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Popo and Nana, collectively known as the Ice Climbers, are a duo of mountain climbers from Nintendo's Ice Climber video game.
They were later seen in Super Smash Bros. Melee for Nintendo GameCube, Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Nintendo Wii and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch which made fans get to know them better.
Popo has brown hair and black-white-blue eyes, and wears a blue-winter uniform. He also wears white-blue shoes.
Nana looks similar to Popo, with the same hair color with a different hairstyle. She wears the same clothing as him, with the colors opposite; She wears pink winter-clothes and white-pink shoes. Like Popo, she has black-white-blue eyes.
Their main goal is to reach the top of the mountains while avoiding Topis and Polar Bears and collect as many vegetables as they can on the way.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Melee
The Ice Climbers are an unique character in that the player controls two characters at once instead of just one. The two Climbers synchronize their attacks, and if Nana is KOd, Popo will be less effective fighting alone. If Popo is KOd, the game will consider Nana KOd as well. They mainly attack by using their hammers, but two of their special moves are ice attacks.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
The Ice Climbers returns in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as playable characters.
In the Subspace Emissary, the Ice Climbers are first seen climbing a mountain, when they see Meta Knight fly past them, which they see as a challenge, making them angry leading to the duo racing him to the top of the mountain. When they and Meta Knight reach the top, they find Lucario there, who challenges Meta Knight to a battle. After the fight, the Halberd crashes the Great Fox into the mountain. Meta Knight and Lucario manage to board the Halberd, and the Ice Climbers are knocked back to the ground towards Marth, Lucas, the Pokémon Trainer, and Ike. After the Ice Climbers defeat some Subspace troops, they team up with the other Smashers on a journey to Subspace to defeat Tabuu.
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Although this is a coincidence, the Ice Climbers slightly resemble Team Umizoomi
- Contrary to popular belief, the pair are not siblings. In an interview with Masahiro Sakurai, he has referred to the pair as "childhood friends-like boy-and-girl pair" and goes on to say that their relationship is “more than friends, but less than lovers”
- They have never took off their hoodies or gloves, not even fully shown their hairstyles.
- This is possibly the case; they are refer to as “eskimos”.