Event 18: Link's Adventure
| Event 18|
|Official description||Everyone has a dark side... Link has two!|
|Character(s) used||Link (2 stocks)|
|Opponent(s)||Dark Link (2 stocks)|
The player controls red Link and must win a 2 stock match against a CPU Dark Link on the Temple stage. This event match features no time limit. Dark Link’s artificial intelligence is set at Level 8 and is given a completely black sub-color. He lacks any voice samples, but otherwise, he behaves identically to Link. His character icon is dark, indicating he is an all-black character.
A similar event with the same number appears in Brawl under the name Dark Link Duel; however, rather than using the standard percentage-based damage meter, that battle is fought in stamina mode. Doppelgänger Duel in Smash 4 is also a similar event to Dark Link Duel except that it features Pit and Dark Pit and the player controls Dark Pit instead.
Names in other languages
|French||L'aventure de Link||Literal translation|
|German||Die Abenteuer des Link||Literal translation|
|Spanish||La aventura de Link||Literal translation|
|Italian||L'avventura di Link||Literal translation|
- This event match is a reference to the boss battle in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link where Link battles Dark Link in the Great Palace, which the Temple stage is based on.
- Link's red costume is a reference to the Shield spell used by Link, which would reduce damage taken from the boss battle against Dark Link, which also turns his green tunic red.
- The description of this event match states that Link has "two" dark sides. The significance behind this state has been claimed that it serves as a reference to Dark Link's debut appearance in the second Zelda game, though it has also been claimed that it serves as a reference to Dark Link's second appearance as a miniboss in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time; however, it could merely be a reference to the fact that Dark Link has two stocks and must therefore be defeated twice.