Welcome to Cloud Nine’s Rosalina amiibo training guide! To start off, thank you for taking the time to visit: your support is very much appreciated. Huge thanks to Blakers for sharing his knowledge of Rosalina and for contributing to the completion of the guide!
Rosalina travels through space in a starship called the Comet Observatory. Motherly and protective of the many Lumas that she travels with, she guards the cosmos against any and all threats. Wielding a Star Wand and her signature blue dress, Rosalina always seems cool even in the face of danger.
This guide is up-to-date as of Version 1.1.7 of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Amiibo Overview / Pros & Cons
Rosalina has a lot going for her. Luma is a huge asset to her utility, magnifying her attack power by a considerable amount and providing an obstacle that can be tough for opponents to play around. Luma aids Rosalina in racking up damage with her infinite jab and tilts and adds to her KO potential by boosting the power of her smash attacks. Furthermore, if Rosalina’s shield is broken, Luma can still attack to prevent opponents from landing the finishing blow. Rosalina also has a great recovery in her up special, Launch Star, which grants high vertical and horizontal distance in any direction.
However, Rosalina is not without her flaws. She’s the fourth lightest character in Super Smash Bros., proving easy to KO and making fighters with high damage outputs (such as Bowser, Ganondorf, and Lucario) very threatening. Rosalina is also much weaker without the assistance of her Luma – it takes around fifteen seconds for another Luma to respawn, and in that time span, Rosalina will have a harder time keeping opponents away. Without Luma to help her, she won’t be inflicting much damage and could miss crucial knockouts.
In spite of her top-tier status, Rosalina hasn’t had a lot of representation in the amiibo metagame. However, the results she does have are top-notch, leaving most trainers with the notion that she’s definitely among the fifteen best amiibo available. Training a Rosalina amiibo can be daunting due to her immense individuality as a character, but she has many strengths that are entirely unique to her.
Section 2: Recommended Equipment
Rosalina – Recommended Stats & Bonuses
For more information on equipment, including instructions on how to farm for custom parts, please read the amiibo equipment guide.
Before you begin training your amiibo, you must equip it with a viable setup of stats and bonuses. The following build has been extensively tested and proven effective:
+120 Attack / +200 Defense / -200 Speed
Rosalina – Recommended Custom Moves
- Luma Warp: This is a custom move version of Rosalina’s neutral special. Rather than charging Luma before firing it, Luma is immediately teleported a set distance away. This allows Rosalina to attack much faster and for Luma’s position to be more consistent.
Once your amiibo’s equipment setup is refined and ready to go, your training will officially begin! If you ran into some sort of problem while feeding your amiibo, feel free to jump into Cloud Nine’s Discord server to ask a question.
Section 3: Leveling Up Your Amiibo
Amiibo training is a very specific task, and for the best possible results, you will need to go about it very carefully. You can’t just go all-out and use combos and aerials: both of these are frowned upon in the amiibo metagame. Instead, you should remain grounded at all times, punishing your amiibo for every aerial move it uses against you.
To help your amiibo properly utilize its moveset, you will mirror match it from Level 1 all the way to Level 50. Playing timed matches on Ω-form stages is highly recommended.
Rosalina Training Tips
- Primary damage-racking moves: jab, forward tilt, and down tilt: All three of these attacks have minimal start-up, and with Luma’s help, are great at keeping opponents at bay. The recommended large attack investment helps Rosalina to quickly rack up damage while simultaneously recovering health with Auto-heal capability and Lifesteal.
- Primary KO moves: forward smash, up smash, and down smash: Rosalina’s smash attacks also have minimal start-up, and inflict a lot of damage with Luma active. Forward smash is great at edge-guarding when aimed downwards, and can prematurely end stocks against unwary opponents. Her up smash is a great aerial punish, and should be used against your amiibo when she tries to land an aerial attack.
- Moves to avoid: side special. Star Bits are weak and situational, and should not be used during training. You don’t want to mess up her consistency with other moves, so do not prioritize Star Bits at all.
When your amiibo finally reaches Level 50, its training will truly begin. Just like a real player, amiibo need match experience and practice against different characters.
Section 4: Post-Level 50 Training
Now that your amiibo has reached Level 50, its training will become a bit more involved. Defense and counterattacks are important to your amiibo’s success, but its match experience is even more important. Your amiibo will need to be exposed to as many fighters, stages, and situations as possible.
Your Amiibo’s Match Experience
Every character in the Super Smash Bros. roster has their own unique playstyle and a variety of attacks to use. Ideally, your amiibo will learn to play against all 58 fighters. Training guides for every amiibo are now available: so if any of yours are untrained, raise them with their own personalized character guide. You can then pit the two amiibo against each other in a battle, and they’ll both become stronger.
Mirror Matches, Defense, & Counterattacks
As your amiibo’s knowledge of other fighters grows, its grasp on its own moveset slowly fades away. More specifically, your amiibo’s fighting skills will wear down over time. Match experience is great, but too much of it at once is a bad thing. Mirror matching your amiibo between battles against other characters is a great way to refresh its skills while retaining its match experience. In the previous section was a list of tips that specifically applied to your amiibo’s character – refer back to that list if necessary. Once again, be sure to stay grounded and to play defensively.
If your amiibo begins acting aggressively during battles or starts to use too many aerial attacks, there is a perfect solution: the defensive training session. In just a few minutes, you can retrain your amiibo to dodge, perfect shield, and counterattack with impeccable speed and timing. To keep your amiibo fresh and at its best, rotate both mirror matches and defensive training sessions as needed.
Section 5: Conclusion & Credits
Thank you so much for reading this guide! It was a long one, but you made it through! Although the guide may be coming to a conclusion, your training most certainly isn’t: there’s always a way to make an amiibo stronger, and yours is no exception. If you ever need additional help training your amiibo, stop by Cloud Nine’s Discord server.
If your desire to read amiibo training guides and articles hasn’t been entirely fulfilled, there are some more posts here that you might like. The official amiibo tier list ranks every amiibo’s overall capabilities – you might even learn something new if you take a look at it. The FAQ is another good resource worth checking out. Alternatively, you can head to the master list of guides for even more amiibo training methods!