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Brawl changed the idea with color changes just a bit. While Melee added a few extra outfits to some characters, Brawl promises six colors each.

However, there are exceptions. All the playable characters of the Pokémon universe (Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Pokémon Trainer and Lucario), as well as Sonic, have less than six. The other exception is that Wario has two outfits, each with multiple color choices, effectively doubling his alternate costume choices. These are changed by clicking on the character (any controller), pressing 1/2 (Nunchuck), or pressing X/Y (Classic, Gamecube).

Color Blindness

A few characters (namely, Lucario and Sonic) have sets of costume changes that can be difficult to distinguish from each other in a match. As such, tournaments have a rule stating that in a doubles match, a partly colorblind Lucario or Sonic player may request to be given the blue team. In some cases, texture hacks are used to make the color difference more obvious.

Same color glitch

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, there is a glitch in which players can use the same character with the same color scheme for VS mode (other than Team Battles).

Characters

Bowser

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Bowser's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Green: (Default) Based on his appearance from the Mario series.
  • Black: The dark colored Bowser that appears as the regular final boss of Adventure mode in SSBM on normal difficulty or higher, and transforms into Giga Bowser if you beat Adventure quickly without using a continue. A playable color swap in Melee as well, which, if chosen, will cause the game to substitute with the default green Bowser as the regular Adventure boss.
  • Red: Resembles a Red Koopa Troopa or a Spiny.
  • Blue: Resembles Bowser's appearance on the international covers of Super Mario Bros. This palette swap also resembles the spiny shell from Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7.
  • White: This costume turns Bowser's hair red and his shell and spiked collars to white, somewhat resembling Dry Bowser from New Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart Wii. It also resembles Morton Koopa Jr.'s white and gold shell and darker skin.
  • Brown: An Inverse version of the Green Default, but also Resembles Boom Boom from Super Mario Bros. 3.

Captain Falcon

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Captain Falcon's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Navy: Default
  • Black: Falcon's costume from the F-Zero X Expansion set, as well as the F-Zero X commercial in Japan.
  • Red: Nearly identical to his rival Blood Falcon's outfit, even the writing on his back changes to say "Blood Hawk" with a skull design around the lettering.
  • Green: Resembles the color scheme of the Wild Goose, Pico's F-Zero vehicle.
  • Light Blue: This is a reference to his original F-Zero appearances (his costume in the F-Zero games is more vibrant than his Super Smash Bros. outfits).
    • Used when Captain Falcon is on the Blue team.
  • Pink (White): Resembles Jody Summers' outfit, also known as Captain Fabulous.

Diddy Kong

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Diddy Kong's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Red (Default) based on his appearance from the Mario series and the Donkey Kong series.
  • Yellow: Resembles the alternate outfit when the second player also played as Diddy Kong in the original Donkey Kong Country series. Also, resembles Donkey Kong Jr., Donkey Kong when he was a child.
  • Pink: Resembles the outfit worn by fellow DK character Dixie Kong in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie's Double Trouble. Diddy also gains Dixie's light yellow fur color.
  • Purple: Resembles the alternate costume worn by Diddy when the second player used him in Donkey Kong Country 2.
  • Green: The color inverse of his default colors.
  • Blue: Resembles the outfit worn by fellow DK character Lanky Kong in Donkey Kong 64.

Donkey Kong

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Donkey Kong's alternate costumes in SSBB

All of Donkey Kong's color changes can be traced back to the multiplayer mode of Donkey Kong 64. DK had several alternate costumes that looked similar to the ones in Brawl.

  • Brown: (Default) based on his appearance from the Mario series and the Donkey Kong series.
  • Black: A possible reference to Chunky Kong. Donkey Kong has a yellow necktie.
  • Red: May represent the original Donkey Kong from the arcade game with the same name who had reddish orange fur. Donkey Kong has a navy necktie.
  • Blue: Donkey Kong has a purple necktie and blue fur.
  • Green: Donkey Kong has a brownish necktie and green fur.
  • White: This can possibly be a reference to the White DK that Rambi turns into after a glitch you can perform in the first Donkey Kong Country. It may also be a reference to Eddie the Mean Old Yeti from the Donkey Kong County animated series. Also like the Super Kong in Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Falco

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Falco's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • White: (Default): Based off his character model from Star Fox: Command.
  • Yellow (Tan): Looks like clothes from Star Fox: Assault's multiplayer.
  • Blue: Looks like clothes from Star Fox: Assault's multiplayer.
  • Red: Looks like clothes from Star Fox: Assault's multiplayer.
  • Green: Looks like clothes from Star Fox: Assault's multiplayer. Also believed to be what Falco wore when he was not a member of the Star Fox team.
  • Black: Looks like the clothes he wore from Star Fox: Adventures, excluding the black feathers. The black color is also to match Fox's (and by extension, Wolf's) dark costume.

Fox

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Fox's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Grey: (Default): Based off his character model from Star Fox: Command.
  • Black: Named the "Dark Fox" on the DOJO!!. Similar dark color schemes are also available for Falco and Wolf. (Note: This is the only color that changes Fox McCloud's fur. This alternate costume makes him look like a gray fox rather than a red fox).
  • Orange (Red): Resembles the original Star Fox in the Japanese box art. Looks like clothes from Star Fox: Assault's multiplayer. Fox uses this on Red team.
  • Green: Looks like clothes from Star Fox: Assault's multiplayer. Also resembles the outfit of his father, James McCloud, as well as original Star Fox concept art.
  • Purple (Blue): Resembles Krystal. Looks like clothes from Star Fox: Assault's multiplayer. Fox was used on Blue team.
  • White: Appears to be derived from his outfit from Star Fox Adventures.

Ganondorf

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Ganondorf's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Black: (Default): Based off his most recent character design in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
  • Grey: This may be a reference to the original Phantom Ganon. However, that could be a stretch, seeing as Phantom Ganon had a white face, and not white hair.
  • Blue: Wears a blue outfit. His hair looks like his brown costume's.
  • Green: Wears a green outfit. His hair looks like his brown costume's.
  • Red: Similar to his second Ocarina of Time costume, as well as referencing the fact that in most 2D games he wore a red cloak.
  • Brown: This costume has the same colors as his Super Smash Bros. Melee design, slightly darkening his red hair, and using the same design of cape.

Ice Climbers

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The Ice Climbers' alternate costumes in SSBB

Popo and Nana switch positions for their red, black, and white costumes, but they do not switch positions on the selection screen like they did in Melee.

  • Pink and Purple (Default)
  • Red and Turquoise: A variation based on their default look. Could possibly be meant for some kind of "holiday" look.
  • Blue
  • Black and Silver
  • Green and Yellow
  • White: The only costume that renders both climbers' coats the same color, but also the only one that gives them different mitt colors.

Ike

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Ike's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Brown: (Default): Based on his Ranger class outfit from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.
  • Yellow: Resembles the outfit of his father, Greil, from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.
  • Red: Resembles the outfit of Mia from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. Also based on enemy units from the Fire Emblem series.
  • Blue: Based on his third-tier vanguard class in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. It also greatly resembles Sigurd from Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu.
  • Green: Based on allied units from the GBA Fire Emblem games.
  • Tan: Based on the mages in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.

Jigglypuff

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Jigglypuff's alternate costumes in SSBB

Jigglypuff's alternate costumes are mostly feminine accessories, which is one of the reasons why this Jigglypuff is considered to be female.

  • Pink (Default)
  • Red: The same red flower Jigglypuff had in Melee. It appears to be a hibiscus flower with five petals in a circle-like shape. It also resembles Phoebe's flower from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.
  • White: Gives Jigglypuff a hat like the hat the female hero of Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen (known as Leaf by default) wears, just as Pikachu wears the hat of the male hero (Red by default) of Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen.
  • Blue: Jigglypuff's shiny color. The hat resembles those worn by the Bug Catcher and Lady trainer classes from the Pokémon games. It also resembles the hat that Yellow has from the Pokémon Manga.
  • Green: Very similar to the hat worn by Kirby when he has his Sleep ability.

King Dedede

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King Dedede's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Red (Default)
  • Pink: Similar to an alternate costume in Kirby Air Ride.
  • Green: Similar to an alternate costume in Kirby Air Ride.
  • Purple: Features a very ornately decorated belt, similar to one on a formal Japanese kimono. This costume is also similar to an alternate costume in Kirby Air Ride.
  • White: Features a belt that contains the same icons as one of the menu schemes from Kirby 64.
    • Used when King Dedede is on the Blue team.
  • Brown: Mirrors Kirby's white costume, making him appear like he did in Kirby's Dream Land for the Game Boy.

Kirby

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Kirby's alternate costumes in SSBB

All these colors are also similar to different Kirby colors in games such as Kirby Air Ride and Kirby & the Amazing Mirror. They are all also usable in Squeak Squad, where color variations are distinct and each have their own names.

  • Pink (Default)
  • Yellow: Shigeru Miyamoto originally wanted Kirby to be yellow, but Sakurai was determined to make him pink. Sakurai won, but the yellow Kirby design later appeared as Keeby, the character controlled by Player 2 in Kirby's Dream Course. Yellow Kirby also resembles Beam Kirby from Kirby Super Star, but without the hat.
  • Blue: The same as when Kirby is Ice Kirby in Kirby Super Star, sans the hat.
  • Red: The same as when Kirby is Fire Kirby in Kirby Super Star, sans the hat. Also used for Player 3 in recent multiplayer games.
  • Green Resembles Player 4 in recent multiplayer games. Also resembles Kirby's Plasma ability in Kirby Super Star.
  • White/Gray: Based on Kirby's monochrome appearance from the original Kirby's Dream Land. It is also similar to Kirby's appearance on the North American box cover. It also resembles Shadow Kirby from Kirby & the Amazing Mirror. It is most similar in appearance to the alternate "Chalk" palette in Kirby: Squeak Squad.

Link

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Link's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Green (Default): Based off his latest character design from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
  • Red: Can be traced back to the Red Ring in the original The Legend of Zelda and possibly the Shield Spell in its sequel The Adventure of Link. However, it is more likely based on the Goron Tunic that featured in Ocarina of Time. It is the only one to change the color of his belt. Resembles Red Ring in the original Zelda and Shield Spell from Zelda II, and Red Mail from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
  • Blue: Can be traced back to the Zora Tunic used during The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Resembles Blue Mail from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
  • Lavender: Based on the Blue Ring from The Legend of Zelda for the NES. Also similar to The Fierce Deity transformation from Majora's Mask
  • Yellow: A reference to an instance in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess; when he drinks either Rare Chu Jelly or Great Fairy Tears, it would give him a golden appearance. It is the only one to change the color of his sleeves and pants.
  • Black: Based off Dark Link, who originated from Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and appeared again in Ocarina of Time. Due to the red eyes, some people believe this particular design comes from the Dark Links that Lanayru used to symbolize the Dark Interlopers in his vision in Twilight Princess.

Lucario

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Lucario's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Tan (Default)
    • Used when Lucario is on the Blue team.
  • Red
  • Blue:
  • White/Silver
  • Green

Lucas

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Lucas's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Yellow (Default)
  • Orange: His twin brother Claus' pallet and ginger hair.
  • Red
  • Blue: Makes Lucas' hair darker.
  • Green: Makes Lucas' hair much darker.
  • Purple

Luigi

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Luigi's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Green (Default) based on his outfit from the Mario series.
  • Orange Based on Mario's color scheme from Pinball, but his hat is blue, not orange.
  • Pink (Red): Based around what Luigi wore from Wrecking Crew, in which he wore pink. Used when Luigi is on Red team.
  • Light Blue: Probably resembles Mario on the American cartridge art for Mario Bros. It is also one of the 'flashing colors' when using star power in an underground stage of the original Super Mario Bros., as well as the outfit of the fourth player's mii in New Super Mario Bros. U. Also, it slightly resembles Luigi's Ice outfit in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Used when Luigi is on Blue team.
  • White: Based on Fire Luigi. This new version of the white costume replaced the old version of the white costume that appeared in SSB and SSBM, where his overalls are darker and his skin and gloves are tan, which was based off Luigi's colors in Mario Bros on the NES.
  • Purple: Makes Luigi resemble Waluigi, his arch-rival from the Mario series.

Mario

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Mario's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Red (Default) based on his appearance from the Mario series.
  • White: Based on Fire Mario's appearance dating back to Super Mario Bros. onward.
  • Blue: Based on the Balloon Fighter from Balloon Fight. Also resembles Ice Mario in New super Mario Bros. Wii, which was not released until later.
  • Yellow: Based on Wario from the Mario series and the Wario Land series just as in the previous Smash titles.
  • Brown: Based on Foreman Spike from Wrecking Crew '98, which was confirmed on the original SSB Japanese site. It also makes him resemble from older black-and-white games, i.e. Super Mario Land for the Game Boy.
  • Green: Resembles Luigi's color scheme in the arcade version of Mario Bros. It also appeared as part of the "flashing" animation from a Starman in the original Super Mario Bros.

Marth

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Marth's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Blue (Default)
  • Red Based on the "enemy" unit color in the Fire Emblem series. This is the only palette swap to change Marth's highlight color from gold to red.
  • Green Based on the "ally" unit color in the Fire Emblem series.
  • Black
  • White: Based on Leaf, the protagonist of Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.
  • Light Blue: Closely based off the official artwork for Fire Emblem: Monsho no Nazo (even the hair color changes to match the said artwork). It closely resembles the color scheme used for the non-promoted male Lord class in many Fire Emblem games, especially when coupled with the abnormally blue hair and bright red cape lining.
    • Used when Marth is on the Blue team.
    • Could also be a resemble to Marth original color outfit in Super Smash Bros.Melee

Meta Knight

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Meta Knight's alternate costumes in SSBB

All of Meta Knight's costumes are similar to alternate costumes from Kirby Air Ride.

  • Blue (Default)
  • White Resembles a Paladin, a Holy Knight. Could also be an homage to Kirby Super Star: Ultra's Galacta Knight.
  • Red
  • Green
  • Black: Although believed by some fans to be inspired by Kirby and the Amazing Mirror's Dark Meta Knight, it actually resembles his official art from his first appearance in Kirby's Adventure, where his mask and shoes were depicted as a dark purple color, his body was close to black, and his cape was red. However, in this appearance, his eyes were not red and his gloves were white, unlike the palette swap.
  • Pink: Meta Knight without his mask resembles a Dark Blue Kirby, this skin is most likely to portray being Kirby. This skin color is also used later for Galacta Knight in Super Star Ultra, making this costume bear somewhat of a resemblance to Galacta Knight.

Mr Game & Watch

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Mr. Game & Watch's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Black (Default) based on the G&W characters from the games Fire and Parachute.
  • Red: Looks like when Mr. Game & Watch gets stunned. Based on one of the colors of the character from Crab Grab.
  • Yellow: Looks like when he is holding a fully charged Super Scope.
  • Blue: Looks like when he gets hurt by an aura attack. Based on Spitball Sparky.
  • Green: One of the colors of the character from Crab Grab.
  • Light Blue: The inverse of his red palette swap. Also one of the colors of the character from Crab Grab.

Ness

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Ness's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Red: (Default)
  • White: Features a white T-shirt with red sleeves, the same as the shirt Fuel wears in Mother 3. However, this may not be a reference, as nothing else Ness wears matches Fuel's appearance. This outfit, as well as the Purple/Black outfit make Ness the first main character from the Mother series to wear a non-striped shirt.
  • Yellow:
  • Green: Again, is a reference to El Chavo, including the green cap, the orange striped shirt, and the backpack`s straps could resemble his brown overalls
  • Blue: Is based on Ness's younger self that he encounters briefly in EarthBound, who was wearing a blue hat. Some also consider this outfit to be a reference to EarthBound's final battle against Giygas, where a reflection of Ness's face wearing a blue-purple hat appeared in the Devil's Machine.
  • Purple/Black: Has a Mr. Saturn sprite drawn on the front of his shirt. This outfit, as well as the White outfit make Ness the first main character from the Mother series to wear a non-striped shirt.

Olimar

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Olimar's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Tan (Default)
  • White Makes Olimar look like an astronaut as well as the Mars II crew's space suits from the 2000 film, Mission to Mars.
  • Red
  • Black/Gold: Makes Olimar look like the President of Hocotate. Resembles Raccoon Olimar's uniform. Also it is the only one to change the colour of his helmet.
  • Green: Makes Olimar resemble his son.
  • Blue: Makes Olimar look like Louie.

Peach

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Peach's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Pink: (Default) This is her formal gown and is based on her appearance from the Mario series.
  • Orange: Uses Daisy's pallet and ginger hair.
  • Red:
  • Blue:
  • Green:
  • White: The white color of her dress isn't as bright as her Melee white costume, and this one doesn't include stockings anymore.

Pikachu

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Pikachu's alternate costumes in SSBB

Pikachu is the only character to have only four costume choices in Brawl.

  • Yellow (Default)
  • Red: Includes Red's hat, the protagonist of Pokémon Red and Blue. Pikachu's fur color also changes to look akin to a shiny Pikachu. It also references Ashachu, Ash Ketchum having turned into a Pikachu in an anime episode.
  • Green: Includes Brendan's headband as it appeared in Pokémon Emerald.
  • Blue: Has the goggles worn by Pichu in Melee, which are possibly a reference to those worn by the "Swimmer" class of trainer in the Pokémon series. Because the goggles are the same as Pichu's, it is widely believed by fans that this Pikachu is in fact the same Pichu from Melee that happened to evolve. This theory is further proven by the fact that his Final Smash is Volt Tackle, a move only learned by a Pichu.

Pit

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Pit's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • White (Default)
  • Yellow
  • Red: Similar to an outfit in Kid Icarus.
  • Green: Similar to an outfit in Kid Icarus.
  • Blue: Similar to an outfit in Kid Icarus.
  • Black: Makes Pit look like a fallen angel, according to the DOJO!! Also, this is the origin of Dark Pit's design in the 3DS game Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Pokémon Trainer

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The Pokémon Trainer's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Standard (Default)
    • All three Pokémon appear with their standard palette.
  • Red: The trainer's hat resembles that of Leaf, the female trainer in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
    • Charizard resembles its pre-evolution, Charmeleon.
  • Green: The trainer takes on the color scheme of Brendan as he appeared in Pokémon Emerald.
    • Ivysaur and Squirtle appear with their "shiny" colors.
  • Blue
    • Charizard's purple colour is similar to that of his shiny color from Generation II. He also slightly resembles Ridley.
    • Squirtle's blue colour is possibly inspired by the original sprite in Generation I, particularly Pokémon Yellow.
  • White:
    • Charizard's yellow tint resembles the shiny colors of its pre-evolutions, Charmander and Charmeleon.

R.O.B.

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R.O.B.'s alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Red (Default): Based on R.O.B.'s Japanese colour scheme for the Famicom. This design also was the source for the R.O.B. Sentry.
  • Grey: Makes R.O.B. look like North American versions of R.O.B.s. Even the words on his base change from "Family Computer Robot" to "R.O.B. - Robotic Operating Buddy", the same as the American design. R.O.B.'s gray costume also appears similar to the R.O.B. Blaster from the Subspace Emissary and his colours from Mario Kart DS.
  • Yellow: Makes R.O.B. slightly resemble Bumblebee from the Transformers film series or WALL-E, although he isn't as dark.
  • Purple: Resembles the North American SNES colour scheme. Strangely, R.O.B. was resemble of Aparoid from Star Fox Assault. The colors also make R.O.B. resemble Galvatron from Transfromers Armada.
  • Blue: Gives R.O.B. colours similar to a R.O.B. seen in StarTropics, It also makes him look like Thundercracker or Scourge from the original Transformers TV show and the colours also make him look like Nemesis Prime from the Transformers Armada episode, Puppet. The colours also resemble Starscream's powerlinx colours from Transformers Armada and Prowl's power up colours from Transformers Robots in Disguise.
  • Green: Similar to the R.O.B. Launcher from the Subspace Emissary, though lacking the same bright blue cord. It seems to be a more militaristic version of R.O.B., sporting army camo colours. It also somewhat makes him look like Autobot Hound from the original Transformers TV show.

Samus

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Samus's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Orange (Default): Based on the Varia Suit.
  • Cyan: Based on the Fusion Suit from Metroid Fusion.
  • Pink: Based on the appearance of the Varia Suit of the original Metroid when missiles are selected.
    • Used when Samus is on the Red team.
  • Brown: Based on the Dark Suit from Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.
  • Purple (Blue): Based on the Gravity Suit as it first appeared in Super Metroid and most games in the series since. The Gravity Suit costume was previously used as Samus' blue team color.
  • Green: Based on the colors of the Power Suit in Super Metroid.

Snake

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Solid Snake's alternate costumes in SSBB

Most of these are based on different camouflage suits worn by Naked Snake (a.k.a. Big Boss) in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

  • Grey (Default): Based on Snake's default sneaking suit from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.
  • Red: Based off The Fury's Fire camouflage. This protected Snake from fire-related damage and explosions.
  • Blue Based off The Sorrow's Spirit camouflage. This camo nullified the sound caused by Snake's footsteps and allowed him to drain stamina from enemies via CQC.
  • White: Based off the Auscam camouflage.
  • Green: Based off the Leaf camouflage.
  • Yellow: Based off Revolver Ocelot's Animals camouflage. This camo, when worn, prevented Snake's hands from shaking when he aimed weapons in first person view.

Sonic

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Sonic's alternate costumes in SSBB

Sonic is the only non-Pokémon character to have fewer than six palette swaps. The stripe on his sneakers is white in all palette swaps, and, in all but the default palette swap, the rest of his sneakers match his wristbands.

  • Blue (Default) Sonic's original costume that he used in most of his games.
  • Black: Looks like Dark Sonic from the Sonic X anime, also slightly resembles Mephiles the Dark from Sonic '06.
  • Yellow: Gives Sonic an indigo color and the bracelets of Silver the Hedgehog. However, Sonic does not possess any ESP energy so they do not have any glowing effects. It could also be a reference to how in every Sonic game, Sonic collects gold rings. This palette can also compare with his Solar form of Archie Comics.
  • Green: Tints Sonic in a slightly darker, almost teal skin tone, as well as changing the colors of his wristbands and sneakers to green.
  • Red: Tints Sonic red, so that he is almost purple, as well as changing the colors of his wristbands to red.

Toon Link

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Toon Link's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Green (Default): Based on the character design from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
  • Red: Based on the red Link from the Four Swords saga.
  • Blue: Based on the blue Link from the Four Swords saga.
  • Purple: Based on the purple Link from the Four Swords saga.
  • Brown: Based on the color scheme of Link in the original The Legend of Zelda. The brown hair and sleeves with the more traditional green tunic resembles some of the older iterations of Link in games such as The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. It also makes him look like his appearance from the Legend of Zelda cartoon.
  • Black: Based on a toon version of Dark Link, who appeared closer to this color scheme in Four Swords Adventures.

Wario

Unlike all other characters, Wario has two outfits each with multiple color choices: his biker costume from the WarioWare games, which is his default costume, and his classic overalls from the Mario series and the Wario Land series, effectively doubling his alternate costume choices.

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Wario's WarioWare costumes in SSBB

  • Yellow (Default) Based on his outfit from the WarioWare series.
  • Red: Resembles Fire Mario with the white helmet and red jacket.
  • Orange Loosely resembles the color scheme for Wario's default overalls costume.
  • Green: Loosely resembles Zombie Wario from Wario Land 3.
  • Black A color swap of his red alternate.
  • Blue References the colors of an actual biker, with the denim jeans and jacket combo and the white undershirt.
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Wario's overall costumes in SSBB

Wario's overalls closely resemble the cartoonish look in both the Mario and Wario games, in contrast to Mario, Luigi, and Waluigi, who were given more realistic-looking overalls.

  • Yellow (Default) based on his outfit from the Mario series and the Wario Land series.
  • Red: Resembles how Mario looked like in the early Mario games where he had red overalls and a blue shirt instead of the blue overalls and red shirt he wears today. This somewhat mirrors the way that Wario's "classic" outfit appears as one of Mario's alternate costumes. It also resembles Mario's outfit from the DIC Mario cartoons.
  • Blue: Resembles Mario's appearance on the cover of the e-Reader game Mario Bros.-e.
  • Green: Similar to Mario's green costume. It also resembles Luigi's debut in Mario Bros.
  • Brown: Perhaps, like Mario's brown outfit, a reference to Foreman Spike as he appeared in Wrecking Crew '98.
  • White: Makes Wario look like his appearance in the first three Wario Land games on the Game Boy and Game Boy Color until Wario Land 4, since those games were in black and white. Also somewhat resembles the traditional outfit of ship captains.

Wolf

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Wolf's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Grey (Default)
  • Red
  • Black Fox and Falco also have dark outfits like this
  • Green
  • Blue: Resembles the outfit worn by Panther Caroso in Star Fox: Assault.
  • White

Yoshi

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Yoshi's alternate costumes in SSBB

All of Yoshi's costumes are different variations of the Yoshi species in many of his games, specifically Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Story, Super Mario Advance 3, and Yoshi's Island DS. The soles of his shoes, the saddle on his back, and his scales stay the same color, no matter what color he is.

  • Green (Default) based on his appearance from the Mario series and the Yoshi series.
  • Red One Color Of The Yoshi Species
  • Blue One Color Of The Yoshi Species
  • Yellow One Color Of The Yoshi Species
  • Pink One Color Of The Yoshi Species
  • Cyan One Color Of The Yoshi Species

Zelda/Sheik

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Zelda's and Sheik's alternate costumes in SSBB

  • Purple/Light Blue (Default): Based on her character model from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Masahiro Sakurai stated that Sheik's appearance reflects how she would have looked like if she appeared in that game, based on designs drafted up during that game's development.
  • Red: Based off Zelda's early appearances in The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: Adventure of Link. This is also the only one of her color schemes in which she doesn't wear gloves.
  • Blue: Official art for A Link to the Past shows Zelda with a blue dress, while Sheik seems based on Tetra with the blue costume and red scarf.
  • Pink: Based off Zelda's appearance in Melee as well as Ocarina of Time.
  • Green: If the original Zelda is beaten without a ring, Zelda's dress will be green.
  • Black: Based off Zelda's mourning outfit from Twilight Princess. Makes Sheik look more like a ninja.

Zero Suit Samus

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Zero Suit Samus' alternate costumes in SSBB

ZSS' color swaps differ greatly from those with her suit on.

  • Blue: (Default)
  • Blue and black: Based on her outfit she wears upon completion of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.
  • Pink (red): A reference to her first appearance in the original Metroid after clearing it 100% or by entering JUSTIN BAILEY into the password screen.
  • Black: May be a reference to her bailey in Super Metroid.
  • Purple and White:
  • Green: May be a reference to her suitless appearance in the Captain N comic.

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