The Star Fox Smash Taunt is an easter egg in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These are special conversations in which Star Fox characters converse off screen, talking about various, sometimes humorous things. These are accessible by Star Fox characters on Star Fox stages, but they can also be accessed without a Star Fox character. They are similar to Snake's Codec Messages.
To perform the special taunt, you have to tap the down taunt very briefly (one frame) until you see the character go into a kneeling stance while shaking their fist. The third taunt can be done by pressing the following buttons (assuming you are on a default key configuration).
- Down on the d-pad (GCN controller and Classic controller)
- Down and A at the same time (Wii remote)
- Button 2 (Nunchuk + Wii remote)
If the character completes the whole animation (kneeling while shaking fist, and then standing up and performing a salute), the secret taunt has been activated.
In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, however, it's necessary for both players to press either ZL or ZR button while selecting the stage, and unlike Brawl and Melee, Fox and Falco must not be in the match.
- It can perform only once per match.
- If hit during the animation, the special taunt will fail to execute. Another match will have to be started.
- When someone obtains the Smash Ball, dies, or completes a Dragoon, the taunt is automatically canceled.
- When the character who activated the taunt gets knocked out, the taunt is automatically canceled.
- There are a total of five special taunts in Lylat Cruise per character. The dialog depends on the background of the stage after a space warp.
- In Lylat Cruise, the special taunt won't immediately start after the pose. Instead, it will begin right after the background does a warp. However, if the character finishes the special taunt pose right after the warp, the dialog will immediately start.
- The backgrounds in Lylat Cruise have no specific order. However, a background will not appear twice in a row.
- The characters' voices heard in Corneria are exactly the same as if the stage was in Melee, albeit a slight change in dialogue text.
- Corneria: Despite Leon calling it a "blue planet", Peppy refers to it as Corneria. This is the main planet in the game series.
- Starry space: Just a plain starry field.
- Skirmish: You see space fleets firing at each other.
- Asteroid field: Asteroids at the background appear while an Arwing appear to shoot it. It's possible that there are Wolfens here as well, but they are not seen.
- Dogfight: Star Wolf vs. Star Fox, with Great Fox flying in the background.
Fox McCloud - Steve Malpass (English, Melee), Shinobu Satouchi (Japanese, Melee), Jim Walker (English, Brawl), Kenji Nojima (Japanese, Brawl)
Falco Lombardi - Ben Cullum (English, Melee), Dex Manley (English, Brawl), Hisao Egawa (Japanese)
Wolf O'Donnell - Jay Ward (English), Mahito Oba (Japanese)
Krystal - Alesia Glidewell (English), Aya Hara (Japanese)
Slippy Toad - Chris Seavor (English, Melee), Mike McAuliffe (English, Brawl), Kyoko Tonguu (Japanese)
Peppy Hare - Chris Seavor (English, Melee), Dex Manley (English, Brawl), Tomohisa Asou (Japanese)
Leon Powalski - Jim Walker (English), Shinobu Satouchi (Japanese)
Panther Caroso - Eric Newsome (English), Tetsu Inada (Japanese)
Lylat Cruise taunts
Peppy: Look, we're passing Corneria. Protecting this planet sure has been a lot of work.
Falco: Yeah, it's kept things from getting too boring around here.
Wolf: Don't think you can take a breather just yet, Team Star Fox!
Peppy: Ahhh! Star Wolf!
Wolf: You know you are all like us. Our fates are intertwined. We are destined to meet in battle. After all, what fun is there to be had in peace and quiet? A real warrior can only live in the battlefield!
Falco: Then why don't you show me what a real warrior's like, fuzzball! I'm ready if you are!
Slippy: Boy those guys are always itching to fight, huh!
Peppy: We've hit an asteroid field! Protect the main ship at all costs!
Falco: Take it easy, Peppy. We just need to blow up some of these asteroids, right?
Slippy: Don't worry about us, Fox! We've got things covered here. You just focus on the battle!
Krystal: Don't let us down, Fox!
Slippy: Blast 'em once for me, buddy!
Peppy: We're in the middle of an interplanetary skirmish. Stay sharp and keep an eye on your six!
Slippy: Eeep! This place is a war zone!
Falco: Heh, what are you worried about? These guys are weaker than overcooked noodles!
Peppy: Mmm? Overcooked noodles? What's that supposed to mean?
Krystal: That's not a terribly good comparison, is it?
Falco: - -
(Actually, this makes sense in the Japanese dialog. "Somen" is a type of noodle, but it also means "injury". Peppy mistakes "somen" as a noodle instead of the latter.)
Falco: Pff! We meet again, Star Wolf!
Krystal: Uugh! These guys are no joke!
Leon: Heh, I'll make sure to work you over real good before I turn you into scrap metal.
Panther: Do you see my red rose? It marks your imminent death!
Wolf: Listen close: I won't let a single one of you leave here alive! And Fox, remember this! I'm the one who's going to take you down!
Falco: Fox looks like he's got his hands full.
Krystal: Yes, he's putting up quite a fight, though.
Peppy: You know, he reminds me of his father every day.
Slippy: Hey, this is no time for chitchat guys! Shouldn't we be worried about Fox? He's out there with no air! How's he supposed to breathe?!
Peppy: Bah! Way to go, Slippy. No one would've even noticed if you hadn't opened up your big yap!
Fox: Looks like we made it to Corneria. Falco sure is a sticking it to 'em out there.
Krystal: Yes, but don't you find it... odd? I've never even seen some of his opponents before.
Fox: Well it is a brawl, after all. Everyone's in on the fight!
Peppy: That gives me itching for some action. I want in!
Slippy: No way! Old-timers like you ride the bench. This fight's mine!
Krystal: What are you two thinking? I'm the only one who can come through in a fight like this!
Fox: It's an asteroid belt. We've got to clear a path!
Slippy: EEEP! OH, THIS IS BAAAD!
Peppy: Get ahold of yourself, Slippy! Falco's counting on us.
Krystal: If we let a fragment fly off toward the ship, it could cause serious damage!
Slippy: I wouldn't worry too much. Falco's a tough old bird. He can take care of himself.
Peppy: Well... yeah, I guess you've got a point there.
Slippy: Wow! We're in the middle of a full-scale skirmish!
Fox: Keep your hat on, Slippy!
Peppy: Yeah, look at Falco. He's not letting the skirmish slow him up one bit.
Krystal: Yes, he's the fighter, all right. Who else would have the guts to open a communication channel during a fistfight?
Peppy: Just the same, watch yourself, Falco. Don't go getting yourself toasted by a stray laser!
Slippy: Good luck, Falco!
Wolf: Playtime ends here, Star Fox!
Fox: Star Wolf!
Leon: Hey there, boy, how do you like my new ship? Want to see what it can do?
Panther: I am known as Panther Caroso. I salute you, my enemy.
Krystal: Hmph, it looks like the gang's all here.
Peppy: Good enough! Come on, Fox, let's get 'em!
Slippy: Hey, don't forget about me!
Fox: Ah, finally a day free of space combat.
Krystal: That may be so, but it's looking like a regular war zone on top of the ship.
Peppy: Falco! If you lose this one, I'm never going to let you live it down! Go, Falco! Never give up! Trust your instincts!
Slippy: Ha! I think I've heard that line before!
Peppy: Erm, sorry, Fox. I kind of channeled your dad there.
Fox: Yeah, I noticed, Peppy.
Leon: A blue planet... It's actually quite breathtaking, isn't it?
Slippy: Boy, I'll say! Look at all that water! It's a paradise for guys like you and me, huh? Without a quick dip in the water now and then, we get all dried out!
Leon: Listen, I'm no frog. Don't try to stick us in the same group!
Slippy: But, you've got a long stretchy tongue just like me, right?
Leon: Didn't I just tell you to drop the subject?
Leon: Star Wolf is here in the asteroid field.
Krystal: Oh my. This looks like it's going to be rather nasty.
Panther: Worry not, my dear. Should you find yourself in harm's way, I would use the very ship I pilot to protect you.
Krystal: Oh, I feel so much better hearing that. You're such a gentleman, Panther.
Falco: Do me a favor and get creamed by an asteroid while you're at it! I'll sleep better at night once you do.
Panther: Cease your jabbering, parrot!
Falco: What did you just say?!
Panther: A skirmish... Just the place for a bunch of space drifters like ourselves.
Leon: Star Wolf is really giving it his all out there. I'm more than a bit envious of him. Those razor-sharp claws. Those keen fangs. He moves wildly and fights with the spirit of a warrior possessed. Any prey he sets his eye on is doomed to be shredded to pieces.
Panther: Umm... Leon? Are you feeling all right?
Leon: Yes, of course! Fine! Just fine. Haa ha haaaaa ha haaahaaa...
Panther: Set me straight here Leon. Are you envious of the shred-DER or the shred-DEE?
Panther: You're foolish to anger me, bird. You must have a death wish!
Falco: Feh! You guys just won't learn your lesson, will you?
Leon: Impudent fowl! You will kneel before me!
Slippy: Ahhh! Guys, Falco's in trouble!
Falco: Can it, Slippy! The tougher the scrape, the brighter I shine! Keep back! I'll be the one to bag this cat!
Krystal: My, the stars out here are so beautiful.
Panther: Oh, but not as beautiful as your radiant self, my dear Krystal.
Krystal: Oh Panther, you always were quite the flatterer.
Panther: Amazing, isn't it? To think that the two of us were fated to cross paths in such a sparkling, endless galaxy. Even if we were on opposite sides of space, I would speed to your side, faster than a shooting star. Krystal, know that my beating heart burns red hot for you, as red as the rose I hold.
Falco: Good grief! Where do you come up with this stuff?! Enough already!
Melee: Corneria/Venom 1
Slippy: Use the B button and the Control Stick combos for special moves!
Peppy: Press Up, X, or Y to jump!
Falco: What? You're just now explaining the controls?!
Melee: Corneria/Venom 2
Slippy: Wow! I almost feel like going for a swim!
Falco: You swim in the ocean, too?
Slippy: Don't make fun of me, birdbrain!
Peppy: Ahh, to be young again...
Melee: Corneria/Venom 3
Peppy: Fox! Be careful! I have a bad feeling about this.
Slippy: What? Everything's fine - I'm here!
Falco: That's what worries me the most...
Melee: Corneria/Venom 4
Falco: Behind you, Fox! Stay alert!
Peppy: Just don't give up! Trust your senses.
Slippy: Come on, Fox!
Melee: Corneria/Venom 5
Peppy: Watch your radar carefully, Fox! (...) Keep your eyes open! (...) Come on, Fox! What are you doing?!
Slippy: Be quiet, you old fogey!
Melee: Corneria/Venom 1
Peppy: Look out, Slippy! Enemies behind you!
Slippy: Fox! I think someone's on my tail!
Fox: Get out of there, Slippy!
Slippy: Thanks, Fox! I thought I was done for!
Melee: Corneria/Venom 2
Peppy: Falco! Don't let them get you!
Slippy: This has gotten interesting! I'm on the edge of my seat!
Fox: Calm down! This is where the real battle begins!
Melee: Corneria/Venom 3
Slippy: Hold the A button to charge up shots!
Peppy: Cut your way through with a boost!
Fox: Aren't you guys thinking of something else?
Melee: Corneria/Venom 4
Fox: All ships report in!
Slippy: This is Slippy! I'm all right! I'm all right!
Peppy: Peppy here! I'm a little shaken, but I'm OK. Sorry... I've always wanted to say that.
Melee: Corneria/Venom 5
Slippy: Wait right there, Andross! All ships report!
Peppy: Hey, Slippy! Don't get too excited!
Fox: Keep it together! Things are about to get ugly.
Orbital Gate Assault Taunts
Falco: Peppy, come in.
Peppy: What's the matter? Molting again?
Falco: Very Funny. You've got hitchhikers on the Great Fox.
Peppy: Huh? What? Fighters!?
Falco: Looks like they're trying to smash up your hull.
Fox: Let's focus on the mission guys. If that missile hits the gate, it's all over.
Falco: Hold it! They just jumped on the missile!
Slippy: So... can I still blow it up?
Peppy: This is kinda fun. Anybody get some popcorn?
Fox: We don't have time to goof off!
Falco: Let's just take it out!
Slippy: The missile's about to hit the gate!
Peppy: How can they fight each other at a time like this?
Falco: Whatever. I'm wasting that thing.
Slippy: Go, go, go!
Falco: Whoa... They survived.
Fox: By jumping on my ship!
Peppy: Guess we're giving free rides!
Slippy: They better not step on my G-Diffuser!
Peppy: Heads up, boys! Missile incoming. Port side.
Falco: Looks like this one is coming in hot.
Slippy: I bet they'll jump on this one too!
Falco: Can't blame 'em. Fighting on a missile would be a blast.
Slippy: The missile's approaching the gate!
Fox: Attack formation! Target the fighters! I mean the missile!
Falco: Why don't you just admit it, Fox--you want to join that fight down there, don't you?
Fox: That's not it at all! Now! Fire! FIRE! Target destroyed! Mini missiles! Watch out!
Slippy: What'll happen if they hit our new friends?
Peppy: Why don't you fly near a missile and find out?
Slippy: I'd... Rather not. Waah!
Falco: Come on. It just grazed you.
Fox: We're headed home, team. Fox out!
Peppy: Let's call it a day.
Peppy: Protect the gate until the Aparoid self-destruct program is complete.
Slippy: If we can't get their program to their homeworld, we're done for!
Fox: Let's destroy that missile first!
Peppy: Not time to show off. Pull up alongside me and attach that beacon!
Fox: Peppy, get the Great Fox out of here!
Peppy: I'm on it!
Falco: Man, these bugs are getting on my nerves.
Slippy: Beacon attached!
Fox: Let's take out some Aparoids while we close in on that missile. We can't risk hitting the warhead. Let's attack it from the side!
Falco: Scared of a little challenge, Fox?
Slippy: The Missile's accelerating. It's gonna hit the gate!
Peppy: Not quite! The gate's energy shield should protect it!
Falco: But it won't hold up for long.
Fox: This is it! Fire! Target destroyed.
Falco: That was a close call!
ROB 64: Missile approaching. it is targeting the gate.
Peppy: Port side. It's real close.
Slippy: Another Missile!? I'll attach a beacon!
Fox: Counterattack. All together now!
Falco: Sure would be nice if we could do a U-turn here.
Slippy: Missile impact in 3, 2, 1... Impact!
Peppy: Will the shield hold?!
Falco: It will on my watch.
Fox: Now! Fire!
Falco: Piece of cake.
Slippy: Mini missiles incoming! They are on my tail!
Peppy: Don't panic now. Hold formation!
Falco: Any missiles you manage to shake off might hit one of us... or the gate.
Falco: Those things can do serious damage if they hit you.
Fox: Returning to the Great Fox.
Peppy: Well boys. It wasn't pretty, but we made it.
- When Krystal talks in any Smash Taunt, she will be in the side of both the Star Fox and the Star Wolf. This is a reference to how, in certain endings in Star Fox Command she becomes a member of the Star Wolf or remains as a Star Fox member.
- In Fox's Melee taunt #5, the word "fogey" is misspelled as "fogy" in Slippy's textbox.
- ROB 64's line in the second Smash Taunt on Orbital Gate Assault is the exact line that ROB says when a new missile appears in Star Fox: Assault.