Welcome to Amiibo Dojo’s FAQ! I get a lot of questions regarding amiibo training, some more than others. The purpose of this page is to provide a list of questions and answers to common training questions for your convenience.
Oh, and if you don’t already know, I can see just about everything typed into the search bar (with a few exceptions). A lot of the answers here on this post are actually questions that people typed into the search bar. If you type a question into the search bar, I will most likely see it, and if the answer isn’t on the FAQ, I will add it! Alright, with all of that said, let’s begin.
Q: Can I teach my amiibo to taunt?
- A: The short answer is no. If your amiibo is not Level 50 yet, it may taunt sometimes. But once it hits Level 50, it will no longer use taunts – it realizes that taunting doesn’t do any damage, and permanently stops. There is no known way to get a Level 50 amiibo to start taunting again.
Q: My amiibo is bad. Should I reset it?
- A: No. Do not reset your amiibo. I’ll explain it this way: let’s pretend that a human player isn’t doing well in Super Smash Bros. tournaments. What’s the logical way to improve – wiping their memory and having to re-learn the game’s mechanics, or practicing more often? The answer is simple.
Q: What happened to the custom stage where amiibo do not move?
- A: If you weren’t aware, there was a custom stage layout that made amiibo and CPUs stand still. In version 1.1.3, this glitch was fixed – amiibo and CPUs will now move around on it freely.
Q: Does Explosive perfect shield stack?
- A: Nope, it does not stack. If you’re going to give your amiibo the Explosive perfect shield bonus, only give it one.
Q: Can I teach my Ganondorf amiibo to Ganoncide?
- A: Ganoncide is when a Ganondorf uses his side special in the air, grabs his opponent, and drops both him and his opponent to their death. Can you teach an amiibo to do this? No, you cannot. Amiibo will not kill themselves on purpose. That being said, it’s possible that a Ganondorf amiibo ganoncides by accident.
Q: How do I make my amiibo more aggressive?
- A: Amiibo aren’t really good at being aggressive. Believe me, I’ve tried over and over again. They can become decently aggro against human opponents, but against amiibo, they’re forced to slow down. Furthermore, defensively-trained amiibo eat aggressively trained amiibo alive. Instead of focusing on aggressive play, try teaching your amiibo to play defense. For more information, click here.
Q: What amiibo eats what equipment?
- A: If you try to create a custom set you can play as, certain characters can only equip specific types of equipment. However, amiibo don’t equip pieces of equipment, they actually eat it – this means they can use any kind of equipment you have.
Q: How do I stop my amiibo from jumping around randomly?
- A: There are a few things you can do to stop your amiibo from hopping around. First, whenever your amiibo is in the air, try to hit it with an up smash. Second, do not jump or use any aerials yourself. Even if you’re off-stage, don’t jump to get back. Let yourself die. Trust me, it’s worth it.
Q: What are the moves that the Villager amiibo should not use?
- A: As always, you should avoid using aerial attacks. If you want more information as to why I think that, click here. Another move I think Villager should avoid is his down smash. For this move, he digs on both sides with shovels. The amiibo’s AI prioritzes this move, but opponents can escape being buried almost instantly, so its use is limited.
Q: How can I train my amiibo to play defensive?
- A: I have a whole guide on this. If you want to check it out, follow this link.
Q: Does buying an amiibo of a DLC character unlock that DLC character?
- A: No, it does not. You will still need to buy the DLC character separately.
Q: Can I use a DLC character amiibo without having purchased the DLC character?
- A: Yes, you can still use an amiibo of Mewtwo, Lucas, Roy, Ryu, Cloud, Corrin, or Bayonetta even if you have not yet purchased the character. However, in order to train the best amiibo, I highly recommend you buy that DLC character.
Q: Are the Kirby Planet Robobot amiibo compatible with Super Smash Bros.?
- A: Yes, they are (with the exception of Waddle Dee). Kirby series Kirby, Meta Knight, and King Dedede amiibo can be trained and raised just like their Super Smash Bros. series figure counterparts.