So what I said about Smash Tour battles going toward the VS battle count? Nope, that's not it at all. The battles I had logged in before I so much as tried VS mode were those for unlocking characters. So in the end, I went back to try Crazy Orders again, and eventually I got a great attempt where I got thumped in the eighth battle just enough to have plenty of HP to use against Crazy Hand. Not sure whether drawing Palutenas as cohorts was good or bad, but they mostly just got knocked around uselessly, and I ended up unlocking ROB without much of a problem.
Anyway, quick question. Does anyone know for sure if any trophies other than the character alternate trophies and the Koopalings are obtainable only in the Trophy Shop? GameFAQs seems to claim there's 60 or so more of these, I just want to make sure that's accurate.