A beginner’s guide to custom amiibo

Before we start, I’d like to say that this guide will not include painting amiibo. Perhaps in the future I’ll make a guide about it once I get the hang of it? Second, this guide is mostly aimed toward beginners who might be a bit too nervous to try out customizing amiibo. If you are somebody who is confident in your crafting skills, I recommend looking at Nintendo Wire’s Custom Conquest Show that premiered a few years back.

Thanks to Amiibo Trainer Icy for contributing this Guest Article! Feel free to check out their Twitter account and YouTube channel.

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Training the strongest Mr. Game & Watch amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Mr. Game & Watch has many tools that make him somewhat obnoxious to play against… at least in Smash’s competitive scene. An excellent out of shield option, an fast down air that helps him return to the stage… problem is, in the context of amiibo training, almost none of that works. This is a recurring theme in our metagame: a character’s best tools against human players generally aren’t best against AI players. Mr. Game & Watch is no exception, and today, we’re going to talk about what makes this character tick.

Thanks to Penne for contributing Mr. Game & Watch’s training information! Feel free to check out their Twitter account by following this link.

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Understanding amiibo Personalities in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

It’s 2020, and new amiibo trainers still have the same question on their minds: what is a personality? That’s a complicated question, but here’s a simple answer: a rather meaningless label. We’ll start with this: trying to force your amiibo into a certain personality often muddies its training and lowers its potential. For example, feeding a Pikachu amiibo Spirits over and over again (or putting it through specific or odd training) in an attempt to make its personality Lightning Fast usually won’t go well. Personalities change at the drop of a hat, and the intricacies behind this change are so complicated that we may never fully figure them out.

But there’s a lot more to understand about personalities, too. If you’re interested in learning what amiibo can actually be taught to do – or what little aspects compose a personality – you’ve come to the right place. Continue reading Understanding amiibo Personalities in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Training the strongest Mii Brawler amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Ever since the old days of amiibo training in Super Smash Bros. 4, Mii Brawler has been the least represented of the three Mii Fighters. Unfortunately, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is no exception, but certain trainers have given the character a much-needed chance to shine. There’s certainly potential to be found here, but it’s quite difficult to unlock. Today we’re going to look at how you might go about doing that!

Thanks to Fammydamammy for contributing Mii Brawler’s training information! Feel free to check out their Twitter account by following this link.

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Updating the metagame’s stage list

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!

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