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Link wearing his traditional Green Tunic

Clothes are worn by Link throughout The Legend of Zelda series.[1] For the majority of each game, Link wears the iconic Green Tunic, although he can sometimes obtain new types of clothes that grant new abilities, such as breathing underwater or decreasing the damage received from enemies. Each type of clothing has a similar style despite varying in color and name: a long shirt that reaches above the knee, having short or no sleeves.

Types of Clothes

Green Clothes

Main article: Green Clothes

The Green Clothes is the default type of clothing worn by Link throughout the majority of each of his adventures, and because of this, it has become a symbol of the hero who saved Hyrule from evil.[2][3] Unlike the other types of clothes, it does not grant the young hero any abilities. In some games, such as Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword, Link wears a chain mail underneath it to further protect himself.

Defense-Enhancement Clothes

Main articles: Blue Mail, Blue Clothes and Red Mail

First introduced in The Legend of Zelda as the Blue Ring and Red Ring, the Blue Mail and Red Mail increase Link's defense, cutting the damage he receives from enemies by one-half and one-quarter, respectively.[4][5]

Special Ability Clothes

Main articles: Red Clothes, Goron Tunic, Zora Tunic, Zora Armor, Magic Armor and Outfit

Certain types of clothes provide Link with special abilities. In Link's Awakening DX, the Red Clothes double the attack damage of Link's sword. The Zora Tunic and Zora Armor grants the young hero the ability to breathe underwater,[6] while the Goron Tunic permits him to resist extremely high temperatures.[7] In Twilight Princess, the Magic Armor allows Link to lose Rupees instead of Hearts when he is hit by an enemy.[8]

In Tri Force Heroes, the Links can wear various Outfits which grant them different powers and abilities depending on the Outfit worn, such as throwing large Bombs or finding Hearts more frequently. Outfits are crafted at Madame Couture's using a recipe of Materials found in Levels and a certain amount of Rupees.

In Breath of the Wild, Link has a number of different types of clothing known as Armor which all have special abilities, such as a Warm Doublet that protects Link from taking damage from the cold.


Main articles: Hero's New Clothes, Ordonian Outfit and Engineer's Clothes

In some games, Link does not start out with his traditional Green Clothes. Games such as Twilight Princess and Spirit Tracks feature the young hero wearing clothes that are typical to his homeplace, such as the Ordonian Outfit and the Engineer's Clothes, respectively. Like the Green Clothes, these do not give Link any new abilities or an enhanced defense.

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. series

In the Super Smash Bros. series, playable characters can wear differently colored outfits or skins, called alternate costumes, or color changes. These are usually recolors of a character's appearance, intended to distinguish between players using the same character. Like all other characters, Link, Young Link, and Toon Link can wear different alternate costumes in their respective appearances.

In Super Smash Bros., Link can wear the Kokiri, Goron, and Zora tunics, as well as a lavender tunic.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, both Link and Young Link can wear the Kokiri, Goron, and Zora tunics, as well as a white and a black tunic.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Link can wear the Kokiri, Goron, and Zora tunics, as well as a white and a golden tunic. He can also wear black clothing resembling the Dark Interlopers from Twilight Princess. Toon Link can wear green, red, blue, and violet tunics resembling the Links. He can also wear a tunic resembling the Dark Interlopers, and one resembling Link from The Legend of Zelda, even changing his hair to a brownish color.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Link can wear the Kokiri, Goron, Zora, violet, golden, and Dark Interloper tunics, as well as a tunic resembling his Skyloft clothes from Skyward Sword, and a tunic resembling the Fierce Deity Link. Toon Link can wear green, red, blue, violet, and lavender tunics, as well as the previous tunics resembling Link from The Legend of Zelda and the Dark Interlopers. He can also wear a tunic that resembles pre-release artwork of Link from The Wind Waker, with brown sleeves instead of green.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, half of Link's outfits are based on the Champion's Tunic and the other are based on the Tunic of the Wild.

Soulcalibur II

In Soulcalibur II, Link's choice of tunics is similar to that of the Super Smash Bros. series; however, he only starts off with the Green and Red Tunic. To obtain the Blue Tunic, the player must buy it in the Castor Shop for 21,000 Gold, found in the Extra Chapter 1 of the Weapon Master mode. Only after buying the Blue Tunic can the player buy the Blue Ring Tunic from the original The Legend of Zelda, which is sold for the same price as the Blue Tunic.

Hyrule Warriors

Main article: Costume

In Hyrule Warriors, playable Warriors can wear different skins called Costumes. These are usually recolors of their existing outfit, although some Costumes feature entirely new outfits. Costumes can be unlocked through Adventure Mode. Some Costumes are only available by purchasing DLC packs.


  • In The Legend of Zelda, the color of both Princess Zelda's dress and the clothing on merchants will change depending on which ring Link is wearing (if he has one; default is green).


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Tunic
Japan Japanese 服 (Fuku) Clothes
Canada FrenchCA Tunique Tunic
French Republic FrenchEU Tunique Tunic
Federal Republic of Germany German Rüstung Armor
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Túnica/Sayo (OoT3D) Tunic/Smoc
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Sayo (OoT3D), (TFH) Smock


See Also


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 86 (LADX)
  2. "Look at your awakened form... The green tunic that is your garb once belonged to the ancient hero chosen by the gods... His power is yours. His is the true power that slept within you. Your name is [Link]. You are the hero chosen by the gods." — Faron (Twilight Princess)
  3. "On a certain island, it became customary to garb boys in green when they came of age. Clothed in the green of fields, they aspired to find heroic blades and cast down evil. The elders wished only for the youths to know courage like the hero of legend..." — N/A (The Wind Waker)
  4. "You got the blue mail! This mail cuts damage by half! Sturdy mail that provides great defense." — N/A (A Link Between Worlds)
  5. "You got the red mail! Damage from enemies has been halved again!" — N/A (A Link Between Worlds)
  6. "You got a Zora Tunic! This diving suit is adult size, so it won't fit a kid. Wear it, and you won't drown underwater." — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
  7. "You got a Goron Tunic! This heat-resistant tunic is adult size, so it won't fit a kid... Going to a hot place? No worry!" — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
  8. "The armor will protect you, so if you get hit, you lose Rupees, not health. If you run out of Rupees, the armor will go dormant and your movement will become impaired." — Malo Mart (Twilight Princess)