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Is there any kind of official/recommended ruleset for tournaments?

In the end, the ruleset is chosen by the TO of the tournament. I've attended a handful of tournaments with odd rules; 4 man free for all, last two alive move on, was probably the weirdest. Again, that ...
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How to perfect pivot in ssb4?

From the Super Smash Bros wikia page: A Perfect Pivot is a technique in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U that mimics Wavedashing. It is achieved by dashing in one direction, then ...
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What is a "two-frame punish?"

As pointed out by @Nelson, I did some quick research and found the answer from Smashpedia: The Two Frame Punish is a mechanic and technique in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, in which ...
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How many frames do you have to 'tech' in Super Smash Bros Wii U?

The time period that you have to tech before hitting a surface (wall, ground, ceiling, etc) is 20 frames. From the wiki page (emphasis mine): To tech, the user must press the shield button 20 ...
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Why do people waste their time attacking the Smashville balloons and Duck Hunt birds?

A lot of people don't because of what you mentioned, it wastes time and can possibly be punished. However, it adds new moves and pushes out old ones from the nine-move staling list, which can be ...
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Smash 4 DLC Codes

The code can be redeemed by anyone as stated on the Nintendo eShop FAQ.
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Can you make the Wii-u gamepad not disconnect after an hour?

In my experience, the gamepad never turned off while charging. In other words: Keeping the power cord plugged in should ensure that your gamepad will never turn off as long as the Wii U doesn't turn ...
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Does the Trophy Shop always sell unique trophies?

Eventually, the trophy shop will start selling duplicate trophies. But you don't have to go and check to avoid buying them - they'll have a blue "Unlocked" tag on them. Information Source Image ...
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Is character customisation different between Smash Ultimate and Smash Wii U / 3DS?

Mii Fighters can be created directly in Smash Ultimate, which is handy since you can't create them on the Switch menu. Mii outfits are still collectable in Switch. All custom moves have been removed ...
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Does a Bowser Amiibo work in Super Smash Bros?

Yes, it does. I looked up if the Bowser amiibo for Mario Party 10 works for Smash, and it does.
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What is a frame trap, and what is a string?

Frame Trap: Frame traps can include things like low-to-the-ground strings, where attempting to air-dodge out of tumble would lead to you taking 20-ish frames of landing lag and a powerful follow-up ...
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Pikachu dashing side to side

This technique is called dash dancing, and can be performed with any character by rapidly tapping the control stick left and right. From the Super Smash Bros Wiki page: Performed by rapidly tapping ...
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Can you connect more than one 3DS controller to Smash Wii U?

Yes you can, direct quote from the Smashbros website: You can play with a number of different controllers in the Wii U version. [...] Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems You can use Nintendo 3DS and 2DS ...
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Can you play as your Amiibo in SSB4?

You can't play as your Amiibo since they are controlled by the game. You can play with and against them, though.
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Why can't I chain fairs with ROB like in brawl

The hitbox is no longer lingering like it was in brawl, so you have to time it better I was in the middle of asking this question when I think I realised the answer, but I thought I would post it ...
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How do you do a neutral special in Super Smash Bros. 4 with the right joystick?

Yes, it is possible, but quite difficult. From Smash Wiki (emphasis mine): In Brawl and Smash U, functions that can be assigned to the C-stick are: [...] Special: Tilt the stick to do the ...
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How good are lvl 50 amiibos are perfect shielding?

I highly suggest you switch to the other item, these Amiibos are very smart pieces of technology that develop whenever they lose or win. So if you do decide to switch, try switching to a character ...
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How to pull out Pikachu's D-tilt into jab lock consistently?

I figured that if there was anyone to turn to for advice, it would be arguably the world's best Pikachu player, ESAM. The guy posts tutorials and guides on his YouTube for all things Pikachu, and this ...
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Which trophies can only be obtained through the Trophy Shop?

The only Trophy Shop exclusives are the Character Alternate Trophies which will start to appear in the shop after you clear Classic with the chosen fighter. (Wii U Only) Example: Clearing Classic ...
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Version 1.0.6 "game balance adjustments" for Super Smash Bros. Wii U?

v1.0.6 patch notes courtesy of DrWeeGee on Reddit Menu/Game/Misc. Updates: Names/Tags stay on controller ports on WiiU when switching modes "Save replay" dialog box now defaults to "OK" ...
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Training Mode: NPC on control option

Simply press start and in the menu you can change the CPU Behavior. If you want to control the CPU manually you have to plug-in another controller.
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How do I not get kicked for targeting a single opponent?

This should not happen at all, if this continues you will have no choice but to contact Nintendo Support. Their number is: +1 800-255-3700
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Why does this buffered input result in an up smash?

Normally, three things need to be true to use a smash attack: You moved the control stick a certain distance. The control stick was neutral a short time ago. You pressed the attack button within a ...
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How to unlock Lucina on 3DS after failing to beat her the first time?

You can try classic mode with Marth without using any continues
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Playing Super Smash Bros 4 online in Latin America

I cannot say for North America, but here in Australia lag on online Smash 4 is still definitely a problem. You mention about being far away from the server, but as far as I know the game actually ...
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Downloading DLC Characters and All Star Mode

According to a note at the bottom of the Challenges page on the Smash Bros Wiki, the DLC characters (and Mii Fighters) are excluded from any of the challenges requiring 'all characters' to unlock, so ...
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Can you play as your Amiibo in SSB4?

Unfortunately, no. They are known as figure players, and they are controlled by an AI, which is modified as it learns. It battles without any input from you, though it learns strategies as it is ...
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Ryu combos sometimes not registering

This is simply you not inputting the inputs correctly. They may be hard to do but there are some alternatives. Firstly, press (on a gamecube controller) press A instead of B, so if you screw up the ...
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Is there a way to make a tourney bracket with more than just 2 combatants per round?

Update - 12/14/2022 The popular tournament bracket site, Challonge.com, began supporting games with more than two participants per round. You can set the tournament format to "Free for all" ...
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Training Mode Percents

In the Wii U version, there's no way to change the damage setting in Training mode any faster. However, in the 3DS version, it's possible to use multiple inputs (circle pad, d-pad, and touch screen) ...
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