Nikki (ニッキー, Nikki) is a character making her debut as the female host and mascot of Nintendo's messaging applications, Swapnote and Swapdoodle. Originally created to give tips and rewards, she has since appeared in other Nintendo media, such as Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!, the Japanese Nintendo News Section, a costume in Super Mario Maker, and her stand-alone game Nikki's Travel Quiz.
In Swapnote, Nikki (as a Mii) would introduce the player to the application, give tips, and encourage the player. She also provided Nintendo-related news updates. She later appeared in Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone! where she would give an art lesson on drawing a Goomba. Nikki performs the same roles as her two previous appearances in Swapdoodle. She now mainly appears (no longer as a Mii) in the Japanese Nintendo News Section.
Nikki's design is based on her 2D look from Nikki's Travel Quiz and the Nintendo News Section, which, in turn, is a redesign of her Mii appearance from Swapnote. She is located on the bottom left of the screen while drawing, similar to her appearance when drawing in her home series.
As an Assist Trophy
Nikki appears as an Assist Trophy. When summoned, she draws a picture using her pencil, which attacks players. Nikki will draw 3 pictures total, with a seemingly random order chosen, and each drawing being different. Afterwards, she waves before disappearing.
She cannot appear on 75m, Balloon Fight, Boxing Ring, Brinstar, Brinstar Depths, Dracula's Castle, Final Destination, Find Mii, Fountain of Dreams, Fourside, Frigate Orpheon, Gamer, Gaur Plain, Jungle Japes, Kalos Pokémon League, Kongo Jungle, Luigi's Mansion, Lylat Cruise, Mario Bros., Mementos, Midgar, Minecraft World, New Pork City, Norfair, Pac-Land, Palutena's Temple, PictoChat 2, Pokémon Stadium 2, Rainbow Cruise, Reset Bomb Forest, Shadow Moses Island, Spear Pillar, Super Mario Maker, Suzaku Castle, The Great Cave Offensive, Umbra Clock Tower, Unova Pokémon League, Venom, WarioWare, Inc., Wii Fit Studio, Wily Castle, and Wrecking Crew.
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