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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Mario amiibo Guide (Competitive)

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 fighter, so if you’re looking for tournament results you might as well switch over right now! If you want to learn more about Mario’s strengths and weaknesses, though, you can do so over at his wiki page. Otherwise, let’s continue!

Please note that this particular training guide targets the amiibo-versus-amiibo format. If you’d like to learn how to train a Raid Boss Mario amiibo (amiibo-versus-human), feel free to check out our corresponding guide instead.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Lucas amiibo Guide (Raid Boss)

In the competitive amiibo metagame, Ness is considered stronger than Lucas. In the context of Raid Boss training, though… this is still true. Oh well. But if you’ve got a Lucas amiibo that needs training and the competitive scene seems too intimidating, you’ve come to the right place. Lucas is somewhat versatile in his training routes, so a portion of this guide will boil down to your personal preferences. Before we continue, if you’d like to learn even more about Lucas’s strengths and weaknesses, you can do so by checking his wiki page. Otherwise, let’s jump right into his proper training methods!

Please note that this particular training guide targets the amiibo-versus-human format. If you’d like to learn how to train a competitive Lucas amiibo (amiibo-versus-amiibo), feel free to check out our corresponding guide instead.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Lucas amiibo Guide (Competitive)

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 rather 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!

Please note that this particular training guide targets the amiibo-versus-amiibo format. If you’d like to learn how to train a Raid Boss Lucas amiibo (amiibo-versus-human), feel free to check out our corresponding guide instead. Thanks to gamer (Discord tag: gamer,#2283) for contributing Lucas’s training information!

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – amiibo Backup Guide (Mobile)

As you may very well know, amiibo can be used in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Battle Arenas. For tournaments hosted through arenas, all you need is a Switch, a fully-trained Figure Player, and a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. But there was once a time when amiibo couldn’t be used online at all. In fact, it wasn’t until March 2019 that this became possible. So trainers had to get creative to be able to host tournaments: and this meant using an NFC-enabled device to safely copy the training file from their amiibo. They’d then send that file to a tournament host, who’d have special equipment that can zap the amiibo file onto their console as if it were a genuine figure!

Many trainers still use this method of submission today, and if you’re looking to enter a tournament that requires a .bin file submission, you’re in luck. We’ve got full guides here on how to use an Android or iPhone device to retrieve your amiibo’s training file, and information on how to remove Spirits from it, if needed! We also have a guide on using Amiibo Powersaves to back up your amiibo, and you can access that guide right here. Regardless of the kind of mobile device you own, you’ll need to download the NFC Tools app. You can find it on the Play Store or App Store. You’ll also need to bookmark the Amiibots home page. Once you’ve got all of that set up, though, you’re good to continue!

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Mario amiibo Guide (Raid Boss)

You might think Mario is a good Raid Boss amiibo for beginners. After all, throughout the Super Smash Bros. series, Mario has traditionally served as a beginner-friendly fighter (though he’s also quite good in competitive play these days). Unfortunately, that’s not the case here, as Mario’s AI is notoriously difficult to work with sometimes. It’s got a bunch of issues spamming particular moves, and today, we’re going to talk about ways to [hopefully] get around these quirks! In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more about Mario’s strengths and weaknesses, you can check his page over at the amiibo Wiki.

Please note that this particular training guide targets the amiibo-versus-human format. If you’d like to learn how to train a competitive Mario amiibo (amiibo-versus-amiibo), feel free to check out our corresponding guide instead.

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