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History of the Amiibo Metagame (and why we still train in 2018)

To a certain extent, amiibo training has always been a niche subset of Super Smash Bros. The idea of pouring hours of time into training a CPU character was offputting to some – not to mention the $12.99 price tag of each figurine. Over time, amiibo training became much more than an overlooked niche: the dedication of several amiibo training websites as well as the sheer quantity of high-profile tournaments helped shape the well-defined metagame we play today.

What made amiibo training special was the opportunity to discover. In addition to mastering each fighter’s unique moveset, we also had to explore several new mechanics, many of which applied exclusively to amiibo training: stat points, bonus effects, custom moves, and artificial intelligence. There were so many wonderful intricacies to learn about, and it felt like we learned something new every day.

But now, it’s 2018. We’ve learned just about all that there is to learn about amiibo training. Not only is the metagame winding down, but the Wii U itself is a dead system. So why do players continue to train amiibo? Is it still worth the time and effort? What made it so great in the first place? As we ask ourselves these questions, we must look to the past for answers.

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Amiibo Training Guide: Mii Brawler

Welcome to Cloud Nine’s Mii Brawler 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 for sharing his knowledge of Mii Brawler and for contributing to the completion of this guide!

Mii Fighters are playable characters in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. They are based on a player’s Mii character—so anyone can join in—and you can outfit them with fun costumes. There are three different types (Brawler, Gunner, and Swordfighter), and each one brings a different fighting style to the battle!

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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Amiibo Training Guide: Mii Gunner

Welcome to Cloud Nine’s Mii Gunner 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 for sharing his knowledge of Mii Gunner and for contributing to the completion of this guide!

Mii Fighters are playable characters in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. They are based on a player’s Mii character—so anyone can join in—and you can outfit them with fun costumes. There are three different types (Brawler, Gunner, and Swordfighter), and each one brings a different fighting style to the battle!

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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Amiibo Training Guide: Shulk

Welcome to Cloud Nine’s Shulk 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 for sharing his knowledge of Shulk and for contributing to the completion of this guide!

A handsome young man and a budding scientist, Shulk is the main protagonist in the Xenoblade Chronicles game. After his home colony is attacked by the Mechon, he and his friends set off to take them down. Shulk wields the Monado, a legendary blade imbued with a curious power that allows it to effortlessly slice through Mechon armor.

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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Amiibo Training Guide: Mewtwo

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 Supernova384 for sharing their knowledge of Mewtwo and for contributing to the completion of this 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.

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Amiibo Training Guide: Mega Man

Welcome to Cloud Nine’s Mega Man 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 for sharing his knowledge of Mega Man and for contributing to the completion of this guide!

The main hero from Capcom’s Mega Man series. An advanced humanoid robot created by Dr. Light, Mega Man was modified from a general-purpose lab assistant into a fighting robot. Fitted with a powerful arm cannon and the ability to gain skills from defeated enemies, Mega Man serves to thwart the evil plans of Dr. Wily and protect the peaceful coexistence between robots and mankind.

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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Amiibo Training Guide: Wii Fit Trainer

Welcome to Cloud Nine’s Wii Fit Trainer  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 for sharing his knowledge of Wii Fit Trainer and for contributing to the completion of this guide!

This female trainer helps you in the Wii Fit series, instructing you during fitness exercises. She often advises you to maintain your center-of-balance, helping you tone up and burn calories. Recently, she has also shown herself as a capable close-quarters fighter.

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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Amiibo Training Guide: R.O.B.

Welcome to Cloud Nine’s R.O.B. 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 MegaVGmaster for sharing their knowledge of R.O.B. and for contributing to the completion of this guide!

This robotic operating buddy was released in 1985 as an accessory for the Nintendo Entertainment System. R.O.B. introduced a new and unique way for players to interact with games. In recent years R.O.B.’s appeared as a playable character in multiple games, including Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, using projectile weapons to attack and a rocket base to fly through the air.

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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Amiibo Training Guide: Pikachu

Welcome to Cloud Nine’s Pikachu amiibo training guide! To start off, thank you for taking the time to visit – your support is very much appreciated. Huge thanks to MegaVGmaster for sharing his knowledge of Pikachu and for contributing to the completion of this guide!

Pikachu has charmed fans and given a jolt to opponents for nearly 20 years—whether in the Pokémon TV series, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, or Pokémon video games, Pikachu has always been there as a stalwart companion for any Pokémon Trainer willing to take on the challenge of becoming the very best.

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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Amiibo Training Guide: Falco

Welcome to Cloud Nine’s Falco 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 for sharing his knowledge of Falco and for contributing to the completion of this guide!

A talented pilot and part of the Star Fox team, Falco can be a bit rough around the edges. He once led his own galactic gang before joining up with Fox. He affects an air of cool disdain and is sometimes uncooperative, but in reality his passion for Star Fox is second to none.

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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