Category Archives: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Amiibo Training Guide: Piranha Plant (SSBU)

Piranha Plant was undoubtedly the most surprising newcomer in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nobody expected to see a common Super Mario enemy have such a creative and unique moveset, let alone be playable at all. Although Piranha Plant is considered low-tier in competitive Smash, the amiibo game is a different story. Despite its shortcomings, Piranha Plant can contend with the best.

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Amiibo Training Guide: Ice Climbers (SSBU)

The Ice Climbers made their Smash debut in Super Smash Bros. Melee. The unique duo (consisting of Popo and Nana) were to work together to overwhelm opponents with well-timed combo attacks. Since then, they’ve become a series staple, and return in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For the first time ever, trainers have the opportunity to raise an Ice Climbers amiibo! Doing so is no easy task, however; teaching the character to fully utilize its pink-clad partner is a tall order.

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Amiibo Training Guide: Lucina (SSBU)

Welcome to the Lucina Training guide for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! Lucina was a force to be reckoned with in the previous title, and while she hasn’t shown the same level of dominance, a handful of trainers are determined to prove her worth. While she’s not the best amiibo by any means, her consistent high placements as a character and as individual amiibo have made her claim to the higher end of the tier list undisputed. Let’s hop in and find out what makes her so consistent!

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Amiibo AI: The Freeze Glitch (SSBU)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been an absolute blast to experiment with in terms of amiibo AI. Amiibo are so much more in depth, aggressive, and fun to watch. One main trait that excited us all was how flashy they are. Going for spikes purely for style, insane combos, and most of all, taunting. However, not long after the game came out a few users on our Discord server started telling us about a glitch with their amiibo, where they would simply freeze, usually until attacked or upwards of thirty seconds had passed. At first, it was extremely difficult to replicate, but the most common (yet not universally) shared characteristic was the personality of that amiibo (which we knew nothing about at the time). The amiibo who experienced the glitch were usually Reckless, Enthusiastic, Aggressive, Offensive, Daredevil, or Flashy. We now know, it has nothing to do with the personality at all. Let me explain.

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