Joker, Hero, and Pichu have something in common: all three characters were accessed months before their official release date. We’ve had a couple of weeks in advance to train Joker, and we’re now ready to forward everything we’ve learned to our wonderful readers! Extravagant statements aside, Joker is much better than we thought. His AI actually understands how to use each and every one of its special moves… which is actually a great accomplishment by Figure Player-standards!
Pikachu was kind of ridiculous in Super Smash Bros. 4. Back then, its Figure Player couldn’t make any kind of tournament progress unless it spammed its custom down special, Thunder Burst. In regard to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, we’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that Pikachu can make better use of its full kit. The bad news is that Thunder Burst doesn’t exist anymore. Even so, Pikachu is much better off in Ultimate, and if you’re looking to train a good one, you’ve come to the right place!
Thanks to MiDe for contributing Pikachu’s training information! Feel free to check out their YouTube channel by following this link.
If you’re looking for the Koopaling and searched for “Roy” instead of “Bowser Jr.” for some reason, you’ve got the wrong character! The Bowser Jr. / Koopaling amiibo training guide can be found here.
Super Smash Bros. 4 was a sad time for Roy. In fact, he didn’t even make the cut at first! He was brought back as DLC, but was often seen as an inferior semi-clone of Marth and Lucina. Plus, Roy’s reverse tipper mechanic was kind of dangerous; it forced him to get up close and personal with fighters you really don’t want to get up close and personal with. Things are looking up for Roy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, though!
Thanks to MiDe for contributing Roy’s training information! Feel free to check out their YouTube channel by following this link.
If it weren’t for Mii Gunner, Yoshi might have claimed the title for “most buffed Figure Player in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate“. In Super Smash Bros. 4, Yoshi was a bottom-tier contender who lacked tournament results and representation. That’s no longer the case, though! Yoshi’s a solid (albeit still underrepresented) pick in Ultimate. If you’re looking to train the strongest one, you’ve come to the right place!
2020 marks the Super Mario series’ 35th anniversary. And given the recent announcement of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, we figured it would be the perfect time to give Mario’s amiibo training guide a fresh coat of paint! Mario was one of the strangest Figure Players in Super Smash Bros. 4; for whatever reason, his AI could “corrupt” other AI opponents and trick them into losing. This isn’t possible in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but Mario is more than worth training regardless!