Tingle (チンクル, Chinkle) is a character from The Legend of Zelda universe.
Tingle first appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. He is often considered one of the Zelda series' oddest and most noticeable recurring characters. Tingle is a short character that resembles a middle-aged, half-sized man dressed in a green suit. Equally as odd or perhaps more so than that is his personality, primarily his delusional insistence that he is a reincarnation of a fairy. In Majora's Mask, he was a map maker. If Link wanted a map of a certain area, he could buy a map from Tingle for a certain amount of Rupees. Whenever Link ends a conversation with Tingle, Tingle would say "Tingle, Tingle! Kooloo-Limpah", which are his supposed "magic words". Tingle later appeared in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, where he made Triforce Charts readable by saying his magic words (at the price of 398 rupees). Tingle has also appeared as the star of his own series of games consisting of Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland, an RPG with gameplay mechanics focused around buying and selling items for Rupees in order to escape to a nirvana known as Rupeeland; Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love, a point and click adventure with dating simulator elements and a plot loosely based on L. Frank Baum's Oz novels; as well as two spin-off games, Tingle's Balloon Fight DS and Too Much Tingle Pack.
Tingle, in his Majora's Mask design, appears as a stage element in the Great Bay stage. Similar to his appearances in the actual game, Tingle starts off by floating in the air with his balloon, appearing to draw another map; his balloon can also act as a temporary platform. However, if an attack hits the balloon, or if a player stands too long on it, it will pop, dealing 1% of damage to anyone directly next to it, and sending Tingle back down to the ground. After some time on the ground, Tingle will reinflate his balloon and go back up into the air, to repeat the process.
As an Assist Trophy
Tingle appears as an Assist Trophy in Brawl, taking his design from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, the only Assist Trophy from the vast The Legend of Zelda series. Tingle summons random effects while chanting "Tingle! Tingle! Kooloo-limpah!". These effects include:
Tingle camera glitch
The Tingle Camera Glitch (discovered by Supergamesiper9) involves the camera getting stuck until the match ends. To perform the glitch, Assist Trophy and Dragoon must be on. If Tingle is summoned, he must use the flower effect. Then the other player needs to collect all of the Dragoon parts. Then they need to shoot the player who summoned Tingle (the camera will be zoomed on them), KO'ing them. The camera will be stuck facing to the right until the match ends.
As an Assist Trophy
Tingle reprises his Assist Trophy role from Brawl, with the same functionality.
In Smash Tour
Tingle's trophy is a blue item in Smash Tour. When selected, it randomly shuffles the fighters of all players including the user. Its effect can be blocked by the Proto Man item.
Tingle appears as a trophy in both versions of the game. The trophy can be purchased from the Trophy Shop for 300G. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U it is part of the Ocarina of Time & Majora's Mask Trophy Box.
Single. 35 years old. Dressed head-to-toe in green. In The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, this wannabe fairy gets locked up for being a "troublemaker". And he's one in this game, too! His magic incantation, "Kooloo-limpah!", causes all sorts of madness that'll really shake up your battle.
As the Great Bay stage returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Tingle does as well, behaving identically to his appearance in Melee. As such, he does not return as an Assist Trophy. Instead, he is a spirit, which uses his Majora’s Mask artwork.
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