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.
Bayonetta’s life has been spiraling out of control since the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in 2018. Not only is she no longer top-tier, but she’s also actually considered one of the worst fighters in competitive amiibo training. How unfortunate! That being said, players who clearly remember the Smash 4 days might argue that she’s deserved a low ranking all along. If you’d like to read up on Bayonetta’s metagame history, you can do just that over at her wiki page. Otherwise, let’s jump right into today’s training!
A complete summary of Bayonetta’s performance in Super Smash Bros. 4 can be found on the character’s information page. It includes strengths and weaknesses, AI quirks, and an archive of tournament representation and results.