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

Zelda has more strong attacks than she has fast ones, so she is treated like a heavy character. However, she is in fact very light, being not much heavier than Sheik. One thing to remember is that she really only has two special attacks, because transform does no damage, and Fayore's wind is hard to attack with. So the best thing to do is use her standard attack and Nayru's love. Din's fire is really only used to finish off opponents when they've left themselves vulnerable or at the start of the match to get some damage in. Zelda's melee attacks are very powerful but slow. One thing casual players should beware of, is that the change from Zelda to Sheik or vice versa occurs significantly faster if the game is paused while changing. This is cheating, but a tactic sometimes used.

When fighting, most experienced players often stay with Zelda and begin fighting by using Din's Fire immediately. This attack creates a momentary daze against the enemy which allows you to begin casting again. You should be able to get three off before the enemy gets within range of you. Immediately use your teleportation skill to get away from the enemy - tilting your joystick to the right/left so that you appear down field. Now repeatedly use Din's Fire until the target closes in. Immediately use your B skill to deflect their first melee attack against you and immediately go to work melee-ing them. Eventually when you have them on the defense - teleport away again and continue to use Din's Fire.

  • When fighting players who use projectiles, use your B skill to deflect them and send them back at their target.
  • When a Smash Ball appears, use Din's Fire and use your joy stick to direct the fire to get the Smash Ball easily.
  • Zelda's aerial kicks sometimes pack tremendous damage and knockback. Use frequently.

Basic attacks[edit]

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Attack Info
A button 2 button A button A button Magic Spark Holds her hand up and emits magic.
Right nunchuk+A button Right dpad+2 button Right lstick+A button Right control+A button Magic Slash Zelda slashes with her arms infused with magic.
Up nunchuk+A button Up dpad+2 button Up lstick+A button Up control+A button Magic Arc Waves her hand above her. This move is harder to land but actually has MORE knockback than Up Smash.
Down nunchuk+A button Down dpad+2 button Down lstick+A button Down control+A button Low Kick Kicks downwards. This move has plenty of uses such as comboing and meteor smashing, so use it a lot.
A buttonwhile dashing 2 buttonwhile dashing A buttonwhile dashing A buttonwhile dashing Palm Blast Zelda pushes forward, her arms infused with magic.

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 Magic Blast Zelda extends her arms and powerfully blasts her foes.
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 Magic Wave Waves her hand above her head three times. Sends foes straight up for easy KO's.
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 Instant Kicker One of the fastest moves in the game, Zelda kicks around her. It knocks enemies away very well.

Pummels and Throws[edit]

Zelda has a good ranged grab but it's kind of slow, so it's use is situational.

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 Magic Zap Zaps her opponents with magic.
Right nunchukafter grab Right dpadafter grab Right lstickafter grab Right controlafter grab Forward Hurl Zelda twirls her opponent with magic then sends them forward.
Left nunchukafter grab Left dpadafter grab Left lstickafter grab Left controlafter grab Backward Hurl Zelda twirls her opponent with magic then sends them backwards.
Up nunchukafter grab Up dpadafter grab Up lstickafter grab Up controlafter grab Upward Hurl Zelda twirls her opponent with magic then sends them upwards.
Down nunchukafter grab Down dpadafter grab Down lstickafter grab Down controlafter grab Magic Trample Zelda throws her opponent on the ground then shocks them.

Air Attacks[edit]

Zelda is renowned for her "Lightning Kicks" as her forward air, backwards air and downwards air attack is incredibly powerful when hit at the right spot and time.

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Attack Info
A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png 2 buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Magic Spin Twirls wih her magic infused arms extended.
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 Forward Lightning Kick Kicks forward. Very powerful if sweetspotted.
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 Backwards Lightning Kick Kicks backwards. Very powerful if sweetspotted.
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 Palm Explosion Zelda creates a powerful explosion 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 Downwards Lightning Kick Kicks downwards. This move meteor smashes regardless of sweetspot so it's good for edgeguarding.

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 Nayru's Love Deflects projectile attacks. Also used as a quick spacing tool.
Right nunchuk+B button Right dpad+1 button Right lstick+B button Right control+B button Din's Fire Orb of flame that can be guided by the Control Stick. Terribly slow projectile but makes up for it's incredible range.
Up nunchuk+B button Up dpad+1 button Up lstick+B button Up control+B button Farore's Wind Recovery move, does some minor damage.
Down nunchuk+B button Down dpad+1 button Down lstick+B button Down control+B button Transform Turns into Sheik, invincible while transforming.


Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Taunt
1 button A button Up dpad Up dpad She raises one hand and emits sparkles from it.
1 button+2 button (Left dpad or Right dpad)+A button Left dpad or Right dpad Left dpad or Right dpad She makes a little flare in her hands.
2 button Down dpad+A button Down dpad Down dpad She waves goodbye.

Final Smash[edit]

Light Arrow (Zelda)

Light Arrow: She draws a bow and fires the extremely powerful Light Arrow. The angle enemies are knocked back is different to sheik's version.