Category Archives: Casual Training

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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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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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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Casual Amiibo Guide: Lucas

Welcome to the casual Lucas amiibo training guide! Thanks for checking out Cloud Nine – your support is always appreciated! Just so you know, this is the casual Lucas guide, which means we won’t be using equipment – instead, this guide aims to help you raise a Lucas amiibo who excels against human opponents. If you’d rather feed your Lucas equipment and have him take part in the competitive amiibo metagame, head on over to the competitive Lucas training guide instead.

While Lucas isn’t quite on par with his red-clad counterpart, Ness, he’s still a great character who has a threatening moveset and playstyle. Lucas has powerful attacks, useful special moves, a tether recovery, and is extremely adept at using combos in comparison to other amiibo. He has a lot of options, and for this reason, it’s easy for Lucas to become one of the strongest contenders in your collection.

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: Lucario

Welcome to the casual Lucario training guide! Thank you for visiting Cloud Nine and for checking out this guide! Keep in mind that this is the casual Lucario training guide, and that means we’re not going to use any equipment – instead, this guide aims to help you raise a Lucario amiibo who excels against human opponents. If you’d rather equip your Lucario with stats and bonuses and train it to be a top contender in the competitive metagame, have a look at the competitive Lucario training guide instead.

Lucario requires a good bit of work, but it has massive potential and is one of the strongest amiibo with specific training. Its aura mechanic (which increases its attack power as it takes damage), when properly taken advantage of, can help Lucario turn the tide of battle in its favor. Its also has a great recovery as well as a counter – all in all, Lucario has all of the tools it needs to be a worthy adversary.

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: Robin

Welcome to the casual Robin amiibo training guide! Thanks so much for checking out Cloud Nine! Before we get started, keep in mind that this is the casual Robin training guide, which means we won’t be using equipment – instead, this guide aims to help you raise a Robin amiibo who excels against human opponents. If you’d prefer to go for the gold and raise a competitive amiibo instead, take a look at the competitive Robin training guide.

Robin does have a few minor flaws, but is overall a great character with massive potential. His versatile moveset gives him options for every situation – he has powerful melee attacks and even more potent projectiles. Additionally, he has strong aerials, and can even recover his own health with damage. Rounding out his strengths is a powerful kill throw. Robin has all of the tools he needs to succeed – for those of you looking for a formidable rival whose skill set can keep you on your guard, you’ve chosen the right amiibo!

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: Toon Link

Welcome to Cloud Nine’s casual Toon Link amiibo training guide! Thanks for visiting and for checking out the guide! Just so you know, this is the casual Toon Link training guide, and that means we aren’t going to be using any equipment. Instead, this guide aims to help you raise a Toon Link amiibo who excels against human opponents. If you’d rather set your Toon Link up with stats and bonuses and play in the competitive game, check out the competitive Toon Link training guide instead.

Toon Link is a solid amiibo who has good options in up-close and far-ranged situations. Compared to Link, Toon Link’s attacks are weaker, but faster. In other words, Toon Link is better at racking up damage while Link is better at securing KOs. In terms of character design, Toon Link is slightly less effective than his adult counterpart, but he can be just as powerful 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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Casual Amiibo Guide: Ganondorf

Hey everyone, Cloud here, and welcome to the casual Ganondorf amiibo training guide! Thank you for visiting Cloud Nine and for reading this guide, your support is very much appreciated! Keep in mind that this is the casual Ganondorf training guide, and that means we will not be using equipment. If you’d rather raise a Ganondorf who can contend with the best in the competitive amiibo vs. amiibo metagame, take a look at the competitive Ganondorf training guide instead.

Just about every Super Smash Bros. player loves Ganondorf. His intricate design, arrogant demeanor, and meteor-smashing shenanigans have captured the hearts of many over the years. Sadly, Ganondorf has never been a viable character in competitive Super Smash Bros. Until now. The skies have opened up, and every Smash fan’s dream has come true – as an amiibo, Ganondorf is actually good! He’s a great training partner to have around, and if you’re looking to raise yours right, you’ve come to the right place!

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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