Three characters idling (left), Sonic's and Tails' idle pose (right).

Idle, also referred to as stand, stance, or idle animation, is the state of staying still during a match in the Super Smash Bros. series and in the Super Smash Flash series. If the player presses the attack button during this animation, they will perform a standard attack.

Some characters perform cancellable minor animations if they idle for enough time. This time is, most times, randomized. These minor animations are called idle poses and are rare in both Super Smash Flash and Super Smash Flash 2. Below is a list of characters with randomized idle poses.

List of characters with idle poses

In Super Smash Flash

Character Idle pose
Link Looks toward the screen.
Pikachu Scratches his ear.
Sheik Looks toward the screen.
Zelda Looks toward the screen.

In Super Smash Flash 2

Character Idle pose 1 Idle pose 2
Black Mage Scratches his nose.
Bomberman Kicks the ground twice while blinking.
Luffy Puts his feet together and holds the top of his hat.
Luigi Pulls on his nose, which stretches slightly and then snaps back into place.
Mario Adjusts his cap.
Mega Man Looks around.
Ness Looks around curiously.
Pichu Moves its ears while standing up. Produces electricity. Only happens during Discharge mode.
Pikachu Holds its head up high and looks around.
Rayman Enters a fighting stance and moves his arms in a circular motion.
Sonic Puts his hands on his hips and taps his foot anxiously. This pose is similar to his idle animation in the original Sonic games.
Tails Looks at the screen and yawns. This pose reference from the original Sonic games as he does his idle animation.
Wario Crosses his arms twice with his fists clenched.
Zelda Leans her head downwards and puts her hands together, with her eyes closed. Very similar to her down taunt.


Super Smash Flash 2


Early designs


  • PAC-MAN blinks during his idle, but at a fixed interval.
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