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Emotes are gestures and animations which can be performed by Guardians at any time during normal gameplay. Guardians have access to 4 emotes at any given time, one of which may be replaced with others purchased from the Eververse Trading Company.

Emotes are activated by pressing the directional pad, which will cause the guardian to take a series of cosmetic actions for the next few seconds, often accompanied by a text announcement to all players in the area. Some emotes will automatically return the guardian to idly holding their weapon after completion, while others persist until the player takes another action.

Static EmotesEdit

There are 3 emotes which are always available. The exact animation used will depend on the race, class, and gender of the guardian using them.

  • Greet: Pressing Up will play an emote suitable for greeting other players.
  • Sit: Pressing Down will cause the guardian to sit down. They will remain seated until another action is taken.
  • Dance: Pressing Right will cause the guardian to begin dancing. They will continue to dance until another action is taken.

Custom EmotesEdit

Pressing Left on the directional pad will use the guardian's custom emote slot. Upon creation, new guardians have a pointing gesture available, but other emotes may be equipped in its place. Purchased emotes may be recovered from a console in the Tower if they are deleted.

Destiny EmotesEdit

Here is a list of all the available custom emotes in Destiny:

Name Action Cost Rarity Description Feed states...
Air Guitar The player performs an air guitar solo. 500 Legendary You rock! Rocks (with <name>)
Awkward Dance The player performs a dance from Napoleon Dynamite. 500 Legendary Very funky. Dances (with <name>)
Boo An attempt to startle an unsuspecting target. 300, only available through Festival of the Lost Legendary So scary! Frightens (<name>)
Bow Down A respectful gesture of admiration. 500 Legendary I acknowledge your greatness! Bows (before <name>)
Challenge Dance The player performs a dance from Michael Jackson's Beat It. 500, introduced in Rise of Iron Legendary Let's settle this on the dance floor. Dances (with <name>)
Club Dance The player performs a dance from the Roxbury Brothers. 500 Legendary Feel the beat. Feel the love. Dances (with <name>)
Do It An encouraging motion. 500 Legendary Don't let your dreams be dreams! Motivates everyone/<name>
Duo Dance A duo dance. Quest reward from A Tale of Two Guardians Legendary Bust a move with your buddy. Dances (with <name>)
Energetic Dance The player performs a dance from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. 500 Legendary You've got the moves. Dances (with <name>)
Enthusiastic Dance The player performs the Carlton dance. 500 Legendary Can't stop dancing! Dances (with <name>)
Facepalm A facepalm motion. 500 Legendary I can't even... Facepalms
Finger Wag A display of disapproval. Available through Radiant Treasure Legendary Not in my house! Says "No, no, no" (to <player>)
Fist Bump A fist bump. 500 Legendary Pound it! Fist bumps (<name>)
Flash A gesture that flaunts the user's wealth. 500 Legendary I've got glimmer for days... ?
Ham(mer) it Up The player performs the hammer dance from MC Hammer's U Can't Touch This. Only available through The Taken King Collector's Edition Digital Content Legendary, Titan-exclusive emote It's a smash hit! Dances (with <name>)
High Five A high five. Quest reward from A Tale of Two Guardians Legendary Oh yeah! Gives a high five (to <name>)
Howl Pretending to howl like a Wolf. 500, only available through Festival of the Lost Legendary Let it all out, Young Wolf! Howls (at <name>)
Instructional Dance The player performs a dance from Cali Swag District's Teach Me How to Dougie. 500 Legendary Such fresh moves... Dances (with <name>)
Jazz Hands The player flashes jazz hands. 500 Legendary Feelin' the magic in these digits? Flashes jazz hands (at <name>)
Kicks Dance The player performs a dance from Seinfeld. 500 Legendary I think I can dance. Dances (with <name>)
Monster Dance A dance displaying camaraderie with monsters modeled after The Backstreet Boys' Everybody. 500, only available through Festival of the Lost Legendary Shake it like a supernatural. Dances (with <name>)
Proposal[1] A kneeling motion. Free Legendary Will you take me for better or worse, in the Tower or on patrol, for as long as we both have Light? Kneels (to <name>)
Secret Greeting A long, complicated greeting. 500 Legendary Are we best friends now? Shows a secret sign (to <name>)
Slow Clap Grudging, sarcastic applause. 500 Legendary Great. Just great. That was really, really great. Claps (for <name>)
Strange Dance The player performs a dance from Drake's Hotline Bling. 500 Legendary I have no idea what I'm doing. Dances (with <name>)
Suave Dance The player performs a dance performed by DeeJ (David Dague), Bungie's community manager. 500 Legendary The fanciest dance. Dances (with <name>)
Taken Shiver An erratic jittering motion. Reward from collecting all pieces of a class set of Desolate armor Legendary Oryx is dead, right? Is Taken (by <name>)
Terrify Pretending to be a floating ghost. 500, only available through Festival of the Lost Legendary Float and spin. Terrifies <name>/everyone
The Circle Glide A circle glide dance move. Only available through The Taken King Collector's Edition Digital Content Legendary, Warlock-exclusive emote Fight the statics quo. Dances (with <name>)
The Sprinkler A dance move that mimics a sprinkler. Only available through The Taken King Collector's Edition Digital Content Legendary, Hunter-exclusive emote Nailed it. Dances (with <name>)
Thunder Dance The player performs a dance from Greased Lightning as shown in the movie Grease. 500 Legendary Go go go on your Sparrow! Dances (with <name>)
Tiny Dance The player performs a dance from the South Korean variety show Running Man. 500 Legendary Fits in any space. Dances (with <name>)
Trotting Dance The player performs a dance from Psy's Gangnam Style. 500, introduced in Rise of Iron Legendary You've got style. Dances (with <name>)
Victory Wave A celebration of achievement. 500, only available through the Sparrow Racing League Legendary Only for winners.

This item will only be available for purchase during the SRL event.
Waves (to <name>)
Wiggly Leg Dance The player performs a dance from GS Boyz's Stanky Legg. 500, introduced in Rise of Iron Legendary Show off your moves. Dances (with <name>)
Zombie Dance A dance to summon and command zombies modeled after Michael Jackson's Thriller dance. 700, only available through Festival of the Lost Legendary Kick it in your crypt. Summons all zombies to get down/Dances with <name>
Amazed A gesture of admiration. 200 Rare Mind. Blown. Is amazed (by <name>)
Blowing a Kiss A demonstration of affection. 200 Rare I could kiss you right now. Blows a kiss (at <name>)
Booyah A fist pumped in approval. 200 Rare How you like me now? Cheers (for <name>)
Bring It On A polite invitation for challengers to attack. 200 Rare Whatever you got, it ain't enough. Taunts (<name>)
Bye-bye A polite send off. 200 Rare See ya later. Waves (at <name>)
Charmed An affectionate motion. 200 Rare That's so sweet! Is charmed (by <name>)
Clap An encouraging gesture. 200 Rare Well done. Applauds (for <name>)
Come At Me A less polite invitation for challengers to attack. 200 Rare You want a piece of this? Taunts (<name>)
Congrats A show of support and approval for an ally. 200 Rare Good job, buddy. Applauds (for <name>)
Cower An abject admission of fear and unreadiness. 200 Rare Make it stop! Make it stop! Cowers (before <name>)
Crane Kick A crane pose gesture. 200 Rare You're the best... Shows a crane kick (to <name>)
Evil Scheme A gesture of sinister anticipation. 200 Rare Mwahahaha! Schemes (with <name>)
Flip Coin Flips an invisible coin. 200 Rare Heads or Tails? Flips a coin
Forehead Slap A display of frustration. 200 Rare Arruuggh! Slaps forehead
Formal Bow A display of respect for one's adversary. 200 Rare A little courtesy never hurt anyone. Waves (at <name>)
Good Game A celebratory expression. Earned through Competitive Spirit Record Book Rare Well played! Celebrates (with <name>/everyone)
Graceful Sneeze An exaggerated sneeze that mimics dabbing. 200 Rare Achoo! Dances (with <name>)
I Don't Know A confused gesture. 200 Rare Why are you even asking me? Has no idea(, <name>)
Jump Shot Pretending to sink a basketball. 200, introduced in Rise of Iron Rare Nothing but net! Hits nothing but net
Laugh A laugh with a knee slap. 200 Rare That's hilarious! Laughs (with <name>)
Mix It Up Pretending to stir pastry ingredients. 200 Rare Stir up some trouble. Mixes it up (with <name>)
No A head shake. Free Rare No way, no time, no how. Disagrees (with <name>)
No You Didn't A sarcastic gesture. 200 Rare With attitude. Snaps (at <name>)
Oh, Please A reaction to a sudden but minor disappointment. 200 Rare All right already! Shrugs (at <name>)
Pew Pew Pretending to draw and shoot two firearms. 200 Rare Quick on the draw. Draws on everyone/<name>
Please A pleading motion. Free Rare Pretty, pretty please... Asks (<name>) for a favor
Point A gesture to signal something. Free Rare That, that there! Points (at <name>)
Praise the Gun A worshiping gesture imitating that of an Acolyte. 200 Rare It's not just for Acolytes. Worships their weapon/Worships with <name>
Praise the Light A worshiping gesture. 200 Rare The Light sustains us. Invites everyone/<name> to praise the Light
Pumped Up A gesture of readiness and excitement. 200 Rare All right! Cheers for everyone/<name>
Rude Taunt An impolite taunt. 200 Rare Don't make me taunt you again. Taunts (<name>)
Sad A display of sadness. 200 Rare Feeling blue... Cries (for <name>)
Safe An indication that a runner successfully reached a base. 200 Rare Yyeeeeeeer SAFE! Calls (<name>) SAFE!
Score An indication that someone has scored a goal. 200 Rare Yep, that counts. Rules it good/Rules that <name> has scored
Shadow Boxing Pretending to spar with another boxer. 200, introduced in Rise of Iron Rare Put 'em up! Put 'em up! Shadow boxes (with <name>)
Sorrow A display of overwhelming grief. 200 Rare Why, cruel world? Why? Grieves (for <name>)
Sumo An iron horse stance. 200 Rare Prepare for battle. Prepares for battle (with <name>)
Swing Pretending to swing a baseball bat. 200 Rare And it's outta here! Swings (at <name>)
Tantrum Stunned disbelief. 200 Rare No no no no NO! Throws a tantrum (at <name>)
Thanks A gesture thanking someone. Free Rare A little appreciation goes a long way. Expresses thanks/Thanks <name>
Thumbs Down A negative gesture. 200 Rare I don't think so. Gives a thumbs down
Thumbs Up A positive gesture. 200 Rare I could go for that. Gives a thumbs up
Toe Tap A gesture to indicate impatience. 200, introduced in Rise of Iron Rare We're waiting... Taps their toe (at <name>)
Victory Cheer A celebration of achievement. 200 Rare That's what I'm talking about! Cheers (for <name>)
Watch Your Back A gruesome warning to foes. 200 Rare It's your neck on the line, pal. Taunts (<name>)
Waving Taunt An impolite taunt. 200 Rare Get on my level! Taunts <name>/everyone
Whoa There A gesture to tell someone to wait. Free Rare Hold your sparrows. Tells everyone/<name> to wait
Winded A gesture showing exhaustion. 200, introduced in Rise of Iron Rare Hold up, I need a second... Needs to take five(, <name>)
Yawn A yawn. 200 Rare So bored... Yawns (at <name>)
Yes A head nod. Free Rare Yes, absolutely. Agrees (with <name>)

Destiny 2 EmotesEdit

Here is a list of custom emotes in Destiny 2:

Name Action Cost Rarity Description Feed states...
Flip Out The player conjures a table and flips it. ? Exotic You gotta be kidding me... Flips out (at <name>)
Point A gesture to signal something. Create a new character in Destiny 2 (or import an existing one from Destiny) Rare That, that there! Points (at <name>)
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ReferencesEdit

  1. Polygon - Two game developers just got engaged through Destiny