By all accounts, Super Smash Bros. 4 wasn’t kind to Jigglypuff. Unlike every other fighter, it was never buffed or nerfed via game updates, and this eventually led to its labeling of “worst character in the game“. Things weren’t much better for its Figure Player, either: the amiibo Buff made shield breaks rather common, making Jigglypuff’s matchups against metagame titans Bowser and Little Mac nearly unwinnable. Luckily, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate showed the Balloon Pokémon a bit of compassion. It’s actually high tier now (albeit in a very specific format)!
An amiibo’s capability to taunt was a feature we as a community were overjoyed to receive at the beginning of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Very quickly, however, we would discover that taunting came with many AI issues — most notably, the freeze glitch. This left the concept of taunting reluctantly shut away, considered too risky for any competitive amiibo. Of course, this didn’t stop some trainers from teaching it to their amiibo, and once the freeze glitch was patched, research into the subject became a lot more valued. Despite this, even today most competitive amiibo do not taunt, but some people simply want their FP to be an entertainer, and we’re here to help you achieve that goal!
Thanks to TooLoocas for contributing the information in this post! His twitter can be found here!
Mr. Game & Watch has many tools that make him somewhat obnoxious to play against… at least in Smash’s competitive scene. An excellent out of shield option, an fast down air that helps him return to the stage… problem is, in the context of amiibo training, almost none of that works. This is a recurring theme in our metagame: a character’s best tools against human players generally aren’t best against AI players. Mr. Game & Watch is no exception, and today, we’re going to talk about what makes this character tick.
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!