SSB4 Icon.png
SSBU Icon.png

Doc Louis

From SmashWiki, the Super Smash Bros. wiki
Jump to navigationJump to search
For other uses of Doc, see Doc (disambiguation).
Doc Louis
Doc Louis Punch-Out!! Wii.png

Official artwork of Doc Louis from Punch-Out!!.

Universe Punch-Out!!
Debut Punch-Out!! (NES) (1987)
Smash Bros. appearances SSB4
Most recent non-Smash appearance Luigi's Mansion 3 (2019, cameo)
Console/platform of origin Nintendo Entertainment System
Species Human
Gender Male
Place of origin The Bronx, New York, United States
English voice actor Riley Inge
Japanese voice actor Tsuyoshi Koyama
Article on Wikipedia Doc Louis

Doc Louis (ドック・ルイス, Doc Louis) is a non-playable character from the Punch-Out!! series. He is a retired boxer who trains Little Mac in the NES and Wii Punch-Out!! games.


Doc Louis first appeared in Punch-Out!!. He is an ex-heavyweight boxing champion and Little Mac's coach. He can be seen training him throughout the Punch-Out!! series, and is the sparring opponent in Doc Louis's Punch-Out!!, a WiiWare game serving as a spinoff of the Punch-Out!! Wii game.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Doc Louis does not appear in Brawl in person, but he is mentioned in the description of Little Mac's trophy.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Doc Louis appears in Little Mac's trailer for Super Smash Bros. 4, where he is seen training him, as well as narrating the gameplay portion of the trailer as advice called out to Mac. He appears in all of Little Mac's victory poses in the game itself, briefly sparring with him and cheering him on. Occasionally when Little Mac taunts in game, Doc can be heard cheering for him. These clips change with Little Mac's size, and can even play when Little Mac is metal. A real life Doc Louis also appears in an American commercial for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Victory pose dialogue[edit]

In all of Little Mac's victory poses, Doc is seen saying one of the following phrases:

  • "You win, Mac!"
  • "Was that a little too easy for ya, son?"
  • "Nice work, Mac. You got it all figured out."
  • "World Circuit's all yours, Mac!"
  • "(in tandem with the announcer) And the winner is... Little Mac! Hahaha!"
  • "Ya got what it takes, Mac!"
  • "Ahh, winnin' feels good, don't it?"
  • "Way to go, Mac! You're the champ, baby!"
  • "Alright! I think I hear a chocolate bar callin'."
  • "Y'know, that belt looks good on you, son."

In addition, Doc will say one of the following phrases if Little Mac is in his wireframe attire.

  • "Nice moves, Mac. I could barely keep my eyes on ya, son."
  • "Ain't you flashy? You making my eyes water, son."
  • "You're lookin' mighty good, son. Just like old times, huh?"

In Smash Tour[edit]

Doc Louis also appears as a blue item in Smash Tour. When his trophy is used in a turn of the game board, it boosts the effect of all powerups gathered by 1.5×.


Doc Louis appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. 4.

Doc Louis's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Doc Louis
NTSC Every great boxer needs a capable teacher. Little Mac lucked out with former famous heavyweight Doc Louis. If he's not eating his favorite chocolate bar or making jokes, he's sparring with Little Mac. He'll gladly take a knockout blow from Little Mac if it will help the boxer make it big!
NES: Punch-Out!! (10/1987)
Wii: Punch-Out!! (05/2009)
PAL Behind every great boxer is a first-class coach, and energetic former heavy-weight champion Doc Louis is Little Mac's. Now and then, he'll put his chocolate bar down, his game face on, and spar with Little Mac, throwing punches just like in his glory days. No one's happier to take a knockout blow from Little Mac than Doc Louis!
NES: Punch-Out!! (12/1987)
Wii: Punch-Out!! (05/2009)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Doc Louis reprises his appearances in Little Mac's taunts and victory poses. Due to the sped up victory animations, some of Doc's quotes are cut short, including the three wireframe-exclusive quotes.


In addition, he appears in World of Light as a master spirit. Defeating him will unlock the gym, where Doc Louis will train up to four primary spirits at a time. Spirits left in the gym will steadily gain experience, even when the game is shut off.

No. Image Name Facility Series Location Music
SSBU spirit Doc Louis.png
Doc Louis Gym

Level up without using snacks

Punch-Out!! Series In the Light Realm Minor Circuit (Original)

The following is a list of quotes that Doc Louis can say when a player visits his gym.

  • "Lookin' good, baby!"
  • "Now, what'll it be?"
  • "Dance like a fly, bite like a mosquito!"
  • "That's the spirit. You the real deal, kid!"
  • "We're just getting warmed up. You SURE you wanna stop training?"
  • "Shake it off, baby!"
  • "Done already? We'll see ya."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ドック・ルイス, Doc Louis
UK English Doc Louis
France French Doc Louis
Germany German Doc Louis
Spain Spanish Doc Louis
Italy Italian Doc Louis
China Chinese (Simplified) 教练・路易斯
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) Doc Louis
South Korea Korean 덕 루이스, Doc Louis
Netherlands Dutch Doc Louis
Russia Russian Док Луис


  • Doc Louis was not dubbed in Japanese in Punch-Out!! for the Wii, making Smash 4 the first game to give him a voice in Japanese.
  • The icon for the event match Getting Healthy in for Wii U depicts Doc Louis in an actual match, despite him only normally appearing in Little Mac's victory screens and other non-gameplay roles.