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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Competitive Amiibo Guide: Link

What’s up, everyone? Arklaine here, this time with a Link amiibo training guide. Thank you for continuing to support Cloud Nine – we appreciate it very much. Also, bear in mind that this is the competitive Link training guide, and not the casual guide – if you’d like to train your Link amiibo without equipment, head on over to the casual Link training guide instead.

In the amiibo metagame, Link is a powerful contender. His strong smash attacks, versatile projectiles, and recovery options make him a flexible fighter who can handle any opponent. Many amiibo trainers have found success with this character in competitive play, and with the help of this guide, you’ll be able to find that success for yourself!

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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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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Competitive Amiibo Guide: Lucas

Welcome to Cloud Nine’s competitive Lucas amiibo training guide! Cloud here, and thanks for joining me today! Before we begin, keep in mind that this is the competitive guide – which means we’ll be using equipment. If you’d rather read the casual guide, where you’ll raise a vanilla Lucas amiibo for personal use, follow this link instead.

In contrast to his red-clad counterpart, Lucas has very little in terms of tournament results. He has a unique and powerful moveset, but his AI is strange and unorthodox, which ultimately makes him difficult to properly train. Even so, Lucas has potential somewhere in there, and this guide aims to help you uncover it!

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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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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Competitive Amiibo Guide: Lucario

Greetings! Arklaine here, with yet another amiibo training guide! Thanks so much for visiting Cloud Nine – your support is always appreciated. And also, please note that this is the competitive Lucario training guide, and that means we’ll be using equipment on the Aura Pokémon’s amiibo. If you’d prefer to train yours without equipment instead, head over to the casual Lucario training guide.

If Lucario were to be described in just one word, that word would be “rewarding”. Yet, with all rewards come risk, and Lucario certainly isn’t lacking in either of those aspects. However, that didn’t stop many amiibo trainers from having copious amounts of success with Lucario, and its high tier placement is proof of their accomplishments. Lucario’s amiibo is packed with potential, and this guide is dedicated to helping you unlock it.

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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Shiny Hunting in Pokémon Sun & Moon

Shiny Pokémon are among the most coveted valuables a trainer can have in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Shiny Pokémon are specific Pokémon with different colors than to what is usual for the rest of its species. Other than a Shiny Pokémon’s coloration, however, there is no difference between a Shiny Pokémon and a regular Pokémon. In Sun & Moon, Shiny Pokémon have a 1 in 4,096 chance of appearing in place of a normal wild Pokémon – their shininess is indicated by a yellow star that flashes in front of them. 1 in 4,096 sounds rare, but with new mechanics introduced in Sun & Moon, hunting for Shiny Pokémon is now easier than ever.

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