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Official artwork of Tingle from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.

Official artwork of Tingle from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.
Universe The Legend of Zelda
Debut The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (2000)
Smash Bros. appearances Melee
Most recent non-Smash appearance Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer feat. The Legend of Zelda (2019)
Console/platform of origin Nintendo 64
Species The Legend of Zelda series: Hylian
Tingle series: Tingle (born human)
Gender Male
Designed by Takaya Imamura
Voice actor Hironori Miyata
Article on Zeldapedia Tingle

Tingle (チンクル, Chinkle) is a character from The Legend of Zelda universe.


Tingle as he appears in The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, which his Assist Trophy in Smash Bros. is based on.

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, slightly under-heighted 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.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

As a background character[edit]

Tingle's appearance on Great Bay.

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.

Tingle can be used like an item with an Action Replay. He can only appear on the TEST stage if an Action Replay is used. As a trophy, his design from this stage is used.


Tingle's trophy in Melee
Tingle is a mysterious middle-aged man who thinks he's "the very reincarnation of a fairy." His bizarre behavior and unique speech are just little pieces of his vibrant personality. Tingle travels by way of a small hot-air balloon, making maps of the lands below him. Pop his balloon, and Tingle will fall to earth to sell his maps.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (10/00)

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Tingle in gameplay in Brawl.

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:

  • Creating a plethora of Hammers & Golden Hammers. Note that Hammers and Golden Hammers will appear even if those items are turned off.
  • Throws Banana Peels in the air, making the whole ground slippery which results in a lot of tripping. Note that this also affects the summoner's teammates in a team battle. Characters also automatically trip upon landing.
  • Releases lots of flowers, making the camera zoom in on the fighter who summoned him.
  • Gives everyone Superspicy Curry status.
  • Flies away releasing a plethora of balloons, no negative effects other than a possible minor distraction to the fighters.

Tingle camera glitch[edit]

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.


Tingle's trophy in Brawl
NTSC A strange little man easily spotted by his trademark green bodysuit, bright nose, and pointy beard. Tingle first appears in Majora's Mask as a 35 year old man claiming to be a fairy and selling homemade maps. In Tingle's Rupeeland, Tingle escapes a sad and dreary life to embark on a magical adventure in the delightful, dreamlike paradise of Rupeeland.
N64: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Nintendo DS: Tingle's Rupeeland (Japan and Europe Only)
PAL A strange little man easily spotted by his trademark green bodysuit, bright nose, and pointy beard. Tingle first appears in Majora's Mask as a 35-year-old man claiming to be a fairy and selling homemade maps. In Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland, Tingle escapes a sad and dreary life to embark on a magical adventure in the delightful, dream-like paradise of Rupeeland.
N64: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Nintendo DS: Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland


Name Game Effect Character(s)
Tingle Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland TypeIcon(Hand).png Attack +12 RandomHeadSSBB.png
Tingle The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker EffectIcon(Flame).png Resistance +24 Link Zelda Ganondorf Toon Link LinkHeadSSBB.pngZeldaHeadSSBB.pngGanondorfHeadSSBB.pngToonLinkHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Tingle (Tingle's Rupeeland).png
(Tingle's Rupeeland)
Brawl Sticker Tingle (Zelda Wind Waker).png
(Zelda: Wind Waker)

Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Tingle reprises his Assist Trophy role from Brawl, with the same functionality.

In Smash Tour[edit]

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.

Tingle's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
NTSC Never seen without his green bodysuit, it's a wonder this strange little man is single at 35, isn't it? In The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, he was locked up for causing trouble. In Smash Bros., he'll appear on the scene, shout "Kooloo-Limpah!" and unleash all sorts of madness.
N64: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (10/2000)
PAL 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.
N64: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (11/2000)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a background character[edit]

As the Great Bay stage returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Majora's Mask incarnation Tingle does as well, behaving identically to his appearance in Melee. However, the Wind Waker incarnation of him does not return as an Assist Trophy.


Tingle also appears an Ace-class support spirit. He can be summoned using the cores of Balloon Fighter and Fairy Bottle.

In Adventure Mode: World of Light, Tingle is presumably one of the countless spirits captured by Galeem during his takeover of the universe. Tingle's spirit is located in the ribbon hills section of The Light Realm.

Tingle's Spirit Battle uses three Villager puppet fighters, two of which represent his brothers Ankle and Knuckle, and is fought on the Great Bay stage, which features Tingle as a stage element. He is fought along with the Young Link puppet fighter. During the battle, the floor becomes slippery and the fighters cannot control their speed, referencing Tingle's Assist Trophy ability to make the floor slippery in previous Super Smash Bros. games. The Villager puppet fighters also frequently float on balloons and love to taunt, referencing how Tingle and his brothers float with balloons strapped to their backs and perform their strange dances.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
SSBU spirit Tingle.png
★★★ 1 Slumber Immunity The Legend of Zelda Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese チンクル, Chinkle
UK English Tingle
France French Tingle
Germany German Tingle
Spain Spanish Tingle
Italy Italian Tingle
China Chinese 汀空
South Korea Korean 팅글, Tingle
Netherlands Dutch Tingle
Russia Russian Тингл


  • Tingle is one of 5 characters to have been an Assist Trophy in Brawl and Smash 4, but not in Ultimate. This is likely because of his role as a stage hazard.
    • However, other Assist Trophy characters can also appear in the backgrounds of certain stages and will not be summoned if the stage featuring them is selected. This includes the Moon which also appears on Great Bay, and Knuckles who may occasionally appear on Green Hill Zone.
  • When Tingle causes the camera to zoom in as an Assist Trophy, flowers appear. This could be a reference to the box art of Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland, which depicted Tingle skipping through a woodland forest surrounded by flowers.
  • Tingle's trophy description in Brawl is inaccurate. Rupeeland is not where Rosy Rupeeland takes place, but rather the goal of the game is to collect enough Rupees to reach Rupeeland.

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