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Taking a three-pointer in Pick-up Game.

Basketball is one of the 12 available sports to play in Wii Sports Resort and it takes place at the Basketball Court. There are two variations of the game.

3-Point Contest

Lucía about to play 3-Point Contest.

The objective of the 3-Point Contest is to shoot 25 basketballs with 5 balls in each rack into the basket in one minute. At the end of each rack, there is a Striped Ball which is worth two points. Get all the points and you get a stamp. You also get the remaining time as a bonus for points.

3-On-3 Game (Pickup Game)

Miyu, with teammates Akira and Haru, about to play against Hiroshi, with teammates Ryan and Vincenzo in 3-on-3.

The Pick-Up Game is a 3-on-3 game where the player must score more baskets than the opposing team. Movement is controlled automatically, while the passing is done with the 'A' button and the D-Pad, and the dribbling is handled with motion controls, as well as your opponent trying to steal possession of the ball. You can press the B button to ready for a shot where you use motion controls to shoot, and your opponent can also use motion controls to block your shot. This is only playable after playing 3-point contest.

You can achieve 3-pointers by making a basket from the darker brown area on the outside of the court (this doesn't include the semi-circular zone in the center). You can perform a slam dunk by readying for a shot when you're almost directly underneath the basket, in the central blue area (this earns you 2 points). Shooting from anywhere else can earn you 2 points.

Your first opponent is Miguel, whose teammates are Takashi and Anna, while the champion is Tommy and his teammates are Eva and Tyrone.

Opponents in Pickup Game

  1. (Level 11 to 15) - Miguel (Captain/Beginner), Takashi and Anna (Teammates).
  2. (Level 26 to 30) - Anna (Captain/Vice Beginner), Miguel and Takashi (Teammates).
  3. (Level 41 to 45) - Takashi (Captain), Anna and Andy (Teammates).
  4. (Level 56 to 60) - Andy (Captain), Takashi and Megan (Teammates).
  5. (Level 71 to 75) - Megan (Captain), Andy and Nick (Teammates).
  6. (Level 86 to 90) - Nick (Captain), Cole and Megan (Teammates).
  7. (Level 101 to 105) - Cole (Captain), Nick and Kentaro (Teammates).
  8. (Level 116 to 120) - Kentaro (Captain), Cole and Eddy (Teammates).
  9. (Level 131 to 135) - Eddy (Captain), Kentaro and Elisa (Teammates).
  10. (Level 146 to 150) - Elisa (Captain), Eddy and Jackie (Teammates).
  11. (Level 161 to 165) - Jackie (Captain), Elisa and Martin (Teammates).
  12. (Level 176 to 180) - Martin (Captain), Jackie and Hiromi (Teammates).
  13. (Level 191 to 195) - Hiromi (Captain), Martin and Víctor (Teammates).
  14. (Level 206 to 210) - Víctor (Captain), Hiromi and Mia (Teammates).
  15. (Level 221 to 225) - Mia (Captain), Víctor and Gabi (Teammates).
  16. (Level 236 to 240) - Gabi (Captain), Mia and Gwen (Teammates).
  17. (Level 251 to 255) - Gwen (Captain), Gabi and Emily (Teammates).
  18. (Level 266 to 270) - Emily (Captain), Gwen and Yoko (Teammates).
  19. (Level 281 to 285) - Yoko (Captain), Emily and Julie (Teammates).
  20. (Level 296 to 300) - Julie (Captain), Yoko and Steph (Teammates).
  21. (Level 311 to 315) - Steph (Captain), Julie and Miyu (Teammates).
  22. (Level 326 to 330) - Miyu (Captain), Steph and Fumiko (Teammates).
  23. (Level 341 to 345) - Fumiko (Captain), Miyu and Mike (Teammates).
  24. (Level 356 to 360) - Mike (Captain), Fumiko and Holly (Teammates).
  25. (Level 371 to 375) - Holly (Captain), Mike and Alisha (Teammates).
  26. (Level 386 to 390) - Alisha (Captain), Holly and Daisuke (Teammates).
  27. (Level 401 to 405) - Daisuke (Captain), Alisha and Chika (Teammates).
  28. (Level 416 to 420) - Chika (Captain), Daisuke and George (Teammates).
  29. (Level 431 to 435) - George (Captain), Chika and Matt (Teammates).
  30. (Level 446 to 450) - Matt (Captain), George and Fritz (Teammates).
  31. (Level 461 to 465) - Fritz (Captain), Matt and Lucía (Teammates).
  32. (Level 476 to 480) - Lucía (Captain), Fritz and Asami (Teammates).
  33. (Level 491 to 495) - Asami (Captain), Lucía and Vincenzo (Teammates).
  34. (Level 506 to 510) - Vincenzo (Captain), Asami and Hiroshi (Teammates).
  35. (Level 521 to 525) - Hiroshi (Captain), Vincenzo and Ryan (Teammates).
  36. (Level 536 to 540) - Ryan (Captain), Hiroshi and Sandra (Teammates).
  37. (Level 551 to 555) - Sandra (Captain), Ryan and Tomoko (Teammates).
  38. (Level 566 to 570) - Tomoko (Captain), Sandra and Greg (Teammates).
  39. (Level 581 to 585) - Greg (Captain), Tomoko and Sakura (Teammates).
  40. (Level 596 to 600) - Sakura (Captain), Greg and Rin (Teammates).
  41. (Level 611 to 615) - Rin (Captain), Sakura and Tatsuaki (Teammates).
  42. (Level 626 to 630) - Tatsuaki (Captain), Rin and Rainer (Teammates).
  43. (Level 641 to 645) - Rainer (Captain), Tatsuaki and Marco (Teammates).
  44. (Level 656 to 660) - Marco (Captain), Rainer and Marisa (Teammates).
  45. (Level 671 to 675) - Marisa (Captain), Marco and Jake (Teammates).
  46. (Level 686 to 690) - Jake (Captain), Marisa and Chris (Teammates).
  47. (Level 701 to 705) - Chris (Captain), Jake and Luca (Teammates).
  48. (Level 716 to 720) - Luca (Captain), Chris and Kathrin (Teammates).
  49. (Level 731 to 735) - Kathrin (Captain), Luca and Keiko (Teammates).
  50. (Level 746 to 750) - Keiko (Captain), Kathrin and Giovanna (Teammates).
  51. (Level 761 to 765) - Giovanna (Captain), Keiko and Hiromasa (Teammates).
  52. (Level 776 to 780) - Hiromasa (Captain), Giovanna and Eduardo (Teammates).
  53. (Level 791 to 795) - Eduardo (Captain), Hiromasa and Ai (Teammates).
  54. (Level 806 to 810) - Ai (Captain), Eduardo and Rachel (Teammates).
  55. (Level 821 to 825) - Rachel (Captain), Ai and Michael (Teammates).
  56. (Level 836 to 840) - Michael (Captain), Rachel and Naomi (Teammates).
  57. (Level 851 to 855) - Naomi (Captain), Michael and Shinnosuke (Teammates).
  58. (Level 866 to 870) - Shinnosuke (Captain), Naomi and Siobhán (Teammates).
  59. (Level 881 to 885) - Siobhán (Captain), Shinnosuke and Saburo (Teammates).
  60. (Level 896 to 900) - Saburo (Captain), Siobhán and Maria (Teammates).
  61. (Level 911 to 915) - Maria (Captain), Saburo and Takumi (Teammates).
  62. (Level 926 to 930) - Takumi (Captain), Maria and Sarah (Teammates).
  63. (Level 941 to 945) - Sarah (Captain), Takumi and Shouta (Teammates).
  64. (Level 956 to 960) - Shouta (Captain), Sarah and Sota (Teammates).
  65. (Level 971 to 975) - Sota (Captain), Shouta and Ren (Teammates).
  66. (Level 986 to 990) - Ren (Captain/Anti Champion), Sota and Helen (Teammates).

Pro Class

  1. (Level 1001 to 1005) - Helen (Captain/Pro Class Beginner), Ren and Stéphanie (Teammates).
  2. (Level 1016 to 1020) - Stéphanie (Captain), Helen and Ursula (Teammates).
  3. (Level 1031 to 1035) - Ursula (Captain), Stéphanie and Gabriele (Teammates).
  4. (Level 1046 to 1050) - Gabriele (Captain), Ursula and Shinta (Teammates).
  5. (Level 1061 to 1065) - Shinta (Captain), Gabriele and Barbara (Teammates).
  6. (Level 1076 to 1080) - Barbara (Captain), Shinta and Ian (Teammates).
  7. (Level 1091 to 1095) - Ian (Captain), Barbara and Oscar (Teammates).
  8. (Level 1106 to 1110) - Oscar (Captain), Ian and Emma (Teammates).
  9. (Level 1121 to 1125) - Emma (Captain), Oscar and Alex (Teammates).
  10. (Level 1136 to 1140) - Alex (Captain), Emma and Nelly (Teammates).
  11. (Level 1151 to 1155) - Nelly (Captain), Alex and Jessie (Teammates).
  12. (Level 1166 to 1170) - Jessie (Captain), Nelly and Akira (Teammates).
  13. (Level 1181 to 1185) - Akira (Captain), Jessie and Hayley (Teammates).
  14. (Level 1196 to 1200) - Hayley (Captain), Akira and Silke (Teammates).
  15. (Level 1211 to 1215) - Silke (Captain), Hayley and Patrick (Teammates).
  16. (Level 1226 to 1230) - Patrick (Captain), Silke and David (Teammates).
  17. (Level 1241 to 1245) - David (Captain), Patrick and Midori (Teammates).
  18. (Level 1256 to 1260) - Midori (Captain), David and Yoshi (Teammates).
  19. (Level 1271 to 1275) - Yoshi (Captain), Midori and Steve (Teammates).
  20. (Level 1286 to 1290) - Steve (Captain), Yoshi and Theo (Teammates).
  21. (Level 1301 to 1305) - Theo (Captain), Steve and Abby (Teammates).
  22. (Level 1316 to 1320) - Abby (Captain), Theo and Pablo (Teammates).
  23. (Level 1331 to 1335) - Pablo (Captain), Abby and Susana (Teammates).
  24. (Level 1346 to 1350) - Susana (Captain), Pablo and Shohei (Teammates).
  25. (Level 1361 to 1365) - Shohei (Captain), Susana and Pierre (Teammates).
  26. (Level 1376 to 1380) - Pierre (Captain), Shohei and Misaki (Teammates).
  27. (Level 1391 to 1395) - Misaki (Captain), Pierre and Haru (Teammates).
  28. (Level 1406 to 1410) - Haru (Captain), Misaki and Abe (Teammates).
  29. (Level 1421 to 1425) - Abe (Captain), Haru and Ashley (Teammates).
  30. (Level 1436 to 1440) - Ashley (Captain), Abe and James (Teammates).
  31. (Level 1451 to 1455) - James (Captain), Ashley and Tyrone (Teammates).
  32. (Level 1466 to 1470) - Tyrone (Captain), James and Eva (Teammates).
  33. (Level 1481 to 1485) - Eva (Captain/Vice Champion), Tyrone and Tommy (Teammates).


  1. (Level 1496 to 1500) - Tommy (Captain), Eva and Tyrone (Teammates)
    • You automatically play at night in the match.
    • You earn the Hoop Hero stamp after beating the champion team (when the captain is Tommy, not Eva or Tyrone).
    • After you win the Hoop Hero stamp, you can jump higher and run faster like them.

Left- or Right-Handed

Left-Handed (as team captain):

Miguel, Andy, Megan, Kentaro, Elisa, Hiromi, Gwen, Miyu, Alisha, Chika, Matt, Lucía, Vincenzo, Hiroshi, Ryan, Rainer, Marco, Marisa, Kathrin, Keiko, Giovanna, Michael, Naomi, Shinnosuke, Sarah, Shouta, Stéphanie, Ursula, Gabriele, Shinta, Ian, Oscar, Emma, Jessie, Hayley, Abby, Shohei, Pierre, Misaki, Haru, James

Right-Handed (as team captain):

Anna, Takashi, Nick, Cole, Eddy, Jackie, Martin, Víctor, Mia, Gabi, Emily, Yoko, Julie, Steph, Fumiko, Mike, Holly, Daisuke, George, Fritz, Asami, Sandra, Tomoko, Greg, Sakura, Rin, Tatsuaki, Jake, Chris, Luca, Hiromasa, Eduardo, Ai, Rachel, Siobhán, Saburo, Maria, Takumi, Sota, Ren, Helen, Barbara, Alex, Nelly, Akira, Silke, Patrick, David, Midori, Yoshi, Steve, Theo, Pablo, Susana, Abe, Ashley, Tyrone, Eva, Tommy

How to Beat Tommy (the Champion) at Pickup Game

  • To block their shots, simply spam tap the + button so you see when they jump and then simply unpause the game and jump directly.
  • To score, wait before you pass. If your team member walks to the back and then walks forwards, pass to him/her and shoot directly. You can wait a little too since your opponent is too far away to block it.
  • If you are winning in the last 20 seconds of the game, try to run the clock by passing the ball between open teammates. Usually, you would do it to the same two teammates. This strategy works for any team you face, but it is generally used on the harder teams.

Finding Skill Level in Pickup Game

Here is the formula for finding skill level in Basketball Pickup Game. Note: this only works if you win.

x = your score, y = opponent's score, and z = your final skill.

10x + y - 10y = z

An example would be this: if you won 11-4, the formula would go 11 - 4 = 7 (how much you beat them), and you add 4 (their score), so you would gain 74 skill points.

If you tie, the number of skill points you gain is however many points you tie by. E.g. if the game was 12-12, you would gain 12 skill points.

Easter Eggs

Hold (2) on the Wii Remote when choosing your player, then release (2) at the loading screen. This unlocks a night game.

Hold (1) on the Wii Remote when choosing your player, then release (1) at the loading screen. This makes a tent visible when you start a game. Note: every time you restart a game with the tent easter egg, the tent will be a different color.


  • Males wear black pants with shoes that correspond to their favorite color and black accents, and females wear shorts that correspond to their favorite color and shoes with their favorite color and white accents.
    • If you look closely at a Male Mii playing basketball, you will notice that their black pants have a tint corresponding with their favorite color (i.e. Tommy's pants have a slight pink tint).
  • If both players have scored at least twenty points (one by one), the announcer will say things like:
    • "What a game!"
  • Starting with Mia and ending with Fumiko, all the team captains are female.
  • Starting with Michael and ending with Sarah, the teams are: the captain is one gender, and the teammates are the other gender.
  • Except for Miguel's team and Tommy's team, the team captain is always the 2nd best member of each team.
  • Basketball and Baseball (Wii Sports Club) are the only sports in the series to have the Beginner and Champion be of the same Wii Party and Wii Party U difficulty Beginner for both sports.
  • The teams will always have the person below and above the captain in skill as the two other members. Since this is impossible for Miguel and Tommy because they are at the ends, they have the two people above/below in skill.
    • Because of this, Takashi and Tyrone are the only basketball players to be featured on more than three teams, and Miguel and Tommy are the only basketball players to be featured on less than three teams.
  • Eva, the Vice-Champion, has the same team as Tommy, the Champion. Also, Anna, the Vice Beginner, also has the same team as Miguel, the Beginner.
  • The most amount of skill you can earn in Pickup Game is 200.
  • A good trick to making a basket is to use little movement on your Wii Remote. That way, the Wii Remote won't pick up any motions to the left or right.
  • If you have only made 1 or 2 Miis, you will be partnered with 1 or 2 randomly generated Miis until you have made more than 2 Miis.
  • Unlike other sports, it is possible to gain skill points from a tie and therefore skip an opponent. However, this technique does not work on Tommy's team, since the game's mechanics require the player to beat him before moving on to a randomly selected opponent.
  • It's possible to throw the ball without jumping.
  • Every CPU Miis' handedness in this sport is identical to what it is in Table Tennis provided they are the captain of their own team.
    • Additionally, any CPU teammates' handedness is identical to that of the team captain in any one game. (Example: Víctor is right-handed when he is the team captain; therefore, his teammates, Hiromi and Mia, play right-handed with him. However, when Hiromi is the captain, she is left-handed; therefore, her teammates, Víctor and Martin, play left-handed with her.)
  • There is a glitch in Pickup Mode where one of the CPU's you are playing against will appear in the audience at the same time.