Category Archives: Nintendo Switch

Amiibo Training Guide: Link (SSBU) (Preliminary)

Welcome to the second training guide for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! Seeing as he was the winner of our first official tournament it seems only fitting we would next cover Link. As if placing S-tier in Super Smash Bros. 4 wasn’t enough for him, Link has come back with a vengeance, however not many changes to the character as a whole, in terms of amiibo. The one major change that makes Link so intriguing is his bombs, but alongside that, his sword is longer making his already scary smash attacks that much deadlier.

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The second Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo tournament has concluded

For the first time ever, a Yoshi amiibo has taken the championship title of an amiibo tournament. Throughout the many years of Smash 4, this hadn’t happened even once. This is Smash Ultimate, and the second-ever tourney has seen a Yoshi claim victory. Things really are different, aren’t they? Congratulations to the winner! If you’re interested in the full matchup data, check out our official tournament records. Here’s a silly (and wildly inaccurate) tier list based on results from these two competitions.


Don’t take this list as fact. It’s more of a sum-up of recent tourney trends and results than an actual tier list. In reality, there is no “tier list” yet, and there won’t be for a long time. Fighters like Dr. Mario and Robin were only entered once, and lost their first match, so that’s why they’re at the bottom. Doesn’t mean they’re weak by any means.

Anyway, our next tournament takes place soon. It’ll allow Spirits for the first time, so we’ll see what kind of trends they bring to the table. For more information, join our Discord server and enter the #tournaments channel. It’ll likely take place after Christmas, so those of you who are currently without a Switch may have a chance to compete. Until then!

Stream Analysis: December 12, 2018 (Jigglypuff)

Today’s stream was rather short, but for good reason. We only trained one character! This time around, we focused on Jigglypuff and tried to answer one burning question: can it use Rest? In Smash 4, Jigglypuff amiibo could be taught to use Rest, but if it missed even once, it would forget how to use it. The link to the full stream archive can be found here. Without further ado, let’s begin.

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Stream Analysis: December 11, 2018 (Ness & Ridley)

Welcome to the first Amiibo Dojo Stream Analysis! As you may or may not know, I like to stream amiibo training when I’ve got the time to. Given that Smash Ultimate is a new game, watching amiibo battles live can help us all learn together. Today’s stream focused on Ness and Ridley, two characters I’ve written about already. It started off slow, but by the end, we made some important discoveries that could help us in the future. The link to the full stream archive can be found here. Now then, let’s get started.

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Amiibo Training Guide: Ness (SSBU) (Preliminary)

Welcome to the first-ever preliminary Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo training guide! As you might expect, we’re starting with Ness, who is often seen as the mascot of the Amiibo Dojo. A lot has changed in this new chapter of amiibo training, and Ness was affected by these changes in a big way. Let’s take a look at the buffs and nerfs this character has received, and how to take Ultimate’s overhauled AI into account when training him. Continue reading Amiibo Training Guide: Ness (SSBU) (Preliminary)