Hero of Winds
Toon Link is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series, appearing in conjunction with a primary Link. His design is based on Link's more recent appearance starting with Four Swords and The Wind Waker with an added airbrush shading as opposed to his normal cel-shading.
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, clearing the Subspace Emissary and going through the hidden door in The Forest stage, 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 too. Toon Link also appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.
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.
Unlike Young Link in Super Smash Bros. Melee, 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. Much like regular Link, his last costume is a dark version of Toon Link, which looks like Dark Link.
|#||Trophy||Significant Games||Description||How to unlock|
|The Wind Waker
|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|
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|
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. 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. Despite being featured as one of the additional Warriors alongside the other The Wind Waker characters, Toon Link never appears in Legend Mode.
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.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Toon Link reappears as a Fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.
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|The Wind Waker
|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|
|The Wind Waker
|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|
|Toon Link (Alt.)|
|193||N/A||-||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. 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.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||トゥーンリンク (Tūn Rinku)||Toon Link|
|Dutch||Toon Link||Same as English.|
|Italian||Link Cartone||Toon Link|
|Korean||툰 링크 (Tun Lingkeu)||Toon Link|
|PortugueseEU||Link Cartoon||Cartoon Link|
Toon Link and Aryll portrait from Hyrule Warriors
Artwork of Toon Link with the rest of The Wind Waker cast from Hyrule Warriors Legends
Render of Toon Link's Standard Outfit (Wind Waker) from Hyrule Warriors Legends, based on Niko from The Wind Waker
Render of Toon Link's Standard Outfit (Grand Travels) from Hyrule Warriors Legends, based on the Engineer's Clothes from Spirit Tracks
Toon Link fleeing from a Cucco from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Toon Link using the Wind Waker from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Several Toon Links in alternate costumes fighting over a Heart Container from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
|Short Sword gameplay from Hyrule Warriors Legends|
|Toon Link gameplay trailer from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate|
- Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 410
- "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.
- 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.