Hungrybox sends warning to Smash Ultimate community after Jigglypuff buffs - Dexerto

Hungrybox sends warning to Smash Ultimate community after Jigglypuff buffs

Published: 6/Nov/2019 23:45 Updated: 7/Nov/2019 12:53

by Isaac McIntyre


Those in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community may be looking over their shoulders, after Pokemon character, earning his place among the best Melee players to have ever played the game.

So much is his love for Jigglypuff, however, that her weak state in Nintendo’s latest release Smash Ultimate left him sticking to Melee, only dipping his feet in the water of the 2018 release every so often. That is, until the title’s 6.0.0 patch on November 6.

Jigglypuff had a few changes to her kit, mainly based around reducing her vulnerability on her air and moving air dodges. There were some major buffs too though, which left her AC drill into rest move incredibly reliable, and turned her rollout into a strong mixup tool.

Of course, Hungrybox immediately took to the training arena to test out the new changes. What he found there was an exciting new possibility, and one that could see him finally step into the Ultimate circuit in a major way.

“Hey Ultimate community, I’m coming, I’m coming fast,” he said as he tested ‘Puff’s new moves, before taking his favorite character into online matchups.

There, his excitement only reached new levels again, as he battled back from a three-stock deficit to fire his opponent’s Wii Fit Trainer off-screen, and into a defeat.

“Ohhh! Wooooow!” he yelled in glee as he earned his first victory. “Holy f*ck, holy f*cking sh*t, it works! It f*cking works! Puff is good, Puff is good! I can’t believe it, that’s both in practice and in an online match, three star comeback. It f*cking works!

Jigglypuff’s new-found power may not be meta-breaking, Hungrybox explained, but he clearly feels he can contest high-level Ultimate tournaments again with the character that he’s been playing since he first announced his arrival with a 3rd place finish at GENESIS in 2009.

“I do think that when you have a character that with a significant enough change the meta could play a bit if players begin to fear her, but these are just quick adjustments, so I think people will play the same way now,” he explained.

“Maybe people will just give her (Jigglypuff) an ounce more respect. They’ll know drill-busts are a thing, that counter-rush is a thing, so they won’t leave themselves open to those.”

Even if Jigglypuff’s 6.0.0 changes aren’t meta-defining, Hungrybox said that he believes he can finally make an impact at Ultimate tournaments, where he’s struggled in the past.

His first attempt at the title on-stage finished with a 25-32nd placement at Smash Conference United in January. Following that, he was bundled out of GENESIS 6 finish 193-256th. 13-16th at Thunder Smash, where he lost 3-1 to Mr.R, marked his best-ever result in the game.

Now, with the new-found power in Jigglypuff’s kit, Debiedma suggested he can put those poor results behind him, and finally forge a path right into the heart of the latest Smash release — a thought he’ll put to the test at GENESIS: BLACK this weekend in California.

Beyond that, the Melee god may even try his hand at an Ultimate campaign at the title’s next major, 2GG: Kongo Saga, or at EVO Japan 2020 in January next year. Now that Hbox’s favorite Pokemon has been buffed, it seems his Ultimate career might be back on track.


How to get physical Smash Ultimate fighter invitations with My Nintendo

Published: 14/Jan/2021 20:29

by Michael Gwilliam


Smash Ultimate fans wanting to send an iconic invitation to a friend or family member can now get their chance as physical envelopes can now be shipped through My Nintendo.

A common motif in Smash is characters receiving an “invitation” with the game’s logo to indicate they had been chosen to join the star-studded fighting game.

This has been seen in many DLC fighter announcements such as Terry Bogard’s and Min Min’s trailers where multiple characters fight over the invitation with whoever receives it being added to the roster.

As such, the invitations have become an iconic piece of Smash and video game history, which is saying a lot considering they’re just pieces of paper.

Joker holds smash invitation
The Smash invitation has become a series icon.

Be that as it may, fans can now earn these invitations through My Nintendo for 400 Platinum Points. Each set contains three white, green and blue cards, envelopes and stickers with the Smash logo.

In order to get the invitations, you’ll have to follow these steps:

1) Sign in to your Nintendo Account.
2) Redeem your Platinum Points for the item you’d like to get. You will receive a promo code.
3) Select “Access Now” to visit
4) Select “Add to cart.”
5) Enter the code that you received in the pop-up.
6) Complete your transaction and your item will be shipped to you!

physical smash ultimate cards
The cards come in white, blue and green.

Keep in mind, however, that this is a limited-time item so be sure to grab it while you can. Interestingly, the reward code will expire on March 8, 2021.

The expiry is note-worthy as it could be yet another sign pointing towards the release of DLC fighter 9. As Dexerto has previously reported, there are plenty of indicators so far suggesting that the next character will be released in March.

The next wave of amiibo consisting of Byletyh, Terry and Banjo is scheduled for March and in the past, all amiibo releases have coincided with a DLC fighter reveal.

Fighters Pass Volume 2 spots
Who could the final three fighters be?

March is also when the Tales Of Festival will begin, and signs have pointed to a Tales of Symphonia representative potentially being the next DLC fighter, so this is just one other thing to keep in mind.

In any case, be sure to pick up your own Smash invitations so you can invite whoever you want to the game while you still can.