Talk:Alternate costume/Archive 1

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The main palette swap article had to be split into three different articles, one for each game, due to some users having less advanced ways of connecting to the internet. Koopa Klaus Happy Holidays

Brawl alternates[edit]

i know there was E For All and a bunch of videos posted, but can people please include sources for all of the information that's added? FyreNWater - (TalkContributions ) 16:49, October 27, 2007 (EDT)

Does Fox really have a Wolf costume, is that true information? Gimpyfish denied this on a thread before.

Can anyone prove that claime?

- Blackadder

Other Alternatives[edit]

I've added a few ones to the page, but there are some more. However, I'm not going to add them because I'm not sure if they're real or not: Mario's Green costume supposedly comes from Wrecking Crew Luigi's Red costume supposedly comes from Wrecking Crew Captain Falcon's Grey costume supposedly comes from F-Zero X Expansion Pack Ness' Blue costume is supposedly his reflection in Gigyas Mr. Game & Watch's Red, Blue and Green costumes are supposedly from a few copies of Game & Watch handhelds that used these and other colors as opposed to the monotonous black. These need to be looked into. Giga Bowser NS 01:42, November 14, 2007 (EST)

Also, Luigi's white costume (the goveless one with green overalls) I'm pretty sure is based on his appearance in Super Mario Bros. The Inker 15:56, February 7, 2008 (EST)

Yeah, but that's also modern day Fire Luigi. Perhaps you should just make a note of the costumes that aren't standard (that aren't Red, Green Blue) --Phred 16:22, February 7, 2008 (EST)
It would be modern day fire Luigi, but his skin is darker and his gloves are his skin colour (like he has no gloves). The Inker 20:09, February 22, 2008 (EST)
I think it IS the modern Fire Luigi. In the GBA version of Super Mario World when Mario and Luigi transformed into Fire Mario or Fire Luigi their skin also got darker. And wasn't Luigi's normal outfit in Super Mario Bros. a green cap, a brown shirt and green overalls? Because if the Smash Bros.'s white outfit (green overalls, white cap and white shirt) was his normal outfit, then how were the colors of Fire Luigi in Super Mario Bros.? I'd appreciate if someone could explain this to me. Xeze (talk) 21:44, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
Nevermind. But the old-style Luigi had a white cap and white overalls. In this costume, Luigi's overalls are green, so it is the modern Fire Luigi. Xeze (talk) 19:01, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Ice Climbers[edit]

I believe the Climbers DO switch positions for costumes. In this video, the second match shows them in their black and white costume, and the CPU arrow indicates the black one is the leader: Who is clearly shown to be Nana at the victory screen. --Spoonorca 22:11, February 25, 2008 (EST)

Ike Costume: Domon Kasshu?[edit]

I kid you not, one of Ike's alternate costumes bears DISTINCT resemblance to Domon Kasshu of G Gundam fame. Take a look.

You have to admit that the resemblance is too strong to be just coincidence. You think it's worth a mention in the article? Cyberlink420 06:08, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Added Costumes[edit]

I've added Foreman Spike, WC Luigi, F-Zero X Expansion Falcon, and Mario Bros. Luigi. If you go to this page and Google translate it, it confirms Spike under his Japanese name Blacky. F-Zero X Falcon may be confirmed, but at the least it says something about the Ash colored costume. I can supply pics to back up the other 2.--The Qu 04:50, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

How do I get Google to translate?

Nintendofan146 22:04, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Never mind... but it doesn't mention Foreman Spike/Blackey anywhere. Nintendofan146 22:12, 20 April 2008 (UTC) Never Mind again...Nintendofan146 21:19, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

I added Dark Super Sonic to Sonic's.Nintendofan146 13:32, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

All Colors?[edit]

I think we should include all of the color changes. Who Agrees? Nintendofan146 22:05, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Unless it has any relevance to other games, I really don't think it's necessary. - Gargomon251 23:11, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Well, All "gallery" of costumes is coming, so we might want to...Nintendofan146 (talk) 04:11, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Sans the hat?[edit]

Why in 3 of the kirby color scheme lines is there "sans the hat" is that someone's username? or is it a misspelling? Carbonkirby 16:08, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

The Kirby Hat. You know, the powerups? He wears hats with them, normally. It just means "Except without the hat" --Phred 16:13, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
ooo that makes sense. i thought it had to mean "minus the hat" or something. never saw sans the hat before lol. thanks for explaining.

Carbonkirby 16:16, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Last Edited?[edit]

Why doesn't it show up?Nintendofan146 20:09, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Sonic and Ganondorf costumes[edit]

The article claims two of Sonic's alt. colours are designed to look like Scourge, a character unique to the American Archie comics, and Dark Super Sonic, a fan name for a version of Super Sonic unique to the Sonic X anime, while a third is meant to have Silver's bracelets.. However, while Scourge is actually green, Sonic's green alt. is.. a slightly greenish blue. It might be more accurate to say it's based on a palette glitch from Sonic 2 that turned Sonic green, known among fans as "Ashura" and fairly well-known to be the basis of Scourge's design, but even there it clearly looks nothing like the glitch and can't in all good conscience be said to be a reference to that. For the alt. with yellow bracelets I would be willing to concede that they might almost resemble Silver's, but they're much rounder and lack the glowing line; rather, I would suggest they're designed to resemble two small rings. As for our "Dark Super Sonic" friend, once again a simple image shows that the resemblance is minimal, and instead they probably just.. made a darker Sonic. I don't think I have to go further into it than that.

Of course, a simple jaunt into training mode will show us that, in fact, all the Ganondorf alts. have the exact same hair style, which is decidedly different from his Melee/OoT hair style. Thus, the claim that "Many of Ganondorf's color changes make his hair the same as in Melee" is an outright lie and should be removed. 23:13, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Ok, great. I concede the point about Ganondorf, I never argued that. But you can't deny, Sonic does wear bracelets, so that last change was completely uncalled for.Entrea Sumatae 00:12, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
I never.. said he doesn't? However, the article insisted that he wears Silver's bracelets, which is wrong. 00:16, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
Read before you edit. The last version that you changed back to essentially "all his costumes look just like him with no changes but color" (which is wrong, by the way, do you see rings on basic Sonic?) said only that he wore bracelets and that his white ones resembled Silver's.Entrea Sumatae 00:20, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
This is my first time doing this. Sonic's rings he wears on his Black, Green, and Red costumes resemble the rings Amy Rose, and Shadow the Hedgehog wear. And Yellow Sonic's rings do bear a very strong resemblence to Silver's, they are just smaller, and they are missing the blue strip but other then that they are exactly the same. Of course they do look like two smaller rings, but nobody else in the series wears two smaller rings around their wrist. Also, I'm not sure if this is relavent but there are also shoe gems in Sonic 06 that change the colors of Sonic's shoes. I've never played the game but I think someone should look into it. (And Dark Super Sonic AKA Dark Sonic, is not fanmade, he was made by TMS, and like EVERYTHING Sonic related, it went directly through Sonic Team before it even saw the light of day) [sorry if I'm not doing this right this is my first time on a wiki] And one last thing, Ashura is green and black not a blueish green.Wring 00:39, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

CrappyCaptureDevice Color Changes[edit]

CrappyCaptureDevice has put up three character alternate costumes videos on Should we add what he said about the colors, like Princess Peach's white costume not from Dr. Mario, but from Super Mario Bros.?Amycats2 (talk) 02:53, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for adding them!Amycats2 (talk) 09:22, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Grammatical Errors[edit]

I fixed a lot of them, if it's any help. - GalaxiaD (talk) 04:36, 19 June 2008 (UTC)


On the SSBB part you're missing a character. There is only 34! Zmario (talk) 13:12, 26 June 2008 (UTC) Mr. Game and Watch. Nintendofan146 (talk) 02:06, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Too much stuff[edit]

At the point at which a T1 internet connection can't handle the page, something needs to be done. Clarinet Hawk (talk · contributions) 07:29, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

I'd suggest splitting: color changes (SSB), color changes (SSBB), and color changes (SSBM). Keep this page so that we can have a central definition for the term. --Sky (t · c · w) 07:54, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Clarinet Hawk, do you have Fire Fox? We need to move on. IE is mad slow these days, you know. Koopa Klaus Happy Holidays 07:59, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Done. Koopa Klaus Happy Holidays 08:10, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
I have Firefox. I don't, however, have a single residential connection. I share bandwidth with everyone else in my building. That said, it is still a faster connection that most people have, so if I'm having problems, it should be corrected. Clarinet Hawk (talk · contributions) 17:39, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Cross-game differences[edit]

Should there be info/a list somewhere on how costumes are added/removed/changed between every game? – SmiddleT 14:17, 10 July 2011 (EDT)

What? Forbidden7MewtwoHeadSSBM.png 14:19, 10 July 2011 (EDT)
Oh,I see what you mean. No,I don't think there needs to be a list. Forbidden7MewtwoHeadSSBM.png 14:20, 10 July 2011 (EDT)
Doesn't have to be a list, just some kind of noting it. For example, on Palette swap (SSBB), Jigglypuff's green costume could say "This was changed from being a strap in SSBM". – SmiddleT 14:23, 10 July 2011 (EDT)
Nah,I don't think it's necessary. Forbidden7MewtwoHeadSSBM.png 14:25, 10 July 2011 (EDT)

Head icons for individual palette swap pages[edit]

Should we add the head icon next to where it names the colour and description in the individual pages? It'll look something like this:


Link's alternate costumes in SSBM
  • LinkHeadSSBM.pngGreen (default)
  • LinkHeadRedSSBM.pngRed: Based on the the Goron Tunic from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
  • LinkHeadBlueSSBM.pngBlue: Based on the the Zora Tunic from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
  • LinkHeadBlackSSBM.pngBlack: A homage to Dark Link. However, unlike the Brawl version, only his tunic is altered.
  • LinkHeadLavenderSSBM.pngLavender: Resembles the use of the Blue Ring in The Legend of Zelda.

The head icons could go after which colour it says it is. --MMAI.pngMeMyselfAndI 12:01, 20 September 2013 (EDT)

Not a bad idea, though I'm not sure whether it's necessary. Also, it would probably look better with a space in between the icon and the colour. Scr7Scr7 sig.png(talk · contribs) 12:04, 20 September 2013 (EDT)

Anyone? Scr7Scr7 sig.png(talk · contribs) 12:26, 21 September 2013 (EDT)

Not a bad idea I suppose. Toomai Glittershine ??? El Pollo 12:30, 21 September 2013 (EDT)
Support --TheLegendaryKRB (talk) 10:25, 29 January 2014 (EST)
This discussion was outdated and resolved, don't comment on such old things. Scr7Scr7 sig.png(talk · contribs) 13:19, 29 January 2014 (EST)

Confirmed in SSB4 by Dedede?[edit]

While Dedede is confirmed for Smash Bros. 4, I question how the palette swaps are confirmed. All we got that hints at palette swaps is the Male Wii Fit Trainer who we still don't know if he is an alternate costume or an assist trophy, and the closeup of Dedede. While his hat looks pinkish, notice that he's on the Mario Galaxy stage and the pic is too close to his face. When you look at other screenshots taking place on that stage, the lighting makes the characters glow a bit. And pink is a really light red, and in the picture, the red part of his hat is so close to his outline. And the rim of his hat is gold, while the rim on his pink costume in brawl is silver. I don't think it is a palette swap. Just the stage lighting that made him look pink. You can even see the top of his hat (not the white ball but the part seen) is glowing white. Same goes to the part of his coat seen in the closeup. It's really the lighting, not a palette swap. SeanWheeler (talk) 18:24, 10 January 2014 (EST)

This image by itself does not confirm palette swaps. The best thing to do right now is wait for more evidence rather than make assumptions. GreenMarioBrawlHead.png Green Mario 18:39, 10 January 2014 (EST)
Yeah, that's what I'm saying! SeanWheeler (talk) 18:43, 10 January 2014 (EST)

Project M Palette Swaps[edit]

Should "Palette Swaps (PM)" be created? --TheLegendaryKRB (talk) 10:24, 29 January 2014 (EST)

My opinion is no; while some characters have significant changes (which can easily be listed on their pages), the majority do not, and most of a PM page would be "unchanged from Brawl (which doesn't seem useful). Toomai Glittershine ??? The Cloronic 10:31, 29 January 2014 (EST)

Rename the page?[edit]

All alternate costumes aren't palette swaps, and it's even been that way since the first game. It's become especially clear in Brawl and SSB4, with Wario's biker/plumber costumes, Male/Female Wii Fit, and Villager's many different appearances, so I think having "palette swap" as the page name isn't very appropriate. Thoughts? - Ceci n’est pas un Smiddle. 03:35, 16 May 2014 (EDT)

The term has never really been correct because none of the Smash Bros. games are sprite-based, yet people use it anyway. Do you have a better suggestion? Toomai Glittershine ??? The Quiet 11:08, 16 May 2014 (EDT)
Alternate costumes? - Ceci n’est pas un Smiddle. 11:40, 16 May 2014 (EDT)
I agree with Smiddle that alternate costume would be a good name. Unknown the Hedgehog 15:33, 25 May 2014 (EDT)

Palette Swap (SSB4)?[edit]

Should we create that now? Nutta Butta (talk) 15:02, 25 May 2014 (EDT)

Eh, I could go either way on this one. We've only seen a scant few costumes from that Miiverse post (plus the model variants like WFT, Mac and Villager), and with the 3DS version coming out in the next few months we'd arguably be better off waiting for that. Miles (talk) 15:20, 25 May 2014 (EDT)
Okay, I guess. I think we should create it if for no other reason than to already have it... Nutta Butta (talk) 20:40, 25 May 2014 (EDT)

How about now? More swaps are confirmed —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nutta Butta (talkcontribs) 15:05, June 16, 2014 (CDT)

I'd be okay with someone making this page now, since the demo and invitational confirmed a fair number. You'd need to cite footage and/or upload screenshots for every single one, though, so keep that in mind. Miles (talk) 18:37, 16 June 2014 (EDT)
I'm horrid at making new pages. Can anyone else do it...? Nutta Butta (talk) 10:30, 24 June 2014 (EDT)


(Obvious note: This applies to all subpages too.)

Support. The term "Palette swap" is entirely inaccurate. SSB4 is introducing a number of non-palette swap costumes for several characters, but even then it's always been around. In the original SSB, Pikachu and Jigglypuff's costumes weren't "palette swaps". They had hats. In Melee, Pikachu, Jigglypuff, and Pichu have hats. In Brawl, Pika and Jiggly keep their hats, and Wario has his overalls. And then we're back to SSB4, with Bikini Samus and Male WFT and Wireframe Mac, which are not palette swaps. Not to mention I hear people calling them "Alternate Costumes" much more often than "Palette Swaps". ...a new NuttaNutta's Mallo sig.pngis approaching...

With Smash 4 having multiple characters with alternate costumes, and with Wario in Brawl sporting two different costumes, I support this. Berrenta (talk) 10:51, 21 August 2014 (EDT)

Anyone? ...a new NuttaNutta's Mallo sig.pngis approaching...

Oppose. Nope. According to Wikipedia, a palette swap is "a practice used in video games, whereby a graphic that is already used for one element is given a different palette, so it can be reused as other elements." You gave about half a kilobyte of exceptions, some faulty, which isn't very much. Wireframe Mac is still a palette swap, as the only changes are color. Bikini Samus' sprite has only color changes as well. Seriously, I know they're sometimes alternate costumes rather than palette swaps, but that is rarely the case (Pikachu, Jiggs, Pichu, Wario, WFT, Villager, 6/56 characters total). Qwerty (talk) 18:28, 22 August 2014 (EDT)
That's not true; Wireframe Mac is seethrough in the areas where there isn't a frame. And Zero Suit Samus is not a simple color switch, either. She has a belly button, for one thing (which is mostly color, but there are some lighting effects), and her shorts react differently than her zero suit when she moves (if you look, the crouching Bikini Samus has large wrinkles on her shorts, but standing Bikini Samus doesn't. Any pose of Zero Suit Samus is completely unwrinkled because it's skin-tight.) Besides, Palette Swap is used specifically for sprites and 2D graphics. In 3D modeling it isn't swapping a palette (I'm pretty sure, anyhow, I could be wrong. But it is more commonly used for sprites and 2D graphics.) And maybe the minority of characters have full-on costume changes. And, again, people call it an alternate costume more often in my experience. ...a new NuttaNutta's Mallo sig.pngis approaching... 19:41, 22 August 2014 (EDT)
Well you're right about palettes being for 2d sprites, but 3d models have textures. People still call it a palette swap because it's basically changing the colors on a texture, or just a 3D palette swap. See-through Wireframe Mac is still a color-only change, as clear is a valid color. You're right about bikini Samus, and we are now at 12% non-Palette swap only characters, excluding Project M.
So it comes down to what people prefer calling it. I'm not sure which is used more, but my opinion is that palette swap is the better name. Qwerty (talk) 22:17, 22 August 2014 (EDT)
Qwerty, this is how I see it: a palette swap (2D) can be an alternate costume (3D), e.g. Mario's colors, but an alternate costume (3D) can not be a palette swap (2D), e.g. Pikachu's hats. Even if 12% are non-palette swap's, that still means that the article's title is only accurate and relevant to 88% of the article rather than 100%. However, "alternate costume" is an all encompassing term that is accurate and relevant to both palette swaps and non-palette swaps. Also, there's no such thing as a "3D palette swap"; palettes deal specifically with color of the sprite/model and not 3D models themselves. Unknown the Hedgehog 13:31, 23 September 2014 (EDT)

Anyone else? ...a new NuttaNutta's Mallo sig.pngis approaching... 17:36, 28 August 2014 (EDT)

Support. I support moving it. Also, you forget that each of the Mii Fighters get costumes instead of "palette swaps". Laikue (talk) 17:44, 28 August 2014 (EDT)

Support With the abundance of new alts in Smash 4, I think we need to rename it. Scr7Scr7 sig.png(talk · contribs) 12:27, 11 September 2014 (EDT)

Support Makes more sense, imo. It's also a commonly used term as I've never heard anybody ever refer to them as "palette swaps" outside of the Wiki. Unknown the Hedgehog 07:36, 12 September 2014 (EDT)

Strong oppose to a move, at least to "alternate costume" - The term "costume" is actually what's mostly inaccurate as characters generally don't change their clothing design (if any) when their colors change, but more often than not, they do change their palette. The only true costume change is Shulk's in his underwear, which unlike ZSS's underwear costume, only comes in one color (navy blue). Jigglypuff and Pikachu are bad examples because their skin actually changes color depending on the hat they're wearing, with Pikachu becoming orangish when wearing Red's hat and Jigglypuff being a more vivid Pink when wearing the red flower. That said, I'm not totally opposed to a move; the DOJO!! called them "Color Changes", so a move to that would be more reasonable than to "alternate costumes" which is more inaccurate than "palette swap" per my and Qwerty's reasons stated. If not that, then "palette swap" should remain. Blue Ninjakoopa 13:42, 23 September 2014 (EDT)

I see what you mean, and I do agree that "alternate costume" technically isn't an entirely accurate term in most cases (I would argue that "color change" and "palette swap", both basically mean the same thing, aren't accurate all the time either though). However, based on at least my experience and what I've observed, "alternate costume" has been used as a general all encompassing term for "different way a character looks; whether colors and/or shapes" for simply lack of a better term, even though if you were to get technical it wouldn't be entirely accurate. "Alternate costume" is also just a very common term that is used in gaming, including Smash Bros. A quick Google search for "alternate costume" gives you Smash related links to sites like IGN, Project M, Gamespot, Siliconera, Nintendo Everything, Official Nintendo Magazine, The Escapist, Smosh, etc. in just the first 3 pages; it's just a widely used term even if not technically accurate. So I believe that if you go by the non-technical and most commonly used definition, "different way a character looks", it makes the title more applicable for both different types of swaps, and more recognizable of a term for the readers. Unknown the Hedgehog 12:27, 29 September 2014 (EDT)

Anyone else? ...a new Blue Ninjakoopa is approaching... 21:55, 24 September 2014 (EDT)

dude you totally stole my sig (jk, i don't care at all) But I haven't been pushing the issue because it's really kinda unimportant, and we only have a week until the game is out worldwide. Which means more information that we haven't already gotten. ...a new NuttaNutta's Mallo sig.pngis approaching... 21:57, 24 September 2014 (EDT)

@Blue Ninjakoopa: If I have two T-shirts that are identical except for coloration, are they not different shirts? PikaSamus (talk) PikaSamus 13:38, 21 October 2014 (EDT)
It's the same shirt, with a different color scheme. Of course, this is assuming they're the exact same brand, but that's probably what you meant.
To reiterate my point with more elaboration:
Looking through the alts in Brawl and Smash 4, I can quickly state that there are 9 characters with alternate costumes, about 16% of all 58 characters in Smash Bros history. Going deeper in,1 of them has 100% non-palette swaps, 5 of these characters have 50% alts, 1 has two non-palette swaps, and 2 have a single alternate costume. And then there's the rest of the cast in the series with 0 non-palette swaps. They aren't as common as you would think (barring PM). Feel free to correct any facts I may have gotten wrong. Qwerty (talk) 01:55, 24 October 2014 (EDT)
I'm assuming you're counting BJ as the one character with no palette swaps, but this also applies to Pikachu, Jigglypuff, and (I think) Sonic and Pac-Man. ---Previously unsigned comment added by you. Or maybe Nutta. 13:16, 25 October 2014 (EDT)
Before I give a response to Qwerty, I would like to add my thoughts to the shirt problem. If you have two shirts that are the same in every way other than color, they are still physically 2 shirts. Though you can call them the same shirt due to it being the same type or brand of shirt, they are still two physically separate shirts. However, I'm not sure if this applies to what we're talking about.
As I've said in response to BNK, I concede that "alternate costume" may not technically be an accurate term, but please read my response to him as to why I believe "alternate costume" would be a more beneficial term than "palette swap". With that response in mind, that the non-technical widely common definition of "alternate costume" that people use the most is basically "different way a character looks", I believe "alternate costume" is an all-encompassing term for every different swap in the series. As opposed to "palette swap" which applies only to 84% of the total characters (16% of all 58 characters having technical alt. costumes). To sum it up, "alternate costume" by its widely used definition of "different way a character looks" applies to 100% of the characters in Smash, rather than 84% with "palette swap". Unknown the Hedgehog 14:13, 25 October 2014 (EDT)
Your definition of alternate costume is incorrect, mainly because a "costume" entails clothing, which several characters (like Bowser and Duck Hunt) do not have. This makes the term slightly worse than palette swap by your own standards, since only ~80% of the cast has actual "alternate costumes" (41 out of the 51 characters with available color changes, including the Male Wii Fit Trainer and Alph; the Koopalings aren't included because, unlike the male WFT and Alph, they all only have one color assigned to them, and for me to allot them in my calculations, they would need to have their own sets of color schemes). I'm being lenient on the definition of "alternate costume", because technically, only Little Mac, ZSS, Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Pac-Man, Wario, and Shulk have real alternate costumes, as in full-on clothing overhauls. Alph, the Koopalings, and the male WFT are entirely separate characters, not "costumes", which is why they're not included there. That said, "color change" encompasses everything, from clothing/armor to skin/fur (100% of characters have real color changes, even the "alts" have color changes), so it's a better title. On top of that, it's the official name. I know SW isn't official, but official names can serve to hasten decision-making when there are disputes like this. Blue Ninjakoopa 16:49, 25 October 2014 (EDT)
I've already conceded that "alternate costume" would not be an entirely accurate term by its technical definition. Also alternate costume, by it's common usage as basically meaning "different way a character looks", as said before, is the common usage of that term and would apply to all the characters; it isn't just "my" definition, but the definition that is used very often. As mentioned before, simply Googling "alternate costume" (without any reference to Smash) brings up many links to Smash related pages relating to swaps. When I type the term in the search bar, "super smash bros" and "project m" are two of the recommended searches. Even when I type "palette swap", "ssb4" and "ssbb" are recommended searches; however, the actual search results of "palette swap" doesn't bring much relevant results. However, typing in "color changes" just doesn't bring up Smash at all, and I usually have to add "smash" to get results (and even then the results get more irrelevant after about 2 or 3 pages). From my experience, I've always heard them as "alternate costumes" too. In fact, I didn't even know "color changes" was the official term until you brought that into attention. The only time I personally ever seen them called "color changes" was on SmashWikia, but I thought that was just their weird way of different terms to try to differentiate from us or something along those lines (I say weird because I honestly find it a weird term to describe swaps, even though it is official). To sum it up, "alternate costume" is the very commonly used term, and I'd say most common, for a swap and I believe using that would make it more recognizable for the readers. Unknown the Hedgehog 11:58, 26 October 2014 (EDT)

Support. There are certain moments when "Palette swap" is incorrect, but "Alternate costume" is such as the Pokémon's hats and Koopalings etc. I am no technical expert but I can see that Alt. csostume is more correct Mkbw50 (talk) 11:49, 25 October 2014 (EDT)

I find that the main argument here is the definitions of alternate costume or palette swap (some people believe alternate costume refers to 3D while palette swap refers to 2D, some people believe alternate costumes refer to clothing while palette swap refers to any change in color whatsoever), but let's look at it this way:

We're already using an unofficial term (palette swap has never been used by development staff as far as I know, with "color changes" being their term of choice.) But, besides on this Wiki, when did you last hear someone call these "palette swaps" (or even "color changes")? Even this Wiki uses alternate costumes on occasion (Alph, for example). So to sum it up, if we're already using an arguable unofficial term, why not use the one that people actually use? ---Previously unsigned comment added by you. Or maybe Nutta. 20:43, 25 October 2014 (EDT)

Support - none of the alternate costumes are palette swaps. – Smiddle 11:02, 8 November 2014 (EST)

There are 7 supports and two opposes. Can someone move it? ---Preceding unsigned comment added by you. Or maybe Nutta. 14:48, 12 November 2014 (EST)