We’ve pulled together detailed pieces of information about the fighters in ARMS, provided to us from various sources, including today’s Nintendo Direct, a recent Nintendo Minute video, a Business Wire article and the Japanese ARMS site. Below, you’ll find facts about characters’ physical builds and fighting styles, along with self-defining personality traits. While we feel that this info is accurate, it’s important to keep in mind that certain details were roughly translated.

Spring Man

“This passionate fighter’s bouncy hairstyle might look fake, but his passion for fighting is definitely real.”

 

 
Map: Spring Stadium
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 76 kg
Age: 20
Likes: Muscle training, pizza (up to 12 slices)
Weapons:

  • Toaster (fire)
  • Charge and can unleash a flaming punch.

  • Boomerang (wind)
  • Flies and curves through the air. Can “blow enemies away” when hit.

  • Tribolt (stun)
  • Shoots three bolts horizontally.

Biff’s favorite: Tribolt x Boomerang

Notable detail: His dash, dubbed “the shockwave,” must be charged before being used. When his health is low his strength increases.

Ribbon Girl

“Possessing next-level jumping skills, Ribbon Girl violates the laws of physics with her unbeatable power.”

 

 
Map: Ribbon Ring
Height: 169 cm
Weight: “Only the thought of the fans!”
Age: 17
Likes: Everyone singing and the fans!
Weapons:

  • Sparky (Electric)
  • When charged, you can stun opponents.

  • Popper (Wind)
  • Speedy wind punch that can knock opponents off their feet.

  • Slapamander (Fire)
  • Fire whip.

Biff’s favorite: Sparky x Slapamander

Notable detail: The heiress. Singing ARMS fighter, debuting a new song as she joins the competition. She can jump midair multiple times.

Ninjara

“Using his nimble movements and ancient ninjutsu, Ninjara can disappear and warp somewhere else even in mid-air or when guarding.”

 

 
Map: Ninja College
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 68 kg
Age: 21
Likes: Hiding and reading
Weapons:

  • Chakram (Stun)
  • Curved punches. Can go around and hit opponents on their sides.

  • Buff
  • Curves. When you charge it, the glove puff/buffs (expands) up.

  • Triblast (Explosion)
  • Shoots off three bullets horizontally. When charged, it will explode.

Biff’s favorite: Triblast x Chakram

Notable detail: Student and Ninja College. He is competing as part of his senior project. He has “ninja speed” and can disappear and warp (while guarding and in mid-air).

Master Mummy

“As the only character that can restore health while guarding, Master Mummy is a force to be reckoned with.”

 

 
Map: Mausoleum
Height: 231 cm
Weight: 167 kg
Age:
Likes: Family (currently missing)
Weapons:

  • Megaton
  • Big! Heavy! Slow! Even bigger when charged!

  • Retorcher (Fire)
  • Launches three shots at a time.

  • Phoenix (Fire)
  • Reliable fire bird with a high octane trajectory.

Biff’s favorite: Megaton x Retorcher

Notable detail: Grim creeper. Woke up at the mausoleum. Trying to locate his long lost family. Standard punches don’t faze him and while guarding he’ll regain health thanks to his bandages.

Min Min

“With her ramen noodle arms, Min Min’s spin kick and throws are deliciously powerful.”

 

 
Map: Ramen Bowl
Height: 167 cm
Weight: on a diet…
Age: 18
Likes: Ramen that my mother made.
Weapons:

  • Dragon (Fire)
  • Fires a laser.

  • Megawatt (Electric)
  • Big! Heavy! Electrifying!

  • RamRam (Fire)
  • Fiery curving punch!

Biff’s favorite: Dragon x RamRam

Notable detail: Poster girl for her family’s famous ramen shop. Martial arts master who can knock down punches with her spin kick. After charging her left arm up and completing a successful throw, that arm will transform into her iconic Dragon Arm.

Mechanica

“This mechanical genius dons a homemade power suit that can hover above the competition.”

 

 
Map: Scrapyard
Height: 234 cm (the person herself is 158 cm)
Weight: 545 kg (principal: 45 kg)
Age: 15
Likes: ARMS fighters (especially Ribbon Girl)
Weapons:

  • Revolver (Electric)
  • Shoots electrified bullets.

  • Whammer (Stun)
  • Heavy hitting hammer.

  • Homie (Explosion)
  • Chases after opponents and explodes.

Biff’s favorite: Revoler x Whammer

Notable detail: Her suit has a high durability and can hover around to dodge attacks.

Twintelle

“As an A-list actress, Twintelle uses her celebrity status to render her opponents utterly star struck as she walks the red carpet to victory.”

 

 
Map: Cinema Deux
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 63 kg
Age: 26
Likes: Luxury scent / My physical beauty
Weapons:

  • Chilla (Ice)
  • Can freeze fighters.

  • Parasol (Wind)
  • Blocks incoming attacks.

  • Thunderbird (Electric)
  • Electrifying punches that fly towards your opponent. If charged, can stun fighters.

Biff’s favorite: Thunderbird x Parasol

Notable detail: Silver screen queen, an A-list movie star. Fights with her long pigtails. When charged, she can cause her opponents to be “starstrucked” by her presence and beauty — this slows down punches in mid-air.

Byte & Barq

“Two fighters in one! This robot fighter and his robot canine companion battle together to unleash devastating combo attacks.”

 

 
Map: Buster Beach
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 120 kg (together)
Age: K-9000
Likes: Brine (saltwater)
Weapons:

  • Seekie (Electric)
  • Fires heat seeking missiles and gives quite a shock!

    • Cracker (Fire)
    • Pops off fiery streamers.

      • Bubb
      • Puffs up when charged and will head straight to an opponent.

      Biff’s favorite: Cracker x Seekie

      Notable detail: Two in one tag team. Clockwork cops. Barq will attack opponents, though if hit he’ll be stunned. Can give Byte more height with jump as acting as a stepping stone. Their Rush attack has them combine forms. Win animation has Byte kneeling down to Barq telling him, “Good boy Barq.”

      Kid Cobra

      “A fan of selfie sticks and livestreaming, this hip fighter pounces on opponents with a charged-up dash.”

       

       
      Map: Snake Park
      Height: 180 cm
      Weight: 77 kg
      Age: 19
      Likes: Commodity board, movie distribution
      Weapons:

      • Slamamander (Wind)
      • Wind powered whip-like punch.

        • Hydra (Fire)
        • Fires off three vertically aligned bullets.

          • Coolerang (Ice)
          • Ice cold boomerang with a wide arc.

          Biff’s favorite: Slamamander x Hydra

          Notable detail: Speed demon and snakeboarder. Wants to increase his views with his radical livestreams. He can charge up and then quick dash — if successful, he can hit opponents while executing consecutive charged up dashes.

          Helix

          “Who is Helix? He’s an experiment gone wrong, that’s who. His springy body lets him move in unpredictable ways.”

           

           
          Map: DNA Lab
          Height: 30 to 250 cm
          Weight: 97 kg
          Age: 2
          Likes: Watching the ARMS Grand Prix
          Weapons:

          • Blorb (Blind)
          • Bouncy goo that can obstruct your opponent’s view on screen if charged.

          • Ice Dragon (Ice)
          • Like Min Min’s Dragon, but fires ice lasers instead.

          • Guardian (Electric)
          • A shield that expands and electrifies.

          Biff’s favorite: Blorb x Guardian

          Notable detail: The man of… mystery? ARMS Laboratories accidentally engineered him when researching ARMS. His whole body is stretchy and can move in unexpected ways.

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Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)

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