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Green Is the New Black

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Green Is the New Black was a Spirit Board event focused on spirits that are green in color. It ran from 6 a.m. on March 15, 2019 to 6 a.m. on March 18, 2019 (UTC). During the event, defeating spirits on the Spirit Board which were part of the event awarded more Gold than usual.

Description[edit]

North America[edit]

Green-colored spirits have made their way to the Spirit Board! Defeat them in battle to earn more gold than usual.
Legend-class spirits Queen Metroid, Celebi, and Link (The Legend of Zelda) will appear at set times. Check it out![1]

PAL regions[edit]

There are more green-coloured spirits on the Spirit Board than you can shake a stick at! Defeat them in battle to earn more gold than usual.
The Legend-class Queen Metroid, Celebi and Link (The Legend of Zelda) will also appear at set times. Check it out![2]

Periodically appearing spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Appearance times (UTC)
281
SSBU spirit Queen Metroid.png
Queen Metroid
Grab
★★★★ 06:00, 18:00
486
SSBU spirit Celebi.png
Celebi
Support
★★★★ 10:00, 22:00
178
SSBU spirit Link (The Legend of Zelda).png
Link (The Legend of Zelda)
Neutral
★★★★ 02:00, 14:00

Randomly appearing spirits[edit]

Spirit Battle parameters
No. Image Name Series Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music
486
SSBU spirit Celebi.png
Celebi Pokémon Series Mewtwo MewtwoHeadCyanSSBU.png
Grab
13,600 Garden of Hope (Battlefield form) •Flowery
•Hazard: Fog
•The stage is covered in fog
•You constantly take minor damage
•The enemy heals over time
Pokémon Gold / Pokémon Silver Medley
281
SSBU spirit Queen Metroid.png
Queen Metroid Metroid Series King K. Rool KingKRoolHeadBrownSSBU.png (180 HP)
Grab
13,300 Brinstar (Battlefield form) •Giant
•Attack Power ↑
•The enemy is giant after a little while
Stamina battle
•The enemy has increased attack power after a little while
Boss Battle 4 - Metroid: Samus Returns
178
SSBU spirit Link (The Legend of Zelda).png
Link (The Legend of Zelda) The Legend of Zelda Series Young Link YoungLinkHeadRedSSBU.png
Neutral
13,500 Find Mii (hazards off) N/A •The enemy's melee weapons have increased power
•The enemy's FS Meter charges quickly
•The enemy has increased attack power
Overworld Theme - The Legend of Zelda
536
SSBU spirit Meloetta (Aria Forme).png
Meloetta (Aria Forme) Pokémon Series Jigglypuff Team JigglypuffHeadRedSSBU.png×4
Grab
9,500 Prism Tower (Battlefield form) •Hazard: Slumber Floor •The floor is sleep-inducing
•The enemy favors neutral specials
•Only certain Pokémon will emerge from Poké Balls (Meloetta)
N's Castle
500
SSBU spirit Rayquaza.png
Rayquaza Pokémon Series Ridley RidleyHeadGreenSSBU.png
Neutral
10,000 Kalos Pokémon League (Dragonmark Chamber (Legendary) only) •Hazard: Heavy Wind •Dangerously high winds are in effect after a little while Battle! (Lorekeeper Zinnia)
1,114
SSBU spirit Ancient Minister.png
Ancient Minister Super Smash Bros. Series R.O.B. Team ROBHeadGreenSSBU.pngROBHeadCyanSSBU.pngROBHeadRedSSBU.pngROBHeadGreySSBU.png (INT)/ROBHeadSSBU.png (JP/CH/KR)
Neutral
9,000 Halberd •Hazard: Screen Flip •The screen will suddenly flip
•The enemy starts the battle with a Bomber
•Explosion attacks aren't as effective against the enemy
Final Destination - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
339
SSBU spirit Whispy Woods.png
Whispy Woods Kirby Series Kirby Team KirbyHeadRedSSBU.png×5
Shield
9,300 Green Greens •Hazard: Heavy Wind •Dangerously high winds are in effect
•Reinforcements will appear after an enemy is KO'd
Boss Theme Medley - Kirby Series
321
yarnyoshispirit
Yarn Yoshi Yoshi Series Yoshi Team YoshiHeadCraftedSSBU.png×4
Grab
9,200 Super Happy Tree •Easy to Launch •All fighters are easy to launch Main Theme - Yoshi's Woolly World (Remix)
277
SSBU spirit Metroid.png
Metroid Metroid Series Ridley RidleyHeadGreenSSBU.png
Grab
9,700 Brinstar (Battlefield form) •Assist Trophy Enemies (Metroid)
•Hazard: Sticky Floor
•The floor is sticky
•Hostile assist trophies will appear
•The enemy's melee blows will heal them when they hit
Title Theme - Metroid
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
982
Blanka
Blanka Street Fighter Series Donkey Kong DonkeyKongHeadGreenSSBU.png (140 HP)
Shield
3,700 Jungle Japes •Jump Power ↓ Stamina battle
•All fighters have reduced jump power
•The enemy starts the battle with a Screw Attack
Blanka Stage Type A
871
SSBU spirit Auto.png
Auto Mega Man Series R.O.B. ROBHeadGreenSSBU.png
Shield
3,600 Moray Towers (Ω form) •Item: Shooting Types •The enemy starts the battle with a Super Scope We're Robots (Dr. Wily Stage 2)
490
SSBU spirit Flygon.png
Flygon Pokémon Series Ridley RidleyHeadGreenSSBU.png
Grab
3,800 Gerudo Valley (Battlefield form) •Earthquake •Periodic earthquakes will shake the stage Victory Road - Pokémon Ruby / Pokémon Sapphire
483
SSBU spirit Tyranitar.png
Tyranitar Pokémon Series King K. Rool KingKRoolHeadBlueSSBU.png
Shield
3,900 Mushroomy Kingdom (Battlefield form) •Sudden Damage •You'll occasionally take sudden damage after a little while Pokémon Gold / Pokémon Silver Medley
420
SSBU spirit Venusaur.png
Venusaur Pokémon Series •Giant Ivysaur IvysaurHeadRedSSBU.png
Shield
4,500 Garden of Hope (Battlefield form) •Hazard: Poison Floor •The floor is poisonous
•The enemy is giant
Main Theme - Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue (Brawl)
580
SSBU spirit Master Belch.png
Master Belch EarthBound Series Wario WarioHeadClassicGreenSSBU.png
Neutral
4,200 Mario Bros. (Battlefield form) •Defense ↓
•Hazard: Sticky Floor
•The floor is sticky
•You have reduced defense after a little while
Unfounded Revenge / Smashing Song of Praise
316
SSBU spirit Don Bongo.png
Don Bongo Yoshi Series •Giant King Dedede KingDededeHeadGreenSSBU.png
Shield
3,900 Yoshi's Story •Move Speed ↑
•Move Speed ↓
•The enemy has increased move speed after a little while
•The enemy is giant
•The enemy has reduced move speed
Yoshi's Story (Melee)
233
SSBU spirit Wall-Merged Link.png
Wall-Merged Link The Legend of Zelda Series Mr. Game & Watch MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png
Young Link YoungLinkHeadOrangeSSBU.png
Neutral
3,500 Flat Zone X N/A •Reinforcements will appear after an enemy is KO'd Lorule Main Theme
256
SSBU spirit Ezlo.png
Ezlo The Legend of Zelda Series Toon Link ToonLinkHeadTealSSBU.png
Attack
3,700 Distant Planet •Hazard: Left Is Right, Right Is Left
•Giant
•The enemy is giant
•Left and right controls will suddenly reverse after a little while
Village of the Blue Maiden
207
SSBU spirit Deku Link.png
Deku Link The Legend of Zelda Series Diddy Kong DiddyKongHeadGreenSSBU.png
Grab
3,700 Distant Planet (Battlefield form) •Item Tidal Wave
•Item: Lip's Stick
•The enemy favors neutral specials
•Certain items will appear in large numbers after a little while
•The enemy is easily distracted by items
Saria's Theme
156
SSBU spirit Rattly.png
Rattly Donkey Kong Series Yoshi YoshiHeadCraftedSSBU.png
Grab
3,400 Kongo Jungle N/A •The enemy loves to jump
•The enemy has increased jump power
Snakey Chantey
152
SSBU spirit Squawks.png
Squawks Donkey Kong Series Duck Hunt DuckHuntHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Grab
4,400 The Great Cave Offensive •Hazard: Fog •The stage is covered in fog
•Timed battle (1:30)
Ice Cave Chant
47
SSBU spirit Wart.png
Wart Super Mario Series King K. Rool KingKRoolHeadBlueSSBU.png
Peach PeachHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Grab
4,000 Skyworld (Battlefield form) •Hazard: Slumber Floor •Defeat the main fighter to win
•The floor is sleep-inducing
Boss Theme - Super Mario Bros. 2
38
SSBU spirit Hammer Bro.png
Hammer Bro Super Mario Series Yoshi YoshiHeadYellowSSBU.png
Grab
3,400 Golden Plains (Battlefield form) •Assist Trophy Enemies (Hammer Bro) •Hostile assist trophies will appear when the enemy's at high damage
•The enemy favors up specials
Ground Theme - Super Mario Bros. 3 (Remix)
891
SSBU spirit Snake Man.png
Snake Man Mega Man Series Snake SnakeHeadGreenSSBU.png×2 (120 HP)
Grab
1,900 Kongo Jungle (Ω form) •Item: Bombchu Stamina battle
•The enemy is easily distracted by items
Snake Man Stage
538
SSBU spirit Chespin.png
Chespin Pokémon Series Ivysaur IvysaurHeadGreenSSBU.png×3
Shield
1,500 Kongo Jungle N/A •The enemy favors neutral specials
•Only certain Pokémon will emerge from Poké Balls (Chespin)
Battle! (Wild Pokémon) - Pokémon X / Pokémon Y
469
SSBU spirit Bellossom.png
Bellossom Pokémon Series Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadRedSSBU.png
Grab
1,800 Yoshi's Island (Battlefield form) •Item: Lip's Stick •Only certain Pokémon will emerge from Poké Balls (Bellossom)
•The enemy is easily distracted by items
Pokémon Gold / Pokémon Silver Medley
466
SSBU spirit Chikorita.png
Chikorita Pokémon Series Ivysaur IvysaurHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Grab
2,200 Distant Planet (Battlefield form) •Hazard: Slumber Floor •The floor is sleep-inducing
•The enemy can unleash powerful critical hits at random
Pokémon Gold / Pokémon Silver Medley
424
SSBU spirit Metapod.png
Metapod Pokémon Series Yoshi YoshiHeadCraftedSSBU.png
Shield
2,500 Distant Planet (Ω form) •Defense ↑
•Hazard: Sticky Floor
•The floor is sticky
•Timed battle (1:30)
•The enemy has increased defense after a little while
Road to Viridian City - Pokémon Red / Pokémon Blue
1,118
Tamagon devil world
Tamagon Devil World •Tiny Ridley RidleyHeadGreenSSBU.png
•Clear Richter RichterHeadGreenSSBU.png
Grab
1,500 Mario Bros. •Item: Throwing Types •Defeat the main fighter to win
•The enemy favors neutral specials
•The enemy is invisible
Clu Clu Land
816
SSBU spirit Smoky Progg.png
Smoky Progg Pikmin Series Mario MarioHeadBlackSSBU.png
Neutral
1,600 Distant Planet (Battlefield form) •Metal Shift •The enemy will occasionally turn metal Stage Select - Pikmin 2
622
SSBU spirit Draug.png
Draug Fire Emblem Series King K. Rool KingKRoolHeadBlueSSBU.png (120 HP)
Shield
2,400 Castle Siege (hazards off) •Defense ↑ •The enemy has super armor but moves slower
Stamina battle
•The enemy has increased defense
Under This Banner
600
Bio rex
Bio Rex F-Zero Series Wolf WolfHeadBlueSSBU.png
Attack
1,900 Port Town Aero Dive •Item Tidal Wave •The enemy becomes more powerful after eating
•Certain items will appear in large numbers after a little while
Fire Field (Remix)
337
SSBU spirit Pitch.png
Pitch Kirby Series Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadGreenSSBU.png
Grab
1,800 Green Greens (hazards off) N/A •Only certain Pokémon will emerge from Poké Balls (Fletchling)
•The enemy loves to jump
Forest Stage
376
SSBU spirit Plasma Wisp.png
Plasma Wisp Kirby Series Robin RobinHeadGreenSSBU.png
Grab
2,300 Prism Tower (Battlefield form) •Item: Hothead
•Hazard: Zap Floor
•The floor is electrified
•The enemy favors neutral specials
City Trial
167
SSBU spirit Kip.png
Kip Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast North America
Donkey Kong: Jet Race PAL
•Tiny Yoshi Team YoshiHeadYellowSSBU.png×4
Shield
1,800 Yoshi's Story N/A •The enemy starts the battle with a Rocket Belt Boss 2 - DK: Jungle Climber
159
SSBU spirit Kritter.png
Kritter Donkey Kong Series King K. Rool KingKRoolHeadBlueSSBU.png
Grab
1,700 Kongo Jungle •Defense ↑ •The enemy has increased defense
•The enemy starts the battle with a Rocket Belt
Jungle Level (64)
105
SSBU spirit Prince Peasley.png
Prince Peasley Mario & Luigi Series Marth MarthHeadGreenSSBU.png
Shield
1,600 3D Land N/A •The enemy's melee weapons have increased power This is Minion Turf!

In other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese よりどりみどり! 緑のスピリッツ Pick your favorite! Green Spirits
USA English (NTSC) Green Is the New Black
UK English (PAL) Green Is The New Black
France French Mise au vert Going green
Germany German Grüne Geisterwelle Green spirit wave
Italy Italian L'erba del vicino è più verde? Is the grass greener on the other side?
Spain Spanish Verdes de envidia Green with envy
China Chinese (Simplified) 绿色命魂随意选! Green spirit of your choice!
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 綠色命魂精選集! Green destiny spirit collection!
South Korea Korean 초록의 스피릿으로 안구 정화! Good looking green spirits!
Netherlands Dutch Groentjes onder elkaar Green among themselves
Russia Russian Зеленым-зелено Green-Green

Trivia[edit]

  • The name of the event is based on the idiom [color] is the new black.
  • This Spirit Board event took place around St. Patrick's Day, March 17th.

References[edit]