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Zelda's Alternate Form, Sheik.

Zelda's more aggressive form from Melee has returned!

For many of the advanced strategies regarding Zelda/Sheik, many players turn to Sheik, but that doesn't mean Zelda isn't a good fighter too; they are different and attract different types of people with different playing styles.

Sheik is still the fast and aggresive fighter like in Melee, but her attack power is severely weakened. She also lost her old down throw chaingrab. This loss of power means most people turn to Zelda when it comes to actual KOing. Regardless, Sheik is still a fun character to use and is pretty good without relying on Zelda.

When using Sheik, try to store as many needles as possible, they usually aren't used to actually attack, more like defend, they can distract people, destroy projectiles that are about to hit you…the list goes on.

How to start as Sheik[edit]

In Tourney Mode or The Subspace Emissary:
Highlight Zelda on the character-selection screen and tap C button.

In all other game modes:
Select Zelda, and both her and Sheik's portraits appear at the bottom of the screen. Zelda's portrait will be glowing. Click on Sheik's portrait with A button, and it will start glowing instead of Zelda's. Also, Zelda's name will be replaced with Sheik's.

Standard Attack[edit]

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Standard Attack Info
A button 2 button A button A button Light Speed Jab She slashes two times then slashes forward very quickly.
Right nunchuk+A button Right dpad+2 button Right lstick+A button Right control+A button High Hook She kicks her leg highly. This move can chain itself together especially on fast fallers and heavies.
Up nunchuk+A button Up dpad+2 button Up lstick+A button Up control+A button Split Slice She holds up her leg then brings it down. Hits two times.
Down nunchuk+A button Down dpad+2 button Down lstick+A button Down control+A button Spin Kick Does a quick spin kick on the ground.
A buttonwhile dashing 2 buttonwhile dashing A buttonwhile dashing A buttonwhile dashing Running Slash Throws her arms forward then forcefully spread them.

Smash Attacks[edit]

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Smash Attack Info
Smash Right nunchuk+A button Right dpad+1 button+2 button (Smash Right lstick+A button) or Right rstick (Smash Right control+A button) or Right cstick Double Kick She unleashes two powerful kicks.
Smash Up nunchuk+A button Up dpad+1 button+2 button (Smash Up lstick+A button) or Up rstick (Smash Up control+A button) or Up cstick Two-Way Slash She brings her hands down. This is Sheik's most powerful move and should be used to KO.
Smash Down nunchuk+A button Down dpad+1 button+2 button (Smash Down lstick+A button) or Down rstick (Smash Down control+A button) or Down cstick Ninja Spin She does a spinning kick that resembles break-dancing.

Pummels and Throws[edit]

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Pummel/Throw Info
A buttonafter grab 2 buttonafter grab A buttonafter grab A buttonafter grab Ninja Punch Sheik punches her opponent.
Right nunchukafter grab Right dpadafter grab Right lstickafter grab Right controlafter grab Ninja Elbow Sheik elbows her opponent away.
Left nunchukafter grab Left dpadafter grab Left lstickafter grab Left controlafter grab Ninja Kick Sheik throws the opponent backwards and kicks them.
Up nunchukafter grab Up dpadafter grab Up lstickafter grab Up controlafter grab Ninja Tip Sheik flips upside-down and kicks the opponent.
Down nunchukafter grab Down dpadafter grab Down lstickafter grab Down controlafter grab Ninja Slam Sheik throws the opponent into the ground and kicks them downwards.

Air Attacks[edit]

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Air Attack Info
A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png 2 buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Drop Kick Sheik does a kick that gradually gets weaker.
Right nunchuk+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Right dpad+2 buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Right lstick+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Right control+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Ninja Claw Sheik claws in front of herself.
Left nunchuk+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Left dpad+2 buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Left lstick+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Left control+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Back Kick Sheik kicks backwards.
Up nunchuk+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Up dpad+2 buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Up lstick+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Up control+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Ninja Drill Sheik drill kicks above her.
Down nunchuk+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Down dpad+2 buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Down lstick+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Down control+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Ninja Plunge Sheik drops down while kicking.

Special Attacks[edit]

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Special Attack Info
B button 1 button B button B button Needle Storm Can store up to 6 needles. A versatile projectile attack.
Right nunchuk+B button Right dpad+1 button Right lstick+B button Right control+B button Chain Swing the control stick to whip enemies. Can also be used to tether recover.
Up nunchuk+B button Up dpad+1 button Up lstick+B button Up control+B button Vanish Just like in Super Smash Bros. Melee, an explosion occurs where she vanishes, making this an attack as well as a recovery move. It is a surprisingly powerful KO move, with good knock back, however it is difficult to aim and easy for an enemy to anticipate (since it has a long delay).
Down nunchuk+B button Down dpad+1 button Down lstick+B button Down control+B button Transform By using this move, you will transform into Zelda.


Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Taunt
1 button A button Up dpad Up dpad She does a handstand.
1 button+2 button (Left dpad or Right dpad)+A button Left dpad or Right dpad Left dpad or Right dpad She pulls out her chain.
2 button Down dpad+A button Down dpad Down dpad She steps back and strikes a pose.

Final Smash[edit]

Light Arrow (Sheik)

Light Arrow: Sheik draws a bow and fires the extremely powerful Light Arrow, which moves at light speed though opponents.

  • Using Light Arrow as Sheik deals more damage and throws the opponents horizontally.
  • Using Light Arrow as Zelda will deals less damage and throws the opponents in a 45 degree up angle.