Category Archives: Competitive

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – King Dedede amiibo Guide

King Dedede has had something of a rich history within the amiibo metagame. He was high-tier in Super Smash Bros. 4, and he’s high-tier in this game, too. This is in high contrast to both games’ competitive scenes (human-versus-human), in which Dedede is considered mid-to-low tier. It’s a nice change of pace to see him as a top-tier! The king has had plenty of dedicated trainers, and though he isn’t quite king of the metagame, he’s powerful enough to rule over most fighters ranked below him on our tier list. If you’d like to learn more about King Dedede’s strengths and weaknesses, be sure to read his wiki page. Otherwise, let’s jump right into today’s training!

Special thanks to Dreamy Jay for contributing King Dedede’s training information!

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amiibo Patch Report: Ver. 11.0.0

Tonight’s update to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate added the new fighters Pyra and Mythra to the game’s impressive lineup of characters. But hey, this is an amiibo training site, so who cares about new characters that don’t have FPs yet?! We’re interested in specific fighter changes that might shake up our tier list. The last update, version 10.0.0, didn’t feature many fighter adjustments, so we decided not to write a post about it. But 11.0.0 has changed a few characters in particular, and we’re going to cover all of them! Before we continue, you can view the full changelog here.

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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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