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Available Expressions
Emotes
Expressions#Sit Point Come No Thanks
Welcome Nod Scold Butterfly
Clap Wave Laugh Yawn
Wipe Brow Teamwork Blow Kiss Grateful
Belly Scratch Chuckle Shiver Hide and Seek
Angry Shy Shocked Apologize
Crying Kabuki Shrug Grumpy
Peek Eww Facepalm Handstand
Backflip Bow Cheer Leap
Twirl Confetti Boogie Dance Spin Dance
Juggle Crab Walk Rally Cheer Spin Trick
Show Dance Duck Faint Respect
Look Around Salute Acknowledge Kung Fu
Don't Go! Boo Dust Off Chest Pound
Marching Telekinesis Float Pray
Yoga Shush Sparkler Thinking
Doze Balance Deep Breath Bubbles
Beckon Gloat Stretch Slouch
Sneeze Hand-Rub Voilà Navigate
Calm Down Evil Laugh Ouch Anxious
Headbob Awww
Stances
Base Stance Courageous Stance Confident Stance Sneaky Stance
Proud Stance Polite Stance Sassy Stance Laidback Stance
Wise Stance Timid Stance Tinker Stance
Calls
Base Call Bird Call Whale Call Manta Call
Cosmic Manta Call Crab Call Jellyfish Call Baby Manta Call
Friend Actions
High Five Action Hug Action Fist Bump Action Double-Five Action
Hair Tousle Action Piggyback Action Play Fight Action Bearhug Action
Handshake Action Duet Dance Action

Expressions (also known as Emotes) are collectible gestures, animations, and actions that are used to express yourself to others. Most expressions can be upgraded to include visual effects and different animations.

All expressions are acquired by from Spirits, both Regular Spirits and Seasonal Spirits. There are several varieties of expression depending upon how you use them:

  • Emotes is used here specifically for the most common type of expression, that allows you to perform an animation or action
  • Stances determine the basic posture used by your character when standing, kneeling, sitting, or lying down.
  • Calls (or Voices) determine the sound made when you honk or Deep Call
  • Friend Actions are animations that you can do interactively with friends. Note that although these actions are acquired the same way as all other expressions, none of them are accessed through the Expression Menu.

Expression Menu

Expressions are accessed through the Expression Menu. Some non-expressions are also listed in this menu, all of which are detailed elsewhere:

  • Flame accesses your flame (candle), to ignite candles/darkness, or to illuminate dark areas.
  • Home Action lets you teleport Home
  • Prop icon: If you have a prop equipped, its icon appears next to the Home icon, allowing you to equip it.
  • Request Guide: allows new players to ask experienced players for help finding Spirits.
  • Sit: cycles betwen standing, kneeling, sitting, and lying down.

In addition, the third tab in the Expression Menu lists Blessings.

Upgrading Expressions

Most Emotes (not Stances or Voices) in the menu are upgradable, with typically 4 total levels (3 upgrades). Expression upgrades are purchased through the Friendship Trees of the spirits who taught you the level 1 expression.

Once you have purchased an upgrade, a number of dots will appear above the Expression in your menu. Tap the Expression icon once to perform the basic action. Tap and hold it until the second dot highlights, then let go, to perform the upgrade. Hold even longer before letting go to perform the third, fourth, etc., once you have purchased them.

Emotes

The order in which expressions are shown in the Expression Menu is somewhat idiosyncratic. The Regular Spirit expressions are grouped together by realm in the standard realm order. The newer Seasonal Spirit expressions are listed at the end. But the earlier seasons are interspersed semi-randomly between the regular spirits, in an apparently fixed order. The order is definitely not influenced by the order in which you learn the spriits.

Any expressions that you have not yet learned are omitted from the menu; the only exception is regular spirit expressions granted by spirits on your current map that appear dimmed-out in the menu. Therefore, your menu will be shorter than the provided list, but the icons you have learned will be in this same order.

The levels column indicates the total number of available levels for each expression, where 4 is typical (original, level 1 expression, plus three upgrades).

Expression Icon Levels Season Location
Sit Sit 1 Base
Point Point 4 Isle of Dawn
Come Come 4 Isle of Dawn
No Thanks No Thanks 4 Isle of Dawn
Welcome Welcome 4 Season of Rhythm Isle of Dawn
Nod Nod 4 Season of Enchantment Forgotten Ark
Scold Scold 4 Season of Assembly Forest Clearing
Butterfly Butterfly 4 Butterfly Fields
Clap Clap 4 Prairie Villages
Wave Wave 6 Prairie Villages
Laugh Laugh 4 Prairie Villages
Yawn Yawn 4 Prairie Villages
Wipe Brow Wipe Brow 4 Prairie Caves
Teamwork Teamwork 1 Eight Player Puzzle
Blow Kiss Blow Kiss 4 Season of Rhythm Forest Boneyard
Grateful Grateful 4 Season of Sanctuary Sanctuary Islands
Belly Scratch Belly Scratch 4 Season of Sanctuary Sanctuary Islands
Chuckle Chuckle 4 Season of Assembly Forest Boneyard
Shiver Shiver 4 Forest Clearing
Hide and Seek Hide and Seek 1 Forest's Brook
Angry Angry 4 Forest's Brook
Shy Shy 4 Forest's Brook
Shocked Shocked 4 Forest Boneyard
Apologize Apologize 4 Forest Boneyard
Crying Crying 6 Forest Boneyard
Kabuki Kabuki 4 Season of Gratitude Forest's Brook
Shrug Shrug 4 Season of Enchantment Forgotten Ark
Grumpy Grumpy 4 Season of Sanctuary Sanctuary Islands
Peek Peek 4 Season of Dreams Village of Dreams
Eww Eww 4 Season of Assembly Forest's Brook
Facepalm Facepalm 4 Season of Assembly Forest Clearing
Handstand Handstand 4 Citadel
Backflip Backflip 4 Citadel
Bow Bow 4 Coliseum
Cheer Cheer 4 Coliseum
Leap Leap 4 Season of Gratitude Ice Rink
Twirl Twirl 4 Season of Lightseekers Ice Rink
Confetti Confetti 4 Season of Belonging Butterfly Fields
Boogie Dance Boogie Dance 4 Season of Belonging Isle of Dawn
Spin Dance Spin Dance 4 Season of Rhythm Bird Nest
Juggle Juggle 4 Season of Rhythm Ice Rink
Crab Walk Crab Walk 4 Season of Enchantment Forgotten Ark
Rally Cheer Rally Cheer 4 Season of Sanctuary Sanctuary Islands
Spin Trick Spin Trick 4 Season of Dreams Village of Dreams
Show Dance Show Dance 4 Season of Dreams Village of Dreams
Duck Duck 4 Broken Temple
Faint Faint 4 Broken Temple
Respect Respect 4 Season of Rhythm Graveyard
Look Around Look Around 4 Battlefield
Salute Salute 4 Crab Fields
Acknowledge Acknowledge 4 Season of Gratitude First Krill Area
Kung Fu Kung Fu 4 Season of Gratitude Fourth Floor Vault
Don't Go! Don't Go! 4 Season of Belonging Graveyard
Boo Boo 4 Season of Enchantment Forgotten Ark
Dust Off Dust Off 4 Season of Prophecy Cave of Prophecies
Chest Pound Chest Pound 4 Season of Prophecy Cave of Prophecies
Marching Marching 4 Season of Assembly Forest's Brook
Telekinesis Telekinesis 4 Second Floor Vault
Float Float 4 Fourth Floor Vault
Pray Pray 4 First Floor Vault
Yoga Yoga 4 Season of Gratitude Prairie Caves
Shush Shush 4 Season of Lightseekers Fourth Floor Vault
Sparkler Sparkler 4 Season of Belonging Valley Temple
Thinking Thinking 4 Season of Rhythm First Floor Vault
Doze Doze 4 Season of Enchantment Forgotten Ark
Balance Balance 4 Season of Prophecy Cave of Prophecies
Deep Breath Deep Breath 4 Season of Prophecy Cave of Prophecies
Bubbles Bubbles 4 Season of Assembly Forest Boneyard
Beckon Beckon 4 Season of The Little Prince Starlight Desert
Gloat Gloat 4 Season of The Little Prince Starlight Desert
Stretch Stretch 4 Season of The Little Prince Starlight Desert
Slouch Slouch 4 Season of The Little Prince Starlight Desert
Sneeze Sneeze 4 Season of The Little Prince Starlight Desert
Hand-Rub Hand-Rub 4 Season of The Little Prince Starlight Desert
Voilà Voilà 4 Season of Flight Wind Paths
Calm Down Calm Down 4 Season of Abyss Treasure Reef
Evil Laugh Evil Laugh 4 Season of Abyss Treasure Reef
Ouch Ouch 4 Season of Abyss Treasure Reef
Anxious Anxious 4 Season of Abyss Treasure Reef
Headbob Headbob 4 Season of Performance Village of Dreams
Awww Awww 4 Season of Performance Village of Dreams

Stances

A Stance is a player's displayed standing posture when not doing an Expression. Each Stance offers variations of sitting and lying down. To view these variations, select a Stance and then tap on the Sit icon. Tap twice for an additional sitting posture, three times for lying down, and four times for a full cycle.

Expression Icon Season Location
Base Stance basic stand.png
Courageous Stance Courageous Stance First Krill Area
Confident Stance Confident Stance Ice Rink
Sneaky Stance Sneaky Stance Graveyard
Proud Stance Proud Stance Coliseum
Polite Stance Polite Stance Third Floor Vault
Sassy Stance Sassy Stance Season of Gratitude Isle of Dawn
Laidback Stance Laidback Stance Season of Lightseekers Forest's Brook
Wise Stance Wise Stance Season of Belonging Vault Archives
Timid Stance Timid Stance Season of Sanctuary Sanctuary Islands
Tinker Stance Tinker Stance Season of Flight Wind Paths

Calls

Calls (also known as voices) are the sounds made by the player when you tap on yourself (honk) or Deep Call.

Expression Icon Season Location
Base Voice basic call.png
Bird Call Bird Call Bird Nest
Whale Call Whale Call Forest Boneyard
Manta Call Manta Call Citadel
Cosmic Manta Call Cosmic Manta Call Fourth Floor Vault
Crab Call Crab Call Season of Lightseekers Crab Fields
Jellyfish Call Jellyfish Call Season of Sanctuary Sanctuary Islands
Baby Manta Call Baby Manta Call Season of Flight Wind Paths

Friend Actions

Friend Actions are expressions that are performed interactively with friends. They are activated from the Friendship Menu, and therefore do not appear in the Expression Menu with all the other expressions. The first three friend actions are base actions that are not associated with any spirits. The remaining ones are learned from Seasonal Spirits by reliving memories, just like all other expressions.

Expression Icon Season Location
High Five Action High Five Base
Hug Action Hug Base
Fist Bump Action Fist Bump Base
Double-Five Action Double-Five Action Season of Lightseekers Bird Nest
Hair Tousle Action Hair Tousle Action Season of Belonging Underground Cavern
Piggyback Action Piggyback Action Season of Lightseekers Isle of Dawn
Play Fight Action Play Fight Action Season of Enchantment Forgotten Ark
Bearhug Action Bearhug Action Season of Dreams Village of Dreams
Handshake Action Handshake Action Season of Performance Village Theater
Duet Dance Action Duet Dance Action Season of Performance Village Theater
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