Competitive Amiibo Guide: Zero Suit Samus

Hey, everyone! I’m Arklaine, and welcome to the competitive Zero Suit Samus amiibo training guide. As always, thank you for taking the time to visit Cloud Nine – we appreciate your continued support! Bear in mind that this is the competitive guide – which means we’ll be using equipment. If you’d rather read the casual guide, where you’ll be training a vanilla Zero Suit Samus amiibo for personal use, check out this page instead.

When Samus sheds her Power Suit, she is no longer held back by the flaws plaguing her armored counterpart – this is a blessing since Zero Suit Samus is significantly easier to train and has tourney results to back up her good reputation. Her unique moveset makes her a strong tournament contender, and with the help of this guide, you’ll be well on your way to turning your Zero Suit Samus amiibo into a champion!

This guide is up-to-date as of version 1.1.7 of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

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Now Available: Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta Training Guides

As you know, amiibo for Cloud, Corrin and Bayonetta are finally releasing on July 21st. It’s been too long – after months of wondering if Nintendo was even planning on making them in the first place, the final three Super Smash Bros. amiibo are finally here. Ahead of their release, Cloud Nine has completed preliminary training guides on all three of these amiibo. Please note that casual versions of Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta will not be available for at least a week while we discover their tendencies and abilities. If you’re interested in reading the competitive preliminary training guides, follow the links below.

  (Cloud)  (Corrin)  (Bayonetta)

After we learn all there is to learn about Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta, that might be just about all there is for amiibo training. There won’t be any new discoveries to make or new characters to train. But that’s okay – Cloud Nine will stick around. We’ll forever have amiibo guides here for you to view.

As far as new site content goes, there’s quite a bit in development. One thing I’ve been working on is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild guides. Once all of the amiibo training guides are complete, I’m going to go in-depth on both Zelda and Pokémon guides instead. But as far as amiibo training guides go, there are several in development: Bowser, Little Mac, Greninja, and Shulk are closest to completion. I know things have been a bit quiet as far as new guides go as of late, but that’s because I’ve been busy rewriting, grammar checking, and updating all of the existing guides. It’ll take a few more days to finish quality control on everything, so thanks for being patient!

Competitive Amiibo Guide: Bayonetta

Welcome to the competitive Bayonetta amiibo training guide! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit Cloud Nine. Bear in mind that this is the competitive Bayonetta amiibo training guide, which means we’ll be using equipment.

Please note, this is the preliminary Bayonetta amiibo training guide. It lacks the polish and quality standard that you’ve come to expect from Cloud Nine due to the fact that we don’t know everything about how this amiibo works. The guide will be updated in the near future to with new information and training tips. For now, this guide will start your Bayonetta training off on the right foot as we work on the true Bayonetta training guide.

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Competitive Amiibo Guide: Corrin

Welcome to the competitive Corrin amiibo training guide! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit Cloud Nine. Bear in mind that this is the competitive Corrin amiibo training guide, which means we’ll be using equipment.

Please note, this is the preliminary Corrin amiibo training guide. It lacks the polish and quality standard that you’ve come to expect from Cloud Nine due to the fact that we don’t know everything about how this amiibo works. The guide will be updated in the near future to with new information and training tips. For now, this guide will start your Corrin training off on the right foot as we work on the true Corrin training guide.

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Competitive Amiibo Guide: Cloud

Welcome to the competitive Cloud amiibo training guide! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit Cloud Nine. Bear in mind that this is the competitive Cloud amiibo training guide, which means we’ll be using equipment.

Please note, this is the preliminary Cloud amiibo training guide. It lacks the polish and quality standard that you’ve come to expect from Cloud Nine due to the fact that we don’t know everything about how this amiibo works. The guide will be updated in the near future to with new information and training tips. For now, this guide will start your Cloud training off on the right foot as we work on the true Cloud training guide.

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Casual Amiibo Guide: Dr. Mario

Welcome to the casual Dr. Mario amiibo training guide! Thanks for joining me today – your support is much appreciated! Keep in mind, since this is the casual Dr. Mario training guide, we’ll be training your amiibo without using equipment. In case you’re wondering why the vanilla training guides are called “casual” guides, it’s because there is no vanilla amiibo metagame. This guide aims to help you raise a Dr. Mario who excels against human opponents. If you’d rather set your amiibo up with stats, bonuses, and custom moves, check out the competitive Dr. Mario training guide instead.

In comparison to his red-clad counterpart, Dr. Mario’s attacks are slower but deal more damage and knockback. In terms of AI tendencies, the two are essentially identical. Dr. Mario plays just like Mario does, except with stronger attacks. The choice between the two is up to you – if you prefer power over speed, then Dr. Mario is just the amiibo for you.

This guide is up-to-date as of version 1.1.6 of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

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Competitive Amiibo Guide: Dr. Mario

Welcome to the competitive Dr. Mario amiibo training guide! Thank you for taking the time to visit Cloud Nine, your support is much appreciated! Now then, since this is the competitive Dr. Mario training guide, we’ll be raising your amiibo with equipment. If you’d rather train a vanilla character for personal use, head over to the casual Dr. Mario training guide instead.

Mario and Dr. Mario form a dynamic duo in the amiibo metagame – they’re both efficient fighters and common tournament picks, and they’re both also incredibly annoying to face. Their fast moves and high damage output make them very threatening opponents. Although Dr. Mario’s attacks are slower than his red-clad counterpart’s, he’s still just as (if not more) effective thanks to his enhanced attack power.

This guide is up-to-date as of version 1.1.6 of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

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Casual Amiibo Guide: Samus

Welcome to the casual Samus amiibo training “guide”! The word “guide” is in quotations because Samus’ amiibo is beyond my help – even with a carefully planned guide, it’s still nearly impossible to train her thanks to her horrible AI. Since this is the casual Samus training guide, your amiibo won’t be able to rely on equipment – this makes training her even tougher. But even with equipment, raising Samus is a difficult task. If you’d rather set up your Samus amiibo with stats and bonuses and have her participate in the competitive metagame, check out the competitive Samus training guide instead.

From the way this post has been worded so far, you may be getting the impression that Samus is not a good amiibo. This is entirely true – she’s just a complete mess, and without the aid of equipment, she’s even worse. She has immense damaging opponents due to the slow speed of her grab and attacks. Only the most determined amiibo trainers should train a vanilla Samus – because raising her is a daunting task.

This guide is up-to-date as of version 1.1.6 of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

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Competitive Amiibo Guide: Samus

Greetings! Arklaine here, with yet another amiibo training guide! Thanks so much for visiting Cloud Nine – your support is always appreciated. And also, please note that this is the competitive Samus training guide, and that means we’ll be using equipment. If you’d prefer to train yours without equipment instead, head over to the casual Samus training guide.

Being an iconic video game protagonist, you’d expect Samus to be a great amiibo, just like Mario, Luigi, and Link, right? Unfortunately, that isn’t the case with Samus – her amiibo is actually very difficult to work withIn fact, she’s generally considered to be one of, if not the worst in the entire amiibo metagame. Even Meta Knight, who was once considered the worst amiibo, has had better tournament results than Samus. There may be potential to be found in Samus, but it either doesn’t exist or hasn’t been fully uncovered yet. But if you’re so determined to raise your own Samus amiibo, perhaps this guide will help you.

This guide is up-to-date as of version 1.1.6 of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

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Casual Amiibo Guide: Sonic

Welcome to the casual Sonic amiibo training guide! Thanks so much for visiting Cloud Nine and checking out this guide! Keep in mind, this is the casual Sonic training guide, which means we won’t be using any equipment. Instead, this guide aims to help you raise a Sonic amiibo who excels against human opponents. If you’d rather set your Sonic up to compete in the amiibo metagame, have a look at the competitive Sonic training guide instead.

In the competitive Super Smash Bros. metagame, Sonic is considered top tier due to his powerful neutral game and capable KOing options. At their core, amiibo are essentially beefed up computer players, and they can’t make use of the same complex combos and tactics that human competitors use. That being said, Sonic’s amiibo is still well worth looking into, and is an effective rival with proper training.

This guide is up-to-date as of version 1.1.6 of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

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