Chain dance

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Named by Kitt, the Chain Dance is a glitch in Super Smash Bros. Melee. It can be performed by either Link or Young Link. It is done by throwing the boomerang, then wall-grappling on a wall and then catching the boomerang while chained to the wall. As soon as Link catches the boomerang, he can start new actions which can be combined with each other:

  • Rejumping while still chained to the wall.
  • Using a special move while still chained to the wall.
  • Pressing A or Z to scale up the wall. If Link is not currently already doing a move, this will cause him to do an aerial attack.

Depending on your positioning, momentum and the actions you are doing, the wall-grapple will randomly stop as you start tumbling.

This glitch does not work in the 1.2 and PAL versions of the game, where Link will not catch his boomerang while using his grapple.

Boomerang superjump[edit]

Main article: Boomerang superjump

By hanging on the chain completely still, when Link catches the boomerang, you can press B to cancel the chain and perform a Boomerang superjump.

Ghost Arrow glitch[edit]

Main article: Ghost Arrow glitch

If Link charges an arrow while chained to the wall and then pulls himself up, the next arrow he shoots will be a "Ghost Arrow" which can be replaced by other objects in the game.

Dimensional Arrow[edit]

Main article: Dimensional Arrow

By using B-reverse after catching the boomerang, Link can fire an arrow from behind himself.