Two Marios using the same color in Brawl. Notice the lack of team shading.

The Same color glitch is a glitch in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The glitch allows two or more players to have the same alternate costume without being in Team Battle or having the shaded versions of the same color scheme. If done with 3 or 4 players, the process must be repeated until all players have the same color scheme.


In Melee

  1. One player must be set to Human and choose a character and the desired color scheme (ex: Red Mario)
  2. Another player must also be set to Human and highlight the same character. They must also choose a color scheme adjacent to the other chosen scheme (ex: Yellow Mario)
  3. The players performing the glitch must simultaneously perform the following actions:
    1. The player with the desired color scheme must deselect the character.
    2. The other player must quickly press the X or Y button to highlight the desired color scheme.

If done correctly, both players can select the same color scheme. Unlike in Team Battle, however, there will be no shading on either players' character. This process must be repeated every time a match is finished/exited.

This glitch can also be done with up to four players by following a more advanced version of the above process.

In Brawl

  1. One player (P1) must be set to Human and choose a character and the desired color scheme (ex: Red Mario)
  2. Another player (P2) must be set to Human and choose the same character. (P2 should end up as Fire Mario)
  3. Change P1 to "NONE".
  4. Change P2 to the color scheme previously used by P1. (Red Mario)
  5. Turn Team Battle on.
  6. Change P1 to Human.
  7. Turn Team Battle off.

If done correctly, both players should be the same palette swap (Red Mario) at the start of the match, without any shading. This glitch can be done using any character by any combination of controller ports. However, the glitch will fix itself after the match is finished/exited. (Lower controller port will be Red Mario and higher port will be Fire Mario.)

This glitch can also be done by three or four players, as well as CPUs. Each additional player should perform steps 2-7, but each player must be done individually and all existing players will have to drop out/join in steps 3 and 6.

The same glitch may also occur, though rarely, when one player selects Random as their character. However, this method was removed in the PAL release of Brawl.



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