If you’ve read our amiibo training guides, you’re probably aware of the fact that many characters are unspectacular. Not bad, per se; they just lack the definitive strengths to make them stand out. Unfortunately, Bowser Jr. is the epitome of this archetype — and is perhaps the character who best fits this description. This hasn’t discouraged everybody from training him, though — and if you’re thinking of raising one, too, now’s a perfect time to start!
Thanks to Riparo for contributing Bowser Jr.’s training information!
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Star Fox characters have a history of being somewhat disappointing Figure Players. They’re based around combos, which the AI can’t consistently pull off. Sheik, Joker, and Pikachu fall into this problem too. By all accounts, Fox is difficult to train, but it’s certainly possible! A few dedicated trainers have figured out how to work around his flaws and unlock his potential. Just don’t expect the AI to combo.
Thanks to Riparo for contributing Fox’s training information!
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Wii Fit Trainer has always been an interesting fighter. When she was first announced as a newcomer for Super Smash Bros. 4, players were initially confused but quickly warmed up to the idea. Her amiibo figure was notoriously difficult to find, and formed a “holy trinity” of sorts alongside Marth and Villager. Of course, this is no longer the case, as Wii Fit Trainer’s amiibo has since been restocked. If you’ve managed to get your hands on one, you’re in luck: Wii Fit Trainer is one of the most unique characters in the game, and this trait extends to her FP, too!
Thanks to Splice for contributing Wii Fit Trainer’s training information! Check out his Twitch channel for regular amiibo tournament streams.
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Bayonetta, Sheik, and Zero Suit Samus. These three characters have something in common: they’re not very good — at least when it comes to AI. In the context of our amiibo tier list, Bayonetta and Sheik aren’t rising anytime soon. But Zero Suit Samus has risen and has the potential to rise even further! She’s been quite underrepresented until recently, so now’s as good a time as ever to start training her!
Thanks to forenmagra for contributing Zero Suit Samus’s training information! Feel free to read their notes document for more character-specific strategies.
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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)!
Thanks to Penne and Nozomu for contributing Jigglypuff’s training information! Feel free to follow their work here and here, respectively!
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