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Toon Link
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Title(s)
Hero of Winds[citation needed]
Race
Gender
Male
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Voice actor(s)

Toon Link is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series, appearing in conjunction with a primary Link.[1] His design is based on Link's more recent "cartoon" appearance starting with Four Swords and The Wind Waker, with added shading and details as opposed to his regular cel-shading.

Biography

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Toon Link is a secret character that can be unlocked by clearing The Subspace Emissary and clearing Classic Mode with Link on any difficulty, by going through the hidden door in The Forest stage after clearing The Subspace Emissary, or by participating in 400 Brawls. His stage is the Pirate Ship from The Wind Waker. He is very similar to his older counterpart, even having the Triforce Slash as his Final Smash.

Most of Toon Link's special moves are the same as his adult counterpart, with a few differences. His Hookshot, which serves as his grab move and can be used as a tether recovery, has a shorter range. His neutral special move, the Hero's Bow, also does not travel as far as adult Link's and travels at a slower speed, but it has a higher rate of fire. Toon Link's side special move is a standard Boomerang, and his up special as well as his recovery move is the Spin Attack. The latter one varies with adult Link's in that it can trap any nearby foes in a cyclone of slashes. His neutral aerial attack is a quick back-and-forth sword slash as opposed to a jumping kick, while his forward and back aerials strike only once instead of twice. His down aerial attack is a version of the Down Thrust that stalls briefly in midair and falls straight downward, as opposed to adult Link's which retains his jumping momentum. The first strike of his forward smash attack barely launches the opponent, though this allows him to easily combo into the second strike—a trait later adopted by Link in the sequel—and his up smash strikes only once instead of three times. He also has the ability to wall-jump.

Toon Link has three alternate colors that resemble the Links from Four Swords; red, blue, and purple. He also has an alternate color that resembles Link from The Legend of Zelda, and one with darker colors and red eyes that resemble Dark Link. His victory pose will either depict him conducting a song with the Wind Waker, chasing and catching a Pig, or chasing a Pig but tripping and falling.

# Trophy Significant Games Description How to unlock
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Toon Link
The Wind Waker

Phantom Hourglass
Link as he appeared in The Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass, with big eyes and an expressive face. He lived peacefully on Outset Island until a bird captured his little sister, and he came to her rescue. In The Wind Waker, he had to crawl, press up to walls, and the like. His green clothes were worn on his 12th birthday and are the lucky outfit of the hero of legend. Clear Classic Mode as Toon Link
189 SSBB Triforce Slash (Toon Link) Trophy Model.png
Triforce Slash (Toon Link)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Toon Link's Final Smash. Hit an enemy with the light emanating from the Triforce mark on his hand to initiate the move. The enemy will be trapped within the Triforce and be unable to move--Toon Link will then rush in close and carve up his foe at lightning speed. The final blow will break the Triforce prison and send the opponent off the screen. Clear All-Star Mode as Toon Link

Hyrule Warriors

Toon Link appears a playable Warrior in Hyrule Warriors. He is a speedy fighter who can generate wind-based attacks with his Light Sword Weapon or sand-based attacks with his Sand Wand Weapon. Toon Link can be unlocked with his Light Sword Weapon in Hyrule Warriors if the Legends Character Pack DLC is purchased whereas he is unlocked in Adventure Mode in Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, as a Reward for Battle Victory in Battle G9 on the Adventure Map in Hyrule Warriors Legends and in Battle C10 on the Great Sea Map in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition. In Hyrule Warriors, it is possible to unlock Toon Link with the Sand Wand instead of the Light Sword if the Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack DLC is purchased before the Legends Character Pack.[2] Much like Link and Young Link, Toon Link does not speak. However, instead of having Proxi speak for him on his behalf, his younger sister Aryll speaks for him using the Pirate's Charm.[3] Despite being featured as one of the additional Warriors alongside the other The Wind Waker characters, Toon Link never appears in Legend Mode.

One of Toon Link's moves is flipping in the air and over some enemies as if he has the Roc's Feather. While in the air, Toon Link can attack enemies with the Deku Leaf.

In the Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks DLC pack, he gains an additional weapon in the form of the Sand Wand from Spirit Tracks. In addition to tossing sand cubes at his enemies, he also rides the Spirit Train for many of his Combo attacks.

When defeated, Toon Link may drop the Pirate's Charm and the Island Outfit as his Silver and Gold Material, respectively.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Toon Link reappears as a Fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. His design is more brightly-colored but significantly less detailed than his Super Smash Bros. Brawl appearance, though it still has greater detail than his cel-shaded appearance in The Wind Waker. He gains two new alternate colors based on Link's appearances in A Link to the Past and A Link Between Worlds. His move set features only minor changes from Super Smash Bros. Brawl; most notably an increased Hookshot range, Bombs no longer damaging himself when hitting an opponent at close range, and his Down Thrust passing through opponents rather than bouncing off them.

With the introduction of Custom Moves, all of Toon Link's special attacks can be switched out for alternate versions that mainly feature trade-offs between range and power. His Hero's Bow can be modified to shoot Fire Arrows, which travel a shorter distance but leave a fire burning for several seconds where they land, or Piercing Arrows, which travel in a straight path and can pass through multiple opponents but deal less damage. The Boomerang can become the Floating Boomerang, which has a larger hit radius and slows down upon its return, or the High-Speed Boomerang, which travels faster and passes through opponents, but has a smaller hit radius and deals less damage. The Bomb can become the smaller Time Bomb, which only explodes after a two-second fuse and can launch opponents much further despite dealing less damage, or the larger Short-Fused Bomb, which deals greater damage but explodes almost immediately after pulling it out. The alternate versions of the Spin Attack are the Sliding Spin Attack, which mostly travels horizontally but does not trap the opponent with multiple hits, and the Flying Spin Attack, which covers less vertical distance but finishes with a strong upward slash, regardless of whether the attack is performed on the ground or in midair.

Another cartoon-styled Link, wearing the Engineer's Clothes, makes a background appearance as the train conductor in the Spirit Train stage. If any players battle as Toon Link on this stage, the conductor will be replaced by Alfonzo, suggesting that it may actually be the same Toon Link.

# Trophy Appears in Description How to unlock
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Spirit Tracks
This cartoonish version of Link is how he appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and a few other titles. In Smash Bros., he uses moves much like his older, taller counterpart. His small size gives him extra speed, though, so take advantage of that to send your foes flying. Clear Classic Mode as Toon Link
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Spirit Tracks
Toon Link's Bomb move doesn't deal much damage, but the blast radius is pretty big. His bombs can be thrown in all directions, damaging or distracting your foes. Also, his up special Spin Attack keeps him airborne longer than Link's version. For some launching power, use the side smash attack. Clear All-Star Mode as Toon Link

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Toon Link (Alt.)
193 N/A SSBfWU Triforce Slash (Toon Link) Trophy Model.png - For Toon Link's Final Smash, a ray of light emanates from his hand, and whomever the light touches gets trapped in the Triforce. While they're defenseless, Toon Link strikes at foes repeatedly and then launches them a great distance. Just be sure to time the Final Smash well-if the ray of light doesn't touch anyone, nothing happens. At all. Clear All-Star mode as Toon Link
Triforce Slash (Toon Link)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Toon Link reappears as a Fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. His move set features several minor changes Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, as well as some more notable changes, such as his dash attack receiving greatly increased speed and range, but his forward smash being slower and reduced to only a single hit. His Spin Attack is similarly faster and more powerful, while his Bombs can be more easily deflected by other projectiles.

Toon Link also appears as a Fighter Spirit that can be obtained by either clearing "The Teamwork of Courage", Toon Link's Classic Mode Route, or by purchasing it from the Shop for G 300.

Trivia

  • In the Super Smash Bros. series, Toon Link's eyebrows cannot be seen through his hair, as they can in the gameplay or official artwork of every other cel-shaded Link appearance.
  • Toon Link's Trophy in the North American version of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U contains an error. Its description refers to "The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker" without the second "The".[4]

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageName
United KingdomEnglishBRToon Link (SSBU)[5]
JapanJapaneseトゥーンリンク (Tūn Rinku) (SSBU)[6]
ChinaChineseSI卡通林克 (Kǎtōng Línkè) (SSBU)[7]
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR卡通林克 (Kǎtōng Línkè) (SSBU)[8]
NetherlandsDutchToon Link (SSBU)[9]
CanadaFrenchCALink (HWDE)[10]
Link Cartoon (SSBU)[11]
FranceFrenchEULink (HWDE)[12]
Link Cartoon (SSBU)[13]
GermanyGermanLink (HWDE)[14]
Toon-Link (SSBU)[15]
ItalyItalianLink (HWDE)[16]
Link Cartone (SSBU)[17]
South KoreaKorean툰링크 (Tun Lingkeu) (SSBU)[18]
RussiaRussianМульт-Линк (Mul't-Link) (SSBU)[19]
SpainSpanishEUToon Link (HWDE | SSBU)[20]
Latin AmericaSpanishLAToon Link (HWDE | SSBU)[21]
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Gallery

Video Gallery

Short Sword gameplay from Hyrule Warriors Legends
Toon Link gameplay trailer from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

See Also

References

  1. Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books) pg. 410
  2. "If you have not previously purchased the Legends Character Pack or used the download code provided with Hyrule Warriors: Legends, then you will download a version of Toon Link who will only be able to use this new weapon.

    If you purchase the Legends Character Pack or use the code after downloading this DLC Pack, then Toon Link will also be able to use his Hero's Sword weapon.
    "
    — Nintendo UK, Hyrule Warriors: Legends, Nintendo UK, published n.d., retrieved November 3, 2018.
  3. Koei Tecmo, ~やりこみ要素紹介編~『ゼルダ無双 ハイラルオールスターズ』妖精プロクシィと一緒にゲームプレイ!, YouTube, published January 15, 2016, retrieved January 18, 2016.
  4. "This cartoonish version of Link is how he appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and a few other titles." — Trophy (Super Smash Bros.) (Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U)
  5. "TOON LINK"Fighters | Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Official Site | Nintendo Switch | Nintendo, smashbros.com, published 2018, retrieved May 22, 2021.
  6. "トゥーンリンク"ファイター | 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ SPECIAL | 任天堂, smashbros.com, published 2018, retrieved May 22, 2021.
  7. "卡通林克"斗士 | 任天堂明星大乱斗 特别版 | 任天堂, smashbros.com, published 2018, retrieved May 22, 2021.
  8. "卡通林克"鬥士 | 任天堂明星大亂鬥 特別版 | 任天堂, smashbros.com, published 2018, retrieved May 22, 2021.
  9. "TOON LINK"Vechters | Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Officiële website | Nintendo Switch | Nintendo, smashbros.com, published 2018, retrieved May 22, 2021.
  10. "Link" — View Warriors (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  11. "LINK CARTOON"Combattants | Site officiel de Super Smash Bros. Ultimate | Nintendo Switch | Nintendo, smashbros.com, published 2018, retrieved May 22, 2021.
  12. "Link" — View Warriors (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  13. "LINK CARTOON"Combattants | Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Site officiel | Nintendo Switch | Nintendo, smashbros.com, published 2018, retrieved May 22, 2021.
  14. "Link" — View Warriors (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  15. "TOON-LINK"Kämpfer | Offizielle Seite zu Super Smash Bros. Ultimate | Nintendo Switch | Nintendo, smashbros.com, published 2018, retrieved May 22, 2021.
  16. "Link" — View Warriors (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  17. "LINK CARTONE"Personaggi | Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Sito ufficiale | Nintendo Switch | Nintendo, smashbros.com, published 2018, retrieved May 22, 2021.
  18. "툰링크"파이터 | 슈퍼 스매시브라더스 얼티밋 | 닌텐도, smashbros.com, published 2018, retrieved May 22, 2021.
  19. "МУЛЬТ-ЛИНК"Бойцы | Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — Официальный сайт | Nintendo Switch | Nintendo, smashbros.com, published 2018, retrieved May 22, 2021.
  20. "TOON LINK"Luchadores | Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Sitio web oficial | Nintendo Switch | Nintendo, smashbros.com, published 2018, retrieved May 22, 2021.
  21. "TOON LINK"Combatientes | Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Sitio web oficial | Nintendo Switch | Nintendo, smashbros.com, published 2018, retrieved May 22, 2021.
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