Category Archives: Raid Boss

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Bowser Jr. amiibo Guide

If you’ve read many of our amiibo training guides, you might be aware of the fact that many Figure Players just aren’t very good. They aren’t bad, per se; they just lack the definitive strengths needed to make them stand out among  the crowd. Unfortunately, Bowser Jr. is the epitome of this archetype — and is perhaps the character who best fits this description. If you’d like to learn more about Bowser Jr.’s metagame history, you can read up over at his wiki page. Otherwise, let’s jump right into today’s training!

Special thanks to Riparo for contributing Bowser Jr.’s training information!

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Incineroar amiibo Guide

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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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Sheik amiibo Guide

Unfortunate. If given one word, that’s the one we’d use to describe Sheik’s Figure Player. Alongside Bayonetta and R.O.B., Sheik is a contender for “worst-in-game” for many reasons. Which is a shame, because she was considered mid-tier in Super Smash Bros. 4’s amiibo metagame. Simply put, if you’re looking to train a Sheik amiibo, it’s going be tough. She’s going to lose a lot of games. In some of them, she’ll be KO’d early due to her low weight. In others, she’ll take too long to KO an opponent due to her concerning lack of kill power. Sheik’s a frustrating one, but we’re going to do our best! If you’d like to learn more about her metagame representation, you can find out more at her corresponding wiki page. Otherwise, let’s jump right into today’s training!

Special thanks to MiDe for contributing Sheik’s training information!

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Lucas amiibo Guide

Lucas is the perfect example of a Figure Player who has become well-optimized over the years. At first, off-stage play was his jam. He’d be taught to use aerials to utterly crush opponents trying to recover. And while that’s still one viable strategy, most Lucas amiibo these days choose to stay on-stage instead. In terms of their optimal playstyles, you might even say that Ness and Lucas are kind of similar. If you’d like to learn even more about Lucas’s strengths and weaknesses, please check his wiki page. Otherwise, let’s jump right into today’s training!

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Mario amiibo Guide

Mario has always been kind of a strange Figure Player. More specifically, Mario’s AI has been wonky since Super Smash Bros. 4. It’s known for being incredibly spammy, though the moves it spams tend to differ between games. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario’s AI is notorious for spamming its down air, and this issue is often severe enough to deter trainers from raising this character altogether. Dr. Mario is considered the better of the two, so if you’re looking for tournament results, you might want to consider switching fighters. If you want to learn more about Mario’s strengths and weaknesses, you can do so over at his wiki page. Otherwise, let’s jump right into today’s training!

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