Leonidas dons his helmet and arms himself with a spear and his shield in the front, protecting him from attacks in his front and his head. In this formation, Leonidas can move and jump, but not double jump. Pressing B performs a short-ranged shield bash that deals 10% damage with moderate knockback, and pressing A performs a long-ranged spear jab that deals 8% damage with minor knockback. Pressing down B again undoes this formation. This formation cannot protect Leonidas from grabs or grab-related moves such as Unmasker or Veins of Fury.
The Drinking Formation is a technique used by the Spartans in 300. Whenever the Spartans have cornered the Persian Army near a cliff, they will push the soldiers and send them into the water, as implied by Leonidas's quote, "Let's give them something to drink!"
|Standard special move||Spartan Spear|
|Side special move||Offense Shield|
|Up special move||Spartan Jump|
|Down special move||Drinking Formation|
|Final Smash||Spartan Madness|