Grand Prix

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Spring Man after winning the Grand Prix, as shown in the April 2017 ARMS Direct

Grand Prix is an offline single-player or co-op mode in which the player attempts to defeat 10 fighters in a row, before (potentially) facing a final boss. It includes a mix of fights and sporting events. Biff commentates in between rounds, providing useful information to the player.

Plot[edit]


Structure and Difficulty[edit]

Difficulty levels[edit]

The Grand Prix has multiple different difficulty levels the user can select from. The difficulty scale starts at 1 and ends at 7, with difficulty level 1 being the easiest and difficulty level 7 being the hardest, similar to other Nintendo games such as Kid Icarus Uprising. The behaviour of the fighters, and the fights played at the end of the game, change with each difficulty level. Since Version 5.0.0, for Grand Prix LV6 and lower, the computer will now get stronger as you get deeper into the Grand Prix. For Grand Prix LV7, the computer will start out strong right from the first match, as usual.

Structure of rounds[edit]

The structure of the rounds the player partakes in is as follows*, with small differences depending on the number of players:

Bold text indicates elements exclusive to co-op play.

Match 1 Match 2 Match 3 Match 4 Match 5 Match 6 Match 7 Match 8 Semi Final Exhibition Grand Finale VS Hedlok
Description Fight

vs. Normal Fighter(s)

Either** when solo:

V-Ball

Hoops

Skillshot

When in co-op: V-Ball

Skillshot vs. Normal Fighter(s)

Fight

vs. Normal Fighter(s)

Either** when solo:

V-Ball

Hoops

Skillshot

When in co-op: V-Ball

Skillshot vs. Normal Fighter(s)

Fight

vs. Normal Fighter(s)

Fight

vs. Springtron(s)

Fight

Either** when solo: vs. Max Brass (level 1 to 5)

or Dr. Coyle (level 6 and 7)

When in co-op: vs. Max Brass

and Any Fighter (except Springtron)

Fight

Either** when solo: vs. Hedlok'd Max Brass (level 4 and 5)

or Hedlok'd Dr. Coyle (level 6 and 7)

When in co-op: vs. Hedlok'd Max Brass (level 4 to 7)

Stage Player's home stage Opponent's home stage V-Ball, Hoops, or Skillshot stage Opponent's home stage V-Ball, Hoops, or Skillshot stage Opponent's home stage Same stage as Semi Final Sky Arena Sky Arena Night Version
Difficulty All difficulty levels Level 4 upwards with no losses a single round All difficulty levels Level 4 upwards; changes based on difficulty level


*No fighter will be fought twice when playing solo. In co-op, fighters may appear twice, but never twice as the main opponent.

**The same mode will not appear twice. For example, if a player plays Skillshot in Match 3, they will not play Skillshot again in Match 6.

All fighters are fought on their respective stage. The only exception is Match 1, however, which takes place at the stage of the fighter selected by the player 1. (Except for Max Brass, who only fights on his own stage during the Grand Finale.)

When you lose a match, you can rematch as much as possible, and save & quit in each round. Except in Springtron's match, it will skip to Grand Finale automatically.

When playing with two players, each round consists of two fighters, not one, with the main opponent shown in the introduction to the match and another selected at random, but not repeating in second role.

List of Related Badges with Fixed Designs[edit]

Main article: Badge Stash
Description Reward Design Unlock Criteria
You've won the level 7 Grand Prix as
every character?! That makes you an
honorary member of the ARMS League!
Token.svg200 Badge-Fixed-GrandPrixComplete.png Clear Grand Prix at level 7 with every character.
You won the level 7 Grand Prix with
a perfect score! You might just be
commissioner material...
Token.svg400 Badge-Fixed-GrandPrixComplete-Shiny.png Clear Grand Prix at level 7 with a perfect score.
You won your very first Grand Prix.
Now you can hold your head high!
Token.svg60 Badge-Fixed-GrandPrixBrass.png Clear Grand Prix.
You won the Grand Prix on Lv. 4
or higher with every fighter?
That deserves a nice pat on the back.
Token.svg100 Badge-Fixed-GrandPrixBrass-Shiny.png Clear Grand Prix on level 4 or higher with every fighter.
You won the Grand Prix at level 4
or higher! A new champion has
entered the arena!
Token.svg100 Badge-Fixed-Hedlok.png Clear Grand Prix at level 4 or higher.
You're champion of the level 7
Grand Prix. Today, a legend is born...
Token.svg200 Badge-Fixed-Hedlok-Shiny.png Clear Grand Prix at level 7.
You defeated Springtron-that
scary-looking interloper-during the
Grand Prix. Nothing fazes you!
Token.svg200 Badge-Fixed-GrandPrixSpringtron.png Defeat Springtron in Grand Prix mode.
You beat Springtron in the Grand Prix
and won the Grand Prix as Springtron!
Token.svg200 Badge-Fixed-GrandPrixSpringtron-Shiny.png Defeat Springtron in Grand Prix mode and beat Round 10 of Grand Prix with Springtron.
You defeated Dr. Coyle in the
ARMS Grand Prix! Stay in shape,
cause she's gonna want a rematch.
Token.svg100 Badge-Fixed-GrandPrixCoyle.png Defeat Dr. Coyle in Grand Prix.
You defeated Dr. Coyle...and defeated
AS Dr. Coyle. It's like you've got the
Grand Prix down to a science!
Token.svg200 Badge-Fixed-GrandPrixCoyle-Shiny.png Defeat Dr. Coyle in Grand Prix mode and beat Round 10 of Grand Prix with Dr. Coyle.

List of Related Badges with Random Designs[edit]

Description Reward Design Unlock Criteria
You entered the ARMS Grand Prix for
the first time! You'll remember
this moment for the rest of your life.
Token.svg10 Badge-Unknown.png Play Grand Prix for the first in Version 3.2.0 or higher.

Rewards[edit]

Upon beating the Grand Prix at any difficulty, the player is granted access to Ranked Matches, allowing them to fight for a certain rank; the mode is otherwise inaccessible. Furthermore, upon beating Grand Prix at difficulty level 4 or higher, the player is shown an exclusive piece of artwork for each character, usually depicting them after obtaining the Championship Belt.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
 Japanese グランプリ
Guranpuri
Grand Prix
 Chinese 大奖赛
Dàjiǎng sài
Grand Prix
 Dutch Tornooi Tournament
 French Grand Prix Grand Prix
 German Grand Prix Grand Prix
 Italian Gran Torneo Grand Tournament
 Russian Гран-при
Gran-pri
Grand Prix
 Spanish Gran Premio Grand Prix
 Portuguese Grande Prémio Grand Prix

Trivia[edit]

  • Because Max Brass' stage of origin is the Sky Arena and can only be played in the Grand Prix towards the end when the player confronts him, whenever playing as Max Brass the first round will always be a fight with Spring Man in Spring Stadium.
  • Because duo Springtrons are a secret bosses with their own team battle, whenever play as him in the Grand Finale, Max Brass's partner will substitute to Spring Man.
  • When playing co-op Grand Prix, the partner to Max Brass at the 10th fight will always be player 1's character.
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