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PictoChat is a chat service found on the Nintendo DS. It is used to allow visual communication between up to 16 Nintendo DS handheld gaming devices at once.

Using PictoChat[edit]

PictoChat is divided into 4 "chatrooms" marked "A," "B," "C," and "D" respectively. The maximum capacity for these chatrooms is 16. Upon entering a chatroom, users are presented with some very simple formatting options for drawing. The only available pen color is black, though on Nintendo DSi, the user can change to a rainbow pen by tapping on the pen icon while having selected it (the rainbow is also visible on regular DS systems). The interface also contains a keyboard, which is able to produce a variety of text and symbols. The main feature of PictoChat is the ability to create simple drawings and post them onto the chatboard.

Appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

The PictoChat stage as depicted in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

PictoChat appears as a stage in the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It starts off as a simplistic, flat stage, but as time passes, small sketches form on the stage. They can act as additional platforms, obstacles, or hazards to the combatants. The main platform will commonly say "Now entering:", with a random character participating in the match at the end. PictoChat is comparable in gameplay to the WarioWare, Inc. stage. A second version of the stage called PictoChat 2 appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Starting songs in My Music[edit]

  • PictoChat
  • Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day (known as "Brain Training: How Old is Your Brain?" in PAL regions)
  • Opening Theme (Wii Sports)
  • Dr. Mario (Melee)

Unlockable songs in My Music[edit]

  • Mii Channel
  • Wii Shop Channel
  • Charge! (Wii Play)
  • Lip's Theme (Panel de Pon)
  • Shaberu! DS Cooking Navi (known as "Shaberu! DS Oryouri Navi" in PAL regions)

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピクトチャット


  • In the PictoChat instruction manual, the demonstration pictures show the names Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi in the chatroom.