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Battle of the Bristles was a Spirit Board event focused on spirits with facial hair. It ran from 6 a.m. on January 15, 2021 to 6 a.m. on January 18, 2021 (UTC). During the event, defeating spirits on the Spirit Board which were part of the event awarded more SP than usual.

Description[edit]

North America[edit]

Goatees, mustaches, and beards, rejoice! Characters with facial hair will be whisking their whiskers on to the Spirit Board!
Defeat them in battle to earn more Spirit Points than usual.[1]

PAL regions[edit]

From goatee to full-on beard, characters with facial hair are whisking their whiskers onto the Spirit Board! Defeat them in battle to earn more Spirit Points than usual.
The Legend-class Dr. Wily and Wario-Man, plus the Ace-class Garon and Karate Kong will also appear at set times. Don't miss out![2]

Periodically appearing spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Appearance times (UTC)
873
SSBU spirit Dr. Wily.png
Dr. Wily
Support
★★★★ 06:00, 18:00
686
SSBU spirit Garon.png
Garon
Support
★★★ 09:00, 21:00
738
SSBU spirit Wario-Man.png
Wario-Man
Attack
★★★★ 00:00, 12:00
170
SSBU spirit Karate Kong.png
Karate Kong
Attack
★★★ 03:00, 15:00

Randomly appearing spirits[edit]

Spirit Battle parameters
No. Image Name Series Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music
738
SSBU spirit Wario-Man.png
Wario-Man WarioWare Series Wario WarioHeadClassicCyanSSBU.png
Attack
13,700 WarioWare, Inc. (hazards off) •Sudden Final Smash •The enemy will suddenly have a Final Smash
•The enemy's FS Meter charges quickly
WarioWare, Inc.
873
SSBU spirit Dr. Wily.png
Dr. Wily Mega Man Series Dr. Mario DrMarioHeadBlueSSBU.png (50 HP)
•Metal Mega Man MegaManHeadGreenSSBU.png×8 (100 HP)
Attack
12,600 Wily Castle (hazards off) N/A Stamina battle
•Reinforcements will appear after an enemy is KO'd
•The enemy is metal
Mega Man 2 Medley
25
SSBU spirit Fox Luigi.png
Fox Luigi Super Mario Series •Tail Luigi LuigiHeadYellowSSBU.png
Shield
9,300 Mushroom Kingdom U •Hazard: Heavy Wind •Dangerously high winds are in effect Ground Theme - Super Mario Bros. 3 (Remix)
35
SSBU spirit Waluigi.png
Waluigi Super Mario Series Luigi LuigiHeadPurpleSSBU.png
Neutral
9,200 Peach's Castle •Assist Trophy Enemies (Waluigi) •Hostile assist trophies will appear Waluigi Pinball - Mario Kart DS
170
SSBU spirit Karate Kong.png
Karate Kong Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Ryu RyuHeadPurpleSSBU.png (160 HP)
Attack
9,500 Kongo Falls (Ω form) •Hard to Launch
•Hazard: High Gravity
•The enemy's physical attacks have increased power
•Timed stamina battle (1:30)
•All fighters have reduced jump ability
Battle for Storm Hill
686
SSBU spirit Garon.png
Garon Fire Emblem Series Ganondorf GanondorfHeadPurpleSSBU.png (160 HP)
Attack
9,600 Final Destination •Jump Power ↓
•Hazard: Poison Floor
•The floor is poisonous
•You have reduced jump power
Stamina battle
Lost in Thoughts All Alone (Remix)
852
from https://twitter.com/NintendoVS/status/1073366994911719426
Brewster Animal Crossing Series Falco FalcoHeadGreenSSBU.png
Villager VillagerHeadCyanSSBU.pngVillagerHeadBlueSSBU.png
Isabelle IsabelleHeadPurpleSSBU.png
Shield
8,800 Luigi's Mansion •Item Tidal Wave (Food) •Defeat the main fighter to win
•Reinforcements will appear during the battle
•Certain items will appear in large numbers after a little while
The Roost - Animal Crossing: Wild World
867
SSBU spirit Dr. Light.png
Dr. Light Mega Man Series Dr. Mario DrMarioHeadBlueSSBU.png (160 HP)
Mega Man MegaManHeadCyanSSBU.png (160 HP)
Shield
10,000 Wily Castle (Battlefield form) N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
Stamina battle
•The enemy tends to avoid conflict
Mega Man 2 Medley
944
from the game files
Soda Popinski Punch-Out!! Series Wario WarioHeadClassicRedSSBU.png (160 HP)
Attack
9,300 Boxing Ring •Item Tidal Wave Stamina battle
•The enemy becomes more powerful after eating
•Certain items will appear in large numbers
World Circuit Theme
1,079
SSBU spirit Sebastian Tute.png
Sebastian Tute Wii Music Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 2312, Prince's Crown, Butler Outfit)
Mii Gunner MiiGunnerHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 2312, Saki Amamiya Wig, Steampunk Getup)
Mii Brawler MiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 2312, Isaac Wig, Toy-Con Outfit)
Grab
8,900 Tomodachi Life (Battlefield form) N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•Only certain Pokémon will emerge from Poké Balls (Meloetta)
•Reinforcements will appear during the battle
Final Results - Wii Party U
132
SSBU spirit Mario (Mario Tennis Aces).png
Mario (Mario Tennis Aces) Mario Tennis Aces Mario MarioHeadStripedSSBU.png
Peach PeachHeadFireSSBU.png
Neutral
8,800 Wuhu Island
(Swordplay Colosseum)
•Assist Trophy Enemies (Color TV-Game 15) •Hostile assist trophies will appear
•The enemy favors smash attacks
Title Theme - Mario Tennis Aces
100
SSBU spirit Mr. L.png
Mr. L Paper Mario Series Luigi LuigiHeadPurpleSSBU.png
Attack
4,300 Luigi's Mansion (Ω form) •Hazard: Fog •The stage is covered in fog
•The enemy favors special moves
•The enemy's FS Meter charges quickly
The Grand Finale
240
SSBU spirit Daruk.png
Daruk The Legend of Zelda Series Donkey Kong DonkeyKongHeadYellowSSBU.png (180 HP)
Shield
4,300 Find Mii (Battlefield form) •Hazard: Lava Floor •The floor is lava
Stamina battle
•The enemy's shield has extra durability
Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 Trailer BGM
581
From the game's files
Flint EarthBound Series Snake SnakeHeadChartreuseSSBU.png
Lucas LucasHeadOrangeSSBU.png
Attack
4,200 Onett (Battlefield form) •Hazard: Lava Floor •The floor is lava
•The enemy starts the battle with a Franklin Badge
Mother 3 Love Theme
599
Artwork used for Mr EAD's Spirit. Ripped from Game Files
Mr. EAD F-Zero Series •Giant Wario WarioHeadRedSSBU.png
•Giant R.O.B. ROBHeadBlueSSBU.png
Shield
3,800 Big Blue N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•The enemy's dash attacks have increased power
•The enemy can deal damage by dashing into you
Brain Cleaner
635
SSBU spirit Medeus.png
Medeus Fire Emblem Series Ridley RidleyHeadBlueSSBU.png (140 HP)
Attack
3,600 Castle Siege (Underground Cavern) •Giant •The enemy is giant after a little while
Stamina battle
Lords-Showdown
663
SSBU spirit Ashnard.png
Ashnard Fire Emblem Series Ganondorf GanondorfHeadGreySSBU.png (80 HP)
Charizard CharizardHeadPurpleSSBU.png (80 HP)
Attack
3,600 Reset Bomb Forest (hazards off) •Defense ↑ Stamina battle
•The enemy has increased defense
Against the Dark Knight
672
SSBU spirit Gangrel.png
Gangrel Fire Emblem Series Wolf WolfHeadBlackSSBU.png
Bayonetta BayonettaHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Attack
3,700 Find Mii (Ω form) N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•The enemy has increased attack power
Id (Purpose) (Remix)
736
SSBU spirit Dr. Crygor.png
Dr. Crygor WarioWare Series Dr. Mario DrMarioHeadBlueSSBU.png
R.O.B. ROBHeadBlueSSBU.png
Wario WarioHeadGreenSSBU.png
Grab
3,400 WarioWare, Inc. (hazards off) N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win Mike's Song
756
Solidus Snake
Solidus Snake Metal Gear Solid Series Snake SnakeHeadBlackSSBU.png
Grab
3,900 Shadow Moses Island •Move Speed ↑ •The enemy has increased move speed when the enemy's at high damage
•The enemy starts the battle with a Killing Edge
MGS4 ~Theme of Love~
834
don
Don Animal Crossing Series Luigi LuigiHeadBlueSSBU.png
Shield
3,200 Smashville •Earthquake •The enemy starts the battle with a Hammer
•Periodic earthquakes will shake the stage
•The enemy can swing the Hammer for a long time
Title Theme - Animal Crossing: Wild World
855
Dr. Shrunk spirit
Dr. Shrunk Animal Crossing Series Luigi LuigiHeadPinkSSBU.png
Shield
4,100 Town and City •Item: Bananas •Timed battle (1:00)
•The enemy loves to taunt
Tour - Animal Crossing: New Leaf
939
SSBU spirit Great Tiger.png
Great Tiger Punch-Out!! Series Incineroar IncineroarHeadBlackSSBU.png (140 HP) IncineroarHeadGreySSBU.png×2 (100 HP)
Shield
3,400 Boxing Ring N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
Stamina battle
•Reinforcements will appear during the battle
Minor Circuit (Original)
975
SSBU spirit Wild Gunman.png
Wild Gunman Wild Gunman Duck Hunt Team DuckHuntHeadBrownSSBU.pngDuckHuntHeadRedSSBU.pngDuckHuntHeadYellowSSBU.pngDuckHuntHeadTanSSBU.pngDuckHuntHeadBlueSSBU.png
Attack
3,400 Gerudo Valley (Ω form) •Temporary Invincibility
•Item: Shooting Types
•Start with 300% damage
•All fighters will occasionally be invincible
•Reinforcements will appear after an enemy is KO'd
Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger
998
from the game's files
Gen Street Fighter Series Lucario LucarioHeadPinkSSBU.png (140 HP)
Neutral
3,600 New Pork City (Ω form) •Jump Power ↓ •Lucario's Aura has increased power
Stamina battle
•All fighters have reduced jump power
Fei Long Stage Type A
1,147
Maruo
Maruhige Shop Owner Trade & Battle: Card Hero Series Mario MarioHeadYellowSSBU.png (140 HP)
Shield
3,700 Pac-Land (Battlefield form) •Item: Assist Trophy Stamina battle
•The enemy is easily distracted by items
Welcome Center
1,223
Kyle Hyde
Kyle Hyde Hotel Dusk: Room 215 Snake SnakeHeadBlackSSBU.png
Shield
4,100 Fourside (hazards off) •Item: Timer
•Hazard: Fog
•The stage is covered in fog Swan Lesson
1,235
chef
Chef (Personal Trainer: Cooking) North America
Chef (Cooking Guide) PAL
Personal Trainer: Cooking Series North America
Cooking Guide: Can't Decide What to Eat? Series PAL
King Dedede KingDededeHeadGreySSBU.png
Shield
3,500 PictoChat 2 •Item: Food •The enemy becomes more powerful after eating
•The enemy is easily distracted by items
Personal Trainer: Cooking
1,237
from the game's files
Vince Art Academy Series Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 3222, Vince's Hat, Vince's Outfit, Low Voice Type 11)
Inkling InklingHeadCyanSSBU.png
Shield
3,500 PictoChat 2 •Assist Trophy Enemies (Vince) •Hostile assist trophies will appear
•Reinforcements will appear during the battle
Swan Lesson
130
SSBU spirit Rabbid Mario.png
Rabbid Mario Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle •Bunny Mario MarioHeadStripedSSBU.png
Attack
3,400 3D Land •Item: Shooting Types •The enemy starts the battle with a Ray Gun Arcade Bunny's Theme
133
SSBU spirit Luigi (Mario Tennis Aces).png
Luigi (Mario Tennis Aces) Mario Tennis Aces Luigi LuigiHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Daisy DaisyHeadGreenSSBU.png
Neutral
3,400 Pokémon Stadium 2 (hazards off) N/A •The enemy favors smash attacks Stadium Theme - Mario Tennis Aces
1,184
Image used for the Old Man Lobber Spirit. Ripped from Game Files
Old Man Lobber The Legendary Starfy Series Wario WarioHeadClassicRedSSBU.png×3
Shield
3,800 Tortimer Island N/A •The enemy's throws have increased power
•The enemy favors grabs and throws
Tortimer Island Medley
34
SSBU spirit Toadsworth.png
Toadsworth Super Mario Series Mario MarioHeadYellowSSBU.png
Shield
1,900 Princess Peach's Castle •Item: Mushrooms •Take your strongest team into this no-frills battle Ricco Harbor
22
SSBU spirit Boo Mario.png
Boo Mario Super Mario Series Mario MarioHeadBlackSSBU.png
Shield
1,900 Dracula's Castle (hazards off) •Hazard: High Gravity
•Hazard: Low Gravity
•Invisibility
•The enemy is invisible
•Your jumping power decreases when the enemy's at high damage
•The enemy is less affected by gravity
Castle / Boss Fortress - Super Mario World / SMB 3
109
SSBU spirit Broque Monsieur.png
Broque Monsieur Mario & Luigi Series Pac-Man Pac-ManHeadYellowSSBU.png
Shield
1,800 Mario Bros. (Battlefield form) •Defense ↑
•Item: Blocks
•The enemy has increased defense
•The enemy shields often
•The enemy's shield has extra durability
Tough Guy Alert!
748
SSBU spirit Shake King.png
Shake King Wario Land Series King K. Rool KingKRoolHeadYellowSSBU.png
Grab
1,900 Pirate Ship (hazards off) •Earthquake •Periodic earthquakes will shake the stage
•The enemy favors grabs and throws
Ruins - Wario Land: Shake It!
856
Frillard Spirit
Frillard Animal Crossing Series Wario WarioHeadClassicCyanSSBU.png
Isabelle IsabelleHeadYellowSSBU.png
Villager VillagerHeadPurpleSSBU.png
Shield
2,400 Town and City N/A •The enemy loves to taunt Town Hall and Tom Nook's Store - Animal Crossing: Wild World
941
Von Kaiser
Von Kaiser Punch-Out!! Series Mario MarioHeadGreenSSBU.png (120 HP)
Attack
1,800 Boxing Ring N/A •The enemy's punches and elbow strikes have increased power
Stamina battle
•The enemy favors side smash attacks
Minor Circuit (Original)
1,137
olaf
Olaf Advance Wars Series Ice Climbers IceClimbersHeadBlueSSBU.png
Shield
2,200 Summit (Battlefield form) •Move Speed ↓
•Hazard: Ice Floor
•The floor is frozen
•You have reduced move speed after a little while
•The enemy starts the battle with a Steel Diver
Filled with Hope
1,141
Yakuman
Yakuman Player Yakuman Villager Team VillagerHeadYellowSSBU.png×4
Attack
2,000 Tomodachi Life •Item: Daybreak Parts •The enemy is easily distracted by items Yūyūki Medley
1,225
Master Fusui
Hsien Sujin Taisen: Number Battles Series Luigi LuigiHeadBlueSSBU.png
Grab
1,800 Windy Hill Zone •Assist Trophy Enemies (Dr. Kawashima) •Hostile assist trophies will appear Yūyūki Medley
1,244
Raymond Bryce
Raymond Bryce Disaster: Day of Crisis Fox FoxHeadBlackSSBU.png
Shield
2,300 Fourside •Earthquake
•Hazard: Heavy Wind
•Dangerously high winds are in effect after a little while
•Periodic earthquakes will shake the stage after a little while
Encounter
1,279
Henry fleming codename steam
Henry Fleming Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Captain Falcon CaptainFalconHeadRedSSBU.png
Attack
1,900 New Pork City (Battlefield form) •Item: Shooting Types •The enemy starts the battle with a Rage Blaster Trouble Brewing II
317
from the game's files
Hongo Yoshi Series Robin RobinHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Shield
2,000 Super Happy Tree •Sudden Final Smash •The enemy will suddenly have a Final Smash after a little while Yoshi's Story (64)
584
Duster
Duster EarthBound Series Luigi LuigiHeadOrangeSSBU.png
Attack
2,500 Pac-Land (Battlefield form) •Item: Smoke Ball
•Hazard: Fog
•The stage is covered in fog
•The enemy's kicks and knee strikes have increased power
You Call This a Utopia?!
747
SSBU spirit Count Cannoli.png
Count Cannoli Wario Land Series Wario WarioHeadGreenSSBU.png
Attack
1,800 WarioWare, Inc. (hazards off) •Item: Transforming Types •Items will be pulled toward the enemy Ashley's Song
1,284
Wonder-Blue
Wonder-Blue The Wonderful 101 Chrom ChromHeadBlackSSBU.png
Villager VillagerHeadPinkSSBU.pngVillagerHeadYellowSSBU.pngVillagerHeadGreenSSBU.pngVillagerHeadCyanSSBU.pngVillagerHeadBlueSSBU.png
Attack
1,800 New Donk City Hall N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•The enemy's melee weapons have increased power
•Defeat an army of fighters
ST01: Roll Out, Wonderful 100!

In other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese フサフサ! ダンディー! 自慢のおヒゲ Fluffy! Dandy! I'm proud of my beard.
USA English (NTSC) Battle of the Bristles
UK English (PAL) Facial Hair Face-Off
France French Poil au menton Chin hair
Germany German So Bart wie möglich As hairy as possible
Italy Italian In barba al nemico In spite of the enemy
Spain Spanish Qué bello es el vello How beautiful the beard is
China Chinese (Simplified) 浓密!时髦!引以为豪的胡子 Dense! Stylish! Proudly bearded
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 垂髯!英俊!自豪的鬍鬚 Dense! Stylish! Proudly bearded
South Korea Korean 멋지고 늠름한! 자랑스러운 수염 Nice, nice! a proud beard
Netherlands Dutch Dat zit wel snor That's a good mustache
Russia Russian Сами с усами We've got moustaches.

References[edit]