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Nintendogs (universe)

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Nintendogs (universe)
Nintendogs logo. Source: [1]
Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Genre(s) Pet-Raising Simulation
Console/platform of origin Nintendo DS
First installment Nintendogs: Dachsund & Friends, Lab & Friends, Shiba & Friends, and Chihuahua & Friends (2005)
Latest installment Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends (2011)

The Nintendogs universe (ニンテンドッグス, Nintendogs) is a real-time pet simulation franchise developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. It was originally released in three different versions: Dachshund & Friends, Lab & Friends, and Chihuahua & Friends. It has been re-released twice since then, first as a bundled release with a special edition Nintendo DS with a new version called Nintendogs: Best Friends, and then again as Nintendogs: Dalmatian & Friends.

A full sequel, Nintendogs + Cats, which also came in three different versions such as French Bulldog & Friends became a launch title for the Nintendo 3DS.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Assist Trophy[edit]

A Labrador Retriever Nintendog features in Brawl as an Assist Trophy. When summoned, the Nintendog will appear at regular size among the players, before jumping towards the screen and trying to play with the player. This will obscure a player's view of the stage.


A puppy for you to train on your Nintendo DS. They come in a wide variety of breeds, colors, coat styles, and personalities. You can train them, use dog toys to play with them, and feed them treats to establish a real link with your virtual pet. Other features include the ability to enter your dog in disc-catching contests and agility trials on obstacle courses.

Nintendo DS: Nintendogs


Name Game Effect Characters
Miniature Dachshund Nintendogs AttackTail+028TypeIcon(Tail).png Attack +28 Fox Falco WolfFoxHeadSSBB.pngFalcoHeadSSBB.pngWolfHeadSSBB.png
Chihuahua Nintendogs AttackTail+012TypeIcon(Tail).png Attack +12 Yoshi Diddy Pikachu Pokémon TrainerYoshiHeadSSBB.pngPikachuHeadSSBB.pngDiddyKongHeadSSBB.pngPokémonTrainerHeadSSBB.png
Shiba Inu Nintendogs SpecialLaunchPower+012StickerIconLaunchPower.png +12 All charactersRandomHeadSSBB.png
Welsh Corgi Nintendogs SpecialFoodEffect+006StickerIconFoodEffect.png +6 All charactersRandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Miniature Dachshund (Nintendogs).png
Miniature Dachshund
Brawl Sticker Chihuahua (Nintendogs).png
Brawl Sticker Shiba Inu (Nintendogs).png
Shiba Inu
Brawl Sticker Welsh Corgi (Nintendogs).png
Welsh Corgi

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

The Nintendogs universe saw a marginal boost in representation in Smash 4, with a new stage, two new songs, and an update to the Assist Trophy.


  • LivingRoomIconSSB4-3.png
    Living Room: A stage based on nintendogs + cats appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Various types of cats and dogs appear in the background. Building blocks and toys occasionally fall onto the arena and disappear later.

Assist Trophy[edit]

  • Nintendog: The Nintendog assist trophy returns, this time as a French Bulldog, with the same role as in Brawl, blocking the screen from the player.


These are all of the trophies from the Nintendogs series.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

  • Golden Retriever
  • American Beagle
  • Yellow Labrador
  • Jack Russell
  • Toy Poodle
  • Calico


  • Bath Time Theme:
  • Bath Time Theme (Vocal Mix):

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]


Assist Trophy[edit]

  • Nintendog: The Nintendog returns once again in Ultimate, with the same role as in Brawl and Smash 4. The Nintendog's breed is now of a Toy Poodle.


Original Tracks[edit]

  • "Bathtime Theme": A rock-based remix of the Bath theme from Nintendogs.

Returning Tracks[edit]

  • Super Smash Bros. 4"Bathtime Theme (for 3DS / Wii U)": An arrangement of the Bath theme from Nintendogs. Returns from Smash 4
  • Super Smash Bros. 4"Bathtime Theme (Vocal Mix) (for 3DS / Wii U)": An arrangement of the Bath theme with vocalizations, from Nintendogs. Returns from Smash 4.


The following characters from the series are spirits.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability
from the game's files
Toy Poodle
★★ 1 Stats ↑ after Eating
French Bulldog
★★ 1 Undamaged Attack ↑
from the game's files
Labrador Retriever
★★ 1 Physical Attack ↑