SSBM Icon.png
SSBB Icon.png
SSB4 Icon.png
SSBU Icon.png


From SmashWiki, the Super Smash Bros. wiki
Jump to navigationJump to search
Redead OoT.png

Official artwork of ReDead from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Universe The Legend of Zelda
Level(s) appears in Underground Maze
Point worth 300
Article on Zelda Wiki ReDead

ReDeads (リーデッド, ReDead) are enemies from the Legend of Zelda series.


A ReDead attacking Link in Ocarina of Time.

ReDeads made their debut in Ocarina of Time, later appearing in Majora's Mask and Wind Waker. Their design used in the Super Smash Bros. series is based on their appearance in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. They are zombie-like creatures who normally remain stationary or move around sluggishly, but when they see Link, they release a high-pitched scream which freezes Link, allowing the ReDeads to latch onto him and bite him.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

As an enemy[edit]

A ReDead in Melee's Adventure Mode.
A dark brown ReDead.

Introduced during E3 2001, ReDeads appear as common enemies in the Underground Maze of Adventure Mode.

ReDeads are usually found in the main area with the broken, floating platforms. Usually, there are about one or two ReDeads per platform. In other areas, especially in the tunnels connecting the map, they can be found in groups of three or four.

ReDeads attack the player's fighters by limping towards them. Once the ReDead identifies its victim, it will charge at it, latch on, and bite it. The amount of damage the ReDead deals depends on the difficulty. The higher the difficulty, the more damage it deals. Mashing the controller buttons shakes the ReDead off, stopping the damaging process. After a few attacks, the ReDead will fall down on the ground, and will remain so for a few seconds; however, if left in this state, it will eventually revive and continue to walk around and attack the player. ReDeads can be defeated by dealing enough damage to remove it from the game, which will result in a ReDead KO bonus where the player receives 300 points for each ReDead KO'd.

ReDeads will sometimes leave a trophy behind when they are KO'd.

ReDeads are also likely to appear out of Crates, Barrels, and Party Balls in Melee's regular battles. They are one of three common enemies that can appear out of a container item, the other two being Goombas and Octoroks.


ReDead's trophy in Melee
Seven years after Ganondorf took control of Hyrule, ReDeads roamed the ruins of Castle Town, moaning. At first, Link was shocked at the state of the town, and the apparent lack of survivors. He later learned that the townsfolk had evacuated to safety, and that the ReDeads were just magic animated into hideous humanoid shapes.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (11/98)

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

The ReDead appears as a sticker.


Name Game Effect Fighter(s)
ReDead The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time AttackWeapon+005TypeIcon(Weapon).png Attack +5 All charactersRandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker ReDead (Zelda Ocarina of Time).png
(Zelda Ocarina of Time)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

In Smash Run[edit]

A ReDead, having stunned Marth with its scream.

ReDeads appear as enemies, resembling their updated look from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. ReDeads remain stationary, but when a player's fighter approaches, they release a powerful scream which stuns grounded players and pushes airborne ones. Afterwards, the ReDeads will attach with a powerful swipe. The stun from their scream will also make the player's fighter vulnerable to attacks from the other Smash Run enemies.


The ReDead trophy appears in both versions. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U it is part of the Ocarina of Time & Majora's Mask Trophy Box.

ReDead's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
NTSC These creatures may look like zombies, but ReDeads weren't human to begin with. They appear to be clay monsters fashioned in the shape of humans. They attack Link when he gets too close, the spine-chilling sound they emit difficult to describe. Don't bother—just get rid of them!
N64: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (11/1998)
N64: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (10/2000)
PAL These creatures may look like zombies, but unlike the walking dead, ReDeads have never been human. They just seem to be clay monsters fashioned in the shape of humans. They attack Link when he gets too close, making spine-chilling noises that are hard to describe with words alone. Best not to try – just get rid of them!
N64: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (12/1998)
N64: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (11/2000)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]


ReDead appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Novice-class primary spirit.

In Adventure Mode: World of Light, ReDead is presumably one of the countless spirits captured by Galeem during his takeover of the universe. After Galeem's defeat, Dharkon takes control of Galeem's spirits, including ReDead. ReDead's spirit is located in the Dracula's Castle sub-dungeon of The Dark Realm.

ReDead's Spirit Battle uses an army of Mewtwo puppet fighters and is fought on the Hyrule Castle stage's Battlefield form. During the battle, Mewtwo is equipped with slow super armor and favors Disable, referencing the ReDead's slow movement and high durability and their ability to momentarily paralyze their victims with their scream.

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
SSBU spirit ReDead.png
1 1314 6577 537 2688 727 3636 Jump ↓ The Legend of Zelda Series

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese リーデッド, ReDead
UK English ReDead
France French (PAL) Effroi
Quebec French (NTSC) Remort
Germany German Remort
Spain Spanish Redead
Italy Italian Zombie
China Chinese (Simplified) 死亡僵尸
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 死亡殭屍
South Korea Korean 리데드, ReDead
Netherlands Dutch ReDead
Russia Russian Перемрун


  • The ReDeads are one of the few enemies in Smash Run to have a voice, which can be heard through their wails.