Training the strongest Pikachu amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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.

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Training the strongest Roy amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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.

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Training the strongest Yoshi amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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!

Thanks to Blank for contributing Yoshi’s training information! Feel free to check out their YouTube channel by following this link.

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Training the strongest Mario amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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!

Thanks to Blank for contributing Mario’s training information! Feel free to check out their YouTube channel by following this link.

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Super Mario 35th Anniversary games revealed

Nintendo has finally lifted the lid on their plans for Super Mario’s 35 anniversary. Among other things, we’re getting two brand-new games (and by that, I mean they’re not brand-new): Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. The former releases later this month (September 18) and the latter releases in February 2021 alongside new Cat Mario and Cat Peach amiibo. We have no idea what they do, but hey — they’re still making new amiibo!

Super Mario 3D All-Stars includes high-resolution versions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury includes the main game, a new expansion, and online multiplayer. Preorders are available for both, but you’ll have to act fast: for whatever reason, Super Mario 3D All-Stars is only available for purchase until March 2021. That means you won’t be able to buy it afterwards, but you will be able to keep playing it. And you’ll be able to redownload it from Nintendo eShop. Gotta love placing false scarcity on games.

Super Mario All-Stars (the one that already existed) is now available on Nintendo Switch Online’s SNES app. It’s free for anybody who already has a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. They also announced that Super Mario furniture is coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons soon. Fun! And a new Splatoon 2 Splatfest. Either way, there’s just a few weeks until 3D All-Stars is released! Feel free to watch the full presentation by following this link.