She has since mostly been featured in Nintendo's other applications but has made a few appearances in Nintendo's bigger games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate or Super Mario Maker. Her first and major appearance is in the 3DS application, Swapnote. Here she would instruct players how to use the feature, and after that players can chose weather or not to receive notes from her in the future. If players selected Yes, Nikki would continue to send notes to the player giving them updates on upcoming Nintendo news, as well as simply sending notes wishing them a good day, or sending words of encouragement.
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Originally created to give tips and rewards, she has since appeared in other Nintendo media, such as Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone! In Swapnote , Nikki as a Mii would introduced the player to the application, give tips, and encourage the player. She also provided Nintendo-related news updates.
It can be downloaded at no additional cost and is pre-installed on newer systems. Messages sent and received can also be saved indefinitely, in spite of the message limit. Additional stationery can be obtained via certain Nintendo related events, such as using specific software, or by saving them from other people's messages. On July 5, , Nintendo updated the Swapnote application to feature six different colors of ink, with only one color being available per message. Nintendo issued an apology to those who had been using the application in a responsible manner. A unique, female Mii character known simply as Nikki acts as the software's hostess and mascot. By standard, Nikki is featured in the tutorial messages that appear when users start-up and use the app over time. Prior to the SpotPass suspension, several Special Notifications sent from Nintendo based on special occasions featured Nikki announcing such occasions, such as Valentine's Day , and these notification messages often came with new non-game-based stationary and AR pictures of Nikki. Nikki's official Mii would also automatically appear in the StreetPass Mii Plaza when these messages were opened.