It’s the beginning of August, and we’ve updated both of our tier lists! Come see which characters have risen or dropped and why. If you’re new to competitive amiibo training and need an explanation of how these tier lists work, feel free to check out their respective pages here and here (vanilla and Spirits). Otherwise, let’s get right into the updates! It’s a light slate, but an important one nonetheless.
Today’s Pokémon Presents has just aired, and in usual fashion some new bits of news have been unveiled for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet! We’ve got a complete summary of everything announced during today’s presentation — but if you’d rather watch it for yourself without any spoilers, you can do so via this link right here.
For the first time ever, amiibo trainers worldwide now have access to a brand-new tool that can edit their behavior values! Up until now, nothing like this has been publicly available — similar tools were only open to elite groups of trainers. Now, anyone is welcome to use this new editing software by jozz and MiDe to test and adjust their Figure Players as needed! Of course, these won’t be legal in competitive tournaments — edited FP files are for testing purposes only, and tour hosts will be able to tell if the file was edited. You can find the download link right here. If you’d like to learn more about SAE (Smash amiibo editor for short), check out its readme file. You’ll find instructions on how to use the tool there. If you have any questions that aren’t answered there, you’re welcome to join our Discord community! Some tournaments held there actually do allow edited FP files, so you’re welcome to join one of those tours when they pop up.
This follows new research on personalities recently conducted by dataminers. It’s easier than ever to take your FP’s training file and see what kinds of values it has. Plus, now it’s easy to shift them around and test them yourself! We’ve come to have a much better understanding of amiibo AI over the past few months, and it would’ve never happened without our amazing community. If this new editor interests you, here are a few helpful resources: our personality list, our character guides, and our tournaments guide (which will help you obtain your FP’s training file).
Though you can’t whip up tournament-legal FPs using this tool, you can create easy Raid Bosses. In just a few minutes, too! For the most part, there’s no regulation on edited Raid Bosses since using them isn’t a direct competition. Feel free to check out our Raid Boss guides for the best movesets for each character. Have fun editing!
In something of a surprise move, a demo for Kirby and the Forgotten Land was announced today! The full game releases on March 25, but you’ll be able to play a small selection of levels in the meantime. This follows in the footsteps of Kirby Star Allies, which received a demo version ahead of its official release date in March 2018. You can read more about the game here.
The demo is available today, so go ahead and download it for free when you get a chance! As a reminder, amiibo figures for Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede, and Byleth are due for a restock at around the same time as the full game releases. Keep your eyes peeled on online retailers!
Today’s Pokémon Presents announced the ninth generation of the series, and it comes in the form of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet for Nintendo Switch! They’re true open world games set in a region based on Spain, and are due for launch at the end of the year. The graphics look better than in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, so it’s clear that the developers are getting better and better with them! The three new starter Pokémon – Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly – were also revealed.
Of course, we’ll be writing lots of guides for these games here on Exion! They won’t be coming until the end of the year, though, so for now you’ll just have to read the guides we already have available. If you’d like to see the full trailer, you can watch it via this link. We’re excited to see what the future of the franchise has to offer!