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Nintendog SSBU artwork.png
Artwork of a Toy Poodle Nintendog from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
First appearance Nintendogs (2005)
In-universe information
Species Dog
Super Smash Bros. appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Ultimate

Nintendogs are puppies that appear in the Nintendogs game series. Nintendogs are named after their debut game, which in turn is a portmanteau of "Nintendo" and "dog."

Game appearances[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

A white Labrador Retriever Nintendog became an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. When it is activated, it will distract the players by covering most of the screen and start clawing and barking, although it only works on actual players. Occasionally, pausing the game while the Nintendog is on the screen instantly causes it to leave. There are a few Nintendog stickers, each of a different breed, and a trophy of a Golden Retriever.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

A French Bulldog Nintendog in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the Nintendog returns as an Assist Trophy, though in this game it is a French Bulldog. A number of Nintendogs also appear on the Living Room stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

If the game is paused while the Nintendog is on-screen, while it still appears in front of the screen, moving the camera causes it to be missing at every angle and zoom.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Nintendog returns as an Assist Trophy, though in this game it is a Toy Poodle. As the Living Room from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS returns, a number of Nintendogs also appear. All three Nintendogs that have appeared as Assist Trophies in the series appear as spirits, tying with Andross, Waluigi, and Zero for having the most spirits for an Assist Trophy.

The series name "Nintendogs" is not capitalized in this game, matching the stylization of the series' name.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Nintendogs SSBB Trophy Nintendogs.png NDS SSBB graphic.png Nintendogs A puppy for you to train on your Nintendo DS. They come in a wide variety of breeds, colors, coat styles, and personalities. You can train them, use dog toys to play with them, and feed them treats to establish a real link with your virtual pet. Other features include the ability to enter your dog in disc-catching contests and agility trials on obstacle courses.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl stickers[edit]

Name Image Game Effect Usable by
Chihuahua SSBB Sticker Chihuahua.png Nintendogs [Tail] - Attack +12 Yoshi, Diddy Kong, Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer
Miniature Dachshund SSBB Sticker Miniature Dachshund.png Nintendogs [Tail] - Attack +28 Fox McCloud, Falco Lombardi, Wolf O'Donnell
Shiba Inu SSBB Sticker Shiba Inu.png Nintendogs Launch Power +12 N/A
Welsh Corgi SSBB Sticker Welsh Corgi.png Nintendogs Food Effect +6 N/A

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophy[edit]

Name 3DS trophy Wii U trophy Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Nintendog (3DS)
nintendog (Wii U)
SSB3DS Trophy Nintendog.png SSBWU Trophy Nintendog.png Assist Trophy NDS SSBWU graphic.png nintendogs (08/2005)

3DS SSBWU graphic.png nintendogs + cats (03/2011)

81: Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS Flag of USA.png This is one of the many adorable dogs you can care for in nintendogs + cats. It's hard for them to wag their little tails, but they make up for it with that cute face. In Smash Bros., they want to get right up in your face, blocking your view of the battle. They just want to be loved!
Flag of Europe.png This is one of the many adorable dogs you can take care of in nintendogs + cats. They aren't big tail-waggers, but they have the cutest little faces. In this game, one might come right up to the screen and block your view! It just wants to play, so don't get annoyed, OK?

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS exclusive trophies[edit]

Name Image Category Description
Toy Poodle SSB3DS Trophy Toy Poodle.png Stage Those adorable eyes and curly hair may remind people of teddy bears more easily than dogs. But unlike a stuffed animal, these dogs are active and love to play. One reason the dogs are so popular is that they are quite easy to train. They appear in Toy Poodle & New Friends.
Shiba Inu SSB3DS Trophy Shiba Inu.png Stage The Shiba is one of the oldest breeds in the world. These Japanese dogs can be very loyal, and in the past their agility and active nature proved useful to their owners on hunting trips. You can look after and train one of these dogs in Golden Retriever & New Friends.
Beagle SSB3DS Trophy Beagle.png Stage Hunting wild rabbits used to be a popular sport in England, and the beagle, an active and playful breed, was a popular companion for it. Perhaps sleeping beagles nowadays dream of chasing rabbits like their ancestors. You can choose this breed in Golden Retriever & New Friends.
Jack Russell Terrier SSB3DS Trophy Jack Russell Terrier.png Stage This breed originated in England and is especially good at chasing foxes. With no foxes in the living room, though, it'll chase toys instead. Terriers are tough, athletic, and curious–a perfect fit for someone who is the same! You can choose this breed in Toy Poodle & New Friends.
Golden Retriever SSB3DS Trophy Golden Retriever.png Stage This large breed was originally from Scotland and was used to hunt waterfowl. They're smart but way to friendly to make good guard dogs. They come in a variety of shades, but all members of the breed share the same golden color. This breed is included in Golden Retriever & New Friends.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirits[edit]

No. Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
1254 Toy Poodle SSBU Spirit Toy Poodle.png Nintendogs Series Support (1) Advanced Stats ↑ after Eating Spirit Board Wolf ×3 Rule: Assist Trophy Enemies (Nintendog)
  • Join forces with a CPU ally (Duck Hunt)
  • Hostile assist trophies will appear
  • The enemy has increased move speed
Living Room Bathtime Theme
1255 French Bulldog SSBU Spirit French Bulldog.png Nintendogs Series Support (1) Advanced Undamaged Attack ↑ Spirit Board Duck Hunt Rule: Assist Trophy Enemies (Nintendog)
  • Hostile assist trophies will appear
Living Room Bathtime Theme
1256 Labrador Retriever SSBU Spirit Labrador Retriever.png Nintendogs Series Support (1) Advanced Physical Attack ↑ Beedle's Tent N/A N/A N/A N/A


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Chinese 任天狗狗[1][2]
Rèntiān Gǒugǒu
From "任天堂" (Rèntiāntáng, Nintendo) and "狗狗" (gǒugǒu, dog)