We don’t know much about amiibo training at this point, but one thing we do know is that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s AI has been completely overhauled. For one, CPU characters are much more aggressive, and even dash dance as a neutral option. It appears they can utilize somewhat complex combos, though the extent of this is unknown. Furthermore, amiibo are much more proficient in the air, and will actively leave the stage to intercept their opponents’ recoveries.
With the introduction of personality traits, it’s possible that trainers can more easily determine a concrete playstyle for their amiibo. Offensive, defensive, flashy, laid-back, you name it: we may finally have total control over our figure players. Be sure to keep these AI adjustments in mind as you train your amiibo.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is right around the corner, and you probably have one question in particular in mind: whether or not you should reset your favorite amiibo. When transferring data from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, most of your amiibo’s attributes are discarded. Its level, custom moves, stat points, and bonus effects don’t make the cut, leaving its training as its only keepsake. Even then, not all of its training will be transferred, just “a portion” of it, according to the game itself.
The answer to your question, then, is that you should probably reset your amiibo. It’s a shame, but may be worth the trouble in the end. Unlike in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, amiibo in Ultimate actively leave the stage in an attempt to gimp opponents and will taunt at Level 50. Fighters transferred from the previous title may have trouble picking up on these traits (or may not pick up on them at all). Depending on your own training philosophy and what kind of character you want to raise, it may be a good idea to reset the amiibo.
If you’d like more personalized advice, feel free to join our Discord server. Once there, you can tell us about your amiibo and we can help you decide whether or not to retain its training in Smash Ultimate. It’s certainly a tough decision – especially since transferred data can’t be used in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS – so we’re happy to help!
Copies of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have surfaced in Mexico, and this has led to a full datamine of its files. Sure, we know more about the game’s customization options, World of Light, and online modes, but what we found out about amiibo training was absolutely astonishing. As it turns out, the Super Smash Bros. developers took everything we know about amiibo training and threw it directly into the garbage can.
Please note; this post contains spoilers on previously unrevealed amiibo functionality. We aren’t going to discuss World of Light at all, so if you’re trying to avoid spoilers for it, you’re safe.
P.S. – Our Discord server is rife with discussion on the new amiibo mechanics. If you have any questions regarding this information or amiibo training in general, feel free to join!
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s final Nintendo Direct presentation showed us a quite a bit. New challengers, new amiibo, new mechanics – and today we’re going to round it all up and discuss its possible effects on the amiibo metagame. It’s safe to assume that no more major information about the game will be shown until its release, which means this may be our last pre-Ultimate analysis before things change for good.
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is fast approaching, and as you might have guessed, we’re busy behind-the-scenes working out potential rulesets and tournament guidelines. Of course, no matter what we come up with now, they’ll be changed as the metagame develops. So, then, you may be wondering: how will online amiibo tournaments be hosted in Ultimate? Well, here’s the answer: the same way as in Smash 4. But there’s a bit more to it than that: what if Nintendo adds official online amiibo support? How would that shake things up?
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