Toon Link (SSBU)

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Toon Link
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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Universe The Legend of Zelda
Other Smash Bros. appearances in Brawl
in SSB4

Availability Unlockable
Final Smash Triforce Slash
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He's smaller and faster than Link. His bombs explode with a unique anime-style. For his Final Smash, he emits light from his left hand and any opponents hit by it are trapped in the Triforce, subject to a punishing gauntlet of attacks.
Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site

Toon Link (トゥーンリンク, Toon Link) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He was officially confirmed as playable on June 12th, 2018. Toon Link is classified as fighter #43.

As in Brawl and Smash 4, Sachi Matsumuto's portrayal of Toon Link from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was repurposed for Ultimate.

How to unlock[edit]

Complete one of the following:

  • Play VS. matches, with Toon Link being the 44th character to be unlocked.
  • Clear Classic Mode with Link or any character in his unlock tree, being the eighth character unlocked after Richter.
  • Have Toon Link join the player's party in World of Light.

With the exception of the third method, Toon Link must then be defeated on Pirate Ship.

Differences from Young Link[edit]

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Because both Toon Link and Young Link are lighter and faster clones of the original Link, Toon Link is considered a counterpart to Young Link. However, Toon Link has a fair share of unique attacks and animations that set him apart from both Links.

Aesthetics[edit]

  • Change While Young Link is based on Link's appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Toon Link is based on Link's appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. As such, Toon Link’s entire skeleton is a different shape.
  • Change Toon Link wields the Master Sword and Hero's Shield, whereas Young Link wields the Kokiri Sword and Deku Shield.
  • Change Toon Link's on-screen appearance, taunts, idle poses, and victory poses are all different from Young Link's.

Attributes[edit]

  • Buff Toon Link is slightly shorter than Young Link, making him harder to hit.
  • Buff Toon Link walks slightly faster than Young Link (1.26 → 1.288).
  • Buff Toon Link dashes faster than Young Link (1.749 → 1.906).
  • Change Toon Link is heavier than Young Link (88 → 91); this lets him survive slightly longer before being KO'd, but increases his susceptibility to combos.
  • Change Toon Link falls much more slowly than Young Link (1.8 → 1.38), being tied for 55th fastest fall speed compared to Young Link being tied for 10th highest fall speed. While this hinders his vertical endurance, it also makes him less vulnerable to combos.
  • Change Toon Link's gravity is lower (0.096 → 0.081).
  • Buff Toon Link's air speed is faster (0.966 → 1.05).
  • Buff Toon Link's air acceleration is faster (0.06 → 0.09).
  • Nerf Toon Link's traction is lower then Young Link's (0.105 → 0.086).
  • Buff Toon Link's Hero's Shield covers more of his body than Young Link's Deku Shield, increasing its overall reliability.

Ground attacks[edit]

  • Nerf Toon Link does not a have multi-hit neutral attack like Young Link.
  • Buff The first hit of Toon Link's neutral attack is faster (frames 6-7 → 5-6).
  • Buff Toon Link's forward tilt has less startup lag and a longer duration (frames 10-12 → 9-13).
  • Nerf Toon Link's forward tilt deals less damage (12%/11% → 9%).
  • Buff Toon Link's up tilt has less start-up lag (frame 9 → 8) and ending lag (frame 32 → 26).
  • Nerf Toon Link's up tilt has fewer active frames (frames 9-14 → 8-12) and deals less damage (8% → 5%).
  • Change Toon Link's down tilt knocks opponents horizontally, as opposed to the vertical knockback from Young Link's down tilt. This reduces the amount of followups from the move, but opens the ability to tech chase and edgeguard with the move.
  • Nerf Toon Link's down tilt deals less damage (7%/9%/10% → 7%).
  • Buff Toon Link's down tilt has less end lag (frame 26 → 23), can trip and lock opponents, and has a bonus chance of tripping opponents (50%).
  • Buff Toon Link's dash attack has less start-up lag (frame 8 → 7) and end lag (frame 35 → 31). It also travels much further forward, making it a better burst option.
  • Nerf Toon Link's dash attack deals less knockback and damage (11%/10% → 8%), hindering its KO potential.
  • Change Toon Link’s forward smash is a single upward slash as opposed to Young Link's two-part slash.
  • Nerf Toon Link's forward smash deals less damage than the two hits of Young Link's forward smash (6% + 12%/10% → 14%) and is slightly slower (frames 15-16 → 16-17). The lack of a second inputted swing also removes its mixup potential, severely hindering the moves utility.
  • Buff Toon Link's forward smash deals more knockback, increasing its ability to KO.
  • Change Toon Link's up smash is a single upward slash rather than three slashes.
  • Buff Toon Link's up smash has much less endlag (frame 70 → 43) and is capable of KO'ing opponents earlier than Young Link's.
  • Nerf Toon Link's up smash is slightly slower than Young Link's up smash (frame 10 → 11) and deals less damage than the three hits combined (14% total → 13%/10%).
  • Change Toon Link's down smash is essentially the inverse of Young Link's down smash; while Young Link's down smash has a stronger first hit, Toon Link's down smash has a stronger second hit.
  • Buff The second hit of Toon Link's down smash has less startup lag (frame 21 → 17), and the move has less ending lag overall (frame 50 → 47). Toon Link's down smash also lacks the sourspots that Young Link's possesses, making the move more consistent.

Aerial attacks[edit]

  • Change Toon Link has a different neutral aerial, which consists of two quick sword swipes on either side of him.
  • Buff Toon Link's neutral aerial has disjointed hitboxes, making it safer to use. It is also capable of dealing more damage if both hits connect (10% → 8.5% + 7%).
  • Nerf Toon Link's neutral aerial has more startup lag and a shorter duration (frames 4-27 → 6-7 (front), 13-14 (back)), along with a greater amount of ending lag (frame 36 → 42). It also has less KO potential than Young Link's neutral aerial.
  • Change Toon Link's forward aerial consists of only one hit instead of two.
  • Buff Toon Link's forward aerial has more KO power than Young Link's. The damage is also more consistent due to it only hitting once.
  • Buff Toon Link's forward aerial has the ability to autocancel out of a short hop, unlike Young Link. It also has less ending lag (47 → 39), allowing Toon Link to double jump or input another attack before landing.
  • Nerf Forward aerial has more landing lag (frame 6 → 11) and deals less damage overall (6% + 8% → 13%). It also lacks the ability to drag down opponents into a follow-up like Young Link, giving it less versatility.
  • Change Toon Link has a different back aerial where he swings his sword behind him in an upward arc. It only hits once, and has a more vertical knockback angle.
  • Buff Toon Link's back aerial has a disjointed hitbox, making it safer to use. It also deals more consistent damage due to its single-hit nature.
  • Nerf Back aerial has more landing lag (6 → 8) and ending lag (30 → 36), is slightly slower in start-up (frame 6 → 7), and its maximum damage output is lower (12% → 8%).
  • Nerf Toon Link's back aerial lacks much of the combo potential that the first hit of Young Link's back aerial possesses due to it not having set knockback. The lack of a second hitbox also makes the move easier to punish.
  • Buff Toon Link's up aerial is a much stronger KO move than Young Link's. It also has a much bigger hitbox.
  • Buff Due to the way Toon Link positions his body, he has a much easier time hitting grounded opponents with an up aerial than Young Link.
  • Nerf Toon Link's up aerial has more startup lag and a shorter duration (frames 5-49 → 11-40). The clean hit also deals less damage (15% → 14%) as well as the late hit (12% → 11%).}}
  • Change Toon Link's down aerial is a stall-then-fall attack.
  • Nerf Due to the stall-then-fall nature of the attack, Toon Link's down aerial is significantly more risky off stage, but allows him to reach the ground or his opponents much faster. Additionally, it lacks the ability to bounce off of opponents and shields like the other two Links.
  • Nerf Toon Link's down aerial has more start-up lag (frame 13 → 17) and landing lag (frame 17 → 23), making it a riskier move to use.
  • Buff Unlike Young Link's down aerial, Toon Link's down aerial has the ability to meteor smash opponents. This allows him to net early kills and follow up on grounded opponents hit by a down aerial. Toon Link can also situationally lock opponents with this ability.

Throws/other attacks[edit]

  • Change All of Toon Link's throws deal more damage (6% → 7%).
  • Change Toon Link's forward and back throws have different animations.
  • Buff The collateral hitbox on Toon Link's up throw is much stronger than Young Link's.
  • Buff Toon Link's back throw is a much more potent KO move than Young Link's back throw.
  • Nerf Toon Link's down throw lacks the combo potential that Young Link's down throw possesses.

Special moves[edit]

  • Buff An arrow fired from the Hero's Bow lasts much longer than Young Link's Fire Arrow. When combined with the slow travel time of the arrows, this allows Toon Link to keep the projectile in play longer than Young Link can to limit an opponent's options.
  • Nerf Toon Link's Hero's Bow fires and charges more slowly, has more ending lag, takes longer to travel, and deals less knockback than Young Link's Fire Arrows. It also lacks the combo potential that the Fire Arrows possess.
  • Buff The lower knockback on Toon Link's arrows allow them to lock opponents, increasing their setup potential.
  • Change The arrows fired from Hero's Bow send at a different angle than Fire Arrows. They also lack a flame effect.
  • Buff The strong hit of Toon Link's Boomerang lasts much longer than Young Link's Boomerang.
  • Buff The returning hit of Toon Link's Boomerang has set knockback, granting it more combo potential than Young Link's version. The returning hit also has more knockback compared to Young Link's nominal knockback, and also deals more damage (2% → 3%).
  • Nerf Toon Link's Boomerang does much less damage at close range (13.2%/11% → 9.6%/8%) and at a distance (8.4%/7% → 6%/5%) than Young Link's Boomerang. The knockback angle of Toon Link's close-range Boomerang also makes it slightly worse for combos.
  • Change Toon Link's Boomerang travels slightly farther and returns more slowly than Young Link's Boomerang.
  • Buff Grounded Spin Attack has significantly more KO potential. It also has a faster start-up (frame 9 → 6).
  • Nerf Toon Link's grounded Spin Attack has more ending lag (frame 71 → 78) than Young Link's version, making it a more risky move. Additionally, it lacks the combo potential and KO setups that Young Link's Spin Attack possesses.
  • Change Toon Link's grounded Spin Attack sends at a more horizontal angle.
  • Buff When all frontal hits connect, Toon Link's aerial Spin Attack deals more damage (12% → 14%) than Young Link's.
  • Nerf Toon Link's aerial Spin Attack has less aerial drift and recovery height than Young Link's Spin Attack, making it a worse recovery option overall.
  • Change The sword trails of Young Link and Toon Link's Spin Attacks have different visuals.
  • Buff Toon Link's Bomb pull animation has less endlag than Young Link (frame 40 → 37).
  • Buff Toon Link's Bombs have a much bigger blast radius than Bombs from Young Link, making them easier to hit. Their damage is also more consistent due to being a single hit.
  • Nerf Toon Link's Bombs deal much less damage (minumum damage: 9.8 → 4.2) than Young Link's. They are also much harder to lay on the ground without having them explode, limiting their ability to trap opponents.
  • Change Toon Link's Bombs have a much longer fuse time than Young Link's Bombs (219 frames → 299 frames.)
  • Change The explosion from Toon Link's Bombs produce cartoon-like smoke and explosion graphics, as opposed to the more realistic look of Young Link's Bomb explosions.
  • Change Triforce Slash is much brighter and opaque compared to Young Link’s.

Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Toon Link has received a mix of buffs and nerfs in the transition from Smash 4 to Ultimate. As with other characters, his mobility has been improved thanks to faster walking and dashing speeds, while the universal 3-frame jumpsquat makes it easier for him to perform ground-to-air combos. Toon Link's aerial game has also improved, with the reduced landing lag on his aerials making it easier for him to combo and land; his up aerial is notably much safer to use, and his back aerial has regained some of its old combo potential. Toon Link's down smash also sees better usage with the changes to its hitboxes, making the move far more consistent and practical for offensive usage. Finally, Toon Link's Spin Attack has been improved, with the grounded Spin Attack gaining kill potential, and the aerial version's safety getting improved.

However, Toon Link also received some significant nerfs. The biggest nerf was to his forward smash, which is slower, has lower damage potential, possesses no mixup or spacing potential with a second hit, and has a debatably worse hitbox that fails to strike short opponents or ones hanging to the ledge. His other major nerf was to his Bombs, which no longer beat weak projectiles, instead bouncing off of them; this massively worsens their potential in trade and projectile situations. His up smash has fewer active frames (although it has better consistency), his back aerial is no longer a KOing move (although it has some form of combo potential), and his up tilt has inferior combo potential due to its increased ending lag and knockback.

These changes have significantly changed the way Toon Link must be played in competitive play, invalidating his previous style but bringing rise to a new one. It is unknown how this new playstyle will succeed in the long run.

Aesthetics[edit]

  • Change As with all veterans returning from Smash 4, Toon Link's model features a more subdued color scheme. His clothing features simple woven and stitched detailing, similar to his design in Brawl, though his hair remains clay-like.
  • Change Some of the textures of Toon Link's face have been modified: his brow is more furrowed, and his mouth is now represented by a black dash, making it look less organic. Overall, he appears more cartoonish as a result.
  • Change Like many other returning characters, Toon Link is more expressive. He now sports angrier expressions by default.
  • Change Toon Link's double jump animation is now an upward flip similar to Roy and Ganondorf.
  • Change Toon Link's sword attacks now use a set of new, cartoonish slash sound effects when they land.
  • Change Toon Link's taunts have all been modified:
    • Change His up taunt now faces the screen regardless of the direction he is facing.
    • Change His side taunt has a more surprised expression and pose.
    • Change His down taunt now has him visibly sweating.
  • Change Toon Link's victory pose where he conducts with the Wind Waker has been modified to be more in line with his official art from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and its HD version.

Attributes[edit]

  • Buff Like all characters, Toon Link's jumpsquat animation now takes three frames to complete (down from 5).
  • Change Toon Link is slightly lighter (93 → 91).
  • Buff Toon Link walks slightly faster (1.2265 → 1.288).
  • Buff Toon Link dashes faster (1.7325 → 1.906).
  • Buff Toon Link's air speed has been increased (0.94 → 1.05).
  • Change Toon Link's falling speed has been increased (1.28 → 1.38).
    • Change His fast fall speed has also been increased (2.048 → 2.208).
  • Change Toon Link's sidestep has increased startup on his invincibility (2-15 → 3-16), but less endlag (25 → 20).
  • Change Toon Link's back roll has slightly increased invincibility (4-14 → 4-15), but much more endlag (27 frames → 34).
  • Nerf Toon Link's forward roll has slightly longer duration (FAF 27 → 29).
  • Buff Toon Link can now Z-drop items such as his Bombs without releasing the Hookshot. This vastly improves its versatility and utility as a tactic, mixup, combo and disadvantage tool. This also sees the return of the Invincibomb technique.
    • Change This change no longer allows Toon Link to Z-drop and use hookshot at the same time.
  • Nerf The mechanical change to Tethers removes Toon Link's ability to cancel his airdodge into his hookshot, removing an option from his kit and vastly nerfing his recovery mixup potential.
    • Change Toon Link is still able to Tether to ledge while holding a bomb, by simply pressing Grab without holding a direction.

Ground attacks[edit]

  • Neutral attack:
    • Buff Neutral attack's first hit has faster startup (frame 6 → 5) and slightly lower duration (20 → 18).
      • Nerf Neutral attack's first hit does slightly less damage (3% → 2%).
    • Nerf Neutral attack's third hit has fewer active frames (6-10 → 6-7).
    • Change Toon Link strikes a pose at the end of his neutral attack.
    • Buff As with nearly every other character, Toon Link's first and second neutral attack can now lock opponents.
    • Nerf The change to neutral attacks knockback removes all of Toon Link's jab mixups.
  • Forward tilt:
    • Buff Forward tilt's initial hitbox now knocks opponents to be in front of him, improving its consistency and trap potential.
  • Up tilt:
    • Nerf Up tilt has increased base knockback and slightly increased ending lag (25 → 26), decreasing its combo potential.
  • Down tilt:
    • Buff Down tilt hits at a much lower angle, improving its tech chase potential at higher percents.
  • Dash attack:
    • Buff Dash attack's sweetspot has been made bigger, making it much easier to land.
  • Forward smash:
    • Change Forward smash has been changed to a single upward swing.
    • Nerf Forward smash now has slightly more startup (15 frames → 16) and has decreased damage (21% → 14%).
      • Nerf Due to the removal of the second swing, Toon Link is also no longer able to use this move to space or mix up his opponent.
    • Buff This new animation appears to have more vertical range, improving its ability to strike airborne opponents.
      • Nerf The new animation also makes hitting grounded opponents more inconsistent, and forward smash is no longer able to hit opponents hanging at the ledge.
  • Up smash:
    • Change Up smash has a slightly altered animation. Toon Link slightly turns after leaping.
    • Buff Due to the altered animation, Up smash's sourspot hitbox is much smaller and harder to land, significantly improving its consistency and KO potential.
    • Nerf Up Smash has fewer active frames (frame 11-17 → 11-15).
  • Down smash:
    • Change Down smash has a tweaked animation.
    • Change Down smash's front hitbox no longer sends opponents behind Toon Link; instead, each swing has strong knockback on its own.
      • Nerf This means Toon Link can no longer use down smash to send opponents behind him. The overall damage output for hitting the front hitbox has also been reduced (14% (both hits) → 12%).
    • Buff Down smash has shorter ending lag (50 frames → 46). Also, each hit of down smash does more damage (6%/7% → 12% (front)/13% (back)) and can KO on either side of Toon Link.
    • Buff This also vastly improves the consistency of the move and prevents grounded opponents from escaping between hits. Aerial opponents also are now hit with the regular hitbox as opposed to the aerial-only hitbox, which had reduced damage and altered knockback.

Aerial attacks[edit]

  • Buff All aerials have much less landing lag (neutral: frame 12 → 7, forward: 18 → 11, back: 17 → 8, up: 21 → 13, down: 40 → 23).
  • Back aerial:
    • Buff Back aerial has far less ending lag (45 frames → 35), allowing Toon Link to double jump out of a short hop with it once again.
      • Buff Back aerial's lowered knockback and significant reduction in lag has vastly improved its combo and setup potential.
    • Nerf Back aerial does less damage (11% → 8%) and has lost much of its KO potential.
  • Up aerial:
    • Buff Up aerial has an altered animation where Toon Link ducks more. This lowers his hurtbox and allows him to hit opponents beneath him more effectively, similar to Link's up aerial.
  • Grab aerial:
    • Buff Grab aerial has less endlag (frame 75 → 74).
    • Nerf Grab aerial has fewer active frames (frame 11-20 → 11-18).
    • Nerf Grab aerial can only hit one opponent or projectile. Once it collides with something, it bounces off and the hitbox is disabled.

Throws/other attacks[edit]

  • Buff All of Toon Link's grabs have had their ending lag decreased (frame 62 → 51 (standing), frame 72 → 60 (dash), frame 72 → 55 (pivot)).
  • Change Toon Link has an altered down throw animation where he jumps much higher in the air before tackling his opponent. This helps him avoid projectiles close to the ground (especially his own bombs), but opens him to projectiles in the air.
  • Nerf All of Toon Link's item toss framedata has increased endlag, reducing the potency of his item throws and followups (Forward: 20 → 24, back: 20 → 24, up: 20 → 23, down: 19 → 20).)

Special Moves[edit]

  • Boomerang:
    • Change Boomerang appears to have a new model, featuring a more simplistic design.
    • Buff A Boomerang performed with a smash input has increased damage and slightly increased knockback compared to a Tilt input (8% (near)/5% (mid) → 9.6%/6%).
    • Change Boomerang now has a clanking animation where it bounces quickly before falling and disappearing.
      • Nerf Boomerang is unavailable during this clanking animation, reducing Boomerang's utility in trade situations.
    • Change Boomerang has less duration on the returning hitbox. This reduces the potential of the returning boomerang, but the Boomerang now reappears in Toon Link's hands more quickly.
    • Change Boomerang has different physics when bouncing against surfaces in certain situations, most notably on return, altering the utility of returning boomerang.
  • Spin Attack:
    • Change Spin Attack's sword trails are blue, now matching how they were in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
    • Buff Grounded Spin Attack is faster (frame 9 → 6), has slightly less endlag (frame 80 → 77), deals much more knockback, and now hits opponents horizontally, granting it KO potential.
    • Buff Grounded Spin Attack always knocks opponents in the direction Toon Link is facing, giving Toon Link the ability to control where his opponent is sent.
    • Nerf Grounded Spin Attack has less horizontal range.
    • Buff Aerial Spin Attack now has multiple hitboxes behind Toon Link, improving its safety and utility, and also increasing damage output on large targets caught in the attack.
    • Buff Aerial Spin Attack now allows Toon Link to retain much more horizontal drift after the final hitbox, improving its spacing and recovery potential.
  • Bomb:
    • Buff Toon Link now pulls out the Bomb slightly quicker (39 frames → 36).
    • Change Bomb no longer does differing damage based on direct contact (4%) or the explosion (5%-8%). Both damage values have been homogenized, and the only factor to the bombs damage is the velocity before impact.
      • Change Bombs overall do less damage (4%-8% → 4.2%-6.5%). However, the lower damage betters bomb combo potential.
    • Nerf Bombs no longer beat weak projectiles, instead bouncing at the point of contact and falling to the ground. This massively reduces the potency of bombs in trade situations.
  • Final Smash:
    • Buff Triforce Slash has had its activation range massively increased, allowing Toon Link to chase down targets across Final Destination, like Link's iteration from Brawl and Smash 4.

Update History[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 1.2.0

  • Bug fix Invisible bomb glitch removed.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2.0.0

  • Buff Forward aerial auto-cancels earlier (frame 51 → 39), matching the move's interruptibility and allowing it to auto-cancel out of a short hop.
  • Buff Shortened the amount of time the player can't grab ledges after using his back aerial (68 frames → 60).

Moveset[edit]

  • While standing still, walking, or crouching, incoming projectiles that hit Toon Link's Hero's Shield will deal no damage and simply push him back. It can block any amount of projectiles regardless of power.
  • Toon Link can wall jump.
  • Toon Link possesses a tether attack and grab.

Note: All numbers are listed as base damage, without the 1v1 multiplier.

  Name Damage Description
Neutral attack   2% Two forward swings, ending with a forward thrust.
2%
4%
Forward tilt   9% Toon Link raises the Master Sword over his head and slashes forward.
Up tilt Half-Moon Slash 5% An upwards slice with the Master Sword.
Down tilt   7% A crouching slash. Can cause opponents to trip.
Dash attack   8% A dash swing.
Forward smash   14% Winds up and swings the sword in an upward arc.
Up smash   13% An upward arcing slash. Can hit from the back.
Down smash   12% (front), 13% (back) A slash forward, leading into a slash behind.
Neutral aerial Two Part Slash 8.5% (front), 7% (back) A quick, spinning slice that hits in the front and back.
Forward aerial   13% Quickly swings his sword forward and spins once.
Back aerial   8% Spins around and performs a backwards slash.
Up aerial   13% (clean), 11% (late) An upwards thrust.
Down aerial Sword Plant 15% (clean), 12% A stall-then-fall version of the Down Thrust.
Grab aerial Midair Hookshot 4% Shoots his Hookshot forward. Can be used to grab stage ledges.
Grab Hookshot Fires his Hookshot straight forward. It functions as a Tether Grab, and and be used for tether recovery.
Pummel   1% Quickly hits the opponent with the pommel of the Master Sword.
Forward throw   7% (throw) 3% (collateral) A shoulder tackle.
Back throw 7% Performs the tomoe nage, a judo throw.
Up throw   7% Tosses the opponent up into the air and performs a spinning upwards slash.
Down throw   7% Pins the opponent to the ground and performs an elbow drop.
Floor attack (front)   7% Slashes in front and behind himself while getting up.
Floor attack (back)   7% Slashes in front and behind himself while getting up.
Floor attack (trip)   5% Slashes in front and behind himself while getting up.
Edge attack   9% Performs an outwards slash while climbing up.
Neutral special Hero's Bow 4% (uncharged), 12% (fully charged) Fires an arrow from his bow. It can be charged up for more power and range.
Side special Boomerang 8% (near), 9.6 (smash attack), 5% (far), 3% (return), Throws his Boomerang forward. Spins vertically when thrown, then spins horizontally when returning. Can be aimed via directional input.
Up special Spin Attack 1% (uncharged hits 1-9), 3% (uncharge hit 10), 1%-2% (charged hits 1-9), 4% (charged hit 10), 4% (aerial hit 1), 2% (aerial hits 2-4) 4% (aerial hit 5) Spins with his sword outwards, slashing opponents nearby.
Down special Bomb 6.5% (center) Pulls out a Bomb.
Final Smash Triforce Slash 56.2% Traps opponents inside a large Triforce, allowing Toon Link to slash at them repeatedly.

On-screen appearance[edit]

  • An explosion appears on-screen and as the smoke fades, Toon Link appears and equips the Master Sword and Hero's Shield.

Taunts[edit]

  • Up taunt: Sheaths the Master Sword and places the Hero's Shield on his back and conducts The Wind Waker.
  • Side taunt: Sheaths the Master Sword and places the Hero's Shield on his back and watches a fairy fly around.
  • Down taunt: Swings the Master Sword in front of himself while yelling in a panicked tone, ending with him becoming exhausted and catching his breath.

Victory poses[edit]

  • Waves the Wind Waker.
  • He catches a pig and holds it above his head.
  • He tries to catch a pig but ends up tripping and falling on his bottom.
A flourished and abridged remix of the theme that plays when Link obtains a Triforce Piece in The Legend of Zelda and has since become the main theme of The Legend of Zelda series.

Classic Mode: The Teamwork of Courage[edit]

Toon Link fights alongside two CPU Toon Link teammates in all of his battles.

Round Opponent Stage Music
1 Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi 3D Land Ground Theme / Underwater Theme - Super Mario 3D Land
2 Villager and Isabelle Tortimer Island Kapp'n's Song
3 3 R.O.B.s 75m (Battlefield form) Stack-Up/Gyromite
4 Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard Pokémon Stadium Battle! (Trainer) - Pokémon Sun / Pokémon Moon
5 4 Inklings Moray Towers Now or Never!
6 Giant Ganondorf Great Plateau Tower (Battlefield form) Main Theme - The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
Bonus Stage
Final Ganon, the Demon King ? Calamity Ganon Battle - Second Form

Note: When fighting Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard, their respective Pokémon Trainers are absent.

Role in World of Light[edit]

Although Toon Link does not appear in the World of Light opening cutscene, he was vaporized and later imprisoned alongside the rest of the fighters (sans Kirby) when Galeem unleashed his beams of light.

Toon Link is unlocked in the Forest Hill sub-area of the Light Realm. To access his unlock battle, the player must activate a nearby switch which extends the bridge and defeat the spirit of Zelda (Breath of the Wild) that's in front of him.

Spirits[edit]

Toon Link's Fighter Spirit can be obtained by completing Classic Mode. It is also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 500 coins. Unlocking Toon Link in World of Light allows the player to preview the first spirit below in the Spirit List under the name "???". As a Fighter Spirit, it cannot be used in Spirit Battles and is purely aesthetic. Each Fighter Spirit has an alternate version that replaces them with their artwork in Ultimate.

Additionally, this incarnation of Link and others under the same artstyle appear in a few Primary and Support Spirits.

Alternate costumes[edit]

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ToonLinkHeadSSBU.png ToonLinkHeadRedSSBU.png ToonLinkHeadBlueSSBU.png ToonLinkHeadPurpleSSBU.png ToonLinkHeadBrownSSBU.png ToonLinkHeadBlackSSBU.png ToonLinkHeadGreySSBU.png ToonLinkHeadTealSSBU.png

Gallery[edit]

Character Showcase Video[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Toon Link is the only Legend of Zelda veteran playable in SSB4:
    • Who did not get a new or updated Final Smash for Ultimate.
    • Who did not receive any kind of redesign in his appearance.
    • Not to have his Palutena's Guidance conversation changed.
    • Not to have new voice clips.
  • Toon Link is the only character who travels to 3D Land and Tortimer Island in Classic Mode.


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