Not to be confused with PictoChat.
PictoChat 2 (ピクトチャット2, PictoChat 2) is a stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate based on the PictoChat software for the Nintendo DS. It retains the same general layout as the previous PictoChat stage, but has different drawings (with rivaling variety), each with different effects on gameplay. Two of the drawings include Pac-Man-like shapes that move around the screen (based on Pac-Pix) and a street, which is designed to look like it has depth.
In the 3DS game, R.O.B. is fought here in his unlocking battle.
There are 27 sketches that can be drawn in PictoChat 2, 26 in the normal form and one in the Ω form of the stage. Like in its predecessor, dark lines can be walked on or can affect the players depending on the sketch, and faint lines are intangible.
Ω forms and Battlefield form
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, the Ω form only features the main platform with a fighter's name. This is the only form to use the Changing Weather background.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Ω form and Battlefield form are similar to SSB4's Ω form; however, the main platform is resized and reshaped to match Final Destination and Battlefield, respectively. The three soft platforms of the Battlefield form are three straight lines that are drawn similarly to sketches drawn in the normal form.
With hazards off in Ultimate, no drawings are ever made.
As with the first PictoChat stage, this stage is based on PictoChat, which is a communication system that is built into the Nintendo DS. Players can either type or draw a message to their friends with the stylus. PictoChat contains four chat rooms, labeled "A", "B", "C", and "D". It was originally only accessible from the handheld's main menu and only supported local connections; however, some games, such as 42 All-Time Classics, integrated PictoChat into the interface with online connectivity.
The stage itself is an amalgamation of the top and bottom screen of PictoChat: the top screen is where the notification bar and sent messages are displayed, while the bottom screen is where the user would draw or type messages. The notification bar appears as the main platform of the stage, and the bottom screen serves as the basis of the stage's background. PictoChat 2 is always set in room "A". When starting a match, the jingle heard when somebody joins a room is played, and the notification bar displays the name of a character in the same manner that PictoChat did.
This stage is banned in tournaments due to the disruptive nature of the drawings, which can significantly affect gameplay. In Super Smash Bros Ultimate with stage hazards turned off there are no drawings, turning it into a Final Destination clone, which has caused it to be banned so far due to being too similar.