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Friend icons are images depicting characters or symbols which identify players in the online modes of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. 4, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Some of them are available from the start, while others are unlocked automatically along characters or by fulfilling other conditions.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

A selection of some Friend Icons
Friend list showing a number of available Friend Icons: Mario, Peach, King Dedede and the Ice Climber series symbol.

Friend icons are used to identify players in the Friend roster of the With Friends Wi-Fi mode. The default Friend Icon, which also appears next to the names of unregistered players, is the symbol of a figure in a circle.

The available icons are:

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

The Friend icon menu in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Credit to Unowninator.
The Friend icon menu in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Friend icons are once again part of a player's profile, which can be checked after a battle in any online mode. Icons related to downloadable characters are not available unless the character is purchased; they can however be seen in other players' profiles.

The available icons are:

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Friend icon menu in Ultimate.

Players once again may choose an icon as part of their Smash Tag, which is displayed to others in online play.

The available icons include:

  • all playable characters (except for the Mii Fighters) in at least two different costumes, including all costume characters (including the Koopalings, all opposite-gender variants for characters that have both male and female versions, Alph, each Hero, Alex, Zombie and Enderman), and almost all alternate costumes which change a character's outfit (including all alternate costumes for Villager and Inkling). Downloadable characters are not available unless they have been purchased by the player. Of note is that Pyra and Mythra had icons using their spirit artwork prior to their playable debut in the game.
  • all series symbols for series which have a playable character
  • all Assist Trophies

In addition to the above, select other icons from the represented series are available using the same art as is used for their spirits:

Series Icons available
MarioSymbol.svg Mario
Symbol of the DK series. Donkey Kong
ZeldaSymbol.svg The Legend of Zelda
MetroidSymbol.svg Metroid
YoshiSymbol.svg Yoshi
KirbySymbol.svg Kirby
StarFoxSymbol.svg Star Fox
PokemonSymbol.svg Pokémon
EarthboundSymbol.svg EarthBound
FZeroSymbol.svg F-Zero
  • Dr. Stewart
  • Jody Summer
  • Jack Levin
  • Black Shadow
FireEmblemSymbol.svg Fire Emblem
  • Caeda
  • Tiki (Naga's Voice)
  • Sirius
  • Hector (Fire Emblem)
  • Queen Elincia
  • Anna
  • Azura
  • Ryoma
  • Takumi
  • Xander
  • Camilla
Game&WatchSymbol.svg Game & Watch
KidIcarusSymbol.svg Kid Icarus
MetalGearSymbol.svg Metal Gear
  • Liquid Snake
  • Big Boss
  • The Boss
  • Revolver Ocelot (Metal Gear Solid V)
  • Raiden
  • Kazuhira Miller
  • Metal Gear REX
  • Sahelanthropus
  • Cardboard Box
SonicSymbol.svg Sonic
PikminSymbol.svg Pikmin
Symbol of the Animal Crossing series. Animal Crossing
MegaManSymbol.svg Mega Man
WiiFitSymbol.svg Wii Fit
PacManSymbol.svg Pac-Man
  • Fairy Queen
XenobladeSymbol.svg Xenoblade Chronicles
StreetFighterSymbol.svg Street Fighter
  • Chun-Li
  • Zangief
  • Dhalsim
  • Sagat
  • M. Bison
  • Akuma
  • Sakura (Street Fighter)
BayonettaSymbol.svg Bayonetta
SplatoonSymbol.svg Splatoon
  • Inkling Squid
  • Judd
  • Li'l Judd
  • Off the Hook
  • Sheldon
  • Cap'n Cuttlefish
  • Great Zapfish
Symbol of the Castlevania series. Castlevania
  • Trevor C. Belmont
  • Maria Renard (Symphony of the Night)
  • Carmilla
  • Medusa Head
  • Mummy
  • The Creature & Flea Man
  • Death
  • Werewolf
  • Dracula
  • Soma Cruz
  • Dracula (2nd Form)
  • Kid Dracula
MiiSymbol.svg Mii
Symbol of the Smash Bros. series. Super Smash Bros.
OtherSymbol.svg Other