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Tac 3DS.jpg
A Tac in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Franchise Kirby
First appearance Kirby Super Star (1996)
Species Cat
Super Smash Bros. appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (cameo)

Tac is a cat burglar enemy which first appears in Kirby Super Star. It can steal an ability from Kirby or his helper. When inhaled, a Tac either returns the stolen ability or, if holding nothing, will give Kirby the Copy ability.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Tacs appear as enemies in Smash Run. Like in the Kirby games, they can steal the player's stat boosts. Defeating them will make them drop the stat boots they have stolen. Its main attack will launch his hand at the player which does 1% (it cannot be reflected or absorbed, but it can be shielded and countered without losing stats). It will float away after some time. Like the other Smash Run enemies, Tac is also featured as a trophy.

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Tacs are featured in Smash Tour, where they appear as a random event, carrying several stat boosts that are awarded to the fighter who runs into it. They also have a different trophy than in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, although it uses its European description. The trophy can be unlocked by collecting every CD.


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

Name Image Category Description
Tac SSB3DS Trophy Tac.png Enemy Flag of USA.png This zippy character appears in the Kirby series. In Smash Bros., he'll appear in Smash Run to try to steal your stat boosts from you. How much he steals depends on how much you've improved your stats. If you can catch him, you can get back whatever he stole. Don't give up!
Flag of Europe.png This speedy little guy appears in the Kirby series. In this game, he'll speed up to you, steal your stat boosts, then flee. How much he'll steal depends on your stats. He's hard to catch, but if you take him out, you can get your stat boosts back, so you'd better chase after him!

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy[edit]

Name Image Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Tac SSBWU Trophy Tac.png Enemy SNES SSBWU graphic.png Kirby Super Star (08/1996)

NDS SSBWU graphic.png Kirby Super Star Ultra (09/2008)

- This speedy little guy is from the Kirby series. In those games, he steals the ability Kirby's in the middle of using and bolts. If you want it back, you have to chase him down and take it. In Smash Tour, Tacs appear randomly on the board, and you'll be rewarded with multiple stat boosts if you're quick enough to catch one!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

No. Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
377 Tac SSBU Spirit Tac.png Kirby Series Support (1) Advanced Item Gravitation World of Light (Sacred Land); Spirit Board Villager (♂) ×4
  • Timed battle
  • The enemy can deal damage by dashing into you
  • The enemy has increased move speed
The Great Cave Offensive The Great Cave Offensive

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タック
"T.A.C." is the original romanization; backwards for "CAT", and also possibly a play on "take" and/or the term "copycat".