Princess Peach presides over the Mushroom Kingdom from her huge castle. Though she’s often the target of Bowser’s kidnapping schemes, Princess Peach is far from a simple damsel in distress. She’s a natural at tennis and golf, a ferocious driver, and can more than hold her own at adventuring and battling.
Section 1: Character Overview
Although a rarity in modern tournaments, Peach is an impressive contender with a strong skill set. Her jab comes out on frame three and consists of two separate hits, the first of which can link into a down tilt to forward smash combo. On the subject of smash attacks, Peach’s are quite good: for her forward smash, she uses a variety of different weapons, including a frying pan, a golf club, and a tennis racket. These tools have different properties, but all three are equally viable. Between her double jump, up special, and hover capability, Peach’s recovery is both versatile and reliable. Her neutral special, Toad, serves as a pseudo-counter that can catch opponents off-guard if used sparingly.
However, Peach’s AI tends to overuse its hover ability, trying it at inappropriate times and leaving itself vulnerable to attack. It may also spam its forward aerial if left unchecked. Peach herself also suffers from light weight, meaning that she is easily knocked around by metagame titans Bowser and Ganondorf.
Peach can work wonders – in the right hands. Her strengths slightly outweigh her weaknesses. To that end, it’s difficult to understand why this character is so rare in tournaments. Regardless, raising a champion Peach amiibo is possible. It’s up to you as trainers to give her the representation she currently lacks.
Section 2: Recommended Equipment
Stats & Bonuses
For more information on equipment – including instructions on how to farm for custom parts – please read our amiibo equipment guide.
Most amiibo tournaments allow and encourage equipment. In fact, over ninety percent of competitions do – but if you’d prefer to forgo custom gear and leave your amiibo ‘vanilla’, you can skip this section. Otherwise, you will need to equip your amiibo with a viable setup of stats and bonuses. The following build has been extensively tested and proven effective:
+60 Attack / +60 Defense / 0 Speed
- Heavy Vegetable: This is a custom move version of Peach’s down special. Hence its name, the vegetable Peach throws is heavier and takes longer to pluck. Each projectile flies farther and deals more damage, so that extra startup is worthwhile.
Once your amiibo’s stats, bonuses, and custom moves are refined and ready to go, your training will officially begin! If you encountered a problem while equipping your amiibo, feel free to join our Discord server to ask for help.
Section 3: Training Your Amiibo
Amiibo training is a very specific task, and for the best possible result, you will need to approach it with caution. You can’t just go all-out using combos and aerials: both are seen as “newbie tactics” by competitive trainers. Instead, you should remain grounded at all times, making sure to punish your amiibo for every aerial attack it uses against you. This is true regardless of whether or not your amiibo was fed equipment.
To help your amiibo properly utilize its moveset, you will mirror match it from Level 1 all the way to Level 50. Playing timed matches on Ω-form stages is highly recommended.
Training Tips (Equipment & Vanilla)
- Neutral options: jab, forward tilt, down tilt, neutral special, side special, and down special. Peach has many useful tools at her disposal. As mentioned earlier, her jab hits twice and can follow up into a down tilt to forward smash combo. Her neutral special, Toad, should be used against telegraphed attacks, while Peach Bomber serves as a decent mid-range approach option. Regardless of whether or not you equipped Heavy Vegetable, Peach’s down special is best used from afar. If you get lucky, you might even pluck a Mr. Saturn or Bob-omb!
- Main KO moves: forward smash and up smash. Peach’s forward smash cycles through three different tools: a golf club, a frying pan, and a tennis racket. Be mindful of which weapon Peach will use when attacking with forward smash. Her golf club has increased range and diagonal knockback, her frying pan inflicts major damage, and her tennis racket launches enemies horizontally. Peach’s up smash is a useful aerial punish, and is most powerful when the center of her body connects with the opponent.
- Moves to avoid: down smash. Peach’s down smash isn’t bad, per se, but it does lack range and knockback. As a result, her forward and up smashes are far superior.
Training Tips (Vanilla-Only)
- If you did not feed your amiibo equipment, it’s a good idea to teach it to grab, pummel, and throw its opponents. When grabbing your amiibo, throw it towards the nearest edge. This means you will only need to use forward and back throws. In the equipment metagame, Improved escapability renders most grabs and throws useless. Without the presence of this bonus, your amiibo is free to use its grab as often as it pleases.
When your amiibo finally reaches Level 50, its training will truly begin. Just like a real player, amiibo need match experience and practice against different characters. For more information on training your amiibo past Level 50, follow this link.
Section 4: Conclusion & Credits
Thank you so much for reading! Although the guide may be coming to an end, your training most certainly isn’t: there’s always a way to make an amiibo stronger, and yours is no exception. If you need additional help, check out the Amiibo Mechanics & Metagame Guide. If you want to ask specific questions, you can also stop by our Discord server.
If your desire to read amiibo training guides and articles hasn’t been entirely fulfilled, there are more posts here that you might like. Amiibo Training Analysis analyzes a specific aspect of the metagame in great detail. Meanwhile, the official amiibo tier list ranks each amiibo’s potential. The FAQ is another good resource worth checking out. Alternatively, you can head back to the master list of guides for even more amiibo training methods!