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List of taunts (SSBU)

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This article is about taunts in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For general information, see Taunt.

The following is a list of all taunts in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Taunts are unique to every character, but with the exception of Pokémon Trainer, do not change when selecting an alternate costume.

Banjo & Kazooie[edit]

  • Up taunt: Banjo stretches and Kazooie appears out of his backpack, yawning. Based on an idle animation from Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts.
  • Side taunt: Kazooie pops out of Banjo's backpack and the duo look at each other, then Banjo strikes a thumbs up while Kazooie happily opens her wings. Based on their introductory pose in the opening sequence of Banjo-Kazooie.
  • Down taunt: Banjo bows twice, saying his iconic "Guh-huh!" each time. Identical to the latter half of the animation seen when all 10 Jiggies in a world are collected or when a Note Door is unlocked in Banjo-Kazooie.

Bayonetta[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Twirls around like a ballet dancer, moves both arms around her in a graceful manner, then strikes a pose with both arms over her head, saying, "If you need to learn how to talk to a lady, ask your mum." (レディの扱い方、ママに教えて貰いなさい, If you can't handle a lady, ask your mum.) Based on her long taunt from Bayonetta 2.
  • Side Taunt: Gracefully spins around, then points both guns directly in front of her, saying, "New 'do, dead you." (動くと死ぬわよ, You move, you die.) The quote comes from her short taunt while wielding Salamandra in Bayonetta 2.
  • Down Taunt: Poses with her guns around her head in multiple ways, framing her head and torso with her guns, performs a broad back step, looking away from her opponent one moment, then looking back. Based off of the dances she performs prior to fighting Joy for the first time.

Bowser[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Throws his head back, spinning it in a circle, and roars.
  • Side Taunt: Bites the air furiously three times.
  • Down Taunt: Balances precariously on one leg, similar to his teetering animation.

Bowser Jr.[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Jumps up, sits on the edge of the Junior Clown Car, and makes a tiny breath of fire, chuckling. The Junior Clown Car makes a worried expression.
  • Side Taunt: Twirls a hammer, or in the case of the Koopalings, their respective wands. The Junior Clown Car makes an embarrassed expression.
  • Down Taunt: The Clown Car spawns its wheels and performs a donut, then returns to normal. The Junior Clown Car makes an angry expression.

Byleth[edit]

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  • Up Taunt: Swings the Sword of the Creator to his right leg, and puts his left fist to his chest while looking into the sky. Female Byleth has an altered stance, with one foot in front of the other. Based off of Byleth’s victory pose with a sword equipped.
  • Side Taunt: Brandishes the Sword of the Creator forward and says, “Let the lesson begin!” (Male: その身で学べ!, Female: その身で学んで!, Learn with your own body!) or “Stay focused.” (焦らず戦おう, Let's fight without fright.) The former quote is from Byleth’s critical hit quote, while the latter is from when they are selected on the battlefield.
  • Down Taunt: Extends the Sword of the Creator around himself and says, “Try me.” (Male: かかってこい, Female: かかってきなさい, Come at me.)

Captain Falcon[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Charges himself up with fire, similar to a Falcon Punch.
  • Side Taunt: Holds out his hand and challenges, "Come on!"
  • Down Taunt: Salutes with his right hand and exclaims "Show me your moves!" This taunt is notable for having a different animation depending on whether he is facing right or left; he will finish the taunt faster if he faces the left.

Chrom[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Twirls his sword and strikes a pose similar to his official artwork from Fire Emblem Awakening while saying "Come at me!" (かかってこい!, Come at me!)
  • Side Taunt: Holds his sword in front of him and says "Come on!" (勝負あったな, The match is over.)
  • Down Taunt: Twirls his sword and rests it on his palm, saying "I will not fail!" (俺は負けん!, I will not lose!)

Cloud[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Twirls his Buster Sword and places behind his back, referencing his victory animation from Final Fantasy VII, while saying 興味ないね ("Not interested," his catchphrase from Final Fantasy VII).
  • Side Taunt: Places his Buster Sword on his back, places his hands together, and mimics the casting animation from Final Fantasy VII, complete with the sound effect and the glow.
  • Down Taunt: Leans on his Buster Sword while scoffing. It resembles the cocky pose he assumes in many cutscenes throughout Final Fantasy VII.

Corrin[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Puts their head down and puts it back up in dragon form while saying "My path is clear!" (好きにはさせない!, I won't let you have your way!) Female Corrin says "Let's do this!" (行きますよ!, Here I come!)
  • Side Taunt: Twirls the Omega Yato and says "I've made my choice." (僕は選んだ!, I've made my choice!) Female Corrin says "Your fate is clear." (折れたりしません!, I will not surrender!) Resembles Corrin's animation before a battle in Fire Emblem Fates.
  • Down Taunt: Twirls the Omega Yato over their head and places it on its tip, saying "Are you ready?" (準備はいい?, Are you ready?) Female Corrin says "You ready for this?" (準備はいいですか?, Are you ready?)

Daisy[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Raises her left arm up while saying "Woo-hoo!". Resembles her official artwork.
  • Side Taunt: Spins around once and gives a peace sign, saying "Yeah!" as she finishes.
  • Down Taunt: Places her hands on her hips while letting out a small grunt. Resembles her official artwork from Mario Kart 7 and Mario Party 10.

Dark Pit[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Taps his shoulder with one of his blades and motions with his left hand, saying "Who wants some?" (かかってこい., Bring it on.)
  • Side Taunt: Spins his bow in front of him while facing the screen, before swinging one of his blades and saying "Watch out!" (いくぜ!, Here we go!)
  • Down Taunt: Turns around a bit, then points with his right blade, saying "Game on!" (死にたいヤツは前に出ろ。。。, Step right up if you want to die...)

Dark Samus[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Hovers up slightly while glowing with Phazon.
  • Side Taunt: Spins around while glowing with Phazon.
  • Down Taunt: Crouches down while holding her arm cannon upright. Resembles Samus's artwork from Metroid II: Return of Samus.

Diddy Kong[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Throws his cap up in the air and catches it on his head. This is a reference to his victory pose in Donkey Kong Country, after he defeats a boss or wins in a bonus room.
  • Side Taunt: Holds his hands in front of him, chattering.
  • Down Taunt: Jumps from one foot to the other, clapping his hands 4 times above his head.

Donkey Kong[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Beats his chest.
  • Side Taunt: Shakes himself, as if his fur was wet.
  • Down Taunt: Faces the screen and shrugs his shoulders.

Dr. Mario[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Grinds his shoe on the ground.
  • Side Taunt: Throws a Megavitamin up in the air along his arm, before catching it, as in Melee. Like his Neutral Special, the two colors on the Megavitamin are random.
  • Down Taunt: Taps himself on the shoulder with a closed fist.

Duck Hunt[edit]

  • Up Taunt: The dog performs a frontal hand stand, while the duck negatively responds to him.
  • Side Taunt: The dog lays on his side and does his infamous laugh, while the duck flies next to him.
  • Down Taunt: The dog stands on his back legs and does a dance.

Falco[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Kicks his reflector around and says "Piece of cake." (楽勝だぜ。, An easy win.) before catching it.
  • Side Taunt: Holds out his hand and slowly raises it, saying "Come on!" (かかってきな。, Come bring it.)
  • Down Taunt: Spins on one foot, then poses with one of his arms/wings before him, stating "Hands off my prey!" (俺の獲物に手を出すな!, Get your hands off my prey!) whilst doing so.

Fox[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Charges up with flames, like with his Fire Fox move, and says "Let's go!" (行くぞ!, Let's go!)
  • Side Taunt: Spins his Blaster around his hand in the air before putting it back in its holster.
  • Down Taunt: Leans back and states "Come at me!" (かかってこい!, Come at me!) whilst beckoning with his hand.

Ganondorf[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Hovers in mid-air and spins before laughing menacingly.
  • Side Taunt: Slams his fist into his open palm and cracks his knuckles, creating dark flames and saying "Heh!"
  • Down Taunt: Takes out his sword, looks at it, which emits darkness from the tip, and then puts it back. As Ganondorf is now based off his Ocarina of Time incarnation, he now pulls out his sword from the Space World 2000 tech demo, rather than the Sword of the Six Sages.

Greninja[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Stands on its hind legs and performs a pose. This is its attack animation from the Pokémon series.
  • Side Taunt: Whips its tongue side to side.
  • Down Taunt: Holds out its hands, faces the screen, and summons small sprays of water. The sprays can do 1% or 2% damage and produce some knockback, though they're able to KO only at above 420%. A video showing the exact KO percentages at which each character can be KO'd can be found here.

Hero[edit]

  • Up taunt: Charges in place as a purple aura envelops around him. References the original Psyche Up animation.
  • Side taunt: Raises his sword vertically into the air.
  • Down taunt: Fumbles in place as a Slime meanders in front of him.

Ice Climbers[edit]

  • Up Taunt: They set down their hammers and jump for joy. Reminiscent of the end of level animation when successfully grabbing the Condor in Ice Climber.
  • Side Taunt: They hold out their hammers and say "Yup!" as wind blows against them.
  • Down Taunt: They jump three times in a circle.

Ike[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Wind blows into his cape as he charges up his sword, grunting loudly.
  • Side Taunt: Holds out his sword and says "Prepare yourself!" (覚悟しろ。, Be prepared.) Based off of his pre-fight animation in Radiant Dawn.
  • Down Taunt: Forces Ragnell into the ground and grunts, before carefully picking it back up.

Incineroar[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Raises an arm as its flame belt lights up.
  • Side Taunt: Pounds its chest then leans forward while raising its fist.
  • Down Taunt: Kneels and raises both arms up.

Inkling[edit]

  • Up taunt: Raises the Splattershot several times into the air in a celebratory cheer. Based on the "C'mon!"/"This Way!" signal from Splatoon and Splatoon 2.
  • Side taunt: Fires the Splattershot into the air with one hand while making a "gun" sign with their other hand.
  • Down taunt: Jumps happily on the spot while smiling. Based on the "Booyah!" signal from Splatoon and Splatoon 2.

Isabelle[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Waves while facing the camera.
  • Side Taunt: Claps her hands. Based on the "Delight" emotion from the Animal Crossing series.
  • Down Taunt: Does a short dance, then jumps in place. Based on the "Complete" emotion from Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.

Jigglypuff[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Spins around on one foot, then faces at the screen inflated, saying "Jigglypuff!" (プリプリーン!)
  • Side Taunt: Twirls around many times, then strikes a pose. (similar to Kirby's side taunt, except it twirls faster). Performed significantly faster than in previous games.
  • Down Taunt: Breathes all the air out of itself and falls to the ground, flattened. It inflates itself upon contact. Similar to its fainting animation in home-console Pokémon spin-offs, such as Pokémon Stadium and Battle Revolution.

Joker[edit]

If Arsène is active, he will pose as part of Joker's taunts as well. Morgana does not appear when at least five characters are active.

  • Up Taunt: Strikes a pose similar to the one he performs in a Finishing Touch following an All-Out Attack; Morgana appears on his right while fist bumping and saying "Looking cool, Joker!" (行け!ジョーカー!, Go! Joker!)
  • Side Taunt: Points his gun forward; Morgana appears on his left with glints in his eyes, laughing mischievously.
  • Down Taunt: Turns his back to the screen and poses; Morgana appears on his left, jumping twice and saying "He-hey!" (よぉーし!, Yes!)

Ken[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Gives a thumbs up, saying "Yeah!" Based off of his Street Fighter Alpha winpose.
  • Side Taunt: Bumps his fists together, holds his fist out, and says "Get serious!" (本気出しなよ。, Give it your all.) Based off of one of his Personal Actions in Street Fighter IV. Nearly identical to Ryu’s side taunt.
  • Down Taunt: Does a beckoning gesture with his hand, saying "Bring it on!" (かかってきな!, Bring it on!) Based off of his introduction in Street Fighter IV.

King Dedede[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Holds up his hammer in celebration.
  • Side Taunt: Twirls his hammer and laughs.
  • Down Taunt: Spins around in a circle, chanting.

King K. Rool[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Snaps forward four times.
  • Side Taunt: Slaps his belly. This taunt is equipped with Super armor, but does no damage.
  • Down Taunt: Stomps in a fashion similar to that of a sumo wrestler.

Kirby[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Raises one of his feet and strikes a pose, producing a star, similar the one he performs when obtaining an ability in a few of his games.
  • Side Taunt: Does a twirl, similar to the action he does when selected to play in Super Smash Bros.
  • Down Taunt: Leans towards the screen, waves and says "Hi!"

Link[edit]

Little Mac[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Turns his back to the screen, bends down, then raises his fist triumphantly. Sometimes, Doc Louis will chime in and say "Hit 'em, baby!" (叩け,マック!, Strike, Mac!)
  • Side Taunt: Pulls the string of his right boxing glove tight with his teeth, then gets back to his battle stance while scoffing. Sometimes, Doc Louis will chime in and say "Let 'em have it, Mac!" (ぶちかませ,マック!, Hit them hard, Mac!)
  • Down Taunt: Performs a series of punches while facing the screen. Sometimes, Doc Louis will chime in and say "Show 'em what you got, Mac baby!" (お前のパンチを見せてやれ!, Show them your punch!)

Lucario[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Floats in mid-air and growls, emitting aura from its body.
  • Side Taunt: Moves one hand forward and one behind its back, growling.
  • Down Taunt: Stands on one foot and holds one hand in mid-air.

Lucas[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Trips over and shakes his head, similar to his pratfall animation.
  • Side Taunt: His Rope Snake comes out, briefly talks to him, then disappears.
  • Down Taunt: Holds out a sparkle and fires it behind him, grunting.

Lucina[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Twirls the Falchion, then holds it like in her official art, saying, "Come at me!" (かかってきなさい, Come at me if you would.) resembling her official artwork from SSB4.
  • Side Taunt: Turns around and sheathes Falchion, saying "I cannot lose!" (負けられませんから, I won't lose from here on.)
  • Down Taunt: Puts on, then takes off, the mask she wore in Fire Emblem Awakening when she was in the guise of Marth.

Luigi[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Performs five quick poses, one after the other. When switching from pose to pose he says, "Ho ha hee hay hoo!"
  1. Flashes a V-Sign. Bears a resemblance to the Item-Get Pose from Luigi's Mansion.
  2. Points both his fingers in the direction he is facing, looking frightened.
  3. Holds his finger under his nose, his eyes looking at the player. This pose is, in some respects, similar to his Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time artwork.
  4. Crouches down to the floor with his back turned to the player. This pose is similar to Luigi's reaction to getting a bogey in Mario Golf.
  5. Assumes a fearful position with his hands on his cheeks, mimicking his artwork from Luigi's Mansion.
  • Side Taunt: Stands straight up with hands-on hips, falls forward stiff on the floor, then seems to balance himself back up again. He says something that resembles "Pow pow." This is also one of his victory poses from the Smash games starting with Melee and the pose in his SSB4 artwork when getting upright.
  • Down Taunt: Crosses his arms behind his back and performs a small, shy kick, along with a bashful "Hm." If the opponent is hanging on the ledge when used it can K.O any player at any percentage and is impossible to recover from. The kick can damage an opponent if it connects, acting as a meteor smash; in this game, Luigi's taunt is the strongest meteor smash at 0%, due to its fixed knockback. However, its pitiful range and slow startup severely limit its effectiveness. It is similar to his pose when he loses a minigame in Mario Party 2.

Mario[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Faces the camera, smiles, and gives a thumbs up. This pose most closely resembles artwork from Mario Kart 64, but also various other renders of Mario in a similar pose.
  • Side Taunt: Tosses his cap around himself, with it turning into Cappy from Super Mario Odyssey.
  • Down Taunt: Spins around in mid-air with his arms and legs outstretched before falling on his back. Performed slightly faster than in previous games. This is a reference to his dying animation in the original Donkey Kong game.

Marth[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Holds up his sword, emitting light from the tip while saying "This is it!" (行くぞ!, Let's go!). This animation resembles his critical hit animation from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon.
  • Side Taunt: Furiously swings his sword before resheathing it, saying "I won't lose!" (僕は負けない!, I won't lose!)
  • Down Taunt: Swings his sword around and says "Keep your eyes open!" (みんな、見ていてくれ! Everyone, watch over me!). This animation resembles his critical hit animation from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light.

Mega Man[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Shows off his arm cannon while facing the screen, then pumps his fist.
  • Side Taunt: Turns his back to the screen and poses.
  • Down Taunt: Warps out, then back in.

Meta Knight[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Spins around and scoffs, similar to his entrance animation. Performed slightly faster than in previous games.
  • Side Taunt: Points his sword forward, says "Fight me!" (勝負だ!, Let's battle!) and waves it a few times.
  • Down Taunt: Opens his wings and says "Come!" (来いっ!, Come!). If he performs it facing left, he will look at the background instead, as characters in Smash 64 did.

Mewtwo[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Crosses its arms and spins in mid-air, laughing.
  • Side Taunt: Charges up a dark energy.
  • Down Taunt: Holds a hand towards the screen.

Mii Brawler[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Backflips, then performs a crane pose.
  • Side Taunt: Moves their fists in front of them in an "X" motion and assumes an altered crane pose, before punching downwards and swinging an open hand outward, performing a knifehand block stance.
  • Down Taunt: Punches twice towards the screen.

Mii Gunner[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Points the arm cannon in two directions.
  • Side Taunt: Hold the arm cannon with one hand and cocks it down.
  • Down Taunt: Thrusts with the arm cannon on the ground.

Mii Swordfighter[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Throws the sword in the air, spins, and catches it.
  • Side Taunt: Twirls the sword, then holds it in reverse grip.
  • Down Taunt: Poses with their sword facing upwards.

Min Min[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Performs two roundhouse kicks, during which she says, 「哈!耶!」 (an onomatopoeia). No matter what direction she faces, she always kicks first with her left leg.
  • Side Taunt: Assumes a crouching stance with her ARMS held out in front of her, then transitions to a crane-like stance (her official artwork pose from ARMS). During the taunt, she says, 「拉麺!」 (Ramen!)
  • Down Taunt: Waves her ARMS in alternating circles before assuming a crouching stance with her dominant leg outstretched, and her ARMS raised behind her.

Mr. Game & Watch[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Rings his bell above his body.
  • Side Taunt: Rings his bell in front of him.
  • Down Taunt: Sits down and sighs in the same fashion Mario and Luigi would when finishing a level in the Mario Bros. Game & Watch.

Ness[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Faces the screen, nods and says "OK!"
  • Side Taunt: Holds out his baseball bat.
  • Down Taunt: Fires a series of sparkles in front of him, grunting.

Olimar[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Jumps up and down.
  • Side Taunt: Lies on the floor and rolls around slightly.
  • Down Taunt: Swings his hips.

Pac-Man[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Namco Roulette, where he summons a sprite and associated sound effect from a classic Namco game.
  • Side Taunt: Turns into his classic design and chomps from side to side while a sound from Pac-Man plays.
  • Down Taunt: Lays on the ground as a 5-note jingle plays, while fairies from Pac-Land and a few music notes appear above his head.

Palutena[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Spreads out her wings, while showing her goddess icon and says, "You shall be purified!" (浄化してあげましょう, You will be purified.)
  • Side Taunt: Laughs tauntingly as she spins around her staff with one leg up.
  • Down Taunt: Smiling, tosses her hair as her staff hovers, and her goddess halo flashes while saying, "Ready when you are!" (いつでもどうぞ?, Feel free whenever.)

Peach[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Takes out her parasol and twirls it above her head, saying "Sweet!". Possibly a reference to an idle animation in Super Princess Peach.
  • Side Taunt: Dances, singing "La la la la la la!" in a taunting manner.
  • Down Taunt: Poses and winks, saying "Uh-huh!", while a heart appears next to her.

Pichu[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Charges up with electricity, similar to Pikachu's up taunt, but falls back dazed at the end.
  • Side Taunt: Jumps up and waves at the camera, saying "Pichu!" This was its left-facing taunt in Melee.
  • Down Taunt: Squirms around on the ground, saying "Pichu!" This was its right-facing taunt in Melee.

Pikachu[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Charges up its cheeks with electricity and glares at the screen, saying "Piii..."
  • Side Taunt: Waves at the screen, yelling "Pika Pika!" Only waves once, unlike in previous games.
  • Down Taunt: Lies on the ground, curls and rolls around, saying "Pikaaa...!"

Piranha Plant[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Rises out of its pot, playing the classic Warp Pipe sound effect.
  • Side Taunt: Bites the air several times.
  • Down Taunt: Spins around and poses, grinning.

Pit[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Spins his swords above his head and declares "Come on!" (勝負だ!, Battle!)
  • Side Taunt: Swings his swords and says "That all you got?" (まだまだ!, Not over yet!)
  • Down Taunt: Opens his wings and starts ascending.

Pokémon Trainer[edit]

Male[edit]

  • Up taunt: Triumphantly raises his right hand into the air, saying "All right!"
  • Side taunt: Fist pumps with his left hand.
  • Down taunt: Fist pumps with his left hand while posing triumphantly, saying "Yeah!"

Female[edit]

  • Up taunt: Fist pumps with her left hand while triumphantly raising her right hand into the air, saying "All right!"
  • Side taunt: Fist pumps with her left hand.
  • Down taunt: Jumps slightly off the ground while doing a double fist pump, saying "Yay!"

Squirtle[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Backflips once, then raises its arms up and says "Squirt!"
  • Side Taunt: Spins around, before briefly making itself dizzy.
  • Down Taunt: Retreats into its shell, then spins around once.

Ivysaur[edit]

  • Up taunt: Shakes from side to side, spinning its bud and leaves.
  • Side taunt: Stands on its front legs and walks around while saying "Ivy, Ivy, Ivy." Ivysaur briefly falls over before the taunt ends.
  • Down taunt: Extends its vines into the air and spins around in a dance, while saying "Saur, Ivy, Ivy."

Charizard[edit]

  • Up taunt: Stands upright and puffs its chest out. This could possibly be a reference to Pokémon Red's American boxart.
  • Side taunt: Does a quick aerial flip and roars.
  • Down taunt: Faces upright and roars. This could possible be a reference to Pokémon Red's Japanese boxart.

Pyra & Mythra[edit]

Pyra[edit]

  • Up taunt: Rex appears behind her and pumps his fist up, saying "Go, Pyra!" (shouting Pyra's name excitedly if the game's language is set to Japanese). She waves at Rex while giggling. Rex's animation is similar to the one he does while performing a Blade Special in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
  • Side taunt: Holds the Aegis Sword in the air while conjuring a small flame on her hand, saying "You'll get burned". (いきますよ, Here I come.) Similar to the Campfire cutscene and her idle animation in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
  • Down taunt: Holds the Aegis Sword in front of her while flames engulf behind her, letting out a battle cry.

Mythra[edit]

  • Up taunt: Rex appears behind her and pumps his fist up, saying "Come on, Mythra!" (shouting her name excitedly if the game's language is set to Japanese). She waves at Rex once while silently giggling. Rex's animation is similar to the one he does while performing a Blade Special in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
  • Side taunt: Holds the Aegis Sword in the air while spreading out her arm and conjuring a small burst of light, saying "Prepare yourself." (覚悟なさい) This is one of her quotes from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, where she could randomly say this before using Photon Edge.
  • Down taunt: Puts the Aegis Sword down while turning her back to the player and looking behind her towards the left, saying "Think you can take me?" (本気を見せてあげる, I'll show you my true power.). This references an infamous battle quote of the Ardainian Soldiers in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. If facing left, the taunt is mirrored.

Richter[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Strikes a pose similar to his official artwork, saying "It's time!" (任せろ!, Leave it to me!)
  • Side Taunt: Holds the Vampire Killer taut. Resembles a piece of official artwork from Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.
  • Down Taunt: Tightens his glove, saying "Prepare yourself!" (覚悟しろ!, Get prepared!) Resembles a piece of official artwork from Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.

Ridley[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Roars and poses, flapping his wings rapidly.
  • Side Taunt: Spins in a circle and finishes with a pose.
  • Down Taunt: Stands upright, letting out a noticeable crackle as he does so.

R.O.B.[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Faces the screen and spins his arms and head in a circle.
  • Side Taunt: Faces the screen and moves his head around, firing a small laser from his eyes.
  • Down Taunt: Faces the screen, moves his arms down and then moves them back up again, spinning them whilst he does so. Based off R.O.B.'s victory animation from Mario Kart DS.

Robin[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Points sword upwards while saying, "Let's tip the scales!" (戦局を変える, I'll change the state of the battle.) Female Robin says, "Time to tip the scales!" (戦局を変えます, I'll change the state of the battle.)
  • Side Taunt: Both their tome and sword hover over the respective hand, sword rotating in place while saying, "Prepare yourself!". In Japanese, male Robin says 覚悟はいいかい, (Get ready.), while female Robin says 覚悟はいいですか?, (Are you ready?)
  • Down Taunt: Their sword and tome encircle them via magic while saying, "You're not ready!" (やってやるさ, Let's do it, then.) Female Robin says, "Here I go!" (いきますよ!, Let's go!)

Rosalina & Luma[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Rosalina and Luma lean forward and spin, like a planet on its axis.
  • Side Taunt: Puts her hand on her hip, leans back, waves her wand, and says "Mm-hmm"; Luma nods its head.
  • Down Taunt: Waves her wand up, similarly to when she summons Luma; Luma dances around.

Roy[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Holds his sword above his head.
  • Side Taunt: Holds his sword toward the screen, saying "I won't lose!" (僕は負けない!, I won't lose!) This line was one of his victory quotes in Melee.
  • Down Taunt: Kneels and holds his sword behind him while yelling.

Ryu[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Reties his headband and says "Come on!" (かかってこい!, Come on!) This is one of his taunts from Street Fighter IV.
  • Side Taunt: Ryu holds his fist forwards, and declares "Talk is cheap!" (拳で語り合おう!, Let your fists talk!) This is one of his taunts from Street Fighter IV. Nearly identical to Ken’s side taunt.
  • Down Taunt: Stomps on the ground and grunts. This is his taunt from the Street Fighter III series.

Interestingly, the two taunts from Street Fighter IV have their quotes reversed in Ultimate.

Samus[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Thrusts her hand behind her while the jets on her back light up.
  • Side Taunt: Faces the screen and changes her Arm Cannon to its Zero Laser configuration.
  • Down Taunt: Points her arm cannon behind her, then in front of her.

Sephiroth[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Gestures forward with an upward hand flick, saying 来るがいい ("Come on.").
  • Side Taunt: Takes a stance with Masamune in both hands, held at face level and facing the opponent. This directly references the climax of Final Fantasy VII, in which the metaphysical Sephiroth takes this stance against Cloud before being defeated by him (more so apparent with his Coatless costumes).
  • Down Taunt: Shifts the side of his body forward with a dark chuckle, emitting a dark aura as he does so.

Sheik[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Stands on one hand.
  • Side Taunt: Pulls out the tripwire she uses for Burst Grenade and stretches it out, causing a "twang" sound.
  • Down Taunt: Performs a threatening pose with her right hand before her face.

Shulk[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Holds out his right hand and shakes his head while saying, "Now it's Shulk time!" (穏やかじゃないですね, Not being gentle, huh?) The Japanese line is one of Shulk's Japanese catchphrases, while the English line references a line from his friend, Reyn: "Now it's Reyn time!"
  • Side Taunt: Fistpumps with his left hand and says, "I'm really feeling it!" (だんだん乗ってきたよ!, Gradually getting the hang of it!) References one of Shulk's infamous voice lines in combat which he commonly repeats throughout multiple battles.
  • Down Taunt: Activates the Monado, poses with it, and says, "This is the Monado's power!" (モナドの力よ!, The Monado's power!/The power of the Monado!) References one of Shulk's combat lines.

Simon[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Raises the Vampire Killer, coiled, above his head while grunting.
  • Side Taunt: Briefly spins the Vampire Killer around himself.
  • Down Taunt: Strikes the ground with the Vampire Killer, saying "Come!" (来いっ!, Come!)

Snake[edit]

  • All Taunts: Hides in a cardboard box; all three of his taunts are variations of this. His up taunt is fastest to cancel, his down taunt is the slowest, and his side taunt is in-between. The box has a damaging hitbox after Snake throws it off. Any character can pick up Snake's cardboard box as if it were a heavy item.

Sonic[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Does a backflip and poses, tutting. The pose originates from a piece of official artwork for Sonic Adventure.
  • Side Taunt: Looks toward the screen and runs in place, chanting "Sonic Speed!" (遅すぎだぜ!, You're too slow!). This is a reference to the Super Peel Out from Sonic CD.
  • Down Taunt: Performs a windmill, chanting "Come on!" in both English and Japanese.

Steve[edit]

  • Up taunt: Jumps twice, and while in midair, punches three times.
  • Side taunt: Pulls out and eats a Steak.
  • Down taunt: Sneaks (crouches) three times while looking toward the screen.

Terry[edit]

  • Up taunt: Gestures and says, "Hey, come on, come on!" Based on his signature taunt and intro pose in most games from Fatal Fury 2 and The King of Fighters '94 (respectively) onward.
  • Side taunt: Turns to the side and points, saying, "Stand up." Based on a victory pose he received in Garou: Mark of the Wolves.
  • Down taunt: Takes his hat off and spins it around, before putting it back on taunt. Based on his match start animation in Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory and Real Bout Fatal Fury.

Toon Link[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Waves the Wind Waker to that of "Wind God's Aria", conducting a tune at the end, which is the same one heard after completing a song in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
  • Side Taunt: Looks surprised while a fairy flies around him.
  • Down Taunt: Swings his sword around in a blind panic, so much so it tires him out and he gasps for breath.

Villager[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Faces the screen and cheers twice.
  • Side Taunt: Performs the Shrunk Funk Shuffle.
  • Down Taunt: Bends down and scrapes the ground with a stick.

Wario[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Laughs so hard he unhinges his jaw and has to close it using his hands.
  • Side Taunt: Wiggles his posterior at the screen, laughing.
  • Down Taunt: Performs various three-fingered salutes, chanting "Wa! Wa! Wa!" Performed faster than in previous games.
  • Wario Bike Taunt: Wario can also taunt while riding his Wario Bike; he faces to the right and does his "W" sign with both hands, then picks his nose; he also laughs as in his up taunt.

Wii Fit Trainer[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Stretches their arms above their head and says, "Let's get a good stretch." (ストレッチは念入りにしましょう, Let's stretch thoroughly.)
  • Side Taunt: Stretches their shoulders and says, "Stretch those shoulders." (肩の筋肉を伸ばします, Stretch those shoulder muscles.)
  • Down Taunt: Sits down and stretches their legs and says, "Let's stretch our legs." (脚を伸ばしましょう, Let's stretch our legs.)

Wolf[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Leans forwards and howls.
  • Side Taunt: Does a "bring it" gesture with his left hand, saying "Are you scared?" (どうしたどうした?, What's wrong?)
  • Down Taunt: Kneels down with one hand on the ground and lets out a yell of sorts.

Yoshi[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Dances around in a circle, chanting "Yoshi!" as he finishes.
  • Side Taunt: Chases his tail in circles, then lifts up an arm as he finishes, then he chants "Huh!"
  • Down Taunt: Yoshi faces the screen and jumps up and down whilst chanting.

Young Link[edit]

Zelda[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Moves her right hand in a similar fashion to an infinity symbol while emitting magic from it, grunting in the process.
  • Side Taunt: Puts her hands together and creates a small flame. Resembles her predecessors' victory pose from previous games. She now makes a long, quiet grunt.
  • Down Taunt: Waves while leaning forward while giggling. She now faces closer to the camera and is more energetic.

Zero Suit Samus[edit]

  • Up Taunt: Throws and catches her paralyzer, taunting "Is that all?"
  • Side Taunt: Lashes out with her plasma whip and challenges "Try me!"
  • Down Taunt: Spins her plasma whip around her body, saying "You're mine."