Triforce of Wisdom

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Triforce of Wisdom
Zelda's Triforce of Wisdom in Ultimate.
User Zelda
Universe The Legend of Zelda
Article on Zelda Wiki Triforce
Zelda uses the Triforce of Wisdom against an opponent, damaging and launching them. If the opponent has 100% damage or more, they are sealed away (and KO'd) instead of being launched.
—Description from Ultimate's Move List

Triforce of Wisdom (知恵のトライフォース, Triforce of Wisdom) is Zelda's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


Zelda traps the opponent with the Triforce of Wisdom itself. It is only able to affect one opponent at any given time. However, it is notoriously hard to escape from due to the size and strength of the move's vacuum hitboxes, making it almost guaranteed for an opponent to get caught within it. If the moves ends with the opponent below 100%, they are sent flying out; otherwise, the opponent is instantly KO'd. As the move itself deals 67%, it can guarantee a KO at very low percents. As a result of its strengths, it is rather infamous for being extremely effective in a 1v1 setting.

In Stamina Mode, if an opponent is caught by the initial vacuum and loses their last stock because of it, any other nearby opponents will still be sucked towards the Triforce and will not get affected by it, apart from the move constantly attempting and failing to drag another victim into the Triforce.


The three pieces of the Triforce.

The three pieces of the Triforce are a sacred relic in The Legend of Zelda lore, with legend stating that anyone who collects all three pieces of the Triforce will be able to grant themselves a wish. It is stated in A Link to the Past that the three Golden Goddesses, Din, Nayru, and Farore, left it behind after they created the land of Hyrule, and Hylia was tasked with watching over the land and the Triforce.

The three pieces of the Triforce are spread across the main characters in the series - Zelda holds the Triforce of Wisdom, the left piece; Ganondorf holds the Triforce of Power, the top piece; and Link holds the Triforce of Courage, the right piece.

Zelda with the Triforce of Wisdom highlighted on her hand in Ocarina of Time.

The Final Smash is very similar to the final battle against Ganon in Ocarina of Time, where Zelda used the power of her Triforce to trap Ganon so that Link can deal the final blow.

In Breath of the Wild, Princess Zelda is said to have a "sealing power" that she has been unable to harness for most of her life, which causes much strife between her and her father. She eventually learns to use this magic. When she uses it on Dark Beast Ganon following the final battle, he disappears in a similar vein to this Final Smash, although it is a bubble shape with the entire Triforce overlayed instead of only a single piece of the Triforce.[1]

In Smash[edit]

Zelda with her piece highlighted with Link's and Ganondorf's in Melee's opening.

Zelda traps her opponent within the Triforce itself, before she launches the opponent away behind her. If their damage is at 100% or higher, the target is instantly KO'd. Its range takes up the entirety of a Battlefield stage. The Triforce itself has a strong vacuum effect and lasts a long time, making it difficult to get away from if players are close to Zelda when she uses it. After the Triforce's summon, the fighters take 7% damage. Additionally, periodic shockwaves ripple the stage, knocking fighters who are escaping the attack, drawing them towards the Triforce. It is often considered to be one of the best Final Smashes in the entire game, as it has incredible range, high damage output, and KO potential at high percents and near the blast zones.