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List of idle poses (SSB4)

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This article is about idle poses in Super Smash Bros. 4. For general information, see idle pose.

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The following is a list of idle poses in Super Smash Bros. 4.

Note that some characters, such as Yoshi, Sheik, and Link, will revert to their previous idle pose from Brawl if holding a small item, such as a Capsule.


  • Performs a beckoning gesture with her gun.
  • Holds her left gun in front of her, and her right gun upwards beside her head. This idle pose only occurs once she ends any grounded attack, and she returns to her standard idle animation after a few seconds.


  • Leans back and exhales steam.
  • Clenches his fists and silently roars.

Bowser Jr.[edit]

  • Inspects the surroundings with a hand raised.
  • Hops in place.

Captain Falcon[edit]

  • Thrusts his fist out in a battle pose.
  • Thrusts his elbow out in a battle pose.


  • Leans back and stomps the ground.
  • Turns away and breathes a small flame.


  • Runs his finger across the edge of the Buster Sword.
  • Holds his sword in a more upright stance.


  • Twirls the Omega Yato with a flourish.
  • Turns away, holding the Omega Yato behind them.

Dark Pit[edit]

  • Splits the ends of the Silver Bow. If they are already split, he briefly reassembles it before splitting them again.
  • Taps his foot on the ground, then hops in place.

Diddy Kong[edit]

  • Scratches his rear, then shakes himself off while stretching.
  • Hops in place.

Donkey Kong[edit]

  • Leans forward while crossing his eyes.
  • Bumps his fists together and performs an uppercut.

Dr. Mario[edit]

  • Pounds his fist into his open palm.
  • Performs a cervical exercise known as a neck roll.

Duck Hunt[edit]

  • The dog sniffs at the ground.
  • The dog sits down and scratches its neck with its hind leg.


  • Turns to the side and brings his arm in front of him.
  • Turns to the side and waves his hand in front of his face.


  • Holds his hand in front of him and takes a deep breath.
  • Performs a beckoning gesture.


  • Puts his hands together, then brings one over his head in a circular motion.
  • Crosses his arms and looks away.


  • Assumes a ninjutsu pose with its hands clasped.
  • Stands upright and swipes its arms outward.


  • Hoists Ragnell over his shoulder.
  • Traces the surface of Ragnell with his fingers.


  • Turns to face the other way. Note that this technically is not considered an idle pose by the game; Jigglypuff's programmed "idle poses" are identical to its default idle animation, which includes the turn.

King Dedede[edit]

  • Taps his hammer on his shoulder.
  • Smacks his belly.


  • Jumps in place to look the other way, then returns to normal.
  • Briefly falls asleep.


  • Swings the Master Sword in his hand.
  • Pauses to look around.

Little Mac[edit]

  • Shuffles his feet, an exercise real-life boxers often perform.
  • Turns to the side and holds his fists in front of his torso.


  • Moves its arms slowly in circular motions.
  • Assumes a martial arts stance.


  • Taps his shoes on the ground.
  • Waves his fists in front of him in a cowardly manner.


  • Puts her hand to her chest and takes a silent breath.
  • Brushes her hair out of her face.


  • Scratches the back of his head.
  • Tugs on his nose, stretching it until it snaps back into position.


  • Adjusts his cap.
  • Moves his head from left to right, holding his fists in front of his face.


  • Puts his hand to his chest and takes a silent breath.
  • Brushes his hair out of his face.

Mega Man[edit]

  • Forms the Mega Buster and touts it with his other hand.
  • Inspects his surroundings.

Meta Knight[edit]

  • Swings Galaxia while inspecting his surroundings.
  • Covers himself with his cape.


  • Brings its hands to its chest, then spreads them.
  • Raises its hand in a beckoning gesture.

Mii Brawler[edit]

  • Quickly performs a series of four fighting stances.
  • Briefly assumes an open-palm stance.

Mii Gunner[edit]

  • Drops their gun and raises it to their side.
  • Looks from side to side, gun at the ready.

Mii Swordfighter[edit]

  • Raises their sword skyward.
  • Looks from side to side.

Mr. Game & Watch[edit]

  • Jumps in place.
  • Looks behind him.


  • Looks from side to side.
  • Places a finger to his temple, then points forward. Similar to Lucas's down taunt.


  • Rubs his helmet with his hands.
  • Swings his arms in a basic limber-up exercise.


  • Looks at the ground and scratches his head with a surprised expression.
  • Performs a thumbs up while winking, similar to his official artwork.


  • Taps her staff on the ground, briefly displaying her halo.
  • Holds her staff and shield in front of her torso, briefly displaying her halo.


  • Looks around and brushes something off of her dress.
  • Puts her hands together and stretches.
  • Inspects her ring.
  • Brushes her hair.


  • Turns to the right, then the left, while twitching its ears.
  • Scratches its ear.


  • Splits the ends of the Palutena Bow. If they are already split, he briefly reassembles it before splitting them again.
  • Taps his foot on the ground, then hops in place.


  • Turns his head to face the screen.
  • Slumps over, then snaps back upright.


  • Closes the current tome they have on hand, then opens it back up and glances at it.
  • Slowly swings their sword in a circular motion.

Rosalina & Luma[edit]

  • Rosalina leans forward, looking behind her.
  • Rosalina taps her wand in the air.


  • Pumps his fist in front of his head.
  • Traces the surface of the Sword of Seals with his fingers.


  • Adjusts his gloves, one after the other.
  • Stretches his fingers, then crosses his arms and pumps them.


  • Traces her fingertips over her arm cannon.
  • Drops her arm cannon for a moment.


  • Turns away and balances on one foot.
  • Holds her hand up to her face and swipes it away.


  • Puts his hand to his chin in a contemplative gesture.
  • Takes a defensive stance and inspects his surroundings.


  • Puts his hands to his hips and taps his foot impatiently, like his idle animation in the 2D Sonic games.
  • Leans back and wags his finger while smirking.

Toon Link[edit]

  • Pauses to look around.
  • Taps his boot on the ground.


  • Places their hand to their chin and taps their foot, similar to the animation displayed when the player views their inventory in the Animal Crossing games.
  • Rubs the side of their head.


  • Crosses his arms, fists clenched.
  • Scratches his rear.

Wii Fit Trainer[edit]

  • Performs a cervical exercise known as a neck roll.
  • Performs the torso twist, a strength-training exercise.


  • Performs a small dance.
  • Looks from side to side.


  • Flips her hair back.
  • Turns away, holding her left arm with her right hand.
  • Holds her hand to her chin in contemplation.

Zero Suit Samus[edit]

  • Stands upright with her Paralyzer beside her head.
  • Adjusts her Paralyzer.