A complete summary of Mewtwo’s performance in Super Smash Bros. 4 can be found on the character’s information page. It includes strengths and weaknesses, AI quirks, and an archive of tournament representation and results.
Stats & Bonus Effects
Mewtwo’s best equipment setup focuses heavily on Attack and Defense (+120 Attack / +200 Defense / -200 Speed) at the cost of Speed. In terms of bonus effects, Improved launch ability, Lifesteal, and Improved escapability are essential. As with all downloadable fighters, Mewtwo does not have any custom moves.
An amiibo becomes strongest if it is mirror matched all the way to Level 50. This is done to teach the AI which moves to rely on; after reaching Level 50, it will use this training as a base and expand upon it with matchup experience. While training your amiibo, do not play aggressively or go off-stage; instead, remain grounded and keep the following moves in mind:
- Neutral options: jab, forward tilt, up tilt, and down tilt (Tail Sweep). Mewtwo’s jab is one of the most useful of its kind, and is notable for its ability to catch opponents off-guard with its above-average reach. Each of Mewtwo’s tilts has excellent range, and are all viable neutral options.
- Main KO moves: forward smash (Shadow Blast), up smash (Galaxy Force), and down smash (Shadow Bomb). Mewtwo has an incredibly potent set of smash attacks. Its forward smash is the most immediately threatening of the three due to its increased knockback, while its up smash hits multiple times and serves as a devastating aerial punish.
- Situational moves: neutral special (Shadow Ball). When using Shadow Ball, be sure to fully charge it each and every time. This will discourage the amiibo from firing uncharged projectiles.
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