Welcome to Cloud Nine’s Mewtwo amiibo training guide! To start off, thank you for taking the time to visit: your support is very much appreciated. Huge thanks to Trainer Blue and Supernova for sharing their knowledge of Mewtwo and for contributing to the completion of the guide!
Created from modified Mew DNA, Mewtwo was designed to be the ultimate Pokémon. It didn’t take on any of Mew’s kinder traits and only uses its intelligence to destroy its enemies. Or…so it seems. Perhaps it just feels frightened or even tormented, and that’s why it lashes out. Whatever the reason, Mewtwo is not to be messed with.
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
Mewtwo is a solid amiibo, and is certainly one of the strongest Pokémon fighters available. Its smash attacks are about as unorthodox as they come: all three are immensely powerful and have respectable range and speed to boot. Its tilts are just as useful, packing excellent range and damage-racking capabilities. Mewtwo’s recovery potential is also very high – both its side and up specials can aid its successful return.
However, Mewtwo suffers from several flaws. In addition to being one of the lightest characters in the game, Mewtwo’s AI is somewhat inefficient at times. It often fires off uncharged Shadow Balls, which inflict negligible damage. It also tends to navigate stages using its up special, Teleport – as a result of this tendency, Mewtwo will occasionally Teleport directly off-stage and to its death.
With proper training, Mewtwo can become an unstoppable force. Its AI takes some getting used to, but its bad habits can be ironed out over time.
Section 2: Recommended Equipment
Mewtwo – 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
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.
Mewtwo Training Tips
- Primary damage-racking moves: jab, forward tilt, up tilt, and down tilt. Mewtwo’s jab is one of the most useful of its kind, and is notable for its ability to catch opponents off-guard with its above-average reach. Each of Mewtwo’s tilts has excellent range, and are all viable neutral options.
- Primary KO moves: forward smash, up smash, and down smash. Mewtwo has an incredibly potent set of smash attacks. Its forward smash is the most immediately threatening of the three due to its increased knockback, while its up smash hits multiple times and serves as a devastating aerial punish.
- Utilize Shadow Ball. When using Shadow Ball, be sure to fully charge it each and every time. This will discourage your amiibo from firing uncharged projectiles.
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!