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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Ice Climbers amiibo Guide (Competitive)

No amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has to rose to glory quite like the Ice Climbers have. When their figurine was first released in February 2019, the Ice Climbers were awful. Their AI was relatively primitive and would self-destruct over and over and over again (since the leading climber would be launched off-stage, use an up special before the partner caught up, and then die). Thankfully, the game’s developers heard our desperate pleas and enhanced the Ice Climbers’ AI via a game update. Now the Ice Climbers have climbed up from bottom-tier to mid-tier, which is a really impressive improvement! if you’d like to learn more about the Ice Climbers’ metagame progression, you can find all of that information on their wiki page. If not, then let’s jump into today’s training routines!

Please note that this particular training guide targets the amiibo-versus-amiibo format. If you’d like to learn how to train a Raid Boss Ice Climbers amiibo (amiibo-versus-human), feel free to check out our corresponding guide instead.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Ness amiibo Guide (Competitive)

As many seasoned trainers know all too well, Ness is one of the strongest fighters in competitive amiibo matches, and this is thanks to his excellent special moves. Using PK Fire and PK Thunder, he boasts an unrivaled damage output. Once his opponent is weakened, he can move in and KO them with an up smash or back throw. Ultimate’s AI doesn’t know how to react to being juggled by PK Thunder, so it often gives up and lets itself get hit (and eventually KO’d). This works really well for Ness, who has accrued incredible tournament placements as a result. If you’d like to learn more about Ness’s strengths, weaknesses, and matchups, be sure to check his wiki page — otherwise, let’s get right into training!

Please note that this particular training guide targets the amiibo-versus-amiibo format. If you’d like to learn how to train a Raid Boss Ness amiibo (amiibo-versus-human), feel free to check out our corresponding guide instead.

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