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Taking the Lead

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Taking the Lead was a Spirit Board event focused on spirits from racing games. It ran from 6 a.m. on March 8, 2019 to 6 a.m. on March 11, 2019 (UTC). During the event, defeating spirits on the Spirit Board which were part of the event awarded more SP than usual.

Description[edit]

North America[edit]

Spirits from various racing games are going full throttle on the Spirit Board! Defeat them in battle to earn more Spirit Points than usual.
Legend-class spirit Black Shadow and Ace-class spirits Blood Falcon and Jody Summer will also appear at set times. Keep your eyes peeled![1]

PAL regions[edit]

Spirits from various racing games are going full throttle on the Spirit Board! Defeat them in battle to earn more Spirit Points than usual.
The Legend-class Black Shadow, plus the Ace-class Blood Falcon and Jody Summer will also appear at set times. Keep your eyes peeled![2]

Periodically appearing spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Appearance times (UTC)
604
Black Shadow
Black Shadow
Shield
★★★★ 06:00, 18:00
601
Blood Falcon
Blood Falcon
Attack
★★★ 10:00, 22:00
595
jody summer
Jody Summer
Support
★★★ 02:00, 14:00

Randomly appearing spirits[edit]

Spirit Battle parameters
No. Image Name Series Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music
604
Black Shadow
Black Shadow F-Zero Series Ganondorf GanondorfHeadGreySSBU.png
Captain Falcon CaptainFalconHeadRedSSBU.png
Shield
13,500 Port Town Aero Dive (Battlefield form) •Sudden Damage •You'll occasionally take sudden damage after a little while Devil's Call in Your Heart
595
jody summer
Jody Summer F-Zero Series Zero Suit Samus ZeroSuitSamusHeadRedSSBU.png
Captain Falcon CaptainFalconHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Shield
9,400 Big Blue N/A •The enemy has increased move speed and reduced weight White Land (Remix)
601
Blood Falcon
Blood Falcon F-Zero Series Captain Falcon CaptainFalconHeadRedSSBU.png×2
Attack
9,400 Port Town Aero Dive N/A •The enemy's special moves have increased power
•The enemy favors special moves
•The enemy has increased move speed
Car Select
602
SSBU spirit Jack Levin.png
Jack Levin F-Zero Series Ken KenHeadBlueSSBU.png
Wii Fit Trainer WiiFitTrainerHeadGreenSSBU.png×3
Neutral
8,800 Big Blue (Battlefield form) •Sudden Final Smash •The enemy will suddenly have a Final Smash
•Reinforcements will appear during the battle
Dream Chaser
91
SSBU spirit Badwagon.png
Badwagon Mario Kart Series •Metal Peach PeachHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Shield
9,700 Mario Circuit N/A •The enemy is metal Mario Circuit - Mario Kart 8
85
SSBU spirit B Dasher.png
B Dasher Mario Kart Series Mario MarioHeadWhiteSSBU.png×3
Attack
9,400 Figure-8 Circuit •Uncontrollable Speed •All fighters move faster and can't stop quickly
•The enemy can deal damage by dashing into you
Circuit - Mario Kart 7
1,123
SSBU spirit Excitebike.png
Excitebike Excitebike Series Wario Team WarioHeadRedSSBU.pngWarioHeadYellowSSBU.pngWarioHeadGreenSSBU.png×2
Attack
3,800 Mario Circuit N/A •The enemy favors side specials Excitebike - Mario Kart 8
599
Artwork used for Mr EAD's Spirit. Ripped from Game Files
Mr. EAD F-Zero Series •Giant Wario WarioHeadRedSSBU.png
•Giant R.O.B. ROBHeadBlueSSBU.png
Shield
3,800 Big Blue N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•The enemy's dash attacks have increased power
•The enemy can deal damage by dashing into you
Brain Cleaner
603
Zoda
Zoda F-Zero Series Snake SnakeHeadBlueSSBU.png
Attack
3,600 Mute City SNES •Item: Motion-Sensor Bomb •The enemy starts the battle with a Lip's Stick Sand Ocean (Original)
596
SSBU spirit Mighty Gazelle.png
Mighty Gazelle F-Zero Series Mega Man MegaManHeadGreySSBU.png
Shield
4,100 Mute City SNES (Battlefield form) •Hazard: Zap Floor •The floor is electrified
•The enemy starts with damage but is more powerful
Red Canyon
598
octoman
Octoman F-Zero Series Mr. Game & Watch MrGame&WatchHeadRedSSBU.png
Grab
3,700 Port Town Aero Dive (Battlefield form) •Sudden Final Smash •The enemy will suddenly have a Final Smash
•The enemy's FS Meter charges quickly
Planet Colors
90
SSBU spirit Biddybuggy.png
Biddybuggy North America
Buggybud PAL
Mario Kart Series •Tiny Rosalina & Luma RosalinaHeadGreenSSBU.png
Grab
3,700 Mario Circuit (Battlefield form) •Move Speed ↑
•Item: Mario Kart
•All fighters have increased move speed
•The enemy is easily distracted by items
•The enemy falls slowly
Cloudtop Cruise - Mario Kart 8
89
SSBU spirit Mach 8.png
Mach 8 Mario Kart Series Luigi LuigiHeadCyanSSBU.png
Attack
3,700 Mario Circuit •Hazard: High Gravity
•Item: Mario Kart
•All fighters have reduced jump ability
•The enemy can deal damage by dashing into you
Mario Kart Stadium - Mario Kart 8
82
SSBU spirit Barrel Train.png
Barrel Train Mario Kart Series Donkey Kong DonkeyKongHeadBlackSSBU.png
Diddy Kong DiddyKongHeadYellowSSBU.png
Shield
3,500 Spirit Train •Item: Bullet Bill •The enemy can deal damage by dashing into you
•The enemy has increased attack power
•The enemy has increased move speed
Rainbow Road - Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
1,152
from the game's files
Tractor Trailer Stunt Race FX Morton BowserJrHeadMortonSSBU.png
Attack
1,900 Moray Towers N/A •The enemy's side special has increased power
•The enemy favors side specials
Excite Truck
1,151
ftype
F-Type Stunt Race FX Roy BowserJrHeadRoySSBU.png
Shield
2,200 Figure-8 Circuit N/A •Timed battle (1:00)
•The enemy has increased move speed and reduced weight
Title Theme - 3D Hot Rally
1,133
SSBU spirit MONSTER.png
MONSTER Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally Series •Giant Roy Team BowserJrHeadRoySSBU.pngBowserJrHeadMortonSSBU.pngBowserJrHeadIggySSBU.pngBowserJrHeadWendySSBU.png
Attack
1,900 Mushroomy Kingdom N/A •The enemy favors side specials
•The enemy is giant
Title Theme - 3D Hot Rally
1,126
Mach Rider
Mach Rider Mach Rider Series Captain Falcon CaptainFalconHeadBlackSSBU.png
Shield
1,700 Port Town Aero Dive N/A •The enemy has increased move speed
•The enemy starts the battle with a Super Scope
Mach Rider
605
Artwork used for The Skull's Spirit. Ripped from Game Files
The Skull F-Zero Series Robin RobinHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Shield
1,900 Big Blue N/A •The enemy's magic attacks have increased power
•The enemy favors down specials
Brain Cleaner
597
Artwork used for Baba's Spirit. Ripped from Game Files
Baba F-Zero Series Captain Falcon CaptainFalconHeadRedSSBU.png (120 HP)
Attack
1,900 Big Blue N/A Stamina battle
•The enemy has increased move speed
Dream Chaser
600
Bio rex
Bio Rex F-Zero Series Wolf WolfHeadBlueSSBU.png
Attack
1,900 Port Town Aero Dive •Item Tidal Wave •The enemy becomes more powerful after eating
•Certain items will appear in large numbers after a little while
Fire Field (Remix)
168
SSBU spirit Kalypso.png
Kalypso Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast North America
Donkey Kong: Jet Race PAL
Wendy Team BowserJrHeadWendySSBU.png×4
Shield
1,800 Kongo Falls N/A •The enemy starts the battle with a Rocket Belt
•The enemy has increased move speed
Boss 2 - DK: Jungle Climber
167
SSBU spirit Kip.png
Kip Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast North America
Donkey Kong: Jet Race PAL
•Tiny Yoshi Team YoshiHeadYellowSSBU.png×4
Shield
1,800 Yoshi's Story N/A •The enemy starts the battle with a Rocket Belt Boss 2 - DK: Jungle Climber
159
SSBU spirit Kritter.png
Kritter Donkey Kong Series King K. Rool KingKRoolHeadBlueSSBU.png
Grab
1,700 Kongo Jungle •Defense ↑ •The enemy has increased defense
•The enemy starts the battle with a Rocket Belt
Jungle Level (64)
87
SSBU spirit Standard Bike.png
Standard Bike Mario Kart Series Wario WarioHeadGreenSSBU.png×4
Shield
2,100 Figure-8 Circuit N/A •The enemy's side special has increased power
•The enemy has increased move speed
Mario Kart Stadium - Mario Kart 8
86
SSBU spirit Standard Kart.png
Standard Kart Mario Kart Series Squirtle Team SquirtleHeadGreenSSBU.png×4
Grab
2,100 Figure-8 Circuit •Item: Green Shell •The enemy favors side specials Mario Circuit - Super Mario Kart
88
SSBU spirit Cheep Charger.png
Cheep Charger Mario Kart Series Peach PeachHeadBlueSSBU.png
Grab
1,900 Mario Circuit N/A •The enemy favors grabs and throws
•The enemy has increased move speed
Mushroom Gorge - Mario Kart Wii

In other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese そのチェッカーはゆずれない! The checkered flag is waving!
France French Têtes de course Racing heads
Germany German Die schnellsten Spitzenreiter! The fastest leaders!
Spain Spanish A la carrera To the race
Italy Italian Spiriti in pista Spirits on the track
China Chinese (Simplified) 休想抢走方格旗的荣耀! The glory of the checkered flag!
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 休想搶走方格旗的榮耀! The glory of the checkered flag!
South Korea Korean 승리는 나의 것! Victory is mine!
Netherlands Dutch Plankgas! Pedal to the metal!
Russia Russian Педаль в пол! Pedal to the metal!

References[edit]