History of the Amiibo Metagame

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 (Wii U & 3DS)

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 the guide!

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 (Wii U & 3DS)

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 the guide!

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 (Wii U & 3DS)

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 the guide!

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 (Wii U & 3DS)

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!

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 (Wii U & 3DS)

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 the guide!

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 (Wii U & 3DS)

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 the guide!

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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