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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Wii U Toon Link.png

The Hero of Winds makes his second appearance in Smash Bros.! As his name implies, Toon Link shares a lot of his moves with Link, but generally trades range and power for speed. Toon Link plays very similarly to his older counterpart, relying on his projectiles to keep enemies at bay. However, instead of fighting like a stalwart warrior, Toon Link's added mobility lets him play more like a mischievous rouge, slipping around his enemies and pelting them with projectiles from all directions. His sword attacks are fast and ranged as well, making him a capable close-range fighter especially in the air. Toon Link's weakness is his difficulty KOing enemies, since his KO moves are either not very strong or too sluggish to connect reliably. If you're looking for character that can zone foes out as well as run circles around them, Toon Link may be the character for you.

Basic attributes[edit]

Toon Link shares his weight with Diddy Kong, firmly in the category of a middleweight, but he feels much lighter than Link due to his higher speed and some of the most floaty jumps in the game. He is quite quick on the ground, but has really poor air speed. Toon Link is also the only sword-wielding character that can wall jump.

Like Link, Toon Link's Hero Shield will nullify and destroy projectiles in front of Toon Link when he is standing, walking or crouching, provided he is not holding an item. This feature gives Toon Link an edge over other projectile users, as he can slowly advance at a zoning enemy while being protected by the shield.


Moveset Analysis[edit]

Standard Attacks

Control Attack Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
A button(+A buttonA buttonA button) A button(+A buttonA buttonA button) 2 button(+2 button2 button2 button) Slash and Thrust Toon Link slices two times with his sword and finishes with a thrust.
A button(+A buttonA buttonA button) A button(+A buttonA buttonA button) A button(+A buttonA buttonA button)
(Left lstick or Right lstick)+A button (Left nunchuk or Right nunchuk)+A button (Left dpad or Right dpad)+2 button Sword Chop Toon Link swipes his sword down in an arc.
(Left lstick or Right lstick)+A button (Left control or Right control)+A button (Left cpad or Right cpad)+A button
Up lstick+A button Up nunchuk+A button Up dpad+2 button Weak Arch Toon Link swipes his sword quickly over him.
Up lstick+A button Up control+A button Up cpad+A button
Down lstick+A button Down nunchuk+A button Down dpad+2 button Low Swipe Toon Link slashes while crouching.
Down lstick+A button Down control+A button Down cpad+A button
A button while dashing A button while dashing 2 button while dashing Braking Slash Toon Link swings at the enemy as he lunges forward.
A button while dashing A button while dashing A button while dashing
A button while hanging A button while hanging 2 button while hanging Toon Link climbs up and slashes
A button while hanging A button while hanging A button while hanging

Smash Attacks

Control Attack Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
Smash (Left lstick or Right lstick)+A button Smash (Left nunchuk or Right nunchuk)+A button (Left dpad or Right dpad)+1 button+2 button Master Sword Combo Toon Link swings his sword forward. Press the attack button again to make him finish with a powerful slash.
Smash (Left lstick or Right lstick)+A button Smash (Left control or Right control)+A button Smash (Left cpad or Right cpad)+A button
Smash Up lstick+A button Smash Up nunchuk+A button Up dpad+1 button+2 button Jumping Overhead Swing Toon Link jumps up and swipes his sword over him.
Smash Up lstick+A button Smash Up control+A button Smash Up cpad+A button
Smash Down lstick+A button Smash Down nunchuk+A button Down dpad+1 button+2 button Grass Chopper Toon Link slashes in front of him and behind him.
Smash Down lstick+A button Smash Down control+A button Smash Down cpad+A button

Air Attacks

Control Attack Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png 2 buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Peahat Rotor Toon Link slashes on both sides of him.
A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png
Right lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Right nunchuk+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Right dpad+2 buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Reeling Swing Toon Link slices forward strongly.
Right lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Right control+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Right cpad+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png
Left lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Left nunchuk+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Left dpad+2 buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Backward Swipe Toon Link swings his sword up behind him.
Left lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Left control+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Left cpad+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png
Up lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Up nunchuk+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Up dpad+2 buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Upward Thrust Toon Link thrusts his sword into the sky.
Up lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Up control+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Up cpad+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png
Down lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Down nunchuk+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Down dpad+2 buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Descending Thrust Toon Link thrusts his sword downward, then falls at high speed. The move creates a shockwave of wind when Toon Link lands.
Down lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Down control+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Down cpad+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png

Throws

Control Attack Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
(ZL button or ZR button)Control-Modifier-(Air).png Z button+A buttonControl-Modifier-(Air).png Minus buttonControl-Modifier-(Air).png Hookshot Toon Link's grab uses his Hookshot, which gives him greater grab range than most characters at the cost of speed. It is much more sped up compared to its previous iteration, but still leaves Toon Link vulnerable if he misses. The Hookshot can also be used as an attack in the air. The aerial Hookshot is a great mid-range move, as it has next to no landing lag, making it very safe to use, and sets opponents up for combos. The Hookshot is also an excellent alternative recovery, being a much faster recovery option than Spin Attack if you're nearly parallel to the ledge.
(Zl button or Zr button)Control-Modifier-(Air).png Z buttonControl-Modifier-(Air).png L buttonControl-Modifier-(Air).png
A button after grab A button after grab 2 button after grab Hilt Tap Toon Link hits the grabbed opponent with the hilt of his sword.
A button after grab A button after grab A button after grab
Right lstick after grab Right nunchuk after grab Right dpad after grab Body Bump Toon Link knocks the grabbed opponent forward.
Right lstick after grab Right control after grab Right cpad after grab
Left lstick after grab Left nunchuk after grab Left dpad after grab Judo Roll Toon Link flips with the grabbed opponent and tosses them backward.
Left lstick after grab Left control after grab Left cpad after grab
Up lstick after grab Up nunchuk after grab Up dpad after grab Skyward Swipe Toon Link tosses the grabbed opponent up and slices them with his sword.
Up lstick after grab Up control after grab Up cpad after grab
Down lstick after grab Down nunchuk after grab Down dpad after grab Hero Slam Toon Link tackles the grabbed opponent into the ground.
Down lstick after grab Down control after grab Down cpad after grab

Special Attacks[edit]

Control Attack Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
B button B button 1 button Hero's Bow Toon Link fires an arrow, which can be charged to increase its speed and power. Unlike Link's arrows, Toon Link's arrows travel longer in a straight line but has less speed.
B button B button B button
Fire Arrow Toon Link borrows a trick from Young Link in Melee and shoots arrows tipped with fire. The arrows have greatly decreased range and power but their flame can still hurt enemies after dropping to the ground.
Piercing Bow Toon Link fires very weak arrows that travel completely straight and pierces through multiple enemies.
(Left lstick or Right lstick)+B button (Left nunchuk or Right nunchuk)+B button (Left dpad or Right dpad)+1 button Boomerang Toon Link throws out a boomerang that can hit enemies from the throw and while returning to him. He can angle the throw using the control stick.
(Left lstick or Right lstick)+B button (Left control or Right control)+B button (Left cpad or Right cpad)+B button
Floating Boomerang Toon Link throws a weaker and slower boomerang that returns to Toon Link at odd angles, which can be used to keep it out longer. It immediately disappears if it hits an enemy while returning.
High-Speed Boomerang Toon Link throws a weaker but faster boomerang that passes through enemies. The boomerang does not track Toon Link's position when returning.
Up lstick+B button Up nunchuk+B button Up dpad+1 button Spin Attack Toon Link charges up, then spins with his sword out to trap enemies with multiple hits. Used in the air, it is a multi-hit move that propels Toon Link upward.
Up lstick+B button Up control+B button Up cpad+B button
Sliding Spin Attack Toon Link can move forward while spinning a la the Hurricane Spin from Wind Waker, striking foes with a single, strong hit. In the air, it still hits multiple times while giving Toon Link a much more horizontal trajectory for reduced height.
Flying Spin Attack Toon Link ends his spin attack with a strong upward slash that launches foes vertically.
Down lstick+B button Down nunchuk+B button Down dpad+1 button Bomb Toon Link takes out a bomb which can be thrown as an item. The bomb will explode upon hitting an enemy or surface, or if Toon Link holds on to it for too long. Toon Link can still be hurt by the blast if he's too close when it explodes, unless he hits an enemy directly with the bomb.
Down lstick+B button Down control+B button Down cpad+B button
Time Bomb Toon Link takes out a tiny bomb that has a shorter fuse which only explodes after the fuse runs out. The bomb has very low blast radius and damage, but surprisingly high knockback.
Short-Fused Bomb Toon Link takes out a large bomb with an extremely short fuse that has a larger blast and more strength.

Taunts

Control Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
Up dpad 1 button Up dpad+A button Toon Link waves the Wind Waker around as if conducting.
Up dpad Up dpad Up dpad
(Left dpad or Right dpad) 1 button+2 button A button Toon Link observes a fairy flying off.
(Left dpad or Right dpad) (Left dpad or Right dpad) (Left dpad or Right dpad)
Down dpad 2 button Down dpad+A button Toon Link flails around with his sword.
Down dpad Down dpad Down dpad

Final Smash - Triforce Slash[edit]

Toon Link fires his Triforce of Courage out, which travels in a straight line across the screen. If the invisible projectile touches an enemy player, they will be trapped in the Triforce as Toon Link shoots forward and delivers a ruthless combination of sword strikes. Nearby opponents may also be caught by Toon Link's slashes if they're not careful. At the end of the Final Smash, Toon Link finishes with a powerful thrust that sends the trapped foe flying. Toon Link's Triforce Slash is similar to Link's, but with lower range and knockback, but it's used in pretty much the same way. You need to line yourself up with any enemy and activate the attack so that you trap them with the initial hit, then just enjoy the spectacle that ensues.