Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Game Controls

A breakdown of the basic game controls for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. This includes exploration and battle controls.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Walkthrough and Strategy Guide

Basic Game Controls

Here is a breakdown of the Nintendo Switch game controls for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. This includes exploration and battle controls.

Movement / Exploration Controls

Input Action
Left Stick Character Direction / Movement
Press Left Stick None
Right Stick Move Camera Angle and Quill Pen (in Calendar Mode) / Move Camera Point of View while in Zoom-In mode
Press Right Stick Reset camera to the default view
Press Both Left and Right Stick None
Directional Buttons Select Facility (Full Map Mode)/Move Quill Pen (in Calendar Mode)
X Button View Menu/Locate Character (Mini-Map mode)/View information/Use quill pen to hover and view the information (Character Detail Mode)
Y Button (Hold) Run
A Button Accept/Select/Ok
B Button Cancel/Back/Return
B Button (Hold) Run
ZL Button (Hold) Zoom-In Mode (First-Person View)/Previous (Full Map mode)/View log of the previous dialogues (while in Menu mode)
R Button View Full Map
ZR Button Next (Full Map mode)/Zoom In and Zoom Out Mini-Map
– (Minus) Button Zoom-Out Mode (Third Person View)
+ (Plus) Button Zoom-In Mode (Third Person View), Skip Cutscene

Battle / Combat Controls

Input Action
Left Stick Navigate through the options/Hover and select units or tiles (Map Mode)
Press Left Stick None
Right Stick Move Camera Angle
Press Right Stick Reset camera to the default view (Map Mode)
Press Left and Right Stick None
Directional Buttons Navigate through the options/Hover and select units or tiles (Map Mode)
X Button Check status/View battle conditions/View unit details (Map Mode)/Use quill pen to hover and view the information (Unit Detail Mode)/Select Previous Weapon (Unit Combat Phase)
Y Button Select Next Weapon (Unit Combat Phase)
A Button Accept/Select/Ok/Launch Turn Menu (Battle Phase Mode)/Fast Foward (Unit Combat Phase)
B Button Cancel/Back/Return
L Button Switch Character Details (Battle Phase Mode)
ZL Button Check unit inventory (Unit Mode), Previous (Unit Mode)/Select Next Combat Arts (Unit Combat Phase)
R Button View unit info (Unit Mode),
ZR Button Next (Unit Mode), Reveal Danger Areas (Battle Phase Mode)/Select Previous Combat Arts (Unit Combat Phase)
– (Minus) Button View battle conditions (Map Mode)/Zoom-Out (Map Mode)
+ (Plus) Button Zoom-In (Map Mode), View unit close-up (Battle Phase Mode)

Other Beginner Guides

Getting Started
 Game Modes Game Menu Game Controls
Online Features Permanent Events What to Do First
Which House to Choose - -
Gameplay
Tutoring  Free Day Activities Professor Levels
Skill System Support System Motivation System
Budding Talents Class Change and Exams Group Tasks
Battle System Battalions Divine Pulse
 Saint Statues Amiibo Gazebo Personal Abilities
Free Day Activities
Dining Cooking Together Tea Party
Fishing Gardening Locating Lost Items
Choir Practice Advice Box Giving Gifts
Tournaments Seminars -

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