Welcome to Cloud Nine, home of the most in-depth amiibo training guides on the internet! That might not be saying much, though, because every other amiibo training website has closed down. We’re the only one left. That being said, although amiibo training has been a thing since 2014, it still interests many Super Smash Bros. players to this day. If you’re new to amiibo training, you’ve come to the right place – we’re going to get you all caught up on what it’s all about.
Introduction to Amiibo Training
To those of you new to amiibo training, you may have the misconception that you play as your amiibo in Super Smash Bros. This is not the case. Instead, amiibo are beefed-up CPU characters that you can train as partners. When you play against them, they pick up on your tactics and strategies to adopt them as your own. Because of this, each amiibo is different, because each trainer plays differently.
When scanned into Super Smash Bros. for the first time, your amiibo will start at Level 1. In this state, it’s very inactive, and is more of a punching bag than an actual opponent. As it levels up, however, it will become more active and begin to use your own strategies against you. It will eventually reach Level 50, its most powerful form – in this state, its attack power and defensive ability will far surpass that of normal CPU fighters. Amiibo can also be fed equipment to further boost their attack, defense, and speed, though this is entirely optional.
In case you don’t know, there’s an amiibo metagame, too, in which trainers send a copy of their amiibo to a tournament host. Once sent, all of the amiibo will battle to determine an ultimate winner. If you want to learn more about the amiibo metagame, check out the Online Tournaments page. Some trainers aren’t too keen on training their amiibo competitively, however, and have a more relaxed approach to amiibo training. This creates a split in the community – the competitive trainers, who feed their amiibo equipment and send them off to battle, and the casual trainers, who do not feed their amiibo equipment, and instead want them to excel against human players. Luckily, Cloud Nine’s guides account for both of these types of trainers – both competitive and casual training guides are available for every amiibo. If you want to check out those guides, click here.
Once you get “into” amiibo training, things will get much simpler and easier. There’s a lot of components to understand at first, but reading Cloud Nine’s training guides and amiibo pages will clue you in to the necessary information. If you ever have any questions regarding amiibo, feel free to check out our Discord server. You can also try the Cloud Nine Forums, though they aren’t as active as Discord usually is.