Tournaments have played by the same rules for a really long time. Stages have always been limited to Ω- and Battlefield-forms. This is because amiibo AI doesn’t navigate certain courses very well, but after a ton of testing, we’re ready to update the metagame’s official stage list! We’ve selected a variety of new stages – a much wider variety than competitive Smash – to keep things fresh, interesting, and maybe even a bit more balanced!
Lucario was a top-tier threat in Super Smash Bros. 4. In that game, its Aura mechanic was stronger than ever; when paired with equipment, its attacks could reach nuclear power levels. Just one forward smash from Lucario was enough to KO an opponent. For its appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Lucario was significantly nerfed, and so it’s kind of fallen off the radar. It’s still got potential, though, and that’s what we’re here to discuss today!
So, we’ve got a theory. And, if it’s true, it’s a theory that would change our perspective on not just amiibo training, but Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s AI as a whole. It’s a time-consuming test, so we can’t say for sure, but it’s still something to discuss regardless. Here’s the premise: yes, amiibo learn from you. We knew that. But what if I told you the CPU learns from you, too? Now, again, it’s tough to say for sure, but we’ve gathered some evidence that might support this. Take this post with a grain of salt and let’s get going.
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In the context of amiibo training, Pac-Man is an interesting case. Way back in Super Smash Bros. 4, Pac-Man was considered one of the worst characters in the game. A group of dedicated trainers changed this, though, and now he’s a solid mid-tier contender! His metagame position is mostly the same in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, except he lacks that dedicated group of trainers he needs. He’s still got loads of potential, though, and that’s what we’re here to talk about today!
For as long as amiibo training has existed – even in Super Smash Bros. 4 – Bowser has been at the top. The King of Koopas made waves throughout the entirety of Smash 4’s metagame, and unfortunately, he was even further buffed in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He’s so good now, in fact, that he’s been unanimously banned from the Exion amiibo metagame. You’re probably not going to find many tournaments that allow Bowser, but if you’re just looking to train an amiibo that can crush human opponents, you’ve come to the right place!