- This article is about Sheik's special move. For information on the grab technique often called a "chain", see chain grab.
Chain (鉄糸舞 Tetsushimai Iron Thread Dance) is Sheik's side special move. It involves Sheik pulling out a long metal chain and whipping it around. When Sheik pulls out the chain, the player has full analog control over it. The player can whip it in all directions - above and even behind Sheik's head. When a foe makes contact with the middle of the chain, they are slightly damaged. However, when the foe makes contact with the tip of the chain, they are given a small electric shock. Due to its poor damage and lag, it is almost never used in competitive play. In Brawl, the chain can act as a tether recovery, although inexperienced players randomly whipping the chain around can cause Sheik to immediately let go once tethered. There is also a glitch called the Chain Jacket Glitch.
It can be used to block solid projectiles like Link's or Samus' bombs.
 Description from the Melee Instruction Booklet
Hold down and use to brandish Sheik's Chain. It can be used for both offence and defence.
 Description from the Brawl Instruction Booklet
Move the Control Stick and hold down the B Button to attack with Sheik's chain. This move can also be moved to grab onto the stage edges.
The chain being whipped around in Brawl.
The chain being used as a tether recovery.
- On the Temple stage, when Sheik uses Chain in the right spot on the small pillar (near the entrance to the underground area) the chain will keep on making a small chain noise that can sometimes make character voices and cries inaudieable.