Category Archives: Blog Update

It’s the Amiibo Dojo’s fifth anniversary!

Earlier this year, we celebrated Exion’s ninth anniversary. We didn’t actually do anything, but I like to call it a celebration anyway. But the fun (or lack thereof, honestly) doesn’t stop there — today’s the Amiibo Dojo’s fifth anniversary! If you’re new to the site as of this year, I probably have some explaining to do.

I created the community in February 2011. Way before amiibo training was ever a thing. By the time amiibo figures were released in November 2014, the site was starting to slow down. In January 2015, I wrote the first-ever amiibo training guide. And then I kept writing new and updated ones! Eventually, I had so many reddit posts to keep track of that I just had to make a blog to store them all on. And I started that version of the community on August 29, 2015 — five years ago today!

That means we celebrate two anniversaries here: one on February 24 and one on August 29. Creation and recreation, basically! It’s amazing to me that our amiibo content is going strong five years later. People still like to read it, and as long as that’s the case, I’ll continue writing it. And I’ll be sure to mix in different kinds of posts, too. Thanks again for all your support!

The Joker and Hero amiibo files have been accessed early

Last night, we made a major breakthrough — and long story short, the Exion team has crafted working files of the Joker and Hero amiibo that can be used on any Nintendo Switch console! Compatibility for Joker and Hero was added in Version 8.1.0, but their figurines don’t release until October 2nd. That means we’ve got access to Joker and Hero two months early, and it also means we’ll have credible, tested guides available for each character before they even release. You’ll be able to read best practices for training both Joker and Hero on the day they come out!

This follows a similar occurrence in 2019, in which Pichu was spoofed and access almost three months before release. We do have preliminary Joker and Hero training guides available, and plan on updating them once more before release. When we do, they’ll be brought to the front of the main page, so don’t worry about missing them! In the meantime, I would like to thank Supernova for greatly assisting in spoofing these characters and helping us access and analyze them months in advance. Feel free to check out his YouTube channel for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate mods and amiibo training content. For more information on Joker and Hero, check out the Exion Discord server.

Exion’s plan for summer 2020

Hey all, it’s been quite some time since our last update post! In fact, it’s been over six months. Crazy. Between managing the site, a job, and full-time college, things have been pretty busy for me. Despite that, we’ve managed to put a number of amiibo training guides over the past few days and – not to toot my own horn or anything – these might just be our best work yet! With summer fast approaching, there are a few things I’d like to talk about. I’m about to have a lot more time to devote to Exion and its content and community, so let’s go over some changes you can expect this summer!

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On the subject of plagiarism

As avid site readers might know, I started the Amiibo Dojo way back in August 2015. We quickly became the number one source of all things amiibo training, and although the name Amiibo Dojo has been retired, its content is still created on a regular basis (sometimes). Unfortunately, we’ve had an issue within the past few months: plagiarism of our guides. Several “news sites” have created their own amiibo training guides, but are actually rewording an outdated guide I posted years ago. Today, I’m going to debunk my own writings and explain why so many journalists have essentially copy-pasted my old work.

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Happy 9th anniversary, Exion!

It’s nearly February 24, 2020 — and nine years ago, our community was born! Of course, we only recently found our footing as Exion; over the years, we went through many different names and iterations. If you’re a new reader and want to learn about some of our history, you’ve come to the right place! In the spirit of our ninth anniversary, I am going to outline our community and its past.

If you aren’t ready to read a massive wall of text, then I’ll leave you with this: thanks for sticking around for nine years. Things have been picking up for us, and I hope to see our community continue to grow and thrive. You, as viewers, are the most important part of our work, and I am very thankful for that!

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