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A taunt match, or taunt party, is a term used in Super Smash Bros. Brawl to describe a kind of online match over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection where players aren't fighting each other, but instead decide to fool around for the entirety of. Taunt matches usually begin when one or more players exhibit friendly behavior, such as taunting or repeatedly crouching, in attempt of reaching an agreement with one another.

Sonic Taunt

"You're too slow...!" "You're too slow...!"

If everyone complies, the taunt match starts and the players will likely then proceed to having several successive taunt matches. However, should one or more players ignore the advancements and continue fighting as they would normally, taunters may team up against the "serious" player(s) to aggravate them. Such tactics as intentional self-destructs to rack up a fellow taunter's score, exclusively setting items that would otherwise dramatically interrupt gameplay (Smash Balls, Assist Trophies, Poké Balls, explosives, etc.), or using potential one-hit KO attacks like Mr. Game & Watch's Judge are all examples of taunters fighting off other non-taunters. Serious taunters may also choose the same character as their enemy's, and mimic them by copying their play style.

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Captain Falcon's pink and white attire, dubbed "Captain Fabulous" by fans.

Palette swaps can also come into account, with players choosing more lighthearted colors for characters, such as Meta Knight's yellow jester-like costume, Luigi's pink and red costume, or Captain Falcon's pink and white costume.

Common Taunt Match Behavior

This list is not all-inclusive:

Links

A video explaining a taunt match

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