Super Smash Bros. 4 was not kind to Jigglypuff. Unlike every other fighter in that game, it was never buffed or nerfed via post-launch updates, and this eventually led to its labeling of “worst character”. Things weren’t much better for its Figure Player, either. The amiibo Buff made shield breaks rather common, which meant metagame titans like Bowser and Little Mac could simply shatter Jigglypuff’s shield and KO it within a few seconds. Fortunately, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has shown the Balloon Pokémon a bit of compassion. It’s actually high-tier now — albeit in a very specific format! Before we continue, you can read more about Jigglypuff’s metagame history by viewing its wiki page. Otherwise, let’s jump right into today’s training!
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Pichu was first introduced as something of a “joke character” in Super Smash Bros. Melee. For its appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it received a large buff to its moveset and attributes. In other words, it’s not a joke character anymore! Pichu has sent sparks flying in Ultimate’s competitive scene, but does its newfound strength carry over to competitive amiibo training? The short answer: not really. Unfortunately, Pichu is often considered the weakest Pokémon character in amiibo tournaments — though Jigglypuff is also in contention for this title (assuming Spirits are off). If you’d like to learn more about Pichu’s metagame history, you can do so over at its corresponding wiki page. Otherwise, let’s jump right into today’s training!
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Say hello to Incineroar, the uncontested best Figure Player in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Heel Pokémon is currently the only fighter to be universally banned from competitive tournaments, and it’s for a good reason, too: its side special, Alolan Whip, absolutely shreds AI opponents. Incineroar isn’t quite as strong against human players, but it’s still a powerful Raid Boss that can strike fear into the hearts of the unprepared. If you’d like to read more about Incineroar’s metagame history, you can do so over at its wiki page. Otherwise, let’s jump right into today’s training!
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When Pokémon Sword & Shield were first announced, I was excited – I’ve been a fan of the Pokémon series for years, after all – but as we know, Sword & Shield have been the subject of scrutiny for some time now. I’ve played Pokémon Sword for 800 hours, give or take, and I think it’s finally time for me to write out my complete thoughts on the entirety of the game. And believe me, we are going to be covering all of it.
Most players have already formed an opinion on Sword & Shield, and most of them are understandably negative. If you’re somehow still on the fence regarding these games, my goal is to change that. Buckle up and put on your reading glasses, because today’s review is going to be our longest yet. Let’s get started!
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We’ve all heard (or experienced) how middling and divisive Pokémon Sword and Shield’s base game is. Enough of that. Its second (and supposedly final) expansion, The Crown Tundra, was recently released! As you can imagine, it adds the titular Crown Tundra – a large, mostly-snowy valley with mountains and caves – to the bottom portion of the Galar map. The DLC promises fun multiplayer co-op, lots and lots of Legendary Pokémon, and a large new world to explore. Does it deliver on that promise? Actually, it kind of does! Today, we’re going to discuss The Crown Tundra in greater depth and why I think it’s breathed new life into Sword and Shield.
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