The Hubba Tester testing on Robin and Olivia in Awakening.

Hubba Tester (Fortune Telling in the Japanese version) is an extra feature introduced in Fire Emblem Awakening.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Awakening[edit | edit source]

An old sage named Hubba rates the synergy and relationship between two characters in Chrom's army depending on his reading of how they feel about each other. It has no effect on actual gameplay, but is largely humorous. The final reading Hubba gives are dependent on the two characters' relationship status in the real game save file used such as being parent and child or husband and wife. Hubba's reading are determined upon entering the feature and will stay the same if the player retries a reading. They will change, however, if the player leaves the tester room and reenters.

StreetPass received Avatars, SpotPass Einherjars, and DLC Einherjars can also be used in the Hubba Tester. However, all Einherjars will always receive friendship readings, even if the two are siblings, such as Ephraim and Eirika, or spouses, like Sigurd and Deirdre, in their respective games.

Fates[edit | edit source]

The Hubba Tester returns in Fates as an extra feature in the My Castle Record Hall. Like Awakening, players can test the relationship between any character in their current army. Unlike Awakening, the reading will change if a reading is performed again, even if the player did not leave the feature. Aside from that, the readings and features remain the same.

All Bonus Units including replica versions of the Fates characters are given friendship quotes, even if the characters are related to each other, such as a bonus unit Xander with Elise, bonus unit or normal unit.

Hubba's Ratings[edit | edit source]

Hubba will rate how each character feels about each other:

  • A blue wavy arrow indicates a bad reading
  • A green arrow indicates a good reading
  • A red arrow with three hearts indicates the best reading.

Based on the two arrows, Hubba will give a final verdict of the two characters. If both have a Best Reading, a highly decorated golden background will appear in the verdict. If both have a Bad Reading, a dull green background will appear in Awakening and a dull brown background in Fates. In Fates, the character will blush if they have a red arrow, use their neutral face if they have a green arrow, and will have a discontent face if the arrow is blue.

Arrow Quotes[edit | edit source]

Best Feeling[edit | edit source]

  • "About to swoon"
  • "Always staring"
  • "Carries a torch for"
  • "Desires attention."
  • "Devoted"
  • "Drawn by destiny"
  • "Drools openly"
  • "Fatal attraction"
  • "First Love"
  • "Has a sweet spot"
  • "Head over heels"
  • "Heart aflutter"
  • "Infatuated"
  • "Lives and dies for"
  • "Loins afire"
  • "Lost in pheromones"
  • "Lovey Dovey"
  • "Never wants to part"
  • "One-track mind"
  • "Possessive"
  • "Puts on a pedestal"
  • "Separation anxiety"
  • "Smitten"
  • "True love"
  • "True Sacrificer"
  • "Uses pet names"
  • "Wants to snuggle"
  • "Way too attached"
  • "Would give anything"
  • "Would hold hands"

Good Feeling[edit | edit source]

  • "Admires lifestyle"
  • "Always entertained"
  • "Best friend"
  • "Budding friendship"
  • "Comrade"
  • "Confessor"
  • "Confidant"
  • "Easy to joke with"
  • "Feels safe"
  • "Finds agreeable"
  • "Fun to train with"
  • "Good friend"
  • "Into the same foods"
  • "Like minded"
  • "Low maintenance"
  • "Not a dull moment"
  • "On the same page"
  • "Relaxed around"
  • "Same Wavelength"
  • "Sees potential"
  • "Shopping buddy"
  • "Similar hobbies"
  • "Sparring partner"
  • "Thinks highly of"
  • "Total respect"
  • "Totally platonic"
  • "Trusts implicitly"
  • "Ultimate duo"

Bad Feeling[edit | edit source]

  • "Avoids eye contact"
  • "Awkward"
  • "Bad chemistry"
  • "Bad teamwork"
  • "Cold Shoulder"
  • "Dislikes"
  • "Dreads meeting"
  • "Expects betrayal"
  • "Fashion disaster"
  • "Feels ignored"
  • "Feigns friendship"
  • "Finds freaky"
  • "Finds irritating"
  • "Friend zone"
  • "Indifferent"
  • "Intimidated"
  • "Into different things"
  • "Keeping a distance"
  • "No ear for music"
  • "Not interested"
  • "Not into the hair"
  • "Nothing in common"
  • "Nothing to say"
  • "On eggshells"
  • "Oil and water"
  • "Out of whack"
  • "Touch-and-go"
  • "Utterly baffled"
  • "Weirded Out"

Final Reading Quote[edit | edit source]

Same Gender Friendship Final Reading[edit | edit source]

Mutual Best Reading[edit | edit source]

Males

  • "Whatever floats your boat"

Females

  • "Hoo! it's hotter'n Elfire in here!"

Best-Good Reading[edit | edit source]

Males

  • "I'm rootin' for you, brother"

Females

  • "I'm not one to judge, ladies!"

Best-Bad Reading[edit | edit source]

Males

  • "One of 'em is in for heartbreak."
  • "Seems one's avoiding the other."

Females

  • "Hello, ulterior motives!"

Mutual Good Reading[edit | edit source]

Males

  • "Like peas in a pod, these two!"

Females

  • "It's the perfect friendship."

Good-Bad Reading[edit | edit source]

Males

  • "Seems one's avoiding the other

Females

  • "One cares. ...The other glares."

Mutual Bad Reading[edit | edit source]

Males

  • "Ouch! It's almost comical."

Females

  • "Ooh! Catfight! Catfight!"

Opposite Gender Friendship Final Reading[edit | edit source]

Mutual Best Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "Get a room, you two!"
  • "Don't forget your vows!"
  • "I sense an affair in the making..."

Best-Good Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "...Do you see the wedding ring?"
  • "Grass is always greener, eh?"
  • "Just spit it out, lovebird!"

Best-Bad Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "Sorry, out of yer league!"
  • "Unrequited love? Boring!"
  • "This one will end chastely."

Mutual Good Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "My, they do get along nicely."
  • "They should just stay friends."

Good-Bad Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "Oh dear. they just don't mix."
  • "All those smiles? Fake! Fake!"

Mutual Bad Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "Yep. These two have baggage."
  • "Two rocks'd hit it off better.
  • "I sense a messy history…"

Lover Final Reading[edit | edit source]

Mutual Best Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "As fiery as their first date!"

Best-Good Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "Here's one marriage that'll last."

Best-Bad Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "This marriage is about to crack!"

Mutual Good[edit | edit source]

  • "Did marriage cool things off?"

Good-Bad Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "Can you say "seven-year itch"?"

Mutual Bad Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "Nuh-uh. These two are doomed."

Parent-Child Final Reading[edit | edit source]

Mutual Best Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "What a heartwarming family!"

Best-Good Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "This family is inseparable."

Best-Bad Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "Check the closet for skeletons!"

Mutual Good Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "No family issues here."

Good-Bad Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "Who will move out first?!"

Mutual Bad Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "Get counseling! Now!"

Sibling Final Reading[edit | edit source]

Mutual Best Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "Don't worry. It's wholesome."

Best-Good Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "Their parents must be proud!"

Best-Bad Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "Oh, the questions this raises..."

Mutual Good Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "Wish all siblings got on so well!"

Good-Bad Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "Their parents should step in!"

Mutual Bad Reading[edit | edit source]

  • "Get their parents earplugs!"

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The concept behind the Hubba Tester is similar to other novelty products and programs designed to playfully test the love between two people. Nintendo themselves released a Love Tester in 1969, and that product has been more directly referenced in other Nintendo games including WarioWare: Twisted and Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
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