Category Archives: Nintendo Switch

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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The first Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo tournament is over

Hey all, the first Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo tournament has concluded! So here’s the deal: this was a private tournament held between members of our Discord server. We had 31 participants, and the top four were Link, Ike, Isabelle, and… Isabelle. There were two Isabelle amiibo in the top four. From what we saw of the character, she is undoubtedly a top-tier (or at least high tier) contender in this developing metagame. It appears she has a poor matchup against Link, who can outrange her with his stronger projectiles.

Here are some more quick snippets that I’m going to be looking into over the next few days: aerials are better than in Smash 4, but grounded is still the winning playstyle; Ike, Kirby, and Pikachu are better than in the previous title, and Ness seems much weaker. The official tournament records spreadsheet has been updated with these results. Once we’ve got enough results, we can start making a preliminary tier list. And since it’s based off of tourney wins, it can’t really be contested once we put it out.

We’ll have lots more posts coming up in the next few days. Maybe you expected there to be a bit more than there are right now, but that’s because we still don’t know enough about the metagame to say anything definitively. We’ll post again when we can say something definitively. Until next time – thanks for reading!

Squad Strike amiibo Tournament (Entries Open)

We’ve got a new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament approaching! We host our tournaments online, and if you don’t know how to participate in those, check out our guide. Here’s all the rules and details you’ll need to know.

  • Send in 3 amiibo for a Squad Strike tournament. All characters allowed.
  • Hosted on December 14th. Entries due the night before. Send .bin files to
  • Vanilla amiibo only! No spirits, equipment, or special effects.
  • Stages will be random Battlefield form.
  • No Final Smash Meter, Items, or Rage.
  • Double elimination rules.

The tournament will be streamed here. This is one of the first Smash Ultimate amiibo tournaments (and the first Squad Strike tourney), so be sure to enter! Please note that this isn’t an “official” Amiibo Dojo tournament: we’ll have one of those coming up really soon!