If you want to show your opponent a little flair, you can do moves unrelated to battle—it’s called taunting. You do it with the +Control Pad, except when using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.
This time, you do one of three different taunts, depending on the direction you press the +Control Pad!
Up taunt: He twirls his sword twice and sheaths it.
Side taunt: Oh. A fairy.
Down taunt: Is this his mysterious pose from the Nintendo 64 version?!
There are a variety of patterns for you to enjoy.
He takes off his hat and spins around whimsically.
She curls herself in some sort of new stretch.
He gives a shout on the spot.
He gives a three-fingered "W" salute.
He thrusts his sword in the ground and crosses his arms.
He spins his feet and says "Too slow..."
With Wii Remote + Nunchuk control, taunts are handled with the 1 Button (up taunt), the 2 Button (down taunt) and the 1 and 2 Buttons simultaneously (side taunt).
Oh, and a short message can be assigned to each taunt direction.