This article is about Min Min's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Min Min.

Min Min is a downloadable character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as the first fighter in Fighters Pass Volume 2. The announcement of an inclusion of a character from ARMS was made on March 26, 2020 during the Nintendo Direct Mini before her proper reveal on June 22, 2020 during a presentation from Masahiro Sakurai. She was officially released on June 29, 2020.


Ground Attacks


  • Neutral Attack: Her Kung Fu combo. If you hold the button, she makes a forward punch with the left arm's ARMS extendable, which is always the Dragon.
  • Up Tilt: A wheel kick.
  • Forward Tilt: A straight punch with her left ARMS extendable.
  • Down Tilt: A low, sliding kick. Mega Man, Ren Amamiya and Cloud Strife used this as their down tilt.
  • Dash Attack: A flying kick akin to what Fox McCloud does for his Dash Attack.

Smash Attacks

  • Side Smash: A forward punch with the dragon. If she charges the move enough, Min Min gives the attack a new effect:
    • The Ramram causes her to launch the spinning projectile at an arc. This also does burn damage.
    • The Dragon fires a laser.
    • The Megawatt becomes electrified, dealing more damage.
  • Up Smash: A somersault kick that can reflect projectiles. Based off how she can reflect projectiles by kicking them away. The somersault kick itself is similar to Kirby’s and Fox McCloud's Up Smash.
  • Down Smash: A split kick similar to what Fox McCloud does for his Down Smash.

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral Aerial: Min Min spins her right ARM around her. This moves range, speed, and power depend on which arm she's using, with Ramram being faster, with less range and damage, Dragon being standard, in between the other two, and Megawatt being slow, with better range and damage.
  • Up Aerial: A flip kick.
  • Side Aerial: Min Min punches in the appropriate direction with her left ARMS extendable.
  • Down Aerial: A diving kick similar to Sonic’s Down Air.

Grabs and Throws

  • Min Min has a tether grab with both ARMS, with slightly less range than her other ARM attacks.
  • Forward throw: Min Min kicks the opponent away, similarly to Zero Suit Samus.
    • Back throw: A suplex. Incineroar uses this for his back throw.
    • Up throw: Min Min kicks the foe upwards.
    • Down throw: Min Min stomps on the foe, just like Bayonetta does for her Down Throw.
  • Pummel: A knee jab.

Special Moves

Min Min's Special Moves
Standard Special Punch
Side Special Punch
Up Special ARMS Jump/ARMS Hook
Down Special ARMS Change
Final Smash ARMS Rush

Special Animations

  • Stage Entrance: Min Min jumps onto the stage, spinning like a corkscrew.
  • Taunts:
    • Up: Min Min performs two (harmless) roundhouse kicks, starting with her left leg. She says, "Hā!" during the first kick and "Yé!" during the second one.
    • Side: Min Min holds both ARMS extendables in front in a crouching stance, then shifts to a crane-like stance that mimics her artwork in ARMS. During the second taunt, she says, "Lāmiàn!" This means "Ramen!" in Mandarin Chinese.
    • Down: Min Min waves her ARMS extendables through alternating circles before she assumes a crouching stance with her dominant leg outstretched with her ARMS extendables raised upwards.
  • Idle Poses:
    • Min Min hops on both her feet and briefly holds her left ARMS extendable above her head as she holds the other behind her.
    • Min Min raises her left ARMS extendable and lowers it in front of her as she assumes a fighting stance.
  • Victory Poses: The victory theme comes from the Grand Prix theme from ARMS.
    • 1: Min Min raises her left ARM in the air before holding it out to the side, as she says "Wǒ ài lāmiàn!", which translates to "I love Ramen!" This is based on her first victory pose from ARMS. Her right arm is equipped with the Ramram, and her left arm is powered up.
    • 2: Min Min does a high kick before assuming a defensive stance. This is based on the animation that plays after Min Min wins a round in ARMS. Her right arm is equipped with the Dragon.
    • 3: Min Min spins around doing some kicks and saying, "Xièxie!", which means "Thank you!" in Mandarin Chinese. Her right arm has the Megawatt. She used this as her second victory pose from ARMS. Oddly, the left side of her hair clips through her chest.

In competitive play

As a result of her very unique traits and lopsided advantage and disadvantage states, the initial reception to the character was mixed; some players such as ESAM and Dabuz acclaimed her as one of the best characters in the game, pointing to her excellence in pressuring, zoning, tech-chasing and edgeguarding, while other players such as Marss pointed out her weaknesses against faster, air-based top-tier characters and even mid- to low-tiers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic being at its peak around the time of her release, especially in the West, much of the analysis over her qualities remained mostly theoretical for a long time. In Japan, where the offline meta managed to persist, Min Min saw more positive competitive impressions, courtesy of in-person tournament results from players such as Himo, Terra, and Mao. A notable turning point for the character came when ProtoBanham picked up the character as a co-main to great success, most notably using the character to secure victory in Kagaribi 4 across multiple Top 64 sets - including Grand Finals - against several Fall 2019 PGRU'd players, making her the first DLC character since Joker to have won a supermajor. In the west, Dabuz embraced Min Min as an additional character in his main lineup, placing 3rd at Momentous predominantly using the character. These results have led to more people considering her a strong contender at a competitive level, with players such as Raito and Lunamado labeling her a high tier at minimum. Aside from her aforementioned strengths, her ability to play scrappy in close-quarters engagements with strong anti-airs, burst options, and out-of-shield options, on top of her her potent ground-to-air coverage and general mixup potential, has had many players believe that she offsets her weaknesses enough that she could even be in contention for top tier similarly to R.O.B. or Wolf.

In the online metagame, Min Min has seen a lot of success: American players such as ESAM and Wrath employed her as a successful secondary in tournament bracket matches, while Japanese players Shuton and Pochi placed top 5 in the eleventh season of Japan's Wi-Fi ladder using Min Min. Dabuz has seen consistently strong performance, including multiple top 8 placements at tournaments such as Smash Out Breast Cancer, Gaming For Tots, and Hungrybox's The Box: Juice Box series. Finally, Wi-Fi Warrior Peckham has also seen strong performances with the character, including 7th at Reset: Smash for RAINN and The Online Olympus II as well as 9th at The Box: Lunch Box 9 and Super Galaxy Gambit x Collision. With these results, many players consider Min Min to be a strong character online.

Classic Mode: ARMS at the Ready

Min Min faces foes who reference the different fighters from ARMS.

Round Opponent Stage Music Notes
1 Mii Brawler (x2) Spring Stadium (Omega Form) Spring Stadium The Mii Brawlers are dressed in the Spring Man and Ribbon Girl outfits
2 Little Mac Boxing Ring Sparring Ring Represents Springtron
3 Samus and Mega Man Frigate Orpheon DNA Lab Samus represents Dr. Coyle. Mega Man represents Helix
4 Giant Donkey Kong Kongo Jungle Mauseleoum Represents Master Mummy
5 R.O.B. (x5) and Giant R.O.B. Spring Stadium (Battlefield form) Scrapyard Meant to resemble the 1-on-100 Mode from ARMS
6 Min Min Spring Stadium Ramen Bowl If the player is using Min Min's default color, then the opponent will use the second palette swap
7 Bonus Stage
Final Galleom Base ARMS Grand Prix Final Battle Represents Hedlok after fusing to either Max Brass or Dr. Coyle

The song "ARMS Grand Prix Official Theme Song" will play during the credits.

Palette Swaps

Min Min Palette (SSBU).png



  • Min Min's code name within the game's files is "tantan", the Japanese pronunciation of Dandan, a type of ramen noodles.
  • Min Min is the first:
    • Representative of a new universe who is not the default character or poster character
      • Min Min's inclusion was by special request from Kosuke Yabuki, the producer of ARMS, who has stated on an episode of Nintendo Minute that Min Min was his favorite character. Masahiro Sakurai stated in the presentation that both Min Min and Ninjara were both in consideration prior to receiving Yabuki's request.
    • DLC fighter to come from a new first-party title.
    • Chinese-speaking character to join Smash Bros.
    • Female fighter in the Fighters Pass (discounting female Byleth, who is treated as an alternate costume to the original Byleth Eisner, and Kazooie, who is treated as Banjo's weapon).
    • To have an aerial Smash Attack.
    • To have two different up specials on the ground and in the air
    • Fighter in the Fighters Pass to lack a reflectable projectile.
    • Fighter to have a collectible Spirit available prior to her inclusion.
    • To lack a Side Special Move that differs radically from their Standard Special Move.
  • Min Min is the second fighter:
    • In the Fighters Pass to debut on the Nintendo Switch, following Byleth
    • To reuse voice clips from the original game, following Banjo & Kazooie
    • To appear in a non-playable capacity in the base game of Ultimate, following Piranha Plant
    • To represent a new first-party series in Ultimate, following Inkling.
  • Min Min is the third fighter:
    • To speak while being Star K.O.'d, exclaiming  "哎呀!" (Oh no!). Fighters that precede her are Pit ("I never learned how to read!") and Byleth ("My battle ends here!").
      • Unlike the former two, she speaks the line in all versions of the game.
    • In the Fighters Pass to appear in the CGI portion of another DLC fighter's reveal trailer, being Kazuya's. She would later appear again in Sora's.
  • Min Min is the sixth fighter to receive an invitation in their trailer, following Villager, Isabelle, Joker, Terry, and Byleth, and followed by Pyra and Mythra.
    • She is also the first fighter to actually steal it, as Terry just got lucky.