Out of all the Fire Emblem characters, Ike is perhaps the strongest. He was pretty good in Super Smash Bros. 4, and he’s pretty good in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Having strong attacks, strong attacks, and strong attacks all contribute to Ike’s position on our tier list. If you’re looking to train a strong Ike amiibo, you’ve come to the right place — let’s get started!
When it comes to amiibo training, we get a lot of questions about Pokémon Trainer. And that’s understandable, because Pokémon Trainer is a complicated character. You’ve got the Super Smash Bros. 4 Charizard amiibo, which scans as Pokémon Trainer in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Then you’ve got the Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Pokémon Trainer figures, and they also scan as Pokémon Trainer in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Unfortunately, figurines of the individual Pokémon aren’t standalone characters: they’re still very much controlled by a trainer. In other words, a Squirtle amiibo can still play as Ivysaur and Charizard. Kind of a shame that all four figures are essentially the same, but it makes for an interesting character!
Ryu made his Super Smash Bros. series debut as a DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros. 4. He’s got a few unique tricks up his sleeve: his normals are split into held and tapped versions, and his special moves can be executed via unique button inputs that increase their power. Figure Players generally don’t make good use of character gimmicks (see Bayonetta, Ken, and the Ice Climbers), but Ryu is a rare exception!
I’ve been running the Amiibo Dojo since August 2015 (the longest-running amiibo training site, wow). Yes, its name has changed, but at heart, Exion is still the same site it was five years ago. What, then, does this have to do with Captain Falcon? A lot, actually. Over the course of those five years, one specific character has contributed to the spread of amiibo training misconceptions — and yes, that character is Captain Falcon. His very existence seems to inspire a “flashy”, “disrespectful”, and “combo-heavy” playstyle. Bad news: amiibo can’t do any of that. If you’re looking for your disappointment of the day, you’ve found it!
Samus has had a rough life. Not in terms of Metroid lore, but in terms of her history in the amiibo metagame. Super Smash Bros. 4 was certainly a struggle, and Samus was ranked as one of the three worst characters (alongside R.O.B. and Mega Man — all three were robotic, for some reason) on our official tier list. In Ultimate, things are much better for Samus. By all accounts, she’s still not great; if you’re looking to train one though, you’re in luck — it’s easier now than ever before!