Emotes are a form of expression which primarily allows players to communicate during a battle. Emotes play an animation accompanied by a sound effect. Emotes can be sent while participating in a battle, when spectating a battle, or in the chat of a Clan by tapping the corresponding button.
Types of Emotes
There are two main types of Emotes: regular and Exclusive. The only visual difference between regular Emotes and Exclusive Emotes is that Exclusive Emotes have a Legendary border around them. From a technical standpoint, Exclusive Emotes are only available for a limited amount of time, and can never be obtained once the time period has passed. There are certain regular Emotes which are partially exclusive upon their release; they lack a Legendary border, but will not appear in the Shop's Emotes section for purchase until a certain time period has passed.
There is a "third" Emote type which can only be accessed when the player is participating in battle, and they appear as text bubbles. These Emotes only contain the basic pop-in animation and no sound effect, but instead of showing an animation, they display a line of text. There are currently only 6 text bubbles, all available by default. In English, they are (from top to bottom, left to right) "Good luck!", "Well played!", "Wow!", "Thanks!", "Good game!", and "Oops".
Outside of battle, the player can see their Emote collection by tapping the “Cards” section at the bottom of the main menu, then tapping the tab labeled with 3 speech bubbles at the top of the screen, next to the “Battle Deck” section. Here, they can create an "Emote Deck" of 8 Emotes, which will appear immediately upon tapping the ellipsis speech bubble in battle. Below the Emote Deck is the player's entire Emote collection, along with a list of non-Exclusive Emotes that have yet to be collected.
When the player is participating in battle, they can access their Emote collection by tapping the ellipsis speech bubble at the bottom left corner of the screen. Once tapped, the player will see their Emote Deck, and text bubbles below it. Tapping on any Emote will use it, playing an animation beside the player's own King's Tower. Players can also access their whole collection by tapping the white arrow to the right of their Emote Deck. If the player has more that 16 Emotes in their collection, they can scroll right to find the rest of them. The player can also "mute" Emotes (preventing them from seeing, hearing, or sending them) by tapping the general prohibition icon to the left of their Emote Deck. While the mute function is active, the icon will change to a green checkmark, which will unmute the player.
When the player is spectating a battle, they can access their Emote collection by tapping the ellipsis speech bubble at the bottom right corner of the screen. The function is nearly identical, except text bubbles cannot be sent and their Emotes will appear on the side of the battle, although smaller and without sound.
When the player is in a Clan's chat, they can access their Emote collection by tapping the smiley face button next to the text button. Their Emote Deck and text bubbles do not appear. Instead, all of their Emotes will appear in pages of 20 in chronological order, with the oldest Emotes appearing at the top and left the newer Emotes appearing closer to the bottom and right. Tapping an Emote will send it to the chat. Clan members will hear the sound and see the animation of the Emote if they are in the chat when it is sent, and all members can replay the Emote by tapping on it.
From the start of the game, the player has access to 4 default King Emotes and the 6 text bubbles. They can obtain additional Emotes through various means:
- In the Shop, special offers containing an Emote may appear from time to time, regular or Exclusive.
- Below the Shop's Daily Deals, there is an "Emotes" section which displays 3 random, non-Exclusive Emotes (which Emotes appear are different for each player). They can be purchased for 250 Gems each.
- In the Events tab, there are sometimes Special Challenges which contain an Emote, regular or Exclusive, as a reward for reaching a certain amount of wins.
- On the Trophy Road, a few Emotes can be obtained by reaching certain amounts of Trophies on the Trophy Road. Currently, these are the only way to obtain these Emotes (they do not currently appear in the Shop's "Emotes" section).
- On the paid side of Pass Royale, reaching a certain Crown tier will award an Exclusive Emote each season.
- There are certain events outside of the game which can award Emotes. For example, by linking a Supercell ID to Clash Royale, the player can obtain an Exclusive Emote.
“E” indicates that the Emote is Exclusive and will never appear in the Shop's "Emotes" section for purchase.
“---” indicates that the Emote has been announced or appeared in some trailer, but is not yet obtainable in-game.
(Note: The numbers corresponding to each Emote here may not necessarily line up with the order in which they are displayed in-game. They are numbered for convenience, such as when referring to them in other areas of the wiki.)
- The 19/9/16 Update added the function to mute Emotes during battle.
- On 3/4/17, a maintenance break increased the number of times players could use the taunt button per game to 100 (from 14).
- The 20/6/18 Update started adding new Emotes to the game, purchasable in the Shop.
- The 5/9/18 Update added the function to use Emotes in Clan chat.
- On 19/11/18 and before CRL finals, free CRL Emotes became available to any player that created a Fantasy Royale team from the News section of the game. After creating a team, the Emotes would be added to the player's account within a few days.
- On 1/12/18, by linking your Supercell ID with your YouTube account during the CRL finals 2018, you would obtain an exclusive Goblin Emote.
- On 5/12/18, an update added the ability to buy single Emotes for 250 gems from the Shop, with three different Emotes being available each day. Also, players who had previously earned at least 1 Legend Trophy were given an exclusive Royal Ghost Emote.
- Since the weekend of 29/12/18, some Emotes become available through Special Event Challenge.
- Since 2/3/19 and during Clash Royale's anniversaries, some Emotes could be obtained by participating in a tournament created by a YouTube content creator selected by Supercell.
- On 15/4/19 Update, it is possible to obtain some emotes through the Trophy Road.
- Since 16/4/19, exclusive Emotes are displayed together with a Legendary aura.
- Starting from the 1/7/19 Update, some Emotes become available through Pass Royale rewards.
- Since the 30/9/19 Update by linking your Clash Royale profile with your Supercell ID, one exclusive Hay Day chicken Emote is unlocked.
- Since 20/1/20, finishing in the top 100 in a Global Tournament now awards an exclusive "King" Emote.
- On 18/6/21, a maintenance break adjusted the appearance of the Royal Giant Emote celebrating the 5th Clash Royale anniversary.
- On 27/10/21 Update, delay between emote uses has been increased.