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Tips and Tricks,(BotW)[1] also known as Tips,(SSBU)[2] is a recurring interface in The Legend of Zelda series.

Overview

Breath of the Wild

Tips and Tricks are hints that are displayed during loading screens. They cover a range of topics.

List of Tips

Name Tip
Ancient Walls Shrine walls are too slick to grab or climb. You must find alternate ways to reach new heights, such as ladders or other creative solutions.
Replenishing Equipment If you run out of equipment while exploring a Divine Beast, consider making a trip into town. Once you've stocked up, you can travel right back to the Divine Beast.
Shrine Travel Activating a shrine registers it as a travel point. If you get stumped or run out of supplies, you can leave the shrine and return easily when you feel ready.
Electric Lizalfos If you hit an Electric Lizalfos's horn with an arrow, it will discharge a massive electric shock.
Horseback Battles When fighting on horseback, use ZL Button to focus your attention, making it easier to aim.
Battle Tip If a monster is hiding behind a shield, you can bat the shield away by hitting it with a heavy sword or axe.
Battle Tip If an enemy camp has multiple levels, each packed with monsters, consider using the paraglider to sneak your way to the top.
Elemental Weaknesses If you use a fiery attack against an icy enemy, you may defeat it in one hit.
Battle Tip Using Magnesis to toss metal objects into a camp full of monsters is a great way to do some damage.
Elemental Weaknesses If you use an icy attack against a fiery enemy, you may defeat it in one hit.
Battle Tip Monsters have a harder time detecting you if you press BotW L Stick Icon to crouch and quietly approach them.
Perfect Dodge If you backflip or side hop away from a monster's attack at just the right moment, you will be rewarded with a chance to let loose with a flurry of attacks.
Guardians Guardians are ancient, highly advanced weapons, so items from the current age won't deal much damage. Weapons from their own era like ancient arrows are better suited to combat them.
Lizalfos As carnivores, they eat meat, fish, and even insects.
Stealth Tip It's harder to hear footsteps when it's raining...making it the perfect time to sneak up on some monsters!
Battle Tip Monsters need their beauty rest too. If you see a group of monsters sleeping, use that opportunity to sneak-attack them!
Perfect Guard When equipped with a shield, if you press A Button to deflect a monster's attack at just the right moment, you will be rewarded with a chance to counter the attack.
Stealth Tip Crouching in a grassy field makes it harder for monsters and enemies to detect you. Keep this in mind if you want to ambush enemies or avoid fighting altogether.
Bomb Barrels Shoot a fire arrow into a bomb barrel to make it explode. Tossing a burning weapon at one works too.
Charged Attack You can ready a charged attack by holding Y Button. Doing so depletes your stamina, so be sure to time your attack carefully.
Critical Hits Hitting a monster or enemy in the head with an arrow deals double the normal amount of damage.
Electric Chuchus When you attack Electric Chuchus, they explode in a burst of sparks. Use this to your advantage to shock nearby monsters.
Jump Slash Perform a jump slash by pressing Y Button after jumping or while in the air. The shock wave created when you hit the ground can affect nearby monsters.
Horseback Battles When fighting on horseback, weapons with reach such as spears and big swords have an advantage over short swords and clubs.
Fire Chuchus When you attack Fire Chuchus, they explode and start a fire. Use this to your advantage to turn up the heat on nearby monsters.
Battle Tip The difference between winning and losing a battle often comes down to strategy. With the right tactics, you may be able to defeat an entire group of enemies at once.
Ice Chuchus When you attack Ice Chuchus, they explode in a burst of frost. Use this to your advantage to put nearby monsters on ice.
Chuchus They will explode when attacked. Try throwing something at them from a safe distance.
Battle Tip Monsters sometimes leave their weapons lying around their camp. Sneaking up and stealing these items will make defeating them much easier!
Critical Hits Weapons that you have no use for are perfect for throwing at monsters. If one hits, it will deal double damage.
Ice Arrows If you find yourself surrounded by an overwhelming number of enemies, try using ice arrows to freeze them in their tracks.
Battle Tip If the foe you're fighting is too powerful, train yourself up! You can start by finding a stronger weapon or collecting Spirit Orbs to get more hearts or increase your Stamina Wheel.
Fire Arrows Use fire arrows to burn dry grass and defeat multiple enemies at the same time.
Moblins These large carnivores require sizable helpings of meat and fish to sustain their bulky frames.
Shock Arrows Shoot shock arrows into water or metallic objects to electrify enemies and monsters.
Battle Tip Monsters on the lookout in watchtowers will sound the alarm if they spot you. Defeat these foes first before they alert the others.
Bokoblins Without much in the way of clothing to protect them, they tend to run when menaced by bees.
Bokoblins These omnivorous monsters enjoy not only meat and fish but also fresh fruit.
Sand Seals Sand seals provide a fast way to travel across sand. When hitching a ride, be careful not to run into any rocks!
Scorching Climates The extreme temperatures of volcanic regions will hurt you without the proper precautions. Wear fireproof equipment or down an elixir to stave off the heat.
Sand Seals These large beasts native to the Gerudo Desert are much friendlier than they look. They've been domesticated over time for use as a mode of transportation.
Rumor has it... Forest spirits called Koroks like to hide in unexpected spots. Never pass up an opportunity to investigate things that look out of place!
Rumor has it... Deep in the forest resides a glowing blue spirit in the form of a rabbit. It is said that whoever is skilled enough to hit it with an arrow receives a handsome reward.
Smoke Signals A plume of smoke in the distance is a good sign that you might find someone at its origin.
Shooting Stars If you should see a star shoot through the night sky, mark the place where it lands—you might find something there.
Sand Seals In order to hitch a ride behind a sand seal, you'll first need to equip a shield.
Scorching Climates In the extreme heat of volcanic regions, wooden bows or shields you have equipped will catch fire. It's better to use metal equipment instead.
Falling Death Depending on the height, you may take damage, or even die, when you fall. So be cautious out there walking near cliff edges!
Lightning Strikes It may sound like a superstition, but lightning seems to strike metal objects frequently. If you hear thunder, unequip anything metallic.
Battle Tip It's dangerous to approach enemies head-on when you're low on hearts or don't have protective armor equipped. Always be prepared!
Falling Death Depending on the height, you may take damage, or even die, when you fall. Remember to use the paraglider for a safe descent.
Freezing Climates Wear cold-resistant clothing or eat something that warms your body when adventuring in cold regions. Otherwise, the cold will slowly chip away at your health.
Battle Tip Instead of throwing yourself at enemies over and over to no avail, try cooking special dishes and elixirs to give yourself better defense, extra damage, or more hearts.
Guardians Their entire bodies are covered in armor, so low-powered weapons won't do any damage. It's best to avoid these foes until you have the right tools for the job!
Collecting Ingredients There are many more ingredients than those used for cooking food. Collect and experiment with different ingredients to make all sorts of things!
Luring Fish Tossing ingredients that serve as bait near fish in the water will attract them. Different bait works on different kinds of fish.
Cooking Secrets Using more of an effect-imparting ingredient when cooking will increase that effect in the resulting dish.
What's That, Pooch? If you befriend a dog, it may lead you to something interesting.
Monster Ingredients If you combine monster parts dropped by fallen foes in a cooking pot with things like lizards and butterflies, you can create elixirs with special effects.
Ingredient Effects Certain ingredients give elixirs or dishes special properties. But don't get greedy: ingredients with different effects will cancel each other out.
Roasting Ingredients Throw ingredients like mushrooms or fish directly into a fire to roast them and up their health benefits. Keep in mind that roasting an ingredient won't activate its potential special effect.
Ingredient Effects You can only enjoy one effect from a dish or elixir at any given time. If you're relying on an active effect, be careful not to cancel it by eating something with a new effect.
Fairy Effects If you keep a fairy in your pouch, it will automatically restore some hearts when you fall in battle.
Gems The gems that sometimes drop when you break ore deposits fetch a high price when sold.
Where's the Fire? When a wooden weapon or shield catches fire, you can extinguish it by unequipping the burning item.
Cooking Pots Cook up some wild cuisine by throwing together some ingredients and seeing what happens. You can't cook with an unlit pot.
Weapon Durability Durability varies with every weapon. Always be aware of the condition of your equipment. A weapon breaking at the wrong time is never a good thing.
Cutting Grass Wildlife taking shelter in the grass will sometimes jump out when you cut down their hiding place.
Throwing Weapons If your weapon is close to breaking, try throwing it at an enemy using R Button. It will double your damage if it hits!
No Stone Unturned Wildlife taking shelter under a rock will sometimes jump out when you lift up their hiding place.
Special Bows A few bows fire multiple arrows at once. They offer several times the power of normal bows, while strangely only consuming one arrow at a time.
Octo Balloon When inflated, this sac obtained from defeating Octoroks is extremely buoyant. Place one near something you want to lift to make it float into the air.
More Than a Weapon Metal weapons create sparks that can be used to light a fire. Furthermore, if you set a wooden weapon on fire, it can be used as a torch.
Boomerangs Throw a boomerang with R Button, and it will fly in a large arc before returning to you. What goes around comes around!
Armor Sets Wearing the top, bottom, and headwear from the same set can earn you some bonus effects.
Weapon Bonuses Some weapons you'll come across have special properties that set them apart from others of their class, such as superior durability or above-average attack power.
Critical Hit When using a weapon with this bonus, the last hit in a series of attacks will deal double the damage.
Fairy Effects If you have a fairy help you cook, the tonic you produce together restores a great deal of hearts.
Master Sword When your hearts are full, you can fire a beam from the sword with R Button. The more Heart Containers you have, the further the beam's range.
Scorching Climates In the extreme heat of volcanic regions, ingredients will cook simply by placing them on the ground. Use this to your advantage to prepare meals on the go.
Freezing Climates Some ingredients will freeze if submerged in ice-cold water or when left out in frigid regions. There are a few ingredients that taste even better frozen.
Tips and Tricks Check this screen for hints that will surely aid you on your journey. The adventurous heart must never stop seeking knowledge!
Aim Controls Some items, like bows, allow you to target things by tilting [the gamepad]. Remember to be aware of your surroundings when doing this.
Climbing Tip If you're in a hurry to climb somewhere, you can scale a wall quicker by using X Button. Doing so uses up a lot of stamina, so make sure you have enough to make it to the top!
Calling Your Horse Horses you have registered are displayed on the map. If one of them is nearby, call it with BotW D-Pad Down Icon and it will come running.
Climbing Tip The stamina required for climbing increases with the steepness of the cliff. To climb higher while using less stamina, it's important to find walls that have a gentler slope.
Training Your Horse Horses that you have just caught won't listen to much of what you tell them to do. The more time you spend adventuring with your steed, the better behaved it will become.
Stasis This power allows you to halt time for certain objects, completely stopping them in place.
Sprinting Move around while holding B Button to sprint. This is useful for evading monster attacks or whenever you're in a hurry.
Calming Your Horse When a wild horse that you're riding starts to act out or ignore you, try soothing it with L Button. If you keep this up, it will become more obedient over time.
Stasis Attacking objects stopped by Stasis will make them build up energy. This energy will then be released once the time-halting effect ends.
Paraglider With the paraglider, you can glide down from high places with ease. Use BotW R Stick Icon to scope out a safe spot to land.
Horse Temperaments Just as some horses have a naturally wild temperament, some horses are inherently shy. If you try to approach monsters atop a shy steed, it will become frightened and try to turn away.
Stasis Freezing a Bomb Barrel using Stasis and then attacking it will cause it to fly off and explode at its point of impact.
Fishing Tip If you use X Button to dash while swimming, you can get up close to a school of fish before they swim away.
The Steed Takes the Lead Obedient horses will follow pathways without being told to. Leave the running up to your loyal steed every once in a while so you can enjoy the scenery!
Climbing Tip In rainy weather, cliffs become slippery and may not be possible to scale. Wait for clear weather before attempting to climb a steep cliff whenever possible.
Galloping Running your horse at max speed is called galloping. Press A Button to increase your horse's speed until it reaches a full gallop.
Shield Surfing If you jump while your shield is out, you can climb aboard it using A Button. This will knock some durability off of the shield, but it's an effective way to travel downhill quickly!
Galloping The number of times you can increase your speed depends on each horse. If you find a horse with a high number of spurs, consider keeping it as your companion.
Basic Controls Take a peek at your controls at any time by opening the + Button menu and checking under System.
Horse Temperaments Trying to force a rowdy and untamed horse to speed up will likely result in you being tossed to the ground.
Restoring Hearts You can replenish your health by consuming fruits and veggies you've collected, as well as meat you've acquired through hunting. Eat ingredients raw, or cook them to increase their healing properties.
Resting at an Inn Sleeping overnight in a bed can do more than just fully replenish your hearts. If you spend more for a comfier bed, you can temporarily increase your hearts!
Dodging Attacks While targeting an enemy, execute a backflip by holding BotW L Stick Down Icon and pressing X Button. This move is useful for dodging enemy attacks.
Climbing Tip Use BotW L Stick Down Icon and X Button to kick off from the surface you're currently climbing.
Magnesis When you find a metallic object, you can use this power to lift it up and move it around freely, regardless of how heavy it is.
Climbing Tip Use BotW L Stick Down Icon and X Button to kick off from the surface you're currently climbing. If you use the paraglider right afterward to glide, you can reach many new places.
Magnesis Use this power to lift up metallic objects hidden in water.
Remote Bombs These bombs are useful not only for dealing damage to monsters. They can also be used to break rocks and weak walls.
Cryonis Use this power to create a pillar of ice on the water's surface. Such pillars can be used for lifting objects or climbing.
Paraglider Soaring with the paraglider depletes your Stamina Wheel. Be careful to monitor your stamina so you don't run out midflight.
Magnesis To save wear and tear on your weapons, try swinging heavy metallic objects around or dropping them on foes' heads.
Remote Bombs and Wind Remote Bombs are lighter than they appear. Use the wind to your advantage to roll them in a certain direction or to blow them farther than you could throw them on your own.
Cryonis An ice pillar can be broken by lining your reticle up with it and pressing A Button.
Changing Focus When there are multiple things to lock on to, press ZL Button again to switch your focus.
Cryonis Aim at your feet with BotW D-Pad Down Icon to create an ice pillar directly beneath you. Press BotW D-Pad Down Icon again to return to the reticle.
Climbing Tip Overhangs that curve outward and the underside of ceilings are too difficult to hang on to. If you try to climb these surfaces anyway, you will fall.
Sheikah Sensor Use this power to detect the location of shrines. Simply head in the direction where the reading is strongest.
Sheikah Sensor + The Sheikah Sensor + can detect objects that are logged in your Hyrule Compendium.
Galloping You can run down smaller monsters atop your galloping steed, but don't forget that you cannot make quick turns when traveling this way.
Resetting the Camera Press ZL Button to quickly shift the camera behind Link. If there's an object nearby that you can focus on, the camera will target it.
Horse Gaits As your horse's speed increases—between walk, trot, canter, and gallop—their gait changes as well. Use A Button to increase your speed, and use BotW L Stick Down Icon to decrease it.
Targeting Press ZL Button while near a monster or a person to target it. When locked on to something, you can freely circle around it.
Horse Steps While totally motionless, if you press and hold ZL Button, your horse will take careful steps in any direction with BotW L Stick Up Icon. Do this if your horse balks or when you find yourself stuck somewhere.
Strafing If you want to move side to side without changing the direction you're facing, try moving sideways while pressing ZL Button.
Stamina Wheel If your stamina runs out while climbing, you will lose your grip and fall.
Scope Tip When you find an object or place of interest while looking through your scope, press A Button to place a pin on your map in that location so you won't forget about it.
Wolf Link If your Sheikah Sensor picks up a signal, Wolf Link will lead you to its source.
Stamina Wheel Swimming depletes your stamina. If this runs out while you're swimming, you will sink below the water and, unless you've run out of hearts, be returned to dry land.
Map Pins Not only can you drop pins while looking through the scope, but you can also add or delete pins from the map on your Sheikah Slate.
Wolf Link Wolf Link will remain still if you select Stay while locked on to him. Select Come while he's waiting to make him follow you again.
Ladders Climbing ladders will not deplete your stamina. However, using X Button to jump up a ladder will.
Map Stamps You can stamp the map on your Sheikah Slate with reminders of important discoveries, like the location of a cooking pot or something unusual you want to investigate later.
Wolf Link Whistle to call Wolf Link to your location. If you tap the amiibo a second time, you can recall him close to you.
Pushing Objects Barrels and boxes can be pushed around. Use this to your advantage!
Wolf Link Wolf Link is summoned from another plane of existence and can't be seen by other people in this world.
Bedtime Sleeping in a bed allows you to sleep until morning, noon, or night. It also replenishes your hearts.
Remote Bombs The spherical bombs will roll downhill, whereas the cube-shaped bombs will not. Make sure to use the right bomb for the landscape!
Wolf Link Wolf Link will eat whatever food is in front of him to regain his hearts. If you don't want him to eat rare ingredients, use the Stay command to have him stay in place while you collect them.
Archery Tip Draw your bowstring while jumping from a high place to briefly slow down time so that you can aim with greater accuracy.
Wolf Link As long as Wolf Link doesn't run out of hearts, you can summon him as many times as you want in a single day.
Treetops The things you can do atop small trees are limited, but they have their uses. Use them to scout an area with your scope. It's a handy way to decide your next destination!
Hyrule Compendium Images captured with your Camera are logged in your Hyrule Compendium. Things that can be logged include wildlife, monsters, ingredients, and weapons.
amiibo Rune Some amiibo may only be used once per day.
Registering Horses Once you've tamed a wild horse, you can register it by taking it to a stable. Do this, and you'll be able to call your beloved steed to your side whenever you please.
amiibo Rune Use an amiibo to summon forth an item that may be useful to you on your adventure!
Swimming Tip When in the water, you can swim faster using X Button. Be careful not to overuse this, lest your stamina run low and you drown.
Wild Horses If you see a wild horse you'd like to ride, crouch down so you can approach it quietly from behind. Take heed, though—if the horse notices you while you're directly behind it, it will kick you!
Travel Gates You can travel instantly to shrines and towers using the map on the Sheikah Slate (- Button). If there's somewhere you need to be, travel to a shrine or tower near your destination to get there faster.
Temperature Changes The temperature will change depending on your location and the time of day. It's a good idea to pay close attention to fluctuations in temperature when you're out roaming.
Rafts Rafts with sails can move when pushed by the wind. Or you can get them moving yourself if you have a Korok leaf.
Beat the Heat The strong rays of the sun during a desert day will inflict damage if you're unprepared. You'll need to spend time in the shade or water or equip special armor specially made for high temperatures.
Surviving the Cold Even in frigid climates, the heat of a campfire can keep you warm. Holding a lit torch is another good way to stave off the cold.
The Joys of Night Some animals and insects only come out when it's dark. Keep an eye out for them!
Nighttime Monsters When night falls, skeletal Stal monsters will emerge from the ground. Stay vigilant!
Finding Your Way If you get lost, try climbing to higher ground and looking around. Press BotW R Stick Icon to pull out your scope so you can see even farther.
Ancient Furnaces These energy furnaces glow with a blue flame. They are said to be creations of the ancient Sheikah race. It may be true, as they've been burning for 10,000 years.
Time Flies If you ever want to advance time, seek out a cozy campfire. There, you can pass the time until morning, noon, or night.
Setting Fires Wooden objects and dry grass catch fire easily. Be careful around such things while holding a lit torch.
Making a Campfire To start a campfire, simply set some wood ablaze. You can use a torch or some flint to do just that.
Lightning Strikes Lightning has a tendency to strike anything metallic. Whenever you hear thunder, it's a good idea to remove any metallic equipment before you get fried.
Burning Things Dry grass catches fire especially easily, and that fire spreads quickly.
Time Flies Monsters thrive at nighttime—as do other things that can make adventuring dangerous. If you're low on hearts at night, find a campfire and lay low until morning.
The Joys of Rain Some animals love playing in the rain, and there are certain plants that only bloom during rainstorms. Keep an eye out for them!
Updrafts When fire spreads, it creates an updraft. You can use the paraglider to catch that updraft and ride it high into the sky.
Cold Water Swimming in cold water will lower your body heat and cause you to take damage. Cooked food and special garb won't help you.
Granters of Boons At the far reaches of the continent, there is a being that trades in Heart Containers and Stamina Vessels.
Hot Springs These lush, thermal baths are found throughout the world. You can relax in them for a while to replenish your hearts.
Goddess Statues These ancient monuments depict the Goddess worshipped in Hyrule since time out of mind. You can trade four Spirit Orbs to one for a Stamina Vessel or a Heart Container.
Pools of Malice Poisonous bogs formed by water that was sullied during the Great Calamity. Coming into contact with one will hurt you.
Bottomless Bog A quagmire that will draw you in... Sink in too deeply, and you'll be unable to escape.

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Name Type Tip
Assist Trophy: Ghirahim Items Ghirahim moves gracefully through the battle, using swords and knives. He can't be defeated—he'll simply teleport back if you launch him.
Assist Trophy: Ghirahim Items Ghirahim will use a dash attack at foes straight ahead. He moves swiftly—making it hard to dodge—and strikes hard enough to launch you.
Assist Trophy: Midna Items Midna won't be abandoned in battle—she'll teleport to chase foes. She also uses her teleport to return if she gets launched.
Assist Trophy: Midna Items Watch out for Midna's hand-shaped hair. She'll reach out and grab nearby fighters no matter how badly you wish your shield could stop it.
Assist Trophy: Skull Kid Items Skull Kid calls on a variety of mystical powers when he appears in the battle. Unfortunately, these powers affect whoever summoned him too!
Assist Trophy: Skull Kid Items Skull Kid has three different moves: he can reverse the directional inputs, make everyone invisible, or flip the stage upside down.
Assist Trophy: Tingle Items Every so often, Tingle will send down a shower of Hammers. Even more rarely, he'll rain Golden Hammers on the battlefield!
Assist Trophy: Tingle Items If flowers bloom around Tingle, the screen will zoom in on the fighter that summoned him. Quick! Charge an attack while no one can see!
Assist Trophy: Tingle Items Sometimes Tingle will emerge from the Assist Trophy with a big balloon on his back. He'll rise into the sky, leaving the battle without helping.
Assist Trophy: Tingle Items Sometimes, Tingle will throw banana peels, making anyone on the ground nearby trip—even the player who summoned him! Tingle, Tingle! Kooloo-Limpah!
Assist Trophy: Tingle Items Tingle may sometimes be engulfed in flames! If this happens, everyone in the battle will suddenly act like they've consumed Superspicy Curry.
Assist Trophy: Tingle Items Tingle, a man with a stubby red nose who is wearing an entirely green suit, randomly selects one of five different effects when summoned.
Beetle Items If you attack an incoming Beetle, it'll do a U-turn. Beat foes who throw it at their own game!
Bombchu Items Once it's rolling, the Bombchu won't stop for anything and can't be picked up! It'll eventually explode and can even hurt the player who used it first!
Bridge of Eldin Stages After King Bulblin's explosive goes off, the bridge may look damaged beyond repair. Never fear! Soon enough, a portal will appear to fix it right up.
Bridge of Eldin Stages Sometimes a Bulblin will appear, following along after King Bulblin. It won't really do much, but you can attack it and defeat it. You meanie.
Bridge of Eldin Stages When King Bulblin is flinching after being attacked, fighters he rams into won't get hurt.
Bridge of Eldin Stages When the ground shakes, King Bulblin will come riding in from the left or right. The explosive he drops on the bridge is strong enough to blow it up.
Cucco Items Don't attack the poor Cucco! No really, don't do that, or it'll call its whole flock. If that happens, try to get other fighters mixed up in the mayhem.
Cucco Items If a Cucco is damaged by a stage hazard, it's not sure who to get angry with...so it calls the flock in EVERYONE. Not fair! Not fair!
Cucco Items If you hit another fighter with a Cucco, it'll get angry at them instead of you! The flock won't hurt you at all! Maybe being thrown doesn't ruffle the feathers?
Fairy Bottle Items This heals your damage by 100...unless you're below 100% at the time, in which case you can't use it.
Ganon, King of Darkness Original Games / Settings Ganon appears as the final boss in The Legend of Zelda. In that title, he looks more beast than human, making him a sharp contrast to Ganondorf.
Ganondorf: Flame Choke Fighters An enemy hit by this in the air will be slammed to the ground and can't recover quickly. It's also slightly more powerful than when used on the ground.
Ganondorf: Flame Choke Fighters Fighters grabbed in midair by this move won't be able to make a recovery before being slammed into the ground.
Ganondorf: Flame Choke Fighters You can use this to grab an enemy and drag them offstage with you. However, the point will go to the last person to strike that enemy before your grab.
Ganondorf: Strong Down Attack Fighters A crouching kick that sends opponents flying upward. It has a good reach and is one of Ganondorf's faster attacks.
Ganondorf: Strong Up Attack Fighters It's a slow attack, but it can do more damage than a smash attack. Even if defended against, the attack can break all but a perfect shield.
Ganondorf: Warlock Punch FightersF After pressing the attack button, quickly turn around to make Ganondorf unleash an even more powerful attack as he turns.
Ganondorf: Warlock Punch Fighters This attack is much more powerful when used in the air. However, you'll have to use a Bunny Hood or high platforms to find enough time to pull it off.
Ganondorf: Wizard's Foot Fighters Used on the ground, this move is a horizontal flying kick. In the air, it goes downward instead and has a meteor effect at the very start.
Gust Bellows Items This item blows a powerful gust of wind. It aims straight out in front of you if you're holding on to it, but when thrown, it blows wildly in all directions!
Link: Bomb Fighters While holding a bomb, press the grab button just before landing to drop it at your feet without it going off. Leave this present for your foes!
Link: Bomb Fighters Your bombs are special ones—the explosion from hitting an enemy won't hurt you.
Link: Dash Attack Fighters Link's dash attack strikes with almost as much force as a smash attack. The point of his sword is especially painful.
Link: Hero's Bow Fighters The longer Link charges his bow, the farther the arrows will fly and the more powerful they'll be. At maximum charge, they'll fly perfectly straight.
Link: Hylian Shield Fighters Link's Hylian Shield blocks all projectiles, no matter how powerful. Link won't take any damage at all.
Link: Hylian Shield Fighters Link's Hylian shield can block projectiles, but it won't block anything while you're attacking.
Link: Midair Clawshot Fighters When you fire the Clawshot by using a grab in midair, it extends a long way, making it useful against tall foes or those approaching from below.
Link: Side Smash Attack Fighters Press the button again to attack a second time. The second attack has more launching power.
Link: Standard Attack Fighters Opponents struck by the full three-hit combo will get launched, or you can combine the first two hits with up or down smash attacks to keep things fresh.
Link: Triforce Slash Fighters If a foe has gotten in close to try and avoid your Final Smash, double-tap them with your standard attack to push them back to the ideal range.
Link's Air Attacks Original Games / Settings Link's down and up air attacks, Downward Thrust and Jump Thrust, are from Zelda II - The Adventure of Link. In that game, they're learned from town swordsmen.
Link's Items Original Games / Settings Link first appeared in The Legend of Zelda on the NES. Even back then, he had a wide inventory of items, including the Bow, Boomerang, and Bombs.
Sheik: Bouncing fish Fighters Hold left or right to greatly affect the range of the attack. In this way, you can use the attack as a feint or really surprise an opponent!
Sheik: Bouncing Fish Fighters Press the button again to make Sheik use the axe kick faster. Use it again right after the first kick hits, and you won't freeze up when you land.
Sheik: Burst Grenade Fighters Hold the special-move button to throw the grenade farther. It doesn't move much once it lands, but it can travel three times as far in the air.
Sheik: Light Arrow Fighters The arrow will penetrate enemies and platforms, but it gets weaker with every person it hits. The farther away the foe, the less damage done.
Sheik: Needle Storm Fighters You can start charging this attack in the air. The more charged it is, the more needles are fired, but they lose power the farther they get from Sheik.
Sheik: Strong Side Attack Fighters This attack is fast and can lift the enemy up a short distance, making it easier to strike the enemy multiple times in a combo.
Sheik: Up Smash Attack Fighters On an enemy with low damage, this attack can hit multiple times. On an enemy with high damage, the first hit can launch the enemy pretty far.
Sheik's Origins Original Games / Settings Sheik first appeared in the 1998 N64 title The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Her true identity is Ze— I won't spoil it for you.
Skyloft Stages On the small island with a waterfall, you'll want to be careful of falling. That swift current can easily prevent you from recovering.
Temple Stages When your damage is high, try to fight in the cave around the middle of the stage. It's easy to break your fall against the walls and stay in the game.
The Three Slowest Walkers Other #1 is Robin, #2 is Jigglypuff, and #3 is Ganondorf. Don't worry—Robin makes up for that low speed with powerful ranged magic.
Toon Link: Boomerang Fighters The boomerang is able to go through enemies as it returns. It flies to wherever you are, so move up or down after you throw it to hit more opponents!
Toon Link: Down Air Attack Fighters Unlike Link's down air attack, Toon Link's doesn't bounce up when it hits a foe. If you try to dunk someone with it, you're gonna have a bad time.
Toon Link: Hero's Bow Fighters If you don't charge the attack, the arrow won't fly very far and will drop toward the ground. Do this close to an edge to attack enemies below!
Toon Link: Hero's Shield Fighters Toon Link's shield blocks lower down than Link's and can better cover his smaller body. However, he can't guard while moving faster than a walk.
Toon Link: Midair Hookshot Fighters Land with the Hookshot out, and you'll put it away quickly. It's handy as a feint—use it just before landing, and then surprise 'em with a different attack.
Toon Link: Standard Air Attack Fighters Swings his sword in front and behind. The attack doesn't have much power, but it's quick enough to use repeatedly in a short time frame.
Toon Link's Origins Original Games / Settings Toon Link debuted in the 2003 GameCube title The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. The cel-shaded art style cast Link in a whole new light.
Tour Item: Majora's Mask Smash Tour This Tour Item draws on dark magic to double all your stats. In return, you'll have to start the next battle with 50% damage.
Tour Item: Tetra Smash Tour This Tour Item can steal your rivals' fighters for you. It'll activate when a foe passes the space you placed it on.
Tour Item: Tingle Smash Tour This Tour Item shuffles everyone's fighters around. Someone else just collected your most favoritest fighter? Time to shuffle the deck!
Who Is the Hero? Original Games / Settings Despite being the hero, Link's name only appears in the title of five games. Can you name them? One might be trickier to remember than the others!
Zelda: Din's Fire Fighters This explodes when you release the button. Hold it longer to get more range and a stronger explosion.
Zelda: Din's Fire Fighters You can adjust the flame's path while the button is pressed. The flame will explode if it hits the stage, too much time passes, or you let go of the button.
Zelda: Farore's Wind Fighters Hold a direction before disappearing to warp that way. Zelda will follow the direction of any platforms she encounters during the warp, as well.
Zelda: Farore's Wind Fighters If you direct the move downward while standing on the ground, you'll reappear in the same place. It can really throw you opponent for a loop!
Zelda: Farore's Wind Fighters Zelda will deal damage to those nearby when she disappears and reappears. Hold a direction to control where she teleports to.
Zelda: Nayru's Love Fighters This move summons a magical barrier that reflects enemy projectiles. It's not just for defense, either—it also deals direct damage!
Zelda: Phantom Slash Fighters Charge this attack to make the Phantom travel farther. It'll attack differently based on the distance traveled.
Zelda: Phantom Slash Fighters If the Phantom takes 13% damage or more, he'll be destroyed. After that you'll have to wait ten seconds before summoning him again.
Zelda's Origins Original Games / Settings Zelda first appeared in the 1987 NES title The Legend of Zelda. In that title, the evil Ganon kidnaps her and steals the Triforce of Power.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Name Subject Tip
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Link's Origins
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Link
Link first appeared in The Legend of Zelda on the NES. Even back then, he had a wide inventory of items, including the Bow, Boomerang, and Bombs.
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In His Series
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Link is the main protagonist of the series The Legend of Zelda. He has pointy ears and wields a sword and shield. In the Zelda games, Link uses items like bombs and arrows to defeat enemies and solve puzzles.
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Who Is the Hero?
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Despite being the hero, Link's name only appears in the title of five games. Can you name them? One might be trickier to remember than the others!
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Clothing "of the Wild"
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Link's second color variation is his Hero of the Wild armor, which dresses him in his traditional green garb. You can obtain this armor in Breath of the Wild by completing all of the shrines.
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Bows and Arrows (Neutral Special)
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The power and distance of the arrow increases as it's charged. Arrows can stick in the ground or walls, and if you pick one up and use this move again, you can fire off two arrows at once.
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Boomerang (Side Special)
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The Boomerang is the strongest the moment it's thrown. Flick the control stick quickly when you press the button to increase distance and power. If you don't catch the returning Boomerang, it will fly off.
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Remote Bomb Recovery (Down Special)
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If you are launched off the stage, you can use the Remote Bomb to blast yourself back toward the stage. It's very hard to pull off, but it might work as a last resort!
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Remote Bomb's Traits (Down Special)
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You can detonate whenever you want, but keep in mind that Link will be damaged by the explosion too. The bomb will explode after a certain period or when hit with a fire attack.
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Ancient Bow and Arrow (Final Smash)
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Link shoots a powerful, blue glowing arrow that explodes on contact and launches opponents. The arrow will still explode if it hits a wall or the ground, and it can hit multiple opponents.
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Sword Slice (Side Smash Attack)
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If Link's damage is at 0% or he has full stamina in a Stamina battle, he can shoot a sword beam by using his side smash attack.
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Double Sword Slice (Side Smash Attack)
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Press the button again to attack a second time. The second attack has more launching power.
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Link's Air Attacks
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Link's down and up air attacks, Downward Thrust and Jump Thrust, are from Zelda II - The Adventure of Link. In that game, they're learned from town swordsmen.
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Jump Slash (Dash Attack)
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Link's dash attack strikes with almost as much force as a smash attack. The point of his sword is especially painful.
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Hylian Shield's Strength
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Link's Hylian Shield is capable of stopping even the most powerful of projectiles. This means you won't take any damage at all.
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Hylian Shield's Limits
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Link's Hylian Shield can block projectiles, but it won't block anything while you're in the middle of attacking.
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Sheik's Origins
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Sheik
Sheik first appeared in the 1998 N64 title The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Her true identity is Ze— I won't spoil it for you.
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In Her Series
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Sheik
After Link pulls the Master Sword and ages over time, this mysterious youth appears before him. Sheik appears before Link a number of times after that, teaching him various songs using a harp.
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Breath of the Wild
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Sheik
If you use the Sheik amiibo in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you can sometimes obtain Sheik's Mask. You can re-create Sheik's look by wearing that with pieces from the Stealth series.
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Needle Storm (Neutral Special)
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You can start charging this attack in the air. The more charged it is, the more needles are fired, but they lose power the farther they get from Sheik.
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Burst Grenade (Side Special)
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Hold the special-move button to throw the grenade farther. It doesn't move much when it lands, but it can travel three times as far in the air.
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Burst Grenade as an Item (Side Special)
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If Burst Grenade is hit before the pin is removed, it'll fly off and explode. If Sheik is hit before the pin is removed, Burst Grenade will become an item and fall to the ground.
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Bouncing Fish's Potential (Down Special)
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Press the button again to make Sheik use the axe kick faster. Use it again right after the first kick hits, and you won't freeze up when you land.
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Bouncing Fish's Reach (Down Special)
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Hold left or right to greatly affect the range of the attack. In this way, you can use the attack as a feint or really surprise an opponent!
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Sheikah Dance (Final Smash)
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Sheik advances forth and slices through the opponents she hits. She can catch only one opponent with this move, but catching an opponent is pretty easy and the move is very powerful.
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Cycle Kick (Side Tilt Attack)
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This attack is fast and can lift the enemy up a short distance, making it easier to strike the enemy multiple times in a combo.
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Razor Wing (Up Smash Attack)
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Landing this attack while Sheik's hand is coming up will launch opponents upward. Landing it when her hand comes down will launch them sideways.
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Hatchet (Forward Air)
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This move doesn't have much attack power, but you can trigger it quickly and it doesn't leave Sheik vulnerable for long. It's also great for combos on opponents that haven't taken much damage yet.
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Zelda's Origins
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Zelda
Zelda first appeared in the NES title The Legend of Zelda, released in North America in 1987. In that title, the evil Ganon kidnaps Zelda and steals the Triforce of Power.
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In Her Series
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Zelda
Zelda is the princess from the game series The Legend of Zelda. With a few exceptions, the Zelda in each game is a unique individual who shares the name Zelda, and the setting is different in each title.
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Special-Move Names
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The names of Zelda's special moves comes from the goddesses who created Hyrule. They are Din, the Goddess of Power; Nayru, the Goddess of Wisdom; and Farore, the Goddess of Courage.
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Nayru's Love (Neutral Special)
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This move summons a magical barrier that reflects enemy projectiles. It's not just for defense, either—it also deals direct damage!
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Nayru's Love's Traits
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Zelda is invincible at the start of this move, and the move can also reflect projectiles. It comes out very quickly, making it useful in a wide variety of situations.
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Din's Fire (Side Special)
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This explodes when you release the button. Hold it longer to get more range and a stronger explosion.
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Din's Fire's Traits (Side Special)
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You can adjust the flame's path while the button is pressed. The flame will explode if it hits the stage, too much time passes, or you let go of the button.
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Farore's Wind (Up Special)
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Zelda will deal damage to those nearby when she disappears and reappears. Hold a direction to control where she teleports to.
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Aiming Farore's Wind (Up Special)
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Hold a direction before disappearing to warp that way. Zelda will follow the direction of any platforms she encounters during the warp, as well.
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Feint with Farore's Wind (Up Special)
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If you direct the move downward while standing on the ground, you'll reappear in the same place. It can really throw your opponent for a loop!
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Charged Phantom Slash (Down Special)
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Zelda
Charge this attack to make the Phantom travel farther. It'll attack differently based on how long the attack is charged.
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Phantom Slash's Traits (Down Special)
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It's possible to attack by pressing the special-move button even before the Phantom is complete. The attack power and range increase depending on how complete the Phantom is.
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Destroying the Phantom (Down Special)
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If Zelda takes damage or the Phantom takes serious damage before it is complete, it will collapse before your eyes.
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Triforce of Wisdom (Final Smash)
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A gigantic triangle swallows up one opponent and seals them away. The suction becomes progressively stronger. If an opponent has over 100% damage, it's an immediate KO.
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Lightning Kick (Forward Air / Back Air)
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The tip of Zelda's foot is packed with launch power at the beginning of the move. It has good KO potential but leaves you vulnerable, and only the tip has good launch power.
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Meteor Heel (Down Air Attack)
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A move with a meteor effect. The beginning of the move has the most power, but you can use it to disrupt somebody from recovering even if you don't get a clean hit.
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Young Link's Origins
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Young Link
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In His Series
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Young Link
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Fire Arrow (Neutral Special)
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Young Link
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Boomerang (Side Special)
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Young Link
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Boomerang's Flight Distance (Side Special)
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Spin Attack (Up Special)
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Young Link
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Bomb (Down Special)
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Young Link
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Bomb Blast (Down Special)
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Young Link
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Triforce Slash (Final Smash)
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Down Taunt
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Young Link
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Differences from Other Links
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Young Link
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In His Series
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Ganondorf
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Ganon, The Demon King
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Ganondorf
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Warlock Punch (Neutral Special)
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Ganondorf
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Midair Warlock Punch (Neutral Special)
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Ganondorf
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Midair Flame Choke (Side Special)
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Ganondorf
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Flame Choke Travels (Side Special)
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Ganondorf
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Escaping from Flame Choke (Side Special)
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Ganondorf
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Wizard's Foot (Down Special)
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Ganondorf
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Aerial Wizard's Foot (Down Special)
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Ganondorf
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Ganon, The Demon King (Final Smash)
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Ganondorf
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Smash Attacks
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Ganondorf
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Volcano Kick (Up Tilt Attack)
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Ganondorf
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Leg Sweep (Down Tilt Attack)
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Ganondorf
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Toon Link's Origins
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Toon Link
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In His Series
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Toon Link
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Hero's Bow (Neutral Special)
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Toon Link
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Hero's Bow Techniques (Neutral Special)
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Toon Link
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Boomerang (Side Special)
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Toon Link
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Bomb (Down Special)
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Toon Link
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Triforce Slash (Final Smash)
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Half-Moon Slash (Up Tilt Attack)
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Two Part Slash (Neutral Air Attack)
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Toon Link
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Sword Plant (Down Air Attack)
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Midair Hookshot (Grab Attack)
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Toon Link
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Midair Hookshot Techniques (Grab Attack)
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Toon Link
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Hero's Shield
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Toon Link

See Also

References

  1. "Tips and Tricks
    Check this screen for hints that will surely aid you on your journey. The adventurous heart must never stop seeking knowledge!
    " — Tips and Tricks (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Tips" — N/A (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)