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New amiibo editing software is now available

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!

A demo for Kirby and the Forgotten Land has been announced

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!

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet announced, starter Pokémon revealed

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!

Release date given for Min Min amiibo, Steve delayed

After missing February’s Nintendo Direct, Min Min’s amiibo figure has finally been slated for an April 29 release date. According to a recent tweet from Nintendo, it will indeed be releasing alongside Nintendo Switch Sports! Unfortunately, Steve won’t be arriving alongside her. Both the Steve and Alex amiibo figures have been delayed until late 2022, and no official date has been given. As we’ve mentioned here before, we were able to access training data for the Min Min, Steve, Sephiroth, Pyra / Mythra, and Kazuya Figure Players early. This means we’ve got full-length training guides available on all of these fighters! Be sure to bookmark their respective pages ahead of their release date so you’re ready to train them up properly.

In the meantime, several existing amiibo figures are being reprinted. They’ll likely release sometime in March alongside Kirby and the Forgotten Land. These include Kirby, King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Byleth. Naturally, we’ve got training guides available for them too, and we encourage you to check them out! Please note that the Kirby amiibo being reprinted are all Kirby series (blue bases) except for King Dedede, whose Smash version is being restocked.

Min Min amiibo certification updated, release date incoming

February 2022’s Nintendo Direct came and went without a single mention of amiibo. This was a bit of a surprise — as we know, Nintendo still has to release amiibo figures for every character from Fighters Pass 2. Min Min is confirmed for release, though at the time of writing there’s no release date just yet. That being said, Nintendo updated their Children’s Product Certificates yesterday – which confirms that amiibo are indeed for kids – but it also confirms that the Min Min amiibo has received its initial run of manufacturing.

According to the CPSIA, the Min Min amiibo received just one month of production during December 2021. It’s been updated alongside entries for Kirby series Kirby, Kirby series Meta Knight, Smash series King Dedede, and Smash series Byleth. It’s very likely that all four of these reprinted amiibo (plus Min Min herself) release on March 25, 2022 alongside Kirby and the Forgotten Land. If that’s the case, then it’s rather strange that the recent Nintendo Direct made no mention of it. We’ll be sure to update you when we receive more information!

Of course, we do have a preliminary training guide available for Min Min, and you can find that right here! Most of you can’t make use of this just yet, but feel free to bookmark it for later. You can also read up early to get a feel for what to expect when training this character. If you’re looking for Min Min amiibo pre-orders, join our Discord community to be notified when they go live.