The following is a list of all taunts in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Beginning in this game, each character has three.


  • Throws his head back, spinning it in a circle, and roars.
  • Snaps furiously forward five times.
  • Balances precariously on one leg, similar to his teetering animation.

Captain Falcon

  • Charges himself up with fire, similar to a Falcon Punch.
  • Holds out his hand and challenges, "Come on!"
  • Faces the camera, salutes and exclaims "Show me your moves!" This taunt is notable for having a different animation depending on whether the character is facing right or left; Falcon will finish the taunt faster if he faces the left.

Diddy Kong

  • Throws his cap up in the air and catches it on his head.
  • Holds his hands in front of him, chattering.
  • Jumps from one foot to the other, clapping his hands above his head.

Donkey Kong

  • Beats his chest.
  • Shakes himself, as if his fur was wet.
  • Faces the camera and shrugs his shoulders, making a confused noise.


  • Kicks his reflector around and says "Piece of cake." before catching it.
  • Holds out his hand and slowly raises it, saying "Don't try me!"
  • Spins on one foot, then poses with one of his arms/wings before him, stating "Hands off my prey!" whilst doing so.


  • Charges up with flames, like with his Fire Fox move, and says "Here I come!"
  • Throws and catches his blaster.
  • Leans back and states "Come on!" whilst waving his hand.


  • Hovers in mid-air and spins before laughing menacingly.
  • Slams his fist into his open palm and cracks his knuckles, creating dark flames and saying "Heh!"
  • Takes out his sword, looks at it, which emits darkness from the tip, and then puts it back.

Ice Climbers

  • Put their hammers down and jump up and down, as they did when they completed a level in their game.
  • Swing their hammers forward saying "Yo!" as their clothes sway to the wind.
  • Jump around in a circle happily.


  • Holds Ragnell close to him in a charging stance while grunting.
  • Holds out Ragnell and says "Prepare yourself!"
  • Slams Ragnell into the ground and grunts.


  • Spins around on one foot, then looks at the camera inflated, saying "Jigglypuff!"
  • Twirls around many times, then poses (similar to Kirby's side taunt, except it twirls faster).
  • Breathes all the air out of itself and falls to the ground, flattened. It inflates itself upon contact. Similar to its fainting animation in home-console Pokémon games, such as Pokémon Stadium and Battle Revolution.

King Dedede

  • Holds up his hammer in celebration. For some reason, when done facing left in this game, the movement and sound are played out of sync.
  • Twirls his hammer and laughs.
  • Spins around in a circle, chanting.


  • Performs part of his victory dance.
  • Does a twirl, similar to the action he does when selected to play in Super Smash Bros.
  • Waves and says "Hi!". The taunt's animation differs slightly, depending on what direction Kirby is facing.


  • Swings his sword, then sheathes and unsheathes it. This is a reference to his Twilight Princess "well done" sheathe.
  • Navi flies out in front of him, then returns.
  • Performs a pose whereby he stands on one leg and holds his sword in an attack position. Similar to the pose he performs after hitting an enemy with his sword in Zelda II: Adventure of Link.


  • Floats in mid-air and growls, emitting aura from his body.
  • Holds one hand forward and one behind its back.
  • Stands on one foot and holds one hand in mid-air. This taunt is very similar to one of Link's.


  • Trips over and shakes his head, similar to his pratfall animation.
  • His Rope Snake comes out and talks to him.
  • Holds out a sparkle and fires it behind him.


  • Performs five quick poses, one after the other. When switching from pose to pose he says, "Ho Ha Hee Hay Hoo".
    • Flashes a V-Sign.
    • Clicks his fingers imitating guns, while looking to the right.
    • Luigi takes on a thinking pose, his eyes looking offscreen. Resembles his Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time artwork.
    • Crouches down to the floor with his back turned to the player.
    • Luigi assumes his trophy position from the SSE, but with his left leg slightly raised. Resembles his artwork from Luigi's Mansion.
  • Stands straight up with hands on hips, falls forward stiff on the floor, then seems to balance himself back up again. He says something that resembles "Pow pow".
  • Crosses his arms behind his back and performs a small, shy kick, along with a bashful "Hm". The kick can damage an opponent if it connects, acting as a meteor smash.


  • Grows to a super-size before shrinking again. This also increases his hurtbox. The size increase stacks with special matches and actual super mushrooms. Based on his animation upon using a Super Mushroom original Super Mario Bros.
  • Twirls and removes his cap. Mario often does this taunt when he completes a level in some of his games, mainly New Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario 64.
  • Spins around in mid-air with his arms and legs outstretched before falling on his back. This is a reference to his death animation in the original Donkey Kong game.


  • Holds up his sword, emitting light from the tip.
  • Furiously swings his sword before resheathing it.
  • Swings his sword around and says in Japanese: みんな、みていてくれ! ("Everyone, watch me!").

Meta Knight

  • Spins around, similar to his entrance animation.
  • Points his sword forward, says "Fight me!" (勝負だ!, Battle!) and waves it a few times.
  • Opens his wings and challenges "Come!". If he performs it facing left, he will look at the background instead, as characters in Smash 64 did.

Mr. Game & Watch

  • Rings his bell above his body.
  • Rings his bell in front of him.
  • Performs a single jump on the spot.


  • Faces the camera, nods and says "OK!"
  • Holds out his baseball bat.
  • Fires a series of sparkles in front of him, grunting.


  • Jumps up and down.
  • Lies on the floor and rolls around slightly, similar to Pikachu's taunt.
  • Swings his hips.


  • Takes out her umbrella and twirls it above her head, saying "Sweet!"
  • Dances, singing "La la la la la la" in a taunting fashion.
  • Performs a spin, then poses and winks, saying "Uh-huh!".


  • Charges up its cheeks with electricity and glares at the screen, saying "Piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii..."
  • Waves at the camera, yelling "Pika, Pika!"
  • Lies on the ground, curls and rolls around, saying "Pikaaaaaaaaaaaaa!"


  • Spins his swords above his head and declares "The fight is on!"
  • Swings his swords and says "You're not ready yet!"
  • Opens his wings and starts ascending.

Pokémon Trainer

  • Every time one of the Pokémon Trainer's Pokémon is doing a taunt, the Pokémon Trainer himself will thrust his fist in the direction of the taunt.


  • Jumps and does a backflip in mid-air, before chanting "Squirtle, Squirtle!"
  • Spins around in mid-air, water coming from its shell. It then says "Squirtle!" once it has finished.
  • Withdraws into its shell and spins around.


  • Shakes itself, spinning its bulb.
  • Stands on its front legs and walks around in a circle, saying "Saur, Ivysaur!".
  • Throws out its vines and spins, chanting "Ivy, Ivy!".


  • Faces the camera and roars. All three of its taunts are variations of this, which involve it roaring, stomping its feet and flapping its wings. Its up taunt is similar to its pose when entering a battle in Pokémon Stadium.


  • Faces the camera and spins his arms and head in a circle.
  • Faces the camera and moves his head around, firing a small laser from his eyes.
  • Faces the camera, moves his arms down and then moves them back up again, spinning them whilst he does so.


  • Thrusts her hand behind her while the jets on her back light up.
  • Part of her arm cannon comes out, with the Zero Laser part shown.
  • Points her arm cannon behind her, then in front of her.


  • Stands on one hand.
  • Pulls out her Chain.
  • Performs a threatening pose with her right hand before her face.


  • Hides in a cardboard box, which is a method of stealthing in the Metal Gear series. All three of his taunts are variations of this. His up taunt is fastest to cancel, his down taunt being slowest and his side taunt is between them speed-wise. The box has a damaging hitbox after Snake stands back up and throws it off himself. Any character can remove Snake's cardboard box and throw it in any direction, and it counts as a heavy item.


  • Does a backflip and poses, tutting. The pose originates from a piece of official artwork for Sonic Adventure.
  • Looks at the camera and runs in place, chanting "You're too slow!"
  • Performs a windmill move, chanting "Come on, step it up!"

Toon Link

  • Waves the Wind Waker, conducting a tune at the end, which is the same tune heard after completing a song in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
  • Looks around uncertainly.
  • Swings his sword around in a blind panic, so much so it tires him out and he gasps for breath.


  • Laughs so hard he unhinges his jaw and has to close it using his hands.
  • Wiggles his posterior at the screen, laughing.
  • Performs various three-fingered salutes, chanting "Wa! Wa! Wa!"
  • Wario can also taunt while riding his Wario Bike; he faces to the right and does his "W" sign with both hands, then picks his nose.


  • Leans his head back and howls.
  • Does three kicks whilst spinning on one foot, and says "What's the matter, scared?"
  • Kneels down, slaps one hand on the ground and snarls.


  • Dances around in a circle, chanting "Yoshi!" as he finishes.
  • Chases his tail in circles, then lifts up an arm as he finishes.
  • Yoshi faces the camera and jumps up and down whilst chanting.


  • Holds up one arm, magic coming from her hand.
  • Puts her hands together and creates a small flame.
  • Waves.

Zero Suit Samus

  • Throws and catches her paralyzer, saying "Is that all?"
  • Lashes out with her plasma whip and challenges "Try me!"
  • Spins her plasma whip around her body, saying "You're mine."