Smash Ultimate players don’t have to settle for just one version of Link from The Legend of Zelda. They have their pick of three different variations, all with their own unique move sets. But by far the cutest of the bunch is Toon Link: the representative of The Wind Waker, Phantom Hourglass, and Spirit Tracks. He brings his own unique flavor to the table, too, which he’s going to need in this crowded arena of combatants.
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Toon Link packs quite a lot of differences into his arsenal, compared to his more mature counterparts. But he still uses much of the same basic equipment. Expect the same kind of ranged antics — via bows and bombs — as always. Just make sure you also appreciate their cartoonish flair.
According to the official Toon Link character description from Nintendo…
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.
Toon Link Moves
Hero’s Bow (B) – Fires an arrow from his bow. It can be charged up for more power and range.
Boomerang (Side + B) – Deals damage on its way out an on its way back. Can be thrown diagonally.
Spin Attack (Up + B) – Spins with his sword. Can hit opponents more than once and can be charged.
Bomb (Down + B) – Pulls out a throwable bomb. It’ll explode after a while or when it hits something.
Triforce Slash (Final Smash) – Toon Link charges forward and traps his foes in the Triforce. Then Toon Link strikes at foes repeatedly and launches them. Time the initial attack well, because missing that first slash leaves Toon Link hanging.
Strengths & Weaknesses
At first blush, Toon Link seems functionally similar to the other Link variants. The cel-shaded version has a few notable qualities that set him apart, though: most notably his ability to combo his bomb attacks with his hookshot. There are other differences as well, but largely Toon Link play revolves around his bomb combinations to deal damage and knockout foes.
On the flipside, Toon Link can feel a bit lighter and floatier than other versions of the character. His kill power isn’t quite as potent as his Adult variant, either, and some of his normals have less range and power than the grown-up as well. Try keeping foes locked into your game plan and don’t let heavy hitters get the best of you.
Toon Link Outfits
Check back soon for a full gallery of all of Toon Link’s costumes! Most of them are just alternate color schemes, but we do get one of those spooky Dark Link designs, as well.
And that’s Toon Link, the cutest hero of Hyrule of them all. He may not look like much, but any character in Smash Ultimate can be a powerhouse in the right hands. Just test him out, compare him to the other available Links, and determine you favorite. Then get out there and have fun!
All of our Smash Ultimate guides created with the help of Eric Van Allen.