Isabelle Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

September 13th’s Nintendo Direct revealed that Isabelle from Animal Crossing will be joining the roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Surprisingly, Isabelle isn’t an Echo Fighter of Villager; instead, she appears to be a semi-clone of the character. Isabelle retains Pocket as her neutral special and still uses a butterfly net as a grab, but the two fighters’ resemblances end there. Isabelle’s forward smash fires a party popper, her up smash erects a stop sign, and her down smash attacks with a bucket of water.

If you haven’t done so already, now may be a good time to pick up an Isabelle amiibo. At the time of writing, they’re still inexpensive, but their price will no doubt increase following this announcement. From what we know so far, Isabelle may actually perform better than Villager – in the amiibo metagame, at least.


“Come inside, the show’s about to start”

After the horrors of having no internet for the greater part of last week, I have returned! And let me tell you friends, I am excited. After 15 sets of matches spread out over two months, the Seasonal Amiibo League Team Invitational is ready to begin its first Playoffs (and AntiPlayoffs) ever!

The questions we asked two weeks ago about to be answered so, in the immortal words of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer:

Come inside, the show’s about to start!
Guaranteed to blow your head apart
Rest assured you’ll get your money’s worth
Greatest show in Heaven, Hell or Earth!
You’ve got to see the show. It’s a dynamo!
You’ve got to see the show. It’s rock and roll! Woahhhh!

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S.A.L.T.I: The Calm Before the Saltstorm

There are only two sets of matches left before the playoffs. It is do or die time. Some teams put themselves in very good positions. Some messed up royally. And others we thought messed up but, because things are so bunched up in the middle that Jimmy Eat World is considering writing a song about it, still have a chance at sneaking in. Care to take a look?

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S.A.L.T.I: An Underdog is a Hungry Dog

Last Wednesday made NO SENSE! Day 11 of SALTI should have clarified the playoff picture a lot. There was an edge case where a massive amount of upsets happened that could muddy up the playoff picture rather than make it clearer. But that wasn’t likely, right?

Wrong. Day 11 was the day of the underdog. Of the sixteen matches we had, the lower ranked team won TEN of them! These weren’t some mild underdogs either. The bottom ranked teams in both divisions won. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. To quote Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles after they won the Super Bowl, “You know what an underdog is? It’s a hungry dog.”

Well, the hungry dogs ate last week. So let’s dive in and see what a mess the underdogs have made of the S.A.L.T.I. standings.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Updates: Week of August 20

Welcome! To help fill the gap to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s release, we’re going to be starting a new series of posts here at the Amiibo Dojo: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Updates. As the name implies, every week, we’re going to look at confirmed parts of the game and how they might affect amiibo training. The series will only talk about elements that have been confirmed – so none of this is speculation. Without further ado, let’s kick off our first entry.

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Preparing the Community for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is going to be big. Sure, there’ll be large tournaments, tons of YouTube content, and hype everywhere, but we’ll be busy exploring our own niche: amiibo training. Despite our constant efforts to host tournaments and release credible information, amiibo training remained an overlooked subset of Smash 4 for the game’s lifespan. We’re hoping to change that in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – and how YOU can help invigorate the community.

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