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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has massively overhauled the AI from Smash 4, which means that each and every amiibo is worth retraining. Of course, the character you choose to train first is entirely your decision, but there are a few in particular that we’re really curious about!
Pokémon Trainer is the first to come to mind. It makes sense that a CPU can control three characters at once, but an amiibo? Will each Pokémon have its own preferences saved, or will the training carry over to all three? Is there any hope for Smash 4 Charizard amiibo that become a Pokémon Trainer Figure Player in Ultimate? We don’t know, and so we’d love to be able to test this on day one.
Ridley and King K. Rool are two other examples. In Smash 4, most of the heavyweight fighters were top tier, and these two have incredible strengths that are more than worth looking into. Keep in mind that Chrom, Isabelle, and Daisy can be trained immediately thanks to their non-Smash amiibo having already hit the market.
No matter which character you decide to train first, we’d appreciate it if you shared your findings with us on our Discord server. Things are going to get really busy from here on out, and we’ll need all the help we can get to make the Ultimate amiibo metagame amazing.
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!