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Nikki as she appears in Nikki's Travel Quiz.
Universe Swapnote
Debut Swapnote (2011)
Smash Bros. appearances Ultimate
Most recent non-Smash appearance Swapdoodle (2016)
Console/platform of origin Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo eShop)
Species Mii (formerly)
Human (currently)
Gender Female

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.


Nikki introducing the player to Swapdoodle.

In Swapnote, Nikki (as a Mii) would introduced 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.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

The host of Swapnote on the Nintendo 3DS system joins the battle. Her drawings all look very cute—but they still do serious damage, so be careful!
Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site
Nikki drawing a pinwheel with Duck Hunt, Kirby, and Rosalina & Luma on Skyworld.

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.

  • Bullet Bill: Deals strong damage and knockback as it rushes off stage
  • Dragon: Breathes fire, dealing strong damage and knockback. Fire can be angled up or down
  • Spooky Ghost: Chases after foes and paralyzes them
  • Flock of Birds: Charges upwards towards opponents, launching them vertically
  • Pinwheel: Spins, blowing opponents away
  • Smash Ball: She draws a Smash Ball which fighters can attack to activate their Final Smash


No. Image Name Type Class Ability Series
★★★ Shield Durability ↑ Swapnote Series North America
Nintendo Letter Box Series PAL



  • Despite debuting as a Mii, Nikki is the first Assist Trophy to not originate from a video game, instead appearing from a messaging application.
  • Nikki is the only Assist Trophy that cannot be used in Ultimate's Final Destination.
  • A glitch occurs on skirt characters where the Pinwheel would cause their skirts to be distorted due to the windbox. This was fixed in 3.0.0.
  • Since her appearance on the lower left-hand corner is fixed no matter how the camera moves, Camera Controls are unavailable when the player pauses the match.
  • Her function as an Assist Trophy in Ultimate is similar to the bosses Ado, Adeleine, and Paint Roller from the Kirby series; all of these characters remain away from the battlefield, instead drawing a series of foes to fight in their stead.