appears that Sephiroth’s amiibo may be released alongside Min Min and Steve / Alex in Spring 2022 (despite this not being announced at the moment). For more information, please direct your questions to our Discord community!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Impact Run amiibo Guide

Editor’s note: this is a user-contributed guide. Special thanks to Isla for writing this up! If you’d like to join her Spirit-focused amiibo server for more information on how they work, please follow this link.

Hello I’m Isla, I’ve been in the amiibo scene for over a year now and over the past few months I’ve been testing out this Spirit hoping to find some level of success. Impact run is interesting because much in the same vein as the Instadrop Spirit effect, Impact run puts a hitbox over your dash. Unlike Instadrop, Impact run does not affect your move speed (kind of like how Instadrop greatly boosts your falling speed when fast-falling). I do want to preface this guide with a small warning: this Spirit hasn’t seen any notable tournament placings, and is only just now getting proper experimentation. That doesn’t mean this Spirit is hopeless, though!

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Dark Pit amiibo Guide

Welcome to our Dark Pit amiibo guide! Dark Pit was pretty good in Super Smash Bros. 4. A bit underrepresented, sure, but he wound up in the tier list’s high rankings nonetheless! Dark Pit’s placement in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate metagame is just about the same, too; perhaps this owes to how little he changed during the transition between games. If you’d like to learn even more about Dark Pit’s metagame history, feel free to check out his corresponding wiki page. By the way, here’s a quick heads up: our Pit and Dark Pit guides are completely identical, so you’re welcome to use them interchangeably.

Special thanks to Dempsey and LittleFang for contributing Dark Pit’s training information!

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Pit amiibo Guide

Welcome to our Pit amiibo guide! Pit was pretty good in Super Smash Bros. 4. A bit underrepresented, sure, but he wound up in the tier list’s high rankings nonetheless! Pit’s placement in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate metagame is just about the same, too; perhaps this owes to how little he changed during the transition between games. If you’d like to learn even more about Pit’s metagame history, feel free to check out his corresponding wiki page. By the way, here’s a quick heads up: our Pit and Dark Pit guides are completely identical, so you’re welcome to use them interchangeably.

Special thanks to Dempsey and LittleFang for contributing Pit’s training information!

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