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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!

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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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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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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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Competitive Amiibo Guide: Sonic

Welcome to the competitive Sonic amiibo training guide! Since this is the competitive training guide, we’re going to be using equipment. If you’re not completely up to speed with stats and bonuses, and would rather open your heart to a vanilla amiibo without equipment, check out the casual Sonic training guide instead.

You know what they say, live and learn – if you somehow haven’t heard that idiom before, it’s what you say when you learn something from an unpleasant experience. And this phrase sums up Sonic’s amiibo quite well – in the early days of the amiibo metagame, he was seen as a hopeless character whose AI was impossible to work with. But thankfully, after the ban of Critical hits and Explosive perfect shield, trainers began to teach their amiibo to use tilts and jabs instead of just smash attacks. This increased Sonic’s viability, and he’s now a decent character who can definitely work wonders in the right hands.

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: Link

Welcome to the casual Link amiibo training guide! Bear in mind that, because this is the casual Link training guide, we won’t be using any equipment. If you’d prefer to set your amiibo up with stats and bonuses to participate in the competitive metagame, have a look at the competitive Link training guide instead.

Link is a wonderful training partner who can be extremely strong with proper training. He has a variety of unique tools that allow him to be threatening at any distance. The key to success is to teach your amiibo to strike a perfect balance between attacking at point blank and at far range. With proper training, Link is unstoppable – a wild force of nature capable of ripping human players apart.

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: Sheik

Welcome to the casual Sheik amiibo training guide! Thanks for choosing Cloud Nine and for reading this guide! Before we get going, keep in mind that this is the casual Sheik training guide, which means we won’t be using equipment – instead, this guide aims to help you raise a Sheik amiibo who excels against human opponents. If you’d rather feed your Sheik equipment and go for the gold in the competitive amiibo vs. amiibo metagame, head over to the competitive Sheik training guide instead.

In the competitive Super Smash Bros. metagame, Sheik is revered for her excellent neutral game and combo potential. Unfortunately, at their core, amiibo are computer players – meaning they can’t use mindgames and complicated combos like human players can. But Sheik still has potential – with proper training, she can still be a powerful training partner who gives even the toughest of human foes a run for their money.

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: Sheik

Welcome to the competitive Sheik amiibo training guide! Before we begin, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to check out Cloud Nine – your support is always appreciated. Just so you know, this is the competitive Sheik training guide, which means we’ll be using equipment. If you’d rather not use equipment on your Sheik, head over to the casual Sheik training guide instead.

In the competitive Super Smash Bros. metagame, Sheik is revered for her excellent neutral game and combo potential, but neither of these matter in the amiibo metagame – in fact, characters like Sheik, whose playstyles revolve around combos, are at a disadvantage. This is due to the fact that amiibo have are naturally defensive, and will only use combos that are explicitly programmed into their AI. Even without combos, however, Sheik is still a viable pick thanks to her great jab, good recovery, and decent smash attacks.

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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