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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
SSBU spirit Black Shadow.png
Black Shadow
Shield
★★★★ 06:00, 18:00
601
SSBU spirit Blood Falcon.png
Blood Falcon
Attack
★★★ 10:00, 22:00
595
SSBU spirit Jody Summer.png
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
SSBU spirit Black Shadow.png
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
SSBU spirit Jody Summer.png
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
SSBU spirit Blood Falcon.png
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
SSBU spirit Mr. EAD.png
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
SSBU spirit Zoda.png
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
SSBU spirit Octoman.png
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
SSBU spirit Tractor Trailer.png
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
SSBU spirit F-Type.png
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
SSBU spirit Mach Rider.png
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
SSBU spirit The Skull.png
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
SSBU spirit Baba.png
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
SSBU spirit Bio Rex.png
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]

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Language Name
Japan Japanese そのチェッカーはゆずれない!
France French Têtes de course
Germany German Die schnellsten Spitzenreiter!
Italy Italian Spiriti in pista
Spain Spanish A la carrera
China Chinese (Simplified) 休想抢走方格旗的荣耀!
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 休想搶走方格旗的榮耀!
South Korea Korean 승리는 나의 것!
Netherlands Dutch Plankgas!
Russia Russian Педаль в пол!

References[edit]