Fights are a type of orange friendship problem in Tomodachi Collection and Tomodachi Life. Two Miis can be angry at each other and, depending on how it goes, it may or may not break a friendship. Huge fights are exclusive to Tomodachi Life.
Start of the Fight
The system that determines fights is completely random. Nothing the player does beforehand will determine when two Miis will fight; their relationship levels also have nothing to do with the chance of fights. It is also impossible to pre-determine if a fight will be a standard or huge fight. Two Miis that are married have a higher chance of fighting with each other than with other Miis, unless they are taking care of a baby.
Up to three fights will break out at random, depending on the island population. Fights cannot be prevented nor can the causes of the fight be tracked down under any circumstances. Outside of this, if the player sees two Miis arguing in Mii Apartments, they are more likely to start a fight if both Miis show angry reactions. Shifting to another apartment or entering the arguing Mii's apartment will instantly start the fight.
Dealing with the Fight
In an angry Mii's apartment, there will be small puffs of smoke coming out of their head. The player must calm them down with certain gifts, such as the bath set, the swing, or the music box. Giving the Mii food, clothing or hats that generates a caption "(s)he really likes/liked it!" or higher will also calm them down.
Once the Mii is calm, that Mii will go to the apartment of their friend to attempt to apologize. If the friend accepts the apology, they will also apologize. If the friend rejects the apology, the previously calm Mii will become depressed.
After the Fight
In a depressed Mii's apartment, the player can click on the Mii's thought bubble twice to see a flashback of the fight, depicting the two Miis throwing random treasures at each other while yelling insults. In Life, there might also be a scene of the two Miis tugging on a random item or a teddy bear with angry expressions. A transcript for what the Miis can say can be found here.
In Life, there is a chance that the Mii who rejected their friend's apology may have a problem afterwards. If the friend's name is still on the Mii's relationship chart under "Friend (Fight)" for a long period of time, the Mii may say they are sick of fighting and want to make it right. If accepted, this will play a cutscene where the Mii visits their still sad friend. They apologize back, and the other Mii is no longer depressed, turning their head happily and saying "Sure", followed by them jumping up and the two dancing together. Once they apologize back, the fight will become resolved and the Miis will return to being friends. There is a chance of the two of them fighting again, even after the apology is accepted.
If the fight fails to be resolved, or if the Mii doesn't want to apologize back, both Miis will be removed from each other's relationship charts, setting their relationships back to acquaintances until they decide to become friends again. If this occurs to two dating or married Miis, this could lead to an immediate breakup or divorce request, unless either wants to make up.
A fight can resolve itself, but the two Miis will stop being friends.
- "[Mii] and I had a huge fight that wasn't my fault at all. I'm so mad!"
- — Mii in a huge fight, Tomodachi Life (US)
Huge fights are exclusive to Life. These fights involve two Miis who are very angry with each other. The Mii will appear to have a fiery aura, with heavy-metal music playing in the background. Unlike a regular fight, the player cannot do anything to calm the fighting Miis down; a third Mii is required to intervene.
The only way to stop a huge fight is to find a random friend of both Miis. This third Mii will tell the player that two of their friends had a fight and won't make up. If the player accepts, a cut-scene will begin. In this cut-scene, the fighting Miis are in the third Mii's apartment. The third Mii will then try to get the two fighting Miis to make up. If they succeed, the two Miis will make up by waving at each other, then smile and dance while the friend Mii applauds happily as a happy tune plays. If they fail, the two Miis will continue to fight, while the third friend Mii frowns and ducks for cover, shaking their head in sadness. The two fighting Miis will not become friends again.
Miis that have been in a standard fight long enough cannot enter a huge fight if the fight goes on long enough, and vice versa.
- When a third Mii attempts to resolve a huge fight, the two Miis that would normally be represented with the flaming aura are instead shown with puffs of smoke, as if the Miis had a normal fight. This is possibly to make the Miis more noticeable, as the fiery auras obstruct their sides and back.
- The player can tell if the apology is going to be accepted or rejected by the two Miis' relationship. If one of them have a low enough status ("Getting Along OK" or lower), there is a large chance they will be rejected, even if the other Mii has a high level. Sometimes, even if one of them has "Best bud", there is a small chance it will be rejected. In the case of a huge fight, if either Mii has low status, there's a chance the fight will fail to be resolved.
- Most Miis that are fighting have "Good pal" status.
- Miis will not fight with their best friend (if they have one), parents, or siblings. If two married Miis are caring for a child, they will not fight either.
- Usually, there is a pause after the Mii apologizes to their friend; at other times, the other Mii will immediately answer.
- It is possible for a fight to occur when a Mii is asleep.
- If the player witnesses a fight from outside an apartment and chooses to enter, the Miis will not stop and face the player. It will take longer to enter the apartment.
- When a Mii wants to forgive after previously being rejected, the Mii that is making up will act Easygoing while the Mii that use to be in sadness will act Outgoing regardless of their actual personalities.
- If a Mii tries to resolve a huge fight but fails, the Mii will bend down on their knees as if they got rejected in a confession. However, they will not gain any sadness.
- It is possible for an angry Mii to leave their apartment (other than to throw junk at the other Mii's apartment and to go to their house if they are married.) A Mii in a fight can still interrupt a love confession. If the confessed Mii happens to choose the Mii in a fight and the player agrees, the angry Mii and the target Mii will then be in the target Mii's apartment staring at each other lovingly. No smoke will come out of the angry Mii's head. After the player notices the two Miis love gazing, the angry Mii will have the puffs of smoke and leave the apartment. Unlike a fight, the angry Mii will wave back at their sweetheart.
- It is possible for the Mii who previously rejected the apology to want to apologize while the previously sad Mii is not sad anymore. When this happens, there will be a raincloud over the previously sad Mii in the cutscene, despite the Mii not being sad.
- It is possible for the third Mii to be asleep during a huge fight, even at their house where they cannot wake up at all.
- If a married couple gets into a huge fight and no Mii tries to resolve the fight, they get divorced off-screen and neither Mii is sad the next time they are visited after the fight. If the Miis are children who used an Age-o-matic to get married, the message about the Age-o-matic wearing off is not shown.
- A Mii who is in a huge fight can be given gifts that calm down Miis in regular fights, but the Mii does not calm down or gain any happiness by using it, making the items pointless. They can still gain happiness by eating food, receiving new clothes, or a new apartment.
- If the same copy of the game is played on another system, the fight ends.