King of Red Lions

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King of Red Lions
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Official artwork of the King of Red Lions from Wind Waker HD.
Universe The Legend of Zelda
Debut The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2002)
Smash Bros. appearances Brawl
SSB4
Ultimate
Most recent non-Smash appearance Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (2018)
Console/platform of origin Nintendo GameCube
Species Hylian
Gender Male
Place of origin Great Sea
Article on Zelda Wiki King of Red Lions

The King of Red Lions (赤獅子の王, King of Red Lions) and the “King of Hyrule” is Toon Link's partner and ship in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.

Origin[edit]

The King of Red Lions as he appears in Wind Waker.

The King of Red Lions is a talking sailboat that first appeared in The Wind Waker. He is actually the king, Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule who was reawaken by the Goddesses to help defeat Ganondorf. After meeting Link, King of Red Lions helps him to save Hyrule by traveling the Great Sea.

In Hyrule Warriors Legends, King Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule is able to transform into the King of Red Lions as part of his moveset.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Stage element[edit]

The King of Red Lions behind the Pirate Ship.

The King of Red Lions will periodically appear behind the Pirate Ship, acting as a temporary second platform before he sails away. He will disappear once he and the Pirate Ship are taken by the cyclone.

Trophy[edit]

The King of Red Lions also appears as a randomly obtained trophy.

King of Red Lions Trophy in Brawl.
King of Red Lions

A talking ship that rescues Link when he is thrown out to sea by the Helmaroc King. Rich with knowledge, he is a valuable partner, guiding Link in his adventures. As the ship is without a sail, Link must first acquire one on Windfall Island before venturing out on the Great Sea. It has been revealed that the King of Red Lions is actually the king of Hyrule.

GameCube: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Sticker[edit]

Name Game Effect Character(s)
King of Red Lions & Link The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker TypeIcon(Explosive).png Attack +20 RandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker King of Red Lions & Link (Zelda WW).png
King of Red Lions & Link
(Zelda: WW)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Stage element[edit]

The King of Red Lions behind the Pirate Ship.

The King of Red Lions reappears on the Pirate Ship.

Trophy[edit]

The King of Red Lions also reappears as a trophy in the Wii U version.

King of Red Lions Trophy in Wii U.
North America The world may be a big place, but we're pretty sure the King of Red Lions is one of a kind. He is well versed in ancient traditions, seems to know an awful lot about Link's destiny, and was even the one who gave Link the legendary Wind Waker. There's definitely more to this boat than meets the eye.
Europe The world may be a big place, but you probably won't find any talking boats besides the King of Red Lions. He is well-versed in ancient traditions, seems to know an awful lot about Link's destiny, and was even the one who gave Link the legendary Wind Waker. There's definitely more to this boat than meets the eye.
GameCube: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Stage element[edit]

The King of Red Lions behind the Pirate Ship.

The King of Red Lions once again appears on the Pirate Ship

Spirits[edit]

The King of Red Lions, as well as his true frorm as the King, appear as Spirits.

No. Image Name Type Class Ability Series
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King of Red Lions
Attack
★★ Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99 The Legend of Zelda Series
249
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King of Hyrule
Attack
★★★ Transformation Duration ↑ The Legend of Zelda Series